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TCEA 14 EdTech Show Daily Feb 7

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An interview with Amber Prescott, South Central Region Sales Director, American Time. ESD: What does American Time do? AP: American Time manufactures and markets integrated, custom timekeeping systems and accessories for education, health care, government and manufactur- ing organizations. We are the only com- pany that offers a master controller clock, called SiteSync IQ, that has the PRECISE TIMEKEEPING FROM AMERICAN TIME An interview with Kevin Youngblood, President, Odysseyware [A Glynlyon Company]. ESD: Tell us about your passion for edu- cation and how it has been your driving force behind Odysseyware. KY: Yes, thank you, 'passion' is a good word. Teaching alternative education was really my calling. I loved it. When digital learning began creeping into education, I immediately saw the advantages, as well as the short- comings of what was out there for technology. That's when I had the vision for Odysseyware and how to build a better mouse trap. In addition to being rich with DLAs, An interview with Rich Pierro, Co-CEO, Premier Mounts. ESD: What would you say makes your company unique? RP: Simply stated: "We have you cov- ered." What makes Premier Mounts unique is our ability to solve problems using our engineering excellence, tech- nological leadership and state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities. We offer on- site assistance from project conception, Kaplan Elementary's Partner, Developer Melissa Pickering, is founder of iCreate to Educate. ESD: Tell us about yourself. MP: I am the Founder/CEO of iCreate to Educate, a small learning company in Boston that engages kids with simple tools to blend hands-on exploration with digital creativity. My goal is simple: to unleash the imaginations of kids in homes and classrooms around the world. ESD: Was there a particular instance or event that got you interested in technology? Continued on Page 44 As the K–12 educational system transitions to the Common Core State Standards, the subject has captured the nation's attention. The Standards require students to demonstrate a "depth of knowledge" that goes beyond superfi- cial understanding and memorization of material to deep application of knowl- edge and demonstration of problem-solv- ing and high-order skills. Digital educa- tion plays a significant role in how the Standards are being implemented and met in classrooms across the country. Continued on Page 45 CREATE FOUNDATIONS FOR LEARNING WITH ODYSSEYWARE IDEAL MOUNTING SOLUTIONS FROM PREMIER MOUNTS ENCOURAGE CREATIVE THINKING WITH ICREATE MEETING COMMON CORE GOALS USING DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY Continued on Page 41 Continued on Page 45 Continued on Page 44 O s e r C o m m u n i c a t i o n s G ro u p Au s t i n Fri d a y, Fe b ru a r y 7 , 2 0 1 4 An interview with Alicia Levi, Managing Director, PBS LearningMedia. ESD: Most of our readers know PBS through the programs they watch on TV. What does PBS offer for teachers and students in the classroom? AL: We offer teachers and students anytime-anywhere access to PBS LearningMedia, an award-winning digital media service with over 35,000 free digital resources. This platform delivers research-based media experi- ences designed to deepen student engagement while also supporting the integration of the National and Common Core State Standards. I'm happy to report that we Every day, librarians across the country face slashed budgets and aging collections, striving to keep their libraries and their jobs relevant in a changing technological and educational environment. Although there is a lot to learn, and even more to teach, consider the exciting opportunity this new elec- tronic world is providing for today's librarians. With MackinVIA, Mackin's free online platform for electronic resources, librarians now have access to Continued on Page 44 DEEPEN STUDENT ENGAGEMENT WITH PBS LEARNINGMEDIA BUILD YOUR EBOOK COLLECTION WITH FUNDS4BOOKS & EBOOKS Continued on Page 41

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