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Discovery Education Streaming Plus Wins the Coveted EdTech ‘Cool Tool’ Award from EdTech Digest

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Streaming Plus Wins the Content Provider Solution Category as Discovery Education Places Five Finalists for the ‘Trendsetter’, ‘Cool Tool’, and ‘Edtech Leadership’ Awards

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Streaming Plus Wins the Content Provider Solution Category as Discovery Education Places Five Finalists for the ‘Trendsetter’, ‘Cool Tool’, and ‘Edtech Leadership’ Awards

Boeing and Discovery Education Launch New FUTURE U. Program to Inspire Student Careers in Aerospace Technology

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Innovative Aerospace Technology Program Encourages Students to Innovate in STEM and Aerospace, Offers Immersive Exploration of 21st Century Space Travel

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Innovative Aerospace Technology Program Encourages Students to Innovate in STEM and Aerospace, Offers Immersive Exploration of 21st Century Space Travel

Video | Arrow Electronics and Close the Gap Go on a Digital Training Tour through Kenya

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Arrow Electronics and social enterprise Close the Gap launched its third DigiTruck in August 2018. The DigiTruck is a mobile, solar-powered classroom and enterprise incubator. The new unit serves the Kenyan capital of Nairobi - one of Africa’s commercial hubs and a portal for Africa’s development in the 21st Century.

Kenya is poised to be a global success story because of its motivated youth, a dynamic private sector and improving infrastructure. But it must address gaps in modern workforce skills and technology access to unlock its potential. 

Students in 20,000 Classrooms Learn to Hack-Proof Their Life

Norton LifeLock, Symantec and Scholastic launch #CyberSmarts student magazine and teaching guide
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By Casey Mindlin, Director of Partnerships at Scholastic

When you see the name Scholastic, you might think of a Book Fair, paging through a Scholastic classroom magazine, or reading Clifford the Big Red Dog®. At Scholastic, we see literacy as the key to learning and achievement and, in addition to publishing and selling books, we develop educational content for teachers.

CNH Industrial Launches Interactive Education Program Across 77 Schools in India

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Over 30,000 students will benefit from new interactive ways of learning thanks to the “New Holland Digital Classroom”, a multimedia aided school education project launched by the Company and its New Holland brand dealer network.  

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Over 30,000 students will benefit from new interactive ways of learning thanks to the “New Holland Digital Classroom”, a multimedia aided school education project launched by the Company and its New Holland brand dealer network.  

HP Labs Explores a New Approach to Immersive Content Creation and Consumption

by Simon Firth, HP Labs Correspondent
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“Imagine giving students a 360-degree virtual view of a historic location or a place in outer space like Mars” suggests HP Labs researcher Ji Won Jun.

“Then you use 3D models of Mars rovers or you 3D scan artifacts excavated from a site to bring those objects into a virtual reality experience where students can grab and interact with them,” Jun adds. “That experience gets them closer to understanding what it would be like to be there, and it’s different from just reading about it in a book.”  

The Verizon Foundation Names 5g Edtech Challenge Winners and Awards a Total of $1m to Bring Classroom Solutions to Life

The Verizon Foundation commits to be the first to introduce 5G technology to schools across the U.S. in 2019.
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BASKING RIDGE, N.J., February 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – TThe Verizon Foundation, in partnership with NYC Media Lab, announced the ten winners of the Verizon 5G EdTech Challenge. From AR and VR experiences, to machine learning, AI and mixed reality, projects were chosen for their ability to solve for student engagement, teacher preparedness and special needs support.

Intel’s Tech Learning Lab Offers a Virtual Education, on Wheels

Intel and HP partner on a mobile learning lab, bringing VR and high-tech experiences to students
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On a recent morning at McClymonds High School in west Oakland, California, students soared through outer space, dissected frogs in a high-tech laboratory and toured the a Smithsonian American Art Museum exhibition up close — all without leaving their campus.

HP’s Pledge to Educate 100,000 More Learners Across Africa by 2021

by Andre Bodson, Managing Director, Emerging Markets HP
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I watched with pride as HP’s MD of Central Africa and Nigeria, Ify Afe, took to the stage at the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 to announce our pledge to empower another 100,000 learners across Africa in the next three years. This follows our commitment at last year’s Festival to invest more than $20 million in improving education for over 100 million people by 2025.

Gap Inc. Joins Business Call to Action Through Commitment to Provide Life Skills and Technical Training to One Million Women and Adolescent Girls

Global retailer’s decade-long programme is empowering women in the workplace and at home by building their technical, social and financial management skills
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SAN FRANCISCO, January 31, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Global retailer Gap Inc. joins Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to improve the lives of one million women and adolescent girls through its life skills and technical training programme. Launched in 2007, Gap Inc.’s P.A.C.E. (Personal Advancement & Career Enhancement) programme was initially created to support women working in the global apparel industry and has expanded training to new locations such as schools, universities, and other manufacturing communities. The company currently operates P.A.C.E.

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