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Oser Communications Group Orlando Wednesday, January 25, 2017 AN INDEPENDENT PUBLICATION NOT AFFILIATED WITH FETC An interview with Linda Nichols-Plowman, Chief Executive Officer, Interactive Media Publishing/Exploring Robotics. ESD: Tell our readers what you are showcasing at FETC. LN-P: Many schools have drone classes, but the brand new Airblock Drone is a modular drone that transforms into a hover- craft. It is like nothing else before it. ESD: Why are you so excited about this drone? LN-P: Exploring Robotics searched for a drone that could be used safely in the class- room and would be rugged enough to withstand years of use, and we finally found it. The Airblock Drone kit not only can be assembled as a drone, it can also be assembled as a hovercraft for use on land and in water. The multiple configurations that can be EXPLORING ROBOTICS TAKES AIRBLOCK DRONE INTO MIDDLE SCHOOL Focus School Software offers educators the tools neces- sary to design meaningful assessments and to better cap- ture and analyze data. Integrated into the Teacher Gradebook, the Focus Assessments Component gives teachers the ability to create a test in the same way that they add assignments. Focus' Create a Test feature is easy to use and offers a multitude of test question types, such as multiple choice, true and false, fill in the blank, passages and more. Teachers can create new questions, pull questions from the question bank and even import ExamView tests. Additionally, the Focus Adaptive Test Feature allows for teachers to select benchmarks instead of questions to create tests. When students take tests in Focus, there are a number of resources that teachers can activate, like scratch pads, calculators and time clocks. In addition, videos, images, audio recordings, tables and other multimedia files can be imported directly into the questions. The tests can be administered either online in Focus or printed and scanned back Tracking heart rate variability throughout the entire night gives a detailed picture of the progression of recovery during the night, and Emfit QS has garnered great traction among athletes worldwide thanks to this unique feature. Emfit QS now offers a 3G model, the perfect must-have for athletes who frequently hit the road for training camps and competitions. "For quite some time, we've been approached by a number of professional teams to develop a solution that can be easier used while traveling, also abroad. Even though many athletes are satisfied using Emfit QS with WiFi or a phone as a hotspot during travel – with its unique combination of features that include all-night heart rate vari- ability and always-automatic recording for accurately tracking recovery – we were missing that similar super ease-of-use for frequent travel days," states Heikki Raisanen, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder at Emfit. "We were asked for an easily-trans- portable, just slip-under-mattress sensor and go-to-sleep solution that required no phone pairing and charging. We are able to do this with an embedded cellular data An interview with Mike Ruprich, Chief Executive Officer, President, Troxell Communications. ESD: Tell our readers about your company. What's your main line of business? MR: Troxell offers a full range of today's leading technology brands to accommodate varying education technology initiatives. But we don't stop there. Our dedicated account executives make it their business to understand what our customers' goals are, and then match solutions to their goals while keeping an eye on budget and schedules. We can also install and configure solutions to get learning initiatives up and running fast, and even provide professional training to ensure that teachers, students and staff get up to speed on their new solutions. We also offer a fully personalized White Glove service that can include everything from delivery and unpacking to software updates, installation and asset management. Continued on Page 21 Continued on Page 21 MEANINGFUL ASSESSMENTS, DATA RIGHT FROM YOUR GRADEBOOK EMFIT ANNOUNCES EMFIT QS SLEEP TRACKER WITH EMBEDDED CELLULAR DATA CONNECTIVITY TROXELL: EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY, COLLABORATIVE SOLUTIONS Continued on Page 21 Continued on Page 6

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