Third Annual Mobile Technology Study Provides Deep Insights, Pricing Data, and Promising Practices for Instruction

Business Edition: National Survey on Mobile Technology for K-12 Education offers year-over-year trends to educational technology companies

New York—June 11, 2014— Now in its third year, the Business Edition: National Survey on Mobile Technology for K-12 Education takes understanding of the education mobile technology market to the next level by offering deep insights into the instructional approaches teachers are taking with mobile devices, as well as offering year-over-year trends data to help education companies understand the transformation of the market and to identify where the next opportunities are.

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MimioStudio Software Now Available for Purchase with Epson BrightLink Interactive Projectors

LONG BEACH, Calif. and CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – June 11, 2014 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, and Mimio, one of the world’s leading providers of interactive teaching technologies, announced that MimioStudio™ classroom software is now available for purchase with Epson BrightLink® interactive projectors. Together, Epson and Mimio provide schools with more options for bringing advanced collaboration and interactivity into the classroom, delivering learning environments that inspire, connect and motivate students.

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Gryphon House, Inc. Releases New Family Resource Book Parents Ask, Experts Answer: Nurturing Happy, Healthy Children

Author Tina Nocera is joined by 35 child-development experts to provide parents numerous solutions to common issues affecting young children

Lewisville, North Carolina – June 10, 2014 – Gryphon House, Inc., a leading publisher of early childhood resources, is bringing its early childhood expertise to parents with the new book Parents Ask, Experts Answer: Nurturing Happy, Healthy Children. The book is written by Tina Nocera, founder of Parental Wisdom®. In Parents Ask, Experts Answer, Nocera brings together a panel of 35 child-development experts to offer advice on some of the most challenging issues faced by parents, including: discipline, peer pressure, bullying, friendship, and special needs, to name a few.

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Experts on Communication Disorders Host PresenceLearning’s Second EXTRA CREDIT Summer Series of Webinars on Diagnosing Autism

June 18, 2014 webinar trains educators to work collaboratively in interprofessional teams

SAN FRANCISCO, June 10, 2014 – According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, one in every 68 children has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Because of this alarming percentage, it is imperative that therapists and special educators work together to successfully diagnose and treat students with ASD. To help equip therapists and special educators to do this, PresenceLearning is hosting a free continuing education webinar, “Interprofessional Collaboration: Early Identification of Children At Risk for ASD” on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 11:00 AM Pacific Time/2:00 PM Eastern Time. This webinar, hosted by communication disorder specialists Dr. Kathy Coufal and Dr. Tricia Self, is the second of three webinars in the EXTRA CREDIT summer series.

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Louisiana Minimum Foundation Program Allocates Funds for Students to Access Online Speech and Occupational Therapy

PresenceLearning is the only BESE-approved provider of live, online special education services in Louisiana’s Supplemental Course Academy

SAN FRANCISCO, June 5, 2014 – To supplement special education services in Louisiana in order to better serve students, the state’s Supplemental Course Academy has added PresenceLearning’s online speech and occupational therapy services to its catalog of courses. Students can register for PresenceLearning’s year-long or semester-long service offerings to receive speech and occupational therapy and have these services funded through their Supplemental Course Allocation.

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Louisiana Minimum Foundation Program Allocates Funds for Students to Access Online Speech and Occupational Therapy

PresenceLearning is the only BESE-approved provider of live, online special education services in Louisiana’s Supplemental Course Academy

SAN FRANCISCO, June 5, 2014 – To supplement special education services in Louisiana in order to better serve students, the state’s Supplemental Course Academy has added PresenceLearning’s online speech and occupational therapy services to its catalog of courses. Students can register for PresenceLearning’s year-long or semester-long service offerings to receive speech and occupational therapy and have these services funded through their Supplemental Course Allocation.

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Pennsylvania Education Service Agency Hosts Webinar on the Benefits of Online Therapy

Capital Area Intermediate Unit (IU) invites IUs and school districts to learn about their successful implementation of PresenceLearning 

SAN FRANCISCO, May 29, 2014 – When school districts within the Capital Area Intermediate Unit (CAIU) faced overflowing caseloads and a backlog of student assessments for speech and occupational therapy, the CAIU researched new options and selected PresenceLearning to provide online therapy services to districts in need. After a successful year deploying PresenceLearning’s live online services, the CAIU will discuss their experiences during a free webinar on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 1:00 PM Eastern Time/10:00 AM Pacific Time. The “Extend Your Reach: CAIU Offers Online Services for Your Students with Special Needs,” webinar will be hosted by Arlene Moll, project administrator for the Department of Student Services at the CAIU, and moderated by Christian Hansen, Pennsylvania school partnership director at PresenceLearning.

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Carnegie Mellon University Spin-off BirdBrain Technologies Launches Hummingbird Duo through Engineering and Technology Education Kickstarter Project

Electronics kit is equally challenging and fun for 4th graders, high school students, and adults

Pittsburgh, PA, May 21, 2014 — BirdBrain Technologies is excited to announce that Hummingbird Duo is launching on Kickstarter. The Hummingbird Duo may be the first electronics kit that is fun and educational for a fourth grader, a high school student, a college engineering student, and an adult maker. The Hummingbird Duo provides several levels of engineering and technology learning. Instead of a steep learning curve, learners progress at increasing skill levels where mastering each level allows one to use the Hummingbird in a new and more interesting way. By participating in the Kickstarter campaign, individuals can purchase the forthcoming Hummingbird Duo at a pre-launch price for themselves or provide one to a school of their choice.

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PresenceLearning Named a Finalist in the 2014 Association of American Publishers’ (AAP) REVERE and Beacon Awards

Company’s online therapy offerings and eBook recognized by industry-leading awards program

SAN FRANCISCO, May 19, 2014 – PresenceLearning was named a finalist in two of the 2014 awards given by the Association of American Publishers (AAP) PreK-12 Learning Group. PresenceLearning’s online therapy for students with special needs was recognized in the Innovation Awards, part of the industry-leading REVERE Awards, and the 7 Myths About Online Speech Therapy: BUSTED! eBook was recognized in the Digital Marketing category of the Beacon Awards.

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InRoad Toys Rolls Out PlayTape® to the Education Market

Repositionable tape designed to look like roads provides young children hours of creative play and motor development

CROFTON, Maryland, May 19, 2014 – InRoad Toys has launched PlayTape, rolls of repositionable tape designed to look like roads, providing young children hours of play opportunities. PlayTape can be used to introduce creative play and collaboration, as well as math concepts such as shapes, angles, length, and symmetry.

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