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In many schools, tablet technology fos- ters an enriched learning environment full of wonderful interactions between teachers and students. Unfortunately, this otherwise promising picture is rare. Successful 1:1 technology imple- mentations need a practical understand- ing of the local learning environment in order to avoid technology being a distraction and deliv- ering on real instructional priorities in the classroom. Over the past 20 years, Ken Leonard, CEO of LearnPad Group, has worked with the country's foremost teaching, learning and digital media experts to partner with school customers to design solutions for the 21st century class- room. Here, Leonard shares his experience of partnering with school districts to achieve successful 1:1 tablet EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF TABLET TECH IN SCHOOLS Even with the integration of BYOD and 1 to 1 devices into schools across the country, teach- ers are still confronted with the dilemma of how to keep students fully engaged in the classroom. AVer Information, a leading provider of education solu- tions, has developed a Student Engagement platform that will bring a new dimension to student-teacher interaction. AVer's Sphere2 and ClassSend software provide teachers and students with the tools to transmit document camera based lessons between teacher and student devices. There are two components to this Student Engagement system: AVer's Sphere2 Document Camera Software (for the teacher's notebook/tablet) and AVer's An interview with Eric Sporakowski, Vice President – Sales, LocknCharge. ESD: Tell our readers about your company. What's your main line of business? ES: We design and manufacture tablet/laptop carts, wall cages and lockers that secure, sync and charge those devices. We are based in Perth, Western Australia, and our U.S. headquarters is in Madison, Wis. Our company started fifteen years ago out of a backyard shed at the home of Paul Symons, now do- owner, Director and Product Designer for LocknCharge. As a schoolteacher in Perth, Paul identi- fied a need in the market after seeing computers being An interview with Randal Heise, President, Mackin Educational Resources. ESD: Tell us about Mackin Educational Resources and what Mackin offers. RH: For more than 30 years, Mackin has offered high-quality educational resources, including printed books in all bindings, eBooks, audiobooks, data- bases, video/DVD resources, classroom and leveled libraries, curriculum materials and more to PK-12 schools around the world. Our free eResource manage- ment system, MackinVIA™ features nine free apps allowing content to be accessed and read on multiple platforms including iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone, Kindle, Looking for ways to inspire innovative thinking among your students? Use this handy guide from PBS LearningMedia to strengthen the skills that lead to innovation: communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. By building on these core com- petencies, you can empower your students to bring their biggest and boldest ideas to life! Flipped Learning The Flipped Classroom Model offers a fresh twist on learning. Giving your students the digital tools and resources they need to extend learning beyond the class- room means that you can re-focus class time on higher- order thinking, deeper conversations and creating more Continued on Page 30 KnowledgePoint, by Baker & Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment prod- ucts, brings together the indus- try's best and most reliable library and education platforms to improve student literacy. KnowledgePoint and LightSail, one of the top-rated ELA Common Core products by Graphite by Common Sense Media, offer a unique combination of engaging books, powerful instructional tools and embedded assessments in dig- ital books that drive student learning. LightSail's tablet-based e-reading platform is a powerful tool for teachers and administrators to measure individual student progress toward Continued on Page 30 Continued on Page 27 TEACHER-STUDENT ENGAGEMENT SOFTWARE FROM AVER MANAGE TABLETS AND LAPTOPS WITH LOCKNCHARGE TIPS FOR CULTIVATING INNOVATIVE THINKING IN YOUR CLASSROOM HIGH-QUALITY EDUCATION RESOURCES FROM MACKIN IMPROVING K-12 LITERACY TECHNOLOGY Continued on Page 27 Continued on Page 30 Continued on Page 27 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 Tu e s d a y, J u l y 1 , 2 0 1 4 AN INDEPENDENT PUBLICATION NOT AFFILIATED WITH ISTE

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