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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Epson Introduces PowerLite 4000-Series Installation Projectors for Large Venues

Three New Projectors Deliver up to 5,200 Lumens, Full HD resolution and Advanced Features for Bright, Vivid Images in Large Venues

LONG BEACH, Calif. – May 28, 2013 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, today introduced the ultimate projection solution for a wide range of venues – the PowerLite® 4000-Series installation projectors. Whether for a conference room, school auditorium, house of worship, sports bar, or home theater, the PowerLite 4650, 4750W and 4855WU projectors deliver industry-leading color brightness and vivid images in full HD resolution2. With advanced features including Faroudja DCDi® video processing, a centered lens design, up to two times optical zoom, and lens shift for flexible installation, the PowerLite 4000-Series are a robust and powerful solution for any meeting space.

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AEP to host two LRMI sessions during ISTE

Concurrent session and Birds-of-a-Feather Roundtable will better inform attendees of LRMI efforts to improve online education search results 

WILMINGTON, DE, May 23, 2013 – The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) will host a concurrent session, The New Age of (Web) Discovery: New Resource Metadata Standards, and a Birds-of-a-Feather Roundtable, LRMI: The Dewey Decimal System for the Digital Age, during the 2013 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in San Antonio, Texas. Both sessions will focus on the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI), a project co-led by AEP and Creative Commons to create and encourage implementation of a metadata markup standard for educational resources. An extension of Schema.org, the LRMI aims to improve Internet search results for the education community.

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