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 2015 Flashlight Award Winners http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/2015-flashlight-award-winners.html The Data Quality Campaign's Flashlight Awards recognize education visionaries, leaders, and trailblazers who are championing the power of effective data use to support families and educators in their efforts to improve student achievement. The awards celebrate outstanding work at the state and local levels, shining a light on individuals and organizations that have embraced a culture of data in service of students. ]]> Thursday, October 01, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/2015-flashlight-award-winners.html The Data Quality Campaign Awards Education Leaders http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/the-data-quality-campaign-awards-education-leaders.html The Data Quality Campaign (DQC) today announced the finalists for the 2015 Flashlight Awards. The award recognizes school districts that are using data to answer questions, empower educators, and transparently communicate with parents and the public. ]]> Thursday, October 01, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/the-data-quality-campaign-awards-education-leaders.html TeacherLists Announces ‘Schools Work Smarter' Winner http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/teacherlists-announces--schools-work-smarter--winner.html TeacherLists, the smarter way to manage, share and find school supply lists, announces St. John Brebeuf School in Niles, Ill. as the winner of the 2015 ‘Schools Work Smarter’ sweepstakes. St. John Brebeuf School was selected out of 500 schools to receive a $5,000 prize to help fund a 1:1 technology initiative in the 2015-2016 school year. ]]> Tuesday, September 29, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/teacherlists-announces--schools-work-smarter--winner.html XPRIZE and Google Announce Winners of STEM Competition http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/xprize-and-google-announce-winners-of-stem-competition.html XPRIZE and Google today announced the winners of the 2015 MOONBOTS Challenge, also considered the “Google Lunar XPRIZE for Kids.” It is an international competition that inspires the next generation of space explorers and innovators by inviting kids ages 8-17 to design, create and program their own lunar rover, based on a legend or theory that inspires them about the moon. ]]> Saturday, September 26, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/xprize-and-google-announce-winners-of-stem-competition.html edWeb Partners with the First National Digital Citizenship Summi http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/edweb-partners-with-the-first-national-digital-citizenship-summi.html edWeb.net is delighted to announce its partnership with the first national Digital Citizenship Summit to be held in West Hartford, CT, on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. The Digital Citizenship Summit is an all-day national conference focused on the safe, savvy, and ethical use of technology. Sessions will focus on a broad range of topics such as online reputation, empathy online, and proper social media use. ]]> Tuesday, September 22, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/edweb-partners-with-the-first-national-digital-citizenship-summi.html Samsung's Annual $2 Million STEM Education Contest http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/samsung-s-annual--2-million-stem-education-contest.html Samsung Electronics America (SEA) announced the launch of the company’s 6th annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow (#SamsungSolve) program and the call for entry submissions. Samsung’s flagship citizenship initiative is one of many innovative programs designed to address the growing education gap and career development shortage in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in the U.S. ]]> Tuesday, September 15, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/samsung-s-annual--2-million-stem-education-contest.html Nominations Open for 2016 Ed Tech CODiE Awards http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/nominations-open-for-2016-ed-tech-codie-awards.html The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is accepting nominations for the 2016 SIIA CODiE Awards. Developers of educational software, digital content, online learning services and related technologies across the K-20 sector are invited to nominate applications, products and services. This year’s program features 29 Education categories, several of which are new or updated to reflect the latest industry trends and business models. ]]> Tuesday, September 15, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/nominations-open-for-2016-ed-tech-codie-awards.html Call for Speaking Proposals for 2016 Cite Conference http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/call-for-speaking-proposals-for-2016-cite-conference.html ]]> Tuesday, September 15, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/call-for-speaking-proposals-for-2016-cite-conference.html Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation and Discovery Education Offer Renowned Wellness Initiative http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/healthy-weight-commitment-foundation-and-discovery-education-offer-renowned-wellness-initiative.html The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation and Discovery Education announced new features of the Together Counts™ program for the 2015-2016 school year. Established in 2010, the Together Counts program is a comprehensive initiative designed to positively impact students to live active and healthy lifestyles. ]]> Thursday, September 10, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/healthy-weight-commitment-foundation-and-discovery-education-offer-renowned-wellness-initiative.html SIIA Seeks Emerging Ed Tech Companies for Incubator Program http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/siia-seeks-emerging-ed-tech-companies-for-incubator-program.html The Education Technology Information Network (ETIN) of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is accepting applicants for its Innovation Incubator program. Selected developers of promising technologies designed for the K-12 and postsecondary markets will be invited to participate in the SIIA Innovation Incubator program during the 15th annual SIIA Education Business Forum, December 8-9, ]]> Wednesday, September 09, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/siia-seeks-emerging-ed-tech-companies-for-incubator-program.html Classworks Announces New Technology Grant http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/classworks-announces-new-technology-grant.html Classworks, by Curriculum Advantage, Inc., a leader in teacherled and personalized online instruction, announces the new Classworks Digital Learning Grant. The grant awards three teachers $2,500 each to expand their use of Classworks with classroom technology. ]]> Tuesday, September 08, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/classworks-announces-new-technology-grant.html Think Through Math Inspires Student Generosity http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/think-through-math-inspires-student-generosity.html Think Through Learning, creators of Think Through Math (TTM), has reached a milestone in its charity points program - donating $290,000 to local and national charities since inception. To mark this achievement, Think Through Learning has introduced Donor's Choose and The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation as new, featured charities for the successful student-driven program. ]]> Tuesday, September 08, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/think-through-math-inspires-student-generosity.html 2016 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards Now Open http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/2016-vernier-nsta-technology-awards-now-open.html Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) are now accepting applications for the 2016 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards. Seven educators—one elementary teacher, two middle school teachers, three high school teachers, and one college-level educator—will be awarded for their innovative use of data-collection technology using a computer, tablet, or other handheld device in the science classroom. ]]> Saturday, September 05, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/2016-vernier-nsta-technology-awards-now-open.html CEFPI Launches New Professional Certification Program http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/cefpi-launches-new-professional-certification-program.html CEFPI is pleased to announce the next evolution in professional excellence within the educational facilities industry as the association takes a step forward with its worldwide professional certification program. The Certified Educational Facility Planner (CEFP) program was an initiative that began in the 1980's with CEFPI's Recognized Educational Facility Planner (REFP). Today the program stands as the industry's benchmark for professional knowledge and excellence. ]]> Wednesday, September 02, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/cefpi-launches-new-professional-certification-program.html Calling All Future Scientists and Innovators of the World http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/calling-all-future-scientists-and-innovators-of-the-world.html Toshiba and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) are kicking off the 24th Annual Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision program, officially opening the call for entries into the science competition. Sponsored by Toshiba and administered by NSTA, the ExploraVision program challenges participants to use problem-solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills. ]]> Tuesday, September 01, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/calling-all-future-scientists-and-innovators-of-the-world.html 2015 School Librarian of the Year Award Winners Announced http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/2015-school-librarian-of-the-year-award-winners-announced.html School librarian Kristina Holzweiss of Bay Shore Middle School in Bay Shore, NY was named as the 2015 recipient of the School Library Journal (SLJ) School Librarian of the Year Award. Sponsored by Scholastic Library Publishing, this award 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. ]]> Tuesday, August 25, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/2015-school-librarian-of-the-year-award-winners-announced.html Ninth Annual Lexus Eco Challenge Kicks Off http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/ninth-annual-lexus-eco-challenge-kicks-off.html The Lexus Eco Challenge is an excellent opportunity for middle and high school students across the U.S. to help clean the air, water, and land in their neighborhoods and beyond. Through the Lexus Eco Challenge, students will learn about the environment, teamwork and how they can take steps to make their communities better. ]]> Monday, August 17, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/ninth-annual-lexus-eco-challenge-kicks-off.html Raise Your Hand Texas Launches $2.5 Million Blended Learning Grant Initiative http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/raise-your-hand-texas-launches--2-5-million-blended-learning-grant-initiative.html Raise Your Hand Texas recently announced 75 semifinalist public schools and district applicants for its $2.5 million Raising Blended Learners grant initiative. Selected teams will attend two-day, expense-paid blended learning workshops in September and October 2015. Ten finalists chosen in January 2016 will receive assistance in refining their plans. ]]> Saturday, August 08, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/raise-your-hand-texas-launches--2-5-million-blended-learning-grant-initiative.html PBS Kids Announces 2015 National Writers Contest Winners http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/pbs-kids-announces-2015-national-writers-contest-winners.html PBS KIDS announced today 12 national winners in its annual Writers Contest. The 12 winners, in grades K-3, were selected by a panel of judges who chose them from thousands of local contest entries submitted by 63 participating PBS stations across the country. ]]> Saturday, August 08, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/pbs-kids-announces-2015-national-writers-contest-winners.html 2015 EDspaces Innovation Awards Now Open http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/2015-edspaces-innovation-awards-now-open.html The 2015 EDspaces Innovation Awards competition is now accepting submissions for outstanding products for educational facilities. For the third year, the Education Market Association (EDmarket) is partnering with the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) to recognize manufacturers for excellence in product design for the learning environment. ]]> Tuesday, August 04, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/2015-edspaces-innovation-awards-now-open.html