Sponsors: Tech Forum Texas 2013

Sponsors: Tech Forum Texas 2013

Platinum Level Sponsors

HP and Intel

Through their unending commitment to educators, unrivaled breadth of industry-proven solutions and investments that advance institutional and academic success, HP and Intel are redefining the role, the reach, and the results of technology in education.

Gold Level Sponsors

CASIO Projectors incorporate a patent pending HYBRID LIGHT source which combines Laser and LED lighting with DLP technology for amazingly high brightness and performance. With no mercury lamp to replace, Casio projectors are earth-friendly and have a significantly lower cost of ownership saving money and the environment. The full line of CASIO Hybrid Projectors delivers up to 3500 lumen brightness and includes models with comprehensive connectivity and features including short throw models. A full three year warranty including the lamp provides peace of mind and reliable low cost operation. Make the switch and never change a mercury lamp again!

Espresso Elementary

Espresso Elementary for Pre-K to grade 5 is an online teaching and learning site with a wide range of standards-driven resources that inspire children to learn. Taking a “real-world” approach to learning, it empowers students with familiar examples to reinforce a learning objective. Espresso is built around “learning modules”, a unique combination of full screen video clips, multimedia activities, games, photos, printable worksheets and interactive fact files all working together towards curriculum objectives. In addition our weekly “News Roundup” videos and USA Today articles make it easy for teachers to incorporate classroom-relevant informational text materials into the classroom.

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

Google in Education
At Google, we believe in the power of the web to help people discover, connect, and learn. Education lies at the very core of our company’s mission “to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.” Leading-edge technologies will play a vital role in helping equip future generations with the skills they need to thrive in the workforce of today and tomorrow. That is why we support collaborative learning in communities around the world, and why we invest heavily in education programs initiatives and partnerships through our products and tools.

Our education initiatives focus on three key areas across all our products and platforms:

• Making learning magical

• Empowering innovative communities

• Building a foundation of technology and access

itslearning is a K-12 learning management system that enables teachers to better facilitate instructional delivery and engage today’s “digitally” wired students. Whether teachers are developing lessons, distributing and collecting assignments, assessing quizzes and tests, or engaging with parents, itslearning supports teaching and learning anytime, anywhere, on any device - all on one platform, in one location, requiring one login. 2.5 million active users worldwide depend on itslearning to help shape, support, and manage a more personalized learning environment for 21st Century Learners. Itslearning – it’s teaching made easier!

Jupiter Ed
Jupiter Ed provides highly affordable, scalable and reliable cloud-based solutions to over 3.2 million students in 49 states. Jupiter iO, an all-in-one solution, integrates the student information, learning management, gradebook, and data analytic systems for K12 schools.Jupiter iO, provides a seamless process of student learning, assessment, reporting, data management, and analytics to help administrators and educators make informed decisions and support student success at an affordable price of $35-$50 per teacher, per year. To learn more about Jupiter iO, visit our web site to view the Jupiter iO demo at: http://jupitered.com/demo.php.

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.

Panasonic empowers educators to improve student outcomes. We custom engineer solutions for your specific needs and integrate our technology across hardware, software and service platforms, all backed by world-class support and warranties. We understand that education technology is more than hardware and that learning comes first, so Panasonic partners with educators in conceiving, implementing and evaluating a Professional Development program that meets your needs and budget. We work with you to design a learning plan, and help you support that plan with relevant hardware including the Panasonic suite: projectors, professional displays, classroom audio, mobile computing, security systems and office communications.

Silver Level Sponsors

AirWatch is the leader in enterprise-grade mobility management and security solutions designed to simplify mobility. From deployment through support, our highly scalable solution provides an integrated, real-time view of an entire fleet of corporate, employee and student-owned Apple iOS, Android, Windows, BlackBerry and Symbian devices. As the largest MDM provider with over 900 employees, 300 focused on R&D, AirWatch offers the most comprehensive mobility management solution providing: mobile security, device management, application management including integration with the Apple Volume Purchase Program (VPP), secure content management, and advanced mobile integration. AirWatch is the education industry’s single source for mobility management.

Compass Learning makes learning personal. Our rigorous and engaging digital content and curriculum, and underlying technology come together to create personalized learning paths that unlock every student’s potential for academic achievement and personal growth. Educators use our solutions to assess a student’s strengths and needs, their interests, learning styles and expression styles, and then automate the creation of personalized learning paths designed to help students develop 21st century skills. By aligning our content to state and Common Core State Standards and providing on-going assessment and reporting of student progress, we ensure the academic accountability the market demands.


Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users. Throughout its 15-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for consumers, SMBs and Enterprises. Named one of Fast Company Magazine’s Top 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World, Kaspersky Lab has over 2,500 employees, including more than 800 research and development specialists and operates in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing protection for over 300 million users worldwide.For further information about the company: http://www.kaspersky.com/.

Association Partners

South by Southwest EDU (SXSWedu) is an innovations in learning conference held every March in Austin, Texas. The event features three days of compelling presentations and informative sessions from education professionals, industry leaders, and policy practitioners committed to engaging learners with 21st century content and tools. Visit sxswedu.com to learn more

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.