Back-to-School App Guide & Product Showcase

8/20/2013 By:

 
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BACK-TO-SCHOOL APP GUIDE:

BACK-TO-SCHOOL PRODUCT SHOWCASE:
Hapara


DXB-8
DyKnow
Gaggle


 


Disney American Presidents iPad App
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/disney-american-presidents/id559557889?mt=8
Flip through the Unofficial Oval Office Scrapbook for an up-close, interactive dive into the history of the American presidency! This dynamic and playful historical journey is packed with educational content, from homesteading to civil rights, from trust busting to bailouts. Moving through curriculum-based eras from Washington to Obama, you’ll realize that history is so much more than dates and documents -- it’s the dynamic story of the real men and women who built our country. 
 
Google Chromebooks
google.com/edu/chromebooks
Chromebooks are fast, portable computers that give students access to the web’s rich educational tools & resources. Educators can manage Chromebooks easily from their webbased Admin Console. And starting at just $249 per device including Google Apps for Education for free, these laptops make technology affordable for schools. 
 
Google Apps for Education
google.com/edu/apps
Over 25 million students, faculty, and staff use Google Apps for Education. Google Apps is a free suite of hosted email and collaboration applications exclusively for schools and universities. You can learn more and sign up to try it out by visiting our website.

Grammaropolis
www.grammaropolis.com
Grammaropolis is where grammar lives! Hailed as Schoolhouse Rock for the 21st Century,  Grammaropolis uses the parts of speech as animated characters starring in books, songs, videos, and interactive games. Our innovative, classroom-proven approach blends character-based content with traditional quiz-based assessment and is designed to address students’ varied learning styles. Available for iPad and Android tablets or as a web-based school site license at www.grammaropolis.com. “Learning grammar has never been more fun!” – School Library Journal

Hapara
hapara.com
Hapara is the management platform of choice for Google Apps for Education. Teacher Dashboard makes it quick and easy for teachers to engage with student work in Google Applications with activity organized by class and by student. Remote Control allows teachers to see what students are doing online on their devices remotely, open and close tabs, and priority message. Schools that go Google
with Hapara enhance teacher effectiveness, save time, and increase student safety.

MackinVIA
MackinVIA.com
The Right Tool For The Digital Future. Available Now.
MackinVIA is a complete eResource management system providing easy access to eBooks, databases, audiobooks and video material. With just one login, users can view, utilize and manage all of their eResources. The MackinVIA eReader is supported by nine separate apps for all platforms. What’s more, MackinVIA allows for simultaneous, unlimited access to multiple users.

Inspiration® Maps™
www.inspiration.com/inspmaps
Engage students in active learning with Inspiration® Maps™ for grades 4 and up. Students build their knowledge by creating diagrams, maps and organizers that help them brainstorm, plan, organize and build thinking skills. Tap to transform visual work into outlines that export for writing. Use Inspiration Maps to:
• Brainstorm new ideas and capture insights
• Analyze information
• Understand cause and effect
• Organize projects
• Organize thoughts and topics for writing
• Take notes
• Study for exams

Kidspiration® Maps™
www.inspiration.com/kidsmaps
Kidspiration® Maps™ helps K-5 readers and writers learn to organize and classify information, gain sight word knowledge and expand their ideas into written and verbal expression. By creating story maps, Venn diagrams, and webs, students visualize what they are learning, improving their understanding and comprehension. V isual diagrams can be shown in Writing View to make connections between symbolic representation and the written word. Kidspiration Maps includes activities in reading, writing, social studies, science and math.

QuestBase
www.questbase.com
QuestBase is a new and free service that allows teachers and instructors to create on-line and printed tests, quizzes, assessments and surveys. Multiple question types as well as several options (including timing and certificates) let you customize your tests; students can take them and results are immediately available. QuestBase is very easy to use and it helps you to save time in grading students, even for official and secure exams. Available in the cloud free of charge, it’s compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, iPad and Android.

Turnitin® for iPad®
http://turnitin.com/en_us/features/ipad
Grade AnywhereTM with Turnitin for iPad. With just a touch of the finger, quickly give students rich, meaningful feedback:
• View Originality Reports to ensure academic integrity
• Avoid writing repetitive comments with preset QuickMark® sets
• Add custom comments
• Leave a voice comment for personalized feedback
• Set expectations, grade faster with rubrics
“I can sit on the couch and comfortably grade essays, while still giving students really good feedback.” Franck Reyherme, Instructor


Amplify Tablet
www.amplify.com/tablet
Amplify has developed a next-generation tablet solution designed specially for K-12 education. A customized version of a high-quality Android™ device, the Amplify Tablet provides teachers with simple, intuitive tools to plan rich, standards-aligned lessons, manage a classroom full of tablets, assess student understanding on the fly and personalize instruction. For students, the tablet becomes their digital backpack, filled with all of the content, assignments and activities of their classes, as well as tools to individualize their learning and explore their interests. Amplify’s all-in-one solution includes a robust mobile device management system purpose-built for education, high-quality training, project management and customer support.

AVer TabSync
www.averusa.com/education
AVer TabSync charges, syncs, stores and secures up to 32 iPad and Android Tablets for under $2,000. Complete cabling in under 5 minutes as TabSync is pre-installed with top-front mounted USB connectors. The USB as opposed to specialized connectors also ensures that TabSync evolves with tablet cable changes. With almost an inch of slot space, tablets with most protective cases will fit easily. Individual LED charge and sync status indicators, additional power outlets, and a 3-point steel locking mechanism add convenience and security.

Canvas by Instructure
www.instructure.com/transform
Canvas is a powerful, modern learning platform that enables individuals to transform learning. Canvas is provided by Instructure, a technology company committed to improving education through open and collaborative communication, design, development and solutions that leverage open source and open standards in education and web technologies.

Comcast Business
business.comcast.com/landingpage/midmarket-ethernet
Comcast Business Drives Education
Move your organization forward without driving up costs. With Comcast Business Ethernet you’ll get
the scalability and speed your organization needs to stay ahead. Plus, our fully redundant private network helps keep your data safe and secure. Find out how Comcast Business Ethernet can help push your organization to the next level.

DXB-8
www.auroramultimedia.com/?section=products&id=286
Aurora Multimedia, a leader in IP control systems and HD video distribution, celebrating their 15 year anniversary introduces the new DXB-8 8-button single-gang wall panel. The new button panel comes in Black and White with an assortment of customizable laser-etched backlit buttons. The button panel has two independent RS232 outputs and can be used with Aurora’s DXW-2 series HDBaseT Wall plates allowing RS232 control via HDBaseT to the display over a single umbilical. MSRP $249

DyKnow
www.DyKnow.com
Are you looking for an easy-to-use interactive learning software that allows you to collaborate with students across all devices? If yes, then DyKnow is your solution. Our web-based product makes it simple for teachers to log-in, broadcast a lesson and start interacting with students the moment they enter the classroom. The best way to experience DyKnow is to try it, for FREE. Click here to learn more and sign up for a free trial.

The Educator Effectiveness System
www.schoolimprovement.com/educator-effectiveness-system/
The Educator Effectiveness System (EES) by School Improvement Network is a web-based, on-demand  professional development solution for educators that consists of three core products: PD 360, Common Core 360, and Observation 360. These products deliver thousands of resources that solve professional development needs, help with Common Core implementation, deliver powerful observation and evaluation tools, and more. The products in EES are expansive enough to cover nearly every situation that educators face, yet flexible enough to be customized to individual needs.

ELMO USA
www.elmousa.com
ELMO USA Corp. Showcases Classroom Solutions Products.
ELMO Company Ltd. has been a leader in education technology for more than 90 years and Elmo USA Corp. has been established in USA since 1973. ELMO’s groundbreaking document cameras and visual presenters benefit students by enabling instructors to incorporate stimulating high-resolution visuals into their lesson plans. ELMO document cameras  include the popular TT-12 Interactive Document Camera and the MO-1 Visual Presenter. Other popular ELMO Classroom Solutions include the CRA-1 Wireless Tablet and the Student Response System, which assesses students in real time.

eWriteSteps
WriteStepsWriting.com
WriteSteps is a research-based program that empowers K-5 teachers with complete lesson plans that meet 100% of the Common Core Standards for writing and grammar to prepare students for Common Core testing and a lifetime of confident writing! Proud winner of the Learning Magazine 2013 Teachers’ Choice Award and 2013 eLit Award, eWriteSteps, offers all lesson plan materials plus videos of master teachers, prezis, and interactive whiteboard compatibility. Explore a free trial today!

Gaggle
www.gaggle.net
Gaggle provides communication and productivity tools that engage students in 21st century learning by leveraging social networks, mobile and virtual learning tools within our safe online learning environment. Gaggle empowers teachers to motivate students with relevant technology that meets the highest degree of CIPA compliance for K-12 education.

IONIC ShatterProof screen protector for iPad 3
www.ionicdesigns.com/shatterproof
Shattering of the screen is the most common damage to an iPad or tablet. The ShatterProof screen protector from IONIC DESINGS is designed to absorb and dissipate shocks from impacts, leaving your iPad or tablet screen protected. It comes with very easy instructions for a dry application. With the screen being the most vulnerable part in an iPad, this product is a must have for iPads that are used in a school environment.

itslearning
www.itslearning.net
itslearning is a K-12 learning management system that enables teachers to better facilitate instructional delivery and engage today’s “digitally” wired students. Whether teachers are developing lessons, distributing and collecting assignments, assessing quizzes and tests, or engaging with parents, itslearning supports teaching and learning anytime, anywhere, on any device - all on one platform, in one location, requiring one login. 2.5 million active users worldwide depend on itslearning to help shape, support, and manage a more personalized learning environment for 21st Century Learners. Itslearning – it’s teaching made easier!

Jupiter iO
www.jupitered.com
Jupiter iO is the all-in-one, cloud hosted SIS, LMS, gradebook and big data analytic solution for improving student academic achievement and helping K-12 and higher ed operate more efficiently. With Jupiter iO you can test students online and analyze the results instantly, without any data entry or importing. Track student progress in real time, and keep students and parents up-to-date on grades and homework. Select online lessons for each student’s individual needs to meet RTI requirements.

Kraken AMS Series from Trident Case
www.tridentcase.com/businesssolutions/education.aspx
The Kraken AMS Case Series from Trident Case provides school districts the ultimate tool to protect their technology investments while providing a simple, uniform classroom learning environment. Available in a wide range of colors, the Kraken AMS Series is constructed using bio-enhanced plastic, and is designed and built to be virtually accident-proof to provide  unparalleled protection from drops, scratches, water and dust. By combining this tough mobile device case with a wide range of mounts from Arkon Mounts, any table, desk, wall or door in a classroom becomes the perfect spot to mount a device.

My Big Campus
www.mybigcampus.com
My Big Campus is the buzzing educational hub between a student device and the Web. It’s a collaborative Learning Management System that truly transforms and extends learning with safe, mobile access to tools, people and resources -- so it’s easy and fun to learn. Lessons, quizzes, discussions, blogs, Common Core resources and lots more! Sign up today.

NetSupport School
www.netsupportschool.com
NetSupport School is an all- inclusive software for the instructor that delivers visual & audible monitoring of student PC’s, reduces teacher workload, and provides a unique journal feature. In addition, it also unveils a powerful combination of real-time presentation and collaboration tools that are guaranteed to enrich any IT lesson while simultaneously reducing instructional technology costs. NetSupport School includes a Tutor Assistant app for iOS and Android devices along with student support for Google Chrome and Android devices.

Read&Write
www.texthelp.com/north-america/readwrite-family/
Get your students off to the right start with Read&Write!
Read&Write solutions help struggling readers and writers, students with learning disabilities, or English Language Learners on PCs, Macs, Chromebooks, iPads, iPhones, and more - Anytime, Anywhere.
• Download FREE trials of Read&Write Gold for PC or Mac from texthelp.com!
• Get a FREE trial of Read&Write for Google™ App on the Chrome Store!
• Order iReadWrite or Reading Champion iPad Apps on iTunes today!
Learn more about Read&Write!

Roland VR-50HD Streaming and Recording AV Mixer
www.rolandsystemsgroup.com/vr50hd
The VR-50HD is an all-in-one Audio/Video Mixer with output for web streaming and recording ideal sports, news announcements, flipped learning or any school event. It integrates an audio mixer, video switcher, multi-viewer touchscreen and USB audio/video streaming and recording device in a single unit. This affordable all-in-one solution is ideal for any school, classroom and is a valuable asset for any school district. More information at www.rolandsystemsgroup.com/vr50hd SRP $7495

Tales2Go
www.tales2go.com/
Tales2Go is an award-winning mobile audiobook service that streams thousands of name-brand titles from leading publishers and storytellers to play on desktops, laptops and mobile devices in the classroom and beyond. Unlike other audio book services, thousands of students can independently listen to the same book simultaneously (3,000+ titles to choose from). Tales2Go offers piloting opportunities as well as monthly and annual subscription plans, including bulk sales for schools.

TI-Nspire™ Family of Products
Texas Instruments harnesses the power of TI-Nspire™ technology across multiple platforms, including TI-Nspire CX handhelds, TI-Nspire Software and TI-Nspire Apps for iPad®, to give teachers and students access to the best math and science learning tools available today. In addition, Math Nspired and Science Nspired classroom content and customized  professional development aligned to Common Core States Standards are available to maximize technology effectiveness in the classroom. To learn more, visit education.ti.com.

Troxell Communications
www.etroxell.com
Troxell Communications is a K12 leader for branded classroom technology, audio visual solutions, and emerging one to one mobile learning solutions. Troxell is a leading reseller for Hitachi, AVer, Samsung Chromebook, Frontrow, Da-Lite, Elmo, InFocus, Lightspeed Systems, Google Management Console, and hundreds of other respected brands. Troxell is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona and supports education Customers through contracts, an ecommerce site, www.etroxell.com, and a talented, nationwide field sales team.

Verb classroom collection
Steelcase.com/verb
Verb™ is an integrated collection of classroom furniture designed to support a full range of teaching and learning styles on demand. Verb provides the tools to transform classrooms into active learning spaces and is designed for mobility, communication and collaboration. It includes instructor stations; student tables; personal whiteboards; and display and work tools that support learning in lecture and discussion to team work and test mode. Find out more at Steelcase.com/verb.

webNetwork and LanSchool
www.stone-ware.com
Stoneware’s products allow you to enhance the educational process from a classroom to the district level. Schools can use webNetwork to create a Unified Cloud, which allows students, faculty, staff and even parents access to files, applications and reports from anywhere, using any device. Teachers can collaborate and monitor student computers in the classroom with our award-winning LanSchool product. Visit www.stone-ware.com to learn more.

 
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