Smart Toys and Games, Inc. Announces Latest Single-Player IQ-Building Games

IQ Steps, Brain Cheeser, City Maze, and Quadrillion engage young and old in puzzle-solving fun

New York – February 16, 2014 – Smart Toys and Games, Inc. (Toy Fair Booth #227), a leading producer of award-winning single-player logic games and the SmartMax® magnetic construction system, is introducing new games at Toy Fair 2014, including IQ Steps, Brain Cheeser, City Maze, and Quadrillion.

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Smart Toys and Games, Inc. New SmartMax Sets Take Magnetic Construction to the Next Level with Innovative Pieces

Mega Ball Run, Home Sweet Home, Tripod, Factory With Car, and House With Car offer a fun way to build critical thinking skills

New York – February 16, 2014 – Smart Toys and Games, Inc. (Toy Fair Booth #227), a leading producer of award-winning single-player logic games and the SmartMax® magnetic construction system, is introducing five new SmartMax sets at Toy Fair 2014, including Mega Ball Run, Home Sweet Home, Tripod, Factory With Car, and House With Car. SmartMax sets let children experience the wonders of magnetism and the fascinating world of construction in a safe way, even from a very young age.

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The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) Seeks Learning Resource Publishers’ Feedback

Survey seeks insight into content developers’ awareness of and strategy around metadata

Philadelphia, PA, February 11, 2014 – The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) has launched a new survey to determine if and how publishers are currently tagging or describing their content with metadata. For organizations that are not yet actively engaged with metadata, the survey will explore the challenges and hurdles they face and what tools or supports they might need to get started. The survey is available online and is open now through Friday, February 21, 2014. Publishers who complete the survey will qualify for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card.

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Learning Resource Metadata Initiative Seeks Input from Education Professionals

Online survey participants will be entered to win one of five $25 Amazon gift cards

Philadelphia, PA, February 11, 2014 – The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) has launched a new survey to discover if and how states and districts are currently using education metadata. If they aren’t, the LRMI seeks to understand their level of interest in a metadata schema that could help them discover learning resources to optimize personalized learning. The survey is available online and is open now through Friday, February 21, 2014. Those who complete the survey will be entered to win a $25 Amazon gift card.

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Smart Toys and Games, Inc. Partners with Hooked on Science

SmartMax Donation Helps Students Learn STEM Concepts

SAN FRANCISCO – February 6, 2014 – Smart Toys and Games, Inc., a leading producer of award-winning single-player logic games and the SmartMax® magnetic construction system has partnered with Hooked on Science, donating building sets that students can playfully explore the wonders of magnetism as part of learning STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) concepts.

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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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