30th July 2013

VTech Announces InnoTab 3S

vtech canadaVTech has announced the introduction of InnoTab® 3S, the next generation of one of the first children’s learning tablets with Wi-Fi. The tablet features VTech Kid Connect – an exclusive communication app that allows kids to be connected with their parents and friends through both tablet-to-mobile and tablet-to-tablet communication, a rechargeable battery pack with AC adapter and a kid-safe web browser. In addition, access to VTech’s Learning Lodge™ app store – home to a plethora of downloadable content and curriculum for purchase – plus 20 free apps4, provides kids with a bright start on their learning journey. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th July 2013

Content Innovators Summit In Toronto September 10

mini-orbyBanff World Media Festival, MaRS Discovery District and nextMEDIA have announced the inaugural Content Innovators Summit: an exploration of the content creation and distribution business in film, television and digital media. The Summit will be held at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto this September 10th. Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd July 2013

BC Steals The Show At SIGGRAPH 2013

Province of BCBritish Columbia representatives are in the spotlight as tens of thousands of participants converge on Anaheim for SIGGRAPH 2013, the place to be if you work with computer graphics and interactive technologies. B.C. is preparing to host SIGGRAPH 2014, the 40th anniversary edition of the influential event next year in Vancouver, which became the first location to host SIGGRAPH North America outside of the United States in 2011. That event welcomed 15,872 artists, research scientists, game developers, filmmakers and researchers from 74 countries. SIGGRAPH 2011 broke the city’s previous conference attendance records and, according to the Vancouver Convention Centre, generated an estimated $38.5 million in direct spending for the local economy. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th July 2013

University Of Calgary Prof Challenges Hackers On Open Data

University of CalgaryA University of Calgary faculty member will speak at the world’s largest face-to-face gathering of elite hackers. DEF CON, the biggest conference of its kind, brings together over 15,000 professional and amateur computer security experts every year to discuss the latest tech vulnerabilities. It’s the first time a University of Calgary professor will present at the conference and it takes place August 1 to 4th in Las Vegas. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th July 2013

PROFIT Growth Summit Vancouver

mini-orbyDesigned for the entrepreneurial owners of established businesses, the PROFIT Growth Summit taking place in Vancouver on September 10th will connect you with the people and ideas that can take your enterprise to the next level. The first 200 registrants will receive free copies of the books Ownership Thinking and Relevant Selling. The early-bird rate of $249 is available until August 1st. Registration after August 1st will cost $329. The Summit will be held at the Fairmont Pacific Rim from 7:30am until 5:00pm. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th July 2013

Thinking Skills Club Brain Games Debuts How-To Video For Teachers And After School Administrators

Thinking Skills ClubThe Thinking Skills Club, an after school activity that uses online games as a way of tuning up children’s cognitive gears, has created a YouTube video giving an overview of the site itself and how it works. Using Snow Line, a game in the Executive Function section of the site, club founder Mitch Moldofsky leads a virtual tour that includes playing the game, demonstrating how the “brain puzzles” that track a child’s progress are built, and even linking up to research about the supporting skills that underlie the choice of games. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th July 2013

Online Domestic Violence Training Expands For BC Police

Province of BCAccess to domestic violence training for police advanced today with the launch of a new online course developed to help police better protect vulnerable women and families. The new course, the second in a three-phase training program, provides an in-depth look at how police assess domestic violence risk, with a focus on victim-safety planning. This course will also help to further improve and standardize practices around inter-agency co-operation, risk assessment, bail hearings and safety planning for families. Topics include: Read the rest of this entry »

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9th July 2013

eXplorance Showcases Course Evaluation As Platinum Sponsor At BbWorld

exploranceCourse evaluation and feedback management solutions provider eXplorance has announced that it is taking an active role at BbWorld®, the Blackboard Inc. annual user conference and one of the largest education technology conferences of the year, from July 9-12, 2013. As a Blackboard Premier Partner™, eXplorance will be featuring Blue by eXplorance™, an enterprise-class feedback management and course evaluation system, through dedicated seminars and product demonstrations on the benefits of integrating Blue with the Blackboard Learn™ platform. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th July 2013

VTech Canada Announces Affordable New InnoTab 3 Learning App Tablet

vtech canadaVTech®, a leader in age-appropriate and developmental stage-based electronic learning products for children, today announced the introduction of its latest, lower-priced Learning App Tablet for kids, the InnoTab 3®. Following the popular InnoTab 2S®, one of the first children’s learning tablets with Wi-Fi, InnoTab 3® delivers a powerful punch, in a compact size and at an affordable price, making it a great first learning tablet for kids. InnoTab 3® introduces children to a world of age-appropriate educational content on VTech’s comprehensive app store, the Learning Lodge™, where they can explore hundreds of games, e-books, videos, music and more, across the widest variety of curricula. Beginning today, InnoTab 3 is available for pre-order from Toys R Us Canada and vTech Canada. It is recommended for ages 3-9 years and has an MSRP of $79.99. Read the rest of this entry »

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5th July 2013

Ministers Call For More Innovation And Expanded Opportunities As Education Systems Look To The Future

cmecThe best way to address Canada’s growing need for an educated and skilled labour force and ensure a sustained economic recovery is to expand education opportunities and improve learning outcomes in early childhood learning and development, elementary and secondary education, postsecondary education, adult learning and skills development. This, according to provincial and territorial ministers of education who have just concluded the 101st meeting of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Read the rest of this entry »

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