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 Maker Movement Front and Center at EDexpo http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/maker-movement-front-and-center-at-edexpo.html Makerspaces will be showcased at EDexpo 2015 with a unique exhibit area and education offering to help dealers and manufacturers tap into this growing opportunity surrounding hands-on learning. EDexpo attendees will get to experience a Makerspace right on the exhibit floor as Atlanta area Makerspaces participate in a contest to see who can create the most innovative education-related project. ]]> Thursday, January 22, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/maker-movement-front-and-center-at-edexpo.html Intel Science Talent Search 2015 Finalists http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/intel-science-talent-search-2015-finalists.html Intel Corporation recognized 40 U.S. high school seniors as finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious pre-college science and math competition and a program of Society for Science & the Public. The Intel Science Talent Search encourages students to tackle challenging scientific questions and create technologies and solutions that will make people’s lives better. ]]> Wednesday, January 21, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/intel-science-talent-search-2015-finalists.html 2014-2015 NSTA New Science Teacher Academy http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/2014-2015-nsta-new-science-teacher-academy.html The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) New Science Teacher Academy, a yearlong program focused on encouraging and supporting early-career science educators, announced the selection of 45 middle and secondary science teachers from across the country as fellows for this year’s academy. ]]> Tuesday, January 20, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/2014-2015-nsta-new-science-teacher-academy.html Finalists for 2015 FETC Goldfish Tank Innovators Competition http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/finalists-for-2015-fetc-goldfish-tank-innovators-competition.html The Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) of the Software & Information Industry Association and 1105 Media, Inc., announce finalists for the 2015 FETC Goldfish Tank Innovators Competition. The finalists will present at the Goldfish Tank Innovation Presentation Session at FETC. The 2015 Goldfish Tank award will be determined by the number of votes from conference attendees. ]]> Tuesday, January 20, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/finalists-for-2015-fetc-goldfish-tank-innovators-competition.html Discovery Education and 3M Search for America's Top Young Scientist http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/discovery-education-and-3m-search-for-america-s-top-young-scientist.html Everyday life is full of everyday issues and the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge calls on the next generation of great scientists to dream the ideas that will change the way people live for the better. Discovery Education and 3M are proud to announce the opening of the 17th annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, the nation's premier science competition for students in grades 5-8. ]]> Saturday, January 17, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/discovery-education-and-3m-search-for-america-s-top-young-scientist.html Capstone Announces Katie Woo Contest Winners http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/capstone-announces-katie-woo-contest-winners.html Capstone announce the winners in its Katie Woo inspired design contest for fans in grades K-3. The nationwide competition "Katie Woo's Super Stylish Contest" encouraged children to use their imagination to create a one-of-a-kind outfit for Capstone's best-selling spunky character who celebrates her 5th anniversary in 2015. The winning designs will be featured in two forthcoming Katie Woo titles, set for publication in Spring 2016. ]]> Thursday, January 15, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/capstone-announces-katie-woo-contest-winners.html Naiku Announces Innovative Educator Grants http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/naiku-announces-innovative-educator-grants.html Naiku announced the formation of an educational grant program for innovative teachers and teacher teams. The grants, valued at $250,000, will be awarded to educators through the spring and next school year. The awards are designed to support innovative teachers and teacher teams in utilizing learner-centric assessment practices in the classroom to differentiate instruction and personalize learning for all students. ]]> Thursday, January 15, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/naiku-announces-innovative-educator-grants.html Winners of Educators' Choice Content Awards http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/winners-of-educators--choice-content-awards.html Two original content pieces about the Maker Movement struck a chord with SmartBrief readers last year. Readers voted and chose two winners for SmartBrief's first annual Educators' Choice Content Awards. Last year, SmartBrief Education editors introduced the Editor's Choice Content Awards, a monthly program honoring two original content pieces that inspired readers to engage, innovate and discuss. ]]> Thursday, January 15, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/winners-of-educators--choice-content-awards.html eSchool Media To Launch E3 Regional Assembly Series http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/eschool-media-to-launch-e3-regional-assembly-series.html eSchool Media is thrilled to announce the launch of its eSchool Experience and Exchange Regional Assembly Series (E3). The vision behind the E3 series is to shed light on and provide a venue for collaboration between school, district and industry leaders to openly discuss and address the challenges facing education today and those of tomorrow while fostering conversations that lead to real, actionable solutions for our kids. ]]> Wednesday, January 14, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/eschool-media-to-launch-e3-regional-assembly-series.html Samsung and Girls Who Code Announce Winners of Samsung Mobile App Challenge http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/samsung-and-girls-who-code-announce-winners-of-samsung-mobile-app-challenge.html Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC and Girls Who Code (GWC) announced today the winners of their joint mobile application (app) development competition, Samsung Mobile App Challenge. GWC members were challenged to design and code a mobile app that addresses a need in their school or community. Samsung created the coding challenge to enhance GWC’s existing coding education and inspire girls to see STEM as an exciting, interesting discipline to pursue in school and beyond. ]]> Sunday, December 28, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/samsung-and-girls-who-code-announce-winners-of-samsung-mobile-app-challenge.html 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