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by Charlotte Andrist On 04/29/2013

Cambridge, MA – April 29, 2013 – Mimio, the developer of the MimioClassroom™ family of interactive teaching technologies, announced today that it has been honored for the second consecutive year as a ‘cool tool’ finalist in the 2013 EdTech Digest Awards program. The third annual recognition program honors outstanding tools, trendsetters and leaders in the education and technology sector. 

by ISTE On 04/15/2013

Academy Fellows to Provide Free, High Quality, Online Learning Experiences to Educators around the GlobeSão Paulo, BRAZIL – April 15, 2013 – Today an unprecedented global collaboration designed to accelerate STEMx* education was announced by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) and the New Media Consortium (NMC). The 2013 HP Catalyst Summit in São Paulo, attended by more than 120 educators and policy leaders from 15 countries, marks the launch of the HP Catalyst Academy, designed to accelerate STEMx education, transform teaching practices and continue to close the global skills gap.

by Pearson On 04/11/2013

Adaptive Learning Program Offers Flexibility for Instructors While Personalizing Economics Study for StudentsNEW YORK – April 11, 2013 – MyEconLab with Knewton Adaptive Learning, Pearson’s adaptive economics learning program, is a finalist in the 2013 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards. MyEconLab with Knewton Adaptive Learning is recognized in the Best Postsecondary Personalized Learning Solution category.

by Charlotte Andrist On 04/17/2013

Web-based program prepares all students for life after high school through career courseware, intervention initiatives and career-readiness certification programs     Kingston, Tenn. - April 9, 2013 – Taking an innovative approach to college and career readiness, the Aransas Pass Independent School District (APISD) in Texas has chosen to implement WIN Learning’s Personalized Career Readiness System for middle and high school students district-wide.  The comprehensive solution is comprised of a series of standards-aligned, web-based programs that help students understand and prepare for the realities of college and the workplace through personalized project-based learning and career exploration, particularly in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

by Pearson On 04/01/2013

Core Reading Intervention Program for iPad Personalizes Learning for Struggling StudentsNEW YORK – April 1, 2013 – iLit, Pearson’s core reading intervention program for struggling readers is a finalist in the prestigious 2013 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards. iLit, the first and only complete instructional solution built and delivered on iPad, is recognized in the Best Educational Use of a Mobile Device category.

by Charlotte Andrist On 04/17/2013

Cambridge, MA – April 17, 2013 – Mimio, developer of the MimioClassroom™ family of interactive teaching technologies, is helping customers make optimal use of its technologies through a series of free professional development webinars. Each of the live 30-minute webinars is presented on two different days to better accommodate educators’ schedules. The majority of the webinars are hosted by school teachers and instructional technology specialists who have gained expertise with Mimio’s collaborative technologies.

by Benesse America On 04/17/2013

StraightAce Learning, a powerful digital learning system for middle school students, is offering one-month pilot programs of StraightAce Math to educators. StraightAce Math is an interactive, multi-platform math tool that creates excitement, prepares students for high school and builds a strong mathematical foundation. Educators can incorporate the StraightAce Learning math system into classroom activities or use as an effective homework management tool for their entire class. Benesse America staff will be on hand at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) 2013 Annual Meeting in Denver, April 17-20, to provide live product demonstrations and discuss effective methods for educators to incorporate the system into classroom lessons or homework assignments.

by Pearson On 04/17/2013

Connected Mathematics Project 3 Combines Digital Tools, Research-based Instructional Approach for Creating Mathematical ThinkersDenver, CO - April 17, 2013 - Today at the 2013 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Conference, Pearson announced Connected Mathematics Project 3 (CMP3), the next generation of its inquiry-based middle grades math program, built to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and the Eight Standards for Mathematical Practice. Originally funded by the National Science Foundation and developed at Michigan State University, the new edition of Connected Mathematics embodies the Common Core, and offers a carefully curated suite of technology tools that actively engages students in understanding and making meaning of mathematical content. Designed to develop rigorous higher-order thinking skills and problem-solving strategies, the new CMP3 digital assets provide teachers easy access to a robust set of online resources to help students define and solve problems with reason, insight, inventiveness and technical proficiency.

by Brain Parade On 04/18/2013

Brain Parade, a developer of learning solutions for children with autism and other developmental disabilities, has been chosen as one of ten Innovation Incubator participants by the Education Division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). The product of note is its iPad app, See.Touch.Learn., a visual learning and assessment system that improves social interaction and communication skills of students with special needs and combines the effectiveness of picture cards with the power and interactivity of the iPad. The app provides educators, therapists and parents with the ability to create highly personalized lessons through stunning, custom photography and audio prompts – replacing the need for bulky, outdated flash cards commonly used by special education teachers and therapists.

by SIIA On 04/18/2013

The Education Division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) announces participants, and an alternate, for its Innovation Incubator Program. The program will be held during the annual flagship Ed Tech Industry Summit, May 5-7, at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. Ten products and services will be featured during the event, and awards will be presented to the Most Innovative and Most Likely to Succeed based on votes of conference attendees. The Educator’s Choice Award will also be presented based on votes from educators and administrators from around the U.S.

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