Sponsors: Tech Forum Southwest

Platinum Level Sponsors

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 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.

Gold Level Sponsors

Atomic Learning, Inc. was formed with a mission to create affordable online products focused on teaching people how to effectively use technology and have recently expanded to include assistive technology. Atomic Learning delivers thousands of short tutorials that can be used as part of a professional development program, a curriculum supplement, and an anytime/anywhere technology training resource. Atomic Learning serves over eight million educators, as well as organizations in a variety of other industries. Atomic Learning also offers Atomic Training, a secure hosting and publishing platform that can be used for training, professional development and more. Visit us at www.AtomicLearning.com or www.AtomicTraining.com.

Luidia provides its award-winning Idea Capturing Technology™ to industry leaders such as 3M, ACCO, Hitachi, NEC, edding Lega, and Uchida, who incorporate the technology into compelling new interactive presentation and display products. Luidia also produces eBeam® portable interactive display solutions that work with existing writing surfaces to capture meeting notes as they are created and, in conjunction with digital projection, can turn traditional whiteboards into interactive ones.

Formerly a division of Electronics for Imaging (NASDQ: EFII), the world's foremost maker of imaging solutions for network printing, Luidia was incorporated in July 2003.

The eBeam hardware works with a projector to turn any flat surface into a giant virtual touch screen. The eBeam stylus acts as a mouse, while the eBeam software captures your notes and drawings and lets you share them with anyone over the Net in real time. Teachers and presenters can control any mouse or keyboard function from the front of the room while actively engaging the audience. A PowerPoint specific tool palette gives users the flexibility of annotating slide shows on the fly and saving the mark-ups back to the original file. The software enables presenters, consultants and educators to collaborate via the Internet, making remote meetings and teamwork not only possible, but much more efficient, productive, and cost-effective.

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.

Network security is controlling what is on your network; and control is all about detecting and resolving any activity that doesn't align with your organization's policies. Built specifically for K12 networks and protecting millions of students nationwide, Lightspeed Systems provides a single admin consol to everything running on your network and control any detected issues. Lightspeed gives control with email archiving, content filtering, spam management, antivirus, extensive reporting, gateway server & desktop security, bandwidth management, & mobile content filtering. Obtain peace of mind with Total Traffic Control with Lightspeed Systems.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

SAFARI Montage is revolutionizing teaching in today's classrooms. The SAFARI Montage system is the award-winning Video-On-Demand and Digital Media Management solution for school districts, providing superior video content and innovative digital delivery to schools. The SAFARI Montage system does not rely on the use of a school's public Internet connection, making it a more efficient alternative to internal streaming. The SAFARI Montage WAN Manager solution is the only system that successfully combines Digital Media Management with Video-On-Demand that enables the administrator to control storage, delivery, access and Digital Rights Management (DRM) of all their digital media without compromising network integrity.

Troxell Communications has supplied audiovisual solutions to the American scholastic market for more than 60 years. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona with 70 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 LCD, DLP and overhead projectors; document cameras; interactive whiteboards; TVs and displays; cameras and accessories; DVRs, VCRs and camcorders; audio equipment and PA systems; AV furniture and much more. Whether you're standardizing an entire school campus or just upgrading your conference room technology, Troxell Communications is your partner in audiovisual solutions.

Student Response System - Conduct formative assessments and increase student achievement with Turning Technologies! Transform traditional classrooms into creative teaching environments with the click of a button. Students use ResponseCard® keypads, laptops, or PDAs to submit responses in real-time. TouchPoints™ for Education - Includes summative assessment tools and alignment with state standards.

Request a meeting

Silver Level Sponsors

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.

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.

The Nova5000 from Fourier Systems, is the first wireless computing device tailored to the needs of students. It incorporates the features educators need within a cost structure appropriate for schools. Its larger screen offers the educational effectiveness of a traditional laptop while also offering low total cost of ownership of a handheld device. It offers unique advantages such as "instant-on" capability to maximize classroom time and a touch screen with proven classroom value. A built in data logger, bundled data acquisition and analysis software, and a graphing calculator provide functionality not found in any comparable product line.

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.

For more information, visit www.prometheanworld.com.

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.

Enhance communication between the classroom and the home… TeacherWeb® is the premiere provider of websites for educators. TeacherWeb® was started in 1996 and is in American and Canadian schools as well as American schools internationally.

Utilizing patented technology, TeacherWeb® sites are exceptionally easy to create and maintain for any grade level. WebQuests can also be created through TeacherWeb®.

We are constantly adding new and innovative options to TeacherWeb®. The new integrated school website is our most recent addition. Teachers, students, and parents find TeacherWeb® a very effective communication tool.

See TeacherWeb® in action at www.TeacherWeb.com. Contact us at info@TeacherWeb.com or 203-438-2410.

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

Computer-Using Educators, Inc. is a nonprofit California corporation founded in 1978. CUE's goal is to advance student achievement through technology in all disciplines from preschool through college. With an active current membership of thousands of educational professionals, CUE supports many regional affiliates and Special Interest Groups. CUE Conferences are California's premier educational technology events. CUE is the largest organization of its type in the west and one of the largest in the United States.

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.

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.