Vernier and NSTA Honor Seven Teachers for their Innovative Use of Data-Collection Technology in STEM Education

2014 Vernier/NSTA Technology Award winners each receive a prize valued at $5,500

BEAVERTON, Oregon, April 2, 2014 – Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) named seven innovative science and STEM teachers as winners of the 2014 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards. The winning educators — one elementary teacher, two middle school teachers, three high school teachers, and one college-level educator — were selected by an NSTA-appointed panel of experts for their use of data-collection technology using a computer, graphing calculator, or other handheld device in the science classroom.

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Muskegon Heights Public School Academy System in Michigan Adopts Online Speech Therapy to Serve Students with Special Needs

PresenceLearning helps 60 K-12 students get back on track with engaging online speech therapy services

SAN FRANCISCO, April 2, 2014 – Muskegon Heights Public School Academy System (MHPSAS) in Muskegon Heights, Michigan has adopted PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy and other special education-related services for K-12 students, to provide 60 of its students with high quality online speech therapy. Through the adoption and implementation of PresenceLearning, the district was able to effectively fill its speech-language pathologist vacancy and transition from on-site to online therapy for its students.  

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Epson’s Top Five Things to Know about High-Definition Widescreen WXGA Projectors

LONG BEACH, Calif. – March 31, 2014 – In an age of widescreen laptops and videos being used for presentations, Epson provides a suite of projectors with high-definition widescreen WXGA resolution, designed to deliver larger-than-life images that increase the viewing area with sharper, more detailed image quality. Epson’s high-definition widescreen WXGA projectors offer a native screen resolution of 1280 x 800, making them appropriate for both business and classroom use.

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Psychological Assessment and Psychotherapy Expert Dr. A. Jordan Wright Talks Online Counseling

April 16th, 2014 “Changing Minds” webinar for education leaders discusses how online counseling fills service gaps

SAN FRANCISCO, March 27, 2014 – Urban and rural school districts nationwide struggle to find the qualified staff and resources they need to provide the psychological, counseling and social work services they are required to provide to students who need them under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). With the rise in psychological, neurological, behavioral and emotional disorders, online counseling can help schools fill this need. PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy and other special education-related services for K-12 students, is partnering with Dr. A. Jordan Wright, a leading expert on psychological assessment and psychotherapy, to present “Extending Our Reach: Online Counseling for Changing Minds” on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 12:30 PM Eastern time/9:30 AM Pacific time. This free 90-minute webinar is the third and final installment of the “Changing Minds” webinar series. To register, visit http://pages.presencelearning.com/spedahead-changing-minds-jordan-wright.html

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Epson Expands North American Projector Market Leadership to 39 Percent with Largest Industry Share Growth

Epson Holds Number One Position in North America and Posts the Largest Revenue Growth of any Brand in the Industry

LONG BEACH, Calif. – March 24, 2014 – Underscoring its leadership in the projector market, Epson America, Inc. today announced it continues to hold the number one position in North America for 2013. According to PMA Research, the worldwide market information experts on front projectors, Epson continued momentum in the market by growing its overall North America market share to 39 percent in units in 2013, representing a five-point increase year-over-year and the largest share growth of any manufacturer1. With positive revenue growth four years in a row, Epson had the largest total revenue increase in the North American projector market in 2013 with a 24 percent share, which represents a nearly six-point increase year-over-year.

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Israeli-based Modular™ Construction Toys Builds Momentum in U.S.

Connectable and compatible construction sets allow both boys and girls to build train tracks, raceways, towns and more

Merion Station, PA -- March 19, 2014 – Modular™ Construction Toys, the Israeli-based manufacturer of Modular Toys construction sets, brings its innovative product line to the U.S. with Modular Toys USA. This expansion brings the popular racetracks, locomotive construction and building sets for ages 4-8 to specialty toy retailers across the U.S.

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Teachscape appoints Andrew Morrison as Chief Executive Officer

Kathy Yates named Chairwoman of Teachscape Board of Directors and Chief Client Services Officer 

SAN FRANCISCO, March 18, 2014 – Teachscape announced the appointment of Andrew Morrison as chief executive officer (CEO) and named former CEO Kathy Yates chairwoman of the board of directors and chief client services officer, in a move designed to increase the company’s emphasis on client service and satisfaction, build upon its existing product innovation, and to accelerate the organization’s growth.

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Epson Introduces PowerLite Pilot 2 for Centralized AV Switching and Control of Classroom Multimedia Devices

Easy-to-Use AV Control Box Designed Exclusively for Use with Epson Ultra-Short Throw and Short Throw Projectors

LONG BEACH, Calif. – March 12, 2014 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, today introduced the PowerLite® Pilot™ 2 Projector Connection and Control Box, a comprehensive, user-friendly solution that consolidates connections and centralizes control of multimedia sources for educators using Epson’s short throw and ultra-short throw classroom projectors. Wall mounted for added convenience and eliminating the need for a handheld remote control, the PowerLite Pilot 2 easily integrates into today’s classroom by supporting advanced connectivity, giving teachers more control for connecting and managing a range of devices.

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Cerebellum Corp. Brings Award-Winning Standard Deviants Videos to the Web with New Streaming Site

SD Instant Access allows users to instantly download or stream more than 250 videos

San Francisco, CA—March 11, 2014—Cerebellum Corporation has launched a new video streaming website for its award-winning line of Standard Deviants educational videos, which take an entertaining and fun approach to teach difficult core curriculum subjects. Now students and educators can use the SD Instant Access (www.SDinstant.com) digital delivery and playback platform to instantly download or stream 274 Standard Deviants titles.

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World’s Worst Pet™ iPad® App Named a Winner of Parents’ Choice Recommended Award

Educational app from Curriculum Associates helps children in grades 4–8 build Tier Two vocabulary through an engaging, game-based learning environment

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., March 6, 2014—World’s Worst Pet™, an i-Ready® iPad app, has been named a winner of the 2014 Parents’ Choice Recommended Award in the Mobile Apps category. The reading app, designed for students in grades 4–8, was chosen by Parents’ Choice Foundation’s panel of educators, scientists, artists, librarians, parents, and children for its ability to entertain and teach with flair, stimulate imagination, and inspire creativity.

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