EduTone Single Sign-On Marketplace part of Intel Education is Coming Soon
Alameda, CA – April 7, 2014. EduTone Corporation announced today that Lesson Planet 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. Lesson Planet offers PreK-12 educators mobile-friendly online curriculum search, with credentialed teacher reviews and links to open educational resources. On-demand professional development videos provide step-by-step instruction on edtech tools most relevant to today’s classroom, with custom onsite PD programs and teacher-trainer mentoring for schools and districts. Spring 2014 sees the launch of Lesson Planet Community, a free teacher discussion forum.
“We are excited that Lesson Planet has joined the EduTone SSO Marketplace part of Intel Education,” said Terry Smithson, Senior Vice President of EduTone. “Lesson Planet not only provides a great solution to help teachers in the classroom, but in their careers by providing great professional development as well,” continued Terry. Jim Hurley, Lesson Planet Founder and CEO points out, “This is the perfect time for us to join EduTone SSO Marketplace part of Intel Education. With our mobile friendly site redesign, faster, easier search, teacher reviews of thousands of Common Core resources, our new community forum, and expanded Member support, teachers can benefit more than ever from our tools and services. The marketplace is an ideal way to bring these useful tools to as many busy teachers as possible.”
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 Lesson Planet
Founded by educators in 1999, Lesson Planet (www.lessonplanet.com) boasts more than 20 credentialed teachers, administrators, instructional technology specialists, and curriculum designers on staff. Nearly all the rest of the company has extensive family connections to education. With recent precipitous declines in brick-and-mortar curriculum support, Lesson Planet fills the gap as a virtual curriculum department providing award-winning online search tools to help PreK-12 educators find credentialed teacher reviews and links to online lesson planning resources, searchable by grade, subject, and Common Core and state standards. Teacher curriculum search specialists provide one-on-one planning support through Member Services. Educational technology professional development includes teacher-friendly, step-by-step, on-demand instructional video courses, and spirited, accessible weekly tips for classroom apps. Through Lesson Planet School Edition, custom, onsite PD programs and teacher leadership mentoring are available to schools and districts. Spring 2014 sees the launch of Lesson Planet Community, a free discussion forum for teachers.