We are excited to be attending the ISTE 2015 conference this week in Philadelphia. We look forward to joining the 500 companies and 4,500 professionals that are innovating and expanding technology in education. Make sure to come visit us at our booth in the Expo Hall, as we will be showing demonstrations allowing interactive use with our product, as well as handing out promotional codes to get a discount on future purchases of Nervanix Clarity software and products. We hope to spread the word about our effective and efficient learning aid to those that can use it to help their learning comprehension.
Nervanix Chief Science Officer, Dr. Steve Miller introduced Nervanix and the benefits of brain wellness at separate events for educators and the community in Singapore. Singapore was the first of many stops to explore interest in Nervanix and Nervanix Clarity™ in Southeast Asia. The team continued their Southeast Asia tour in the cities of Pune and Chennai, India. Dr. Miller has worked with BrainFit Studio for more than a decade and recognizes their leadership in providing effective brain training solutions with learning centers in 5 countries across Southeast Asia.
Nervanix CEO Adam Hall attended and spoke at the nation’s leading industry conference for K-12 and postsecondary education technology. At this event, industry leaders are brought together to discuss strategies, studies and their own personal examples of success in the business of learning. Adam was asked to speak along with Dr. Sheryl Abshire regarding Attention Adaptivity and using biosensor technology to drive efficiency and efficacy in learning. Nervanix will continue to innovate and trail-blaze the education technology market, as well as expand into corporate learning, learning content creation, and supplemental services.
The National School Board Association has an annual conference every year which brings together school board members and senior administrators from around the country to discuss and view varying strategies and products which will provide the best learning environment for their students. This year’s conference was held in Nashville, Tennessee, and Nervanix CEO Adam Hall was invited to give a presentation, accompanied by Dr. Sheryl Abshire. Adam and Dr. Abshire spoke on Attention Adaptivity and were able to supplement their presentation with data from an in-school case study conducted at the Calcasieu Parish Public School system in Louisiana.
Nervanix CEO Adam Hall was invited to give a presentation on Attention Adaptivity and eLearning, accompanied by Dr. Sheryl Abshire. The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) is the premier professional association for district technology leaders in learning. As such Nervanix and Nervanix Clarity™ were a congruous fit at the event. Adam was able to explain and discuss the advances and efficiency that Clarity™ can bring to anyone trying to hone their attention and create the most efficient and in-depth learning experience. CoSN members and their organizations support over 10 million students nationally.
Nervanix has joined with the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) to sign the Student Privacy Pledge. The pledge is the result of a collaboration of leading names in education technology to safeguard student privacy built around a dozen commitments regarding the collection, maintenance, and use of student personal information. Some of the other companies to sign the pledge include Amplify, Code.org, DreamBox Learning, Edmodo, Follett, Gaggle, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Knewton, Knovation, Lifetouch, Microsoft, MIND Research Institute, myON (a business unit of Capstone), and Think Through Math. Click on the image above to read the pledge in its entirety.
New products target memory, attention levels and brain's plasticity
Measuring and even changing a student’s brain activity was once a science fiction concept. But technology advances are pushing to market more products that use attention levels and plasticity of the mind to raise academic achievement.
“I think it’s the direction we have to go in,” says Tom Kelchner, director of special education at Goose Creek CISD in Texas, a district of 22,000 students outside Houston. “We have to look at innovative approaches based on research to do something different for students who have reading and math deficits, and we feel these cognitive development programs are part of the answer.”
You may read the entire article at District Administrator Online.
The human brain evolved to focus on one thing at a time. This enabled our ancestors to hunt animals, to create and fashion tools, and to protect their clan from predators or invading neighbors. In parallel, an attentional filter evolved to help us to stay on task, letting through only information that was important enough to deserve disrupting our train of thought. This filter is what captures your attention when you hear someone mention your name in a crowded room even if you aren’t aware of what they were saying a moment earlier — the system is monitoring events at a pre-conscious level in order to promote some events to consciousness and ignore others. This attentional system is one of the crowning achievements of the human brain, and the focus it enables allowed us to harness fire, build the pyramids, discover penicillin and decode the entire human genome.
But a funny thing happened on the way to the twenty-first century: The plethora of information and the technologies that serve our brain changed the way we use it.
To read more visit: https://medium.com/book-excerpts/daydreaming-is-the-brains-default-mode-b82007db652f
Education has changed dramatically with the introduction of new technologies that allow students to learn in ways that were not possible a few years ago. From connecting students in remote areas to subject matter experts through video conferencing to allowing distance learning, students and teachers reap the benefits of a constantly changing education environment.
So what is next? There are companies in the EdTech space that are doing some very interesting work in learning analytics, which I believe is the next evolution for education.
To read more, visit Pam Lloyd's Blog.
Tech & Learning Announces Nervanix Among Winners in Its First Annual ISTE Best of Show Awards
Pioneering EdTech Product Chosen by a Panel of Educators during the Country's Largest K-12 Ed Tech Trade Show
NEW YORK, NY – July 22, 2014 – Tech & Learning, a leading publication for K-12 education technology leaders, last week named Nervanix among 34 product winners in its inaugural ISTE Best of Show Awards. The innovator in “Attention Adaptivity” was chosen by an anonymous panel of educator judges who scoured the exhibit hall floor during the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in Atlanta.
Winning products ranged from student engagement software and Chromebooks, to charging carts and emergency alert systems. Over 70 products were submitted by exhibitors at the annual conference, which took place June 29-July 1. The judges rated their impressions on a sliding scale, evaluating areas such as quality and effectiveness, ease of use and creative use of technology, then met to decide on which technologies could have the most impact in the classroom and deserved to be named Best of Show. View the whole list of winners here.
“We are so very honored to be recognized as one of the top products featured at ISTE,” said Adam L. Hall, founder of Nervanix. “Not only is ISTE one of the most widely known conferences in our industry, but Tech & Learning is one of the leading publications as well. This is a testament to our product, our team and our vision. We believe that every student deserves to be taught in a manner that best suits that individual, and Nervanix Clarity is paving the way toward that reality.”
"The most asked question at every ISTE is, 'Did you see anything cool?'," says Kevin Hogan, Content Director for Tech & Learning Media Group. "We took this question to some of our most trusted advisors and they ran with it. They tromped the show floor to find the latest and greatest for all of our readers who couldn't be in Atlanta."
Please join us in congratulating the winners. They will be featured in the August issue of Tech & Learning.
Visit Nervanix.com to learn more about their award-winning product and look for them in the August issue of Tech & Learning where they will be featured.
Nervanix is an exciting new company in the educational technology sector that applies recent groundbreaking advances in the field of neuroscience to instructional and learning models with the intent of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of instruction through optimized student engagement. To learn more about Nervanix, visit http://www.nervanix.com/
About Tech & Learning
For 30 years, Tech & Learning has been — and continues to be — the leading resource for K-12 leaders. Its publications, web sites and events provide factual and evaluative information on trends, products, and strategies to educators who purchase technology products in their districts and schools. Tech & Learning, published by NewBay Media LLC, delivers the highest quality content and essential resources to manage, train, and teach technology. For more information, visit www.TechLearning.com
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PR with Panache!
To learn more about Attention Adaptivity and how Nervanix plans to expand this area of learning, please view this video of Adam Hall explaining the concept and plans for the future:
Tech & Learning today named 34 products as winners in its first annual ISTE Best of Show Awards. Over 70 products were submitted by exhibitors at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) annual conference, which took place in Atlanta from June 29 - July 1. Selected Tech & Learning advisors scoured the show floor on the first day of ISTE, investigating the latest and greatest announcements from the participating vendors. The judges rated their impressions on a sliding scale, then met to decide on which technologies could have the most impact in the classroom and deserved to be named Best of Show. Winners will be recapped in our August ISTE Wrap-Up issue. To view the full list of winners, visit: Tech & Learning ISTE 2014 Best of Show.
“We are pioneering an exciting new category in the education technology market, and in doing so, we thought it was critical to have experienced educators on our Education Advisory Board who understand the rapidly changing world of ed tech and the promise it holds for teachers and students,” said Adam Hall, CEO and Founder of Nervanix.
The Nervanix Education Advisory Board includes:
- Sheryl Abshire, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, Calcasieu Parish Public Schools, Lake Charles, LA
- Mr. Dwight Bonds, Executive Director, California Association of African American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA), Granada Hills, CA
- Jay Blanchard, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Teachers College, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
- Mr. Gavin Dykes, Managing Director, Cellcove Ltd., London, UK
- Ms. Kathy Hurley, EVP, Education Alliances, Pearson Foundation, New York, NY
- Mr. Hector Montenegro, District Senior Advisor, Collaborative for Academic, Social & Emotional Learning
- Amy Perry-Delcorvo, Ed.D., CEO & Executive Director, New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education (NYSCATE), Latham, NY
- Mr. Bill Wendling, President, Wendling Communications, Bradenton, FL
Nervanix, a leading innovator in the application of neuroscience to the field of education, announced the addition of Dr. Steve Miller as Chief Science Officer.
Dr. Miller recently completed work with the Sally Ride Science Center where he was responsible for overseeing the business development activities to drive revenue and develop long-term partnerships. He has extensive academic and business experience in the transfer of technology into rapidly growing science-based start-ups. Previously, Steve was on the executive team at NeuroFocus managing the staff and operations for their global neurolab laboratories that provided neuromarketing research for Fortune 100 companies in the US and abroad.
Miller’s prior leadership role in education included the co-founding of Scientific Learning Corporation, a neuroscience-based technology company serving K-12 students. Scientific Learning was a technology-transfer project that included UCSF Medical Center and Rutgers University. He was a co-investigator on the academic research based at Rutgers University. He worked extensively on the technology transfer, business incorporation; venture financing and start-up phases of the company culminating in a successful IPO.
“We are thrilled that Dr. Miller has chosen to join our team at Nervanix,” said CEO and Founder, Adam Hall. “As Chief Science Officer, Steve will provide guidance and expertise on how to best apply the most current neuroscience research and practices to student learning as well as optimal instructional pedagogies for teachers.”
Steve’s academic experience including serving on the research faculty at the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and as a visiting scientist at NYU Medical Center in the Department of Biophysics. Steve received his Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Bloomsburg University, a Master’s degree in neuroscience from the University of Hartford, and a Ph.D. in experimental & physiological psychology from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Steve has authored or co-authored more than 100 publications including 15 commercial software programs and more than 40 US Patents.
This month's THE Journal has an excellent article, Teaching the Brain to Learn, on the impact of neuroscience on education and what researchers are discovering about neurology, interventions and the impact on student academic achievement. The article also features a discussion with Nervanix's Chief Science Advisor, Steve Miller. Please take time to read the article and let us know your thoughts about the ongoing breakthroughs in neuroscience and the impacts those findings hold for education.
We are looking forward to attending this year's Education Technology Industry Summit (EIS). Our CEO and founder, Adam Hall, will be a panelist discussing the impact of Neuroscience on Education. Panelists will review the research on cognition and its implications for product development for ed tech companies. Find out how these very new products will be implemented - and eventually benefit - the K-20 teaching and learning environments. Adam will also be a judge and advisor for the PitchFest participants reviewing presentations and plans for the participating companies.
SIIA Honors Dr. Leonard Hall at this year's Education Industry Summit in San Francisco. Our own CEO & Dr. Hall's son Adam, will present the award for Lifetime Achievement throughout the education industry and specifically EdTech.