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

LanSchool 7.7

Company : Stoneware

LanSchool 7.7 is an online classroom management program that allows teachers to share their screens and block learning distractions like the internet, email, and games. This version includes distance teaching capabilities, allowing 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.

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Case Assessments

Company : TE21

Teachers preparing for state testing can give benchmark assessments and get students’ scores back within 48 hours. Teachers can then identify what skills need to be reinforced. CASE Assessments provides premade and custom assessments that can be given at six- or nine-week intervals.

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Company : Engrade

This gradebook and LMS helps teachers manage their classes online and connect with students 24/7. Engrade has an assignment calendar, online messaging, quizzes, and flashcards. Administrators and teachers also have access to real-time student assessment reports that can be shared with parents.

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Attention 2 Attendance

Company : School Innovations & Achievement

As an intervention software program, Attention 2 Attendance is designed to help districts reduce truancy and excessive absences. It allows administrators to track and analyze absence patterns, which also can be compared to district historical trends.

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Company : Instructure

This LMS platform includes analytics that provide comparable statistics for students, classes, and schools. Canvas’ speed grader allows teachers to quickly grade student work and provide personalized feedback. A co-enrollment platform connects parents to their children’s courses.

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Company : NanoTouch Materials, LLC

NanoSeptic products have surfaces that kill bacteria, viruses, and funguses. Standard products include door push pads and handle wraps for public area doorways, and snack/desk mats for the classroom. NanoSeptic can customize to a school’s environment and needs.

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Company : DOGO Media, Inc.

This website posts articles about current events and worldwide news that are written for—and in some cases, by—children, and is often used in language arts, science, and social studies lesson plans. DOGOnews articles are short, simple and include photos/videos to keep students engaged. DOGOnews contains thousands of articles and is updated daily.


Company : Observe4Success

Administrators can use this web-based tool to observe and sustain effective instructional practice and classroom culture. Using an observation template on any laptop or tablet, data is collected during an evaluation and can be shared with teachers and other administrators by email. observe4success identifies trends by storing, sorting, and analyzing data by teacher, grade level, department, and school.

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Streaming Plus

Company : Discovery Education

Streaming Plus 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.

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Study Island

Company : Edmentum

This curriculum helps K12 students master state-specific, grade-level academic standards by providing instruction, practice, assessment, and productivity tools via web-based platforms. Study Island’s programs enable educators to track student performance while administrators also can monitor teacher effectiveness.

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