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AN INDEPENDENT PUBLICATION NOT AFFILIATED WITH ISTE Monday, June 24, 2013 MACKIN: A PROUD ALLY IN EDUCATION An interview with Randal Heise, President, Mackin Educational Resources ESD: Tell us about Mackin Educational Resources. What does Mackin offer? RH: This is Mackin's 30th year of offering high-quality educational resources, including printed books in all bindings, audiobooks, video/DVD resources, classroom and leveled libraries, curriculum materials and more to PK-12 schools around the world. Oser Communications Group COMCAST PROVIDES ITS NETWORK FOR SCHOOLS TOO An interview with Tomás Yanez, Director of Enterprise Marketing, Comcast Business ESD: Tell our readers about your company. What's your main line of business? Jed Friedrichsen, CEO of the Blended Schools Network, sat down recently to discuss how the nation's largest not-forprofit organization for blended and online learning is helping schools. By Claudine Wolas Shiva, Senior Product Manager, Projectors, Epson America TY: Most people that know Comcast know us for our award winning residential cable service; voice, internet, and TV. A few short years ago, however, the company decided to leverage our vast network to Continued on Page 39 Continued on Page 45 THE CASE FOR 100 PERCENT By Chet Linton, CEO of School Improvement Network DOING AUTHENTIC LEARNING WITH PROJECT FOUNDRY An interview with Shane Krukowski, Founder, Project Foundry JF: We believe schools should be empowered to teach online rather than buy The American economy continues to slip from global prominence, moving us toward one of the greatest crises in our history. Unfortunately, while there is wide recognition of this crisis, few are focusing on the right solution. At the core of the problem is a severe workforce shortage. Despite an evergrowing number of college graduates flooding the marketplace with bachelor's Continued on Page 39 Continued on Page 34 ESD: Asked to build an online solution for schools, why didn't you build a cyber school? EPSON PROJECTORS DELIVER COLOR-RICH IMAGES Years ago, when the majority of images being projected in classrooms were mainly text-based, white light output, or brightness, was one of the major criteria considered when making a decision on which projector to purchase. But today, thanks to the variety of high definition, color-rich media used in schools, that specification does not tell the entire brightness story. Continued on Page 45 BLENDED SCHOOLS NETWORK EMPOWERS SCHOOLS San Antonio GOCLASS: INTERACTIVE LEARNING FOR MOBILE DEVICES Mohit Bhargava, President of LearningMate, discusses the GoClass™ cloud-based teaching and learning platform for mobile devices. ESD: Would you tell our readers what you'll be discussing with the educators who will be at this year's ISTE conference? MB: The discussion at ISTE will be about a platform we've been testing in classrooms for the last two years; it's called GoClass. GoClass enables a Continued on Page 45 COGNITIVEDGE GIVES TEACHERS THE EDGE IN THE CLASSROOM SK: Project Foundry is a catalyst for creating truly authentic personalized learning. It's a learning tool for students and teachers that becomes a backbone for doing more projects, flipping more classrooms and reporting all this more easily. Swing by our booth #5236 to see what we mean and check out our website, T h e CognitivEdge Classroom solves two primary problems: First, teachers are currently required to manage distractions that come as a byproduct of introducing an exciting new element to class, and second there is currently no straightforward way to deliver digital content to a classroom of students that leverages the strengths of tablet technology. CognitivEdge Classroom was designed with the teacher at the heart of the solution. Tablets are new enough to Continued on Page 39 Continued on Page 34 ESD: What is Project Foundry?

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