Sponsors and Exhibitors

Tech Forum thanks its sponsors for their invaluable contribution to this event.


For more than 20 years, Dell has revolutionized the industry to make computing accessible to customers around the globe, including businesses, institutional organizations and individual consumers. Because of Dell's direct model — and the industry's response to it — information technology is more powerful, easier to use and more affordable, giving customers the opportunity to take advantage of powerful new tools to improve their businesses and personal lives. For more information, visit www.dell.com.

netTrekker — powered by Thinkronize
netTrekker is the award-winning academic search engine created by educators expressly for students, teachers and librarians. netTrekker delivers only the best educational resources from the entire Internet in an organized, safe, standards-aligned format to every desktop.

  • Voted #1 for school use by educators for powerfully productive Internet searching
  • Over 180,000 educator-selected resources organized around the K-12 curricula
  • Only safe, relevant content aligned with your state academic standards, including more than 18,000 lesson plans and learning exercises
  • Helps you easily integrate technology and standards into the classroom and daily curricula

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.

Library Video Company (LVC) is the leading distributor of educational media to schools nationwide. SAFARI Video Networks, a division of LVC, offers a complete range of technology solutions for the classroom. SAFARI Montage is a LAN/WAN hosted video-on-demand server delivering broadcast-quality educational videos to the classroom, preloaded with 1000+ programs from the industry’s best producers including Schlessinger Media, PBS, WGBH, Scholastic, Weston Woods, BBC, A&E, Disney Educational Productions, National Geographic, Sesame Street, and more. By adding CreationStation, schools can upload self-created video content, add metadata and digital rights management, and view those videos throughout the district using the Wide-Area-Network product. Visit www.libraryvideo.com for more information.

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.


Since 1996 CrossTec has partnered with thousands of K-12, Junior Colleges, Universities and trade schools to provide educational technology management solutions that help teachers teach and learners learn. CrossTec products provide educational institutions with software for PC lab management and classroom control, interactive instruction, remote assistance, Internet and PC user tracking and end-point protection. CrossTec also distributes SchoolFusion an E-Rate fundable solution for creating more interactive web sites and superior student-teacher-parent and community communications. Stop by the CrossTec booth for a free 2007 calendar and see how we can help you better manage educational technology in the coming year. Visit for more information.

eInstruction is the global leader in response pad technology with 800,000 pads in the marketplace worldwide. Whether you desire to use infrared pads or radio frequency pads, eInstruction's solutions offer you the greatest value for student interactivity, testing, and collaborative learning. eInstruction, in conjunction with Glencoe, Holt Rinehart, and Winston, ITP, Prentice Hall, Scott Foresman, and other publishers, offers millions of questions free of charge to your school in the form of content within CPS. Use CPS to obtain feedback from all of your students, providing a non-threatening environment in which all types of learners can actively participate.

For more information, visit: www.fourier-sys.com/.

The educational community is challenged to be more efficient and cost effective in order to serve students better. Netchemia meets this need by providing data-driven Internet-based software and services for small to large K-12 educational organizations.

Netchemia partners with school districts to deliver needs-specific solutions that help educational organizations streamline administrative process, optimize information flow and enrich communication. Netchemia currently serves more than 100 school districts across the nation.

Netchemia's product portfolio features netIEP™, software that automates the special education process and SchoolRecruiter™, a comprehensive candidate management solution.

For more information contact Netchemia at www.netchemia.com or 1.800.490.9686.

Association Partner

The Texas Computer Education Association is dedicated to the improvement of teaching and learning through the use of computer technology. The Texas Computer Education Association is the largest state organization devoted to the use of technology in education. Founded in 1980, the organization has been very active throughout Texas supporting instructional technology. Our primary focus is on integrating technology into the K-12 environment and providing our members with state-of-the-art information through conferences, workshops, newsletters, the Internet, and collaborations with higher education and business. TCEA is affiliated with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) which provides a two-way channel of information throughout the world. For more information visit: www.tcea.org.