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This paperless solution simplifies and automates student registration, enrollment and information tracking. Supporting documents, such as birth certificates and driver’s licenses, are scanned directly into the student’s digital folder. Reminders for parents to supply missing information are automatically distributed. It also integrates with PowerSchool and other major SIS systems.

Year: 
2014

LanSchool is an online classroom management program that allows teachers to share their screens with students and block learning distractions such as the internet, email and games. Distance-teaching capabilities allow students to connect to the cloud network from their own devices. It also works with Stoneware’s iOS Teacher Assistant, iOS Student and Android Student applications. It supports PCs, Macs, Linux and Thin Clients.

Reader Testimony: 

"LanSchool has improved the technology department’s ability to uniformly manage our desktops and laptops. It works across platforms and it allows us to push software updates seamlessly across our network without having to go to each lab or computer. ” — Dmitri Calvert, director of technology, Taos Academy, N.M.

Year: 
2014

This cross-curricular resource provides teachers and students access to a library of more than 112,000 standards-aligned digital resources that address multiple learning styles. Resources include instructional videos, games, audio files, images, writing prompts and encyclopedia articles.

Year: 
2014

Educators and instructional designers can use SoftChalk Cloud to create engaging, media-rich learning content that is portable and flexible. SoftChalk integrates with most learning management systems and includes features such as a learning object repository, content authoring and hosting.

Year: 
2014

Many schools require students to work with local nonprofits. The x2VOL tracking and reporting platform provides students with an online and mobile way to track and report service hours. Service records are authenticated and verified for each student and can be attached to their college applications, scholarship applications or resumes.

Year: 
2014

Ideal for educational institutions, this suite of innovative wireless LAN solutions brings the power of network virtualization to wireless. Bluesocket deploys scalable, secure and reliable wireless LANs to meet the demand for always-on access. The suite includes access points, hardware-based controllers and vWLAN.

Year: 
2014

This assessment solution provides school- and district-level reporting for assessments. It syncs with student information systems on a nightly basis, automating setup and maintenance of student and staff accounts and class rosters. Educators can use Naiku to create, import and share common assessments that are aligned to district curriculum and standards.

Reader Testimony: 

“Naiku has offered our teachers multiple ways of getting immediate assessment results, and also multiple ways of giving immediate feedback to students. A growing number of individual teachers and teacher teams across our district have enhanced their ability to assess their students and respond to student needs. Teacher teams have also been able to utilize results to have dynamic and timely discussions regarding successful instructional strategies.” — Steve Troen, director of teaching and learning, Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District, Minn.

Year: 
2014

Educators can customize LearnZillion’s Common Core-aligned math curriculum and close reading/writing program. Math activities include practice sets based on skill level, guiding questions and a formative assessment. Students learn language arts skills through written, oral and interactive lessons.

Reader Testimony: 

"LearnZillion has allowed our teachers to gain a deeper understanding of the Common Core. Their lessons are right on target with the standards, and the online lessons are also a great resource for parents and students who are owning their education at home.” — Jessica Wright, ELA MS teacher/department chair, LISA Academy, Ark.

Year: 
2014

Alert Solutions can send notifications to parents via phone, email or text message. The communication suite also includes Speak Up!, an anonymous two-way communication platform that can be used to report bullying and to manage event safety. It also includes an automated reports module and a parent portal.

Year: 
2014

Based on Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core, PLEx Life Science contains four game-based curriculum units and two enrichment games. These games for grades 5–9 focus on subjects such as cell functions and processes; heredity and genetics; plant functions and processes; and inheritance, unity and diversity.

Year: 
2014

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