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EdTech Show Daily ISTE June 30 2014

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An interview with #2, Spokespencil, Scantron Corporation. ESD: There's a lot of conversation about "technology readiness" in schools. What does that mean to you? #2: Well, that's a big question without a simple answer. The focus is around hardware, bandwidth and training, but technology readiness is a race without a finish line. We know that change is the only constant in technology – just look at your cell phones over the last five years. A solution that works today may no longer fit their requirements in just a few years. There are many pressures put on schools, and they need a flexible partner who can support SCANTRON'S SPOKESPENCIL DISCUSSES TECHNOLOGY READINESS Wi-Fi clocks are configured to receive a precise time signal from your school's network time server. This means that all of your clocks within your building are synchronized, which promotes responsibility, encourages punctuality and reduces tardiness because students and staff see the same time throughout your campus. With a five-year battery life and the abili- ty to automatically adjust for daylight saving time changes, Wi-Fi clocks present a huge opportunity to save on maintenance time and cost. Wi-Fi clocks are battery operated and portable, and use existing Wi-Fi network infrastructure to receive the time signal, rather than a signal from a master clock. This means there is no need for a system An interview with Dr. Tamara W. Ogletree, Ph.D in Language and Literacy, Certificate in Interdisciplinary Qualitative Research from the University of Georgia. ESD: You have done independent research on the effec- tiveness of using the 3D augmented reality product in the classroom, Letters alive. Can you tell us, in your own words, what Letters alive is and how you came to con- duct this study? TO: Sure. Letters alive is a supplemental reading pro- gram to teach early literacy skills via augmented reali- ty. I was first introduced to this program actually by An interview with Sheila Veschusio, Ergotron Education Industry Manager. ESD: We see that Ergotron is introducing an "active classroom" in the booth. What does that mean? SV: In addition to the sit-stand teaching solutions for educators, Ergotron has introduced the LearnFit™ Adjustable Standing Desk, which allows stu- dents to effortlessly adjust the height of their desk them- selves so that they can work, learn and collaborate in the way that is most natural to them. We have set up a demo classroom in booth 3326 to show educators and district leaders the flexibility the LearnFit format brings to the curriculum, and will be hosting presentations throughout A little blue alien named Edsby rules the network at one of the leading private all boys' boarding schools in North America. "Edsby is the most important applica- tion at our school for teaching and learn- ing," said St. Andrew's College IT Director Steve Rush. St. Andrew's, established in 1899, is just north of Toronto, Canada, and is known world- wide for its cutting edge use of IT. In the 1990s, it installed desktop PCs and labs before most public and private schools. In 2003, it put laptops in the hands of all students. St. Andrew's has long believed that technology has a role to play in helping students and teachers see their daily work, and for parents to be able to see what Continued on Page 27 An interview with Cindy Araujo, Sales & Marketing, Macally. ESD: Tell our readers a little about your company. What's your main line of busi- ness? CA: Macally is a 20-year-old computer accessories manufacturer located in Ontario, Calif. We started as a manufacturer of ADB input devices, and today we are proud to continue our dedication to making exceptional, cutting edge Mac desktop, laptop and mobile acces- sories as well as iPad, iPhone and iPod accessories. Our name says it all Mac-ally – an "ally" for your "Mac." ESD: What would you say makes your company unique? Continued on Page 27 Continued on Page 30 WHY CHOOSE WI-FI NETWORK CLOCKS? STUDY SHOWS AUGMENTED REALITY PROGRAM HELPS KIDS READ EDSBY PROVIDES ST. ANDREW'S WITH EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATION ERGOTRON DEMONSTRATES 'ACTIVE CLASSROOMS' MACALLY: AN ALLY FOR YOUR MAC Continued on Page 27 Continued on Page 30 Continued on Page 22 O s e r C o m m u n i c a t i o n s G ro u p La s V e g a s M o n d a y, J u n e 3 0 2 0 1 4 AN INDEPENDENT PUBLICATION NOT AFFILIATED WITH ISTE

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