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Schoology Named Finalist in Three SIIA CODiE Awards Categories for Education Technology

NEW YORK – April 22, 2014—Schoology has again been recognized by the Software Information and Industry Association (SIIA) as a leading product in education. Schoology is a 2014 CODiE finalist in three categories: Best Educational App for a Mobile Device, Best K-12 Course or Learning Management System, and Best K-12 Enterprise Solution—a category Schoology won in 2013.
Click to tweet: http://ctt.ec/2kU_B.
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By | 2017-09-29T20:57:42+00:00 April 23rd, 2014|learning management system, Press Releases|

Nepris and JASON Learning Partner

DALLAS – April 22, 2014 – A new partnership between Nepris and JASON Learning will make STEM come to life for millions more K-12 students taking part in JASON Learning STEM curricula. JASON Learning—a partnership of Sea Research Foundation and the National Geographic Society—is preparing dozens of session requests, which have been created by the nation’s top science teachers, for Nepris to closely tie JASON curricula to related career pathways. This will make it easier for teachers to virtually connect with those experts and bring them into their classrooms through online interactive sessions.

Read the full release on Businesswire

Tweet: Nepris – @JASONLearning partnership: Online interactive #STEM sessions for classrooms created by JASON for @NeprisApp #edtech

By | 2016-05-06T17:38:37+00:00 April 22nd, 2014|education, Nepris, Nepris press releases, Press Releases, STEM|

Department of Defense Agency Awards Contract to Schoology

NEW YORK–The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) recently awarded a contract to Schoology as a result of a competitive RFQ seeking a learning management system. Schoology Enterprise will deliver instructional content to DoDEA K-12 students and allow collaboration inside and outside of the traditional K-12 classroom. Click to tweet: http://ctt.ec/l87Ba.   
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By | 2014-11-20T22:39:46+00:00 April 10th, 2014|learning management system, Press Releases|

Education Week article on SXSW –Ed Businesses Seek to Learn What Educators Really Want

See the full article by Michele Molnar about SXSWedu popularity after only 4 years.

Most ed-tech companies attending the South by Southwest education conference last week would probably love to grow at the rate the conference itself has experienced: 650 percent since it began four years ago. “It’s a reflection of the community’s hunger for these kinds of conversations,” said Ron Reed, SXSWedu’s executive producer, explaining why more than 6,000 participants were converging for the four-day conference and festival.

By | 2015-02-25T23:09:46+00:00 March 28th, 2014|commentary, intellivol|

Education Technology Startups Raised Over Half A Billion Dollars In Q1

Education Technology Startups Raised Over Half A Billion Dollars In Q1
3/26/14 by Jonathan Shieber (@jshieber) @TechCrunch

 

Education technology-focused startups raised over $500 million already in the first quarter of 2014, marking the single biggest quarter for capital committed to the sector in the past five years…

”Expenditures in K-12 software is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the market,” said Schoology chief executive Jeremy Friedman.

Full article here

By | 2017-09-29T20:57:42+00:00 March 26th, 2014|commentary|

Sparking Student Interest in STEM by Brining Industry Experts into the Classroom (from New Schools Venture Fund)

March 19, 2014, By Shauntel Poulson
Students meet a professional in STEM through Nepris.I vividly remember scouring my bathroom and kitchen cabinets to identify chemicals in the products I used everyday. Sure enough the chemical formulas I was learning to write in chemistry class were listed as ingredients in my toothpaste, shampoo, and laundry detergent…
Read the rest of the article here.

By | 2017-09-29T20:57:42+00:00 March 20th, 2014|Nepris, STEM|

J Harrison Public Relations Picked Among Best PR Firms in EdTech

EdTechDigest announced finalists in their awards program. J Harrison Public Relations Group has been picked as a finalist for the Best PR Firm in edtech! It is nice bit of recognition for nearly 25 years of work in this market.

Adding to the honor is having three clients picked as finalists for the Cool Tools award as well:

  1. Schoology as best Learning Management System
  2. x2VOL by intelliVOL as best Reporting System
  3. SpringBoard from The College Board as best Digital Textbook

 See all the finalists and categories here.

By | 2017-09-29T20:57:42+00:00 March 13th, 2014|award, Client Articles, commentary, intellivol|

Invite Your Students to Create, Compose and Connect

by MiddleWeb · 03/04/2014

 

 

 

by Jeremy Hyler & Troy Hicks

Even before technology became embedded in the Common Core State Standards, teachers were being asked to make use of the Internet by having students do writing activities using different tools and modalities.

Thoughtful technology integration, however, is no longer about just using a word processor or having students create a slide presentation at the end of a research project.

Read the rest of this article and in particular, a section about Schoology as it is used in a middle school environment: http://www.middleweb.com/13831/invite-students-create-compose-connect/%20

By | 2017-09-29T20:57:42+00:00 March 6th, 2014|commentary|

EdNET Insight – Nepris Matches STEM Experts to Classrooms

A terrific article from Anne Wujcik, the editor of EdNET Insight,

Nepris Matches STEM Experts to Classrooms; More on Student Privacy
Anne Wujcik — Friday, February 28, 2014

I don’t often write about a single product, but since I didn’t make it to either FETC or TCEA, I took the opportunity to see a demo of Nepris and talk with Sabari Raja. Sabari is the founder and driving force behind Nepris. What most struck me as I watched the product demo was that Nepris really does make life easier for busy classroom teachers. Nepris is an online platform that makes it easier for teachers to bring STEM industry professionals into their classrooms, connecting lessons to the real world. When teachers have a curriculum topic, activity or student project that would benefit from an industry connection, they submit a request and the Nepris system finds an industry expert with the skills that match the request…Read more

By | 2017-09-29T20:57:42+00:00 March 4th, 2014|Client Articles, Nepris, STEM|

Nepris Brings Real-world Relevance in STEM to K-12 Students

DALLAS – March 3, 2014 – STEM professionals from throughout the country are meeting face-to-face with students to talk about their jobs in science, technology, engineering and math, and they don’t have to drive a single mile. These connections are being made through Nepris (Nepris.com), which brings real world relevance in STEM to K-12 classrooms through interactive sessions and project mentoring.

Read more on BusinessWire

By | 2016-05-06T13:56:32+00:00 March 3rd, 2014|Nepris, Nepris press releases, Press Releases, STEM|

Cherry Creek School District Selects Schoology LMS, Cites Integration with PowerSchool and Third-party Resources

Easier Content Management and Administration for Teachers Drives Improved Outcomes for Students 

DENVER, Colo. – February 3, 2014—Cherry Creek School District in Colorado recently purchased Schoology for every school in the district and now its 3,700 teachers and their students are better connected and working together in collaborative learning, curriculum development and course management. The district cited many reasons for selecting Schoology as its learning management system (LMS) including its integration with PowerSchool ®, the fastest-growing, most widely used student information system (SIS).

“Schoology met a number of our needs for improved communication and collaboration, but the management features and tie in to PowerSchool were very important for our district,” said Kellie Ady, coordinator of instructional technology at Cherry Creek School District. “Schoology allows us to cleanly and easily share content and data between multiple systems. We can do tasks we never could before, like automatically grab enrollment data and share that with our PowerSchool SIS.”

Read more on BusinessWire.

By | 2014-11-20T22:40:04+00:00 February 3rd, 2014|learning management system, lms, PowerSchool, Press Releases, SIS|

Teachers and Administrators Can Now Assess Learning Outcomes Mastery with Schoology

AUSTIN, Texas – February 3, 2014—Schoology today announced the ability to measure student mastery of learning outcomes and standards, providing unprecedented insight within its comprehensive learning management system (LMS). This latest enhancement to the Enterprise version of Schoology allows it to measure and quantify student learning over time using any learning object (quizzes, homework, projects, and test items) that is aligned to outcomes.

“Schoology continues to evolve as a comprehensive, flexible solution that enables educators and administrators to spend more time focusing on improving student outcomes,” said Jeremy Friedman, CEO of Schoology.

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By | 2016-05-06T17:32:03+00:00 February 3rd, 2014|learning management system, lms, Press Releases|

Schoology Announces User Conference NEXT 2014: Early-bird Ticket Sales and Speaker Proposals Now Open

Alan November Keynotes at NEXT 2014

NEW YORK – January 27, 2014—Schoology is pleased to announce its first user conference, NEXT 2014: Unlock Limitless Student Potential, held June 24-25, 2014 at The Curtis, a unique venue located in the heart of downtown Denver, Colo. Ed Tech visionary and best-selling author, Alan November (novemberlearning.com), is the featured keynote speaker. All users of Schoology’s global community are welcome to attend and collaborate to explore new ways for improving student outcomes. Attendee registration opens today at schoologynext.com.

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By | 2016-05-06T17:34:49+00:00 January 27th, 2014|learning management system, lms, Press Releases|