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Gale and Library Media Connection announce winners of the 2013 TEAMS Award

he 2013 winners are Draper Elementary School in Eden, North Carolina; Constable Neil Bruce Middle School in West Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada; and Branford High School in Branford, Connecticut.

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Responsive Classroom presents Jennifer Buffett with Innovative Leadership in Education Award

She believes strongly that classroom teachers model behavior and can help all students learn to recognize and manage their emotions, develop care and concern for others, establish positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

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Altronix keeps NYC school clocks ticking

The clocks provided by Champion Alarm Systems throughout the massive NYC public school district are configured into a self-corrective system controlled by a master clock.

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Sheila Harrity named National High School Principal of the Year

Harrity seized the opportunity to implement small learning communities, change the school’s culture, and empower teachers so all of the school’s nearly 1,400 students would graduate to thrive in the 21st century.

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Teachers gain ability to lockdown from anywhere in classroom with new Schlage CO-220

The pairing of the lock and remote fob is always done at the lock and up to ten fobs can be paired in the field to one lock. Likewise, up to ten locks can be paired to one fob. When the fob is pressed for two seconds, it locks down the lock closest in range to avoid accidently locking another door. The typical range is up to 75 feet.

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Epson adds robust DC-12 Document Camera to existing portfolio of classroom solutions

One of the most notable features offered by the DC-12 is its new picture-in-picture functionality, which allows students to view original and zoomed-in images simultaneously – when digital zoom is in use, a large window shows the featured section, while a smaller window keeps perspective on the original image.

Free Kindle version of Invent to Learn

For a limited time, the Kindle (e-book) version of Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom is available free.

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Los Angeles USD to implement social and emotional learning program from The Social Express

Incorporating cognitive behavioral research and evidence-based social learning practices, the lessons in The Social Express use “Hollywood quality” animation to model the social skills integral to relationship building as well as career and life success.

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Medeco’s M100 bundled with a Weigand Hub is now available

The M100 provides an easy and cost effective method for providing access control to applications where audit trail and monitoring are critical.

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Edmentum adds career technical education courses to Plato Courseware

Eight CTE courses are available now for Edmentum’s standards-based Plato Courseware online curriculum, with an additional 24 courses scheduled for release in 2014.