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Press Release: EduTone Announces BIG FUN Education Joins the Single Sign-On Marketplace

EduTone Single Sign-On Marketplace part of Intel Education is Coming Soon

Alameda, CA – March 20, 2014. EduTone Corporation announced today that BIG FUN Education has joined the EduTone Single Sign-On (SSO) Marketplace part of Intel Education which is an on-demand catalog of cloud-hosted, third party try and buy services for the K-12 education market segment. BIG Plays are adaptations of classic plays in app form, featuring a radio-play production that students hear while following the script. Among other features are pop-up vocabulary, acting exercises, comparisons with the original classic, and original related nonfiction, which, along with the adaptations’ ease of reading level, make BIG Plays an immersive learning environment.

“We are excited that BIG FUN Education is offering BIG Plays in the EduTone SSO Marketplace part of Intel Education,” said Julian Mobbs, CEO of EduTone. “Immersive learning environments are playing an increasing role in education, with innovations like BIG Plays leading the way,” continued Julian.
“Everyone loves a story and loves to talk: classic plays are great stories told as a conversation. It’s important to know and study the best stories from every time and place — that’s how we learn that we are all human, and that’s how we get inspired to tell our own stories,” explained Annabelle Howard, Co-Founder of BIG FUN Education. “I started as a teacher more than 30 years ago and have taught in England, France, and the US. I am thrilled to have this opportunity to be a partner in the EduTone SSO Marketplace part of Intel Education and bring BIG Plays to children everywhere,” continued Annabelle.

The EduTone SSO Marketplace part of Intel Education is coming soon and will be accessible through the EduTone SSO Passport which enables distribution partners to offer school customers the ability to immediately provision any best of breed, web-enabled content or software services to their teachers and students from an on-demand catalog.

About EduTone Corporation
EduTone provides cutting edge, cloud-based, device and platform agnostic services specifically designed for today’s K-20 institutions. EduTone Xchange™, its multiple award-winning, fully-integrated, customisable, end-to-end services delivery platform provides educational institutions with secure Single Sign-On, automated role/policy-based provisioning and identity management for all web-enabled applications, content and communities. The Edutone SSO Marketplace Part of Intel Education, is a one-stop shop for on-demand marketing and distribution of learning resources including Web Apps, Mobile Apps, Online Courses and downloadable Digital Assets.

EduTone Corporation is a privately held corporation headquartered in Alameda, California. For more information, go to: http://www.edutone.com

About BIG FUN Education
BIG FUN Education co-founder and BIG Plays author Annabelle Howard is British and has taught in England, France, and the United States. Co-founder Forrest Stone was the executive editor of Weekly Reader, creator of Scholastic’s Storyworks Magazine, and for 25 years a playwriting instructor at Yale. BIG FUN Education started when Annabelle and Forrest adapted 28 classics of dramatic literature and published them on paper, with a board game, 25 years ago. They started a nonprofit arm of BIG FUN Education in 2011, which has had grants from People’s United Community Foundation, the Dewing Foundation, and the Dudley T. Dougherty Foundation to conduct educational research, to work with schools, to analyze the Common Core, and to reach out through social media to build a community of educators. These efforts help ensure that Annabelle and Forrest’s learning tools are practical for today’s teachers and administrators. For more information visit: www.bigfuneducation.org

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