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 Discovery Education's Annual Spring VirtCon http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/discovery-education-s-annual-spring-virtcon.html Discovery Education invites teachers and administrators worldwide to participate in the upcoming Spring VirtCon on Saturday, April 25. This no-cost, day-long professional development event offers both virtual and face-to-face opportunities for educators to learn actionable tactics and strategies for deepening the integration of digital media into classroom instruction. ]]> Thursday, March 26, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/discovery-education-s-annual-spring-virtcon.html EdTech Digest Awards Program 2014-Finalists & Winners http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/edtech-digest-awards-program-2014-finalists---winners.html For so many reasons, the education technology space is moving forward with great momentum and robust spirit. With top talent and quality in so many corners, it wasn’t an easy selection process, but we are shining a spotlight on some of the best and brightest tools, leaders and trendsetters pushing forward today’s education revolution for the benefit of future generations.We’re very excited to recognize these cool tools, leaders and trendsetters in the education technology space. We intend to continue contributing to the forward motion of this revolution, and we salute those dedicated souls that create the human energy involved in such an undertaking. Well done! Continue! With that, here are the finalists and winners… ]]> Saturday, March 21, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/edtech-digest-awards-program-2014-finalists---winners.html SunGard K-12 Education Recognizes Educators and Schools http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/sungard-k-12-education-recognizes-educators-and-schools.html SunGard K-12 Education today launched an all-new award program to celebrate the excellence of its customers' ed-tech initiatives. The Lead without Limits Awards Program seeks to recognize school districts, schools, departments, administrators, and educators that leverage technology to improve student achievement and/or school or district efficiency. ]]> Wednesday, March 18, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/sungard-k-12-education-recognizes-educators-and-schools.html Educational Facility Grant Program Now Accepting Applications http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/educational-facility-grant-program-now-accepting-applications.html Key decision makers at schools, colleges or universities involved in the design, build, management or renovation of an educational facility are invited to apply for an Educational Facility Grant for the EDspaces 2015 Conference & Expo, October 28-30, 2015 in New Orleans, LA. ]]> Saturday, March 14, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/educational-facility-grant-program-now-accepting-applications.html Winners of 2015 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/winners-of-2015-vernier-nsta-technology-awards.html Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) announced the winners of their annual Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards. The seven science and STEM educators were chosen by a panel of NSTA-appointed experts for their innovative use of data-collection technology with a computer, graphing calculator or other handheld device in the science classroom. ]]> Saturday, March 14, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/winners-of-2015-vernier-nsta-technology-awards.html Epson® BrightLink® Projector Teacher Contest http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/epson--brightlink--projector-teacher-contest.html Epson is asking K-12 and post-secondary educators in the United States and Canada to share three creative ways to engage students in the classroom using an interactive projector for a chance to win the Epson BrightLink® 595Wi finger-touch interactive projector. ]]> Saturday, March 14, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/epson--brightlink--projector-teacher-contest.html CoSN Selects C. Blohm & Associates to Lead CETL Summit http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/cosn-selects-c--blohm---associates-to-lead-cetl-summit.html The Consortium for School Networking announces the selection of Charlene Blohm, founder and president of communications firm C. Blohm & Associates, Inc. (CB&A), to facilitate its first-ever Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL) Summit, March 18-19 in Atlanta. ]]> Thursday, March 12, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/cosn-selects-c--blohm---associates-to-lead-cetl-summit.html 1.2 Million U.S. Students Compete for School Math Championship http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/1-2-million-u-s--students-compete-for-school-math-championship.html Think Through Learning announced the 16 finalist schools in its biggest contest of the year "March Math Madness," or MX3. As of March 1, more than 12,500 schools and more than 1.2 million students from around the nation have been competing in the bracket-style, MX3 contest. Schools have been vying for a THINK Nation regional finalist spot, which are awarded to four schools in each U.S. time zone... ]]> Monday, March 09, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/1-2-million-u-s--students-compete-for-school-math-championship.html EdTechWomen Host Exclusive Entrepreneur Summit at SXSWedu http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/edtechwomen-host-exclusive-entrepreneur-summit-at-sxswedu.html In an effort to address the challenges faced by emerging entrepreneurs and leaders of both genders, EdTechWomen, a national networked community for women's leadership in education technology, will host the In The Know Summit at SXSWedu, an annual conference fostering innovation in learning. The In The Know Summit and its speakers will serve as the real-life how-to-guide for the up-and-coming entrepreneur. ]]> Wednesday, March 04, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/edtechwomen-host-exclusive-entrepreneur-summit-at-sxswedu.html ECS Names Four Education Leaders as Distinguished Senior Fellows http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/ecs-names-four-education-leaders-as-distinguished-senior-fellows.html ECS is honored to announce the 2015 ECS Distinguished Senior Fellows. These four education policy veterans - will serve as advisors to ECS and the states in the coming year. Distinguished Senior Fellows provide intellectual leadership and direction to the organization. ]]> Wednesday, March 04, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/ecs-names-four-education-leaders-as-distinguished-senior-fellows.html It's a Collaboration Nation; CDW-G and eSchool News Launch Awards Program http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/it-s-a-collaboration-nation--cdw-g-and-eschool-news-launch-awards-program.html CDW-G in partnership with eSchool News announced the launch of Collaboration Nation - an awards program that will recognize the nation's finest examples of collaboration and successful educational technology projects. CDW-G will share the winning school and district's keys to success and will award that school or district a grand prize of $50,000 to spend with CDW-G on products and services from partners such as HP, Lenovo and Meraki. ]]> Tuesday, March 03, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/it-s-a-collaboration-nation--cdw-g-and-eschool-news-launch-awards-program.html MOCC-Ed: Creating Future Ready Schools http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/mocc-ed--creating-future-ready-schools.html This Massive Open Online Course for Educators (MOOC-Ed) is designed for school and district leaders, and any others involved in planning and implementing K-12 digital learning initiatives. Everyone involved in digital learning (also known as blended learning, e-learning and instructional technology) in a K-12 school or district is welcome to join the course. ]]> Wednesday, February 25, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/mocc-ed--creating-future-ready-schools.html STEM Voice Competition Encourages Creative Expression http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/stem-voice-competition-encourages-creative-expression.html Students in middle and high school are invited to show, through the arts, how much they love science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Entries are now being accepted for the national STEM Voice™ Video Competition, which encourages students to make creative videos to show why STEM is important to them, or who their STEM hero is and why. ]]> Tuesday, February 24, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/stem-voice-competition-encourages-creative-expression.html Think Through Math Announces Winners of "Math EVERY Day" Challenge http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/think-through-math-announces-winners-of--math-every-day--challenge.html Think Through Learning announced the winners of its national "Math Every Day" challenge. The contest challenged students across the country to provide examples of "how math is all around you." Students were challenged to submit examples that demonstrated how math is used throughout every day... ]]> Tuesday, February 17, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/think-through-math-announces-winners-of--math-every-day--challenge.html Follett Challenge Reveals Semifinalists http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/follett-challenge-reveals-semifinalists.html Organizers of the $200,000 Follett Challenge today announced the three semifinalists and 10 "People's Choice" video winners for the 2015 contest. Now in its fourth year, the Follett Challenge is designed to empower educators with a platform to tell the world how their innovative teaching and learning programs are preparing students for the demands of the 21st century. ]]> Saturday, February 14, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/follett-challenge-reveals-semifinalists.html Deadline Approaches for 2015 Milken-Penn GSE Education Competition http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/deadline-approaches-for-2015-milken-penn-gse-education-competition.html The Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC) is designed to catalyze game-changing innovations in the education market. Launched in 2009, the EBPC is the first-ever funded education business plan competition. As the largest competition of its kind, the EBPC features multiple cash prizes totaling over $140,000. The Competition attracts innovative ideas in education from around the world, including those focused on local or global needs, public or private issues, Pre-K through adult education, and social or for-profit ventures. ]]> Thursday, February 12, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/deadline-approaches-for-2015-milken-penn-gse-education-competition.html SIIA Seeks Ed Tech Innovators for 2015 Innovation Incubator Program http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/siia-seeks-ed-tech-innovators-for-2015-innovation-incubator-program.html The Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) issues a call for applicants for its Innovation Incubator Program. Developers of promising new technologies in the K-12 and postsecondary space will be invited to participate in SIIA’s Innovation Incubator program at the annual SIIA Education Industry Summit in San Francisco, May 3-5, 2015. The deadline to apply is March 9, 2015. ]]> Thursday, February 12, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/siia-seeks-ed-tech-innovators-for-2015-innovation-incubator-program.html SIIA's Dr. Karen Billings Honored for Thought Leadership in Education http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/siia-s-dr--karen-billings-honored-for-thought-leadership-in-education.html PR with Panache! hosted its annual Thought Leadership Soirée at TCEA 2015 to shine the spotlight on Dr. Karen Billings, Vice President and Managing Director of the Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN), a division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). Dr. Billings was chosen as this year's recipient because of her leadership in and contributions to education, her leadership of all things "technology" and her crucial role in keeping the education industry on the cutting edge over the past 40 years. ]]> Thursday, February 12, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/siia-s-dr--karen-billings-honored-for-thought-leadership-in-education.html ABC-CLIO Announces "Think Out Loud" Innovation Grant Recipients http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/abc-clio-announces--think-out-loud--innovation-grant-recipients.html ABC-CLIO Solutions announces the recipients of the 2015 "Think Out Loud" Innovation Grant. More than 40 educators from 26 states received access to ABC-CLIO Solutions 15 online curriculum collections to support the development and dissemination of best teaching practices when using technology to promote the authentic thinking skills students need for college, career, and civic life. ]]> Tuesday, February 10, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/abc-clio-announces--think-out-loud--innovation-grant-recipients.html 2015 PASCO NSTA STEM Award Winners http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/2015-pasco-nsta-stem-award-winners.html PASCO® Scientific today announces the winners of the 2015 PASCO NSTA STEM Educator Awards. The annual awards, which are sponsored by PASCO in partnership with the National Science Teachers Association, honor middle and high school educators who are implementing innovative inquiry-based, technology-infused STEM programs. ]]> Tuesday, February 10, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/2015-pasco-nsta-stem-award-winners.html