now!Board From Learning Resources Shipping To Classrooms Nationwide

5/4/2012 12:00:00 AM

now!Board From Learning Resources Shipping To Classrooms Nationwide

Portable Whiteboard Technology Offers Affordable Solution for an Interactive Classroom

Vernon Hills, Ill. (May 3, 2012)Learning Resources, a leading global manufacturer of educational products, announces the availability of now!Board™ portable interactive whiteboard technology for classrooms across the country. Aligned with 21st century learning and innovation skills, including critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity, now!Board conveniently turns any flat surface into an interactive learning environment.

“The need for affordable technology is critical as schools nationwide are being asked to stretch limited resources," said Wendy Zachrisen, educational marketing manager at Learning Resources. “A cost-effective alternative to a mounted whiteboard, now!Board provides teachers with a simple solution to facilitate group learning and interaction among students and technology in the classroom.”

now!Board is designed to be easy to use for both teachers and students. The portable interactive technology works in all rooms, and is compatible with any projector and computer. With its compact size and simple set up, now!Board enables educators to start teaching within minutes. Teachers control the computer from the front of a classroom and use the whiteboard to toggle among websites and applications. now!Board integrates with any software application and existing lesson, creating a versatile teaching environment for all subjects.

“now!Board is a great resource for students of all ages,” said Ben Curran, educational consultant and teacher at University Preparatory Academy in Detroit, Mich. “Set up is fast and easy – I had now!Board up and running in under 15 minutes. Furthermore, the technology is easy to operate, offering an intuitive interface for teachers and a hand-held sensor that is perfect for kids.”

Curran also cited affordability and accessibility as two additional benefits for schools. “The price tag for now!Board is well below other interactive whiteboard alternatives,” said Curran. “Plus, my previous whiteboard was difficult for some of my vertically challenged kids to operate. With now!Board, the screen height is variable based on where my projector is pointed, enabling every student to be an active participant.”

now!Board is part of the company’s Simple Technology product line. These technology tools enable educators to implement a multisensory teaching approach to help students learn through a combination of sight, hearing and touch. Field-tested in thousands of classrooms nationwide, the products can be implemented across the curriculum in subjects such as math, reading and science.

now!Board lists at $499, and ships with the now!Board camera, software and guide, carrying case, stylus and wand. The Jr. Wand is sold separately for $35. For more information on now!Board, visit www.mynowboard.com.

About Learning Resources
Learning Resources is a leading global manufacturer of educational products that deliver unique multisensory learning experiences. For more than 25 years, teachers and parents have trusted the company’s award-winning products to turn their classrooms and homes into creative and motivational environments where children find joy in learning and reach their full potential. Learning Resources is headquartered in Vernon Hills, Ill., with a European office based in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England. For more information, visit www.learningresources.com or call 1-800-333-8281.

Media Contacts
• Jenny Choi, Learning Resources, 847-990-3306, jchoi@learningresources.com
• Emily Embury, C. Blohm & Associates, 608-216-7300 x19, emily@cblohm.com

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