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 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 Announcing the Winners of the 2014 Digital Innovation in Learning Awards! http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/announcing-the-winners-of-the-2014-digital-innovation-in-learning-awards-.html EdSurge and Digital Promise are thrilled to announce the winners of the first “Digital Innovation in Learning Awards,” or DILAs. The awards celebrate teachers, administrators and ed-tech organizations who every day demonstrate exemplary practices in using technology to support learning. ]]> Saturday, November 01, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/announcing-the-winners-of-the-2014-digital-innovation-in-learning-awards-.html 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