Sponsors and Exhibitors

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AlphaSmart(tm) Neo(tm) is the lightweight, portable, easy-to-use computer companion that offers a wide range of computing capability while integrating effortlessly with your desktop and laptop computers. Its full-sized keyboard, large LCD screen, and extraordinary battery life make it ideal for writing, keyboard learning, and quizzing. Neo's rugged construction stands up to everyday wear and tear-even dropping. Unlike traditional laptops, Neo is made specifically for students. It's easy to use-just turn it on and go. Neo does not have any programs or Internet access that can distract students from learning. No wonder it's being called the "better laptop for schools."

Educational institutions are increasingly embracing technology in the classroom as a means for improving academic achievement. Various digital technologies have been introduced in education over the years, beginning with projectors and televisions, later computers and smart boards, and finally video- and web-conferencing and the Internet. Unfortunately, these classroom technologies rarely complement each other, and the level of complexity to schedule and use the multitude of available devices make it difficult for even the most motivated educators to integrate technology into their lesson plans. Come and learn how AMX enables hundreds of education institutions nationwide to build an integrated technology infrastructure that extends from the electronic classroom to the institution-wide network to digital media distribution complete with centralized technology management tools. Take your technology management to the next level with AMX!

Discovery Education is a division of Discovery Communications, the leading global real-world and knowledge-based media company. The leader in digital video-based learning, Discovery Education produces and distributes high-quality digital video content in easy-to-use formats, in all core-curricular subject areas. Discovery Education is committed to creating scientifically proven, standards-based digital resources for teachers, students, and parents that make a positive impact on student learning. Through strategic partnerships with over 25 public television stations across the country, its public service initiatives, products, and joint business ventures, Discovery Education helps educators around the world harness the power of broadband and media to connect their students to a world of learning. For more information, visit www.discoveryeducation.com.

The InterWrite Interactive Classroom allows you to bring new levels of interaction and enthusiasm to your classroom. The InterWrite Interactive Classroom includes the SchoolBoard, an extremely durable interactive whiteboard, the Bluetooth wireless SchoolPad, which allows you to teach from anywhere in the classroom and, InterWrite PRS – the award winning student response system. The SchoolBoard and SchoolPad allows teachers to create interactive lessons that keep students engaged. InterWrite PRS improves the ability for teachers, from elementary schools to universities, to accurately and instantly assess student comprehension and quickly grade quizzes and exams. Connect with Every Student with the InterWrite Interactive Classroom.

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.

Riverdeep Inc., a Limited Liability Company, with offices in San Francisco, California, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Dublin (Ireland) and Manchester (United Kingdom) is a leading publisher of interactive products focusing on education and personal productivity for the consumer and school markets. Riverdeep's solutions help address instructional and classroom management challenges and provide accountability solutions for K-12 school districts. Riverdeep's rich portfolio of interactive, award-winning products feature such well-known brands as the Destination Success(r) solution, which includes Destination Math(r) and Destination Reading(r); The Print Shop(r); Reader Rabbit(r) and Kid Pix(r). For more information, call toll free 888-242-6747 or visit www.riverdeep.net.

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.

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.


BrainPOP is the leading producer of animated educational movies for grades 3-12. BrainPOP provides award winning content through curriculum based movies, interactive quizzes, games, comic strips, and experiments. Twenty-five percent of US school districts subscribe to BrainPOP and integrate it into their daily curriculum. The company has developed partnerships with Time Warner, Popular Science, McGraw-Hill, National Geographic, AOL @ SCHOOL, Yahoo! and Road Runner. BrainPOP has won multiple education and media awards including: The District Administration Curriculum Award; top honors at the Flash Film Festival; Forbes Best of the Web; and AEP’s Distinguished Achievement Award for Educational Websites for Children.

BrainPOP is available in Spanish at www.brainpopes.com
BrainPOP Jr., for grades K-3, is now available at www.brainpopjr.com

Stay tuned for more information or visit www.einstruction.com.

NComputing offers a new way to expand a network by creating up to 30 computing terminals from one host PC! Each PC Expanion terminal works independently and securely from each other thus, allowing each user to have their own desktop login ID and password. This technology helps to significantly reduce hardware and IT costs while increasing data security because all the information resides with the host PC instead of having individual PCs. The PC Expanion proprietary protocol works on most Linux OS, Microsoft XP Home, XP Professional, Microsoft MCE and Microsoft 2000/ 2003 Server.

For more information, visit www.prometheanworld.com/n-america/en/index.shtml.

SchoolDude is the nation's #1 provider of online tools designed exclusively for the unique needs of educational facility professionals. Backed by the industry's only Legendary Service Program, our broad suite of web-native applications is revolutionizing the business of managing educational facilities. SchoolDude's online tools for facility management offer easy to use, affordable solutions to help both small and large educational institutions save money, increase efficiency and improve services. SchoolDude’s web native solutions are built from the ground up for the Internet. All you need is your web browser and access to the Internet to start streamlining your facilities operation today.

Troxell Communications has been providing audio visual solutions to the American scholastic market — from pre-schools to institutes of higher learning — for 60 years. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona with more than 50 offices conveniently located nationwide, we offer a broad spectrum of products from the most recognizable names in presentation technology. Troxell’s wide selection of AV solutions includes TVs, VCRs, camcorders, audio equipment, PA systems, video, data and overhead projectors, AV furniture and accessories, and large data monitors. Whether you're standardizing an entire school campus or just upgrading your conference room technology, Troxell Communications is your partner in audio visual solutions.

Association Partners

The Connecticut Educators' Computer Association is a nonprofit organization composed of educators and business leaders who believe in the integration of technology. We educate school personnel in the use of technology and disseminate information about its value in the education of today's youth. CECA's mission is to provide leadership to improve teaching and learning through the effective use of technology. For more information: www.ceca-ct.org.

NJAET is a group of over 700 educators (teachers, computer coordinators, administrators, consultants, etc.) who are working to promote the use of technology in education. For more information please visit www.njaet.org.

NYSCATE, is a non-profit, professional organization representing more than 2,000 technology using educators and administrators in New York State. NYSCATE, an affiliate ISTE, is composed of passionate and dedicated educators, committed to transforming teaching and learning, in order to provide our children with an education that prepares them to live satisfying and productive lives. For more information please visit www.nyscate.org.