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by SIIA Education On 04/19/2012

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) announces 10 qualifiers and two alternates for its Innovation Incubator Program, which connects developers of promising new technologies with industry leaders, potential investors, and established companies seeking partnerships or acquisition candidates. The winners of the program will be chosen at the Ed Tech Industry Summit (ETIS) in San Francisco, May 6-8. 

by Kay Lindenberg On 04/26/2012

Unveiled at 2012 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference, New Portal Designed to Show Kids "Math Doesn't Suck," With Cool Videos, Games to Build Skills, Develop ConfidencePHILADELPHIA – April 26, 2012– Middle school students everywhere will think math is out of this world when they visit myMathUniverse, a new, free site featuring math expert and actress Danica McKellar debuting today at the 2012 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference here. Best known for her roles as Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years and Elsie Snuffin on The West Wing, McKellar, also the author of bestselling books that offer kids a guide to surviving middle school math, is now the host of the site's "Math Doesn't Suck" channel.

by Kay Lindenberg On 04/02/2012

Leading Inquiry-Based Science Program Now Features Increased Support for STEM Education, Reflects the Next Generation Science Standards Framework INDIANAPOLIS –March 30, 2012 –Today as thousands of science educators gather here for the 2012 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Conference,School Specialty’s Delta Education unveils thethird edition of FOSS (Full Option Science System),the leading inquiry-based science program in America. Developed at the Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California, Berkeley, and published by Delta Education, this research-based curriculum for elementary school students is the first program to reflect the national vision described inA Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas(National Research Council, 2012). 

by Kay Lindenberg On 04/03/2012

Teachers Report Improved Grades, Higher Levels of Concentration and Retention BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – April 3, 2012– A deficit in “working memory,” the cognitive function that allows people to focus on tasks, can mean a lifetime of struggling in school, work and life. Faced with a group of students coping with this challenge, educators at Natalia Independent School District (ISD), located in a rural region outside of San Antonio, Texas, turned toCogmed Working Memory Trainingfrom Pearson to help make those struggles a thing of the past.

by Achieve3000 On 04/01/2013

Core Science Solution for Middle School Recognized in Best PreK-12 Personalized Learning Solution CategoryLAKEWOOD, N.J. – April 1, 2013 – eScience3000™, published by Achieve3000®, is a finalist in the 2013 Software & Information Industry (SIIA) CODiE Awards in the new category of Best PreK-12 Personalized Learning Solution. This prestigious annual awards program showcases achievement across the industry and honors the best education technology, business software and digital content.

by ReadWorks On 04/10/2013

Six Million K-6 Students Nationwide Develop Reading Skills Requisite for High School Graduation, College and Careers With Proven ProgramNEW YORK – April 10, 2013 – As schools and districts look for solutions that will help their students build the reading comprehension skills requisite to meet the Common Core State Standards and other rigorous learning goals, more than 300,000 teachers serving six million students in all 50 states around the country already have the answer. They are using ReadWorks, a proven research-based, Common Core-aligned program for grades K-6 that improves teacher effectiveness and raises student achievement in reading comprehension.

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 04/01/2013

Customizable Suite of Professional Development Resources and Observation Tools for Teachers and Principals Builds School Leadership, Teaching SkillsNEW YORK – April 1, 2013 – Pearson Teacher Compass Suite, a complete, customizable, online observation and coaching system for teachers and principals, is a finalist in the prestigious 2013 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards. Pearson Teacher Compass Suite is recognized in the Best Professional Learning Solution for Education category.

by Inspiration Software On 04/02/2013

Inspiration Software’s Award-Winning Visual Thinking App for iPad Allows Students to Capture Ideas, Work Smarter, Build KnowledgePORTLAND, Ore. – April 2, 2013 – Inspiration Maps™ is a finalist in the 2013 Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards. The award-winning visual thinking and learning app from Inspiration® Software, Inc., is honored in the Best Educational Use of a Mobile Device category. Inspiration Maps is based on the award-winning Inspiration visual learning software and designed specifically for the iPad.

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