Makey Makey Partners with Workbench to Deliver a New Online Community for Educators and Fans

“Makey Makey Labz” invites users to “go beyond the banana piano” by making projects found on the site and creating and sharing their own

Baltimore, MD – Jan. 6, 2017 – Makey Makey, which produces invention kits, has partnered with project-based learning leader Workbench to launch Makey Makey Labz, an online community for students, educators and fans. The online community, powered by Workbench, is a place for users to share their Makey Makey inventions and find inspiration from other inventors around the world. Educators can access Makey Makey Labz to browse through a growing library of interactive, hands-on project guides, assign guides to students, and track student progress. To view the platform, visit: https://labz.makeymakey.com 

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Workbench Partners with Clever to Offer Synchronized Single Sign In for Students to its Maker-focused Online Communities

Baltimore, MD – Jan. 5, 2017 –Project-based learning leader Workbench today announced a further integration with education platform Clever to expand on the single sign in to Workbench’s online communities for makers, inventors and educators and offer complete synchronization with a school’s student information system (SIS).  The partnership brings Clever’s secure sync technology to even more students and educators nationwide by allowing users to access Workbench sites with a single, secure login rather than having to remember multiple passwords, while automatically updating student, class, and teacher information from the school’s chosen SIS.

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PresenceLearning Launches New Winter-Spring 2017 Webinar Series Focused on Big Ideas for Transformation in Special Education

New series lifts off Tuesday, February 14, 2017 with scholar, author, and speaker Dr. Lori Desautels providing insights about educational neuroscience and its application to students with special needs

SAN FRANCISCO, January 5, 2017 – PresenceLearning, creator of the leading network of teletherapy providers in education, is launching a free, three-part webinar series for special education leaders and clinicians focused on big, new ideas that can positively impact student development, outcomes, and long term success.

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BrightLink 595Wi Wins District Administration Readers’ Choice Top 100 Product Award

Epson Also Recently Recognized by T.H.E. Journal and Campus Technology Readers’ Choice Awards and Tech & Learning Stellar Service Awards 

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Dec. 19, 2016 – Epson, the number-one projector manufacturer in the world, and the BrightLink® 595Wi interactive projector have been recognized by District Administration magazine’s “Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products for 2016” awards program. The annual awards program highlights K12 leaders’ nominations for products making a positive difference in education.

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Epson Introduces PowerLite 975W Projector with Ultra-Long Lamp Life for K-12 Classrooms

New Projector Delivers Widescreen, Vivid Images and Long-Life Lamp for Reduced Maintenance and Downtime 

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Dec. 13, 2016 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, today announced the PowerLite® 975W projector – Epson's first classroom projector to offer up to a 10,000-hour lamp life in Bright Mode1. Featuring 3,600 lumens of color brightness and 3,600 lumens of white brightness2 and WXGA resolution, the new projector delivers vivid, widescreen images, even in well-lit classrooms. It also offers enterprise-level security via an included wireless module, and teachers can wirelessly share content simultaneously from multiple devices, providing a classroom experience that is brighter and more connected. 

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Apperson Helps Students Prepare for the SAT and ACT with new Practice Test Forms that Mimic the Tests

Testing sheets are compatible with the DataLink 1200 scanner giving schools detailed analysis and reporting through DataLink Connect Software

Charlotte N.C. – Dec. 13, 2016 – In many states, high school juniors are required to take the ACT or SAT test. Assessment leader Apperson is helping schools prepare students for these important tests by offering new practice test forms that are compatible with Apperson’s DataLink 1200 scanners. The scanners and accompanying free DataLink Connect software allow teachers to quickly and easily score the practice tests and analyze the results so they can help students be better prepared for Test Day.

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PresenceLearning Names the Winners of its Third Annual Awards of Excellence

Six education organizations recognized for outstanding leadership and student progress in special education

SAN FRANCISCO, December 8, 2016 – PresenceLearning, the leading provider of live, online special education related services, is pleased to announce the six winners of its 3rd annual Awards of Excellence, recognizing leadership, teamwork, and outstanding student progress.

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Apperson’s Evo SEL Named One of District Administration’s Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products

Charlotte N.C. – Dec. 5, 2016 – Apperson’s Evo Social & Emotional assessment has been named one of District Administration’s Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products. The Top 100 Products awards feature the best education tools selected from more than 1,500 submissions. The final 100 were selected based on nominations and testimonies by administrators and school leaders nationwide.

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Colorado Digital BOCES Partners with Fuel EducationTM to Expand Students’ Career Technical Education and Elective Offerings

Students at Rocky Mountain Digital Academy and Mountain View Virtual have access to Fuel Education’s Online Courses and Career Readiness Pathways™

Herndon, Virginia, December 2, 2016 — When school leaders rethink what new, innovative schools should look like, it is important they implement models that not only fit their vision, but also support students’ academic needs. To help guide schools through this process, the Colorado Department of Education approved the formation of Colorado Digital Board of Cooperative Education Service (CD BOCES) to act as an online and blended learning expert. Under CD BOCES’ guidance and management, Rocky Mountain Digital Academy (RMDA) and Mountain View Virtual (MVV) are now using best practices vetted by the BOCES including the Fontan Relational Education (FRE) model, Fuel Education™ (FuelEd™) Online Courses, and Career Readiness Pathways™.

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PublicSchoolWORKS Recognized by Three Industry Awards for Quality of Products and Customer Service

Recent awards include the District Administration Reader’s Choice Top 100 Products, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers and the Tech & Learning Stellar Service Awards 

Cincinnati, OH (December 1, 2016) — PublicSchoolWORKS, the provider of the only comprehensive risk reduction and school safety program for K-12 districts, has won  three industry awards: the 2016 District Administration Readers’ Choice Top 100 Product Awards, the 2016 Stevie Awards for Great Employers and the 2016 Tech & Learning Stellar Service Awards

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