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EdTech Show Daily ISTE June 29 2014

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Conference booths are great for an overview of exhibitors' latest offerings, and the BrainPOP ® team always looks forward to meeting everyone at shows like ISTE. BrainPOP welcomes the chance to demo My BrainPOP™ – the tool launched this fall – as well as the beta version of its upcoming concept mapping feature. Of course, the company will be highlighting the animated, curric- ular movies, quizzes, games, apps and 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 S u n d a y, J u n e 2 9 , 2 0 1 4 AN INDEPENDENT PUBLICATION NOT AFFILIATED WITH ISTE An interview with Tom Piche, P r o d u c t Manager, Epson America, Inc. ESD: What are the challenges you face in developing products for today's class- rooms? TP: Technology is constantly evolving. Compatibility, connectivity and security among various devices (especially in the BYOD environment), present unique challenges when developing technology for the classroom. To this end, Epson EPSON INTERACTIVE PROJECTORS By Tomás Yanez, Director of Enterprise Marketing, Comcast Business Surprisingly, it's been five years since the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers collaborated on the Common Core State Standards. For some school districts, those five years went by in a flash because the 2014-2015 school year is when the testing program goes live. Even if you're not in a state that has not adopted CCSS requirements, almost An interview with Tim Hudson, Senior Director of Curriculum Design, DreamBox Learning. ESD: Tell our readers about your company. What's your main line of business? TH: DreamBox Learning is an engaging web- and app-based math curriculum that empowers students to master key concepts, increase achievement and boost long-lasting confidence in learn- ing. We deliver a personalized pre-K-8 Everyone learns best when interested. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that people learn by doing and stay motivated through engagement. In the real world, students need to synthesize information across different disciplines and polish the life skills needed for the 21st century econo- my. Innovative schools across the United States and Canada are using Project Foundry as a management tool to help engage students by facilitating student- directed, teacher-organized and/or school-initiated project-based learning. Continued on Page 27 An interview with Dave Saltmarsh, Education Evangelist, JAMF Software. ESD: What would you say makes your company unique? DS: From our beginning, our focus has been on the end user's experience – enabling them to be more productive and creative. We create the conditions for success in a mass customized user envi- ronment, while at the same time making the system administration tasks simpler to implement. Continued on Page 27 Continued on Page 30 ONLINE TESTING TRIGGERS SCHOOL IT METAMORPHOSIS CUSTOMIZED LEARNING FROM DREAMBOX PROJECT BASED LEARNING, SIMPLIFIED TEACHERS' PERSPECTIVES ON BRAINPOP'S NEWEST TOOL JAMF SOFTWARE OFFERS SUPPORT FOR APPLE PRODUCTS Continued on Page 30 Continued on Page 30 Continued on Page 22 Dean Wiech, Senior Territory Manager at Tools4ever, discusses how User Management Resource Administrator is being leveraged by school districts for efficient and cost effective account management. ESD: What is User Management Resource Administrator? DW: User Management Resource Administrator, or UMRA, is an enter- prise level solution for Active Directory, local server account management and An interview with Indu Tolia, CEO, C.A.R.E. Core Augmented Reality Education, LLC. ESD: Tell our readers about your company. What's your main line of business? IT: C.A.R.E. designs meaningful educa- tional content that enhances a student's learning experience. C.A.R.E.'s product suite includes supplemental material that utilizes various leading edge technology platforms to deliver quality content Continued on Page 27 SAVE TIME WITH USER MANAGEMENT RESOURCE ADMINISTRATOR ENGAGING, INTERACTIVE LEARNING FROM C.A.R.E. Continued on Page 27 Annie Mitchell (top); Jeanette Choy (bottom); and Robert Miller (right)

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