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11/24/15

Triumph Learning Earns Tech & Learning Award of Excellence for Waggle

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Smart-practice solution recognized for utilizing productive struggle and delivering personalized learning opportunities for students in grades 2-8

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This award signifies that educators recognize Waggle’s benefits for students and teachers.

Waggle, the smart-practice solution from Triumph Learning, earned a Tech & Learning 2015 Award of Excellence in the new product category. The tool was recognized for breaking new ground in education technology.

“Once again this year, the Tech & Learning judges examined hundreds of entries to select the winners of 2015’s Award of Excellence. This wasn’t just checking off spec sheets and surfing other people’s reviews. Each product was handled and scored individually. Not an easy task.” says Kevin Hogan, editorial director for NewBay Media’s Tech & Learning Group. “These companies can be proud that their products were selected as winners by this prestigious team of judges.”

Waggle is a blended learning tool that offers personalized learning for students in grades 2-8 in math and English language arts. By analyzing the many facets of student behavior and performance, the program tailors learning paths based on individual student needs. Educators can view data in real time to pinpoint student strengths and weaknesses and address needs to ensure student success.

“Waggle continues to be proven as an effective tool to help students master math and ELA skills,” said Aoife Dempsey, CTO at Triumph Learning. “This award signifies that educators recognize Waggle’s benefits for students and teachers.”

Waggle was evaluated by Tech & Learning, a leading online education publication serving the K-12 education community as a resource for education technology and sponsor of the 33rd annual Awards of Excellence program. The program honors hardware, software, network and web products that make significant enhancements to educational environments and tools. All entries undergo thorough review by experts in the field whose selection criteria include how well products work in the classroom, ease of use for students and educators, and effective learning improvements.

To learn more about Waggle, visit triumphlearning.com/waggle.

About Triumph Learning
Triumph Learning, LLC, is a leading educational content company and publisher of print and digital K-12 resources, standards-aligned instructional materials and effective literacy programs. Its state-customized and Common Core products have served more than 6 million students in 36,000 schools in 2013 and 2014. Triumph Learning offers unique student solutions, robust teacher support, and professional development opportunities. Triumph Learning is committed to serving all students with a mix of interactive digital tools and innovative student texts with products such as Coach and Waggle. For more information, visit http://www.triumphlearning.com.

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Follett, New Dimension Media Announce Partnership

Standards-aligned streaming videos augment textbook and lesson

planning, whole-class instruction, individual student learning

 

MCHENRY, Ill., Nov. 19, 2015 – Follett and New Dimension Media (NDM) today announced a partnership for Follett to exclusively distribute NDM’s CCC! Streaming Media to K-12 schools across the United States and Canada. CCC! Streaming Media’s comprehensive video collection is licensed for use in the classroom and provides essential tools to embed video into the curriculum including teacher support material, student connection activities and assessments.

CCC! Streaming Media (Core Curriculum Content) offers 7,000 video programs that can be accessed in just seconds on whiteboards, monitors, laptops and on all handheld devices. Its content partners include Bill Nye, Disney Educational Productions, National Geographic Education, National Science Foundation, BBC, Weston Woods, and many other highly regarded education content providers. Video programs are correlated to the Common Core with new content added every fall. The classroom-length videos, 15-24 minutes in length, also have been edited into two- to three-minute clips for specific subjects.

The product is available now via subscription exclusively through Follett. The videos are available through Follett’sDestiny Library Manager, the market-leading solution that provides students and teachers access to resources from multiple vendors within one system, plus Lightbox — Follett’s new interactive, multimedia learning solution that was unveiled this summer.

“Paired with Lightbox, CCC! Streaming Media will create a cohesive and comprehensive curriculum solution designed to meet the needs of all learners,” said Nader Qaimari, Executive Vice President and General Manager for Follett School Solutions. “Subscribers will not only have access to the diverse streaming video content designed for classrooms, but also quizzes and other key resources. The Follett-New Dimension Media partnership is exciting as the demand for video use in the classroom only intensifies.”

For more information about Follett, visit www.FollettLearning.com; for more information about New Dimension Media, visit www.ndmquestar.com.

 

ABOUT

About Follett’s PreK-12 Business| follettlearning.com
Follett is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. Follett distributes books, reference materials, digital resources, ebooks and audiovisual materials, as well as pre-owned textbooks. Follett also is one of the leading providers of integrated educational technology for the management of physical and digital assets, the tracking, storing and analyzing of academic data, and digital learning environment tools for the classroom focusing on student achievement.

 

About Follett Corporation | follett.com

For more than 140 years, Follett has been a trusted partner to pre-K and K-12 schools, districts, and college campuses, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run, teachers to teach and students to learn. Every day, Follett serves over half of the students in the United States, and works with 70,000 schools as a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. Follett is higher education’s largest campus retailer and a hub for school spirit and community, operating more than 1,150 local campus stores and 1,600 virtual stores across the continent. Headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, Follett is a $2.6 billion privately held company.

 

About New Dimension Media |www.ndmquestar.com

New Dimension Media (NDM) produces, acquires and distributes video programs to K-12 schools nationwide. NDM’s CCC! Streaming Media is a video content delivery system that contains an entire library of educational programs that cover the four core subject areas plus a wide variety of STEM and other topics.  CCC! Streaming Media’s curriculum-rich multimedia content can be delivered over the internet to whiteboards, laptops, tablets and smartphones, encouraging technological fluency, facilitating learning, and improving test scores. New Dimension Media was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Chicago.

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New Guide from Mimio Helps Educators Integrate Mobile Devices into the 21st Century Classroom

 “A Helpful Guide to Mobile Devices in the Classroom, 2nd Edition” Shows Teachers How to Align Devices and Usage to Student Needs

 Boston, MA – Nov. 18, 2015 – Approximately 70 percent of K-12 schools currently implement mobile devices. However, the profusion of device options, their recent adoption as instructional tools, and the rapid pace at which the technology changes have left many educators perplexed about which device would best serve student needs. To enable teachers to make informed choices about mobile learning,Mimio has published “A Helpful Guide to Mobile Devices in the Classroom, 2nd Edition,” which can be downloaded at no charge from http://news.mimio.com/mobile-devices-guide-2015-pr.

 

The 16-page PDF discusses the various challenges that teachers face in incorporating mobile learning in their instructional practices, illustrating four levels of sophistication in the application of mobile devices. Educators can find insights regarding the benefits and limits of different devices, as well as the most promising mobile learning practices – from BYOD approaches to “flipping” formative assessment. The guide includes the following sections:

 

  • Up-to-date statistics on the use of mobile devices in education.
  • Overviews of different devices currently on the market, and the pros and cons of using each of these devices in the classroom.
  • Synopses of the research on how to achieve deeper learning – whether teachers are using high-tech or low-tech methods.
  • Ideas for incorporating mobile devices into the curriculum.
  • Lists of such resources as new technology, learning systems, and applications that can make going mobile a smooth transition for schools, teachers, and students.

 

The last two sections listed above help teachers pinpoint the instructional strategies, educational apps, and review websites that will help them quickly and effectively transition to a cross-curricular, collaborative approach that focuses on group learning and student-centric approaches. In addition, teachers will obtain ideas for facilitating more accessible, real-time formative assessment.

 

“Mobile devices have only been in schools for several years, so many teachers are still figuring out what works for them,” said Christopher Leonardo, head of research and development for Mimio. “In fact, mobile technology is flexible enough to support any classroom setup and instructional strategy, including flipped learning. But, buyers beware: no one device is the answer for every school. That’s the reason why we created this guide. We’re helping educators consider which approach will best help their teachers teach and their students learn.”

 

About Mimio

Mimio is a global leader in interactive teaching technologies that offer a better way to learn and an empowering way to teach. For more than 18 years, Mimio has created award-winning, innovative, and affordable hardware and software that increase teacher effectiveness and student engagement in K-12 classrooms. For more information, visit www.mimio.com. Follow Mimio on Twitter @MimioTechnology and “Like” us on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Mimio.Technology.

 

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Girls Thinking Global Launches Online Community on edWeb

The new community will host a series of webinars, the first of

which will focus on women and girls in leadership.

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS (November 20, 2015) – Girls Thinking Global (GTG), dedicated to connecting nonprofits that serve adolescent girls and young women around the world, today launched an online professional learning community on edWeb. The community will help educators and organizations connect and converse about ways to nurture leadership qualities in adolescent girls and young women.

The GTG community will host a series of webinars to share stories and ideas for initiatives that will make a difference in girls’ lives. The community will feature many diverse voices addressing these issues, including girls and young women; teachers, administrators, and educators at all levels; organizations providing services and educational programs; and parents and community leaders.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with edWeb in launching this new community,” said GTG’s Executive Director, Ginny Kirkland. “We share the goal of empowering and educating adolescent girls and young women and increasing the development of leadership skills for girls everywhere.”

The community’s first webinar, “Fostering Leadership in Women and Girls,” will take place on December 2, 2015, at 3 p.m. ET. Deb deVries and Kathy Hurley, founders of Girls Thinking Global, will use Real Women, Real Leaders, a book recently co-edited by Hurley and Priscilla Schumway, to lead a conversation on some of the latest research on the strengths of women as leaders, as well as real life experiences of women who have achieved significant leadership roles in education and business.

“We invite teachers, administrators, education industry executives, parents, and students to join us for this kick-off presentation for the Girls Thinking Global community,” said Lisa Schmucki, the founder and CEO of edWeb.

To learn more about Girls Thinking Global, please visit here.

About Girls Thinking Global

Based in Newton, Massachusetts, Girls Thinking Global (GTG) has a mission to connect global changemakers to empower adolescent girls. GTG’s vision is to cross-pollinate a global network of organizations serving girls and young women to leverage resources. This is achieved by using technology to create a collaborative space connecting best practices, knowledge, and expertise among nonprofits working with adolescent girls and young women, allowing those organizations to grow and continue to expand their services.

About Real Women, Real Leaders

Real Women, Real Leaders profiles women thought leaders who provide personal, useful insights into their leadership journeys. Using the 16 leadership competencies developed by Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman, the women leaders describe their own experiences and offer guidance on topics such as building alliances, mentoring other women, balancing family and career, and overcoming obstacles in a man’s world. Real Women, Real Leaders can be found at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, and 800CEOREAD.com. To learn more about the editors of and contributors to the book, please visit here.

About edWeb

edWeb.net is a highly acclaimed professional social and learning network that has become a vibrant online community for exceptional educators, decision makers, and influencers who are on the leading edge of innovation in education. edWeb members are teachers, faculty, administrators, and librarians at K-12 and post-secondary institutions. edWeb is a place where educators who are looking for ways to improve teaching and learning can gather and share information and ideas with peers and thought leaders in the industry. To learn more about edWeb, please visit here

 

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