As education buyers, you’re charged with spending thousands, even millions, of public dollars for sophisticated equipmentand in this era of accountability, the stakes have never been higher. To help you make these critical decisions, eSchool News has compiled the most comprehensive school technology purchasing guide ever assembledthe 2001 School Technology OneBook.
The 700+ pages of the OneBook contain thousands of listings you won’t find anywhere elsekey contacts, detailed vendor profiles, valuable grant programs, real-world case studies, and proven best practices, all designed to make your job easier. By following the leads contained in the OneBook, you’ll be able to make more informed purchasing decisions.
As a small sampling of the wealth of information this guide contains, we’ve culled 100 profiles of leading school technology companies from among the 3,500 software, hardware, and connectivity vendors listed in the OneBook. Our Buyer’s Guide 100 includes each company’s address, telephone and fax numbers, web and eMail addresses, products and/or services offered, and a narrative description of each company’s business.
More complete information about each companysuch as contact names, year established, number of employees, ownership, and revenuescan be found in the OneBook itself, which is available from the eSchool News web site.
AbleSoft’s Teacher’s Internet Tools 8550 Remington Avenue, Suite E
Pennsauken, NJ 08110
Primary Product or Service: Administrative software; Secondary Product or Service: Reference software
Based in Pennsauken, N.J., and Lancaster, Pa., AbleSoft Inc. publishes, markets, and distributes multimedia products for the whole family. Published under the benchmark labels of AbleSoft, APBA, and Rabbit Ears, these products include educational resources, top-quality children’s entertainment, and sports games.
Acer America Corp.
2641 Orchard Parkway
San Jose, CA 95134
Primary Product or Service: Microcomputers
325 Interlocken Parkway
Broomfield, CO 80021
Phone: 303-413-9697; Customer Service: 888-301-5132; Fax: 303-413-9802; Internet: www.achieve.com
Primary Product or Service: Internet service
Achieve.com is an interactive and educational web service that “brings families and schools together online.” The service’s channel-based design provides for securely communicating class and student specific information between teachers, parents, and their children.
Adobe Systems Inc.
345 Park Avenue
San Jose, CA 95110-2704
Phone: 408-536-6000; Toll-free Phone: 800-833-6687; Fax: 408-537-6000; Internet: www.adobe.com
Primary Product or Service: Software for layout, design, and file sharing
12304 Frisco Drive
Richmond, VA 23233
Phone: 804-360-0599; Toll-free Phone: 800-296-0599; Customer Service: 800-296-0599; Technical Support: 800-296-0599; Fax: 804-360-0499; E-mail: email@example.com
Primary Product or Service: Software
Automated tracking systems for visitors, volunteers, students, and staff. Help desk management and IEPs online.
9710 DeSoto Avenue
Chatsworth, CA 91311-4409
Primary Product or Service: multimedia products; Secondary Product or Service: streaming video
AIMS Multimedia is a leading publisher and distributor of educational and training multimedia programs for schools, hospitals, libraries, colleges and universities, businesses, law enforcement agencies, and health departments. Programs are available on video, CD, DVD and streaming video formats.
20400 Stevens Creek Boulevard
Cupertino, CA 95014
Phone: 408-252-9400; Toll-free Phone: 888-274-0680; Customer Service: 408-252-9400; Technical Support: 888-274-2720; Fax: 408-252-9409; Internet: www.alphasmart.com
Primary Product or Service: intelligent keyboard; Secondary Product or Service: Applets (solutions)
The AlphaSmart 3000 is a simple, affordable and portable computer companion that allows students to enter and edit text, then send to any computer for formatting or directly to a printer.
387 South 520 West
Lindon, UT 84042
Phone: 801-226-8500; Toll-free Phone: 888-252-5551; Technical Support: 801-226-8500; Fax: 801-226-8506; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Primary Product or Service: PC management and deployment solutions
America Online Inc.
22000 AOL Way
Dulles, VA 20166-9302
Primary Product or Service:
Internet content program
America Online offers schools a safe and easy internet content program, called AOL@School, at no cost.
Anchor Pad International
11105 Dana Circle
Cypress, CA 90630
Phone: 714-799-4071; Fax:
Primary Product or Service: Physical security systems for computers, peripherals, and educational equipment
Manufactures cost-effective physical security systems for computer peripherals and office, medical, and educational equipment.
APEX On-Line Learning
110-110th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
Primary Product or Service: Builds and
operates virtual schools
APEX builds and operates virtual schools. Partners with states and school districts to make quality education more accessible for their students and teachers. Provides online infrastructure, accredited courses, and support services to build and operate virtual high schools, online teacher development institutes, and online assessment and review tools.
2-5 Metropolitan Court
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Phone: 301-258-8390; Toll-free Phone: 800-544-4429; Customer Service: 800-544-4429; Technical Support: 800-624-4205; Fax: 301-948-5352; E-mail: email@example.com; Internet: ww.aws.com Primary Product or Service: School Weather Net; Secondary Product or Service: InstaSports
AWS provides networked local content and information that people can access any time, any place, and via almost every vehicle. A leader in innovative information for news, weather and sports, AWS creates quality products and services that meet our customers’ evolving needs in the technology age.
900 West Valley Road, Suite 1100
Wayne, PA 19087
Primary Product or Service: Educational internet products
Education internet site provides educators, students, and parents with applications, products, and services relating to content, curriculum, and community.
1899 L Street NW, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-463-4860; Internet: www.blackboard.com
Primary Product or Service: Web-based learning and instruction
Blackboard.com is a free service that enables educators to add an online component to their classes, or even host an entire course on the web site.
19332 Powder Hill Place
Poulsbo, WA 98370-7407
Primary Product or Service: Presentation products; Secondary Product or Service: Presentation services
Boxlight provides presentation solutions for trainers, educators, and professional speakers. Solutions include projector sales, national rental service, technical support, repair, presentation peripherals, creative presentation development and training.
310 South Michigan Avenue, Britannica Centre
Chicago, IL 60604
Toll-free Phone: 800-323-1229; Fax: 312-347-7966; Internet: www.britannica.com
Primary Product or Service: Search and directory service
A search and directory service that combines selected web sites and magazines and book citations with the complete, updated Encyclopaedia Britannica.
Broadband Networks Inc.
2820 East College Avenue, Suite B
State College, PA 16801-7548
Primary Product or Service: Design, installation and monitoring of high-bandwidth networks; Secondary Product or Service: Products for interactive video applications
Provides complete system solutions to a wide range of users, including education, government, medical, and business customers. Designs, installs and provides on-going monitoring of high-bandwidth networks. Markets products for interactive video applications such as distance learning and videoconferencing. PowerPlay™ is an H.323 IP solution for digital multimedia networking.
Canter & Associates Inc.
1553 Euclid Street
Santa Monica, CA 90407
Phone: 310-395-3221; Toll-free Phone: 800-254-9660; Internet: www.canter.com
Primary Product or Service: Self-guided multimedia video series for teachers
Produces a self-guided multimedia video series that enables teachers to enhance teaching and learning through the web.
150 Airport Road, Suite 1500 Lakewood, NJ 08701
Phone: 732-363-9300; Toll-free Phone: 800-852-2566; Fax: 732-363-9374; E-mail: marketing@ centuryltd.com; Internet: www.centuryltd.com
Primary Product or Service: K-12
Serves medium-to-large school districts throughout the United States and the Cayman Islands. Star_Base administration products for schools cover student management and business management for school districts.
Chancery Software Limited
3001 Wayburne Drive, Suite 275
Burnaby, BC V5G 4W1 CANADA
Primary Product or Service: Student information management systems
Chancery Software publishes student information management systems and develops
internet communities for districts, schools, and homes that empower parents to become much more involved in their child’s education.
Chariot Software Group
123 Camino De La Reina
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: 619-298-0202; Customer Service: 619-298-0202; Technical Support: 619-298-0202; Fax: 619-491-0021; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Primary Product or Service: Educational software
Develops testing and instructional management software solutions that combine the functionality of the desktop with the accessibility of the Internet. Also provides products and services to educators, textbook publishers, and other markets with distance learning needs.
8000 Marina Boulevard, 4th Floor
Brisbane, CA 94005
Toll-free Phone: 800-638-1639; Customer Service: 800-638-1639; E-mail: connect@ classroom.com; Internet: www.classroom.com
Primary Product or Service: Online curriculum materials (K-12); Secondary Product or Service: Online professional development (K-12)
Classroom Connect is an internet company that develops and markets web-based curriculum products and online professional development programs for the K-12 education community.
990 Grove Street
Evanston, IL 60201
Primary Product or Service: Language and literacy software, books, internet service, and staff development.
Provides language and literacy software, books, internet service, and staff development. Earobics software provides individualized and systematic phonemic awareness, auditory processing and phonic instruction. Earobics Educational Development Program for schools combines adaptive software, correlated books and tapes, group activities, and staff training to give teachers an easy way to integrate effective phonemic awareness instruction into their teaching day.
Compaq Computer Corp.
20555 State Highway 249
Houston, TX 77070-2698
Phone: 281-370-0670; Toll-free Phone: 800-88-TEACH; Fax: 281-514-1740; Internet: www.compaq.com/education
Primary Product or Service: Computers
Manufactures a full range of microcomputer products for education, including laptops, notebooks, and desktops.
9920 Pacific Heights Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92121
Provides curriculum, management, assessment, and professional development software, services, and support.
410 North 44th Street 600
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phone: 602-275-7700; Toll-free Phone: 800-227-1028; Fax: 602-275-1603; E-mail: email@example.com;
Primary Product or Service: Training content; Secondary Product or Service: Training technology
Recently acquired by ProsoftTraining.com, ComputerPREP offers education and certification courseware for Internet, networking, and Linux.
275 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Primary Product or Service: textbooks; Secondary Product or Service: training
Provider of software, programming, internet, and computer “how-to” training and reference books, CD-ROM, videos, and seminars. We boast 50 years in educational markets, beginning with business education, but having expanded into staff development, office technology, and cross-curriculum areas as well.
Dell Computer Corp.
One Dell Way
Round Rock, TX 78758-4063
Toll-free Phone: 877-499-3355; Customer Service: 888-560-8324; Technical Support: 888-560-8324; Fax: 888-820-7454; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Primary Product or Service: Computer hardware
Dell Computer Corporation is a leading direct computer systems company. Dell designs, manufactures, and customizes products and services to K-12 customer requirements, and offers extensive selection of software and peripherals. Additional information can be obtained at www.dell.com
Earthwalk Communications Inc.
10262 Battleview Parkway
Manassas, VA 20109
Phone: 703-393-1940; Toll-free Phone: 888-213-4900; Customer Service: 888-213-4900, ext. 233; Technical Support: 888-213-4900, ext. 229; Fax: 703-393-1730; E-mail: email@example.com; Internet: www.earthwalk.com
Primary Product or Service: Wireless mobile computer lab; Secondary Product or Service: Presentation PC/TV monitors
Earthwalk’s mission is to be the premier education technology provider. This involves delivering a total technology solution to schools. Incorporating wireless computers and associated hardware, software, and web-based training and curriculum to enable teachers and students to effectively use the internet and computers in the classroom.
Edmark Corp. (Now Part of the Riverdeep Family)
6727 185th Avenue NE
Redmond, WA 98052
Primary Product or Service: Education web portal; Secondary Product or Service: Multimedia educational software
Edmark, now part of the Riverdeep family, is a leading brand of children’s educational software. Combining new multimedia technologies with proven educational strategies, Edmark has created more than 50 high quality interactive titles that develop higher level learning and problem-solving skills while engaging children in the learning process.
Services Inc. (ECS)
8744 Main Street Suite 101
Woodstock, GA 30188
Primary Product or Service: custom software solutions; Secondary Product or Service: eGrant Manager and eD3
ECS Inc. is an Atlanta based software development and services company providing information management systems for the education, heathcare, financial, and telecommunications industries.
ePALS Classroom Exchange
70 Soundview Drive
Easton, CT 06612
Phone: 613-562-9847; Toll-free Phone: 888-770-3333; Customer Service: 888-770-3333; Technical Support:; Fax: 613-562-4768;
Primary Product or Service: Online collaborative tools; Secondary Product or Service: Free web-based eMail
ePALS Classroom Exchange, an online classroom community, is developed exclusively for the K-12 community. Delivers secure, teacher-monitored eMail, instant language translation, members-only chat, collaborative projects, lesson plans, and a database of more than 30,000 registered classrooms. Connects more than 2 million teachers and students worldwide.
615 Harrison St., Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: 415-593-2900; Toll-free Phone: 800-4-EPYLON; Customer Service: 415-593-2900; Technical Support:; Fax: 415-593-2929;
Primary Product or Service: Online purchasing systems
Epylon.com is a cost-free and easy-to-use purchasing system and e-commerce community for education and government professionals. It’s a one-stop destination for researching, comparing and purchasing products and services online. Epylon.com helps purchasing professionals save time and reduce their researching, bidding and buying costs.
100 Lakeside Drive, Suite 100
Horsham, PA 19044
Phone: 215-444-9300; Toll-free Phone: 877-969-7246; Fax: 215-444-9200; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Primary Product or Service: Online procurement service
eschoolmall.com provides tools, designed by educators, to help schools reduce paperwork and save staff time when purchasing goods and services. An electronic hub, eschoolmall.com optimizes a school’s purchasing process and reduces transaction costs.
(Now Part of the Learning
Network of Pearson plc)
20 Park Plaza, Suite 1420
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617-542-6500; Toll-free Phone: 888-881-3472; Customer Service: 800-927-6066; Technical Support: 800-498-3264; Fax: 617-542-6564; E-mail: businessdevelopment@ fen.com; Internet: www.fen.com
Primary Product or Service: Internet Services
FamilyEducation Network is the internet’s largest K-12 and parent network dedicated to children’s learning. FamilyEducation Network is comprised of familyeducation.com, teachervision.com, funbrain.com, infoplease.com, myschoolonline.com, and schoolcash.com
Follett Software Corp.
2233 West Street
River Grove, IL 60171-1895
Phone: 708-583-2000; Toll-free Phone: 800-621-4345; Fax: 708-452-9347; Internet: www.follett.com
Primary Product or Service: K-12 school library software
Creating a vital library-to-classroom link to improve student achievement, Follett Software helps K-12 libraries and districts turn each school into an information powerhouse. Weaving library resources into the curriculum with categories and links to K-12 appropriate web sites, Follett Software’s award-winning collection management and searching tools integrate internet solutions and data enhancement services to make practical use of technology.
Fortres Grand Corp.
P.O. Box 888
Plymouth, IN 46563
Primary Product or Service: Desktop security for personal computers
Provides desktop security solutions for personal computers, including products that block hard disk browsing, permit access only to specified web sites, reverse file or system changes made by malicious or inexperienced users, or prevent unwanted access to personal computer files while a user is connected to the internet.
4545 Towne Centre Court
San Diego, CA 92121
Primary Product or Service: Computers, peripherals and accessories; Secondary Product or Service: Software Computer hardware, software, accessories, and peripherals.
1080 North Delaware Avenue, 8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Phone: 215-922-0880; Toll-free Phone:
800-789-GVOX; Customer Service:
800-789-GVOX; Fax: 215-717-0254;
Primary Product or Service: Online music community; Secondary Product or Service: Music notation software
NotationStation.net is a music education portal on the internet. It enables teachers and students to create and compose music for free without having to purchase notation software.
3121 Swetzer Road, Suite A-C
Loomis, CA 95650
Phone: 916-660-9311; Fax: 916-791-2200;
Primary Product or Service: Used-computer sales
Provides a full range of used-computer equipment sales, management, outsourcing, and consulting.
300 North Beacon Street Boston, MA 02472
Primary Product or Service: Online community targeting high schools
HighWired.com is a high school-centric media network that provides easy-to-use, web-based tools for students, teachers, advisors, coaches, and alumni.
New Orchard Road
Armonk, NY 10504
Phone: 800-IBM-4YOU; Toll-free Phone: 800-IBM-4YOU; Internet: www.ibm.com/ solutions/education
Primary Product or Service: IT services; Secondary Product or Service: Hardware, software
Designs, manufactures and markets information technology solutions.
iMind Education Systems
104 Tiburon Boulevard
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Phone: 415-945-6240; Fax: 415-927-3867;
Primary Product or Service: Integrator and Tutor Pro
iMind education systems delivers instructional management tools, educational resources, student data, and online communications through a single, convenient access point.
361 Park Avenue
Glencoe, IL 60022
Phone: 847-835-1992; Toll-free Phone:
800-850-1777; Customer Service:
847-835-1992; Technical Support:
847-835-1992; Fax: 847-835-4926;
Primary Product or Service: GradeQuick grading and attendance software; Secondary Product or Service: Teacher productivity and connectivity tools
Provides grade book software. GradeQuick and our enterprise products are designed to be powerful, yet easy to use, with seamless integration to student information systems.
201 East Sandpointe
Santa Ana, CA 92707
Phone: 714-619-3900; Fax: 714-619-3999; Internet: www.kawama.com
Primary Product or Service: Education epurchasing resource
eProcurement solution that supports schools and districts and their purchasing groups by saving time and money on their purchasing transactions.
Keystone National High School
School House Station, 420 West 5th Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815-1564
Phone: 570-784-5220; Toll-free Phone:
800-255-4937; Fax: 570-784-2129;