EdNET Insight - Announcements http://www.ednetinsight.com en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Central by Imulus (http://imulus.com) info@ednetinsight.com Schools Win $90,000 in Grants To Bring Advanced Technology to the Classroom http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/schools-win--90-000-in-grants-to-bring-advanced-technology-to-the-classroom.html Two lucky schools have new technology in their classrooms. North Miami Beach Senior High School (Miami Dade, Fla.) and Irmo Middle School International Academic Magnet (Columbia, S.C.) were the grand prize winners of the 12th-annual Win a Wireless Lab Sweepstakes, from CDW-G and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms. ]]> Wednesday, October 29, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/schools-win--90-000-in-grants-to-bring-advanced-technology-to-the-classroom.html myMAGICALSummer Reading Challenge Winners Announced http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/mymagicalsummer-reading-challenge-winners-announced.html myON held its myMAGICALSummer reading contest from May 12th to August 25th 2014. The results are in, and myON is proud to announce the winning school and students who read the most books as a collective campus and individual readers. The summer reading contest was designed to minimize the summer slide while motivating students to find the magic in reading. Summer break is the perfect opportunity to continue exciting and engaging kids in reading. ]]> Monday, October 27, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/mymagicalsummer-reading-challenge-winners-announced.html Capstone Debuts Short Film School Libraries Matter http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/capstone-debuts-short-film-school-libraries-matter.html At the School Library Journal Leadership Summit held last weekend in St. Paul, Minn., Capstone debuted School Libraries Matter: The Changing Role of the School Librarian, a short film it produced with the help of educators across the nation. School Libraries Matter highlights how technology continues to evolve librarians' role, how qualified librarians directly impact student achievement, and how libraries are the center of learning in schools. ]]> Monday, October 27, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/capstone-debuts-short-film-school-libraries-matter.html Knovation Honors Top Districts Using Digital Learning Resources http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/knovation-honors-top-districts-using-digital-learning-resources.html Knovation announces recipients of its Digital Learning Awards, which honors the top 100 school districts using digital resources to enhance their classroom experience. The program honors districts across the country using netTrekker, which delivers Knovation’s industry-leading library containing more than 360,000 curated digital learning resources... ]]> Monday, October 27, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/knovation-honors-top-districts-using-digital-learning-resources.html School of the Future Design Competition Winners Shine http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/school-of-the-future-design-competition-winners-shine.html Six teams of middle school students met at the CEFPI Annual Conference in Portland, OR, to compete in the final leg of The School of the Future Design Competition. The competition challenges students from across the globe to think creatively as they plan and design tomorrow's 21st century learning environments to enhance innovative ways of teaching and learning, be healthy, conserve resources, be environmentally responsive and engage the surrounding community. ]]> Saturday, October 18, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/school-of-the-future-design-competition-winners-shine.html Honeywell and NASA Bring STEM Education Event Back for 10th Year http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/honeywell-and-nasa-bring-stem-education-event-back-for-10th-year.html Honeywell and NASA are celebrating 10 years of collaboration with FMA Live! Forces in Motion, an award-winning, hip-hop physics education program that inspires middle school students to learn and enjoy math and science in a compelling, fun and memorable way. The popular show, which will visit its 1,000th school during this special tour, ]]> Thursday, October 16, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/honeywell-and-nasa-bring-stem-education-event-back-for-10th-year.html CELT National Education Summit To Highlight Landmark Investments in Procurement and Implementation http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/celt-national-education-summit-to-highlight-landmark-investments-in-procurement-and-implementation.html The Center for Educational Leadership and Technology (CELT) is excited to announce that the agenda for its 2014 National Education Summit on the Procurement and Implementation of Administrative and Instructional Improvement Systems includes several sessions focused on groundbreaking investments made by the world's most influential philanthropic foundations. ]]> Monday, October 13, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/celt-national-education-summit-to-highlight-landmark-investments-in-procurement-and-implementation.html 5th Annual Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/5th-annual-canadian-edtech-leadership-summit.html Nolan Bushnell's latest venture, education gaming start-up, BrainRush will strike a chord with delegates at the 5th Annual Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit at MaRS Discovery District on October 23rd. This year's Summit features world class experts in making sense of the digital learning revolution. ]]> Thursday, October 09, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/5th-annual-canadian-edtech-leadership-summit.html 'Empowering Innovation' - Fourth Annual Follett Challenge http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/-empowering-innovation----fourth-annual-follett-challenge.html The fourth annual Follett Challenge, which will highlight and reward the most innovative K-12 programs that teach 21st century skills to students, launches its 2014-15 contest Monday, Oct. 6.Since its debut, the Follett Challenge has evolved from focusing on libraries to include the entire school. The 2014-15 Follett Challenge is open to submissions from the full spectrum of classroom teachers, technology specialists, administrators, PTAs, and, of course, librarians. ]]> Thursday, October 02, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/-empowering-innovation----fourth-annual-follett-challenge.html Belk, Discovery Education and ISTE Launch Belk Service Learning Challenge http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/belk--discovery-education-and-iste-launch-belk-service-learning-challenge.html Belk, Discovery Education and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) announced today the back-to-school launch of the Belk Service Learning Challenge, a comprehensive standards-aligned program encouraging middle school students to facilitate positive changes in their communities by applying critical thinking, problem-solving and creativity skills to a service-learning project of their choice. ]]> Wednesday, October 01, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/belk--discovery-education-and-iste-launch-belk-service-learning-challenge.html Discovery Communications Continues "Connect the Dots" STEM Education Campaign http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/discovery-communications-continues--connect-the-dots--stem-education-campaign.html As part of its ongoing "Connect the Dots" STEM education initiative, Discovery Communications announced today it has begun airing a cross-channel public service announcement promoting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and mentorship. The PSA is a component of Discovery's partnership with US2020 announced at the White House Science Fair in May.... ]]> Wednesday, October 01, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/discovery-communications-continues--connect-the-dots--stem-education-campaign.html Girls Thinking Global to Support Empowerment of Girls Globally http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/girls-thinking-global-to-support-empowerment-of-girls-globally.html Girls Thinking Global (GTG) announced its official non-profit launch today, an organization connecting global change makers to empower adolescent girls. GTG is embarking on a visionary journey to create a global network serving women and girls, to leverage resources - monetary, in-kind, and communicative - to ensure that every possible dollar and resource is used to improve the quality of life for adolescent girls worldwide. ]]> Monday, September 29, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/girls-thinking-global-to-support-empowerment-of-girls-globally.html Toshiba and NSTA Announce 23rd Annual Exploravision Competition http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/toshiba-and-nsta-announce-23rd-annual-exploravision-competition.html The Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision program is kicking off its 23rd year of the world’s largest K-12 science competition with registration now open. Sponsored by Toshiba and administered by NSTA, the ExploraVision program builds problem-solving, critical thinking, and collaboration skills that are central to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). ]]> Tuesday, September 23, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/toshiba-and-nsta-announce-23rd-annual-exploravision-competition.html 2014 Educational Technology Summit http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/2014-educational-technology-summit.html Today's technology, used effectively, presents tremendous opportunities to engage students and personalize learning in any K-12 classroom. Building on the findings of the 2013 edtech summit on the challenges to access of quality digital-learning tools, this year's summit will focus on training and supporting teachers to succeed in a networked learning environment and provide an update on efforts to wire America's classrooms. ]]> Monday, September 22, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/2014-educational-technology-summit.html New Partner APPA Brings Credentialing Program to EDspaces http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/new-partner-appa-brings-credentialing-program-to-edspaces.html The Education Market Association (EDmarket) is proud to announce that APPA is the latest Knowledge Partner for the EDspaces Conference & Expo. As a Knowledge Partner, APPA is bringing its Credentialing Program to EDspaces. Participants will receive a $200 discount when they register for both EDspaces and the APPA Credentialing Course on October 29 and 30 in Tampa, Florida. ]]> Tuesday, September 16, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/new-partner-appa-brings-credentialing-program-to-edspaces.html Honeywell and NASA Celebrate 10th Anniversary of FMA Live! http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/honeywell-and-nasa-celebrate-10th-anniversary-of-fma-live-.html Honeywell and NASA are celebrating 10 years of collaboration with FMA Live! Forces in Motion, an award-winning, hip-hop physics education program that inspires middle school students to learn and enjoy math and science in a compelling, fun and memorable way. The popular show will visit its 1,000th school during this special tour... ]]> Monday, September 15, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/honeywell-and-nasa-celebrate-10th-anniversary-of-fma-live-.html Call for Applications Now Open for the 2015 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/call-for-applications-now-open-for-the-2015-vernier-nsta-technology-awards.html Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) are now accepting applications for the annual Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards. Seven educators – one elementary teacher, two middle school teachers, three high school teachers, and one college-level educator – will be recognized for their innovative use of data-collection technology using a computer, graphing calculator, or other handheld device in the science classroom. ]]> Wednesday, September 10, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/call-for-applications-now-open-for-the-2015-vernier-nsta-technology-awards.html Nominations Now Open for the 30th Annual SIIA CODiE Awards http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/nominations-now-open-for-the-30th-annual-siia-codie-awards.html The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) opened nominations for the 2015 SIIA CODiE Awards. The 2015 CODiE Awards feature 14 new and updated categories, reflecting the dramatic changes in technology and business models impacting the software and information industries. The CODiE Awards have been the premier award for the software and information industries for 29 years. The awards program has three tracks organized by industry focus: Content, Education and Software. ]]> Monday, September 08, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/nominations-now-open-for-the-30th-annual-siia-codie-awards.html 2014 EDspaces Innovation Awards Now Open http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/2014-edspaces-innovation-awards-now-open.html EDspaces Innovation Awards competition is now open. The Education Market Association (EDmarket) is proud to partner with the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) to recognize manufacturers for excellence in product design for the learning environment. ]]> Monday, September 08, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/2014-edspaces-innovation-awards-now-open.html Inaugural School Librarian of the Year Award http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/inaugural-school-librarian-of-the-year-award.html School Library Journal today announced the winners of the first annual School Librarian of the Year Award, which honors K-12 school library professionals for outstanding achievement and the exemplary use of 21st- century tools and services to engage students toward fostering multiple literacies. ]]> Wednesday, September 03, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/inaugural-school-librarian-of-the-year-award.html