Sponsors: Tech Forum Texas 2011

Sponsors: Tech Forum Texas 2011

Gold Level Sponsors


Gaggle's award-winning suite of productivity, communication, and collaboration tools engage today's students with today's technology. Our safe online learning environment is accessible at school and on-the-go, leveraging the popularity of social networking and web-based virtual tools to propel your classroom into the 21st century and beyond. Our cloud based environment designed specifically for K-12 education provides access control and filtration of content, with the highest degree of CIPA compliance. In addition, Gaggle is a provider of compliance based email archiving which is tailored to meet the needs of K-12 institutions.

Lightspeed Systems
Lightspeed Systems Inc. develops comprehensive network security and management solutions for the education market. We are committed to helping schools of all sizes operate their networks effectively and efficiently. Our innovative, comprehensive solutions for network security, internet filtering, monitoring, management, and optimization allow educators to provide safe online teaching and learning environments.

Silver Level Sponsors

Aerohive Networks, Inc.
Aerohive Networks unleashes the potential of enterprise Wi-Fi, enabling customers to stop buying copper, move applications to the air, and maximize workforce productivity. The company's award-winning cooperative control architecture eliminates costly controllers, saving money and providing unprecedented resiliency, up to 10X better application performance, and an opportunity to start small and expand without limitations.

Aurora Multimedia

ePals hosts the world’s largest K-12 social learning network and provides safe, learning-centered communication and collaboration solutions for schools and districts. Serving 700,000 classrooms in over 200 countries and territories, ePals' network offers teachers, students and parents unprecedented ability to facilitate teaching and student learning by sharing projects and best practices, connecting with other classrooms around the corner and around the globe, and accessing content and lesson plans designed for an increasingly digital and networked world.ePals' award-winning products include: the ePals Global Community™; enterprise-grade K-12 email solution SchoolMail®365; customizable collaboration platform LearningSpace®; and In2Books®, a common core eMentoring program.

FSR engineers and manufactures a wide range of products designed for classrooms, auditoriums, gyms, theatres and just about anywhere people gather on campus. All FSR products are proudly Made in the USA, they are "Green", and they qualify for Stimulus and Government funds. Select from control systems, audio and video switching equipment, interfaces, and modular wall plates with a life-time warranty! We also manufacture floor, wall, table and ceiling boxes for safe and secure connections. FSR has been providing quailty AV products to the educational market for 30 years!


PolyVision brings learning to life by engaging today’s teachers and students with simple, sustainable, evolving solutions—transforming education into inspired teaching and learning experiences.

Our next generation interactive whiteboard, ēno®, is the only environmentally-certified three-in-one board to combine dry-erase marker, magnets and interactivity—all without cords or cables. It’s multi-touch, multi-user, multi-media collaboration makes learning interactive right out of the box, without costly upgrades or add-ons. ēno works with the software in which you have already invested—and any software you may add in the future. And, the Forever Warranty™ means that you’ll never have to replace the board. Ever.

Since 1980, Skyward has been serving the K-12 Administrative software needs of school districts. Skyward’s School Management System represents an integrated student and financial management software system designed to keep administrators, educators, and families connected. Skyward's software is found in over 1,400 school districts throughout the world. Skyward is committed to providing products that meet or exceed the complex needs and the high expectations of the ever-changing K-12 environment.


Turnitin is an award-winning, “in the cloud” solution that prevents plagiarism, promotes academic integrity, saves instructors time, and engages students with rich, multi-faceted feedback on written work. Turnitin integrates three essential tools:

  • OriginalityCheck for plagiarism prevention
  • GradeMark with ETS e-rater® for quick and easy paperless marking and grading
  • PeerMark for online peer review exercises.

Turnitin is the only plagiarism prevention solution that provides the ability to view the student’s paper in its original format with styled text, graphics and photos. Turnitin is used by millions of educators and students in over 125 countries. Visit www.Turnitin.com.

Award-winning Web-based software for visual and interactive differentiated instruction for diverse learning needs. Find engaging customizable lessons in a peer-reviewed shared library or create your own with easy-to-use templates. Individualize using images, video and audio clips from a vast image database, or drag-and-drop in your own. Take advantage of the intrinsic engagement of displaying interactively on any computer, touchscreen or electronic whiteboard connected to the web, or print lessons for tabletop use. Track improvement by IEP goals and objectives or any state standard. Developed with The Monarch Center for Autism and Children’s Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School.

Association Partner

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 supporting instructional technology. Our primary focus is on integrating technology into the PreK-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.