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This web-hosting provider and LMS platform streamlines the publishing of content to school websites and mobile sites. Teachers also have access to classroom management tools, including page templates for digital courses, a homework dropbox, and a lesson planner. SharpSchool can also integrate with third-party apps, such as Google Apps for Education.

TIPS Prevention Program

TIPS (Threat Assessment, Incident Management and Prevention Services) is a set of web-based tools designed to empower students, parents, teachers and staff to report bullying or other safety concerns confidentially. Once reports are made, TIPS provides a central and secure system for school personnel to investigate the concern and objectively assess the situation. Staff can then track and document actions taken, and monitor the students involved.

SMART Notebook Software

This collaborative learning software creates high-impact lessons. With the latest version, Notebook software can be standardized across all brands of interactive hardware across a district. Notebook also includes access to SMART Exchange, an online library with more than 60,000 free lessons and other teaching resources.

GoClaim System

GoClaim’s dashboard helps districts increase Medicaid reimbursements and deliver special education services. Users can gain insight into their special education populations with customizable key performance indicators including service activity, monthly progress reports and student eligibility. GoClaim also manages and backs up data, giving administrators support 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Designed specifically for education, this tablet allows teachers to supervise and control students’ devices to help keep their focus on their studies and lessons. Educators can also provide differentiated learning through the LearnPad by selecting and assigning appropriate classroom resources for each student’s skillset.

SafeSchools Training

The SafeSchools online staff training and compliance management system contains a comprehensive library of school-focused courses. SafeSchools Training includes safety courses relating to special education, technology, emergency management and nutrition. Some of the newest courses in the program include “Active Shooter for Administrators,” “Bedbugs in Schools (Spanish),” and “Trenching & Excavation Safety.”

This website helps K12 students, faculty and staff learn software and technology, and also develops their creativity and business skills. Users get unlimited access to a large online library of current and engaging video tutorials taught by recognized experts.

Five-Star Pivot

In one cloud-based platform, Five-Star Pivot provides schools with the tools they need for insight into student data. Five modules work independently or in concert to help users assess students and make student data actionable with a variety of search, reporting and dashboard functionalities.

Finger Scan ID System

This scanning ID software can replace ID swipe cards, PINs, barcodes and visual identification. It can be deployed anywhere in a school where students, teachers, staff or visitors need to be identified—such as a lunch line or at the front door. It can operate in a single location or provide identification to multiple workstations.

Defined STEM

These real-world videos highlight jobs from different industries so students can connect educational concepts to college and careers. The videos depict how workers use math, language arts, science and technology. A diverse group of workers with varying educational backgrounds is interviewed to show students the skills they need to achieve their goals.