Sponsors: Tech Forum New York 2013
 












 
Platinum Level Sponsors
 
HP and Intel
Through their unending commitment to educators, unrivaled breadth of industry-proven solutions and investments that advance institutional and academic success, HP and Intel are redefining the role, the reach, and the results of technology in education.
 
Gold Level Sponsors
 
CASIO
CASIO Projectors incorporate a patent pending HYBRID LIGHT source which combines Laser and LED lighting with DLP technology for amazingly high brightness and performance. With no mercury lamp to replace, Casio projectors are earth-friendly and have a significantly lower cost of ownership saving money and the environment. The full line of CASIO Hybrid Projectors delivers up to 3500 lumen brightness and includes models with comprehensive connectivity and features including short throw models. A full three year warranty including the lamp provides peace of mind and reliable low cost operation. Make the switch and never change a mercury lamp again!

Gaggle
Gaggle's award-winning suite of productivity, communication, and collaboration tools engage today's students with today's technology. Our safe online learning environment is accessible at school and on-the-go, leveraging the popularity of social networking and web-based virtual tools to propel your classroom into the 21st century and beyond. Our cloud based environment designed specifically for K-12 education provides access control and filtration of content, with the highest degree of CIPA compliance. In addition, Gaggle is a provider of compliance based email archiving which is tailored to meet the needs of K-12 institutions.
 
Google in Education
At Google, we believe in the power of the web to help people discover, connect, and learn. Education lies at the very core of our company’s mission “to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.” Leading-edge technologies will play a vital role in helping equip future generations with the skills they need to thrive in the workforce of today and tomorrow. That is why we support collaborative learning in communities around the world, and why we invest heavily in education programs initiatives and partnerships through our products and tools.
 
Our education initiatives focus on three key areas across all our products and platforms:
• Making learning magical
• Empowering innovative communities
• Building a foundation of technology and access
 
itslearning
itslearning is a K-12 learning management system that enables teachers to better facilitate instructional delivery and engage today’s “digitally” wired students. Whether teachers are developing lessons, distributing and collecting assignments, assessing quizzes and tests, or engaging with parents, itslearning supports teaching and learning anytime, anywhere, on any device - all on one platform, in one location, requiring one login. 2.5 million active users worldwide depend on itslearning to help shape, support, and manage a more personalized learning environment for 21st Century Learners. Itslearning – it’s teaching made easier!
 
Jupiter Ed
Jupiter Ed provides highly affordable, scalable and reliable cloud-based solutions to over 3.2 million students in 49 states. Jupiter iO, an all-in-one solution, integrates the student information, learning management, gradebook, and data analytic systems for K12 schools.Jupiter iO, provides a seamless process of student learning, assessment, reporting, data management, and analytics to help administrators and educators make informed decisions and support student success at an affordable price of $35-$50 per teacher, per year. To learn more about Jupiter iO, visit our web site to view the Jupiter iO demo at: http://jupitered.com/demo.php.
Lightspeed Systems
Lightspeed Systems Inc. develops comprehensive network security and management solutions for the education market. We are committed to helping schools of all sizes operate their networks effectively and efficiently. Our innovative, comprehensive solutions for network security, internet filtering, monitoring, management, and optimization allow educators to provide safe online teaching and learning environments.

Verizon Wireless
What Our Schools Need to Know About Wireless Technology from Apples to Apps to Androids and Beyond
 
You hear lots of buzz words, like engaged learning, 21st century mobile learning, etc., but what’s right for your institution and the student body? New wireless tools and technologies are giving you ways to create a more exciting and varied educational experience. How can you expand your mobile education options beyond the school walls with the right solutions? Verizon Wireless, along with its partners, have developed products and solutions that enable advanced learning opportunities by providing students and educators anytime, anywhere learning access with multimedia collaboration. Learn more about these technologies and the positive impact they have had on schools from a strategic and tactical perspective.
 
Silver Level Sponsors
 
AirWatch
AirWatch is the leader in enterprise-grade mobility management and security solutions designed to simplify mobility. From deployment through support, our highly scalable solution provides an integrated, real-time view of an entire fleet of corporate, employee and student-owned Apple iOS, Android, Windows, BlackBerry and Symbian devices. As the largest MDM provider with over 900 employees, 300 focused on R&D, AirWatch offers the most comprehensive mobility management solution providing: mobile security, device management, application management including integration with the Apple Volume Purchase Program (VPP), secure content management, and advanced mobile integration. AirWatch is the education industry’s single source for mobility management.
 
B&H
B&H is the professional’s source for all of your Creative Technology needs including photo, video, and audio products and installation. With more than 300,000 products on contract, a personal NY Account Team, and solution specialists, B&H is your one-stop shop for educational technology. We have the widest selection of products available to you also featuring computers, A/V presentation equipment, surveillance & optics, and more. Contact us today and let us help you transform your classroom into the classroom of tomorrow.
 
Bump Armor
We offer the markets ultimate iPad protective covers for the classroom, office and home. Bump Armor is made of specially formulated closed cell EVA foam that absorbs impact when the iPad is dropped. We use high quality impact absorbing materials that can be found in professional level athletics like shock absorbing running shoes and protective athletic gear. The perfect way to protect your iPad investment. Our cases are perfect for classrooms from kindergarten through high school. We work with purchase orders and volume discounts are available.
 
CompassLearning
Compass Learning makes learning personal. Our rigorous and engaging digital content and curriculum, and underlying technology come together to create personalized learning paths that unlock every student’s potential for academic achievement and personal growth. Educators use our solutions to assess a student’s strengths and needs, their interests, learning styles and expression styles, and then automate the creation of personalized learning paths designed to help students develop 21st century skills. By aligning our content to state and Common Core State Standards and providing on-going assessment and reporting of student progress, we ensure the academic accountability the market demands.
 
Custom Computer Specialists
For more than thirty years, Custom Computer Specialists has been partnering with school districts throughout the Northeast, offering the latest technological tools to maximize student achievement. Recognized as a premier IT solutions provider we are committed to providing the technology that will make the 21st century classroom a reality. We offer an extensive range of services including consulting, professional development and technology solutions that are designed to align IT to a district’s objectives. To learn more about our technology solutions for education please contact us at 631.864.6699 or visit us at www.customonline.com
 
FileWave
FileWave deploys and manages software applications, updates and documents at the file level. This allows administrators to easily and quickly manage, modify or delete any file(s) within a deployment at any time. Our solutions work cross platform for Mac, Windows and iOS devices.
 
FSR
FSR engineers and manufactures a wide range of products designed for classrooms, auditoriums, gyms, theatres and just about anywhere people gather on campus. All FSR products are proudly Made in the USA, they are "Green", and they qualify for Stimulus and Government funds. Select from control systems, audio and video switching equipment, interfaces, and modular wall plates with a life-time warranty! We also manufacture floor, wall, table and ceiling boxes for safe and secure connections. FSR has been providing quailty AV products to the educational market for 30 years!
 
HotSeat Chassis
Teach STEM by using a HotSeat flight simulator as a tool for algebra, geometry, physics and trigonometry. Students immediately want to learn to fly but they need to calculate their route, angle of attack, speed for lift and lots more. Already in use at many programs the flight simulator allows students to fly virtually any aircraft from every air field on our planet, all geographically and topographically correct. the Dual Screen flight simulators display the correct forward view from the cockpit and the complete fully functional instrument panel. Each student can save his or her flight for future use. The flight simulator software is from Lockheed Martin and includes the NOAA under sea mapping and a small submarine to explore for Atlantis. Leah @ 860-582-5031 x 126, leah@hotseatsim.com visit us @ www.hotseatsim.com.
 
Jupiter Ed
Jupiter Ed provides highly affordable, scalable and reliable cloud-based solutions to over 3.2 million students in 49 states. Jupiter iO, an all-in-one solution, integrates the student information, learning management, gradebook, and data analytic systems for K12 schools.Jupiter iO, provides a seamless process of student learning, assessment, reporting, data management, and analytics to help administrators and educators make informed decisions and support student success at an affordable price of $35-$50 per teacher, per year. To learn more about Jupiter iO, visit our web site to view the Jupiter iO demo at: http://jupitered.com/demo.php.
 
Kaspersky
Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users. Throughout its 15-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for consumers, SMBs and Enterprises. Named one of Fast Company Magazine’s Top 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World, Kaspersky Lab has over 2,500 employees, including more than 800 research and development specialists and operates in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing protection for over 300 million users worldwide.For further information about the company: http://www.kaspersky.com/.
 
Lightspeed Technologies
Lightspeed is the trusted provider in classroom audio solutions. Our all new FLEXCAT revolutionizes small group instruction. Now it is possible for teachers to be two, three, or even six places at once in the classroom. Teachers can monitor individual small groups, quickly redirect off-task behaviors, and encourage student collaboration.
 
Steelcase
As lifelong learners, Steelcase Education Solutions aims to make a difference in education. For students, educators and designers, we create the most effective, rewarding and inspiring learning spaces. As a dedicated group within Steelcase exclusively focused on education, we bring evidence-based design, technology and innovative solutions to education environments, wherever learning happens.
 
Teq
Teq is an innovative learning company, dedicated to championing the evolution of the modern classroom. Since 1972, we have provided the education community with solutions to improve student learning and support sustainable change. We pride ourselves in our variety of services and our accomplished staff that includes nearly 40 certified education professionals. Our professional development model empowers educators, improves technology integration, and increases student achievement. Teq provides clients with a unique blend of experienced service, innovative products, and incomparable support, while fostering passion and creativity in the twenty-first century learning environment.
 
Vernier Software & Technology
Vernier Software & Technology creates easy-to-use and affordable science interfaces, sensors, and graphing/analysis software compatible with computers, iPads, and other mobile devices. Vernier’s technology-based solutions enhance STEM education, increase learning, and build students' critical thinking skills, and support the science and engineering practices detailed in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
 
Association Partners
 
NJAET
NJAET logoNJAET (New Jersey Association for Educational Technology) is a non-profit, professional organization whose members include teachers, technology coordinators, administrators, consultants, technology companies, software vendors and others. Complimentary membership is open to anyone who completes the Members Only Login registration at www.njaet.org. A variety of electronic publications are available to members and website visitors. NJAET is an affiliate of ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) and holds an Annual Technology Conference.
 
NYSCATE
NYSCATENYSCATE (The New York State Association for Computers and technologies in Education), is a non-profit, professional organization representing more than 2,000 technology using educators and administrators in New York State. NYSCATE is an affiliate of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), and cooperates with such partners as the New York State Education Department, state and national educational organizations, private sector corporations, and publishers to further the use of technology in our schools. NYSCATE is involved in helping define statewide policy regarding the use of technologies in education.
 
PAECT
The Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications and Technology (PAECT) promotes professional development, professional communications, and professional leadership in educational communications and technology in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and beyond. PAECT is a statewide organization for all educators dedicated to promoting the use of technology in all environments. It provides support to K-20 educators and other professionals throughout the Commonwealth by nurturing the exchange of ideas, information, resources, and new developments in the field of educational communications and technology. Our organizational goals are to connect, develop, lead, and advocate for educational technology.
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