COLUMBIA, Md.–June 19, 2007 – Interwrite Learning and LearnStar, Inc. announced today the compatibility of Interwrite´s PRS RF handsets with LearnStar´s SmartTRAX software and state-aligned question bank. The partnership provides a very affordable response system option for LearnStar´s customers and adds the exciting and engaging format of SmartTRAX competition-style instructional activities to Interwrite´s suite of interactive classroom solutions.
"The Interwrite PRS classroom response system is one of the most widely used and affordable radio frequency solutions available in the K-12 market," said David Camp, president of LearnStar. "We are excited about the options and flexibility this collaboration offers for both our customers and Interwrite Learning´s, and we look forward to expanding the accessibility for students to our proven instruction and assessment solution."
New and existing LearnStar customers using the SmartTRAX release can simply add a plug-in utility at each teacher´s workstation to enable the SmartTRAX software to communicate with Interwrite PRS RF handsets. Interwrite customers will be able to add standards-based, highly engaging and exciting assessment activities to their Interwrite PRS assessment system. The classroom environment can become even more dynamic with the addition of Interwrite Boards, Pads and Panels to create a complete interactive instruction and assessment system.
"The SmartTRAX assessment content is a perfect compliment to the Interwrite PRS system," said Steve Kaye, co-president and chief operating officer of Interwrite Learning. "SmartTRAX content takes full advantage of the many features of the Interwrite PRS system including offering a wide variety of questions types that cover the full range of subject areas and grade levels. Districts will now have a complete, affordable and scalable assessment solution built on classroom proven products."
LearnStar and Interwrite Learning will be conducting a demonstration of its assessment solution at NECC Booth 2034 from June 25-27th.
About Interwrite Learning
Interwrite Learning is a premier global provider of interactive learning solutions for primary, secondary and higher education markets. Interactive solutions, including the Interwrite Board, Pad and Panel all come with Interwrite Workspace, a next generation educational software application for creating, teaching and assessing student performance using digital content. Interwrite PRS, available in infrared, radio-frequency and "virtual" software configurations, is a powerful student response system that combines interaction and assessment to enhance classroom productivity and improve student results. Interwrite Learning has a rich 32-year history of delivering interactive solutions that are changing how the world learns. To learn more about Interwrite Learning´s Interactive Classroom solutions, please visit http://www.interwritelearning.com.
About LearnStar, Inc.
LearnStar, Inc. is an innovative publisher of interactive educational software for the K-12 school market. Designated as a Media & Methods 2005 and 2004 Portfolio Award Winner, a 2004, 2005 and 2007 Codie Awards finalist, and a Technology & Learning Awards of Excellence 2003 winner, LearnStar´s system is an interactive software solution designed to enhance learning and provide instant assessment. Including approximately 30,000 question items, LearnStar´s technology is platform independent and can be successfully implemented on a school´s existing technology. Its software has a proven track record for increasing test scores, improving knowledge retention and motivating students. LearnStar makes learning fun! For more information about LearnStar and its latest release SmartTRAX, visit http://www.learnstar.com.