Classrooms Win First-Ever Powered Paper Airplane Challenge

Students used their creativity, problem-solving skills, and knowledge of aeronautics to create powered paper airplanes 

(TEL AVIV, Israel) December 12, 2018 – To take traditional paper airplane lessons to new heights, students across the country participated in the first-ever POWERUP Toys Powered Paper Airplane Challenge. The Challenge required students to fold and test powered paper airplanes built from a simple sheet of paper and powered by a POWERUP 2.0 Free Flight motor, which helped them learn about aeronautics, engineering, physics, and design. 

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National School Climate Center Releases Two New Reports to Support School Climate Improvement

Reports showcase best practices from school districts and insight from thought leaders

 New York (Dec. 12, 2018) — The National School Climate Center (NSCC) today released two powerful reports that provide real-world examples from schools and insight from thought leaders to support and drive school climate improvements.

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Epson Named a Finalist in the 2018 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence

Epson BrightLink Ultra Short-Throw Interactive Displays Transform Virtually Any Flat Surface in the Classroom into a Bright 100-Inch Interactive Learning Space

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Dec. 11, 2018 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, has been selected as a finalist in the 2018 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence. The BrightLink® ultra short-throw interactive display was one of 10 education technology products recognized specifically for their unique use in schools. An additional 20 products were finalists for their use in classrooms and districts. The winners will be announced at a special reception at TCEA 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. To view the entire list of this year’s finalists, visit Techlearning.com.

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Impero Software Launches New Tool to Protect School Networks from Internal Threats

With new Hacking and Cybercrime Keyword Library schools receive alerts if students type words that could indicate hacking attempts

Austin, TX, Dec. 3, 2018 – Cybersecurity is a growing area of interest for school districts as they try to keep student information safe and protect their networks. To help districts detect threats from within, Impero Software, providers of remote monitoring and management software for education, has created a new keyword library specific to hacking and cybercrime.

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Impero Education Pro is named a Finalist in the Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence

Awards program recognizes EdTech products that improve teaching and learning

Austin, TX, Nov. 28, 2018 – Impero Software, providers of remote monitoring and management software for education, has been named a finalist in the Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence program for its flagship product, Impero Education Pro. Impero Education Pro is among 10 finalists in the award program’s “district” category. 

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Understanding Quality SEL Assessments – A Discussion with Expert Paul LeBuffe

Nov. 29th Webinar by Aperture Education explores best practices for measuring social-emotional learning programs to make sure students get the SEL support they need

 Charlotte N.C. (Nov. 26, 2018) — A growing number of school districts are adopting social-emotional learning programs because of the positive impact they can have on students’ academics and lifelong success. But these same districts sometimes struggle with understanding where students are social/emotionally and how to bolster and support the development of these skills.

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OneSeventeen Media Partners with Sunburst Digital to Bring its School Safety Platform to U.S. Classrooms

Rosemont, IL – Nov. 13, 2018 – School safety platform reThinkIt! is launching nationwide through its partnership with Sunburst Digital. OneSeventeen Media’s reThinkIt! solution leverages machine learning and trauma-informed, restorative, and social emotional principles to revolutionize classroom behavior management. 

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Annual PBL World Conference Offers Educators Transformative Project Based Learning Experience

The Buck Institute for Education’s 8th annual conference provides three days of engaging and immersive professional development 

Novato, California (Nov. 8, 2018) – Registration is now open for PBL World 2019, the Buck Institute for Education’s premier conference for Project Based Learning (PBL). The conference will take place June 18-20, 2019 (pre-conference session June 17), at American Canyon High School in Napa Valley.

 For more information and to register, visit https://goo.gl/WAaoz5. The first 300 registrants will receive $250 off of the registration fee.

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CDI Partners with Parlay to Promote Meaningful and Measurable Student Discussions

CDI becomes exclusive provider of Parlay software for K-12 schools in the U.S. and Canada

 Chicago IL – Nov. 7, 2018 – CDI Computer Dealers, a leading provider of classroom-ready technology to schools, has partnered with Toronto-based Parlay to bring its new online classroom discussion tool to schools throughout North America. 

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Boston Timmy Awards Names Curriculum Associates Best Tech Work Culture

The Best in Tech Recognized and Awarded During an Evening of Celebration

Boston (November 5, 2018) – At the Fourth Annual Timmy Awards, Tech in Motion officially announced Curriculum Associates as 2018's Best Tech Work Culture winner at a live ceremony. The Timmys recognize the top places for tech professionals to work, and after deliberation by a panel of expert judges and community voting, Curriculum Associates joined a list of esteemed Boston winners for 2018, including runners-up Cimpress and Quick Base. Curriculum Associates was recognized during Tech in Motion Boston’s Timmy Awards in front of a crowd of 200 tech enthusiasts, executives, and entrepreneurs. 

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