Sci-Voice Talking LabQuest 2 Provides Blind and Low-Vision Students with More Independence during Science Labs

Independence Science integrates text-to-speech assistive technology with Vernier Software & Technology’s data-collection interface 

LAFAYETTE, Ind., July 10, 2017 — Independence Science recently launched the Sci-Voice Talking LabQuest 2 to help blind and low-vision students independently complete data-collection investigations during STEM labs. By integrating text-to-speech assistive technology with Vernier Software & Technology’s LabQuest 2 hardware device, the Sci-Voice Talking LabQuest 2 speaks real-time data results to students.

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City Year Webinar Offers Insight on using Mentors to Improve Social-Emotional Skills of At-Risk Youth

Webinar hosted by Aperture Education Aug. 9, 2017 will explore City Year’s use of mentors and SEL data for progress monitoring 

Charlotte N.C. (July 7, 2017) — Providing at-risk youth with opportunities to develop positive relationships and social-emotional skills can have a dramatic impact on their success in school and life. City Year, which supports schools with high dropout rates in 27 cities across the country, will lead a webinar at 2 p.m. EDT Aug. 9, 2017, to share how it has achieved success in this area. 

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PresenceLearning Named Finalist in 2017 SIIA CODiE Awards

Telehealth network of live, online special education related service providers recognized in Best Solution for Special Needs Students category

SAN FRANCISCO, July 5, 2017 – PresenceLearning, the leading telehealth network of live, online special education related service providers, was named a 2017 SIIA CODiE Awards finalist. It was recognized in the Best Solution for Special Needs Students category, which honors the best application specifically designed to benefit students with unique educational needs, including those with physical or learning disabilities, those on the autism spectrum, or those who are gifted and talented in the PreK-12 or higher education markets.

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Workbench Helps Baltimore County Public Schools Expand its Project-Based Learning Initiatives by Creating the District’s Online Learning Hub

Workbench allows BCPS teachers throughout the district to build, share and assign project-based, hands-on lessons

Baltimore, MD – June 26, 2017 – Edtech company Workbench and Baltimore County Public Schools, Maryland’s third-largest school district, have partnered to launch an online learning hub that will help the district expand its project-based learning initiatives to all 9,076 teachers and 112,139 students. The hub will pull content and project-based lessons into a single online portal, powered by Workbench, where BCPS users can browse, build, share, assign and assess more project-based content.

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Workbench Launches New Coding Tools for its Project-Based Learning Platform to Help Students Develop their Programming Skills

Additionally, Workbench adds Canvas and Engrade integration to its platform

Baltimore, MD – June 26, 2017 – Edtech company Workbench has launched new features for its education platform that allow students to work through programming lessons that get progressively more complex as they build their coding skills.

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Workbench Platform Builds Online Communities for Multiple Technology Companies to Support Project-based Learning with their Product Lines

Partners Dremel, Pai Technology and Robolink will have robust communities to give students, teachers and fans a place to create, access and share projects 

Baltimore, MD – June 26, 2017 – Edtech company Workbench has added partners Dremel, Pai Technology and Robolink to create online communities where makers, fans, students and educators can access projects that use 3D printers, robots and drones. 

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Vernier Announces Exclusive Distributorship of Pivot Interactives’ Real-World Science Online Video Platform

College and high school students learn physics through experiments that are difficult or impossible to set up in the classroom

BEAVERTON, Oregon, June 26, 2017 — Vernier Software & Technology will provide high school and college physics students with interactive videos of real scientific phenomena through the distribution of Pivot Interactives. Unlike animated simulations, these high-resolution videos incorporate authentic experiences and data to help students learn physics. These classroom-ready, student-driven, open-ended investigations provide teachers with experiments that would otherwise be impossible, unsafe, impractical, or time consuming to set up for hands-on student instruction. 

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Boston Business Journal Names Curriculum Associates a 2017 “Best Place to Work” Winner for the Third Consecutive Year

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., June 26, 2017 – The Boston Business Journal has recognized Curriculum Associates as the third Best Place to Work in Massachusetts in the Large Category.  In all, 80 companies were honored at the BBJ’s awards program on Thursday, June 22 at Boston’s iconic Symphony Hall. Rankings were revealed at the ceremony. This is the third consecutive year Curriculum Associates was recognized.

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Impero Software Launches Major New Products to Help Schools Manage Mobile Devices and Analyze Data

EdLink for mobile device management and Impero Insight rich analytics tool make Impero an even more comprehensive solution for school systems

 Simi Valley, CA, June 23 2017 – Impero Software, a leading provider of classroom management, network management and online safety software, is showcasing multiple new products at ISTE 2017. These latest developments are designed to help schools manage and monitor devices in a BYOD or 1:1 environment and enhance the value customers are already receiving with flagship product Impero Education Pro.

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