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University study shows attention and behavior problems can be improved: major decreases after just five hours of drug-free training

The key advance here is that by using the Focus and Alertness neurofeedback (brainwave biofeedback) of the Peak Achievement Trainer, highly effective brain training was accomplished in a lot less time, a total of five hours--twelve sessions, only one a week, instead of the usual two or three.

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New study finds most teacher training is doomed to increase U.S. achievement gap

A recent study which assessed more than 1,100 colleges and universities that prepare elementary and secondary teachers and their admission standards, training and value found most teacher training lacking in proficiency based teaching strategies which could add to the U.S. achievement gap.

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Blackboard harnesses student data to flag at-risk learners solution

The new capability of the Blackboard Analytics™ platform leverages more than 25 different factors to build a risk profile based on a student’s academic background and focus, test scores and changes in performance.

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Rapid Insight and Tableau form new technology partnership for clients to extend the value of predictive modeling

Taking advantage of the Tableau Data Extract API has made it easy to incorporate Rapid Insight models into the Tableau visualization products

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CrossTec Corporation adds Android tablet support for SchoolVue students

CrossTec SchoolVue for Android includes chat and request help functionality along with the ability to broadcast the teacher's screen directly to student tablets; lock tablet screens to gain attention; engage students with class surveys; display lesson objectives, and more.

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Cree propels University of North Carolina energy-saving initiatives

Designed to last up to 100,000 hours, Cree CR24 troffers feature dimming-capabilities for easy lighting control integration. CR24 LED troffers are powered by Cree TrueWhite® Technology, delivering beautiful white light with superior color accuracy and consistency.

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Vaddio wins Most Innovative Collaborative Solution and Best Pan/Tilt/Zoom Camera at InfoComm 2013

Chosen by a panel of integrators and editors of Commercial Integrator to join an exclusive group of products deemed most noteworthy, the Commercial Integrator BEST Awards recognize superior products and services that help Commercial Integrator readers run their businesses better and be more profitable.

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PublicSchoolWORKS wins Cool Tool Award for Best Reporting Solution from EdTech Digest

The Student Bullying and Safety Reporting Systems from PublicSchoolWORKS, the signature safety solution provider for schools, recently won an EdTech Digest Award in the Cool Tool – Reporting Solution category. Additionally, PublicSchoolWORKS’ Parent InfoCenter was named a finalist in the Cool Tool – Parent/Student Portal Solution category.

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Butler County School District (AL) selects Teachscape for its teacher evaluation and professional learning initiatives

The project was undertaken with support from a teacher incentive fund grant designed to help teachers across the district improve upon their instructional practice.

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Califone unveils new Jackbox

This privacy feature makes the jackbox an extremely flexible tool, able to facilitate differentiated learning, literacy exercises, read-alongs and language learning applications, citing just a few examples of audio-based activities in today’s classrooms.

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