November 2007 Marketplace
Austin Sky Technology’s Teacher Evaluation Software (TESA) enables principals and school administrators to enter or edit evaluations and appraisals of staff. The system will sync the observations onto a central server when it finds the network. The teacher evaluation software can run on the Web or run disconnected on Tablet PC, handhelds, and other Windows Mobile devices. (877) 759-7335.
BrainPOP is an educational program that provides curriculum-based content spanning six subjects: science, math, English, social studies, health, and technology. Within each subject, there are hundreds of short, animated movies, comic strips, experiments, and activities that are developed according to national math, science, and English standards (NCTM, NSES, and NCTE). (212) 689-9923.
Carnegie Learning’s Cognitive Tutor includes full math curricula for middle school and high school students. Each curriculum combines software-based, individualized computer lessons with collaborative, real-world problem-solving activities. The 2006 version includes such new features as a redesigned grapher and solver, online user assistance, and student homework helper workbook. (888) 851-7094.
K12 provides individualized, one-to-one learning solutions for students from kindergarten through high school. It provides curriculum to online public schools and schools that bring individualized learning approaches to their classrooms. (866) 512-6463.
Lakeshore Learning offers a wide variety of top-quality educational products, from furniture and art materials to puzzles, hands-on learning kits, and even products that focus on multiculturalism and special needs. The company produces two mail-order catalogs, has retail stores across the country, and operates an online store. (800) 421-5354.
LeapFrog SchoolHouse’s Read-It-All Summer Program is a technology-based, systematic program for improving reading achievement in summer school in grades three through six. The interactive and research-based program focuses instruction in areas that research shows struggling readers need support in, including comprehension, word-solving, vocabulary, and fluency. (800) 883-7430.
NetOp School is a comprehensive teaching software package with testing tools for virtual and networked teaching. Teachers using the package can share screens with their class, follow students as they work, help when and where it’s needed, control applications, distribute and collect documents, and create and give tests with immediate individual feedback. (866) 907-2971.
ProQuest’s Explore Learning, Inc. offers a catalog of modular, interactive simulations in math and science for teachers and students in grades six through 12. Called Gizmos, these simulations are designed as supplemental curriculum materials that support state and national curriculum standards while helping teachers bring research-proven instructional strategies to the classroom. (866) 882-4141.
Solution Tree is a provider of books, videos, multimedia resources, and professional development opportunities designed to help educators throughout the United States and Canada realize continuous school improvement and connect with at-risk youth. (800) 733-6786.