Sponsors: Tech Forum West

Gold Level Sponsors

Atomic Learning provides web-based software training and support. Do you need to know how to produce an outline in Word, create a web page using Dreamweaver, or use transitions in PowerPoint? Atomic Learning has the answers! Atomic Learning uses a web-based show-and-tell approach to answer the common questions people have when learning software: just-in-time, just-enough. Atomic Learning's library of 14,000 tutorials covering over 80 different software applications works great as an integral part of a professional development program or as a curriculum supplement with students. It's like having a technology specialist in every classroom.

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.

With Lightspeed you are assured total control over your networks with in-depth management, reporting and monitoring. With Lightspeed you know your students and staff are surfing the friendliest websites, downloading the safest content, and working with the most virus and spam free computers in today's education and business environments. Obtain peace of mind with Total Traffic Control from Lightspeed Systems.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Epson America, Inc. offers an extensive array of award-winning digital imaging and audio-visual products for the consumer, business, education, photography and graphic arts markets. Epson will be showcasing business projectors targeted to the education market. http://www.epson.com/

Award winning NetOp software ensures the swift, secure and seamless transfer of screens, sounds and data. NetOp School is the comprehensive solution to prepare, teach, evaluate and control the networked classroom. NetOp Netfilter combines 100% dynamic text and image analysis for real-time, accurate website blocking without the need to maintain a static blacklist. NetOp Remote Control and NetOp On Demand enable 256-bit encrypted remote management and maintenance using the most comprehensive security system on the market. NetOp Mobile allows users to manage their network and troubleshoot problems from their mobile device.

Panasonic is a leading manufacturer of award-winning projectors that sets the standard for the entire industry. From user-inspired design to advanced engineering, innovation is what sets Panasonic projectors apart from the competition. Panasonic Projectors were recently ranked number one with the largest share of Pro AV Dealer Channel market revenues.

Pearson is the industry leader in Student Information Systems and performance solutions offering schools and districts access to deep expertise and an unparalleled selection of technologies that address the challenges of achievement, reporting, growth and scalability. Our SIS—Chancery SMS, PowerSchool, and SASI – have had a transformational impact on the day-to-day operations of tens of thousands of schools in the U.S. over the past several years, and our performance dashboard, Pearson Inform, provides unsurpassed levels of student, school and district performance analysis.

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.

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.

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/demos.

Association Partners

CETPA was established in 1960, when the first generation of computers (vacuum tube driven) was giving way to the second generation using transistors. Fast forwarding to the present, K-12 technology systems encompass all aspects of administrative and instructional information processing requirements. The association's goal is to increase information sharing and communication among K-12 technologists on technology-related issues.

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.