Readers' Choice Top 100 Products - 2013District Administration Top 100 Products

School Info App

Company : School Info App

This mobile app enables parents, students, alumni, faculty, and staff to quickly access school information and announcements. Users can receive smartphone notifications, view event calendars, get directions to off-campus events, and view staff contact information. Schools can post grades, lunch menus, and important documents.

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BoardDocs Pro

Company : Emerald Data Solutions

The BoardDocs Pro paperless solution uses cloud-based technology to give school boards and other governing bodies electronic options for processing all types of documents, including agendas and policies. This eliminates the need to assemble, print, distribute, and revise board packets.

Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products, school boards

OpenClass

Company : Pearson

OpenClass is a free, cloud-based LMS that helps educators deliver interactive digital courses to students. This open solution allows educators to create, manage, and add courses online, and lets students collaborate. OpenClass also can integrate with Google Apps for Education.

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SuccessMaker

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SEAS Education

Company : Computer Automation Systems

The web-based SEAS Education system allows district administrators to manage their special-needs programs while cutting down on paperwork. Administrators can digitally demonstrate accountability with timeline compliance, Medicaid billing, IEP forms, and assessment report management.

Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products, special needs

eBOARD

Company : eBOARD

This integrated suite of cloud-based tools can organize and distribute a district board of education’s operational plans, leader evaluations, administrative regulations, and meeting agendas. Administrators can access eBOARD from any computer with an internet connection.

communication

LaunchPad

Company : ClassLink

Accessible from any device, LaunchPad is ideal for BYOD and 1-to-1 initiatives in schools. Its personalized cloud desktop gives students and teachers access to school from anywhere with any PC, Mac, or Android device. LaunchPad includes a homework dropbox, calendar, and other collaboration tools, and allows users to access popular education applications.

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Aesop

Company : Frontline

Teacher substitute placement and absence management can be automated online and over-the-phone with this online tool. Teachers can register their absences at any time, either by calling a toll-free number or by logging on to Aesop online. Aesop also saves data entry time by integrating with other software applications.

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Lexia Reading Core5

Company : Lexia Learning Systems, Inc.

This reading curriculum tool for students in pre-K through grade 5 provides systematic and personalized learning in six areas of reading instruction. Designed to meet the Common Core and rigorous state standards, Core5 predicts students’ year-end performance and gives teachers data-driven action plans.

Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products, reading

Beginning Reading & Math

Company : Funnix

These programs from Funnix include online resources, DVDs, lesson plans, and print materials. Funnix Math is designed for preschool or kindergarten children who don’t know math or lack counting skills. Funnix Reading helps non-readers reach a beginning third-grade level.

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IStation

Company : IStation

This computer-based learning system uses animations and characters to engage struggling students’ interest in reading. With programs for pre-K through 12, IStation teaches vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency. Teachers also have access to hundreds of resources, such as on-demand assessments and lesson plans.

Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products, reading

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