Smart Toys and Games’ ‘Bunny Peek A Boo’ Wins Four Prestigious Awards

ASTRA, Dr. Toy, Parents’ Choice and Tillywig recognize Bunny for its educational value, playability and “green” approach

SAN FRANCISCO – June 26, 2013 – Smart Toys and Games, Inc., a leading producer of award-winning single-player logic games and the SmartMax® magnetic construction system, has earned four awards from multiple toy and parenting awards programs for its popular game Bunny Peek A Boo. Recent awards include – ASTRA Best Toys for Kids, Dr. Toy’s Best Green Toys, Parents’ Choice Awards, and the Tillywig Toy & Media Awards.

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Webinar for Special Education Leaders Explores Blended Models for Delivering Speech and Occupational Therapy

PresenceLearning’s July 9th webinar features a Q&A session about the benefits of combining online and onsite therapy delivery methods

SAN FRANCISCO, June 24, 2013 – Budget cuts and shortages of speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and occupational therapists (OTs) make it even more important for districts to make the most of their special education and related services resources. To help special education leaders creatively harness existing resources and combine them with online resources, PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy services for K-12 students, is hosting a free webinar on Tuesday, July 9th at 1PM ET (10 AM PT). Part of the company’s summer webinar series, the one-hour webinar “Blended Models: SPED Leaders Share Their Implementation Formulas for Online Speech Therapy,” features Peggy Jadack, Director of Pupil Services at Sparta Area School District, Deirdre Shearer, Coordinator of Special Programs at Pikes Peak BOCES, and Allison G. Oxford, Ed.S., Director of Instructional Support Services at Murray County Schools.

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Calling All STEM Educators: Applications Now Open for the 2014 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards

Seven educators to receive prizes valued at $5,500 for demonstrating innovative uses of data-collection technology in the classroom

BEAVERTON, Oregon, June 24, 2013 – Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) are now accepting applications for the annual Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards. This year’s awards will recognize and reward seven educators – one elementary teacher, two middle school teachers, three high school teachers, and one college-level educator – for their innovative use of data-collection technology using a computer, LabQuest, graphing calculator or other handheld device in the science classroom.

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Mead® and Five Star® Brands Join the TeacherLists.com Site for the 2013 Back-to-School Season

 Mead® and Five Star® brands and TeacherLists.com support America’s teachers and families 

Wrentham, MA (June 17, 2013) – TeacherLists.com – the largest and fastest-growing web service connecting parents to their children’s school supply  and teacher wish lists – is pleased to announce the addition of Mead® and Five Star® as proud sponsors of the growing effort to make back-to-school planning easier for parents and families.

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Epson BrightLink Solo Now Available for $99

Innovative Module Provides Schools and Districts with a Cost-Effective Way to Create Interactive Teaching and Learning Environments

LONG BEACH, Calif. – June 10, 2013 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, is now offering the BrightLink Solo™ Interactive Module for $99 through the Brighter Futures® program, a unique sales and support initiative available specifically for schools. The BrightLink Solo is an innovative, cost-effective classroom tool that provides an easy solution for integrating interactive capabilities with any existing projector, while eliminating the need to purchase and install dedicated interactive whiteboards (IWB).

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Teachscape Wins Top Honor in the 2013 Association of Educational Publishers’ (AEP) Awards

Teachscape Effectiveness Platform named winner of the ‘best-of-the-best’ Golden Lamp Award in the Professional Development category

SAN FRANCISCO, June 7, 2013 – Teachscape, the leader in delivering Web-based professional learning content, innovative classroom observation and evaluation technologies, and expert services to improve teaching practice, was named the winner of the 2013 Association of Educational Publishers’ (AEP) Golden Lamp Award. As one of the industry’s most prestigious and long-standing honors, the Golden Lamp Award recognizes the best-of-the-best in educational publishing. The Teachscape Effectiveness Platform, a comprehensive, integrated online system for educators, received the honor in the Professional Development category.

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Vernier Software & Technology Wins Two 2013 BESSIE Awards

Video Physics for iOS and Graphical Analysis™ for iPad® recognized for fostering educational excellence

BEAVERTON, Oregon, June 4, 2013 – Vernier Software & Technology’s Video Physics for iOS and Graphical Analysis™ for iPad® were named winners in the 2013 Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIE Awards) from The ComputED Gazette. The awards program recognized Video Physics for iOS in the High School Physics category and Graphical Analysis for the iPad in the Multi-Level Data Analysis category.

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Kleenex Brand Joins with TeacherLists.com for Back-to-School 2013

Kleenex Brand, America’s Softest Tissue*, and TeacherLists.com, the largest and fastest-growing site for finding and sharing school supply lists, team up to make back-to-school easier (and more healthy!) for all.

Wrentham, MA (June 3, 2013) – TeacherLists.com – the site where teachers can easily post and share their back-to-school supply lists and teacher wish lists – is pleased to announce the addition of Kleenex brand as another proud sponsor of the growing effort to make back-to-school work better for parents and families.

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The NYC Department of Education names Hapara’s Teacher Dashboard Best Administration/Engagement App in its Gap App Challenge

Leading learning platform for Google Apps for Education recognized for closing the skills gap for middle schoolers through better classroom management

Palo Alto, May 29, 2013 -- Hapara Teacher Dashboard, the platform that empowers teachers to effectively use Google Apps in their classrooms, was awarded first place in the Administration/Engagement App category of the NYC Schools Gap App Challenge. Chosen from a pool of close to 200 applicants, Hapara was selected based on the quality of its product and user experience, the potential for its platform to impact student engagement and performance, and the extent to which teachers want to use its tools.

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PublicSchoolWORKS Partners with BOCES Safety Risk Services

BOCES new partnership with PublicSchoolWORKS will help provide safety compliance support programs to schools throughout the state of New York

Cincinnati, OH – June 3, 2013 – PublicSchoolWORKS (PSW), a Cincinnati-based company that offers the one and only comprehensive, fully-automated risk management system available for schools,  has partnered with Erie 1 BOCES and Otsego-Northern Catskills to provide an enhanced safety service that provides a complete web-based safety compliance support program that incorporates web based training, record keeping and accident management. The agreement between PublicSchoolWORKS and the BOCES will allow districts and other BOCES to purchase the program at substantially reduced cost on a state wide level to assist them in maintaining their own compliance training or enhancing safety services to schools through a BOCES service. 

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