Vizzle Revamps Special Education Learning Platform, Expands Accessibility Amid Continued COVID-19 School Disruptions

prnewswire | October 12, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and subsequent school closures, special education learning platform, Vizzle has enhanced their virtual platform and increased accessibility for parents and school districts struggling with increased needs and decreased budgets. Vizzle is the only student-facing, online, Special Education Platform that treats each student as an individual striving to meet their specific goals. As learning environments shift between the classroom and home, Vizzle provides students with consistency and school districts with easy-to-use technology, including more than 15,000 lessons and automatic data collection to track IEPs, giving teachers more time to connect with each student and celebrate progress.

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The VR revolution looks here to stay this time. Gaming and Movies are creating many of the headlines, however the use of VR in classroom is set to take the education sector by storm. Here are five benefits of using Virtual Reality in the classroom:Imagine visiting the natural history museum in London, without even leaving the classroom? Well trips like this are now made possible with virtual reality. Incredibly useful not only from a cost and time saving point of view, but students who haven’t the means to ever go on a field trip, now have the chance to visually experience the wonders of the world in just a click of a button.

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The VR revolution looks here to stay this time. Gaming and Movies are creating many of the headlines, however the use of VR in classroom is set to take the education sector by storm. Here are five benefits of using Virtual Reality in the classroom:Imagine visiting the natural history museum in London, without even leaving the classroom? Well trips like this are now made possible with virtual reality. Incredibly useful not only from a cost and time saving point of view, but students who haven’t the means to ever go on a field trip, now have the chance to visually experience the wonders of the world in just a click of a button.

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EiE, the Museum of Science, Partners with LINC to Launch a Professional Development Library

EiE | April 01, 2022

On March 31st, the award-winning curricula division of the Museum of Science in Boston announced a partnership with the Learning Innovation Catalyst (LINC) to deliver a professional development (PD) library that caters to computer science educators. By teaming up with LINC, EiE will be able to make the most of LINC’s cutting-edge professional learning and virtual coaching platform, LINCspring, to deliver a tailored professional learning experience online. LINCspring is LINC’s research-oriented platform that supports professional learning at scale that centers around students’ needs. Its personalized approach is built on extensive research of a transformational learning model by Stanford researcher, Arnetha Ball. "We're thrilled to partner with LINC to deliver our new asynchronous computer science course for elementary educators. I've seen firsthand how the LINCspring platform creates an environment for learner agency, engagement, and success by empowering teacher innovation. Pairing EiE's computer science curriculum and professional development with LINC's powerful learning platform provides an unmatched opportunity for elementary educators." -EiE VP, STEM Products & Services, Heather Gunsallus "The team at LINC couldn't be happier about our partnership with EiE, Museum of Science. Through our shared work, we will impact thousands of classrooms by supporting the professional learning of elementary school educators as they deliver critical STEM experiences. Combining the award-winning LINCspring transformational learning platform with the innovative EiE curriculum is a strategic and impactful partnership that will significantly advance STEM learning for children." - Jason Green, co-CEO at LINC

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Semrush Kickstarts U.S. College Students’ Careers with Semrush for Education

Semrush | February 24, 2022

Semrush, a leading online visibility management SaaS platform, today announces the launch of Semrush for Education. The program is Semrush’s latest initiative to equip tomorrow’s digital marketers with access to its platform as well as a dedicated curriculum designed to jumpstart their careers. The program was designed to connect what’s taught in the classroom with practical, in-the-field knowledge of how top performing digital marketers work today. Launching initially in the U.S., the program gives college students an opportunity to gain practical and tangible experience using the tools and technology relied on by many of today’s leading brands. Students will get hands-on experience identifying keywords, mastering technical website audits, optimizing for local SEO, and crafting engaging content among many other things. “At Semrush our goal is to inspire the current and future generations of digital marketers. We believe that with the right access to education as well as the right tools, anyone can become a digital marketing pro. Semrush for Education aims to equip students with practical experience and give them an advantage as they pursue their dreams.” Andrew Warden, Chief Marketing Officer, Semrush The demand for digital marketing skills and positions is on the rise. In fact, Semrush data from August 2021-January 2022 revealed a 50% spike (from 5,400 to 8,100) in Google searches in the U.S. for “marketing internships.” By collaborating with professors across different communities, Semrush is committed to providing students access to the resources and experience needed to stand out during the job search process to go from aspiring post-graduate to successful marketing professional. “There’s a big gap in digital marketing education today. Students need experience and employers want students who can hit the ground running. One problem I’ve noticed is the lack of access to premier digital marketing tools. They are expensive and few offer cost-efficient solutions for students,” said Luke Alley, Professor of Marketing, Brigham Young University. “Semrush is changing that dynamic. They’ve offered free access to the platform for a full semester, educational materials, special lectures, and practical, ‘in-the-field’ digital marketing experience.” “Education is a core value for our company. We believe education is vital for people at all levels of their careers. It’s the key to building the future of marketing innovation and we are proud to launch this initiative today,” added Warden. About Semrush Semrush is a leading online visibility management SaaS platform that enables businesses globally to run search engine optimization, pay-per-click, content, social media and competitive research campaigns and get measurable results from online marketing. Semrush offers insights and solutions for companies to build, manage, and measure campaigns across various marketing channels. Semrush, with over 79,000 paying customers, is headquartered in Boston and has offices in Philadelphia, Dallas, Prague, St. Petersburg, Warsaw, and Limassol.

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Early Education Gives East Asian and the Pacific Children a Strong Head Start

prnewswire | October 15, 2020

Young children in East Asia and the Pacific who attend preschool show better cognitive, language and socio-emotional development than those who don't, according to a new study by The Education University of Hong Kong, published in Early Childhood Research Quarterly. Dr Jin Sun, Associate Head and Assistant Professor at the Department of Early Childhood Education of The Education University of Hong Kong, and colleagues at The University of Hong Kong, Stanford University School of Medicine in the US, and Telethon Kids Institute in Australia analysed data from 4,712 ethnic majority 3-to-5-year-olds in Cambodia,

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