50 top ed-tech products, straight from educators

VR-50HD AV Mixer (Roland Systems Group)

An all-in-one, multiformat AV mixer with built-in USB 3.0 for live web streaming and recording, the VR-50HD is a complete portable HD studio in a single unit. “We have been streaming live graduate and undergraduate business courses at 720p for several years,” said Peter Goumas, IT director for Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business. “We wanted to upgrade our system to HDMI 1080p. Most of the HD video switchers we looked at did not have an integrated audio mixer. Putting two devices in a small control booth presented a challenge. The VR-50HD’s integrated audio mixer was a life saver—[and] the Roland VR-50HD cost about half of what we paid for our discontinued 720p AV mixers.”


webNetwork (Stoneware)

webNetwork is a software platform that enables you to create a “unified cloud” for your school or district, delivering all your software and other resources through a common desktop interface with a single password. “We have been using webNetwork since its early development,” said Keith Schlarb, IT director for Worthington Schools in Ohio. “It … has allowed us to provide single sign-on, access to files, and access to web resources—all from one location, [and] long before the concept of ‘cloud’ and single sign-on were catch phrases. It is a critical component of our operation and security.”


Honorable Mentions

30hands Cloud (30hands Learning)

Arcademics Plus (Arcademics)

Aspen IMS (Follett)

Atomsmith (Bitwixt Software Systems)

Been for Education (Been Inc.)




EasyTech (Learning.com)


Explain Everything (MorrisCooke Interactive)

FactCite (Lincoln Library Press)

FollettShelf (Follett)

GoClaim (Go Solutions Group)


Illuminate (illuminate Education)

Infinite Math (Kuta Software)

LanSchool (Stoneware)

LaunchPad (ClassLink)


Middlebury Interactive Languages

NC Write (Measurement Inc.)



SMART Notebook (SMART Technologies)


Symbaloo EDU (Symbaloo)


X2VOL (IntelliVOL)


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