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Waterford Research Institute Launches Classroom Advantage, Cloud-Based Curriculum

The non-profit Waterford Research Institute announced today the launch of Classroom Advantage, an instructional tool aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and aimed at the US school market. Waterford president Dr. Benjamin Heuston noted: “Technology provides a key way for teachers to implement the CCSS in their classrooms. ..." Read More »

Ed Tech Idea Challenge Grant Winners Announced

he Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI), Turning Technologies and Turning Foundation, have chosen two winners for the first-annual Ed Tech Idea Challenge. A total of 33 applications were received from around the country. Eight applicants were chosen to submit responses for the second round of the process. Out of the eight applicants, four were selected to make presentations to a selection committee. Read More »

NSTA Scholarships for New Science Teachers

NSTA announces open registration to apply to participate as a "Fellow" in the New Science Teacher Academy, a career-enhancing program for middle and high school science teachers in their 2nd through 5th year of teaching. This year-long professional development and mentoring program offers unique support and resources throughout the year, intending to heighten teaching skills and content knowledge, and ease the often difficult initial years as a novice teacher. Read More »

AEP Awards Finalists Announced

Finalists for the 2013 AEP Awards were announced Wednesday. The Awards program, which has been in existence for over four decades, is the most prestigious and comprehensive recognition program in the learning resource community. Hundreds of entries were submitted, including print materials, digital learning tools, professional development curricula, and a wide range of periodicals. Read More »

SIIA Honors Two Ed Tech Industry Veterans

The Education Division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) announces that it will honor Dr. Dustin (Dusty) Hull Heuston, chairman of the Waterford Institute, with its prestigious Education Lifetime Achievement Award. SIIA will also present its Ed Tech Impact Award to Lillian Kellogg, vice president of client services for Education Networks of America (ENA), during the upcoming Ed Tech Industry Summit held in San Francisco May 5-7. Read More »

FundingFactory and Scholastic Announce “Go Green” Sweepstakes Winner

FundingFactory, together with Scholastic, announce Susan Jones of Yucaipa Christian School in Yucaipa, Calif., is the winner of the “Go Green” Sweepstakes. More than 1,400 educators throughout the country entered for a chance to win the $5,000 prize by explaining ways they would use the money to support eco-friendly programs and practices at their school. Read More »

Raytheon Stresses Importance of Math to Competitiveness of US Workforce

Raytheon Company is highlighting the importance of math to the 21st century workforce in observance of Mathematics Awareness Month. As part of the company's MathMovesU® initiative — which aims to inspire student interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education — Raytheon announced it is extending its title sponsorship of the MATHCOUNTS® National Competition through 2018. Read More »

Vernier’s 2013 Engineering Contest Winners

Vernier Software & Technology named Jonathan Aurnou and Peter Shimer from the University of California Los Angeles, and Nelson Nunalee from Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, North Carolina, as the winners of the 2013 Vernier Engineering Contest. These winning educators were selected by a panel of Vernier educational experts for demonstrating truly creative teaching using Vernier sensors with National Instruments (NI) LabVIEW™ software. Read More »

Samsung Celebrates Winners in STEM Education Contest

Samsung today announced its third annual finale event to honor the five winning schools of the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest, a nationwide $1M competition designed to raise enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education among U.S. public middle and high school students. Read More »

EdTech Digest Awards Program 2013

Results are in for the third annual EdTech Digest Awards Recognition Program honoring tools, trendsetters and leaders in the education and technology sector. The distinguished awards program recognizes outstanding solutions—and the best and brightest minds—in education and technology. Read More »