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 CSTA Conference http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/csta-conference.html The 2016 Annual Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) will be held July 10-12 in San Diego, CA. Districts from all over the U.S. will be attending this meeting to prepare for the growth in computer science education. CSTA is committed to the #CSforAll Intiative ]]> Thursday, May 26, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/csta-conference.html National KidWind Challenge Champions Announced http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/national-kidwind-challenge-champions-announced.html To inspire students in grades 4-12 to explore their passion for renewable energy and engineering, KidWind hosted the National KidWind Challenge. A total of 49 teams of students competed for the chance to win the grand prize of $1,500 cash and Vernier Software & Technology lab equipment for their school, second place prizes of $750 in cash and equipment and third place prizes of $400 in cash and equipment. ]]> Wednesday, May 25, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/national-kidwind-challenge-champions-announced.html ETIN of SIIA to Host Symposium on Learning Ecosystems http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/etin-of-siia-to-host-symposium-on-learning-ecosystems.html The Education Industry Symposium (EIS) will be held July 25-27 at The Marriott Hotel City Center in Denver, Colorado. This conference will bring together 250-300 representatives from ed tech companies, publishers, start-ups, the financial community, professional associations, K-20 education institutions and the federal and state governments. It will also bring together member companies from ETIN and the former Education Industry Association (EIA). ]]> Thursday, May 19, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/etin-of-siia-to-host-symposium-on-learning-ecosystems.html Idaho District Wins 2016 Fuel Education™ Transformation Award http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/idaho-district-wins-2016-fuel-education--transformation-award.html Personalized learning solutions provider Fuel Education™ (FuelEd™) has named Bonneville Online School (BOS) its 2016 Transformation Award winner. Schools and districts using FuelEd solutions were encouraged to submit success stories to demonstrate how they have used innovative online or blended learning programs to transform education for their students. ]]> Saturday, May 14, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/idaho-district-wins-2016-fuel-education--transformation-award.html KidWind Hosts National KidWind Challenge http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/kidwind-hosts-national-kidwind-challenge.html To celebrate students' interest in harnessing the power of wind energy, KidWind, the international leader of wind energy education, is hosting its annual National KidWind Challenge, where high school and middle school teams from around the country who have competed regionally and online come together to compete for top honors. ]]> Saturday, May 14, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/kidwind-hosts-national-kidwind-challenge.html Turnitin Opens Nominations for 2016 Global Innovation Awards http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/turnitin-opens-nominations-for-2016-global-innovation-awards.html Turnitin has opened nominations for the 2016 Global Innovation Awards program, which recognizes educators who demonstrate excellence in promoting academic integrity, student engagement and the innovative use of Turnitin to support learning in their schools, colleges and institutions. ]]> Wednesday, May 11, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/turnitin-opens-nominations-for-2016-global-innovation-awards.html Shell and NSTA Announce 2016 Shell Urban Science Educator Development Award Winners http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/shell-and-nsta-announce-2016-shell-urban-science-educator-development-award-winners.html Shell Oil Company and the National Science Teachers Association today announced the recipients of the annual Shell Urban Science Educator Development Award. The awardees (listed below) were honored at a special banquet and ceremony last month at the NSTA National Conference on Science Education in Nashville, Tenn. ]]> Tuesday, May 10, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/shell-and-nsta-announce-2016-shell-urban-science-educator-development-award-winners.html Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation and Discovery Education Award Prizes in Healthy Living Initiative http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/healthy-weight-commitment-foundation-and-discovery-education-award-prizes-in-healthy-living-initiative.html The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation and Discovery Education announced the winners of the 2016 Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes and Smart from the Start Awards, annually offered incentive programs from the Together Counts™ program. ]]> Monday, May 09, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/healthy-weight-commitment-foundation-and-discovery-education-award-prizes-in-healthy-living-initiative.html Staples Provides One Million Thank You Cards To Honor Teachers http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/staples-provides-one-million-thank-you-cards-to-honor-teachers.html To celebrate teachers and all they do, Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) is giving customers the opportunity to thank a teacher that has made a difference in their lives by providing one million free thank you cards in Staples’ stores across the country or Staples.com/giftcards during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6. ]]> Friday, May 06, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/staples-provides-one-million-thank-you-cards-to-honor-teachers.html Office Depot Allows Schools to Earn Free Supplies http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/office-depot-allows-schools-to-earn-free-supplies.html Office Depot, Inc., through its Office Depot and OfficeMax brands, allows schools from pre-kindergarten through the 12th grade to earn credits for free supplies through its exclusive “Give Back to Schools” program. Over $29 million in merchandise certificates have been issued to the more than 160,000 schools since the inception of Office Depot’s “Give Back to Schools” program. ]]> Tuesday, May 03, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/office-depot-allows-schools-to-earn-free-supplies.html Imagination Playground Announces WeAreTeachers Giveaway Winners http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/imagination-playground-announces-weareteachers-giveaway-winners.html Imagination Playground, LLC announced today the winners of their giveaway contest conducted in partnership with WeAreTeachers, a popular online destination and social media brand providing teaching resources. The giveaway featured three Imagination Playground children’s building sets valued in total at over $6500, and included 300 additional prizes. ]]> Sunday, May 01, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/imagination-playground-announces-weareteachers-giveaway-winners.html Toyota and Discovery Announce Winners of TeenDrive365 Video Challenge http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/toyota-and-discovery-announce-winners-of-teendrive365-video-challenge.html Toyota and Discovery Education announced that the Sherwood High School students, of Montgomery County Public Schools in Olney, Md. (outside of Washington, D.C.) won the grand prize in the Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge for their video "For the Whales." Now in its fifth year, the Toyota and Discovery Education challenge invites teens across the country to create public service videos to inspire their friends and peers to drive more safely. ]]> Sunday, May 01, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/toyota-and-discovery-announce-winners-of-teendrive365-video-challenge.html Promethean Launches ClassFlow Lesson-Building Competition http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/promethean-launches-classflow-lesson-building-competition.html Promethean today announced the launch of its inaugural "Best in ClassFlow" lesson-building competition. To enter, teachers first register for ClassFlow, an award-winning collaborative learning application, for free. They then choose from four categories as the foundation of their interactive lesson. ]]> Thursday, April 28, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/promethean-launches-classflow-lesson-building-competition.html Discovery Education and Nutrients for Life Foundation's "Let It Grow Contest" http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/discovery-education-and-nutrients-for-life-foundation-s--let-it-grow-contest-.html Discovery Education and the Nutrients for Life Foundation announced the winners of the 2016 Let It Grow Contest. This contest awards more than $10,000 in prizes to six middle schools nationwide as part of From the Ground Up: The Science of Soil, an education initiative that offers middle school students a deeper understanding of the importance of soil science. ]]> Wednesday, April 27, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/discovery-education-and-nutrients-for-life-foundation-s--let-it-grow-contest-.html ISTE 2016 Awards Announced, http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/iste-2016-awards-announced-.html Today, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) announced its 2016 award winners, honoring individuals who are paving the way for connected learning. Each year, ISTE's awards recognize individuals whose exemplary work provides a model for learning, teaching and leading in the digital age. ]]> Wednesday, April 27, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/iste-2016-awards-announced-.html Toyota and VH1 Save The Music Help Music Education http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/toyota-and-vh1-save-the-music-help-music-education.html Last fall Toyota and VH1 Save The Music Foundation brought music education to LaPlace Elementary, a New Orleans area school. This year they will do the same for another deserving school. Launching at Stagecoach in Indio, California on April 29, Toyota will have an interactive activation running throughout the festival season. ]]> Wednesday, April 27, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/toyota-and-vh1-save-the-music-help-music-education.html Follett Challenge Announces Grand-Prize Winning School http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/follett-challenge-announces-grand-prize-winning-school.html Featuring an innovative and successful STEM program that teaches 21st-century learning skills in a unique way, Ben Eielson Junior/Senior High School, located on Alaska's Eielson Air Force Base, is the grand-prize winner of the fifth annual Follett Challenge. ]]> Tuesday, April 26, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/follett-challenge-announces-grand-prize-winning-school.html Yes I Can Awards, Sponsored by Pearson, Announced http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/yes-i-can-awards--sponsored-by-pearson--announced.html Twelve outstanding young people were honored this year at the Yes I Can awards ceremony at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) 2016 Convention & Expo. The award recipients, who range in age from nine-years old to 20, are making incredible contributions to their communities as artists, scholars, advocates, technology experts and successful students and employees. ]]> Wednesday, April 20, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/yes-i-can-awards--sponsored-by-pearson--announced.html Girls Thinking Global Receives NEA Foundation Grant http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/girls-thinking-global-receives-nea-foundation-grant.html Girls Thinking Global (GTG) has been awarded a grant by the NEA Foundation to support the creation of the GTG Collaborative, an online community of practice. The grant will support the development of data visualization to demonstrate the value of collaboration and coordination among organization leaders who share a vision to educate and empower adolescent girls and young women throughout the world. ]]> Tuesday, April 19, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/girls-thinking-global-receives-nea-foundation-grant.html PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/pbs-learningmedia-digital-innovators-program.html PBS has announced the members of the 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program, now in its fourth year. PBS LearningMedia is honoring educators from across the country who exemplify excellence in using technology and digital media to support student learning. ]]> Tuesday, April 12, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/pbs-learningmedia-digital-innovators-program.html