PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 5, 2013 – The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) has launched a monthly newsletter, titled LRMI Update, to keep the education community up to speed on the latest LRMI news. The project, which has developed an education-focused extension of the Schema.org metadata framework, aims to make it easier to publish, discover, and deliver quality educational resources on the web.
Teachscape Selected as a Performance Evaluation System Vendor for The Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN)
Teachscape to offer TCPN members award-winning teacher observation and assessment tools
SAN FRANCISCO, August 1, 2013 – Teachscape, the leader in delivering Web-based solutions and expert services to improve teaching practice, has been approved as a teacher performance evaluation system vendor for The Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN). The more than 35,000 TCPN members will be able to purchase Teachscape’s award-winning teacher effectiveness platform using a significantly streamlined procurement process.
One winner will be chosen to receive $5,000 in cash to makeover their school’s teachers lounge
Wrentham, MA (July 31, 2013) – To give teachers a chance to revamp their shared workspace, TeacherLists.com – the largest and fastest-growing free online service for posting and sharing school supply lists and teacher wish lists with parents – has launched a nationwide Teachers Lounge Makeover Contest. The contest will reward the winning school with $5,000 in cash to completely redecorate and reorganize the teachers lounge for utility and comfort. The contest ends August 31, 2013.
Denver workshop to coincide with EdNET Conference, cover best practices and hands-on tagging experience
PHILADELPHIA, PA, July 31, 2013 – The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) will host a free Education Metadata Workshop prior to the start of EdNET 2013, an annual educational networking conference held this year in Denver, CO. The workshop will take place on Sunday, September 22, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and attendees will enjoy a continental breakfast that begins at 8:00 a.m. Participants will get first-hand experience on the tagging process, as well as hear from publishers that have extensive experience tagging their content with LRMI metadata.
Vernier honors three STEM teachers who will each receive $5,500 in prizes for innovative uses of Vernier sensors in teaching engineering concepts
BEAVERTON, Oregon, July 30, 2013 – Vernier Software & Technology is now accepting applications for its 2014 Engineering Contest that recognizes STEM educators for introducing students to engineering concepts and practices through innovative uses of Vernier sensors. A middle school teacher, a high school teacher, and a college instructor will each win prizes valued at $5,500.
Business Edition of the Report provides keen insight into education market leaders, best price points for educational apps, and shifts in BYOD
New York—July 22, 2013— As anyone who attended this summer’s International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference can attest to, mobile technologies have exploded onto the education market. The 2013 National Survey on Mobile Technology for K-12 Education – Business Edition, published by IESD, Inc. in collaboration with STEM Market Impact, LLC, offers business leaders keen insight into the significance of the mobile technologies industry as it impacts the education market.
Multilingual ‘Luca Lashes® Visits Mommy in the Hospital’ helps parents and caregivers alleviate a child’s fear of making a first trip to the hospital
Chandler, AZ July 18, 2013 – When a family member takes ill and gets admitted to the hospital, it is imperative to prepare a small child for that visit in order to alleviate the fears they may have and to make the visit the best it can be for both child and patient. Luca Lashes® LLC continues its efforts to turn children’s “fearful firsts” into educational experiences with the release of its eighth multilingual eBook and app for children in this series. Entitled Luca Lashes® Visits Mommy in the Hospital, the book helps young children and children with special needs better understand the many facets of visiting someone in the hospital. The main character of the book, Luca, is a boy who has magic eyelashes that give him special powers and make him brave.
Free online service makes posting and sharing lists easier and more effective than traditional methods
Wrentham, MA (July 17, 2013) – School supply lists have been at the core of the back-to-school experience for millions of teachers and families for decades, yet the annual chore of creating and distributing lists, and parents’ ability to find lists and purchase supplies, has remained frustrating—until now. TeacherLists.com – the largest and fastest-growing free online service for posting and sharing school supply/wish lists with parents – makes the creation and distribution of school supply lists easier for educators, and provides parents with one simple-to-use digital pathway to access all of their lists.
PresenceLearning’s August 1st webinar features panel of leading experts to answer questions about implementing an online speech therapy program
SAN FRANCISCO, July 17, 2013 – To address the growing interest surrounding the use of teletherapy and to help special education leaders become more informed, PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy services for K-12 students, is partnering with eSchool Media to present a free webinar on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 1:00 PM ET (10:00 AM PT). The one-hour webinar, “Online Speech Therapy Hot Questions. Cool Answers,” will feature a live Q&A session with leading experts in special education and online speech therapy, including Debra M. Giacolone, Ed. S., director of Exceptional Student Education at the District School Board of DeSoto County, Florida, Melissa Jakubowitz, M.A. CCC-SLP, vice president of SLP Clinical Services at PresenceLearning and Dr. Shari Robertson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, professor of Speech-Language Pathology and Associate Dean for Graduate Study and Research at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
PresenceLearning Launches SPEDinsight™ Enabling School Districts to Monitor Progress for Students Receiving Online Speech Therapy
New dashboard shows administrators the ‘big picture’ on student progress in online therapy
SAN FRANCISCO, July 16, 2013 – PresenceLearning has launched SPEDinsight™, a new administrator dashboard that provides an actionable, “bird’s eye” view of the progress made by students with special needs who are receiving speech and other related clinical services online. PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy and other clinical services for K-12 students, now offers superintendents, special education directors and supervisors of related services delivery a top-level graphical view of data summarizing progress on IEP goals, delivery of therapy time owed, and timely completion of mandated IEP meetings.