JAMF Software helps schools leverage the power of Apple devices

The Casper Suite simplifies the life of system administrators with a comprehensive platform to manage Mac OS X computers and iOS devices such as the iPad. The Casper Suite is a powerful framework around which your IT ecosystem can be unified and extended to manage both Mac OS X and iOS devices from a single console.

At JAMF Software, we believe in the benefits that Macs and iOS devices can bring to education. We also think that educators and students using Macs and iOS devices deserve the first class technical support made possible by the Casper Suite. That’s why we do everything we can to provide a solution designed for the Apple platform and scaled for large school systems, at a price that is affordable.

We offer significant purchasing discounts to education organizations. The Casper Suite is licensed per managed Mac or iOS device, with a 100% discount off the license cost for both higher education and K-12 education. Education organizations pay only the per-seat Annual Maintenance costs, with discounts available for volume purchases. Additionally, every new sale of the Casper Suite is accompanied by a JumpStart, a two day on-site visit with a JAMF Software Professional Services Engineer, designed to install the software and provide guidance and training to help your IT staff integrate the suite into your environment.

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MimioStudio 9 Licensing Opens Up the Mimio Educational Software for Use on Any Interactive Display Device; Makes Interactive Teaching Easier for Teachers and More Engaging for Students Extensive Licenses Allow for Streamlined Teacher Training and Use of Lesson Materials

– Mimio, a global leader in interactive teaching technologies, has created new licensing that substantially expands the number and type of devices with which students and teachers can use the award-winning MimioStudio™ 9 classroom software for interactive teaching and learning. Educators can use the software to deliver lessons via MimioTeach™ interactive whiteboards as well as via third-party interactive whiteboards and projectors. The license also grants the use of MimioStudio software on all the computers within a selected computer lab, classroom, school, or district.

The license included with Mimio hardware purchase now allows MimioStudio software to be used on all computers in a classroom. When MimioStudio software is purchased separately, customers can opt for licensing at one of three levels: classroom, site, or district.
The MimioStudio Classroom License permits educators to install the software on multiple computers within a single room and use it with a single interactive display device. The MimioStudio Site License allows for the software to be used with all computers and any display device within one school building. The MimioStudio District License allows for use with all computers and display devices in different schools. Every licensing level allows for the use of MimioStudio software on teacher and student home computers.
“Our new licensing platform brings a new level of simplicity to interactive teaching,” says Manny Perez, general manager, Mimio. “MimioStudio can serve as a single software interface for all the existing interactive hardware purchases and course materials in a school or district. That means teachers only have to learn to use one software product, so they spend much less time training on software and more time using it for actual lessons and instruction.”
In addition to unrestricted use with various interactive whiteboards, MimioStudio software lets teachers import files from existing course materials saved in Common File Formats (*.iwb). Users can also export JPEG and PDF files, plus files in common file formats. The extensive file compatibility enables teachers to share, adapt, and re-use teaching materials between different whiteboards, computers, and school buildings, depending on the license. For additional peer-to-peer guidance and support, teachers can also access the MimioConnect® interactive teaching community online at mimioconnect.com, where they can get direct, relevant answers to specific questions about Mimio products as well as share interactive content and lesson plans.
MimioStudio software can be installed on any computer with a Mac, Microsoft® Windows, or Linux® operating system. Technical staff may install a licensed copy of MimioStudio software on multiple computers from a single server, which also simplifies maintenance and updates.
The classroom license is available to educators in the United States for $400, while the site license is $3,600. The cost of district licenses varies according to the number of schools within the district. Mimio also offers free updates to MimioStudio software and content for a full year with its new licensing platform.
About Mimio
Mimio is a global leader in interactive teaching technologies that offer a better way to learn and an empowering way to teach. As part of Newell Rubbermaid’s global portfolio of leading brands, Mimio designs innovative, affordable educational technologies and solutions to increase effectiveness and engagement in K-12 classrooms.
For more information, visit mimio.com. Follow Mimio on Twitter @MimioTechnology and “Like” us on our Facebook page: DYMO.Mimio.
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Ithaca College to Enhance Learning with New Technology

Higher Education Institution Selects Turning Technologies
as Campus-Wide Clicker Provider

Youngstown, OH – Turning Technologies, the leading provider of student response solutions, adds Ithaca College to its list of institutions to standardize support around the company’s student response solutions. After the completion of an independent evaluation period of Turning’s polling solution and a competing solution, Ithaca College has selected the ResponseCard® NXT as the centrally supported clicker device.

The ResponseCard NXT is Turning Technologies’ newest student clicker and provides cell phone style text entry for short answer and essay questions. Combined with TurningPoint® polling software, instructors can poll within PowerPoint®, over any application, and administer self-paced testing for individual summative assessment.

In order to provide campus-wide autonomy to its student population of over 6,500, Ithaca College has standardized on a reliable and flexible technology that can be supported and represented universally. The institution’s evaluation committee had several metrics in mind when piloting the clickers. However, Turning Technologies’ product offering of both a PowerPoint add-in as well as “standalone” polling option was the deciding factor in the committee’s decision.

“It’s great to hear of our new relationship with Ithaca College. Being able to provide our technology to the future students of Ithaca College is yet another step in creating dynamic learning environments that support student performance and positively impact student retention,” said Dr. Tina Rooks, Turning Technologies’ Vice President & Chief Instructional Officer.

Marilyn Dispensa, Instructional Technology Coordinator – ITS said, “We believe that integration with Sakai and better hardware performance will improve the experience using clickers for both the faculty and the students.”

Turning Technologies readily elicits customer feedback and takes it into consideration during the development process, creating assessment delivery and data collection solutions specifically designed with users in mind. The company remains the industry leader in higher education with more than 2,300 U.S. colleges and universities using Turning Technologies’ clicker solutions. Additional growth is expected in 2012, predominately during the fall semester with ongoing pilots and standardizations.

About Turning Technologies:
Turning Technologies creates leading assessment delivery and data collection solutions for learning environments. Founded in 2002, the company began with the development of response technology that was affordable, user-friendly and better documented so that users could easily grasp its benefits. Today, more than four million ResponseCard clickers have been delivered to K-12 schools, universities and businesses worldwide. Turning has expanded its portfolio of products to include data collection systems that securely transfer digital data for various assessment, testing and certification programs. Based in Youngstown, OH, information on Turning Technologies’ solutions can be found at www.TurningTechnologies.com.

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Educator Studies Use of Apps with Curriculum

Hot Springs Village, AR – A case study by a teacher who develops educational apps and curriculum has revealed that using apps in the classroom assists with teaching Common Core State Standards.
Cyndie Sebourn, a Hot Springs Village resident and National Board Certified Teacher, recently conducted a study using language arts, social studies, and science lesson plans that she designed to pair with “Treasure Kai and the Lost Gold of Shark Island,” a book app written by Karen Robertson.
Sebourn’s lesson plans, called “Smarty Activities,” were used in Ms. Wainscott’s third-grade class at Jessieville Elementary School. The activities were aligned with Common Core State Standards.
“Technology changes the way that teachers teach,” said Sebourn, who has had 25 years of teaching experience. “There is also a need for apps in the classroom to facilitate curriculum in project-based learning, an emerging trend in classrooms. Project-based learning involves students completing a project by using teamwork and technology. It is a captivating way to prepare students for the future.”
Other findings:
– Common Core State Standards keep students on a level playing field nationally and narrow the gaps.
– Apps should be highly interactive and cover a variety of subjects.
– Students should use technology in the classroom daily because students are more engaged through visual and auditory activities versus pencil and paper activities.
‘“Treasure Kai and the Lost Gold of Shark Island” is highly interactive, with engaging text and rhyme scheme,’ Sebourn said.
A Language Arts educator and children’s educational app developer herself, Sebourn’s objective in the ongoing case study is to examine the effectiveness of custom-designed curriculum for children’s apps.
Sebourn is a forerunner in the area of curriculum developer for apps. “The inclusion of apps in the classroom has been an empowering tool for educators; however, apps alone are not enough. Educators need curriculum to parallel with the apps, and for many educators, this curriculum being aligned with Common Core State Standards is an asset,” she said.
The second part of the case study will use Melissa Northway’s app, “Penelope the Purple Pirate.” A third case study will pair curriculum with Julie Landry Laviolette’s app, “Brush of Truth,” in a classroom in the early fall.
Case Study Part 1 can be viewed at Sebourn’s website: http://sascynpublishing.com/case-studies/case-study-part-1/ .
Sebourn is retired from Jessieville High School. She is founder of Sascyn Publishing, Inc., which will release its first educational app, “Smarty Britches: Nouns” this summer.

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New Data from StudyBlue Reveals Shift Toward Mobile Studying

Students log 10-fold increase in study minutes on mobile devices over the past year

MADISON, Wis. (June 25, 2012) – Just as we manage music on our computers and listen to it on an iPod, students organize their class material on laptops and study it on a smartphone. And they’re doing it more often – a new analysis of usage data from mobile study service StudyBlue indicates that mobile studying among high school and college students grew significantly during the first half of 2012.

“Students use smartphones for entertainment-focused activities such as social networking, gaming and music all the time,” said Becky Splitt, StudyBlue CEO. “But these numbers demonstrate that students are adapting their study habits to increasingly mobile lifestyles because of the benefits associated with mobile studying.”

The data shows a 10-fold increase in study minutes from mobile devices over the past year, and StudyBlue mobile users are twice as likely to study as their web-only counterparts. More than 70 percent of mobile studiers utilize features such as flashcard flipping and quizzing, while just 30 percent of web users access these tools. Web-only users are more likely to limit their usage to browsing and reviewing study material online.

“It is not surprising that mobile studying continues to gain momentum. Students are simply mimicking how they manage their music libraries in how they approach studying,” said Splitt. “Students are organizing and managing their content on computers and then accessing and consuming it through the cloud with their mobile phones and tablets. This shift is driven by both convenience and efficacy.”

StudyBlue offers both native iPhone® and Android™ mobile apps. Students create and study flashcards on their smartphones with the free apps, which offer the ability to add photos, as well as text to speech directly into flashcards.

“The StudyBlue app makes studying on-the-go convenient,” said Amber Calabro, a student from New York. “I’m sure other students can relate to having busy schedules, and sometimes you need to study wherever you can – whether it’s at the gym, waiting in line or on the bus.”

Data was mined from student study activity across the company’s database of more than 60 million study materials during the spring 2012 semester. Comparison is based on studying data from students who used the StudyBlue Android and iOS apps on their smartphones versus students who used only the StudyBlue website.

About StudyBlue
StudyBlue delivers the mobile study service that helps students learn the stuff their teachers teach, for free. StudyBlue provides a Digital Backpack for students to store, study, share, compare and ultimately master course material – working alone or together. Flashcards with images and audio, cloud storage for notes, personalized practice quizzes and crowdsourced study guides are among the tools offered. For more information, visit www.studyblue.com.

Media Contacts
• Jenny Bradley, StudyBlue, 608-441-1149, jenny@studyblue.com

• Emily Embury, C. Blohm & Associates, 608-216-7300 x19, emily@cblohm.com

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TULSA LIGHTHOUSE CHARTER SCHOOL HOSTS DAY OF SERVICE TO PREPARE FOR GRAND OPENING

TULSA LIGHTHOUSE CHARTER SCHOOL HOSTS DAY OF SERVICE TO PREPARE FOR GRAND OPENING
Tulsa, Oklahoma, June 25 – Tulsa’s newest school, Tulsa Lighthouse Charter School (TLCS), will host a Day of Service July 14 at the former Greeley Elementary School. Community volunteers and organizations will contribute time and resources to clean, paint, and landscape the building and grounds in preparation for TLCS’ grand opening on August 11th.

TLCS will serve 280 students in grades Pre-K – 4th grade as the first Lighthouse Academies Charter School in Oklahoma. Volunteers on July 14 will prepare the building for students to start school in August by painting classrooms and hallways, cleaning lockers and floors, and adding some landscaping to the school grounds.

Founding Principal, Jamila MacArthur, is looking forward to starting a partnership with the neighborhood for this Day of Service. “Tulsa Lighthouse Charter School is the community’s school. We are excited to work together with our parents, families, and the community to beautify our campus for each and every one of our scholars.”

Regional Vice President David Burks adds, “We’re looking forward to having so many members of this community come together to create a brighter tomorrow for Tulsa’s children. Be a part of the educational revolution right here in Tulsa.” If you are interested in participating in TLCS’ Day of Service, please call us at 918.231.4212 or email us at info-TLCS@lighthouse-academies.org.

Tulsa Lighthouse Charter School is a part of the Lighthouse Academies, a national nonprofit network of charter schools. Our schools provide opportunities for children to discover, achieve, and prepare for success in college, incorporating an arts-infused philosophy. We develop children’s critical decision-making skills to prepare them for success in life. We work relentlessly to achieve these outcomes through a self-sustaining financial model to transform children’s futures. For more information, please visit our website at www.lighthouse-academies.org or call 800.901.6943.

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Build Large-Scale, Highly-Functional Video Walls with Portwell’s New Mura-Powered Controller System

Portwell M9020B video wall controller validated with up to 10 Matrox Mura MPX boards to support up to 40 1080p HD inputs and 40 1080p HD outputs from a single system

Montreal, Canada, June 28, 2012 — Matrox Graphics Inc. today announced a partnership with American Portwell Technology Inc., a world-leading innovator in the embedded computing market, to launch the new Portwell M9020B 4U rackmount system for large-scale, highly-functional video walls. The Portwell M9020B has been jointly validated for use with up to 10 Matrox Mura™ MPX input/output display wall controller boards to support up to 40 full 1080p HD inputs and up to 40 full 1080p HD outputs from a single system. The Portwell system conveniently enables OEMs and system builders to create high-density video wall solutions for various markets including digital signage, mission critical control rooms, security & surveillance, and large public venues.

Using Matrox Mura video capture and display technology, the Portwell M9020B 4U rackmount system facilitates powerful, large-scale video wall designs. The system features a 10-slot, PCI Express® Gen 2 x16 Portwell backplane to house the high-performance Mura MPX PCIe x16 Gen2 boards, with each leveraging 64 Gbit/sec duplex data transfer for uncompromising Full HD performance. Mura MPX display controller boards are multi-functional solutions capable of capturing, scaling, positioning, and displaying a variety of input sources—including High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)-compliant devices1—across an array of monitors, projectors, cubes, or tiles. The new Portwell system can also host other Mura solutions such as the Mura MPX-SDI video input/output board, and both the MPX-V16 and MPX-V8 analog capture SKUs, ensuring maximum I/O flexibility.

“American Portwell Technology is excited to partner with Matrox on developing the Portwell M9020B 4U rackmount video wall controller system,” said Jack Lam, Sr. Product Marketing Manager of American Portwell Technology, Inc. “Our customers will benefit from the Portwell M9020B 4U rackmount system’s outstanding performance in their high-end, greater-scale capture and display applications. Moreover, this integrated system solution will enable customers to speed up time-to-market by simplifying the implementation of their large-scale video display walls.”

“Matrox sees a tremendous amount of potential with Portwell’s latest video wall solution, as this provides OEMs and system integrators with a low-cost, high-performance value option to build truly amazing video wall systems,” says Helgi Sigurdsson, Product Manager, Matrox Graphics Inc. “Incorporating Matrox Mura technology promotes the delivery of visually appealing and highly functional installations that will readily meet any and all customer requirements.”

Availability
The Portwell M9020B video controller system is now available. For more information, contact American Portwell Technology.

About American Portwell Technology
American Portwell Technology, Inc., is a world-leading innovator in the embedded computing market and a Premier member of the Intel® Intelligent Systems Alliance. American Portwell Technology designs, manufactures and markets a complete range of PICMG computer boards, embedded computer boards and systems, rackmount systems and network appliances for both OEMs and ODMs. American Portwell is an ISO 9001:2008, ISO 13485:2003 and ISO 14001:2004 certified company. The company is located in Fremont, California. For more information about American Portwell’s extensive turnkey solutions and private-label branding service, call 1-877-APT-8899, email info@portwell.com or visit us at http://www.portwell.com.

For more information, contact info@portwell.com or visit http://portwell.com/matrox_display_wall.asp.

About Matrox Graphics Inc.
Matrox Graphics is a leading manufacturer of graphics solutions for professional markets. In-house design expertise, top-to-bottom manufacturing, and dedicated customer support make our solutions the premier choice in industries that require stable, high-reliability products. Founded in 1976, Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada, with representation and offices in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

For more information, visit www.matrox.com/graphics/portwell or contact graphics@matrox.com.

1Certain conditions apply. Contact Matrox to learn more about maximum scaling and cloning output capabilities and recommended connectivity with HDCP compliant displays.

Matrox and Matrox product names are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of Matrox Electronic Systems, Ltd. and/or Matrox Graphics Inc. in Canada and/or other countries.
All other company and product names are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of their respective owners.

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Three Rivers Systems users conference sees demos of new mobile, business analytics, cloud, enhanced UI

St. Louis — June 28, 2012 — Versatile mobile apps, powerful business analytics, worry-free cloud services and an enhanced user interface, including portals, were among several new items spotlighted at CAMS Connect 2012, Three Rivers Systems, Inc.’s annual conference here this month for users of CAMS® Enterprise.

An academic ERP solution for colleges and universities, CAMS Enterprise consolidates multiple stand-alone software including admissions, student information, financial aid, student services, fiscal management, fund-raising, document management, LMS, portals and more into one integrated, intelligent system.

Mobile access to institutional resources is essential for today’s students who expect to get information and services from anywhere on a wide variety of mobile devices.

Now with the CAMS® Mobile Portal they can do just that because students are able to interact with their institutions around the clock, accessing key services and information on mobile devices on the go, anytime and anywhere.

Today’s higher-education institutions have more data than ever, more decisions to make and the need to achieve maximum efficiency and productivity. CAMS® Enterprise Business Analytics delivers quick access to easy-to-understand information so administrators can keep the institution focused on student satisfaction and results.

Facing across the board cuts in operating revenues, many colleges are exploring the benefits of cloud computing. To meet this demand, Three Rivers Systems has launched CAMS ® Cloud, its software as a service solution. CAMS Cloud eliminates all the unnecessary expenses and worries of operating an IT infrastructure and frees up resources to deliver on the institution’s vision.

Safe and secure, the cloud delivers unprecedented computing power services over the Internet via shared resources just as a utility delivers power over the electricity grid.

Students, faculty and alumni today take for granted that college and university portals will share the look-and-feel of the most-popular commercial sites. CAMS Enterprise’s new enhanced user interface reflects the latest in Web 2.0 collaborative and shared applications for greater ease of use and user friendliness. Portals look modern and up-to-date with real-time data and the latest functionality.

Users can save settings to personalize pages while also showing widgets, social networking and other interactive screen elements like Facebook, Twitter, RSS feeds, email and more as part of their portal displays. CAMS Enterprise’s complete backend administration user interface also has a fresh new look, is customizable, more intuitive and easier to use.

About CAMS Enterprise
CAMS Enterprise’s disruptive technology makes it a fundamentally different academic ERP unlike all others that were designed for the past and are incapable of operating efficiently in the modern world. CAMS Enterprise is an easy-to-use and implement, totally integrated, Web-native management system with everything in one place — admissions; student information; financial aid; student services; fiscal management with HR and payroll; fund-raising; alumni relations; document management, learning management, a full suite of portals, and more for managing the entire student life cycle. With an out-of-the-box configuration and self-service customization, CAMS Enterprise removes all barriers to success seen with conventional systems. CAMS’ affordable licensing, off-the-shelf configuration and easy implementation translate into the lowest total cost of ownership of any academic ERP while yielding the quickest and highest ROI.

About Three Rivers Systems Inc.
Three Rivers Systems Inc. is the only privately held, independent, debt-free, one-stop company focused solely on high-quality academic ERP solutions exclusively for higher education. For more than 25 years from its St. Louis headquarters, the company is keenly focused on innovation and service to its worldwide customers. Always innovating, the company invests significant revenues back into product R&D to improve existing products while developing new ones so users always get the exact functionality, industry experience and accurate project management they need. Its business model and products are designed to ensure institutional effectiveness, more-efficient business processes, student success and satisfaction.

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Contact: Ron Kalb, Three Rivers Systems Inc., Director of Communications, 636-779-1518 (office), 702-498-8916 (cell), ronk@threerivers-cams.com http://tinyurl.com/CAMS-new

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North Carolina to use SAS EVAAS for K-12 in teacher, principal evaluations

North Carolina to use SAS® EVAAS® for K-12 in teacher, principal evaluations
Measuring student growth key to earning NCLB waiver

CARY, NC (June 28, 2012) –The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has chosen SAS to help measure students’ progress and the effectiveness of teachers, principals and schools. The state will use SAS Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS) for K-12 to measure student growth, one of several standards for evaluating many of the nearly 97,000 teachers and more than 5,300 school administrators in North Carolina.

Student progress indicates how much students learned over the school year, regardless of where they started. SAS EVAAS for K-12 measures progress using all relevant test scores. SAS was chosen following extensive research of eight different models.

“SAS Education Value-Added Assessment System collects student growth data that drives improvements in teaching and learning in North Carolina public schools,” said State Board of Education Chairman Bill Harrison. “This tool helps educators gauge student progress and identify students who are falling behind. It provides another resource for teachers and school leaders as they prepare students for success in college and careers.”

NC DPI will add the student growth standard to the five currently used to evaluate teachers and seven for principals. Public reports on all standards will be available at school and district levels. NC DPI will not report results for individual teachers, but teachers may access their own data to guide professional development.

SAS EVAAS for K-12, available in NC since 2001, became available to all the state’s public schools in 2006. State Superintendent June Atkinson spoke with many principals and superintendents that already use it extensively.

“SAS Education Value-Added Assessment System has provided valuable insight into students and teachers for many schools and districts,” said Atkinson. “It spotlights high performing teachers whose expertise can be shared and provides critical information for professional development discussions.”

SAS EVAAS for K-12 was an important part of North Carolina receiving a waiver for the No Child Left Behind Act, giving the state more control over standards, curriculum and spending. To receive a waiver, North Carolina showed independent progress in several areas, including using student test data to support accountability and inform personnel decisions. Tennessee, a longtime statewide user of SAS EVAAS for K-12, received one of the first waivers.

“Our schools need more flexibility to individualize instruction, focus on critical thinking skills and better prepare our students for today’s workforce,” said Atkinson.

SAS EVAAS for K-12 is used by hundreds of districts in more than 20 states, and its reliability has been independently confirmed by four separate US Department of Education Peer Review Committees and the US Government Accountability Office. NC DPI selected WestEd, a nonprofit education research and development agency, to evaluate the possible models and make a recommendation.

About SAS
SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps customers at more than 55,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®. SAS and all other SAS Institute Inc. product or service names are registered trademarks or trademarks of SAS Institute Inc. in the USA and other countries. ® indicates USA registration. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective companies. Copyright © 2012 SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved.

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Follett Software Forges Partnerships With Leading Content Providers

Company expands K12 classroom access to digital learning resources

MCHENRY, Ill., June 25, 2012 – Follett Software Company has announced a first round of partnerships with leading providers to sell reliable and relevant third-party digital content. Follett Software — part of the Follett School and Library Group (FSLG) that also includes Follett Library Resources, Follett Educational Services and Follett International – says the partnerships are reflective of a larger digitally focused initiative to strengthen the connection between the library and the K-12 classroom curriculum.

The third-party content is specially selected and provided by Follett to make districts’ digital library more robust, with information available from top providers across a multitude of subjects and specialized disciplines. The databases are now available for purchase for current Destiny and Aspen customers, and students and educators are offered an integrated search experience, maximizing content investments and promoting greater usage.

Follett Software’s initial five digital content partners are:

• Soundzabound – this digital content subscription provides students and staff access to royalty-free audio that meets all licensing requirements for grades K-12. Soundzabound royalty-free music is a copyright compliant solution for all multimedia uses that will guard against copyright infringement.

• CountryReports – this digital content subscription provides students and staff access to 35,000 pages of online content covering culture, countries, geography, social studies, history, the United States, and current events. Content is available in Spanish, French and German.

• A.D.A.M. Interactive Anatomy – these digital content subscriptions provide students and staff access to engaging interactive online resources for teaching and learning of: anatomy, physiology, clinical applications, allied health, and health education topics. A.D.A.M. solutions will greatly enhance any libraries’ databases of learning materials with interactive content, HD videos, animations, images, and quizzes.

• TeachingBooks.net – this digital content subscription provides students and staff with instructional materials that add a multimedia dimension to the reading experience. TeachingBooks’ online database is developed and maintained to include thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K-12 environment, with every resource selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities.

• ABC-CLIO – this digital content subscription provides students and staff access to online resources offering authoritative, continually up-to-date coverage of essential topics in U.S. history and government, world history, geography, and a range of multicultural and popular culture subjects.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with Follett Software,” said Harry Barfoot, vice president of sales and marketing for ABC-CLIO. “Both Follett and ABC-CLIO are committed to inspire the next generation of learners. We have more than 55 years of history delivering deep, authoritative content in the social sciences. This can now be delivered, seamlessly, through advances in technology delivery, including through Follett’s integrated Destiny and Aspen solutions.”
Lisa Blakely, Follett Software product manager, said that more third-party content providers will be announced in the ensuing months, and added that a school district’s integration can range from authentication within Follett’s products to customized delivery of content within the company’s systems.

“Digital content solutions are critical tools for schools and districts that want to be at the forefront of digital learning, and our partnerships with leading content providers will help our customers make the most of their educational resource investment,” Blakely said. “We cut through the clutter and confusion surrounding digital content to provide only the best content from the top educational providers, and we continually review that content to ensure it remains reliable and relevant.”

For more information on:

• Follett Software’s Content Partners, visit www.follettsoftware.com/digital-content-partners.
• how to become a third-party digital content partner with Follett Software, visit www.follettsoftware.com/become-a-partner.
• Follett Software Company, visit www.FollettSoftware.com.

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About Follett Software Company | www.FollettSoftware.com
Follett Software Company is the integrated technology solution provider that more than half of America’s school districts trust to create a student-focused, digital learning environment. From discovering new ways to use emerging technologies to connecting students and teachers with the traditional and digital resources that support achievement, Follett helps educators and students navigate and collaborate in the digital world. Follett’s powerful solutions integrate the technology, data and content to support an active, engaging learning community for the 21st century. Follett Software Company is a subsidiary of Follett Corporation, a $2.7 billion, privately held company that provides products, services and solutions to the educational marketplace. Follett Corporation was founded in 1873 and has its headquarters in River Grove, Ill.

Media Contact:
Doug Thompson | Thompson Drake Public Relations
doug@thompsondrake.com | 541.322.9345 (office) | 541.419.4471 (cell)

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