LONG BEACH, Calif. – Dec. 19, 2017 – Epson®, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, and its BrightLink® 697Ui and PowerLite® 685W displays were recently named winners of the 2017 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence in the New Products category. Now in its 35th year, the Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence honors innovative applications that break new ground, as well as those that have added significant enhancements to proven education tools. Winners, including Epson, were chosen by a panel of Tech & Learning advisors who tested hundreds of entries.
In the age of technology, we have more information at our finger tips than ever before. SoulPancake partnered with Sprint to explore what advantages (and disadvantages) students have thanks to the internet. 70% of teachers assign homework that requires access to the internet. Yet, 5 million families with school aged children do not have access to high speed internet at home.
So, what happens to the kids whose life circumstances don’t allow them easy access to all the internet has to offer? That’s why Sprint has committed to help close the Homework Gap by providing 1 million free devices and wireless service to low income high school students who do not have internet access at home. Potential is everywhere. Visit a Sprint Store or http://www.1millionproject.org to see how you can help, too.
Vernier recognized for its free, hands-on workshops that help science
educators integrate data-collection technology into their curricula
BEAVERTON, Oregon, December 14, 2017 — Vernier Software & Technology recently won two 2017 Tech & Learning Stellar Service Awards, which honor great achievements in customer care and satisfaction in the edtech industry. Vernier was recognized for its free, hands-on workshops in the “Best Excuse To Leave The Classroom (Best In-Person Training Program)” and “Frequent Buyer Smiles (Best Perks & Extras)” categories.
Author: Bob Hand
As a K-12 teacher, you must always be willing to try new things — and virtual reality (VR) is an extremely promising avenue. However, given the alarming rate at which edtech startups fail, you may be understandably reluctant to jump on any particular bandwagon. Nevertheless we continue to explore new strategies and products. Ambitious instructors must keep a pulse on trends in technology in order to determine when a new innovation might have potential for use in the classroom.
Partnership Announced Today at Chicago’s Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Paideia Academy
Encouraging the Connection Between Computer Science and the Arts.
Google and Chance the Rapper’s non-profit organization SocialWorks have joined forces to bring computer science education to Chicago Public Schools (CPS). SocialWorks is the non-profit started last year by Chance the Rapper, Justin Cunningham, and Essence Smith--native Chicagoans and CPS alumni--to benefit the Chicago Public Schools arts programs that encouraged and supported them.
Celebrating the power of creativity and code, Google.org announced a $1 million grant to SocialWorks during a student event at Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Paideia Academy today. $500,000 was also granted directly to Chicago Public Schools--the first school district in the country to mandate Computer Science education for every student--through CPS’ CS4All initiative.
Student-designed education technology projects—comprising apps, platforms, Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality— will be pitched to a prestigious panel of judges at Teachers College’s inaugural EdTech Innovation Award Competition, an interactive showcase and pitch event to be held on Wednesday, December 13 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the College’s new Camilla & George Smith Learning Theater, a state-of-the-art, multimedia facility in the Gottesman Libraries, 525 West 120th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan.
Leading K-12 strategic enrollment management platform provider recognized
for its comprehensive online help center in Best Help Site Portal category
SAN FRANCISCO, December 7, 2017 – SchoolMint, the leading provider of cloud-based strategic enrollment management software for PreK-12 school systems worldwide, was named a winner of the 2017 Tech & Learning Stellar Service Awards, which honors great achievements in customer care and satisfaction in the edtech industry. As part of its overall tech support offerings, SchoolMint’s online help center was recognized in The Help Site You Want To Keep Going Back To (Best Help Site Portal) category.
CDI will grant three technology wishes for schools/districts in the U.S. and Canada
Chicago IL – Dec. 5, 2017 – As part of its ongoing effort to support technology initiatives in schools, CDI Computer Dealers is launching a “Holiday Wishes” contest starting Dec. 5, 2017 and running through Dec. 24, 2017. Schools can share their technology wishes with CDI by filling out an online form at https://goo.gl/18GaXg. The contest is open to schools in the United States and Canada.
CDI will select three schools in Canada and three schools in the U.S. to grant their technology wishes. Awarded prizes will be valued at up to $1,000 each. The deadline to enter is Dec. 24, 2017. Winners will be notified by December 30, 2017.
Author: Alexis Anderson
Students diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) face unique challenges in the classroom. As the name implies, symptoms cover a range of behaviors related to a child’s inability to engage effectively. This can result in academic and social difficulties for the child, create disruption in the classroom and become a source of frustration for educators trying to meet the needs of all students in the class.
The good news is that various types of technology are proving effective as educational tools to meet the unique needs of students with ADHD. Here, we’ll examine the advantages of doing so.
Fourth annual Elite 100 honors top teachers from around the
world who demonstrated highest commitment to using IXL
SAN MATEO, Calif. — December 4, 2017 -- Today, IXL Learning announced its fourth annual list of Elite 100 teachers. The Elite 100 recognizes the top teachers from around the world who have demonstrated the highest commitment to using IXL during the 2016–2017 academic year. This year, nearly one third of the Elite 100 list are repeat winners. To view the full list of new Elite 100 winners, please visit www.ixl.com/inspiration/elite-100.
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