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Sally Ride Science Junior Academy Lands $30,000 Grant for Scholarships

Sally Ride @ UC San Diego has received a $30,000 grant that will allow it to give scholarships to middle and high school girls attending the Sally Ride Science Junior Academy.

New PBL Guide Tackles Life Science Problems

Adding problem-based learning (PBL) to science classrooms can be tough to do. As a new book by the National Science Teachers Association points out, "Valuable resources exist that describe in general what PBL is, how to develop lessons, and how PBL can help students, but curriculum resources are much harder to find."

MIT Media Lab, Learning Machine Tackle Blockchain-Based Credentials

The MIT Media Lab's Learning Initiative has partnered with Learning Machine to release the initial version of an open-source project designed to build an ecosystem for creating, sharing and verifying education credentials based on blockchain technology.

Vaddio Launches New Presenter Tracking System

Vaddio has introduced the latest generation of its presenter automatic tracking system, which captures content delivered in a classroom or lecture hall without requiring dedicated camera operators.

Nevada Completes Common Core Computer Testing after Meltdown Last Year

Nevada education officials say students were able to complete online Common Core assessments this year, after catastrophic failures debilitated its computerized system last year.

Invention and Entrepreneurship Programs for K–12 Students Nationwide

A “Shark-Tank” for kids and young adults, the STEMIE Coalition aims to teach invention and startup skills

Sound Devices Adds Timecode Reading, Non-Native File Playback to Rackmount Video Recorders

At the InfoComm 2016 conference taking place this week in Las Vegas, Sound Devices unveiled updates to its Video Devices PIX 270i and PIX 250i video recorders and Sound Devices 970 audio recorder.

tvONE Shows Universal Rackmounting System New Processors for Powering Video Walls

At the InfoComm 2016 conference taking place this week in Las Vegas, tvONE is showcasing a new system designed to accommodate small, external devices in rackmounts along with an update to its video processors for video walls.

ZeeVee Expands ZyPerMX Line, Debuts IP Decoder

ZeeVee is debuting new IP video decoding and encoding hardware at the InfoComm 2016 conference taking place this week in Las Vegas. The systems are designed for distributing video over IP using common, off-the-shelf 10 gigabit switches.

ClearOne Expands Wireless Mic System for Classrooms, Launches CONVERGE Pro 2

ClearOne is launching a new compact, two-channel wireless microphone system designed for classrooms and other small venues.

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