Nonprofit and local STEMissaries company partner to bring role models into classrooms
Science from Scientists has announced the Amgen biotechnology company as a pilot STEMissaries partner. Amgen and its Amgen Foundation will participate in active, long-term partnerships to support the local community and engage elementary and middle school children directly in their classrooms.
Personify’s solutions at center of association’s operations strategy
Personify, Inc. announced that the National Association of Secondary School Principals is its first client to build its operations strategy with the full Personify Platform including Personify360, Personify Community, Personify Hub, a2z Events and Wild Apricot.
Building instructional coaching programs
EdTechTeam's Dynamic Learning Project, developed with support from Google and Digital Promise, helps school systems build and strengthen instructional coaching programs. The program addresses issues of technology use, equity and career readiness in schools through a challenge-based model.
Three new toys provide STEM activities
The POWERUP 4.0 is a propulsion motor that adapts to almost any paper airplane design and transforms it into a flying machine. On land, the POWERUP RACERS Motorized Origami Vehicles transform a paper creation into a motorized car, boat or airplane. With OKO Multi View, a smartphone’s camera can be turned into an augmented reality tool or binoculars.
New hybrid professional development model released
The core concepts are delivered online by Flipped Learning Global Initiative, a curator of Flipped Learning best practices. Educators' access the content via short videos on their own time and pace. This is followed by practical application delivered by certified on-site facilitators who customize and localize immersive hands-on workshops and support.
Kansas City Public Schools links schools and nonprofits
Social Solutions Global, in partnership with Ballmer Group, announced that Kansas City Public Schools joined their national initiative to allow districts and local nonprofit organizations to share data for increased program integration, collaboration and support for students.
New social and emotional learning solution for schools
STOPit has partnered with Evolution Labs and in2Vate to integrate their resources directly in the STOPit platform for participating districts. The new social and emotional learning resource center includes anonymous reporting, incident management, two-way messaging and now SEL content.
Introducing multi-dimensional student program
U.S. colleges and universities are no longer focusing primarily on GPA and SAT/ACT scores when it comes to college admissions. Parents and students need to understand that college admissions departments are placing an emphasis on admitting multi-dimensional students. UCEazy has developed a program to help eighth- to 10th-grade students become multi-dimensional.
Deploying hyperconverged tech to revamp IT management
Sunnyside USD has selected HiveIO Inc.'s Hive Fabric to power its virtual desktop infrastructure ecosystem. The AI-ready hyperconverged fabric solution will help the district’s IT team increase efficiencies by providing an all-in-one stack that’s able to meet the increased demand of desktop applications from students and staff.
Interactive water education resource for kids accessible across platforms
DiscoverWater.org can now be used on all operating systems and devices, thanks to a grant from Ecolab. Ecolab has also supported a complete Chinese translation at DiscoverWater.org/cn, making the site's interactive digital activities accessible to Mandarin speakers around the world.
Mobile app launched to report bullying and safety concerns
PublicSchoolWORKS has launched the “Stay Safe. Speak Up!” mobile app to make it more convenient to securely report safety concerns, including bullying, discrimination and more. Free for PublicSchoolWORKS customers, the app is part of the PublicSchoolWORKS Stay Safe. Speak Up! student safety reporting system.
Name change focus to improve access to project-based learning
The Buck Institute for Education introduced its new brand name, PBLWorks. This change drives a renewed focus on providing high quality project-based learning to all students and supporting teachers and administrators in implementing PBL effectively.
New books unveiled for emerging readers
Developed in collaboration with Wilson Language Training, Great Minds released Geodes, a new category of books for new and emerging readers. With Geodes, Great Minds introduces Readables books, which give students opportunities to practice language while building and extending knowledge, vocabulary and more.
New mobile communication product released
Two one-way receivers—LKR-11 and LKR-12—are the latest accessories for Listen Technologies' ListenTALK mobile communication product. The LKR-11 Receiver Pro features volume control; crisp, clear audio; a storage tray; software pairing; near field communication; and OLED digital display. The LKR-12 Receiver Basic is similar, but does not include the latter two features.