New York – June 19, 2013 – Tablet shipments in the US education sector grew 103 percent year over year in 2012, according to IDC, a global market intelligence firm. Putting more tablets in classrooms is important, but where do teachers go to find high quality content to use on students’ iPads, Android tablets, and laptops?
At the ISTE 2013 conference next week in San Antonio, attendees will find the answer at several booths and sessions that will feature Net Texts, a free, web-based system that provides teachers access to a vast library of high quality open educational resources (OER) and content, which they can then combine with their own resources to create and publish lessons directly to students’ iPads, Android tablets, or computers. Teachers currently using the Net Texts system for education content management and delivery find they are able to make classroom learning more current and exciting, thus reducing the time students take to reach learning objectives.
The first group to hear about Net Texts will be the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), at their Emerging Technologies Forum and Annual Convocation on Friday, June 21. The annual forum provides a venue for SETDA’s state members and the corporate community to engage in meaningful dialogue. Companies showcase their products and services and the SETDA members, representing each of the state departments of education, highlight their major initiatives and priorities.
Next, with the opening of the ISTE Exhibit Hall on Monday, Net Texts will be a featured solution in the famous iSchool Initiative bus, at booth number 13284 in San Antonio’s Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center. The iSchool Initiative is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the technological needs of today’s K-12 classrooms, and to providing professional development and support to educators.
On Tues., June 25 demonstrations of Net Texts will be featured in the Google booth, #12236, from 2:00-3:00 p.m.
“States and districts alike are scrambling to figure out how to maximize the use of tablets in meaningful ways. Forward-thinking districts such as Burlington, Massachusetts and Amarillo, Texas have discovered that the Net Texts platform is the answer,” said Mike Messner, CEO of Net Texts. “Teachers tell us the system allows them to effectively assess, incorporate and leverage the best materials from the Internet’s growing pool of quality OER for use with their 1:1 iPad implementations. Administrators report it’s helping them reduce expenses and incorporate high-quality, interactive, and easily updatable course materials that engage students and improve academic achievement.”
For more information visit http://www.net-texts.com or call 212-207-4790.