Vernier Software & Technology Releases Renewable Energy Lab Books for Middle School Science

Collection of hands-on investigations using Vernier data-collection technology helps students understand renewable energy and practice engineering concepts

BEAVERTON, Oregon, May 14, 2019 — Vernier Software & Technology has released two new digital lab books for middle school science. Wind Energy Explorations and Solar Energy Explorations both utilize a variety of Vernier data-collection technology and software to engage students in hands-on scientific discovery.

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Ohio Department of Education Approves Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Diagnostic for the 2019–2020 School Year

Educators across the state can utilize the adaptive program for five separate assessment uses

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., May 14, 2019—The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) recently approved Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Diagnostic for five separate assessment uses for the 2019–2020 school year. i-Ready Diagnostic is part of the award-winning i-Ready online diagnostic and instructional program, which has more than 6.7 million users nationwide.

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Vernier Software & Technology Provides Science Educators with Summer Hands-On STEM PD Opportunities

Full-day professional development workshops to help teachers learn how to integrate data-collection technology into their STEM curricula   

BEAVERTON, Oregon, May 13, 2019 —Starting in June, Vernier Software & Technology will host multiple full-day, hands-on STEM professional development workshops around the country to help science educators learn how to integrate data-collection technology into their curricula. Attendees will work alongside an experienced science educator as they explore classroom-ready experiments and activities using Vernier data-collection technology, including the award-winning family of Go Direct® sensors.

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Ulysses Unified School District 214 in Kansas Partners with Impero Software to Support its 1:1 Initiative

School district implements Impero Education Pro and Impero EdLink to manage devices both at school and at home

Austin, TX, May 8, 2019 – The Ulysses Unified School District 214 in Kansas has partnered with Impero Software, a specialist provider of remote monitoring and management software for education, to support its 1:1 program for Chromebooks and iPads.

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Swing Education Announces the Inductees into Its Substitute Teacher Hall of Fame

Three exceptional educators recognized during National Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week for their impact in the classroom

SAN MATEO, Calif., May 8, 2019—As part of its celebration of National Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week, Swing Education has announced the inductees into its Substitute Teacher Hall of Fame. The three educators—Valerie Aduba, Michael Packard, and Ralph Starace—were selected for their outstanding contributions to the students, teachers, and schools they serve. In its inaugural year, the Substitute Teacher Hall of Fame drew nominations from 20 states and Washington, D.C.

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POWERUP Toys Enlists The Douglas Stewart Company to Bring Aeronautics and STEAM Lessons to More Students

The Douglas Stewart Company is now distributing POWERUP Toys’ flagship paper airplane motors as part of its new STEAM collection 

Tel Aviv, Israel (May 8, 2019) – The traditional paper airplane lesson has remained a staple in classrooms for years as it teaches students the principles of aeronautics and physics, and gives them a chance to flex their creativity and problem-solving skills. To bring an edtech-focused iteration of the lesson to more classrooms, POWERUP Toys, the creator of the first smartphone-controlled paper airplane motor kit, has forged a new partnership with The Douglas Stewart Company, the largest education-focused distributor in North America. 

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Vernier Integrates Its Go Direct® Force and Acceleration Sensor with Scratch to Engage Students in Hands-On Coding

Use of data-collection technology with popular coding software teaches students basic programming skills and computational thinking 

BEAVERTON, Oregon, April 18, 2019 — The Vernier Go Direct Force and Acceleration Sensor now integrates with the popular Scratch coding platform. By bringing together these technologies from Vernier and Scratch, students are able to engage with scientific and computational concepts through hands-on project-based learning.

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Immersion Active Defines Solo Agers’ Future Housing and Community Preferences in New White Paper

Resource helps community builders and developers incorporate the living preferences of this growing group into future projects 

(Frederick, Md.) April 16, 2019 – Currently, 22 percent of Americans over the age of 65 are considered “solo agers,” which are older adults aging without the support of nearby family. Since they cannot rely on outside help for daily tasks, their preferences for future housing options may be less traditional than their coupled peers. To help community developers and builders understand and incorporate these preferences into future projects, Immersion Active, a leading marketing solutions agency specializing in connecting consumers with brands that bring value to their lives, has released a white paper titled “Predicting Housing Trends: How Solo Agers Will Impact Community Development.” The free white paper provides critical information about who solo agers are, what they want from their homes and communities, and how much they are willing to pay to satisfy their housing needs. 

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ProjectorReviews.com Recognizes Five Epson Display Solutions in Annual Classroom Projector Report

Epson PowerLite, PowerLite L, Pro L and LightScene Models Awarded For Exceptional Value and Performance for Classrooms

LONG BEACH, Calif. – April 16, 2019 – Epson, the number one projector manufacturer in the world1, today announced it received five awards in the 2019-2020 Classroom Projector Report: The Best Education Projectors from ProjectorReviews.com, a leading projector review site. This annual report highlights a wide-range of projectors launched in the past year, from inexpensive, value-oriented projectors to high-powered projectors with advanced networking for large university classrooms and auditoriums. A brand-new category was included in this year’s report – High End and Specialty Education Projectors – which features extremely powerful projectors suited for digital signage at universities and colleges.

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New Education Elements Toolkit Helps School Leaders Take DIY Approach to Student-Centered Instruction and Personalized Learning

The Personalized Learning Toolkit gives leaders premium content and tools proven to support effective and sustainable instructional shifts   

SAN CARLOS, CALIF. (April 16, 2019) – After eight years of working alongside school leaders, and a year of testing, Education Elements is making its personalized learning expertise and proven methodology widely available to schools and districts through the Personalized Learning Toolkit. The toolkit helps school leaders take a do-it-yourself approach to planning, designing, and launching a school- or district-level student-centered, personalized learning initiative.

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