3DBear is an innovative learning application that integrates Augmented Reality experiences into elementary and middle school curriculum. Students create scenes and videos using 3D models and AR for problem solving, design thinking, exploring connections between information, and collaborating with their peers. Co-developed by Finnish teachers and further refined by educators in the US, 3DBear’s lesson plan bank aligns to the ELA, Social Studies, History, Language Learning, Art, Engineering, and the Next Generation Science Standards. 3DBear has been proven effective in enhancing students’ learning experience, class performance and overall engagement.
3DBear can help high schools offer immersive courses, using VR, AR, and other immersive technologies to give students hands-on experiences that are engaging and economical, especially in CTE. We use world-class pedagogy (based on Finnish education practice), help tailor the course for your students, and provide training and PD for your teachers.
The 3DBear app engages students in structured problem solving, using Augmented Reality to envision solutions and create videos. The app has been used from PreK all the way to university students, and in ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies, SEL, Art, and Steam. This is a perfect application for students to use at home and submit to teachers.
Amazon Web Services offers a broad set of global cloud-based products including compute, storage, databases, analytics, networking, mobile, developer tools, management tools, IoT, security and enterprise applications. These services help organizations move faster, lower IT costs, and scale. AWS is trusted by the largest enterprises and the hottest start-ups to power a wide variety of workloads including: web and mobile applications, game development, data processing and warehousing, storage, archive, and many others.
If you need help to scale up your on-premises applications by migrating them to the cloud, please contact your AWS Account Manager, or use the click to chat service on the AWS Education website.
Remote Working and Learning: If you need to support remote working from home, Amazon WorkSpaces allows customers to access their desktops anywhere, anytime, from any device, provisioning Windows or Linux desktops in just a few minutes, quickly scaling thousands of desktops to workers across the globe. If you need to provide students, teachers, and administrators with remote access to applications and virtual labs, with Amazon AppStream 2.0 you can bring them all into the home, like CAD, Media Editing, Statistics, and more.
Help Desk Support: If you need to quickly set up a cloud-based contact center, Amazon Connect is a low-cost, omnichannel cloud solution for IT helpdesks, admissions, financial aid, and other departments needing to provide inbound and outbound support.
Amazon Chime is a pay-as-you-go communications service with no upfront fees, commitments, or long-term contracts. With pay as you go pricing you only pay for features you use on the days you use them, so you don’t have to worry about overspending.
AWS will offer free use of all Amazon Chime Pro features for online meetings and video conferencing from March 4, 2020 to June 30, 2020 for all customers that start using Amazon Chime for the first time during this period from their AWS account. This does not include PSTN services or charges related to PSTN services, such as Amazon Chime Voice Connector, call-me or meeting dial-in. Customers who are already using Amazon Chime can also contact their AWS account managers to see if they are eligible for credits for Amazon Chime usage during this period. More information and terms.
CatchOn is offering a COVID-19 remote educational service package through June 30 at no cost.
This special offering will allow districts to gain insight and track student engagement on applications students are using on district devices both inside and outside school.
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For over 22 years, schools have trusted ClassLink to deliver online learning. Wanting to help schools transition to e-learning models in less than 90 minutes, we created ClassLink Lite and partnered with AESA (Association of Education Service Agencies) to provide essential remote learning tools.
Districts are making an unprecedented shift to online learning. IT administrators are being pressured to quickly deploy or expand mobile learning. This white paper discussed the key criteria to safely deploy off-site filtering across all school-owned devices and browsers without over or under blocking access to valuable educational content.
D2L has developed a Quick Start Care Package to help move learning and instruction online within days to maintain learning continuity. Taking learning online from the classroom isn’t as simple as flipping a switch, nor is it just about the technology. D2L is an expert in creating amazing online experiences. This package includes services and tools to help take learning online and keep it engaging and effective. Support is included so that we are with you every step of the journey.
COVID-19 Course for Leaders, Educators, Learners and General Public is a free course weaves together the scientific, social, and economic perspectives of the current COVID-19 global pandemic. With an education-first approach, this comprehensive course has been constructed with a goal of providing an opportunity to interactively learn about the virus and its impacts on our world. By providing research-based information, the course helps learners and educators understand the global pandemic, its risks, and how to effectively manage them.
These are challenging times that have called upon each of us to be patient and creative. Our goal, like yours, is to help bridge the technology equity gap for your students, while they embrace new classroom experiences through virtual learning. Perhaps you have some Apple devices that may be sitting around in storage or in empty labs? We have a dedicated team that is ready to work with you to provide funds towards your virtual learning efforts. We are a resource for you today, and tomorrow. Discuss the overall process with the Diamond Assets team today for your refresh and timely funding.
Video Collaboration Powered by Zoom is a hosted, multi-person video conferencing, web conferencing, and collaboration service that requires no new hardware or network investments. This versatile, flexible, and cost-effective service seamlessly and securely integrates with any desktop or laptop computer, legacy H.323 system, or tablet or smartphone device. Video conferencing is more critical now than ever. Let us help you gain COVID-19 Zoom access today.
If you’re a current ENA SmartConference customer and need to upgrade the port capacity of your conference bridges to help with staff communication during this time, please contact your ENA account service manager. We can upgrade your current ENA SmartConference bridges to include higher port capacity until June 30 no additional charge.
We are offering an entry-level package of our ENA TrustCompute cloud computing solution through June 30 at no cost.This special offering will enable educational and healthcare communities to add virtual server capacity as they respond to COVID-19.
FileWave offers Multi-Platform Device Management for Windows, macOS, iOS/tvOS, Android, & Chromebooks. FileWave will provide the means to deploy software, applications, security updates, patches, 3rd party updates, documents, settings, and all other necessary educational remote learning tools. All deployments can take place while devices are outside the districts DMZ as well as Remote Desktop for IT support.
FileWave also supports standard software packages, such as Windows MSI, Apple PKG, EXE, DMG files, and more. To take full advantage of FileWave’s patented File-level Distribution, Fileset Magic lets you easily create your own packages, reducing the need to rely on end-user interactions to install. FileWave Booster technology and checkpoint restart combine to ensure that applications are installed even on highly distributed networks, or unreliable connections
FileWave enables you to manage all your devices together, knocking down IT silos and leveraging common workflows across all devices and operating systems. Easy-to-build configuration profiles and smart groups make managing mobile devices simple. And simple is good. FileWave also supports Apple’s DEP and VPP. These frameworks, first developed for mobile device management of iOS devices, also extend to macOS computers. In addition to FileWave’s traditional client management, you can enroll your Macs in MDM, taking advantage of the lightweight management protocols, and making unified management even simpler. FileWave’s MDM capabilities also extend to Chromebooks and Android devices. Complete inventory and tracking (including geo-tracking) of all devices gives you the data you need to keep users productive, and the network secure.
FortiGate next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) have built-in support for virtual private networks (VPNs), enabling remote students and employees to connect securely to the school or campus network when necessary or required. FortiGate NGFWs include zero-touch deployment functionality. This enables appliances deployed at remote sites, to ensure educational continuity and support for virtual learning through automated setup. The IPsec and SSL VPN integrated into every FortiGate NGFW offers an extremely flexible deployment model. Remote students and staff can either take advantage of a clientless experience or gain access to additional features through the FortiClient endpoint solution.
FortiEDR delivers advanced, real-time threat protection for endpoints both pre- and post-infection. It proactively reduces the attack surface, prevents malware infection, detects and defuses potential threats in real time, and can automate response and remediation procedures with customizable playbooks. FortiEDR helps schools stop breaches in real-time automatically and efficiently, without overwhelming security teams with a slew of false alarms or disrupting business operations.
FortiClient strengthens endpoint security through integrated visibility, control, and proactive defense and enables organizations to discover, monitor, and assess endpoint risks in real-time. With secure connectivity, provided by FortiClient, schools can support both cloud-based eLearning and remote work with options to split the traffic as needed and only require a secure connection to the school or university when accessing data in those environments. The majority of education customers may have no requirement to connect directly to the school.
Gaggle is the pioneer in helping K-12 districts manage student safety on school-provided technology. Our mission is to help ensure the safety and well-being of all students, supporting school districts in proactively identifying those who are struggling. Everything we do is steeped in helping districts see the early warning signs so they can take action to protect their students from harming themselves or others—before it’s too late. Gaggle uses a powerful combination of artificial intelligence and trained safety experts to provide real-time analysis and review of students’ use of the district’s online collaboration platforms for email and schoolwork. We offer administrators, teachers, and parents the peace of mind that students are being protected—24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Gaggle’s intricate balance between student safety and student privacy has K-12 districts across the United States using Gaggle year after year.
We are offering free, full-functional access to GoGuardian’s entire suite of tools through the end of the school year. This includes at-home web filtering, classroom management, device management, and student safety tools to support you as you transition to remote learning.
Get free, unlimited Grackle Suite for accessible G Suite output, until June 30, 2020. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Grackle is glad to help put your G Suite-based curriculum materials online—accessibly. The benefits? Provide equitable access to online materials for blind and visually impaired users of screen readers. It’s just the right thing to do. Easily and quickly mitigate the risk of OCR (Office of Civil Rights) complaints which might result in negative publicity, government scrutiny, costly litigation or large fines due to non-compliance with Sections 504 and 508 and the ADA.
Grackle Suite: the only Add-ons that check, remediate and create accessible output from G Suite. They sit alongside any document you’re editing to easily and quickly check and remediate accessibility concerns. With one click it tells you what’s wrong and where to find the error. Then it tells you how to fix it. Remediation at the point of creation. Grackle Docs performs 22 checks against established WCAG and PDF/UA standards. Grackle Docs can also convert documents to the standard accessible format PDF/UA. Grackle Sheets performs 12 checks against Accessibility standards. Grackle Sheets creates accessible HTML output. Grackle Slides performs 13 checks against Accessibility standards. standards.
Hāpara instructional management suite enables educators to create visible, differentiated and focused learning experiences with G Suite for Education. Our tools help teachers see student efforts across G Suite applications, support collaborative assignments, encourage real-time engagement and highlight student browsing; while empowering students to take control of their digital learning experience in a responsible and secure way.
Analytics helps districts understand:
How their G Suite and Chromebook adoptions have impacted student outcomes over time
Who is having the biggest impact in the digital learning environment and why
Where there is room for improvement and which professional development areas that need to be targeted
Identity Automation is offering help to K-12 customers to enable a remote workforce during COVID-19 by offering temporary Single Sign-On (for web applications) and Multi-Factor Authentication for Federation (MFA to the SSO portal, [5 different authentication methods) licenses and free installation training (no cost to K-12 customers and no strings attached).
Since 1996, InfoCase has worked with Schools nationally as they have embarked on their 1:1 journey. Via these relationships we have learned a great deal about what it takes to successfully start, nurture, and evolve a successful 1:1 initiative. Additionally, we have met and developed relationships with other like-minded industry leading organizations that bring value to and care about the success that Schools achieve. In 2019, we worked with these organizations to form a collaborative business group called the K12 Village. Each organization that is a member of the K12 Village brings a consultative approach to helping Schools solve their most pressing challenges. We are here to help and walk along side you on this journey! Please connect with and check out the K12 Village at: www.k12village.us
Empower your school’s 1:1 program with one of our protective, durable, always-on cases or sleeves. Each case is constructed using the finest of materials ensuring every case delivers superior protection! The Complete Protection Solution by InfoCase and Safeware The two leaders in mobile device protection have joined to bring your K-12 project unprecedented value! With over 35 years combined experience with K-12 partners, InfoCase and Safeware have crafted a Protection Bundle that includes industry-leading case protection and extended service plan benefits resulting in unprecedented cost savings.
FREE FOR 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR – The K12 360° Remote Learning Management Dashboard pulls data a school district is already generating into Innive’s common data model, providing a single destination where teachers, principals, and district administrators can view:
Readiness – Integrates asset tracking, device distribution, and survey data to show student and/or teacher technology needs and readiness.
Digital Content – Displays digital content assets by application, department, and grade level to show availability and usefulness and identify what teachers are finding successful.
Usage Analytics – Shows application usage, including teacher and/or student logins and time spent using instructional applications, digital content, and assessment tools.
Student Learning – Integrates learning management system data to show student completion of assignments and assessments, including information for evaluating equity among subgroups including students with disabilities, English learners, and more.
Student Progress – Displays student progress to help identify who’s excelling, who’s falling behind, and who needs extra support or interventions.
Jamf offers two solutions that make it easier than ever for schools of all sizes to manage Apple devices. Jamf School includes Teacher, Parent and Students apps built to simplify education technology workflows. And Jamf Pro, which offers powerful management and customization for IT professionals managing multiple schools or a district.
Deliver great digital learning experiences with the Juniper Mist AI-Driven wired and wireless network solution. Through our Mist Platform, the solution offers school districts a single, cohesive approach for managing Juniper EX Series Ethernet Switches and Mist Enterprise-Grade Access Points. The solution and the available AI-Driven Cloud Services provides unprecedented insight and automation that simplifies and automate operations and end-to-end troubleshooting that is unmatched and unavailable with outdated traditional network solutions.
Addressing the growing demands for Internet access, WAN and LAN broadband connections, Juniper Networks EX Series Ethernet Switches is our family of high-density Ethernet switches designed for school district access, aggregation and core switching network applications. Capabilities range from:
Access switches: Fixed configuration 1GbE and multigigabit access switches that deliver enterprise network access and are available with PoE and Media Access Control Security (MACsec) encryption.
Aggregation switches: Fixed configuration 10GbE aggregation switches for high-density enterprise campus deployments.
Core switches: Flexible, high density enterprise campus core switching for mission-critical deployments.
School district IT professionals are facing new demands to support expanded remote learning, remote workers and defend their networks in the face of unexpected challenges. Strengthen school district cybersecurity defenses with:
Juniper SRX Series Next Generation Firewalls offer outstanding protection, performance, scalability, availability, and integrated security services. Designed for high-performance security services architectures and seamless integration of networking and security in a single platform.
Advanced Juniper NGFW Services safely allow the operation of critical applications and block advanced malware from entering your district’s network. These security services reduce the attack surface in real-time and stop cyber criminals before they can breach your organization’s defenses. Add our full suite of advanced threat capabilities, including IPS, AppSecure, and SecIntel, to your SRX Series firewall.Juniper Networks Home
Kajeet offers Distance Learning Bundles that provide Education Broadband connectivity for off-campus instruction. The Kajeet SmartSpot® is a Wi-Fi hotspot device that includes CIPA-compliant filters to keep students on-task. The new Distance Learning Program expands on our popular Kajeet SmartSpot® offerings by giving schools flexible bundles starting at 4 months.
Extend the classroom with the Kajeet SmartBus™, the complete bus technology solution, designed for safety, visibility, and efficiency of your school buses. With our school bus Wi-Fi technology, you can keep students connected and focused on learning.
Our Kajeet Sentinel-Ready™ LTE Chromebook is designed for rigorous student use, has a 12-hour battery life, and is equipped with integrated wireless service. It’s filtered, CIPA-compliant Internet access from virtually any location without the need for a Wi-Fi connection or mobile hotspot makes it ideal for distance learning or programs serving a dispersed student population.
K12 teachers and administrators are working hard to ensure every student has access to safe and effective learning. We’ve been gathering data on how edtech usage has changed over the past few weeks, and are pleased to share it in our latest EdTech Insights release. Understanding edtech usage for equity gaps is essential. The latest EdTech Insights report from LearnPlatform looks at how #edtech usage has changed over the past few weeks. For information on creating a plan to advance equity, read our blog and access the report.
Looking for an easier, more equitable way to create and share a list of #edtech tools with educators, parents or students? We built one for you, and it’s free and openly accessible to everyone. Customize your own list and add notes on each product, publish it, and share it in minutes.
In a recent webinar, LearnPlatform brought together an expert panel representing the privacy community, state-level leadership and district leadership to discuss student data privacy challenges and how SEAs and LEAs can best address them in today’s environment.
Relay Filter provides CIPA compliant filtering and alerts on student safety for all devices, on or off the school network, ensuring safe remote learning.
Relay Classroom enables classroom management with screen monitoring, link sharing, and more to assist teachers with remote instruction and keeping students on task.
Relay Analytics provides reporting on app usage, adoption, ROI, and privacy/security so schools can make data driven decisions about which tools best enable remote learning.
Lenovo, along with internal and external partners Microsoft, Google, and LanSchool, has created these free and available resources with you in mind. Our goal is to make distance learning as seamless and engaging as possible for educators, staff, students and support IT alike. We hope that you find these assets useful as you consider implementing a distance learning program. They include a series of recorded webinars that provide useful tips, insights, and demos for LanSchool Air, Microsoft Teams, and the G Suite & Chromebooks. Lenovo is dedicated to providing smarter education solutions for all and remains your trusted technology partner during this challenging time.
Complimentary LanSchool Air licenses provided as an online learning solution through July 1, 2020. LanSchool Air supports distance teaching through:
Screen Monitoring – mimics the classroom environment, enabling teachers to provide assistance and encouragement to keep students on task.
Messaging – makes it easy for teachers and students to stay connected and collaborate on assignments.
Raise Hand – allows teachers to quickly address student questions in remote settings.
Integrations with solutions you love – including Google Classroom and Clever – streamline digital instruction.
ManagedMethods is a G Suite and Office 365 data security and student safety platform that gives K-12 IT teams full visibility and control into the data being stored. The platform monitors G Suite, Office 365, and email apps 24/7/365 for cybersecurity threats and student safety risks, to keep sensitive data secure and students safe. ManagedMethods is offering K-12 school districts free access to its platform until May 31, with training and support
myBlueprint Portfolios was built to empower your students in capturing evidence (pictures, videos, drawings, reflections, files, etc.) of all of the amazing things that are already happening within the classroom, ***or wherever the learning is taking place! In a remote learning environment, families can engage students in building portfolios of their learning by capturing evidence of growth over time and reflecting on what they are doing to continue the learning at home. Teachers (and families) can see what their students are adding to their portfolio, and provide ongoing, real-time feedback from any device with native apps, or your favorite browser. Watch the 45s explainer video here.
Vision for Chromebooks allows teachers to monitor and manage their students’ devices in real-time.
Netop Remote Control OnDemand can help your IT team provide direct assistance to teachers and other education staff via screen sharing, and mouse, touchscreen and keyboard control.
ParentSquare is relied upon by more than two million educators and families in over 44 states for unified, effective school communications. ParentSquare provides parent engagement tools that work from the district office to the individual classroom, supported by powerful metrics and reporting. ParentSquare’s technology platform features extensive integrations with student information and other critical administrative systems, translation to more than 100 languages, and app, email, text, voice and web portal access for equitable communication.
The ParentSquare Learning Network is a free community for K-12 educators and leaders wanting to access resources and explore how to engage parents in emerging topics. It includes a growing collection of emerging COVID-19 communication examples related to school closures and remote learning.
Interact with your students using ClassFlow via live online lessons and create assignments, playlists, quizzes, and activities to keep students connected to their learning with any device. Communicate success with both students and parents via class feed and badges. Access your content and student data in a safe and secure environment that is easily accessible and at no charge.
SAFARI Montage is the leading K-12 Learning Object Repository, Video Streaming Library, IPTV & Live Media Streaming provider. Ideal for remote learning, the enterprise system provides an interoperable foundation for teachers and students to have equitable access to procured, created and curated educational digital resources, create playlists and link them to their LMS. The platform is IMS certified in LTI, Common Cartridge, OneRoster and CASE.
SAFARI Montage comes preloaded with educational video titles tied to the curriculum from the industry’s leading video publishers, which include Schlessinger Media, PBS, The History Channel, National Geographic, Scholastic, Disney Education, BBC and more.
AristotleK12 revolutionizes instructional technology by combining classroom management, student behavior analytics, asset & utilization reporting and student-centric filtering in a unified digital integration platform. Intuitive Classroom Management enables educators to take control back in the classroom through live screen viewing, virtual chat, and browser control to better keep students on task. Advanced asset reporting capabilities help you geo-locate missing devices, monitor device usage, and inventory hardware & software assets. Student-centric filtering provides custom controls at the district, group/OU, classroom and user-specific levels. Filter internet content on all device types for students both in school and at home. Real-time alerts notify you of inappropriate or unsafe student behavior while automated reporting enables parents, teachers, and administrators to see how students are using school technology.
A rush to work and learn from home is in full swing in schools across the county. Using your existing infrastructure of physical desktops, VDI, or terminal services, we have a solution that can help you connect your people securely and immediately to their existing workflows without having to take anything home – eliminating the challenge of working across a variety of devices and the need to enable VPN on these devices for security. To help you with this we have:
A FREE 30-day license offer from our partner Leostream
Prepackaged gateway and broker VMs
A how-to video overview
S2Me Personal Risk Assessment is our Free at home risk assessment, helps you keep your students and families safe from cybercrime.
Understand your employees’ personal technology habits to identify the most impact on security training with S2Team.
Easily identify all of your third-party vendors, assess their security practices to expose any weak links that need to be remediated.
SysCloud is an enterprise-grade cloud backup, student safety, security, and compliance, application for G Suite and Office 365. SysCloud uses a combination of machine learning algorithms and human intelligence to identify cyber threats, violations, and vulnerabilities to prevent data loss incidents like accidental deletions, data theft, ransomware, and phishing attacks. SysCloud’s backup, student safety and compliance solutions protect over 2,000 schools in the US and Canada.
The Technology Integration Group (TIG) provides solutions supporting both classroom and remote learning. Examples of solutions assisting schools with the current Covid-19 situation include:
Chrome and Windows notebooks, desktops, mobile device management (MDM) solutions, as well as, classroom peripherals and management solutions. In addition, we provide deployment and life cycle support services. Examples include drive-through support/repair stations in school parking lots supporting large scale 1 to 1 programs
Cloud-based telecommunication solutions supporting remote administrative staff and platforms for remote learning delivery. Technical solutions range from cloud-based VoIP and web video conferencing to fully-virtualized digital workspaces (applications and desktops).
Cybersecurity solutions to safely and steadfastly meet the increased IT services demand by remote staff and students.
Since 2011, Tools for Schools has committed to working alongside educators to help students thrive. Education is changing. Book Creator offers a simple way to infuse creativity throughout the curriculum, motivating students to become published authors and helping them develop future-ready skills. Create. Read. Publish.
Education technology is an ever-changing marketplace and with that, you need a premier technology solutions provider. Being wholly immersed in the education marketplace, Trinity3 Technology’s comprehensive product line and services are ever-evolving to meet the needs of the changing marketplace. Our solutions include the most robust warranties in the industry and Professional Learning offerings that address the most critical needs of educators and administrators. Our personalized customer service ensures our customers are taken care of long after the sale. With Trinity3, it’s personal.
VEDAMO Virtual Classroom is an online platform for live collaborative teaching. It combines multi-peer video-conferencing with screen-sharing, interactive whiteboard with documents editor, break-out rooms, and synchronized media players. VEDAMO is designed and used for education.The platform is simple and intuitive even for non-tech savvy users. It provides features to engage participants in educational activities and games, either individually or in groups. It is integrated with leading LMS platforms like Canvas, Moodle, Schoology, Brightspace, etc. Also we are partnering with Google for Education and a lot of schools use VEDAMO in integration with Google Classroom.
VILS Connection, the online community for Verizon Innovative Learning, is now open to the public. Aside from resources to assist educators with planning remote instruction, there are also tools for IT leaders to manage and deploy technology and promote digital citizenship with all stakeholders. Verizon Innovative Learning, Verizon’s education initiative targeting Title 1 middle schools, addresses barriers to digital inclusion. The program provides free 1:1 devices, free internet access and a technology-driven curriculum with the goal to transform the learning experience. Through exposure to cutting-edge technology, the program enables students to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to build an innovative workforce of the future. Since 2012, Verizon Innovative Learning has committed a total of $400 million in STEM education efforts in support of digital inclusion. In 2019, Verizon launched its first 5G-enabled Verizon Innovative Learning classroom, with the goal of 100 by 2021.
Using network tests, and its automated Alert functions, Wyebot’s Wireless Intelligence Platform (WIP) will identify whether the on-premise applications and servers are working properly and at optimal performance and if not, alert defined personnel of any issues. WIP analyzes, optimizes and using the patented AI-based engine, automatically provides problems and solution identification resulting in a 90% reduction in the meantime to problem resolution, a 50% reduction WiFi problem tickets, and reduction in onsite problem-solving visits by up to 80%.