Sponsors: Tech Forum Midwest

Gold Level Sponsors

CompassLearning

CompassLearning's innovative educational software solutions support differentiated instruction, formative assessment, and targeted intervention. CompassLearning Odyssey is not only aligned to state and national curriculum standards, it also reflects current and confirmed research about how students engage, think, and learn. Interactive curriculum promotes exploration, cooperative learning, problem solving, reflection, and making real-world connections — all while stimulating a child's imagination. Powerful assessment tools measure progress and prescribe individualized learning paths based on each student's needs. Sophisticated management and reporting solutions tie it all together to help teachers and administrators monitor student progress and make immediate instructional adjustments to ensure success.


Founded in 1926 to help the teacher help the child, we are leaders in providing high quality assessment products and services that help learners of all ages. Working in partnership with our customers, we create innovative, successful solutions that play a vital role in teaching and learning.


Learning Station

LearningStation, a leading provider of customized e-learning tools for K-12 classrooms, connects administrators, teachers, parents, and students to maximize the digital classroom and improve student achievement. Schools use LearningStation's innovative solutions to evaluate and address individual student needs with LS Test Builder, a standards-aligned formative assessment and integrated instruction tool; communicate with students and families through LS Teacher Pages, an easy-to-use Web site creation tool; store and share files simply and securely online with the Education Backpack; and engage students with integrated online content that fits seamlessly into class assignments. LearningStation has been honored by several groups in the learning industry for its significant contributions to the growth of education technology. For more information about LearningStation and its solutions, please visit http://www.learningstation.com/


NEC

NEC Display Solutions designs, produces and delivers leading-edge visual display technology that combines simplicity with flexibility, enabling faculty to deliver lessons with confidence. NEC Display Solutions specializes in desktop LCDs, large-screen LCD and plasma displays, interactive whiteboards, and a diverse line of projectors for customers who demand the most high-quality, reliable display solutions to meet their needs. The pure colors, crisp text and lifelike images help streamline the learning process by engaging students and increasing retention.


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Qwizdom

Qwizdom, Inc is a leading designer, developer and marketer of innovative, technology-based learning products and related proprietary content. Dedicated to making learning effective and engaging, Qwizdom products are designed for all age groups, in schools and corporations.

Qwizdom offers the most advanced radio-frequency classroom response technology (patents pending), a software learning system, and over 150 interactive titles that encompass over 200,000 slides of exclusive, school-only curriculum content. These interactive products are used in thousands of classrooms and corporations around the world. Qwizdom was founded in 1984 and has offices in Washington State and the United Kingdom.

 

Smart Technologies

Every day, tens of thousands of teachers around the world trust SMART's products to create an engaging learning environment. Whether in the kindergarten classroom or the university lecture hall, SMART is there. SMART products have been proven effective in increasing student engagement, motivation and learning, and in helping educators streamline lesson preparation.

SMART Technologies Inc. is both the industry pioneer and global market leader in easy-to-use interactive whiteboards and other group collaboration tools. SMART products include the family of award-winning SMART Board interactive whiteboards, as well as interactive pen displays and software. Visit www.smarttech.com for more information.


Silver Level Sponsors

AVerMedia

AVerMedia Technologies, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of digital multimedia technology products for the education, government and consumer electronics markets. Focusing on digital video technology, AVerMedia features high-quality and user friendly presentation products for K-12 and Higher Education classrooms. The AVerVision brand of document cameras and visual presenters is specifically designed for digital presentations in the classroom, with offerings ranging from basic entry-level products to advanced visual presentation solutions. Easy-to-use, yet offering extensive and exclusive features and functions with the ability to integrate into the latest classroom technologies, AVerVision Document Cameras and Visual Presenters are a true teachers tool.

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Panasonic

Panasonic is a leading manufacturer of award-winning projectors that sets the standard for the entire industry. From user-inspired design to advanced engineering, innovation is what sets Panasonic projectors apart from the competition. Panasonic Projectors were recently ranked number one with the largest share of Pro AV Dealer Channel market revenues.


Pokemon Learning League

Pokémon Learning League is an award winning online series of standards-driven, interactive animated lessons for grades 2-6. The series leverages sound educational practices and Pokémon's popularity with children to help teach Science, Math, Language Arts and Life Skills topics in a uniquely appealing manner. Comprised of a narrative tutorial (Watch), guided practice (Try) and an interactive challenge (Apply); each lesson delivers a supportive and scaffolded learning environment for students. The resources in the For Teachers section provide background information on the Pokémon Learning League episodes and aim to help teachers easily integrate the episodes into their classroom lessons.


Safari

SAFARI Montage is revolutionizing teaching in today's classrooms. SAFARI Montage is the premier Video-On-Demand solution for schools, districts and Regional Media Centers — providing superior video content and innovative digital delivery to both individual school buildings and across large school districts. SAFARI Montage does not rely on the use of a school's public Internet connection, making it a more efficient alternative to internal streaming. SAFARI Montage WAN Manager is the only wide area network digital media management and Video-On-Demand solution providing maximum flexibility for a district to upload, manage and disseminate all of their digital video from a central location.


School Fusion

SchoolFusion, a top winner of Technology & Learning's 2005 & 2006 Awards of Excellence, enables districts and schools to implement website communication solutions that have immediate impact. The SchoolFusion package can include easy-to-update websites, interactive calendar systems, professional development tools, teacher websites with a variety of assessment tools, personal portals for each member of the school community and much more! SchoolFusion creates a professional look across your district that will make your whole community take notice. Plus, SchoolFusion has been proven to develop more efficient and accountable teachers, more involved parents and higher achieving students. Please review our brief on line demo at http://www.schoolfusion.com/demos.

Study Island

Study Island online standards-based learning programs are designed specifically to help students master the skills and knowledge described in each state's unique set of standards. Study Island's focus on state standards enables students to improve their performance in specific skill areas. Over 6 million students in over 13,000 schools use Study Island across the nation. Call 800-419-3191 or email heather@studyisland.com for more information. Visit us online at www.StudyIsland.com.


Association Partners
Macul

The Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization established in 1975 dedicated to bringing educators from all levels together to facilitate the sharing of best practices of technology to enhance teaching and learning. Its 3,000+ members come from Michigan, neighboring midwest states and Canada. MACUL is an organizational affiliate of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). Find out more about MACUL at: www.macul.org


ICE

In 1986, a group of approximately 30 educators met to discuss the possibility of forming a statewide organization for computer-using educators. Since its inception, ICE has steadily grown. The organization has continually expanded its membership and has shown leadership in encouraging the development growth and use of technology in all facets of the educational process. ICE has come a long way in a short time. The dedication and energy that has characterized ICE in the past will continue to make it the viable, important organization it is today.

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