On a night punctuated by emcee Frank Catalano serenading the audience with the Harvey Mudd College “fight song,” representatives from leading education technology companies gathered for the SIIA CODiE Awards reception. The event, which was held during the Ed Tech Industry Summit in San Francisco, honored the innovative products and services shaping the education technology industry.
Overall, 28 winners were recognized for their products and services deployed specifically for the... more
Recently, we had the opportunity to hear some words of wisdom from Michael Friedman, executive vice-president of DWJ Television, a company that specializes in satellite media tours. Friedman is familiar with the media, having worked at ABC Radio Network as a writer and producer, before moving into the public relations side of the business and becoming an expert on satellite media tours, radio media tours and PSAs—just to name a few.
Over some bagels and cream cheese, Friedman shared his... more
Themed “Navigating ‘Next,’” this year’s SIIA Ed Tech Industry Summit (ETIS) will bring together the leading voices in education technology. Charlene and Carie from the CB&A team are traveling to San Francisco for the conference, so check back next week for a post highlighting their experiences.
Charlene, along with Linda Winter of Winter Group, has the special distinction of leading a session titled, “What Keeps You Up at Night? A Night Owls Breakfast Boot Camp.”... more
The fourth, and final, blog post detailing the first annual Autism Investment Conference is around the topic of supports and services. This area of focus for the autism community is of special interest to CB&A, as we’ve recently launched our Special Needs Division to help companies raise awareness for new products and services specifically for children and adults with special needs.
Children on the autism spectrum depend on educational and therapeutic services to facilitate with learning and communication, and to gain... more
The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access recently hosted “Rewarding Museum Participation and Learning: New Approaches,” a symposium that explored the use of digital badges and certifications in educational programs across the institution and its affiliates. Speakers at the symposium shared best practices in the design and use of digital badging programs and valuable insights into the evolution of this growing trend.
It’s official! Our new Special Needs Division has its first client. Brain Parade is a developer of learning solutions for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Its award-winning iPad app, See.Touch.Learn., has been gaining momentum in the special needs industry for almost two years now and the reviews are worth reading!
Much like C. Blohm & Associates, the president of Brain Parade, Jim McClafferty, saw... more
Schools across the country have recognized the utility of tablets in K-12 education, with many aiming to reach a 1:1 tablet to student ratio. In the United States, K-12 enrollment is 55.2 million, which could mean just as many, if not more, devices. Yet trends have proved that technology is frequently updated and replaced, so what happens to the discarded devices? In honor of Earth Day, Funding Factory shows us the e-waste impact of 1:1 devices, and the benefits... more