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US, Canada, China and New Zealand Teams Reign at VEX Robotics World Championship

Winning alliances from the Middle School, High School and College competitions triumphed from United States, Canada, China and New Zealand, after outmaneuvering some of the world’s best teams during the intense three-day tournament which took place on April 14-16 at Walt Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Fla. Read More »

VEX Robotics World Championship Powers Up

Celebrating National Robotics Week, nearly 10,000 middle school, high school and university participants from 16 countries around the world will compete in the action-packed 2011 VEX Robotics World Championship, to be held with free admission to the general public at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World® Resort near Orlando, Florida on April 14-16. Read More »

SIIA Announces Finalists for 2011 CODiE Awards in Education Technology

The Software & Information Industry Association announces finalists for the CODiE™ Awards in the education technology categories. Finalists now will be reviewed by SIIA members, who will vote on winners for all 24 categories. The winners will be announced on Monday, May 23. Read More »

Winners of the 17th Annual BESSIE Awards Announced

The ComputED Gazette is pleased to announce winners of its 17th Annual Best Educational Software Awards. The Awards target innovative and content-rich programs and websites that provide parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence. Read More »

Cognitive Accessibility Initiative Seeks Volunteers

A new accessibility initiative is creating standards to make assistive and consumer technologies more usable by people with cognitive impairment, and membership is open for the related RESNA Standards Committee on Cognitive Technologies.This work by the RERC-ACT of the University of Colorado School of Medicine is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities. Read More »

How Do Educators Discover the Keys to Creating Authentic Professional Learning Communities?

Many teachers and school administrators truly desire to learn how to be more effective so their students will be more successful. How do they accomplish that? One way is to participate in a Professional Learning Community (PLC). Corwin provides keys to creating an authentic PLC in its new book, The Practice of Authentic PLCs: A Guide to Effective Teacher Teams. Read More »

SoftChalk Announces 2011 Lesson Challenge Winners

The Lesson Challenge, an online contest that ran from November through January, gave SoftChalk enthusiasts a chance to use their lesson content for something besides engaging students—winning money! This year, all entries were required to be uploaded and shared by their author on SoftChalk CONNECT, SoftChalk’s learning object repository. Read More »

CompassLearning Announces Odyssey Innovation Grant

CompassLearning announces the spring 2011 CompassLearning Odyssey® Innovation Grant. The purpose of the grant is to celebrate outstanding examples of increased student achievement through the innovative use of CompassLearning Odyssey in elementary and secondary schools in the U.S Read More »

‘Explore the Blue’ Essay Contest Winners Announced

In September 2010, Take Me Fishing™ and Discovery Education set out to educate students about the importance of outdoor recreational activities, such as boating and fishing, and the value of clean and healthy natural resources through a new web site called In support of this goal, the groups launched an essay contest,.... Read More »

New Scholarship Cultivates Talent in the Educational Resource Industry

The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) today announced the launch of its groundbreaking Talent Development Scholarship Program. While many education companies have in-house programs for professional development, AEP is working to organize an industry-wide effort for recruiting and cultivating new and diverse individuals to the community. Read More »