TabPilot Comes Out of Beta with Free and Paid Versions, New Features

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DECEMBER, 2012
TabPilot Comes Out of Beta with Free and Paid Versions, New Features
Today, TabPilot Learning Systems officially launched version 1.0 of their classroom tablet management system after several months of beta testing. The company now offers a free version for managing a limited number of tablets in addition to their paid offering. The Launch & Lock tablet interface is now available in the Google Play store and schools can sign up for their free account on the company’s web site. A free 30-day trial of the full version is also available.
TabPilot Tablet Manager allows teachers to lock down a whole group of tablets by choosing the specific apps that students may access during class. Students are locked out of everything else. Each teacher in the school can have their own configuration that they apply to the tablet group before use in their class. The system also functions as an app distribution system with the ability to remotely install or remove apps from a group of devices wirelessly. The cloud-based system is managed through any standard web browser.
TabPilot 1.0 introduces a few features that were not found in beta, including the ability to track versions of each app and determine which tablets have out of date apps. The system can then be used to push updated versions to the tablets wirelessly. Administrators now have the ability to hide certain apps, such as system apps, from teacher views, as well as the ability to get a quick inventory of all apps on any specific device, or find a list of all devices with a specific app to check for license compliance.
TabPilot runs on a variety of Android-based tablets, including a low-cost TabPilot-branded device. The company offers loaner devices to school technology departments to use for evaluation purposes.
More information can be found on the company web site at www.TabPilot.com.

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Early Registration Deadline for CoSN 2013 Is Approaching

Early Registration Deadline for CoSN 2013 Is Approaching

Opening Plenary Among Key Sessions at Annual Conference to be Held
March 11-13, 2013, in San Diego, CA

Washington, DC (November 28, 2012) – The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) reminds you that early registration discounts for its 2013 Annual Conference end on Monday, December 17. Themed “Audacious Leadership,” the 2013 Conference will take place March 11-13, 2013, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel in San Diego, CA, and will feature interactive sessions and activities aimed at highlighting and inspiring impact-oriented visionary leadership in the 21st century learning environment. After December 17, regular registration rates take effect. Online registration will remain open until Thursday, February 21, 2013.

“The changing educational landscape requires ‘audacious’ and bold leaders who use technology to build innovative, transformative learning environments,” said Jean Tower, Committee Chair, CoSN 2013, and Director of Technology, Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough, MA. “The 2013 Annual Conference will serve as a platform to elevate this conversation by showcasing effective leaders who have turned their visions of 21st century education into realities.”

The Annual Conference’s main program will commence with the Opening Plenary on Tuesday, March 12. Featuring keynote remarks by Punya Mishra, Associate Professor of Education Technology at Michigan State University, and Lord David Puttnam, Chancellor of Open University, the 90-minute session will help to prepare the audience to effectively determine the steps necessary to re-imagine teaching and learning. Both speakers will also headline “Spotlight Sessions” later in the day. To learn more about Mishra and Puttnam, please visit: www.cosn.org/Keynotes2013.

Early registration discounts are available to members and non-members for individuals, groups and single day rates. For complete CoSN 2013 registration information, please visit: www.cosn.org/Registration2013.

For more CoSN 2013 information, including the new handy mobile app, please visit: www.cosn.org/Conference2013.

About the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)
CoSN is the premier professional association for school system technology leaders. The mission of CoSN is to empower educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning environments. Visit www.cosn.org or phone 866.267.8747 to find out more about CoSN’s Leadership Initiatives, annual conference and events, policy and advocacy, membership, and resources.

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What Works Clearinghouse Gives HELP Math the Highest Possible Rating

Study confirms statistically significant higher scores with Digital Direction’s research-based intervention

Carbondale, Colorado – 11/28/2012 – Digital Directions International is pleased to announce that the HELP Math Program, a web-based intervention designed to develop math proficiency and increase academic language mastery, has received the highest possible rating for a study demonstrating its effectiveness, as reviewed by the US Department of Education’s What Works Clearinghouse (WWC). HELP Math is aligned with the Common Core Standards, making it excellent preparation for the content knowledge assessed by PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers), SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium), or any other Common-Core-aligned state assessment.

The quality of evidence-based instruction, validated by well-implemented research studies, is critical to educators looking for resources that meet the requirements for rigor in the Common Core Standards. The study, Help with English Language Proficiency (HELP) Math Program – Evaluation of HELP Sheltered Instruction Multimedia Lessons, was conducted by Dr. Zung Vu Tran, Ph.D., who has worked extensively with the National Institutes of Health and other scientific and educational organizations.

According to the WWC, “…the study found, and the WWC confirmed, that students in the HELP© condition had scores that were statistically significantly higher than students in the comparison condition on the math achievement posttest,” and “the research described in the report on HELP Math meets WWC evidence standards without reservations.” The study showed a high effect size of 0.89.

“We’re pleased to see the results of the WWC’s review on the effectiveness of HELP Math,” said Dr. Barbara Freeman, COO of Digital Directions International and the creator of HELP Math. “This confirms what we know and what other studies have shown as well. We take pride in the fact that all of the strategies embedded in HELP Math are research-based and field-tested.”

A copy of the complete review can be viewed and downloaded here: http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/SingleStudyReview.aspx?sid=10021

About the HELP Math Program
HELP (Help for English Language Proficiency) MATH is a web-based math intervention designed to address the needs of both English Language and other struggling learners to reach proficiency. Developed according to Sheltered Instruction principles and aligned with the Common Core Standards, HELP Math is proven effective for students in grades 3-8 who need to develop the academic language and concepts in the math content area. HELP Math is the only multimedia, internet-delivered math program that embeds research-based principles found to be successful for ELL and special needs content area achievement. Visit www.helpprogram.net to learn more.

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Smarter Balanced Awards Reporting System Contract to Wireless Generation

(Brooklyn, New York, November 28, 2012) The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (Smarter Balanced) announced the award of a contract to Wireless Generation to develop an online, open source solution for reporting student results from its assessments.

A leader in providing digital assessment tools for teachers nationwide, Wireless Generation has an effective, decades-long track record of putting data into action. The Smarter Balanced reporting system will provide teachers, administrators, parents, and students with actionable information about student progress toward college and career readiness.

The reporting system to be developed by Wireless Generation for Smarter Balanced is an integral piece of establishing the Common Core Standards in thousands of schools in twenty-five states across the country. “This move to implement broadly shared, rigorous learning standards represents perhaps the most momentous change in American education we’ve seen in decades,” said Josh Reibel, Wireless Generation CEO. “We are proud to be an active participant shaping this new approach to teaching and learning.”

Wireless Generation—in collaboration with Educational Testing Service (ETS)—will develop the reporting system along with a broad range of stakeholders, including member states, K-12 educators, higher education faculty, parents, students, and partners. The design of the reporting system will be informed by stakeholder research and small- and large-scale user testing. In the summer of 2014, Wireless Generation will provide Smarter Balanced with a fully functional, open source reporting system for integration with the other assessment system technology components.

“Results from student assessments are most useful when they illustrate student progress and help inform instruction,” said Joe Willhoft, Ph.D., executive director of Smarter Balanced. “The Smarter Balanced assessment system will allow teachers and parents to see how students are progressing throughout their schooling, what skills they have mastered, and get access to additional tools to support their success.”

The reporting system will provide student-level results of the Smarter Balanced interim and summative assessments, as well as growth data showing whether students are on track to be college- and career-ready. Reports summarizing student achievement and growth at the classroom, school, district, and state levels will also be available to authorized users.

Explained Reibel, “This initiative is an opportunity for Wireless Generation to leverage its true core competency — making school data truly matter by helping educators, students and parents see the story it’s telling clearly, and then plan specific courses of action based on those data stories. We’re thrilled to be the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium’s partner of choice for this important work that will make a real and measurable difference in classrooms across the country.”

Smarter Balanced is developing a balanced system of assessments—with formative, interim, and summative components—that measure achievement and growth toward college and career readiness. The work of Smarter Balanced is guided by the belief that a high-quality assessment system can provide information and tools for teachers and schools to improve instruction and help students succeed—regardless of disability, language, or background.

Wireless Generation was awarded this contract following a competitive procurement process overseen by the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. An evaluation committee composed of representatives from Smarter Balanced Governing States reviewed and scored the proposals. More information on the Consortium’s procurement process—including the Reporting System RFP and Wireless Generation’s proposal—is available at: http://www.k12.wa.us/SMARTER/Jobs-Contracts.aspx.

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About Wireless Generation: A part of Amplify, Wireless Generation is dedicated to reimagining K – 12 education by creating digital products and services that empower teachers, students and parents in new ways. As the nation’s leading education innovator, Wireless Generation has pioneered the use of technology in the classroom to help educators use an increasing amount of relevant data to enhance teaching and learning. Our comprehensive set of products and services includes formative assessment, instruction and intervention, digital content, professional services, and custom software solutions. Wireless Generation’s products are used by more than 200,000 educators and 3 million children in schools and districts in all 50 states. More information is available at wirelessgeneration.com.

About Smarter Balanced: The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium brings together states to create a common, innovative assessment system for mathematics and English language arts/literacy that is aligned with the Common Core State Standards and helps prepare students for college and careers. The Consortium involves educators, researchers, policymakers, and community groups in a transparent and consensus-driven process to help all students thrive in a knowledge-driven global economy. The Consortium’s projects are funded through a four-year, $175 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, comprising 99 percent of activity resources, with the remaining support provided through generous contributions of charitable foundations. Membership is open to any interested U.S. state. For more information, please visit www.smarterbalanced.org.

About ETS: At ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. ETS serves individuals, educational institutions and government agencies by providing customized solutions for teacher certification, English language learning, and elementary, secondary and post-secondary education, as well as conducting education research, analysis and policy studies. Founded as a nonprofit in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually — including the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, the GRE® tests and The Praxis Series™ assessments — in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide. www.ets.org.

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NEWS: Innovation Incubator Award Winners Announced

SIIA Announces Innovation Incubator Award Winners

‘Most Innovative’ and ‘Most Likely to Succeed’ Innovations Recognized at Industry Event

Washington, D.C. (Nov. 28, 2012) – The Education Division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) showcased some of the leading growth companies in the education technology market and recognized the best among them as part of the Innovation Incubator program at the 12th annual Ed Tech Business Forum, held Nov. 26 and 27 at the McGraw Hill Conference Center in New York.

The award winners are:

  • Clever received top-votes as Most Innovative and Most Likely to Succeed
  • Mathalicious received first runner-up for Most Innovative and Most Likely to Succeed
  • Classroom, Inc. has the distinction of receiving the first-ever Educator’s Choice Award

“This year’s innovation incubator winners were incredibly creative and focused,” said Karen Billings, vice president for SIIA’s Education Division. “We are confident that all of the Innovation Incubator participants will make a positive, lasting impact on the ed tech industry.”

More than 75 applicants were assessed for the Innovation Incubator program on a broad range of criteria, including the education focus, end-user impact, market need for the innovation, representation of K-12/postsecondary market levels, and the level of originality and innovation. Twelve participants and one alternate were selected for the program, and six were elected as finalists in the program.

Other finalists include:

  1. C8Kids
  2. iPrompts
  3. LearnSprout
  4. mSchool

SIIA’s Innovation Incubator program identifies and supports entrepreneurs in their development and distribution of innovative learning technologies. The program began in 2006 and has provided incubation for dozens of successful products and companies in their efforts to improve education through the use of software, digital content and related technologies.

The Ed Tech Business Forum is the industry conference for the K-12 and postsecondary education technology marketplace. For more information regarding the event, visit www.siia.net/etbf

About SIIA
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to more than 500 leading software and information companies. The SIIA Education Division serves and represents more than 200 member companies that provide software, digital content and other technologies that address educational needs. The Division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities and critical market information. For more information, visit www.siia.net/education.

Media Contacts

• Laura Greenback, SIIA Communications, 410-533-1943, lgreenback@siia.net

• Saul Hafenbredl, C. Blohm & Associates, 608-216-7300 x25, saul@cblohm.com

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Schoolwires® Partners with Flipped Learning Network to Deliver Series of Informative Articles on Flipped Learning

State College, Pennsylvania, November 28, 2012 – Schoolwires is partnering with the Flipped Learning Network™ to deliver a series of content about implementing and supporting a flipped classroom. The first article, “How Administrators Can Support Flipped Learning”, is available now on the Schoolwires’ website.

The Flipped Learning Network is a leader in helping schools implement the flipped classroom model. Its mission is to provide educators with the knowledge, skills, and resources to successfully implement flipped learning. The organization has more than 10,000 members from around the world participating within its Community of Practice.

“Partnering with Schoolwires furthers our goals of promoting collaboration and distributing best and promising practices,” said Kari M. Arfstrom, Ph.D., Executive Director, Flipped Learning Network. “The company’s reputation as one of the best providers of educational technology solutions for K-12 made them a natural partner for this series of informational articles and webinars.”

Schoolwires provides Web-based solutions that not only support flipped learning, but are also designed to make it easier for teachers and administrators to implement this model of education. The tips for administrators was developed based on a webinar that Schoolwires hosted with Jonathan Bergmann and Brian E. Bennett, pioneers of the flipped classroom model and board members of the Flipped Learning Network. The suggestions for administrators include, “Give teachers time to adjust; roll out changes slowly and create an implementation plan”; and, “create open and collaborative learning spaces where kids can work together to solve problems using digital devices.”

“This content is important because it speaks directly to administrators,” said Chris Crawford, CEO, Schoolwires. “Flipped learning has been teacher-driven for about five years. Now, administrators want to become more informed so they can be supportive and promote this method of delivering student-centered learning. This article is just the first example of the valuable content that we will produce jointly with the Flipped Learning Network to inform educators and administrators.”

The first article was distributed Wednesday during the Association of Educational Service Agencies conference in Tampa, Florida.

About Schoolwires
Schoolwires, Inc. provides a suite of technology products and related services to more than 1,300 educational entities, including K-12 school districts and schools in the United States and China. The company’s technologies are designed to foster community, student, teacher and parent engagement in the classroom, locally and internationally. Its solutions include an integrated website and content management system, a safe social learning and networking system, and an enterprise technology platform. Schoolwires brings together a district’s essential technologies, information, and content to effectively engage the K-12 community in support of district and student success. The company currently serves an estimated 10 million users and has been recognized as one of the top privately held education companies for the sixth consecutive year by Inc magazine. Schoolwires was incorporated on April 5, 2000 and is headquartered in State College with offices in Beijing, China.
© 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.

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NAO, the Best Robot for Education

NAO, the Best Robot for Education

Last October, NAO was named the best robot for education as part of the “Robot Hall of Fame®” Competition organized by Carnegie Mellon.
(PARIS, November 22, 2012) ALDEBARAN Robotics, a global leader in humanoid robotics and academic partner of some of the most prestigious universities, schools, and laboratories, is proud to announce that NAO is the most widely used humanoid robot for learning STEM and is additionally open to extra-curricular activities in raising awareness of the sciences in museums, and more broadly, to core businesses of the future.
Two years following its introduction into STEM classes, the number of secondary-education institutions that have NAOs has exceeded 200 across the world.

NAO is an interactive, fully programmable humanoid robot which is being continuously developed and which meets the requirements of educational methods that are based on experimentation and analysis. From learning about robotics to the development of STEM skills, NAO has already proved itself in classes of all levels, and since August 2012, even as part of a summer school.
This was the case of the Connecticut Science Center which uses NAO in the framework of raising STEM awareness, by means of specialist workshops aimed at young people aged between 6 and 18 years old.
Its user-friendly programming environment favours learning about programming, in addition to the illustration of abstract concepts, mathematical theories, the principles of physics, electronics, or computing science.
Timothy Gifford, researcher at UConn, and CEO of Movia Robotics is a partner of the Connecticut Science Center. He is persuaded by NAO’s educational potential, and has therefore committed himself to promoting and encouraging an educational solution based on NAO. Along with parallel workshops dedicated to learning about STEM, NAO welcomes young visitors at the entrance to the museum, and which can also interact with them via a graphic interface specially designed for this purpose.
“NAO has been a great tool that supports our workshops. It is a fully realized and implemented robot that is ready to go right out of the box. Some students are more interested in applied robotics than in constructing a robot from a kit. NAO has provided us with an exciting tool to teach students robotics, to introduce robotics related concepts and show how robots can be applied in the real world,” explains Timothy Gifford.
ALDEBARAN Robotics Founder and Chairman Bruno Maisonnier says:”With NAO in the schools, students are faced with tangible applications in innovation. A humanoid robot is packed with the latest technology, bringing together the most avant-garde science and techniques. One just has to applaud this raising of awareness happening throughout the world.”
In a bid to energise science and technology curricula, and to better implement its teaching solution in the classroom, ALDEBARAN Robotics intends to provide teachers with content that is suitable to their course programme, starting next December. It will be a turnkey solution complete with a new product offer, the NAO Ankle Kit. This NAO sub-assembly will allow students to study and understand better how the world’s most used humanoid robot functions at both the mechanical and electronic levels.

About ALDEBARAN Robotics
Founded in July 2005 by Bruno Maisonnier and established in France, the United States and China, ALDEBARAN Robotics designs, produces and sells humanoid robots in order to contribute to Mankind’s well-being. There are currently over 3,000 units of the first NAO robot operating within laboratories and universities in over 70 countries worldwide, to serve research and teaching. ALDEBARAN Robotics has a team of 230 people – 40% of whom are engineers and doctors – involved in developing and producing its robots. http://www.aldebaran-robotics.com/en
To watch the video, please visit : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfuwSdoBgnk&list=UUggm3OyRRI_pF7zA4F4DynA&index=5&feature=plcp
To download pictures, please go to : http://www.aldebaran-robotics.com/fr/Presse/images-et-videos/NAO-robot.html

Media inquiries: Oana DORITA, +33-(0)1-17-77-37-97, odorita@aldebaran-robotics.com

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Pearson and Non-Profit Flipped Learning Network Partner as Momentum for New Classroom Model Grows Nationally

Students Study Lessons through Videos at Home; Schooltime Focuses on Interactive Collaboration with Teachers & Peers

November 28, 2012. Tampa, FL – At the Association of Educational Services Agencies’ (AESA) annual conference in Tampa, Pearson and the Flipped Learning Network today announced a joint venture to offer a comprehensive professional development course for the rapidly increasing number of educators looking to switch to the new “flipped learning” teaching model.

Flipped learning turns the school day around by having the teacher’s lecture delivered outside of the traditional classroom via video for students’ viewing on their own — at home or on-the-go. Class time is used for active problem solving by students and one-to-one or small group tutoring with the teacher. Students can watch the short lectures as many times as they wish to grasp the content and then come to class ready to jump into the lesson, answer questions, work on collaborative projects, and explore the content further.

Flipped Learning Network’s Executive Director Kari M. Arfstrom said, “Our partnership will allow us to bring together highly skilled trainers from both Pearson and the Flipped Learning Network to personalize professional development training for thousands of teachers so they can seamlessly make the transition to our flipped learning. Just as students have different learning styles, so do educators, and this blended learning course will address multiple methods of implementing flipped learning.”

Pearson Executive Vice President Stefan Kohler said, “The demand for Flipped Learning is really exploding in the US. Through the pioneering work of Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams, the Flipped Learning Network has developed a tremendously effective model and we have collaborated with them to create a professional development program that can be easily customized for teachers anywhere. We are committed to working side-by-side with teachers and districts that are embracing this non-traditional way of engaging our students.”

Educators are embracing this model in all grades and subjects. In a survey conducted in June, 2012 by the Flipped Learning Network in conjunction with ClassroomWindow, with nearly 500 flipped educators responding, 67% reported improvement of their students’ test scores and an 80% improvement of students’ attitudes toward learning. Additionally, 88% of teachers indicated “improved” job satisfaction, with 46% noting “significantly improved” job satisfaction. The average experience of flipped educators was seven years.

With sixteen hours of online and face-to-face learning, educators will experience flipped lectures and discover how best to implement into their own classroom styles. They will engage with their colleagues to learn more about flipped learning, how to create videos while working collaboratively with their peers, determine what is the best use of in-class time with students, and convert an existing lesson to the flipped learning model. Teachers in various grades and disciplines will work in teams to support each other, as well as hear from experts in the field. Course attendees will have deep discussions about and view actual classroom footage to see how experienced flipped educators are using this model in an inquiry-based or mastery-learning environment, or in a more traditional class setting. A personal learning work plan will be developed for each educator; working with a coach, each will receive individual and small group follow-up to ensure successful implementation.

Course participants will have access to a comprehensive video library and will be guided by Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams’s book Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day (ISTE/ASCD, 2012).

For more information, go to: www.pearsonschool.com/flippedlearning

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FSR Revolutionizes Wall Mounted Racks With Top Shelf

Woodland Park, NJ • FSR, manufacturer of audio and video switching, control products, and connectivity boxes, announces the launch of Top Shelf, a revolution in wall mounted equipment racks. Drawing on their extensive experience with UL Listed Ceiling Racks, FSR designed Top Shelf to provide an unobtrusive and secure enclosure for audio, video and network equipment. Top Shelf mounts to a wall close to the ceiling in locations without drop ceilings, or where space above the drop ceiling is limited.
Top Shelf holds up to 4 RU of equipment with multiple mounting locations for power as well as signal connections for easy installation. The unit’s steel frame ensures the equipment will be securely mounted; and a plastic cover allows wireless signals to pass in and out of the enclosure unobstructed. The cover can be painted to match the room décor, and the box can be mounted in the best location to ease wiring and visual impact.
“Top Shelf is the newest addition to our wall-mounted enclosure line of products,” says Jan Sandri, president, FSR. “With its unique ability to solve challenges many classrooms, boardrooms, schools, hospitals and more face with limited space, we are thrilled to bring this new solution to market. The unit’s ability to pack up to 4RU of AV equipment in a visually appealing housing make it a perfect fit for almost any AV environment.”
For further details contact FSR at (800) 332-3771 or via e-mail at sales@fsrinc.com.
About FSR
FSR, established in 1981, manufactures a wide variety of products for the audio / video, education, hospitality, government, and religious markets, including AV floor, wall, table, and ceiling connectivity boxes, as well as a full line of interfaces, distribution amplifiers, matrix switchers, seamless switchers and CAT-5 solutions.

FSR complies with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and is a woman owned business. FSR offers live 24/7 technical and sales support throughout the country from expertly trained technicians and sales representatives. For more information visit www.fsrinc.com.

FSR Contact: Jan Sandri
973-785-4347 • sales@fsrinc.com

Press Contact: Desert Moon Communications
Harriet Diener
845-512-8283 • harriet@desertmooncomm.com

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CaseCruzer Multiple iPad Charging Station Helps Educational Institutions with Inventory Control

iPad devices now being deployed to schools are at risk without reliable theft protection and multiple charging options. Always at the service of technology innovators and users, CaseCruzer has solved both needs with its new, easy-to-use 10 Pack iPad Charging Station.

The CaseCruzer Multiple iPad Charging Station is ideal for schools and information technology professionals using iPads. “As Apple continues to wow the world with amazing trend-setting products, we’re busy serving school teachers and IT departments who must convert their mobile learning devices from laptops to iPads. The brave, new direction for computing requires transport solutions that are both tough as nails and secure. And that’s our specialty,” says Tatiana Briceno, CaseCruzer marketing director.

The Multiple iPad Charging Station has a tough ultra strength copolymer plastic exterior designed to withstand harsh weather and the rigors of the road. The station also has two layers of theft prevention. First, stainless steel flanges allow the unit to be padlocked when being transported by airplane, train or truck. Second, an interior lid encloses and locks down the iPads while they are charging.

The tablet transport is also easy to use. ITs may simultaneously charge and protect all versions of the iPad — including the new iPad. Simply plug the Apple charger/cable into the power surge protector (110V AC) included with the CaseCruzer unit.

Each iPad is held in a padded vertical position, which protects them from impact and vibration damage. Durable, injection molded outer shell provides additional protection against blunt force.

Also, every iPad model will fit in the 10 bays with or without a protective cover. But for schools that intend to use individual covers, it is recommended that specific dimensions be provided when ordering so that tablets will fit “like a glove” in the Multiple Charging Station.

The dimensions of the Multiple iPad Charging Station are a trim 25.63″ L x 19.5″ W x 15.63″ H. When empty, the station weighs 47.15 lbs. An ambient pressure equalization valve, high-quality latches, and o-ring seal make the station watertight, airtight and dustproof. It also boasts an IP76 certification.
Although the new CaseCruzer mobile charging station is a must-have for IT departments that understand the importance of technological advancements in the learning environment, it is best used by students – where visual learners comprise of the largest group of any learning style, and teachers – as they are able to stray away from the traditional lecturing in front of the classroom for the duration of the class period, and opt for a more interactive, hands-on approach. Teachers and students alike can both vouch for increased productivity and content-creation.

When it comes to lending a helping hand to the already well-rounded school educators, the iPad excels at providing for enhanced learning, engagement and motivation in the classroom. Likewise, CaseCruzer praises individualized learning and has not only helped with theft prevention, but also solved the need to charge multiple devices.

CaseCruzer proudly offers other iPad Charging Station as well as carrying case solutions that meet the growing technological needs of the educational market.

The CaseCruzer network of companies provides the community with the most comprehensive packaging solutions available on reusable carrying cases for applications such as Communications, Photography, Computers, Electronics, and other industrial shipping and carrying case uses. For more info about the new charging station, visit www.casecruzer.com; call 800-440-9925 in the U.S. or 909-613-1999 internationally; fax 909-465-5598; or write to CaseCruzer at 4665 State Street, Montclair, CA 91763

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