Author: Bob Hand
On April 26, when FCC Chairman Ajit Pai revealed that he intended to roll back net neutrality rules put into place by the Obama administration in 2015, analysts and pundits around the nation began either defending or deriding the very notion of “net neutrality.” Watchdog organizations have even filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to examine the discussions behind the rulemaking process, to determine if the regulations were shaped by unknown influences.
ClassroomQ's mission is to create a classroom in which students can easily ask for help without stifling the flow of a lesson. They've created a sort of digital hand raising tool to be used by students and teachers. Using the website, teachers can efficiently organize student questions. This system allows teachers to tend to each individual student need without interrupting learning. A site made for teachers by teachers. Find out more.
May 4, 2017 Washington, D.C. - Edtech nonprofit CommonLit announced today the launch of a new free feature which allows teachers to browse its entire digital library by 50 commonly-taught book titles. The new “Browse by Book” tool helps teachers find reading passages to supplement book units. Today, over 22,000 schools rely on CommonLit’s free online reading program.
The website has gained viral traction in the edtech market over the past year, its user base increasing 85 times. In October 2016, CommonLit was featured in TechCrunch for winning a $3.9 million grant for Innovative Approaches to Literacy.
Enrollment and school choice management system for PreK-12 school systems recognized for second consecutive year by premier business awards program
SAN FRANCISCO, May 4, 2017 – SchoolMint, the leading provider of cloud-based student enrollment and school choice software for PreK-12 school systems worldwide, was named a Bronze Stevie® Awards winner in the 2017 American Business AwardsSM. SchoolMint was recognized in the Apps and Mobile Websites – School/University category. Last year, SchoolMint also won a Silver Stevie Award in the New Product or Service of the Year – Education – K-12 Enterprise Solution category.
Acquisition adds best-in-class competency-based platform to Epiphany Learning brand portfolio
MILWAUKEE (PRWEB) MAY 04, 2017 - Leading edtech company Epiphany Learning™ today announced the acquisition of groundbreaking K-12 competency-based education platform My Learning Collaborative Solution (myLC). The acquisition is a major milestone for Epiphany Learning as it continues its mission to make personalized learning a reality in classrooms throughout the world.
This year’s summit will spotlight the community-wide ‘Read on myON’ program, which provides free digital books to more than 245,000 users
(Hillsborough, FL) May 4, 2017 -- Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS), along with nine community partners, today announces the 6th annual summer reading initiative with myON, the leading provider of personalized literacy solutions in the K-12 marketplace. The community-wide program, “Read on myON” launched in February 2012 to prevent summer slide, increase literacy rates through awareness, and provide every child from birth through eighth grade with equitable access to a large collection of enhanced digital books.
A Sample Math Activity from the Folks at Education.com
Looking for ways to make math more than just a bore? Make math fun and exciting for your child by turning it into a game—a math race!. The basic math skills we learn as children are the building blocks of all mathematical thinking in the years following. That’s why fundamental skills like addition are so important. By turning basic math problems into a game that is fun and challenging, your child will not only learn to enjoy math, but he’ll also begin to solidify a foundation of key skills to use in years to come. And who knows – if you play along with him, you might even be able to brush up on those basics that may make the next time you balance your checkbook a little bit easier!
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creative storytelling and data-driven marketing
(Minneapolis, MN) May 2, 2017 — PR with Panache! (PRP), the award-winning public relations, storytelling, and strategic marketing firm, is thrilled to announce that it has become the first full-service PR and inbound marketing firm specifically focused on serving the education and ed tech industries. This shift was driven by PRP’s passion for improving teaching and learning by supporting companies in their mission to best serve ed tech decision-makers.
Science teachers win $5,500 in prizes for creatively using Vernier sensors
to introduce engineering concepts
BEAVERTON, Oregon, May 2, 2017 — Vernier Software & Technology has announced the winners—one high school teacher and one middle school teacher—of its 2017 Engineering Contest. Carl Stoltz of Hononegah High School in Rockton, Illinois and Tate Rector of Beebe Junior High School in Beebe, Arkansas were recognized for their creative use of Vernier sensors to introduce engineering concepts or practices to their STEM students.
National Youth Development Nonprofit Mouse Celebrates 20 Years of Empowering Youth to Create Technology with Purpose
Mouse will Honor Best Buy, CBS EcoMedia, Gale A. Brewer and Marc Lesser
Mouse is celebrating 20 years of empowering youth to use technology as a force for good. Founded at the boom of Silicon Alley in the late 90’s, Mouse has grown to a national nonprofit impacting nearly 40,000 youth. Celebrate this milestone at the Mouse: Powering Change benefit as Mouse spotlights personal stories of youth and alumni in their “20 Makers of Change,” and honors individuals and partners who have been integral to the impact and growth of Mouse. The benefit will be an interactive celebration with youth presenting projects using the latest technologies, including circuitry, 3D design, virtual reality, and more.
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