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 SIIA, edWeb, and MCH Announce SIIA Educators' Choice Award http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/siia--edweb--and-mch-announce-siia-educators--choice-award.html Each year, the Education Division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) spotlights new companies and products in the education technology market with a semi-annual Innovation Incubator Awards Competition. edWeb.net and MCH Strategic Data co-sponsored the presentation of the Educators' Choice Award for the best new company/product by hosting an online presentation by each of the Innovation Incubator ]]> Tuesday, December 16, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/siia--edweb--and-mch-announce-siia-educators--choice-award.html Ascend Education Announces Explorations Contest http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/ascend-education-announces-explorations-contest.html Ascend Education announced the Create Your Own Math Exploration Contest today. Educators submitting ideas for online math explorations for its Ascend Math product will be eligible to win cash prizes. Ascend Math is an intensive online math intervention program shown to help struggling students gain two or more grade levels in as little as a semester. ]]> Monday, December 15, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/ascend-education-announces-explorations-contest.html C. Blohm & Associates and Selling to Schools Release 'EdNET Insider' Series http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/c--blohm---associates-and-selling-to-schools-release--ednet-insider--series.html EdNET Insider, a new Internet radio interview series recorded during EdNET 2014, is now available on SellingtoSchools Radio. Each 15-minute podcast captures reactions from the education industry's brightest minds and thought leaders, who share advice on ways to leverage K-12 ed-tech market trends and opportunities being discussed at EdNET 2014. ]]> Friday, December 12, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/c--blohm---associates-and-selling-to-schools-release--ednet-insider--series.html Britannica Again Joins DuPont To Honor Young Science Writers http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/britannica-again-joins-dupont-to-honor-young-science-writers.html Britannica® Digital Learning announced today that for the fourth year in a row it will be a partner company for The DuPont Challenge, the acclaimed essay contest for middle- and high-school students that recognizes excellence in science writing. Britannica will provide a host of prizes to the winners, including a set of educational apps and more than 65 e-books on scientific topics. ]]> Thursday, December 11, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/britannica-again-joins-dupont-to-honor-young-science-writers.html Follett Challenge Deadline Set for Jan. 9 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/follett-challenge-deadline-set-for-jan--9.html The deadline to enter the fourth annual competition is Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. A total of $200,000 in products and services from Follett will be awarded to the winning entries. The Follett Challenge is designed to empower educators with a platform to tell the world about how their innovative teaching and learning programs are preparing students for the demands of the 21st century. ]]> Wednesday, December 10, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/follett-challenge-deadline-set-for-jan--9.html Top Math Teachers Invited To Join LearnZillion Dream Team http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/top-math-teachers-invited-to-join-learnzillion-dream-team.html LearnZillion, a digital curriculum and professional learning platform used by more than 550,000 educators, is recruiting top K-8 mathematics teachers for its 2015 Dream Team. Selected each year through a highly competitive process, these teachers are united in their goal to develop themselves and each other through a collaborative process of creating, curating and sharing high-quality Common Core resources for use with students. ]]> Wednesday, December 10, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/top-math-teachers-invited-to-join-learnzillion-dream-team.html Girls Thinking Global Launch and Première To Be Held in New York City http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/girls-thinking-global-launch-and-première-to-be-held-in-new-york-city.html Girls Thinking Global (GTG) announces its formal launch and première in New York on December 8, 2014. The launch event also premières their first International Documentary highlighting the work of the Jungle Mamas, an exemplary program which is part of The Pachamama Alliance. Jungle Mamas trains indigenous Achuar women and adolescents in the Ecuadorian Amazon to become birthing attendants, reducing maternal and neonatal mortality across the region. ]]> Monday, December 08, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/girls-thinking-global-launch-and-première-to-be-held-in-new-york-city.html Top 10 U.S. Schools Win Awards for Moving to Digital Curriculum http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/top-10-u-s--schools-win-awards-for-moving-to-digital-curriculum.html The Learning Counsel selected the schools based on their strategy elements; digital curriculum tactics and content coverage models; organizational practices and systems; successful shift in teaching; and educator and student technology provisions, training, and active use of digital curriculum. ]]> Thursday, December 04, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/top-10-u-s--schools-win-awards-for-moving-to-digital-curriculum.html PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program Announced http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/pbs-learningmedia-digital-innovators-program-announced-12-3-2014.html PBS LearningMedia announced the third annual 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program for tech-savvy K-12 educators. The program recognizes the top 100 applicants nationwide who are incorporating digital media in classrooms and serving as leaders in educational technology. ]]> Wednesday, December 03, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/pbs-learningmedia-digital-innovators-program-announced-12-3-2014.html 15 Schools Named Exemplars of 21st Century Learning http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/15-schools-named-exemplars-of-21st-century-learning.html The Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) has named 15 additional schools from across the United States as exemplars of 21st century learning for 2015. The 21st Century Learning Exemplar Program, shares and celebrates the experiences of schools and districts that have successfully transformed their students’ learning by incorporating elements of the P21 Framework into teacher practice, curriculum, assessment, and professional development. ]]> Tuesday, December 02, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/15-schools-named-exemplars-of-21st-century-learning.html Nominations Open for Second Annual Legends in Literacy Awards http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/nominations-open-for-second-annual-legends-in-literacy-awards-12-2-2014.html myON announced that nominations are now open for the Second Annual Legends in Literacy Awards, to be presented in 2015. The awards are co-sponsored by the International Reading Association (IRA) and MetaMetrics. The 2015 awards will recognize one individual and one team for their work and commitment to literacy, ]]> Tuesday, December 02, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/nominations-open-for-second-annual-legends-in-literacy-awards-12-2-2014.html DA Presents Its Annual Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/da-presents-its-annual-readers--choice-top-100-products.html Continuing to recognize the best of the best, the editors of District Administration magazine are proud to present this year’s 2014 Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products, which were selected from more than 2,400 unique nominations. Up from 1,800 nominations in 2013, this is yet another record-breaking year. ]]> Monday, December 01, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/da-presents-its-annual-readers--choice-top-100-products.html Facing History and Ourselves Announces Winner of Teacher Recognition Contest http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/facing-history-and-ourselves-announces-winner-of-teacher-recognition-contest.html Voters from around the world have chosen Hayden Frederick-Clarke of Boston, Massachusetts, as the winner of the Facing History Together 2014 Teacher Recognition Contest, the international nonprofit organization Facing History and Ourselves announced today. A 10th-grade teacher at Charlestown High School in Boston, Frederick-Clarke will receive a $5,000 award ]]> Thursday, November 20, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/facing-history-and-ourselves-announces-winner-of-teacher-recognition-contest.html CoSN Issues Four Tech Action Steps for Superintendents http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/cosn-issues-four-tech-action-steps-for-superintendents.html CoSN (Consortium for School Networking) today released its second professional learning module for superintendents, titled “Four Action Steps for Strengthening the Technology Leadership Team.” Developed in partnership with AASA, The School Superintendents Association, the guidelines further expand CoSN’s The Empowered Superintendent initiative and will strengthen the collaboration among school system leaders. ]]> Tuesday, November 18, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/cosn-issues-four-tech-action-steps-for-superintendents.html SIIA Education Division Announces 2015 Board of Directors http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/siia-education-division-announces-2015-board-of-directors.html The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, today announced new members of its Education Division Board of Directors. These newly elected and appointed executives from SIIA member companies represent a broad spectrum of corporate interests, and their visionary leadership will help guide the education technology industry during this time of seismic change. ]]> Wednesday, November 12, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/siia-education-division-announces-2015-board-of-directors.html Tech & Learning's 32nd Annual Awards of Excellence Winners http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/tech---learning-s-32nd-annual-awards-of-excellence-winners.html Tech & Learning magazine today named 102 education technology products as winners in its prestigious 32-year-old recognition program. Honored software, hardware, network and web products include innovative applications that break new ground as well as those that added significant enhancements to proven education tools. ]]> Saturday, November 08, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/tech---learning-s-32nd-annual-awards-of-excellence-winners.html Finalists for SIIA Innovation Incubator Program Announced http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/finalists-for-siia-innovation-incubator-program-announced.html The Education Division of the Software & Information Industry Association announces finalists, and an alternate, for its Innovation Incubator Program. The program will be held during the annual Education Business Forum, Dec. 9-10, at the McGraw Hill Conference Center in New York City. The finalists will feature their products during the event, and awards will be presented to the Most Innovative and Most Likely to Succeed based on votes of conference attendees. ]]> Saturday, November 08, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/finalists-for-siia-innovation-incubator-program-announced.html Toyota and Discovery Launch TeenDrive365 Video Challenge f http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/toyota-and-discovery-launch-teendrive365-video-challenge-f.html Toyota and Discovery Education today launched the 2014-2015 TeenDrive365 Video Challenge (formerly known as the Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge). Now in its fourth year, the Video Challenge invites teens across the country to create short videos to inspire their friends to drive safely and avoid distractions. ]]> Thursday, November 06, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/toyota-and-discovery-launch-teendrive365-video-challenge-f.html EDspaces Celebrates High-Performing Learning Environments http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/edspaces-celebrates-high-performing-learning-environments.html For the first time, the American Institute of Architects Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) held its Annual Fall Conference in conjunction with the EDspaces, and will continue for 2015 and beyond. The CAE was instrumental in planning an exceptional Educational Facility Tour that included stops at Florida Polytechnic University, Strawberry Crest High School and Tampa Prep Middle School. ]]> Tuesday, November 04, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/edspaces-celebrates-high-performing-learning-environments.html SIIA To Hold Education Business Forum in New York http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/siia-to-hold-education-business-forum-in-new-york.html The Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, today announced that it will hold the Education Business Forum (EBF), the leading business and finance conference for the K-12 and postsecondary education technology markets, Dec. 9-10 at McGraw-Hill Conference Center in New York City. ]]> Tuesday, November 04, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/siia-to-hold-education-business-forum-in-new-york.html