Advertising is not only applicable for big businesses. Even small businesses should recognize and appreciate the value of good, well-placed advertising in order to gain competitive advantage. Most often, small businessmen concentrate their efforts in the traditional way of selling their products and services without worrying themselves on how their products would sell from the customers’ counters or shelves. Even the sales people do not know how the products would eventually reach the hands of end users. Read the rest of this entry »
Bensalem, PA, December 30, 2011 –(PR.com)– About The Inn at Reading
The Inn at Reading hotel offers 170 guestrooms including: traditional guestrooms with Two Double Beds or One King Bed; Executive Quarters guestrooms with an extensive selection of business amenities to assist the traveling executive; and Two-Room Suites with separate bedroom and living areas. All hotel guestrooms are furnished with elegant English Manor furnishings, warm residential fabrics, and graceful artwork.
The Inn at Reading offers gracious and elegant ballrooms offer event seating for intimate gatherings of 10 to grand celebrations for 600. Culinary offerings include signature plated meals, generous buffets, extensive hors d’oeuvres options and award-winning desserts created by our house bakery.
About Growth Properties Hospitality Management
Growth Properties, is a full service hotel management company based in Pennsylvania with a portfolio of managed hotels that include a blend of full service and select service hotels with both franchised and independent flags. Growth Properties also manages a variety of boutique independent hotels with a variety of unique and boutique amenities.
For more information on Growth Properties, please contact Vince Ciro at 215-546-5980 ext 106 or email@example.com. Please visit our web site www.gpim.net for more information on Growth Properties Management.
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Tampa, FL, October 19, 2011 –(PR.com)– The direct mail experts at www.postcardservices.com have made creating a small business direct mail campaign so simple it is almost magic.
“Postcard marketing has never been easier, or ever produced a better result,” says Newell White, Postcard Services President. “We provide stunning artwork, our clients provide their information, and our patent-pending software combines them automatically in seconds. www.postcardservices.com eliminates cut and paste editing, the ordinary back and forth emails, and conversations required by other vendors. It really is like magic.”
When clients visit the www.postcardservices.com website, they can immediately view hundreds of free professionally designed postcards. They choose from dozens of different small business categories ranging from accounting to wedding services. Moreover, each category includes many different postcard designs, created by one of 10 professional graphic designers. With one click, the magic begins and in a few seconds all designs are customized with the client’s information. Clients can view and compare many beautifully designed and finished postcards; then just pick the one they like the most. The best part is all their information is saved in the system. The next time they visit, all they have to do is view completed designs.
“This project has been terrifically rewarding,” says Adam White, Postcard Services CTO. “Our programming and professional graphic designers exceeded our goals in every way. What sets this tool apart from other print and direct mail ordering websites is not only the truly beautiful designs, but the fact that you can browse them all with your information already on them. Combining the new design tool with our ordering and mailing list tools is like having your own staff for design, printing and mailing services, and simply telling them to do the job for you.”
There are no extra charges for the free designs; two sided four color printing, UV coating, and even 48 hour service is included in one basic price. No direct mail campaign is complete without the perfect mailing list, so Postcard Services also developed an easy to use, Google-based map tool on http://www.postcardservices.com. Just click and pick states, zip codes, and even neighborhoods for your campaign. It’s fast, accurate and easy.
Since 2003, Postcard Services has been dedicated to creating cloud-based tools that empower businesses of all sizes to create quality direct mail programs, without the expense of hiring multiple agencies. The company’s “retail” business serves over 35,000 small business customers nationwide via its web sites http://www.postcardservices.com and http://www.realtypostcard.com. The corporate division provides an array of bespoke, automated private label and other solutions for franchises, contact / call centers, and larger businesses with repeat direct mail needs.
Jonathan Kremner, CEO
9216 Palm River Rd
Tampa, FL 33619
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LONDON (Reuters) – At Christie’s auction house in London one evening last July, as art investors bid millions for an 18th-century painting of a horse, the sons and daughters of the capital’s super-rich were going through their paces in a simulated auction.
LONDON (Reuters) – At Christie’s auction house in London one evening last July, as art investors bid millions for an 18th-century painting of a horse, the sons and daughters of the capital’s super-rich were going through their paces in a simulated auction.
In an upstairs room in London’s plush St James’s district, around 30 people mostly in their 20s chatted politely in fluent English, their accents Russian, Arabic, South Asian and Chinese. After a three-course dinner of salmon and roast lamb, the program began: a role-play in which teams bid in an imaginary auction for various works of art.
A crew of experts was on hand to advise on the value of the pieces. The bidding gathered pace. Staff took fake phone calls and bid on behalf of “mystery buyers.” A young woman shouted encouragement in Arabic. One team bid hard, driving prices far higher than the recommended valuations. At the last minute they pulled out, landing rivals with an exorbitant bill. A large plasma screen showed the real-life bidding going on downstairs. George Stubbs’ “Gimcrack on Newmarket Heath” sold for 22.4 million pounds ($35 million), making it the third most valuable Old Master ever sold at auction.
For the young would-be buyers, the event was one of a series of workshops aimed at grooming them for the responsibilities of inheriting vast wealth. A taster of how to invest in alternatives to stocks and bonds, the session showed how some of their ‘high net worth’ parents are protecting their wealth from the market ructions of the financial crisis.
But it went further. It also showed the young investors how they could boost their budgets by offering art in their collections as collateral for loans.
“It’s a way for them to get liquidity out of the art collection to invest back into their business or buy other new business,” said Suzanne Gyorgy, a New York-based art finance manager at Citi’s private banking arm, which organized the event.
Art used to be known as an “investment of passion”; today for those who can pay, it is a form of haven. Demand for art, watches, rare wines, vintage cars, boats and wine expanded in 2010 as the world’s super-rich rebounded from the 2008 financial crisis, according to a report by Capgemini and Merrill Lynch in June. A 300-bottle collection of Chateau Lafite-Rothschild sold at auction earlier this month in Hong Kong for $540,000, the highest value lot achieved at any wine auction in the world during 2011.
The Christie’s lesson went beyond using alternative assets to hedge a portfolio. When the players’ budgets ran out, they could borrow against the value of what they already owned.
That’s an increasingly common phenomenon as stock market volatility climbs back toward levels seen after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, financial advisers say. At a time of tight credit for all, more of the world’s wealthy are using such collections to finance property purchases and inject capital into their businesses.
Significantly, many of the people who are borrowing against such assets are financial professionals, who made their wealth in banking, hedge funds or private equity.
“Typically it is a hedge fund manager, private equity manager or entrepreneur who has a private art collection that’s on their wall,” Gyorgy said.
Interest in setting up such facilities started to spike in summer, in anticipation of market volatility that hit in August, Gyorgy says. The SP 500 index is currently about 8 percent below where it started the year; even safe-haven gold has slumped in recent days.
Such deals are limited to the top end of the market, using works valued above $1 million. The best terms are offered on Old Masters, pieces by the likes of Thomas Gainsborough or Michelangelo, as well as impressionists such as Claude Monet. Another top-end group includes Andy Warhol, referred to in the trade as “post-war contemporary.” Gyorgy won’t name any paintings that have been used in this way, for fear of revealing the identity of the borrowers.
Pierre Valentin, a partner at London-based law firm Withers, specializes in commercial transactions involving art, antiques and design. He says more banks are now looking into offering similar services, mainly to open up relationships with a lucrative client base among the newly rich.
“Usually the banks are not just interested in making a loan against the art, they are interested in the relationship as a whole,” he said. Due diligence for such transactions can be complex so the loans are large — typically $10-$50 million, Valentin says. He was once involved in a $100 million loan.
“Banks tend to prefer fine art, paintings, rather than the decorative art but I’ve been involved in transactions where furniture may be involved, silver or sculptures, even vintage cars,” he says.
Martin Rapaport, chairman of diamond services company Rapaport Group, says owners of top-quality precious stones have also started to use these as collateral in financial transactions, repeating a trend he saw in the first days of the crisis in 2008.
“We know it happened in 2008 and I expect to see more of (it) this year. The stock market fell so much recently so these people are looking at tangible assets like high end diamonds,” he told Reuters.
At the root of this trend is the fact that such assets are proving better stores of value than investments such as equities. Their value is still appreciating, driven by huge demand from the fast-growing rich of Asia and Russia. David Prager, director of communications at diamond miner De Beers, said the firm’s prices rose by an “unprecedented” 35 percent in the first half of 2011. “That was driven by big increases in consumer demand, particularly in China and India.”
The first half of 2011 saw a record 944 artworks sell for more than $1 million, according to Artprice, a consultant tracking the international art market. The previous record was 735 lots in the first half of 2008.
Prominent super-rich art buyers include U.S. billionaire and hedge fund manager Steve A. Cohen, and the London-based billionaire owner of Chelsea football club Roman Abramovich, who was widely reported to have snapped up paintings by Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon in New York in 2008 for a combined total of $120 million. Ronald Lauder, the cosmetics magnate, paid $135 million for a portrait by Gustav Klimt in 2006, then the highest known price ever paid for a painting. In 2010, a Picasso sold to an anonymous buyer for a world auction record of $106.5 million, just shading the $104.3 million paid for a Giacometti statue earlier the same year.
Private deals struck away from the public gaze have fetched even more astronomical sums, as collectors pay up for works valued for their investment potential as well as their beauty.
Jussi Pylkkanen, president of Christie’s Europe, has likened the modern collectors of such works to the Medicis, the Italian dynasty of art patrons. The phrase comes from the idea that the great Italian merchants found the best workmen from around the world and brought them to Florence, Venice or Rome where they would work as court painters.
But if there are similarities between the new collectors and the Renaissance dynasty, there is also a notable difference.
Where the original Medicis built one of Europe’s mightiest banks, The Medici Bank, the “new Medicis” that Pylkkanen has identified are using the arts as a refuge from investments in financial services that have become less and less reliable. With interest rates low and stock markets so volatile, alternative investments offer investors the chance to buy assets with little correlation to global financial markets.
“I’ve got clients who are looking for something a bit different to do after falling out of favor with stock markets,” said Chris Belcher, a partner at law firm Mills Reeve who specializes in advising wealthy clients on their tax, trusts and estates. “They’ve been looking at their statements over the summer and seeing them down 35 percent in a couple of days.”
Of course, such alternatives aren’t for everyone. The investments are deemed high-risk by regulators, so only appeal to people whose minimum commitments — which can amount to millions — represent a small proportion of their overall worth.
“Typically it’s going to be people looking to invest a small proportion of a large asset base,” said Belcher. “You’re more likely to be someone who’s got 10 million (pounds) in the bank and putting 1 percent into fine wine. That’s the kind of scale you’re looking at.”
(Additional reporting by Mike Collett-White and Ikuko Kurahone in London; Edited by Sara Ledwith and Simon Robinson)
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takes place June 26 – 29, 2011 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
PR Newswire/Virtual Press Office is the official wire and Online Press Kit provider at ISTE’s annual conference and exposition. Below is a list of featured exhibitor profiles. For breaking news throughout the show, visit the official ISTE Online Press Office.
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Founded in 1981, Kramer Electronics, Ltd., with its world headquarters in Israel, is a leading manufacturer of high-quality analog and digital audio, video and computer signal management products for the ProAV, Presentation, Production, Broadcast, Home Theater and Security markets. Kramer’s product line includes audio, video and computer signal processing equipment, distribution amplifiers (DAs), switchers, matrix switchers, digital and analog decoders and encoders, time-base correctors, presentation accessories, cable assemblies, scan converters and scalers. Kramer also offers broadcast quality routers, distribution amplifiers, and controllers through Kramer’s acquisition of Sierra Video Systems. Recently, the company added a line of Serial Digital (SDI), FireWire (IEEE 1394), DVI and HDTV signal processing and distribution equipment.
Kramer has corporate sales and distribution offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Russia, Israel, India, China, Korea, Singapore, and Australia.
We are the creators and developers of the vushi Learning System (vLS). We provide a completely hosted learning management solution for educators using virtual worlds, like Second Life, for teaching and learning. Our systems support educational needs from the single educator to large enterprises with cost effective solutions for all pricing structures.
If your interests involve the use of virtual spaces for educational delivery, vushi is your answer. Contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or visit our website (.vushi.org) to learn which of our solutions can best meet your needs.
iclicker, a leading student response system in higher education, is now expanding into K-12 classroom. iclicker’s intuitive software allows teachers to begin polling in minutes, requiring no installation of hardware or software. Use iclicker with any application, document camera or interactive whiteboard. iclicker offers reliability with a focus on assessment. Visit .com to learn more about iclicker.
Turning Technologies, LLC develops interactive response systems designed specifically to increase learning outcomes. Proven research-based student response technologies and consulting services enable teachers and administrators to gather vital data needed to improve the effectiveness of instruction, progress monitor, differentiate instruction, and increase student achievement. The company’s results-oriented approach centers around interactive polling software applications, TurningPoint® and TurningPoint AnyWhere™, combine with either durable ResponseCard® keypads or ResponseWare mobile response applications to provide the most advanced combination of knowledge and technology currently available for both formative and summative assessment. For more information: www.TurningTechnologies.com or call 1-866-746-3015.
Your voice. Their mind. A clear connection.
Lightspeed Technologies is committed to making a significant improvement in the listening and learning environment for all children, and to provide teachers with tools that enhance their ability to maintain attention and manage the classroom. Our infrared classroom audio systems deliver optimum speech intelligibility, integrates with all audio sources and delivers exceptional sound for multimedia presentations.
New product introduction at ISTE 2011: “TOPCAT” … A full range “wireless” audio system deigned for the 21st century classroom. Visit the Listening Zone at booth #2549 and experience the Lightspeed difference. Free ‘no install’ REDCAT system giveaway each day.
Contact Lightspeed Technologies for research and product information.
800.732.8999 // lightspeed-tek.com
Since 1988, Bar|Scan® has been an affordable turnkey inventory and property asset management suite using state-of-the-art Windows Mobile technology and optional Wi-Fi connectivity. Our modular products offer fully automated asset tracking reconciliation capabilities. Modules include Bill of Materials, Work Order, Accounting, Import/Export to any repository using ODBC or batch XML, CSV, Excel, or ASCII. Microsoft ClickOnce deployed thin client and more! We provide a complete solution including software, scanning hardware, labels, training, and support. We also provide onsite inventory services. Worldwide installations. Certified SBE, CMAS.
Edvation empowers educators with tools and resources to support the successful integration of technology and 21st Century skills development into standards-based curriculum and classroom practice. Providing curriculum, assessment, professional development and training solutions, they are focused on the meaningful integration of technology to enhance learning and support systemic school improvement processes. With proven solutions implemented worldwide since 1996, their products and services are used to support integrated state and district-level digital learning goals, improve and measure technology literacy, and provide educational leaders with all the data needed for informed decision-making.
TechSteps is a K-12 technology literacy curriculum and assessment tool that infuses technology skills into core instruction, promoting core subject area outcomes while teaching skills for 21st Century success.
pd21 is a flexible online professional development system that guides teachers in seamlessly integrating technology and 21st Century instruction into a standards-based lesson design process to meet curriculum goals and maximize learning.
AVID has a full line of educational audio products including Headphones, Infrared, Automatic Sound Limiting, Microphone Headsets, Jack Boxes, Boom Boxes, Listening Centers and more! We have been manufacturing and supplying these products for over 50 years and we continue to grow! We currently supply many schools that use headphones for educational programs, language labs, theatrical productions, and more. Both public and school libraries have found them to be a valuable tool to pair with their audio books and computer programs.
AVID offers a great selection of durable products that are perfect for high use areas. Many have replaceable earpads or easy to clean vinyl so reusing them is a breeze. We are continually increasing our line and modifying products to keep up with changing demands and uses.
AVID offers one on one personal service! Call or email to talk to an educational sales representative that can help you find the product that will fit your needs.
Chester Creek Technologies, is an innovative manufacturer of computer keyboards, mice and accessories for every age and every ability, K-12 and special education classes.
Azusa Pacific University offers a dynamic, 100% online, nationally accredited MA in Educational Technology that capitalizes on the best teaching/learning pedagogy and cutting-edge technologies. Designed for K-14 educators and tech leaders, coursework is hands-on and immediately applicable. APU also offers over 50 other degrees through the main campus and regional centers.
eInstruction, a leading provider of interactive teaching and learning technology, offers educators a unique, integrated platform that brings together three pillars of teaching: content, instruction, and assessment. These solutions, which include the Classroom Performance System™ (CPS™), the world’s best selling student response system, and Mobi View™ mobile interactive whiteboard, keep students engaged, provide educators with instant feedback and assessment results, and support student-centered, collaborative learning. Both feature seamless integration with eInstruction’s EXAMVIEW® publishers’ content and question banks, aligned to state and Common Core standards.
Alexandria Library Automation: Check it Out! Fully integrated, cross-platform, web-based library automation system used and loved by thousands of libraries for over 20 years. Learn how Alexandria will help increase the worth and value of your wonderful libraries.
KeepnTrack – School safety is serious business. Learn how KeepnTrack ensures school safety while at the same time provides tracking for student late arrivals / early dismissals, visitors, volunteers, vendors and staff.
Few companies offer the broad range of innovative solutions for education that ASUS does. With an extensive lineup notebooks, tablets, netbooks, nettops, all-in-ones and monitors, ASUS provides the selection and unparalleled quality demanded by education institutions around the world. ASUS has made a commitment to the education space, and has introduced a number of programs designed to allow our resellers to offer the most aggressive, competitive pricing to their institutional customers:
- Volume discounts for educational institutions are available on the full range of ASUS products, including Eee PCs and TAA-certified monitors.
- Institutions can submit their bid request to ASUS via our B2B portal. ASUS can fulfill these bids through partners who have registered with us on commercial.asus.com.
- The ASUS Corporate Stable Model program offers a guaranteed one year shelf life on our eligible products.
- Demo units and special pricing exist for college-affiliated bookstores and computer stores.
Teachscape uniquely combines innovative technology, engaging content and expert services to develop great teachers. From its Teachscape Reflect and Classroom Walkthrough technology, to its powerful web-based content delivery platform, to its online masters programs, Teachscape’s award-winning products and services have been inspired by its dedication to sparking transformative change in teaching practice. Since 1999, Teachscape has worked with schools and school districts, charter networks, archdioceses, universities and state education departments to measurably and continuously improve the effectiveness of teachers and instructional leaders to produce gains in student achievement. Teachscape’s partners include the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, Stanford University, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Charlotte Danielson to help shape its vision, its products, and its strategies. To learn more about Teachscape and its complete collection of professional development offerings, go to http://www.teachscape.com.
Google is passionate about education and using technology to encourage grassroots innovation in the classroom.
With Google Apps for Education, Google provides its core business offerings to educational institutions for free — including an e-mail, chat and calendar system (Gmail, Google Talk and Google Calendar), cloud collaboration tools (Google Docs, Google Sites, Google Groups) and multimedia tools (Google Video for Education) that enable students to work together and learn more effectively.
In addition, students around the world have been taking advantage of other Google products — including Earth, Sketchup, Search, and App Inventor — to consume and create high quality educational content.
To learn more, visit Google’s exhibitor booth at ISTE. We’ll be featuring demos and presentations from teachers who use Google Apps and products in the classroom every day.
The University of West Alabama began offering online programs in Fall 2002. Currently over 2,500 students are enrolled in online courses, 98 percent of those in graduate level teacher education degree programs. Students enrolled in online courses utilize a number of technologies to both enhance learning and ensure integrity. Blackboard e-Education is the platform on which courses are housed. Turnitin.com is also utilized by students and instructors to ensure the originality of work submitted. In the spring of 2009, UWA implemented the use of the Secure Exam Remote Proctor System to provide an additional method to monitor students and operates biometrically to ensure credibility.
UWA Online offers 24 graduate programs and three undergraduate degrees courses completely online. UWA online courses are offered in an eight-week format. Five sessions are offered each year. This format allows online students to complete their program at an accelerated pace. The cost of each undergraduate semester hour of credit is $371; the cost of each graduate semester hour of credit is $413. A scholarship program for active military members is also available. There are no residency requirements and no out of state tuition charges.
Worth Ave. Group’s parent company, National Student Services, Inc., was established in 1971 as a means of blending more than 30 years of insurance experience with the rapidly growing technology industry. Since then, Worth Ave. Group has grown a customer base in all 50 states and has developed a reputation for offering the best value in consumer electronics insurance. Worth Ave. Group currently offers affordable coverage plans that protect iPhones, iPads, laptop and desktop computers, TVs, digital cameras, PDAs and other portable electronic devices against accidental damage, theft, vandalism and natural disasters.
Over the year, Worth Ave. Group has expanded its product line by extending coverage to both high school and lower grade students through the sister company Student Insurance Partners.
Worth Ave. Group is a family owned company based in Stillwater, Okla., providing peace of mind for thousands of customers nationwide.
Today’s Catholic Teacher is the Catholic Connection for ISTE and Catholic school technology educators. Today’s Catholic Teacher reaches every Catholic school in the U.S. providing information on tech products and programs that help Catholic schools stay on the cutting edge. Today’s Catholic Teacher connects Catholic classrooms with technology – www.todayscatholicteacher.com
Innovative Learning Training Furniture
Laptop Storage Carts, Instructional Media Lecterns, Student Workstations, Training Desks, Seating, Computer Lab, CAD, Flat-Panel Office Furniture.
Innovative designs manage power/network cables, are ergonomic, modular, durable, cost-effective, attractive and easy to assemble. Products are ideal for Educational, Government, and Corporate Environments. Researched, designed and manufactured in the USA.
K-12 students and teachers struggle on a daily basis with the basic ability to store, access and share files in a secure and easy manner. School Web Lockers solves this challenge, serving hundreds of K-12 schools and school districts across the U.S. with cost-effective, Web-based tools for file sharing, collaboration and storage. A fraction of the cost of traditional on-site storage systems, School Web Lockers provides students and instructors with an efficient way to access everyday projects beyond the school day, while administrators benefit from improved school-wide productivity. As a paperless homework system, School Web Lockers allows schools to reduce their paper usage by an order of magnitude. Featuring a new digital “mark up” feature, the system now enables teachers to grade assignments online, saving even more paper in the process. Easy to deploy and manage, School Web Lockers offers complete firewall protection.
Software Express offers quality software at prices that schools can afford. Our dedicated sales team is highly-trained in volume licensing and is always ready to help you select the best software at the lowest possible price. We understand your unique needs and we’ll strive to find your perfect technology solution — often saving customers up to 85% on their academic software purchases!
We have on-site specialists in volume licensing and networking. Wherever your school is located, you have the Software Express team on your side to assist you in getting what you need quickly and inexpensively. Let your sales representative assist you in your decision-making or budget-making process.
From antivirus protection to special needs assistive devices, Software Express has you covered. Our goal is to be your one-stop technology shop. Whether you need to outfit a lab with Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat or Norton Antivirus, we’re here for you.
SameGoal is a leading provider of web-based special education software. Our flagship product, IEP Anywhere, is used by thousands of educators and administrators, from small charter schools to large urban districts. Our talented team of educators and developers works hard to bring cutting-edge technology to schools, with a focus on end users – teachers, service providers, psychologists, and others. We know that by providing these professionals with the best tools, they can provide children with the best education possible. And that’s a goal we all share.
Absolute® Software is the leader in firmware embedded endpoint security and management. Our solutions provide IT organizations with comprehensive visibility and control over all of their endpoints. Anywhere. Anytime.
For organizations, we deliver state-of-the-art computer lifecycle management solutions that reduce costs, prove regulatory compliance, combat computer theft and optimize productivity – freeing them to focus on their business. For consumers, Absolute provides peace-of-mind by recovering stolen computers and helping to protect their data.
Our automated tools offer better discovery and improved visibility for a more accurate computer and software inventory. Plus, our tamper-resistant technology helps ensure that our solutions are on the computer when you need them most.
Since 1993, we have provided our customers with smart solutions that secure, manage and recover computers worldwide. From home offices to the world’s largest public and private sector organizations, Absolute Software is the best way to track, manage and protect your digital world.
Goshen, IN – K12 teachers and districts in all 50 states love the simplicity of learning management in the cloud, from Haiku LMS. Haiku’s award-winning software literally removes the need for paper and provides infinite reach for exciting applications of blended and virtual learning in classrooms, schools, and districts – big and small.
Teachers are amazed at the ease of creating online classrooms, annotating homework online, and zooming through the simple gradebook. They also like that Haiku offers FREE individual accounts.
Technology professionals districts rave about the ease-of-integration, reliability, cost savings, and all the compliments from their teachers!
In 2011, Haiku was the first full-featured LMS to partner with Google and provide seamless login with Google Apps accounts. Haiku LMS just introduced plug-and-play integration with several popular SIS providers. Teachers have graded more than 25,000 assignments in Haiku’s unique online homework annotator since it’s debut in January 2011.
Primal Pictures will be at booth 3227 showing you the future of digital medical education – today! Anatomy Physiology Online is a guided learning approach for students that provides clear 3D models and engaging, multimedia content covering anatomy and physiology up to 2 semester level. Learning objective guide students along with reviews, case studies and quizzes throughout.
Also, Primal will be showing their other digital products that are already being used at over 700 institutions worldwide. Our detailed and accurate 3D models cover the whole body both regionally and systemically with interactive functions allowing you to rotate, add/remove layers and label any structure. Primal’s 20 years of expertise and development make their products the must-have digital resource and benefit from being able to cover many different courses with access available online through www.anatomy.tv.
Funds For Learning, home of the award-winning E-rate Manager®, is the nation’s leading E-rate funding compliance services firm specializing in guiding E-rate applicants and service providers through the complex and ever-changing E-rate regulatory process. Funds For Learning is the nation’s first firm formed solely to provide professional E-rate services, and the nation’s largest with more than 30 employees from technology, legal, business, and accounting backgrounds. Funds For Learning provides various levels of assistance to more than 600 E-rate applicants and service providers in all 50 states.
With nearly 15 years of experience in providing professional advice and assistance related to the E-rate program, Funds For Learning exists to provide high-quality solutions for the needs of all E-rate stakeholders. The company was established in 1997 and is headquartered in Edmond, Okla. For more information, visit www.fundsforlearning.com or phone 405-341-4140.
Shmoop is a digital curriculum and test prep company that aims to suck less of the joy out of the learning process. Shmoop content is written by Ph.D. students from Stanford, Harvard and Berkeley. Shmoop is known for having a sense of humor and speaking students’ language. Shmoop offers Online Test Prep for AP, SAT, ACT, and PSAT. Each test prep course includes deep content reviews, drill questions and full-length interactive practice exams. In addition, Shmoop offers more than 600 free Learning Guides in 10 subjects for grades 6-12. Shmoop is also available as Apps and eBooks for iPhone, Android, iPad, Kindle, Nook, and Sony Reader. For more information, visit www.shmoop.com.
Touchboards.com is one of three divisions of InterWorld Highway, LLC, recognized as a world class and well established reseller and distributor of major brands of interactive whiteboards, overhead projectors, and educational technology products.
Initially established in 2002, 2010 marked the fourth consecutive year that InterWorld Highway, LLC was named to the Internet Retailers Top 500 in the United States. Touchboards.com continues to expand and is launching its new website, www.documentcameras.com. The company believes that with so many different brands of cameras, that www.documentcameras.com will be able to provide a unique website and a superior team that will provide the knowledge, support, video resources, product information, case studies and customer reviews to assist all in determining which camera is right for you.
Stop by booth #3149 and say Hello to Dr. Document Camera and receive your free gift.
ISTE 2011 will give educators an exclusive first-look into Sokikom’s award-wining math social learning games designed to motivate elementary school students. Sokikom’s founder and CEO, Snehal Patel, is a former math tutor who developed the highly engaging games after seeing so many students uninspired to learn math. Sokikom, slated for national launch this summer, now features three games: Frachine, which focuses on fractions, decimals and percents; Opirate, which emphasizes mathematic operations and algebra; and Treeching, which concentrates on the principles of measurement, algebra, patterns, time and money. A geometry game will debut this summer.
Before Sokikom goes national, educators are invited to visit Sokikom at Booth #3139 to match wits with the games, sign up for the free, basic version and learn how their students can realize a boost in math skills from learning and having fun with Sokikom.
For more information, visit http://www.Sokikom.com, like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Sokikom or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Sokikom.
Gamestar Mechanic is a game-based learning platform and curriculum that teaches the principles of game design to foster systems thinking, 21st Century skill building and to build a motivation for STEM in a highly engaging and creative environment. Optimized for students in grades 4-9, The Gamestar Mechanic platform taps into the natural passion of youth for playing and making games. Gamestar helps them develop the technological, artistic, cognitive, social, and linguistic skills that they will need to thrive in the 21st Century and can be used as a powerful tool to explore core subject areas. The award-winning platform is currently supported by a partnership between the Institute of Play and E-Line Media, with initial funding for the game and companion learning guides provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Britannica Digital Learning (BDL) provides reliable, high-quality classroom products and solutions for educators. Our products are curriculum-focused, designed for students of all ages from preschool to college, and continuously updated by Britannica’s editors and expert contributors. BDL products make effective use of classroom technology, such as interactive whiteboards, laptops, and student-response devices—making it easier for teachers to teach, for students to learn, and for all users to access knowledge and lessons anywhere, anytime. Products include Britannica SmartMath, a math practice and formative assessment tool; Pathways: Science, a supplemental curriculum that helps students correct common scientific misunderstandings; Britannica Online School Edition, a classroom learning and reference portal; and Image Quest, a large collection of rights-cleared images and videos for student research, papers, and projects. More information is available at info.eb.com or 1-800-621-3900. Britannica Digital Learning is a division of Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
Texthelp Systems provides literacy software solutions to help all readers and writers succeed. Our products include:
ReadWrite GOLD – a customizable easy-to-use toolbar that integrates directly with familiar applications giving students access to reading, writing, research, and studying support tools from within the programs they use every day. The newest release, Version 10, contains many exciting new features including a Picture Dictionary, Vocabulary List Builder, Verb Conjugation Checker, and Paragraph Translator. ReadWrite GOLD helps students of all ages and abilities access any curriculum independently and confidently.
Fluency Tutor – a web-based solution for developing and assessing oral reading fluency and comprehension. In May 2011, a new version was released which enhances both the student and teacher experience. The product can be used by all students in elementary and middle school and also provides specific and targeted intervention support for older students who are struggling with reading fluency, prosody, and comprehension.
Book Systems, a progressive Library and Textbook Automation provider, offers web-based interactive products for public libraries, individual school libraries, and school districts. Atriuum is the ultimate centralized library management solution. Advance features include quick cataloging, configurable user interface and real time customizable reporting with federated searching. The Librarian Desktop feature gives you the librarian the ability to personalize your workspace and workflows as you desire.
Our proven dollar saving product Booktracks provides a total solution for managing and tracking textbooks as well as other instructional materials throughout an entire school district. Booktracks is a powerful, easy-to-use web-based tool to classify, catalogue, and manage textbook distribution, while providing all the control, accountability, and true cost savings critical to our schools today. Together, Atriuum Booktracks provide a complete solution for your public library, or school district.
uWriteTouch is an interactive LCD company specializing in interactive classroom technology. Its newest product, KUNOmobile, will be launched at the 2011 ISTE conference! KUNOmobile is an Android-based mobile internet device, offering a practical, economical solution for schools developing one-to-one initiatives. In partnership with sister company, CurriculumLoft, uWriteTouch also offers a tool for controlling and managing the student devices from district and teacher levels. The combined solution has initiated much enthusiasm in Indiana, where several districts are adopting. uWriteTouch’s inaugural product, the Engage WirelessLCD, was released nationally earlier this year. A wireless, handheld device, the Engage WirelessLCD allows teachers to interact with content and control their computer from anywhere in the classroom, at a much lower investment than an interactive whiteboard. Unlike other wireless slates in the education marketplace, the Engage WirelessLCD features an LCD touch screen so that users can control content without needing to face the projected image. www.uwritetouch.com
Rjenda is an online software solution that helps schools proactively manage student workload across academic and extracurricular activities. With Rjenda, teachers can identify students with workload “hot spots” early and take appropriate mitigating action. Many schools are using Rjenda because it offers a unique solution:
- Effective Assessment Calendars – Teachers can view the assessment load of the students in each of their classes and more effectively schedule assessments. Schools can monitor the effectiveness of their assessment policies and practices that no student should have more than a given number of assessments on any given day.
- Homework Tracking – Students and their parents get a personalized daily and weekly view of their homework across their classes, along with the estimated time that it is expected to take.
- Workload Analytics – Administrators, teachers, and advisors gain insight into each student’s workload using several unique analytics.
Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, ODYSSEYWARE® is a leading provider of online curriculum for charter, public, and virtual schools in more than 945 districts across the United States. Founded on research-based educational models, ODYSSEYWARE’s customizable curriculum includes core courses and a variety of electives for students in grades 3-12. Versatile, adaptable, media-rich, and broad in scope, ODYSSEYWARE can be seamlessly integrated into any educational environment to reach a diverse range of students. From credit recovery and accelerated learning, to remediation and instruction for homebound students, ODYSSEYWARE can be customized to support individualized learning plans, used as a stand-alone curriculum, or integrated into a blended learning environment. More than 30 years of experience have enabled the ODYSSEYWARE team to lead the industry in creating an engaging, technology-rich learning environment for the digital generation.
Kerpoof.com brings a suite of creativity applications to the K-8 classroom and to at-home users worldwide. The site’s goal is to provide rich and engaging interactive tools that allow children to create and publish artwork in a safe environment.’
Kerpoof’s suite of creativity tools empowers students to create animated movies, write virtual storybooks, draw and design masterpieces, and more. Each application delivers sophisticated tools through a user interface designed for children. In conjunction with these tools, Kerpoof provides free resources for educators, including lesson plans, classroom ideas, and information about standard alignment.
Kerpoof’s philosophy, “Learning through Creativity,” is brought to life through innovative creativity software. Kerpoof is uniquely positioned to help educators infuse digital media into the curriculum in new and magical ways.
Espresso Elementary, for Pre-K to Grade 5, is a cross-curricular, multimedia learning site with a wide range of interactive classroom resources that inspire children to learn. Espresso is built around learning modules, a unique combination of real-life video clips, multimedia activities, photos images, printable worksheets, interactive fact files, fun, lively characters, learning tools and teacher lesson plans that are all aligned to Common Core and state standards. Our weekly video news service News Roundup brings the real world into the classroom through age-appropriate, contextualized news videos and a differentiated news article from USA TODAY.
Espresso Elementary is a product of Espresso Education, the UK market leader in providing video-based digital curriculum services. The award-winning resources on Espresso Elementary have been built up since 1997 and have proven to engage students while helping them to achieve educational outcomes.
CTB/McGraw-Hill has an 85-year record of innovation and excellence in assessment, and serves more than 18 million students in all 50 states and in 49 countries. One of the first American publishers to introduce objective, standardized achievement tests to schools, today CTB/McGraw-Hill is a leader in testing with recognized products for online interim and formative, adult, and language proficiency assessment. Dedicated to advancing the use of student performance data to inform instructional decision making, CTB/McGraw-Hill’s innovation continues today with technologies that include Web-based assessment and reporting, student response device (clicker) software, and artificial intelligence for automated scoring of student essays. CTB/McGraw-Hill is part of McGraw-Hill Education, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP). McGraw-Hill Education is a leading global provider of instructional, assessment and reference solutions that empower professionals and students of all ages. For more information, visit CTB.com.
The Library of Congress, the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution, is the world’s preeminent reservoir of knowledge, providing unparalleled resources to Congress and the American people.
The Library has the world’s largest online collection of primary sources—the raw materials of history. More than 20 million photographs, maps, manuscripts, movies, newspaper articles, books, and sound recordings are available for free, with no subscription at loc.gov. Analyzing these primary sources is a powerful way to engage students and helps them build their critical thinking skills and construct knowledge.
To unlock that power, the Library offers teachers a wide range of resources, from classroom materials to professional development opportunities. These all can be found at the Library’s Web page for teachers, loc.gov/teachers.
Follett Software Company provides the K-12 educational community with open, integrated technology and content solutions that engage and inspire next generation learning. Follett‘s digitally-powered systems help districts achieve better results by maximizing resources—from library materials, digital content, textbooks and other assets, to school and student data. Our comprehensive training, professional development, support and service offerings ensure you derive the most value from this new digital learning universe.
Follett Software provides opportunities for educators to learn, share and collaborate on best practices for improving student outcomes. By working closely with customers—listening to their concerns, addressing their challenges and using their feedback to help guide product enhancements—the company is helping the K-12 community reinvent education.
As the pioneering market leader in K-12 integrated educational technologies and resource management, Follett Software Company helps today’s educators align technology solutions to the evolving educational landscape and support student success.
Capstone Digital, a division of Capstone, develops personalized learning environments and interactive resources. Offerings include digital books and research databases, both designed to increase fluency and reading levels for PreK-8 students. myON reader from Capstone Digital is a personalized literacy environment that provides access to the largest integrated library of digital books with multimedia supports, customized to a student’s interest and reading ability. myON reader enables students to participate in anytime, anywhere reading, while rating and sharing their reviews with classmates and allows them to take ownership in their own reading growth. Other product offerings include PreK-3 databases for reading and research, PebbleGo Animals, PebbleGo Earth and Space, and soon to be released PebbleGo Biographies. Using Capstone Digital products, students gain confidence in their abilities, take ownership in their reading growth, and achieve success across the curriculum. For more information, visit www.capstonedigital.com.
Splashtop Inc. was founded in 2006 with the goal of optimizing the computing experience so that people can quickly access content and applications.
Splashtop OS product is an instant-on platform that allows users to get online, access e-mail, and chat with friends seconds after turning on their PC.
Splashtop Remote Desktop allows users to enjoy their full computer experience from a smartphone or a tablet, while away from their PC.
Splashtop Whiteboard allows teachers and students to turn their iPad into an interactive whiteboard. They can watch Flash media with fully synchronized video and audio, control their favorite applications then annotate over lesson content all from an iPad.
Today, Splashtop-based products are available on more than 60 million PCs and mobile devices from leading hardware vendors.
Splashtop has received numerous awards, including the prestigious “Most Innovative Product” award from PC World and “Best of 2011 CES” award from LAPTOP Magazine.
The McGraw-Hill School Education Group, a unit of McGraw-Hill Education, is a leading innovator in the development of 21st century teaching and learning solutions for K-12 education markets, offering traditional and digital instructional, assessment, and reference content and tools for teachers and students. The School Education Group addresses critical areas in primary and secondary education through Learning Solutions Centers focused on improving student learning outcomes and promoting digital innovation in literacy, STEM, college and career readiness, and intervention and special needs education. McGraw-Hill Education, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, has offices in 33 countries and publishes in more than 65 languages.
AccuWeather presents accurate, localized, branded forecasts and severe weather bulletins each day to one quarter of a billion persons worldwide via the free AccuWeather.com website, mobile devices and IPTV, through the airwaves, and in print.
AccuWeather’s Educational Division has a long history of products designed to support learning in the classroom and the home. AccuWeather is the exclusive distributor of AP Images and AP Interactives from AccuWeather to schools, libraries, and institutions of higher learning throughout the United States. Visit www.accuweather.com for more information.
Exclusively from AccuWeather, AP Images and the new, AP Interactives, present a constantly updated, virus-free, fully-licensed, multimedia gallery from The Associated Press®, covering 1840 to today. With video, graphics, audio, text, and over 7 million photos, both archives are easy-to-search and accessible from your classroom, media center, library, or home.
Desmos provides a unifying standard for interactive educational content. Interactive Whiteboards and tablet devices are taking over classrooms and changing the way that we teach and learn. However, each device has its own preferred format, locking content into one device and inside the classroom. That’s where Desmos comes in. Accessing interactive content built on Desmos.com is as easy as opening a browser. Lessons can be built on a computer, run on an interactive Whiteboard, and reviewed on a tablet. With Desmos, users can also collaborate in real-time using any web-enabled device. Desmos launched in May of 2011 as a finalist at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York, and will be exhibiting at ISTE 2011 in Philadelphia at Booth # 2762.
“SoftChalk software provides the ultimate solution for creating interactive, engaging and professional looking online lesson content for the e-learning and smart classroom. With our intuitive software educators can create lesson content that will engage learners and reinforce learning with interactive media, web-based widgets, comprehension questions, formatting features and flash-based activities. The lesson content can be packaged for delivery in a learning management system, content management system, on a web-server, or a CD-ROM. In addition, SoftChalk’s community portal, CONNECT, makes it possible for users to publish and share their learning content with others. For more information, please visit www.softchalk.com”
Stratasys, Inc. is the worldwide leader in producing additive manufacturing systems and has installed more than 15,000 3D printers and 3D production systems globally. Stratasys is the inventor of FDM® (Fused Deposition Modeling) technology, which enables CAD users to produce real parts directly from 3D CAD files.
Over 2,000 schools use Dimension® 3D printers in their labs and classrooms. They are affordable, networked printers, which enable students to bring CAD files and design ideas to life in durable plastic. Dimension 3D printers allow users to evaluate design concepts and test models for functionality, form and fit.
Fortus® 3D Production Systems, also a brand of Stratasys, offers more versatility and capability using sophisticated technology, the largest build envelope and maximum throughput of any additive manufacturing system.
Offering affordable and best-selling 3D printers, sophisticated technology of 3D production systems, and on-demand services that produce real parts, Stratasys offers a total solution.
KEYTEC is a global leader of touch interactive technology since 1987. We develop and manufacture DIY style add-on devices that can easily add touch-interactive capability to standard TV displays, PC monitors, laptop computers, projection screens, whiteboards, or even white wall. KEYTEC’S touch interactive products have full mouse emulation ability, so you can touch the screen with a finger or stylus to run any mouse-driven program on your computer. Innovative products include award-winning Magic Touch screens for 6.4″ to 32″ displays, OPTIR Touch, a re-sizable optical infrared touch screen, is available in many sizes up to 103″, View Touch, a one-size-fits-all laser interactive device, converts regular white board or white wall into a large interactive whiteboard at very low cost. ACEeBoard, a stylus interactive device, converts standard whiteboard into an interactive whiteboard up to 100″. DUO, another stylus interactive device, converts display or laptop up to 17″ into a tablet PC.
Kaseya saves you endless hours of repetitive labor by automating and controlling education IT assets remotely, easily and efficiently from one integrated web-based platform. Automated IT systems management with Kaseya empowers you to do more, in less time, with fewer resources—liberating you from day to day hassles so you can focus on boosting your school’s efficiency. And coming soon is the industry’s first K-12 Education bundle – including audit/inventory/patch/SW deployment/security/image deployment and mobile management modules, K-12 scripts and monitor sets, K-12 reports, and professional services – offered exclusively by Kaseya. Call us at +1 877-926-0001 or visit www.kaseya.com and try it today FREE with no commitment.
Read Naturally, Inc. announces the launch of Read Live, a set of research-based programs to assess reading and place students in a motivating and engaging curriculum to build fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and phonics skills.
Read Live includes Read Naturally Live, the latest generation of Read Naturally’s research-proven reading intervention and Benchmark Assessor Live, an assessment for screening students for overall reading proficiency. Educators can easily differentiate instruction to meet the needs of a wide range of students, from first grade to adult.
Read Live’s powerful web technology platform allows administrators the option of easily deploying it on one computer or across an entire district. Parents can also use Read Live with their students at home. For schools implementing a Response to Intervention (RTI) program, Read Live is an ideal standard protocol intervention for students served in Tier II and Tier III.
Award-winning Web-based software that provides visual and interactive technology based instruction for diverse learning needs. Access engaging differentiated curriculum in a peer-reviewed shared library or create your own with easy-to-use templates. Individualize using images, video and audio clips from a vast image database, or drag-and-drop in your own. Take advantage of the intrinsic engagement of displaying interactively on any computer, touchscreen or electronic whiteboard connected to the Internet, or print lessons for tabletop use. Track improvement by IEP goals and objectives or any state standard. Developed with The Monarch Center for Autism and Children’s Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School. For more information or to sign up for a free 14 day trial, visit www.monarchtt.com or call 1-800-593-1934.
Chester Creek Technologies, Inc., based in Duluth, Minnesota, is the premier source worldwide for innovative keyboards, mice, and accessories for all ages and all abilities. Chester Creek designs, manufactures, and markets a variety of computer-related products for schools, children, and people of all ages with special needs. Chester Creek’s distinctive products include specialty mice, colorful standard-size and large-key keyboards, and accessories that are unique in appearance, and enable any one of any age to learn computer skills more quickly. Chester Creek manufactures other computer products and accessories; a true “one-stop shop” for any need. In all, Chester Creek markets 31 unique products, some of which come in specific colors or designs for a total of nearly 43 products. As technology changes, Chester Creek will continue to offer unique computer-related tools to meet the growing needs of anyone with any need.
Visit Booth 3145 to see how ClickN KIDS is changing EARLY READING with our newest product, Looney Tunes ClickN READ Phonics. Looney Tunes Phonics incorporates the research based curriculum and instructional design of the highly acclaimed ClickN READ Phonics®. Featuring the zany antics of Bugs Bunny, Daffy, Taz, Tweety and more, your class learns to read the right way with the help of the world famous Looney Tunes Characters. Delivered online, 100 research based interactive cartoon lessons teach the entire kindergarten to 3rd grade phonics curriculum. Students master reading skills in an interactive environment that is fun and easy to use. The School Edition of Looney Tunes ClickN READ Phonics allows administrators to setup up virtual classrooms that have as many as 36 students per teacher! Go to www.looneytunesphonics.com and click on “Schools” for more information and to sign up today!
CK-12 Foundation is a leader in providing quality 21st century online learning content in the U.S. and abroad. CK-12′s free online system for collaborative, self-publishable educational content that can be customized in a digital-age textbook known as a FlexBook is changing how educators are approaching the textbook paradigm. FlexBooks are high-quality, standards-aligned digital textbooks that are customizable by subject, language and level of difficulty, giving teachers the flexibility to create tailored educational content for their students. Founded in 2007 by Neeru Khosla and Murugan Pal, the Foundation is composed of a group of expert educators, editors, engineers and advisors all committed to the mission of providing quality online textbook content for free to all K-12 students in the U.S. and around the world. To learn more about the CK-12 Foundation please visit http://www.ck12.org/.
Cyber-Anatomy is a small business founded in 2007 and headquartered in Iowa City, Iowa. Our staff includes a small, but dedicated team of US-based software developers, artists, modelers, and technical support personnel. Our initial product, Cyber-Anatomy, was developed in response to a need in countries that have difficulty obtaining cadavers for medical training due to religious or cultural reasons. This award winning product has been adopted by several leading medical schools, including Harvard and the University of Iowa. Following the launch of Cyber-Anatomy, our company began developing a K-12 version of our software which has grown to include interactive modules covering human anatomy, zoology, botany, microbiology, earth science, astronomy, chemistry, and mechanical engineering. Our unique and intuitive user interface centers the attention of learners on the content, and provides an unparalleled experience for students to understand subtle and complex variations of spatial relationships that are vital for scientific understanding.
“ALEKS is an online assessment and learning program that dramatically improves mathematics success for students in courses ranging from elementary school math to PreCalculus. Using artificial intelligence and adaptive, open-response questioning, ALEKS identifies precisely what each student knows and is most ready to learn. Through a personalized environment tailored to each student’s learning needs, ALEKS targets knowledge gaps, checks for retention through periodic reassessments, and builds tremendous learning momentum.”
Cambium Learning Technologies (CLT) is a business unit of Cambium Learning Group, Inc. [NASDAQ: ABCD], the largest US educational publisher with a sole focus on struggling students.
CLT designs and publishes instructional technology for students in general and special education ranging from Pre-K to Adult. Our two main brands are Kurzweil Educational Systems and IntelliTools. Our major product lines include Kurzweil 3000, Kurzweil 1000, and Classroom Suite.
Some students face obstacles such as mental or physical challenges. Others struggle with learning English in order to access curriculum. We believe all children can learn, and we focus on the needs of these at-risk and special student populations.
To develop our life-changing products, we begin with an understanding of the learning process and the latest pedagogical research. We then build products with specific instructional objectives in mind, incorporating the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
More information is on our web site.
iCLIPART for Schools an online resource for classrooms
iCLIPART for Schools provides teachers and students with an online resource for top quality images in the royalty-free subscription market. The company boasts a diverse selection of more than 7.8 million images to enhance learning and creativity in the classroom.
Interest in iCLIPART for Schools, from pro-active educators eager to bring this innovation into their schools, has been growing steadily since its inception five years ago. The company, a subsidiary of Vital Imagery Ltd. in southwestern Ontario, offers support via telephone or online.
Company owners, Charlie and Alison Hoy, have worked with Iowa AEAs ensuring a comprehensive online inventory for kindergarten to Grade 12 students to use as part of their curriculum and in promotional materials. Content is filtered to guarantee that it’s child friendly and age appropriate.
“We are proud to provide state-wide access for Iowa to our iCLIPART for Schools website,” said the Hoys.
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Ruckus Wireless is a supplier of advanced wireless systems for the mobile networking market. The company markets and manufactures a wide range of indoor and outdoor “Smart Wi-Fi” products that are used by K-12 schools, and colleges and universities around the world. Ranked as the top telecom company in the 2009 Inc. Magazine 500 list and named a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, Ruckus Wireless has realized dramatic growth. With more than 25 patents granted to date, Ruckus invented state-of-the-art wireless technology that focuses and directs signals over the best performing paths, automatically adapting them to changing environmental conditions. This unique capability extends signal range and ensures consistent reliable distribution of delay-sensitive multimedia content and services over standard 802.11 Wi-Fi. The company has raised $51 million in funding from premier investors such as Sequoia Capital, Focus Ventures, Sutter Hill, Motorola, T–Ventures, Telus Ventures and Firelake Capital. For more information, visit Ruckus Wireless at http://www.ruckuswireless.com.
Evisions has been building great products and delivering fantastic service since 1998. At Evisions our highly experienced team is passionate about working with our clients to find the best solution. Our clients drive everything we do – our research, products, service, and support. We truly believe that it is great relationships that make all the difference – when you work with us, you are part of the Evisions team. Our Enterprise Reporting Solution, Argos, is easy to use and effectively meets reporting needs from simple ad hoc queries to advanced dashboards and data cubes . Argos offers the lowest total cost of ownership with its enterprise license allowing for an unlimited number of users, database types and connections. Evisions has over 800 clients worldwide in a variety of industries including: Higher Education, K12, Utilities, and Government. For more information about Evisions, our products and our services, please visit: www.evisions.com.
ELEARNINGFORCE is the company behind the learning management system for SharePoint®, SharePoint LMS. With expertise in products specifically designed for the delivery of e-learning.
All products are based on familiar Microsoft® Technology which makes the products easy and simple to use both for the creators of learning materials and for the learners.
ELEARNINGFORCE was founded in 2003 to deliver high quality solutions for educational, corporate and public sector institutions and organisations and is rapidly becoming one of the world leaders in the provision of e-learning solutions. Our Danish office (HQ) is responsible for software development and overall direction of the company. Global sales, partner recruitment and management are run out of our UK office, with a satellite office in the US. In addition to our three international offices, we have a committed partner network in more than 30 countries. All of our partners are Microsoft® partners with SharePoint® and e-learning competencies.
AVG offers affordable, powerful antivirus protection for your school that won’t dominate system resources. We’ll beat any competitor’s price—guaranteed—and we back it up with free US-based support and free upgrades. Current AV license not yet expired? Join AVG today and we’ll add your remaining term to your new license for free. Need help switching from your old solution to ours? No problem—we’ll help you every step of the way, for free.
Our product is easy to install and manage and provides high-performance, next-generation scanning that doesn’t get in the way of productivity. AVG has over one million education users in the US and is ranked #1 in threat detection by independent labs. We understand the unique challenges that school IT professionals face and we’re dedicated to protecting your computers with our reliable, cost-effective solution. We make it easy for you to enjoy ultimate protection against online threats!
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest, most advanced 4G network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 104 million total wireless connections, including more than 88 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
Discipline isn’t hard, it’s easy with PockeTracker K12, the #1 handheld student discipline tracker in the world! Administrators can quickly and easily view student information, check schedules, assign tardies, and print detention slips, all from the palm of their hand!
EZAir Wireless is a leading global brand of USB products that offers simple, easy to use solutions for Education, Small business, and Home.
Our EZView product can take whatever you see on your laptop PC (PowerPoint, movies, videos, charts, graphs, etc) and stream it to a projector, monitor, or flat panel TV-WIRELESSLY eliminating the need for long wires or expensive installation.
Our EZDock enables the user to place the laptop anywhere in the room and connect wirelessly to a work station instead of using a clumsy or expensive docking station.
And EZView wireless is proud to announce the new and revolutionary EZLive which enables HD Video conferencing on almost any flat panel TV –wirelessly. This easy to use and low cost solution is great for home and office and will be launching in this summer.
Come see the latest technology and cutting edge products from EZAirwireless at the ISTE show booth #360
A pioneer delivering Software as a Service (SaaS), Vantage Learning provides accountability solutions for student achievement and school improvement. Vantage Learning leverages cutting-edge technology such as artificial intelligence, natural language understanding and Web based learning objects. These technologies are currently deployed for diagnostic; formative; benchmark; summative; pre/post and placement testing solutions; and instructional purposes.
Vantage Learning is recognized as the leader in online assessment, instructional programs and transformative data intelligence systems. It provides customers with high-quality tools and resources that foster meaningful interactions between students, parents and teachers.
Lesson Planet is a leading online teacher search and community solution for PreK-12 educators. The company is dedicated to making the lives of teachers easier by providing a powerful curriculum search solution that helps them to discover, share and inspire. When it comes to lesson planning, Lesson Planet saves valuable time by making it easy to search from 350,000+ teacher-reviewed and rated online lessons and worksheets. Lesson Planet enables teachers to narrow their searches by grade, rating, subject, teaching method, resource type and more. In seconds, teachers can find targeted, peer-reviewed, standards-correlated online resources that enable them to more effectively differentiate instruction and personalize student learning.
Founded in 1999 by educator Jim Hurley, Lesson Planet is the #1 online teacher curriculum search and community solution. The Site License Edition is a cost-effective and easy-to-administer version designed for schools and districts. For more information, email Sales@lessonplanet.com, visit https://www.lessonplanet.com/site_licenses/new or call 877-953-7766.
BenQ, the number one DLP® Projector brand in the world, is a leading provider of networked digital lifestyle devices. BenQ is a multifaceted company with strengths in product design, visual technology, and mobile technology. BenQ offers unrivalled breadth and depth of products and integrated technologies across platforms through the brand promise of “Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life,” including digital projectors, LCD monitors, LCD TVs, digital cameras, eBook readers, mobile Internet devices, storage devices, and human interface devices such as mice and keyboards. At ISTE 2011 (Booth 961), BenQ will be demonstrating its first DLP projector to feature the company’s energy-saving Smart Eco Mode technology. With Smart Eco Mode, BenQ’s MX850UST projector combines optimal picture performance with maximum energy savings for classrooms. Saving up to 50% more energy than other systems, the projector extends lamp life, resulting in lower total cost of ownership and less maintenance for schools.
At GreenBridge Computing we are ‘sustainably bridging the digital divide’ for millions of students by providing schools and libraries with top quality computer workstations at a fraction of the cost of conventional PCs.
With our plug-and-play solution, multiple students can simultaneously share the same host machine, each with their own monitor, mouse, and keyboard, each with an independent Windows computing experience. We offer a familiar Windows 7 environment, delivered via Windows MultiPoint Server
This results in 50% upfront hardware cost savings, up to 80% energy savings, and a 66% decrease in the total cost of ownership without the need for costly thin clients / zero clients.
Inducted into the Apple “App Hall of Fame” and included in the NY Times “Top 10 Must-Have Apps” list, the Evernote App helps millions remember everything.
Evernote allows users to easily capture information in any environment, using the computers and phones they find most convenient, and makes this information accessible and searchable at any time, from anywhere. Evernote is a great tool for teachers and students alike to keep a lifetime of learning at their fingertips. It’s available to download for free on Windows, Mac, Web, iPhone, iPad, Android, and other devices.
E-Animations Corporation is an innovative software developer company based in Hungary, specialized in eLearning (www.eanim.com). We design and develop 3D animated software collections for interactive white board, touch screen, classmate PC, etc. Our unique applications help engage the kids’ attention and make the curriculum easier. The GENOM software collection is providing a new technical and visual perspective in a 3D environment in order to assist biology studies of primary and secondary school students. The collection has three main software: human body, animals and plants, including subtitled video galleries (www.genom.eanim.com). Our other product is Lab@Home which is a collection of animations and videos of biology, chemistry, geography and physics, 120 experiments altogether in a fantastic 3D environment. The main goal of this software is the presentation of dangerous, expensive and material or time consuming experiments for students. For more inforamtion please visit us at booth 2263 during the show.
The global leader in the 3D market, XPAND Universal 3D Glasses are the only 3D glasses that work with all the 3DTV brands and models, 3D computers, 3D gaming consoles and cinema. Its 3D glasses are affordable for cinema owners and home users while providing 3D quality that was originally available only at a professional cost. XPAND has the extraordinary combination of experienced and visionary leadership, state-of-the-art technology, and economies of scale that will provide a backbone for the cinema and consumer electronics industries as they further transition into the 3D future.
Riverside, the assessment division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, provides comprehensive product suites and service to support learning, achievement, and growth. DataDirector™, Riverside‘s web-based data and assessment management system, helps educators use data to promote continuous improvement. Iowa Assessments™ provide critical information on students’ achievement and growth with digital scoring and reporting options. CogAT® yields insights on children’s reasoning abilities and offers instructional strategies based on learning styles. Instruct4Success™ and ETS’ Criterion® Online Writing Evaluation service, Riverside‘s web-based instruction and intervention programs, help target specific math and writing deficits by providing research-based instruction tools and diagnostic feedback. Learn more about all Riverside products by visiting www.riversidepublishing.com today.
Firetide is the leading provider of infrastructure solutions for broadband networks, and has deployed high performing mesh solutions in more than 500 cities in the US. Wireless access has always been the key component of Firetide’s portfolio; yet until now, Firetide’s solution was primarily geared towards customers who needed wireless access in addition to mesh based video surveillance. Having deployed “the fastest citywide wireless network in the world,” across the city of Houston, TX, Firetide is excited to launch its enterprise grade indoor WLAN solutions for campus-wide deployment. Utilizing their core patented technology and unique expertise in dense outdoor wireless deployments, Firetide’s WLAN solution offers high-performance video over wireless, feature richness, and aggressive pricing. Firetide also provides a high level of wireless security based on their patented military-grade encryption algorithms. Come by booth #553 to find out more!
Recorded Books introduces OneClickdigital, a patron-friendly website and digital platform designed for public libraries and schools that contains thousands of eaudio titles and features an easy-to-use interface with streamlined navigation. All content is iPod®-compatible and there is no need to change any complicated settings in an iTunes account. Patrons, students, and teachers will have access to downloadable audiobooks 24/7, including the exclusive Recorded Books productions and thousands of best-sellers from other publishers. Now libraries and schools can choose from several high quality collections featuring simultaneous access titles which eliminate the annoying hold periods or purchase individual titles that are designed to be downloaded by one listener at a time. The user-friendly admin function, allows administrators to view and print reports and control the number of days for checkout, renewal, and other settings. Join us at ISTE booth # 2557 for more information and a brief demonstration.
At itslearning, we pride ourselves on understanding the needs of education. More than 20% of our staff have worked as teachers, and our learning platform is designed specifically for the education sector.
Our learning platform is used by millions of educators, students, admin staff and parents around the world. It can be found at all levels of education, from primary schools to universities, helping make teaching more inspiring and education more valuable for students.
We provide a full range of services, from tailored implementation projects to hosting and support, and dedicate more than 30% of our resources to product development.
Established in 1999, we have our headquarters in Bergen, Norway, and have offices in London, Birmingham, Berlin, Paris, Mulhouse, Malmo, Enschede and Boston.
VariQuest Visual Learning Tools offer easy and creative ways to increase the success of every learner, improve teacher efficacy, and encourage parental involvement. Utilize the Design Center, Poster Maker, Cutout Maker, and Awards Maker to differentiate instruction and improve student achievement through the creation of large visual aids, cutouts, manipulatives and recognition plaques. The Design Center is powered by proprietary VariQuest Software featuring thousands of curriculum-aligned templates and graphics to create posters, cutouts and awards. Print 17″ to 36″ wide posters and banners with the Poster Maker to create large visual aids and support school-wide communication. Use the Cutout Maker to automatically cut scalable eDies that range from 1″ to 17 ½” in size to make manipulatives and bulletin board displays for a hands-on learning experience. Create customized recognition plaques, stickers and flashcards with the Awards Maker to recognize achievements and encourage student engagement. For more information about VariQuest Visual Learning Tools, visit www.variquest.com.
Mobile Beacon is a leader in providing affordable fourth generation (4G) mobile broadband services exclusively to education and nonprofit organizations across the United States. Mobile Beacon’s service is currently available in more than 100 communities across 36 states. Organizations served include K-12 schools, secondary or intermediate schools, colleges, universities and other nonprofit institutions.
Along with providing low cost service, Mobile Beacon delivers value to its clients through 4G data plans that do not have data caps or overage charges. The company also works with schools and nonprofit organizations on a 1:1 basis to help them implement their service and provides complimentary technical support seven days a week.
Mobile Beacon was created by one of the largest national educational broadband service (EBS) providers in the country. The parent company is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation with more than 20 years of experience serving the educational community.
Califone International, Inc. was founded in 1947 and continues to be a leader in the design, development and manufacturing of audiovisual and supplemental curriculum products for use in education, presentation and professional markets.
Barracuda Networks (http://www.barracudanetworks.com), a leading provider of content security, data protection and application delivery solutions, is helping private and public K-12 schools, school districts and state education agencies in North America protect students and teachers against threats by ridding their networks of the complexity of tape backups and by harnessing the power of the cloud with its Barracuda Backup Service and Barracuda Web Security Flex solutions. Schools and school districts can now face the growing concerns of cyberbullying, child predators, identity theft, search engine malware, “bot” networks, social attacks, abuse of bandwidth and “anywhere” access demands from users head on with Barracuda Web Security Flex. For more information on how these products can help protect your users and data against all these threats while using fewer resources, please visit http://www.barracudanetworks.com/thinkcloud.
Edmodo–With 2 million users and growing, Edmodo provides a safe and easy way for teachers and students to connect, share content and access homework, grades and school notices. Edmodo enables teacher-to-teacher resource sharing, global professional development and networking opportunities, and is accessible from any internet-enabled device, including smart phones. Make your classroom a community at http://www.edmodo.com
Boardmaker Studio from Mayer-Johnson enables school districts to foster achievement for all students. An essential tool for both self-contained special education and inclusionary classrooms, Boardmaker Studio allows teachers to create standards-based lessons and activities that align with the district’s curriculum. Additionally, it allows educators to adapt the existing curriculum, making it accessible to all students. Boardmaker Studio combines the powers of symbol-based instruction with the principles of Universal Design for Learning to support student needs and can be used within each tier of Response to Intervention (RTI).
The lessons and activities created in Boardmaker Studio can be shared across the district, saving instructors valuable time and ensuring consistency between classrooms. Moreover, the Boardmaker Studio District Management Center allows the software to be managed and monitored throughout the district, ensuring a positive return on investment.
Visit booth #3044 to learn more about Mayer-Johnson and the Boardmaker Software Family.
The Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology is an innovative and diverse learning community dedicated to building knowledge, inspiring service, and creating change. Pepperdine offers a wide range of master’s and doctoral degree programs in education at campuses located throughout Southern California. Now, through unique distance education opportunities, students can live anywhere and still pursue a graduate degree from prestigious Pepperdine University. For more information about graduate degree programs in areas such as Learning Technologies, Organizational Leadership or Educational Leadership, please stop by our booth. Visit us on the web at www.gsep.pepperdine.edu or connect directly with our Recruiter at 866-503-5467 for more information.
Join JAMF Software at ISTE 2011 as they share information about the Casper Suite.
The Casper Suite is the only client management solution developed exclusively for the Apple platform, enabling schools to easily support large numbers of Macs and iOS devices, such as iPads and iPod touch devices.
Using the Casper Suite, IT administrators can easily manage large-scale one-to-one deployments, manage computing labs and carts, and enforce policy requirements. The Casper Suite automates imaging, settings management, inventory, patch management, software deployment and many other common IT tasks. Within a single unified console, IT administrators can manage their Macs and iOS devices across multiple locations, while integrating with existing infrastructure.
JAMF Software is proud to offer generous educational discounts to schools and universities. To learn more, please visit booth 3108 during ISTE Conference 2011, or visit our website at http://jamfsoftware.com.
Vernier Software Technology has been a leading innovator of scientific data-collection technology for 30 years. Focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), Vernier is dedicated to developing creative ways to teach and learn using hands-on science. Vernier creates easy-to-use and affordable science interfaces, sensors, and graphing/analysis software. With world-wide distribution to over 130 countries, Vernier products are used by educators and students from elementary school to college. Vernier’s technology-based solutions enhance STEM education, increase learning, and build students’ critical thinking skills. Vernier’s business culture is grounded in Earth-friendly policies and practices and the company provides a family-friendly workplace.
Authentic PBL, STEM Tools for Students: Project-Based Learning Systems provides innovative / student-centered / inquired-based online management tools for students and teachers including: Project Foundry® (http://www.projectfoundry.or) and the Senior Project® Tracker™
Contact Shane Krukowski (414)303-3832 email@example.com to learnwhy the coolest school in America* says it could not operate without Project Foundry. Coolest School- Minnesota New County School in Henderson, MN as deemed by Tom VanderArk.
Edistorm uses sticky notes on a virtual online wall, empowering teachers to create storms for real-time classroom collaboration. These storms (assignments, discussions or debates) enable students to interact in the classroom or at home with any web browser, iPad, iPhone or SMART Board™.
Edistorm enables students to easily share, comment and vote on ideas, photos and videos with their classmates. Students love Edistorm as they are all on equal footing to express their ideas and opinions.
Edistorm engages students in meaningful dialogue by encouraging them to seek out learning resources from all over the internet and share them with their class. Built in reporting instantly measures engagement on each student’s activity.
Accounts for educators are free and upgrades to classroom management start at $49/year.
Connect your students and teachers to one another and to classrooms around the globe with ePals. ePals is the industry’s leading provider of safe, educational communication and collaboration solutions for schools and districts. SchoolSafe® role and group policies govern all ePals communications for a COPPA, CIPA and FERPA compliant environment. ePals offers quality classroom projects, self-directed student learning units, and a safe platform for sharing work to globally inspire and promote meaningful learning.
Current products include LearningSpace®, an award-winning social learning platform specifically designed to connect students, parents and educators around digital content and collaboration, and SchoolMail®365, the industry’s leading cloud-based, policy-managed email solution delivering scalable, enterprise-grade communications for K12 communities. ePals products are TRUSTe certified and E-Rate eligible.
Esri: Understanding Our World
Geospatial technologies (geographic information systems [GIS], global positioning systems [GPS], remote sensing [RS], and virtual globes and Web mapping) are now mainstream. They are changing how we understand and interact with our world. People see and use the power of maps to guide many everyday choices, as well as vital social, economic, and environmental decisions from community to global scale. Even tech-nervous people use Web-based maps, GPS navigation, and location-aware phones. The presence of these dynamic maps will continue spread, including into hundreds of careers.
Esri is the world leader in GIS. GIS and geographic inquiry methods are changing classrooms—instructional technology, academic subjects (like science, geography, and math), and CTE programs—and helping develop college- and career-ready students. Likewise, the same tools and approaches provide essential aid to school administrators and educational policy leaders.
Stop by ISTE booth 541 and explore http://edcommunity.esri.com to learn more.
OKI Data Americas is committed to providing innovative printing solutions that will help bring every classroom to life. By offering award-winning color products and customized solutions that optimize cost-efficiency and increase educational value, OKI Data Americas gives teachers the ability to enhance students’ learning with engaging instructional materials, while also offering administrators tools to manage their print fleets and control printing costs. Schools can expect more from OKI – a true print partner that offers a full-line product portfolio for the education market. OKI offers a higher degree of customization, personalized service and 24/7/365 live customer support. Visit booth #725 and learn more about OKI.
Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, SmartEd Services™ supports AV technologies that promote dynamic teaching and interactive learning in K-12 settings. SmartEd Services helps its academic clientele simplify the acquisition, installation, training, and ongoing support of audiovisual solutions. The educational technology company represents SMART Technologies™, providing valuable products backed by more than 20 years of superior service. SmartEd Services is a division of Cleveland Corporate Services™, Inc.
SmartEd Services is exhibiting TAP·it®, Touch Accessible Platform for Interactive Technology, in booth 509 at ISTE 2011. The adaptable technology revolutionizes touch sensitive learning by distinguishing between purposeful and accidental interactions on the 42″ LCD panel. TAP·it’s platform and panel move and tilt separately, creating a customizable learning environment. This allows individuals with special needs to perform functions that might otherwise be difficult or impossible, in order to develop new skills and increase independence.
Ergotron, Inc. is a global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of elegant, ergonomic digital display mounting and mobility products that help individuals within schools, companies and industries more comfortably extract productivity from digital information. From electronic campus signage to the 21st Century connected classroom, Ergotron is the innovative leader best positioned to help people capitalize on instant digital information at the point of need where increased comfort, productivity and ergonomic wellness and balance are essential. Ergotron’s mission is to improve the wellness of computer users and viewers, offering products like the Ergotron Tablet Management Cart for tablets and eReaders, the large display Neo-Flex® Mobile MediaCenter and the TeachWell® Mobile Digital Workspace to help educators integrate technology into the curriculum in a flexible way, encouraging productivity and collaboration while promoting safer, healthier work and learning spaces. Learn more about Ergotron at http://education.ergotron.com.
Gaggle, the leading provider of safe online communication and productivity for K-12, will showcase Gaggle Apps and their newest additions to this great collection of collaboration tools at ISTE 2011. Gaggle’s suite of collaboration tools now has even more power to engage students and change classroom dynamics. Visit us in booth #1225 to learn more and enter our iPad drawing!
DYMO™/Mimio®, a leading provider of interactive teaching technologies for educators, offers an assortment of integrated, easy-to-use interactive teaching tools and services designed to enable teachers to simply teach. Their MimioClassroom™ suite of solutions includes interactive whiteboard technology, student response systems, document cameras, wireless tablets, digital ink recorders and objectives-based instructional content available through its MimioConnect community.
DYMO/Mimio recently acquired Headsprout®, the leader in the development and implementation of online instruction that adjusts automatically to each student’s needs. Its scientific, research-based, adaptive software – Headsprout® Early Reading and Headsprout® Reading Comprehension – is used in thousands of classrooms, learning labs and homes in the U.S. and all over the world.
Visit DYMO/Mimio and their newest addition, Headsprout, at booth 1703 at ISTE.
Renaissance Learning, Inc. is a leading provider of technology-based school improvement and student assessment programs for K12 schools. Adopted by more than 70,000 schools, Renaissance Learning’s tools provide daily formative assessment and periodic progress-monitoring technology to enhance core curriculum, support differentiated instruction, and personalize practice in reading, writing and math. Renaissance Learning products and school improvement programs help educators make the practice component of their existing curriculum more effective by providing tools to personalize practice and easily manage the daily activities for students of all levels. As a result, teachers using Renaissance Learning products and programs accelerate learning, get more satisfaction from teaching, and help students achieve higher test scores on state and national tests.
Software Answers provides ProgressBook, a suite of web-based, integrated student, classroom and district management applications for K-12 education. Teachers are more efficient, reduce work hours, and improve and speed communication with parents. Administrators streamline district processes and technology and students are achieving greater academic success when districts use ProgressBook. ProgressBook applications include Grade Book, (attendance, state standards-based lesson planning, grade book, online report cards), Special Services (IEP management), DASL (Student Information System, state reporting), Online Learning, DataMap (proven results that boost student state-standardized test scores), and Parent/Student Access with 24/7 online access to homework, teacher messaging, grades and school resources! ProgressBook applications are used by over 4 million teachers, administrators, parents and students across the U.S. Be sure to visit ProgressBook by Software Answers in booth 3027. Or for more information call 800-638-5212 x3008 or visit www.Software-Answers.com.
AVerMedia launches the second generation AVerPen, a ground-breaking slate alternative that gives you the features of a slate without the bulky board or the hefty price tag, at ISTE 2011 in booth 616. The mobility of a slate, the comfort of a new ergonomic design, the convenience of writing from any surface and a $199 MSRP makes the AVerPen the ultimate in mobile curriculum control.
Also showing is our new W30, the only wireless document camera in the world that can receive and transmit at 30fps. Educators can also use our new AVerVision Flash App to directly integrate any AVerMedia document camera into any Interactive white board and lesson-planning software with Flash.
Finally, come take a virtual trip to a very special location with our new H.323 HD video conferencing solution. At 1/4 the cost of typical room-based solutions, the AVerComm H310 is definitely worth the trip.
FileMaker® database software helps schools collect, manage and report on student and administrative data. More than 10,000 K-12 schools use FileMaker in their data-driven decision-making processes to achieve greater operational efficiency, easily comply with federal and state reporting requirements, and monitor student performance.
New to the FileMaker Product line is FileMaker Go, the top-selling business database app for iPhone and iPad. Use FileMaker Go to search, edit and view your FileMaker Pro information on the iPhone and iPad. Verify student class schedules in the hallway, evaluate teachers in the classroom, track computer equipment used within a school district and much more.
Visit the FileMaker Booth #852 to more about FileMaker Go and FileMaker Pro 11. You’ll receive a free 30-day trial DVD of FileMaker Pro 11, while supplies last. Plus meet Bento 4, the personal database for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Visit www.filemaker.com/solutions/k12 for more information.
Sherston America publishes award-winning, innovative solutions for education. Creative curriculum content, special needs software, science peripherals and evidence-based assessment tools empower teaching and learning, stimulate creativity and equip learners with 21st century technology skills. Their expansive product line fits your environment with products for interactive white boards, traditional classrooms, portable computers and online learning platforms. Titles include the ALA award-winning Track Series as well as the K-12 award-winning The Big Bus 2.0 and Red Pen Tool, and the BBC Science Simulations and heralded ReacTickles 2 and ReacTickles for the SMART Table.
SHI is Software. Hardware. Integration. Since 1989, SHI has grown to a nearly $4 billion global IT solutions provider. We are a woman- and minority-owned business, meeting an important purchasing requirement for many school districts. At SHI, we don’t just resell popular software titles. Our Licensing Department is staffed with manufacturer-dedicated experts to guide you through your license purchases. We partner with leading providers of presentation/ teaching solutions like Numonics, TouchIT and more. Student licensing programs from leading software publishers allow you to offer your students must-have titles such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite 5.5. If it’s on your network, it’s in our catalog. Whether you’re satisfying a one-to-one initiative with netbooks/tablets or outfitting your classrooms with interactive whiteboards, SHI has the hardware you want at the price you need. We offer a full suite of integrated IT services, which include everything from lifecycle services to cloud readiness.
SMART is the world’s leading provider of interactive whiteboards. The company introduced the world’s first interactive whiteboard in 1991 and remains the global product category leader, providing easy-to-use, integrated products and services that improve the way the world works and learns. For more than 20 years, innovation and commitment to excellence have been at the core of our business. We help educators achieve better results with technology products that support student-centered learning.
More than 1.6 million SMART Board interactive whiteboards are used by over 40 million people in classrooms around the world.
While our product offering started with the interactive whiteboard, it has evolved significantly beyond that to include other interactive products such as interactive displays, interactive tables, interactive pen displays, student response systems, wireless slates, audio enhancement systems, document cameras, conferencing software, a full line of interactive learning software and extensive training and professional development.
Sourcebooks is a leading publishing house with an innovative vision. From poetry, to chapter books, to middle grade fantasy fiction to high school test prep, Sourcebooks is a top choice for educators everywhere.
Read Naturally’s innovative, research-proven reading programs provide high-quality interventions and differentiated instruction for struggling readers of all ages and abilities – whether special education, ELL, Title I, mainstream, or adult – to improve reading skills, gain confidence and transform attitudes toward school and learning.
NEW for 2011 – Read Live, our latest intervention and assessment tool, uses a powerful web-technology platform providing administrators the ability to easily deploy these programs on a single computer or across an entire district. Read Live features a reading intervention, Read Naturally Live and an assessment tool, Benchmark Assessor Live. Students work mostly independently in Read Naturally Live by reading high-interest, nonfiction stories and completing a number of activities including a vocabulary-boosting game, Wordtastic. This motivating and engaging curriculum and format builds students’ fluency, vocabulary, comprehension and phonics skills.
Read Naturally’s research-based interventions also include: Signs for Sounds, Word Warm-ups, One Minute Reader and Take Aim! at Vocabulary.
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