Snoops for Scoops

The EdScoops for March 2

By Jodi Murphy | 03/02/2018 | 0 Comments
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Happy March all!  Thank you to all the fans out there for sharing your education scoops, as I love reading and sharing about all the changes in the industry.  Keep ’em coming! Diving in head first! As I mentioned in the last EdScoops, we had a new member, Melissa Pelletier, join the MDR team.  Well, […]

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The EdScoops

By Jodi Murphy | 02/16/2018 | 0 Comments
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Off into retirement she goes! The irreplaceable and tireless Anne Wujcik is now officially retired. For us as a company, it’s impossible to measure her impact or thank her adequately for her wisdom and passion over the years. We are, and will continue to be, inspired by her commitment to education and we will strive […]

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The EdScoops

By Kristina James | 02/01/2018 | 0 Comments
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Greetings education friends!  While, I know you are completely missing Vicki (who wouldn’t miss that sparkling personality?), but “Snoops for Scoops” must carry on as we know you all love to know the happenings in the education industry.  Here’s a brief scoop of what’s new this week… New Roles James Collins is joining FableVision Studios as […]

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Vicki’s Final Scoops

By Kristina James | 01/19/2018 | 1 Comment
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Happy Friday, friends! As usual, I have the week’s scoops for you, as well as a personal message of gratitude as I slide all the way into retirement and bring you my final column. Never fear—the scoops will continue—because keeping this community connected is important to MDR and all of us. But right now, check […]

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No Farewells, Just Rock that Retirement – She Snoops for Scoops!

By Jodi Murphy | 01/17/2018 | 0 Comments
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It’s Official! More than 26 years ago, a young, smart and passionate professional offered to help a friend. She was a former teacher, a school administrator, a director of technology and curriculum serving children with learning disabilities at Briarwood School and a consummate connector. She wanted the best for education and kids. And, she believed […]

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Vicki’s Scoops for January 12

By Kristina James | 01/12/2018 | 0 Comments
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Whew! It has been one cold week in the United States. I could not believe the East Coast had temps colder than Mars! I hope everyone is thawing out and staying warm. As usual, I have the week’s scoops for you. Check out the news from this week…. Ch-ch-ch-changes…. Dr. Warren Simmons has a new […]

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Vicki’s Scoops for January 5

By Kristina James | 01/05/2018 | 0 Comments
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Happy new year, friends! I hope yours was a blessed and restful holiday season. It was very special here, and now off we go into a new year. I know you enter 2018 with new hopes and energies for your work in the industry. There are challenges ahead, but I know they are none that […]

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Vicki’s Scoops for December 29

By Kristina James | 12/29/2017 | 0 Comments
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Are we really saying good-bye to 2017, friends? It is so hard for me to believe. They say each year goes by more quickly, and I know that to be true. Take a minute now before we ring in the new year to check out one final (but good!) scoop for this year. News from […]

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Vicki’s Scoops for December 22

By Kristina James | 12/22/2017 | 0 Comments
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Just days before Christmas, and all through the house….life is ever-so-busy busy but wonderful. I hope you are winding down in advance of the holiday weekend but don’t miss your scoops on the way out! Ch-ch-ch-changes….. Shawn Lepper has joined AWE Learning as National Director of Sales. Shawn was previously Global Director of Business Development […]

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Vicki’s Scoops for December 15

By Kristina James | 12/15/2017 | 0 Comments
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Happy holidays, happy holidays….joy everywhere, it seems. What a wonderful season of love and gratitude. Rejoice and celebrate – the reasons are endless! And, to spread a little joy of my own, I have just a couple of scoops for you. Read on…. Woot! Woot! A promotion…. Michael T. Fay, MBA has been promoted to […]

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Vicki’s Scoops for December 8

By Kristina James | 12/08/2017 | 0 Comments
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Happy Friday, everyone! Ho –Ho –Whoa! I am so in the holiday spirit, but there is still work to get done this month, so work we must. But it is an enjoyable task to bring you the scoops so read on now to see what’s new this week…. New roles for colleagues and friends…. North […]

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Vicki’s Scoops for December 1

By Kristina James | 12/01/2017 | 0 Comments
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Well, Thanksgiving is behind us, and here comes Christmas and Hanukkah! However you spend it, we are rolling into the holiday season, though things aren’t slowing down much yet. But I have the holiday spirit—what a joyful time of the year. And I hope I bring you some joy with my weekly scoops. Go check […]

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Vicki’s Scoops for November 17

By Kristina James | 11/17/2017 | 0 Comments
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Hi, everyone! My scoops for this week are all about accolades! Read on to see who is in the limelight…. Woo hoo! The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), in partnership with EdScoop, recently announced the creation of a K-12 EdTech Time Capsule. They have now revealed the time capsule contents, the culmination of a national […]

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Vicki’s Scoops for November 10

By Kristina James | 11/10/2017 | 0 Comments
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Happy Friday, everyone. We hope you love the new newsletter format! And as usual, I hope you love my scoops—check them out now! Ch-ch-ch-changes…. Mary Cullinane has a new role as Partner at Community Barn Ventures. Mary was previously Chief Content Officer and EVP of Product Planning, Development, and Marketing at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Community […]

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Vicki’s Scoops for November 3

By Kristina James | 11/03/2017 | 0 Comments
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It’s been a busy week here and lot of fun with trick-or-treating earlier this week and then cheering on the new World Series champs! How about those Astros? Woo hoo! But there will be no tricks here as I bring you this week’s scoops. See what I have for you! New roles for colleagues and […]

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Vicki’s Scoops for October 27

By Kristina James | 10/27/2017 | 0 Comments
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Ooh, Fall is in the air, and Snoop is loving it. It sure makes it challenging to be at my desk working when I want to be outside, but with the weekend upon us, we can all get outside and enjoy the season. But first—check out this week’s scoops…. New roles for colleagues and friends…. […]

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Vicki’s Scoops for October 20

By Kristina James | 10/20/2017 | 0 Comments

Woo hoo, it is Friday! The Snoop is ready for a weekend. How about you? But first, you know the drill: check out this week’s scoops! New roles for colleagues and friends…. PAPERbasket, the new ed tech ROI startup is making waves as schools and companies start to hear of its solution. With its first […]

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Vicki’s Scoops for October 13

By Kristina James | 10/13/2017 | 0 Comments

Hi everyone and happy Friday—and, happy Friday, the 13th! Those who know me know I am not superstitious, and after all, what’s not to love about Friday? Before you head out to that weekend, check out my scoops for you…. Friends and colleagues in new roles…. bulb, an emerging leader in digital portfolio software, has […]

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Vicki’s Scoops for October 6

By Kristina James | 10/06/2017 | 0 Comments

Welcome to October, everyone. The changing season and promise of cooler weather seems to give everyone a lift. We have experienced another terribly sad week and another terribly devastating event. I see that today is World Smile Day. Sometimes receiving a smile from someone else, even a stranger, or giving one to another person can […]

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Vicki’s Scoops for September 29

By Kristina James | 09/29/2017 | 0 Comments

Happy Friday, friends! Since we didn’t have time to post news last week due to our being in Scottsdale for EdNET 2017, I am sure you are ready for a fix of my scoops, but first, pour another cup of coffee and prepare to sit back for a while, as I have a ton of […]

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Vicki’s Scoops for September 15

By Kristina James | 09/15/2017 | 0 Comments

Ok friends, happy Friday! The Snoop is headed to Scottsdale tomorrow as our team prepares for EdNET 2017, and I sure hope you are headed there, too. It will be an amazing time, both in learning from the programming planned and with that all-important networking. I hope you have your sessions and appointments planned, but […]

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Vicki’s Scoops for September 8

By Kristina James | 09/08/2017 | 0 Comments

Wow, end of this short but busy week and hair on fire—so much going on as we prepare to bring you the best EdNET ever! You’re going to love it! Hope your week has been a good one, friends. Stop what you are doing and check out this week’s scoops and, of course, look to […]

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Vicki’s Scoops for September 1

By Kristina James | 09/01/2017 | 0 Comments

What a week it has been. We are so thankful Hurricane Harvey has moved away from us in Houston and pray it does not harm any others on its path. We took in some water and dealt with some flooded streets, but that is nothing compared to the devastation so many have suffered. We have […]

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Vicki’s Scoops for August 25

By Kristina James | 08/25/2017 | 0 Comments

Well, this has been a busy week to remember for the Snoop! I got scooped as you learned of my retirement at the end of this year, I have started amazing EdNET session planning calls with speakers, we got my sister through a big surgery, and now we are making preparations in advance of Hurricane […]

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Vicki’s Scoops for August 18

By Kristina James | 08/18/2017 | 0 Comments

Let’s hear it for the end of another week as we prepare for the weekend. The Snoop has her hair on fire as our team works to bring you the best EdNET ever, but I always have time to gather and share the scoops with you too so please read on for your weekly dose […]

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Vicki’s Scoops for August 11

By Kristina James | 08/11/2017 | 0 Comments

Woo hoo, it’s Friday, friends—and I haven’t been this excited about Friday since last Friday! Go check out the scoops I have for you as we end this week…. New roles for colleagues and friends…. While many ed tech startups are comprised of young, eager new faces to the industry, one new startup is bucking […]

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Vicki’s Scoops for August 4

By Kristina James | 08/04/2017 | 0 Comments

Here we are, rolling into August—hard to believe. The Snoop is running these days—I hope your week has not been as crazy as mine! Summer is drawing to a close, and here in Texas, many teachers are reporting back to school in the next week or so, with students to follow. I don’t know where […]

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Vicki’s Scoops for July 28

By Kristina James | 07/28/2017 | 0 Comments

OK, you heard it here, and some of you will want to thank me. Today is System Administrator Appreciation Day, an international celebration of sysadmins. And we know they deserve the love, right? They keep us up and running, often working their magic at impossible hours. Please thank your System Administrator today—my husband and business […]

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Vicki’s Scoops for July 21

By Kristina James | 07/21/2017 | 0 Comments

Whew, this week flew by! But that brings us back to Friday, and that works for the Snoop. How about you? And before you head out, you know the drill….check my scoops! New roles for colleagues and friends…. Anuraj Soni has been appointed as the Global Head of Professional Services for AIM Software, a leader […]

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Vicki’s Scoops for July 14

By Kristina James | 07/14/2017 | 0 Comments

It is most definitely July in Houston—not the best time to visit here. “Hot town, summer in the city….” But you know you can count on me for the hot scoops of the week so please read on now…. New roles for colleagues and friends…. The education nonprofit MIND Research Institute’s Board of Directors has […]

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