PORTLAND, Ore., & LANGENTHAL, Switzerland – May 22, 2007 – When school districts, such as Indianapolis Public Schools and Florida?s Brevard County Schools, are looking for ways to help teachers integrate technology into teaching, they are increasingly turning to classroom management software and are choosing Vision® from GenevaLogic because it is the easiest to use and most effective tool.
In fact, GenevaLogic is seeing rapid growth in the adoption of its classroom management software. In just the first quarter of 2007, the company?s U.S. sales increased by more than 50 percent over 2006.
"At GenevaLogic, we are committed to providing schools with comprehensive, easy-to-use and innovative classroom management software solutions so their teachers can use technology to improve student learning," said Kirk Greiner, chief executive officer, GenevaLogic. "The growth that we are seeing in the adoption of our solutions is further evidence that Vision is the leading classroom management software in the United States and many international markets as well."
For example, Indianapolis Public Schools, which serves more than 36,000 students in 80 schools, is in the process of standardizing on Vision . To do this, the district is purchasing Vision School Kits, an innovative purchasing option that allows districts to easily and cost-effectively offer their schools the classroom management software that best meets their needs. With the Vision School Kit, an entire school is equipped to manage classroom computer activity, guide student learning on computers and teach effectively with technology. The Vision School Kit includes school-wide licenses for Vision6; App-Control; Surf?Lock2; and Pointer? as well as the new Vision Teach-Pads , which puts the software?s most frequently used capabilities at a teacher?s fingertips. Online teacher training courses are also included with this package.
A district committed to using technology to enhance education, Indianapolis Public Schools has each classroom wired for Internet access.
"Our district wants to ensure that educators have access to the resources and support they need to offer students the kinds of learning experiences that will prepare them for today?s global digital environment," said Jeff McMahon, academic technology officer. "With GenevaLogic?s classroom management software, we are maximizing our investment in hardware, software and Internet access, by putting a powerful tool for using technology to engage students in learning in our teachers? hands."
Other districts are choosing GenevaLogic?s classroom management software to support particular instructional programs. After using Vision in a number of classrooms, Brevard County School District in Florida, one of the 50 largest U.S. school districts, recently purchased site licenses to extend the use of Vision, Surf-Lock and App-Control to 10 of its high schools with career and technical education programs.
At the core of GenevaLogic?s classroom management solution is Vision6, the newest version of GenevaLogic?s easy-to-use classroom management software that allows teachers to manage, control and optimize the use of technology to support instruction. First launched in 1996, Vision is currently used in more than 50,000 classrooms worldwide.
Vision6 is enhanced by App-Control, Surf?Lock2 and other plug-ins that extend its functionality to meet each school?s unique needs. App-Control allows teachers to keep the whole class learning together by remotely launching applications, sharing documents and managing access to applications on all student computers. Using Surf?Lock2, teachers turn browsing on or off from their computer with a single click, allow students access only to selected Web sites that support instruction, and stop or limit Web browsing instantly for a single student or the entire class.
Complete information about GenevaLogic?s classroom management software solutions and purchasing options is available at www.GenevaLogic.com or by calling 866-725-7833.
GenevaLogic (www.GenevaLogic.com) has one passion: enabling educators to manage, control and optimize the use of technology to support teaching and learning. Founded in 1996, with headquarters in Langenthal, Switzerland, and Portland, Ore., the privately held company is an international leader in active teaching systems whose Vision classroom management software is used in more than 50,000 classrooms worldwide. The company?s education software solutions – Vision, App-Control, Surf-Lock, Pointer, Plan-It, Protect-On, Print-Limit? and Print-Limit Pro – allow schools, universities and training centers to get more learning value from their technology investments. For more information, visit www.GenevaLogic.com .