Vernier Software & Technology Partners with KidWind to Bring Sensor Technology to Wind Turbine and Solar Panel Kits

Strategic partnership with KidWind signifies Vernier’s commitment to STEM education and renewable energy

BEAVERTON, Oregon, February 4, 2014 – As part of its commitment to science and STEM education, as well as renewable energy, Vernier Software & Technology has partnered with KidWind, the international leader of clean energy education. Through the strategic partnership, Vernier will integrate its award-winning sensors and data-collection devices into KidWind’s wind turbine and solar energy kits, which will now be sold by Vernier.

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Vernier Software & Technology Introduces New Sensors for Hands-On Data Collection

Sensors allow for scientific discovery during high school and college-level laboratory experiments

BEAVERTON, Oregon, February 4, 2014 – Adding to its comprehensive collection of data-collection technology for science and STEM education, Vernier Software & Technology introduces new sensors for high school and college-level instruction. The Motion Encoder System, UV-VIS Spectrophotometer, Emissions Spectrometer, Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) Sensor, and Potassium Ion-Selective Electrode allow for engaging investigations across multiple science disciplines. 

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Epson’s New Ultra-Short Throw Projectors Deliver Powerful Connectivity for the BYOD and One-to-One Classroom

Epson PowerLite 570, 575W, 580, 585W Offer Bright Images with Advanced Features for the Connected Classroom

ORLANDO, Fla. (FETC, Booth #631) – Jan. 29, 2014 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, today introduced the Epson® PowerLite® 570, 575W, 580, and 585W – four bright, affordable and reliable ultra-short throw projectors designed for the connected K-12 classroom. Offering a Moderator functionality that allows a network of up to 50 personal devices to connect to the projectors, teachers can wirelessly control which personal devices are displayed, with up to four student screens shown simultaneously. In addition, the new projectors feature two HDMI ports, one with MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) support for connecting multiple digital devices, including mobile phones, tablets and other portable devices, for enriched high definition viewing capabilities.

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Epson Announces New BrightLink Series with World’s First Touch-Enabled 3LCD Interactive Projector

Industry Leader Expands Interactive Learning Possibilities in the Classroom 

ORLANDO, Fla. (FETC, Booth #631) – Jan. 29, 2014 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, today introduced its new line of ultra-short throw interactive projectors – the BrightLink® 575Wi, 585Wi and 595Wi. Designed for K-12 and higher education markets, the series delivers advanced connectivity options, PC-free interactivity capabilities, interactivity over the network, Moderator software for ultimate collaboration, and up to 3,300 lumens of color brightness and 3,300 lumens of white light brightness2. The line also takes interactive capabilities one step further with the BrightLink 595Wi, the world’s first touch-enabled 3LCD interactive projector. 

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Vernier Launches Graphical Analysis™ for Android at Bett 2014

New app expands the type of mobile devices students can use to analyze scientific data

BEAVERTON, Oregon, January 21, 2014 – Vernier Software & Technology is broadening the opportunities for data collection in STEM classrooms with the release of Graphical Analysis™ for Android. Launching at the Bett Show 2014 in London, the app allows students to wirelessly stream data from Vernier’s LabQuest 2 and from Logger Pro to an Android device and then analyze scientific data. 

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The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) to Host SXSWedu Workshop

March 5, 2014, hands-on workshop will teach attendees how education metadata can help optimize learning

Philadelphia, PA, January 16, 2014 – As part of this year’s SXSWedu conference, the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) will examine the uses and benefits of the LRMI education metadata specification in a workshop entitled, “LRMI: Using Education Metadata to Support Learning.” The event will take place Wednesday, March 5, 2014, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (CST) in Austin, TX. The annual SXSWedu conference features compelling sessions and workshops to drive meaningful conversation and collaboration around promising practices to improve teaching and learning.

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Massachusetts-based Curriculum Associates Names Katie Nicholson Vice President of Online Assessment

Nicholson to drive strategic direction and oversight of Curriculum Associates’ award-winning i-Ready® Diagnostic 

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., January 14, 2014—Massachusetts-based educational publisher Curriculum Associates has promoted Katie Nicholson to Vice President of Online Assessment. In this role, Nicholson will drive the strategic direction and oversight of the award-winning i-Ready® online assessment program, including its adaptive Diagnostic, progress monitoring assessments, and future assessment offerings. Nicholson will additionally lead all of the company’s research and efficacy studies.

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Vernier Kicks Off Its Spring 2014 Data-Collection Workshop Series

Science and STEM educators learn how to integrate new technologies into their curriculum during free, hands-on trainings

BEAVERTON, Oregon, January 14, 2014 – This spring, Vernier Software & Technology will host more than 30 free workshops across the nation to help science and STEM educators integrate data-collection technology into their curriculum. Each four-hour workshop will provide educators with hands-on training using Vernier’s award-winning technology including Vernier’s new Go WirelessTM Temp, the first in a line of wireless sensors for use with iPad® and compatible mobile devices.

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Pennsylvania Educational Service Agency Partners with PresenceLearning to Make Tele-Therapy Services Available for Districts

Capital Area Intermediate Unit (IU) now offers its 24 component districts the opportunity to implement online therapy services for students with special needs

SAN FRANCISCO, January 14, 2014 – To provide school districts across south central Pennsylvania consistent access to high-quality online speech and occupational therapy services, the Capital Area Intermediate Unit (IU) has partnered with PresenceLearning, the leader in live online speech therapy services for K-12 students. The new partnership grants the Capital Area IU’s 24 districts access to PresenceLearning’s award-winning online therapy services to battle the persistent shortages of speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists and bring needed services to students.

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