LearnPad “Purpose Built for Education” Tablet Solution Launches ‘ClassView’ at ISTE

‘ClassView’ provides superior management and sharing of education tablets

July 1, 2013 San Antonio, TX – Just announced at the 2013 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in San Antonio, Texas, Educational Resources now offers the new ClassView™ module for use with their award-winning LearnPad education tablet solution. ClassView allows for instantaneous “at-a-glance” views of any tablet within a class or organization. The new features offer the ability to share a particular screen with a large group, as well as push lessons and content to a single device, groups of devices, or an entire classroom.

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American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) President and CEO Named Learning First Alliance Chair

Dr. Sharon Robinson brings a wealth of education leadership and experience to LFA

Washington, D.C. – July 1, 2013 – The Learning First Alliance (LFA), a partnership of 16 leading education associations with more than 10 million members dedicated to improving student learning in America's public schools, has named Sharon Robinson, Ed.D, the president and chief executive officer of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), as the 2013-14 chair of LFA’s Board of Directors.  Long committed to high-quality teaching, rigorous scholarship and diversity in the nation’s teaching workforce, Dr. Robinson has served in her current position at AACTE since 2005.

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Vernier Expands Logger Pro® 3 Capabilities to Wirelessly Share Data with iPad® and Mobile Devices

Logger Pro 3 joins Vernier’s Connected Science System® allowing instructors and students to access and collaborate on data from laboratory experiments 

BEAVERTON, Oregon, July 1, 2013 – Vernier Software & Technology has added its Logger Pro 3 software to the Connected Science System, a networked collection of technology that expands the ability to use data collected with Vernier’s data-collection devices. This addition allows teachers and students to wirelessly share data from Logger Pro  with Data Sharing enabled to multiple mobile devices, including iPad, Chromebook™ notebook computers, Android™ devices, and more.

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California Charter School Adopts Online Speech Therapy to Provide Consistent Support to Students with Special Needs

Mountain Peak Charter School uses PresenceLearning with students in need of speech language services as part of alternative learning model

SAN FRANCISCO, July 1, 2013 – Mountain Peak Charter School in Vista, CA strives to optimize learning for each student by providing a personalized learning program. To adequately do this for those students with special needs, Mountain Peak Charter School implemented PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy services for K-12 students. The online therapy service allows Mountain Peak Charter School to provide its students with the consistent speech therapy needed for success. 

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Vernier Launches its Fall 2013 Data-Collection Workshop Series for Science Educators

Free 4-hour workshops provide hands-on training for integrating data-collection technology and digital tools into science curricula

BEAVERTON, Oregon, June 27, 2013 – Starting this September, Vernier Software & Technology will offer 38 free workshops to help science educators learn about the various ways to integrate data-collection technology, also called digital tools, into their curriculum, which is called for in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Led by experienced training specialists, each four-hour, hands-on workshop provides seasoned educators the opportunity to hone their data-collection skills while helping teachers new to probeware learn and explore the basics. Each workshop will be conducted using Vernier’s award-winning line of computer and handheld data-collection technology. 

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Smart Toys and Games’ ‘Bunny Peek A Boo’ Wins Four Prestigious Awards

ASTRA, Dr. Toy, Parents’ Choice and Tillywig recognize Bunny for its educational value, playability and “green” approach

SAN FRANCISCO – June 26, 2013 – Smart Toys and Games, Inc., a leading producer of award-winning single-player logic games and the SmartMax® magnetic construction system, has earned four awards from multiple toy and parenting awards programs for its popular game Bunny Peek A Boo. Recent awards include – ASTRA Best Toys for Kids, Dr. Toy’s Best Green Toys, Parents’ Choice Awards, and the Tillywig Toy & Media Awards.

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Webinar for Special Education Leaders Explores Blended Models for Delivering Speech and Occupational Therapy

PresenceLearning’s July 9th webinar features a Q&A session about the benefits of combining online and onsite therapy delivery methods

SAN FRANCISCO, June 24, 2013 – Budget cuts and shortages of speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and occupational therapists (OTs) make it even more important for districts to make the most of their special education and related services resources. To help special education leaders creatively harness existing resources and combine them with online resources, PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy services for K-12 students, is hosting a free webinar on Tuesday, July 9th at 1PM ET (10 AM PT). Part of the company’s summer webinar series, the one-hour webinar “Blended Models: SPED Leaders Share Their Implementation Formulas for Online Speech Therapy,” features Peggy Jadack, Director of Pupil Services at Sparta Area School District, Deirdre Shearer, Coordinator of Special Programs at Pikes Peak BOCES, and Allison G. Oxford, Ed.S., Director of Instructional Support Services at Murray County Schools.

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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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