PublicSchoolWORKS Launches Mobile App for Reporting Bullying and Safety Concerns

Students, their families, and district staff can now report student safety concerns securely via their mobile devices 

CINCINNATI, Ohio (February 7, 2019) —PublicSchoolWORKS has launched the “Stay Safe. Speak Up!” mobile app to make it more convenient to securely report safety concerns. Free for PublicSchoolWORKS customers, the app is part of the PublicSchoolWORKS Stay Safe. Speak Up! Student Safety Reporting System, which empowers students, families, and district staff to report safety concerns, including bullying, discrimination, thoughts of suicide, self-harm, suspicious behavior, and more. 

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Introducing PBLWorks

A new brand from Buck Institute for Education focusing on improving access to Project Based Learning for all students

Novato, California (Feb. 6, 2019) – The Buck Institute for Education today announced the introduction of its new brand name, PBLWorks. This change drives a renewed focus on providing high quality Project Based Learning (PBL) to all students and supporting teachers and administrators in implementing PBL effectively.

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Vernier Software & Technology Launches New Activities to Introduce Students to Coding

New modules created by Vernier help elementary and middle school students learn to code using Makeblock® Codey Rocky™ and mBot™ 

BEAVERTON, Oregon, February 5, 2019 — Vernier Software & Technology released two new activity modules to help elementary and middle school students learn about important coding concepts. The new modules, Coding with Codey Rocky: Mission to Mars and Coding with mBot: Life Hacks, introduce problem-solving strategies, nurture creativity, strengthen critical thinking skills, and build students’ confidence while helping them learn block-based coding.

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Vernier Software & Technology Releases New Activity Module to Help Teach Middle School Students Key Physics Concepts

Ready-to-use experiments in ‘Exploring Motion and Force with Go Direct Sensor Cart’ use data-collection technology to investigate key STEM concepts

BEAVERTON, Oregon, February 5, 2019 — Vernier Software & Technology has released the Exploring Motion and Force with Go Direct Sensor Cart downloadable activity module to engage students in hands-on learning as they investigate key STEM concepts. The seven ready-to-use experiments found in the activity module explore frictional forces, motion, and simple machines, such as the lever, ramp, and pulley, all using the award-winning Go Direct® Sensor Cart and other materials typically found in the classroom. The new activity module will be on display at the TCEA Convention in San Antonio, Texas, from February 5 to February 7, 2019 at Vernier booth #1078.

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Impero Software Hires Senior VP to Lead Expansion in the U.S.

Michael Watt, Senior Vice President of U.S. Sales, brings experience in leadership, business strategy and scaling growth to Impero’s U.S. operations

Austin, TX, Feb. 5, 2019 – Impero Software, a specialist provider of remote monitoring and management software for education, has hired Michael Watt to lead its U.S. headquarters in Austin. As Senior Vice President of U.S. Sales, Watt will oversee Impero’s expansion, including its plan to double the size of the Austin office in order to provide services and support to its growing U.S. customer base.

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CDI Grants Technology Wishes of Six School Districts for its “Holiday Wishes” Contest

Winning schools will receive devices, STEAM equipment and carts for their classrooms  

 Chicago IL – Jan. 31, 2019 – CDI Technologies (formerly CDI Computer Dealers) has selected the winners of its annual “Holiday Wishes” contest. It will grant technology wishes for three schools in the United States and three in Canada.

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Epson Announces New PowerLite U50 WUXGA Projector For K-12 Classrooms

New Ultra Bright Projector Delivers Brilliant Widescreen Images and Easy Collaboration Tools to Classrooms 

ORLANDO, Fla. (FETC 2019, Epson Booth #1417) – Jan. 29, 2019 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, today announced its new PowerLite® U50 WUXGA 3LCD projector – an ultra-bright classroom projector that offers up to 10,000 hours of lamp life in Normal Mode2. Featuring 3,600 lumens of color brightness and 3,600 lumens of white brightness3, plus WUXGA resolution, the PowerLite U50 shines bright even in well-lit rooms. The projector offers enterprise-level security via integrated wireless networking, and teachers can wirelessly share content simultaneously from multiple devices4, providing an ideal collaborative display solution for any classroom. Epson’s PowerLite U50 and other education solutions will be on display at FETC 2019 in Orlando, Florida from Jan. 27-30 at Epson’s booth, #1417.

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CDI Computer Dealers is now CDI Technologies

CDI changes its name to better reflect its expanding education business 

 Chicago IL – Jan. 28, 2019 – CDI Computer Dealers has changed its name to CDI Technologies to reflect the breadth of technology products and services it provides to North America’s schools. CDI Technologies has expanded over the years to provide everything from mobile and desktop devices and apps to services such as planning, deployment, support and asset disposition. For more information, visit https://cditechnologies.com/

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The Urban Assembly and Partner Organizations Pledge Support for Social-Emotional Learning Recommendations

Report from National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development offers path forward 

 NEW YORK –  The Urban Assembly, in partnership with the Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Service, Student Success Network, Aperture Education and the National School Climate Center, strongly supports the recommendations released last week by the Aspen Institute’s National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development. “From a Nation at Risk to a Nation at Hope” asserts that our nation is at a turning point: we now understand that social, emotional, and cognitive development underpin children’s academic learning. This breakthrough understanding about how people learn is fueling a growing movement to educate children as whole people, with social and emotional as well as academic needs. 

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