Vernier Software & Technology Works with Google to Expand the Collection of Scientific Data on Mobile Devices

Students can collect and graph time-based data using Vernier sensors within Google’s Science Journal app on Google Play for Android™ devices

BEAVERTON, Oregon, January 24, 2017 – As part of their shared vision for encouraging scientific discovery and inspiring students to understand the world around them, Vernier Software & Technology is working with Google to expand the availability of software that can graph scientific and engineering data on mobile devices. Science and STEM students can now use Vernier sensors to collect and graph data in real time within Google’s Science Journal app on Google Play for Android™ devices.

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New Edthena App Leverages Chromebooks for Video-based Coaching and Professional Learning

With Edthena, device platforms are no longer a barrier to making video-based PD easy 

SAN FRANCISCO (January 24, 2017) – Video-based coaching and professional learning using a Chromebook is now a reality with Edthena’s new Chromebook app launching this week. Teachers can now complete an entire video coaching cycle – from recording to upload to feedback – on a Chromebook device.

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Epson’s New PowerLite Ultra Short-Throw Presentation Displays Deliver Bright Images and Versatility for K-12 Classrooms

New PowerLite 675W, 680 and 685W Deliver Minimized Glare and Shadow Interference, Brilliant Images and Advanced Network Connectivity 

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Jan. 24, 2017 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, today announced new ultra short-throw presentation displays for K-12 classrooms – the Epson PowerLite® 675W, 680 and 685W. Designed for classroom collaboration, the new presentation displays enable individualized instruction with wireless content sharing and offer bright images up to 100-inches with minimal shadows and glare – enhancing communication and inspiring student engagement. Epson’s new PowerLite projectors for education will be on display at FETC 2017 in Orlando, Fla. from Jan. 24-27 at Epson booth, #135, and TCEA 2017 in Austin, Texas from Feb. 6-10 at Epson booth, #2355.  

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Impero Insight Provides Districts with a New Cloud-based Reporting and Analytics Tool to Help Them Visualize Safety Data

Additional updates to Impero Education Pro include automated management of keyword libraries and improved notification functionality

Simi Valley, CA, Jan. 23, 2017 – Impero Software, provider of network administration, classroom management and internet safety software, has launched the latest version of Impero Education Pro, version 6 (v6). Version 6 includes the advanced cloud-based, cross-server reporting and analytics tool, Impero Insight, available as an add-on module. Powered by an industry-leading business intelligence engine, Impero Insight pulls a school/district’s data (collected by Impero Education Pro on one or across multiple servers) into detailed and visually-rich graphical reports designed to aid in decision-making, support best practices, and keep students safe. 

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Edthena Partners with the CCSSO to Deliver Webinar about the Transformational Power of Video Coaching

Webinar on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 will highlight best practices on using video to drive professional learning from leading education organizations 

SAN FRANCISCO (January 18, 2017) – Edthena is partnering with the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and its Network for Transforming Educator Preparation (NTEP) to deliver a free, best practice webinar on the transformational power of video coaching as part of the professional learning process. The webinar, “How Video Coaching Supports Continuous Teacher Improvement Across the Training Continuum,” will take place on Tuesday, January 31st at 2 pm ET/11 am PT.

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SchoolMint Hosts Webinars during ‘National School Choice Week’

Webinars on Tuesday, January 24 and Thursday, January 26 will provide district leaders with best practices, strategies, and solutions for implementing a school choice program

SAN FRANCISCO, January 18, 2017 – SchoolMint, the leading provider of cloud-based student enrollment and school choice systems for PreK-12 district, charter, and independent schools, is hosting two free webinars coinciding with National School Choice Week (NSCW) to help district leaders successfully navigate the school choice process. The webinars, taking place on the week of January 22, 2017, will provide expert commentary about various aspects of school choice, from implementing a common enrollment system to ensuring a positive family experience.

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Districts and Schools Harness the Power of Career and Technical Education using Career Readiness Pathways™ from Fuel Education™

More than 70 clients have signed on for digital learning program to help students explore careers, learn skills, and prepare for professional certifications for high-demand jobs

Herndon, Virginia, January 17, 2017 — Today’s workforce is in the midst of a drastic shift. A recent Pew Research Center survey revealed that there was a 68 percent increase in the number of workers in occupations requiring “average to above-average education, training and experience” over the past 25 years.  Of the ways to achieve this level of qualification, 78 percent of the United States’ adults surveyed said industry-recognized certifications prepared them “somewhat well” to “very well” for the field. Fuel Education™ (FuelEd™) created Career Readiness Pathways™ to help districts provide a clear learning path for students interested in pursuing industry-recognized certifications in high-demand careers. Since its launch in February 2016, 73 schools, districts, or education organizations in 23 states have signed on with FuelEd to provide students Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs including Career Readiness Pathways.

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Collabco Pilot Program Helps Colleges and Universities Offer a Digital Campus with the myday Student Engagement App

Program provides win/win with deep discounts on the app and training and ability to provide feedback on desired features

Liverpool, England –  Jan. 11, 2017 – Student engagement is a key factor in retaining college students and offering cloud-based, responsive tools for students to manage and engage in their day is critical to offering the digital campus life today’s students desire. Collabco, an education development software company, helps colleges and universities with this critical task by providing myday, a personalized student dashboard that works on any device and helps build student engagement by keeping students connected to their schools.

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Workbench to Provide Maryland Public Libraries with Its Virtual Maker Space

Baltimore, MD – Jan. 9, 2017 – Edtech company Workbench and Maryland’s network of public libraries have partnered to launch an online maker space for libraries throughout the state. Libraries are increasingly becoming hubs for the maker movement – providing virtual and augmented reality tools, programmable robots and drones, computer labs and collaboration spaces for students and adults to create, learn and teach. This partnership uses Workbench’s platform to expand these communities online.

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Makey Makey Partners with Workbench to Deliver a New Online Community for Educators and Fans

“Makey Makey Labz” invites users to “go beyond the banana piano” by making projects found on the site and creating and sharing their own

Baltimore, MD – Jan. 6, 2017 – Makey Makey, which produces invention kits, has partnered with project-based learning leader Workbench to launch Makey Makey Labz, an online community for students, educators and fans. The online community, powered by Workbench, is a place for users to share their Makey Makey inventions and find inspiration from other inventors around the world. Educators can access Makey Makey Labz to browse through a growing library of interactive, hands-on project guides, assign guides to students, and track student progress. To view the platform, visit: https://labz.makeymakey.com 

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