ActivPanel: The Newest Craze In Interactive Learning

Promethean ActivPanelModernize your classroom and create a truly engaging learning experience using one of the most popular products Promethean has to offer: its interactive flat panel – ActivPanel! This exceptional panel reveals brilliant colors and crisp details to boost readability ensuring the best learning experience for students of all ages. Teachers are able to actively participate in lessons at the display with just a swipe, pinch or zoom. The intuitive interface makes the experience natural whether you’re writing with the digital pen or using multi-touch gestures.

Amazing Displays That Comes in Four Different Panel Sizes!ActivPanel

With full HD and 4k Ultra HD picture quality, powerful and captivating interactive software, and an intuitive touchscreen, this interactive flat panel exceeds everyone’s expectations.This extraordinary panel comes in four sizes (55″, 65″, 70″, and 84″) to ensure an optimal viewing experience for all students no matter where in the room they are seated! With its 4mm acid etched, anti-glare and anti-reflective, glass surface, Promethean’s ActiveGlide Technology provides an extremely durable glass surface, creating a smooth and seamless touch experience whether you’re scrolling through a web page, taking notes, or zooming in on a photo. As tough as quartz and as smooth as ice!

Take Student Interaction To the Next Level!

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Students can interact using a digital pen or their finger! Digital pen and stylus are designed for the ergonomics and mechanics of both left and right handed writers. Using multi-touch gestures, exceptionally smooth and responsive interaction is always guaranteed. Smooth interaction and full HD quality isn’t the only thing this panel brings to the table! Using any mobile device, students are able to receive, send, or participate in digital lesson content making lessons even more interactive than ever! Teachers are able to observe and intervene with individual work teams while mirroring lesson content from anywhere in the classroom by simply using a mobile device!

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ActivPanel Technical Overview

Models / Sizes The ActivPanel is available in 55″, 65”, and 70” HD and 84″ 4K Ultra HD displays. Options The ActivPanel’s suite of premium stands include a fixed wall mount, adjustable wall mount, adjustable tilt frame wall mount, adjustable mobile stand, or non-adjustable mobile stand. Multi-User Capability Multi-user capability on the ActivPanel is dependent upon the application software and operating system used. Within multi-user applications such as Promethean’s ActivInspire software, Windows 7 and Windows 8, up to ten users can work simultaneously on the ActivPanel. Works with ActivInspire, ClassFlow, ClassFlow Connect, ActivSoundBar, ActivExpression, ActiVote, ActiView. Connectivity The ActivPanel offers an array of input ports, including HDMI, USB 3.0 and open pluggable specification (OPS). Power AC 100~240V Operating Systems Windows™, OS X™, Linux™ and Chrome OS ™ Software Access to ActivInspire Professional Edition Software is included. For links to download ActivInspire Professional Edition, please visit this page. To learn more about how ActivInspire Professional Edition Software can be used with third party products, please download this PDF. Warranty 3-Year Return for Repair Warranty, including an option for a purchasable two-year extended warranty.  

BoardShare – The Instant Smart Wall

Need a Digital Wall without the cost – BoardShare might be the answer. As the use of digital whiteboards increases in the coming years the need for greater access to education technology becomes more and more apparent. The ever increasing gap in the quality of education between certain groups of students has become a pressing political issue, and digital whiteboard technology can aid somewhat in closing this gap. Digital Whiteboards are a type of computer hardware that can turn an existing whiteboard or LCD screen into what is essentially an interactive computer screen. Although digital whiteboards have been around since 1991, research has only recently revealed how powerful their effect on learning and retention can be. Use of a digital whiteboard showed a 17% increase in test scores at the outset, with an average of 20% increase if the teacher had been using the digital whiteboard for more than 20 months. Furthermore, with optimal interactive whiteboard usage (neither too much time with the whiteboard nor too little) test scores jumped up 29%i. Digital whiteboards increase student’s engagement with the lesson being taught as well as their ability to participate, both of which are vital aspects to students actually successfully learning and retaining informationii. Unfortunately digital whiteboards have remained expensive and complex tools, representing a significant expense and time commitment from the teachers and schools that wish to use them, a sentiment echoed by Peter Roketenetz, the director of Technology at Woburn Public schools in Massachusets. Despite requests from teachers asking for digital whiteboards in their classrooms he struggled to come up with a solution because of his district’s limited technology budget, until he discovered BoardShare. “I was immediately drawn to the idea of a portable interactive whiteboard solution for our district. Teachers and administrators were always asking me about purchasing interactive whiteboards for classrooms, especially in our older school buildings. Up until now, I struggled to find ways to come up with the necessary funding to make this a reality. After learning about BoardShare, it made perfect sense to invest in this new and innovative solution at a fraction of the cost of installing permanent interactive whiteboards.” Roketenetz started by purchasing just eleven BoardShare units, one for each school in the district to be shared between all of the teachers in the given school. The BoardShares were a hit. Christine Wyard, a special education teacher at Woburn Public Schools had this to say about her experience using it with her students: “I use BoardShare for vocabulary review. Larger than life pictures really capture every students attention. We also use it for brain breaks, short videos to introduce lessons, and to edit sentences or to mark up words. Whenever I use it, I can be sure that every student’s hand will be up wanting a turn.” In fact, BoardShare quickly become so popular among the teachers and students, that Roketenetz purchased over 70 more within the next year with plans to expand even further. Roketenetz’s situation is not uncommon. Many schools face these budgeting concerns and unfortunately, the schools that could benefit most from use of digital whiteboards are the ones who tend to have the least access to them. Schools with small tech budgets and large class sizes may benefit greatly from the use of an interactive whiteboard but face serious budget concerns when it comes to buying them. This is further compounded by the amount of training it requires to master many digital whiteboards. Schools with budgeting concerns are hesitant to consider these sorts of expenses when there are so many other vital needs to attend to. BoardShare aims to service schools and businesses with these budget concerns while still providing a high quality product at a much more reasonable price. BoardShare retails for under $350 dollars and is incredibly easy to use, requiring little to no training. It works by utilizing a preexisting LCD monitor or projector hooked up to a computer to project an image onto a blank surface such as a whiteboard. The BoardShare camera is then used to track the movements of the BoardShare stylus against this surface. The camera itself is small enough to fit into one’s pocket, making it perfect for people who travel often or need to use it in multiple places. The hardware itself is very easy to set up. Once the software is installed and the BoardShare camera is plugged in the user will be guided through a simple 9-point calibration process. In less than one minute the BoardShare is ready to use. Click here to see a video of BoardShare in action. Once set up, BoardShare can be used to highlight and underline text, draw shapes, take screenshots, and share presentations with other BoardShare users. All of these tasks are achieved with an onscreen pallet that can be expanded or minimized at the user’s discretion, making BoardShare very simple and intuitive to master.      

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Can You Ace the Disaster Recovery Test?

When it comes to data protection, where does your school district begin?

The amount of data that today’s school districts generate is increasing exponentially and so is the need to protect the data.  Federal and state regulations govern the storage and retrieval of student information—regulations such as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.  Then, schools have the typical security issues surrounding personal information, such as Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, and eligibility for federal meal programs. Moreover, there are test scores, student transcripts, records of educator certifications, health records, and transportation statistics—not to mention payroll!  Educators typically aren’t technologists. So when it comes to data protection, where does a district even begin? Just as teachers prepare for the classroom with lesson plans, school business officials and information technology (IT) professionals approach data protection with a documented disaster recovery (DR) plan. Dave LaClair from UniTrends wrote a nice whitepaper on what schools and Districts should be thinking about when it comes to a backup and recovery. Read the full whitepaper here.  

Educate-me.net will be at the NCCE Convention in Seattle February 25th & 26th

NCCE 2016 If you are planning to attend NCCE 2016 “YOUR TECH SAVVY ADVENTURE AWAITS” stop by booth 630 and join us at the LapCabby booth.  Educate-me.net will be showing you how LabCabby can help you with all of your portable storage and charging needs.  Along with our White Glove Chromebook and Laptop program Educate-me.net can provide you with a complete 1:1 deployment. NCCE2016 is the largest Ed-Tech Conference in the Northwest. Take your pick from hundreds of sessions and workshops, three full-day summits, and get lost in the exhibit hall with hundreds of exhibiting vendors.

Keynote Speakers at NCCE2016:

Cheryl Strayed

Cheryl is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir WILD, the bestselling advice essay collection TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS, the novel TORCH, and the quotes collection, BRAVE ENOUGH. Her books have been translated into forty languages around the world. WILD was chosen by Oprah Winfrey as her first selection for Oprah’s Book Club 2.0. The Oscar-nominated movie adaptation of WILD stars Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl and Laura Dern as Cheryl’s mother, Bobbi. The film was directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, with a screenplay by Nick Hornby. Strayed’s essays have been published in The Best American Essays, the New York Times, the Washington Post Magazine, Vogue, Salon, The Sun, Tin House, and elsewhere. Strayed is the co-host, along with Steve Almond, of the WBUR podcast Dear Sugar Radio, which originated with her popular Dear Sugar advice column on The Rumpus.

Kevin Honeycutt

Kevin grew up in poverty and attended school in many cities across the United States. As he witnessed education around the country he collected powerful experiences that still influence his conversations and his work with educators. He spent 13 years teaching art K-12 in public school and for 17 years spent summers leading creative adventure camps for kids of all ages. In 1991 he received the Making IT Happen Award which is an internationally recognized awards program for educators and leaders in the field of educational technology integration in K–12 schools. The program identifies and rewards educational technology leaders around the world for their commitment and innovation. Kevin has developed online safety, anti-bullying and cyber-bullying curriculum which he shares with parents, teachers and students around the country. He certifies instructors in this curriculum and supports trainers as they go out and do this important work. His recent book, Don’t Stay Under The Couch Starbuck and The Bully is the centerpiece of his Pre-K-6 curriculum. He continues to work with schools to develop innovative, engaging curriculum to better prepare learners for the world they will face when they graduate. He is passionate about meeting the needs of at-risk learners and works with kids in juvenile detention, developing approaches to re-engage the “lost” learner. Kevin travels the country and the world speaking at conferences and working with educators at the grassroots level and likes to promote a “tradigital” approach to education.    

Educate-me.net awarded OETC Contract

oetc Educate-me.net is pleased to announced that the OETC has awarded us under the furniture contract to represent LapCabby. Under this contract members of the OETC are able to purchase LapCabby’s complete line of charging carts and lockers are reduced prices.  Dock to Dock shipping is also included. If you are a member of the OETC and would like pricing please email sales@educate-me.net for a complete price sheet.  Orders must be placed at the OETC website but we encourage all schools to contact us and we would be happy to assist you in sourcing the right product for your needs. LapCabby: For twenty years LapCabby has been developing innovative products that our customers love. They manufacturer portable (and static) storage carts and charging solutions for laptops, tablets, e-readers, Chromebooks and netbooks. It’s the smart way to keep your tech safe, charged, and in one secure place. Developed over two decades with the help of customers and technology users, they have included some really ingenious features to ensure their products do everything you need them to – and a little more besides. Their carts are used everywhere, from schools, libraries and museums to restaurants and even laboratories, so wherever you are our IT storage solutions are sure to make a difference. OETC: The OETC is an incorporated non-profit formed by educational institutions throughout the U.S. They represent their members in educational technology procurement, and use their collective knowledge to help each other in integrating technology to improve education. The OETC represents over 900 educational institutions that serve over 750,000 students. From Portland State University, the largest public university in Oregon, to the Nome School District in Alaska, OETC represents education institutions, large and small. Educate-me.net: Educate-me.net is a leading multi-channel software/hardware marketer to the K-12 academic markets, which include faculty, staff, educational institutions and public school districts. Unlike SuperStores we offer a different kind of experience.  We work exclusively within our market and leverage our knowledge and experience to ensure that you not only receive the best possible price but the RIGHT product or solution the best fits your needs.  

Introducing UniCabby By LapCabby!

UniCabby is one of LapCabby’s newest additions! Now-a-days there are so many devices available to students and teachers- it makes sense to get a universal storage and charging device. With UniCabby you can store and charge devices up to 14 inches including laptops, chromebooks, netbooks, and tablets, which all fit perfectly with out without protective cases. UniCabby comes in two sizes: a 20H and a 32H. Each shelf has a cleverly integrated cable management system which neatly stores and clips any device cable. Using specially designed and UniCabbymolded cable clips, Unicabby keeps cables secured at 5 points. UniCabby is fitted with Power 7 Energy Management System and automatically cuts-off when devices are fully charged. UniCabby ensures robust protection, a smaller footprint, and a secure and mobile experience. You don’t have to limit your mobility any longer! With UniCabby users can have perfectly charged devices-no matter what their device is.Comprehensive safety testing meets the highest worldwide standards, certifying the most secure safety features available. All LapCabby products are built from scratch and are designed and manufactured in-house. With every LapCabby purchase comes a lifetime warranty. What you see is quite literally what you get! LapCabby products come fully assembled and ready to use! UniCabby is a great addition to any classroom or library setting!

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Introducing Locka by LapCabby!

A great new product was just released by LabCappy! Locka is LapCabby’s new range of durable ICT storage solutions that enable users to store laptops, tablets, chrombookes, or a mix of all Locka-BYOD-1to1-Combinationthree! Locka creates a secure, central ‘hub’ for your devices and allows a safe place for charging and storage. The Locka can be used in numerous different ways such as: mounted to the wall (wall hanging fittings come supplied with each unit), set on top of a table, or even stacked on one another on the floor- creating as much storage as you require! Locka can hold up to 8 tablets, chromebooks, or laptops per device, with or without protective cases. Locka’s silent and simultaneous charging automatically shuts off when devices are fully charged. Labcappy promises a lifetime warranty and free shipping! Locka comes fully assembled and ready for use for easy and rapid setup. The 1:1 solution with key lock availability ensures a secure charging experience for BOYD (bring your own device). Lock codes are also available for users for who want an even more individualized experience. All LapCabby products are built from scratch and are designed and manufactured in-house. With every LapCabby purchase comes a lifetime warranty. What you see is quite literally what you get! LapCabby products come fully assembled and ready to use! Locka is a great addition to any classroom or library setting! For pricing and release information please contact us.

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Laptops Vs. Chromebooks: What You Need To Know

Both Laptops and Chromebooks can motivate students to learn through independent study and more in-depth student discussions in the classroom. Now-a-days, Laptops and Chromebooks are more cost efficient than library books and make it easier to assess student progress.The big question that rattles everyone’s brain is always: what’s the difference? Laptops Laptops, also known as notebooks, are basically portable computers. Most everything that you find within a desktop (keyboard, webcam, mouse) are combined together to create a portable computer in a single unit. Today the term Laptop is used to Full-size Laptops, notebooks, tablets and other rugged devices. The great thing about Laptops is that you have the ability to download Microsoft and Apple applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, iTunes, and Photostop). Laptops come with a keyboard, big screen, and great screen resolution. A keyboard is essential to those who don’t like to type on touchscreens that are found on some of the newer technology (i.e tablets). Since most screen sizes are normally 13 inches or larger, Laptops provide you with a much larger screen for viewing photos, browsing the web, or creating documents. If you’re looking for a portable desktop that is capable of browsing the web, creating spreadsheets through Excel, listening to music on iTunes, streaming movies, and much more then you’re probably more of a laptop person! Quick Review On One Of The Notebooks (Laptops) Available Through Educate-Me.Net! The Acer TravelMate B115-M TMB115-M-C99B 11.6″ LED (ComfyView) Notebook is a touchscreen- Intel Celeron Processor with 4GB of memory, built in webcam, and a LED HD 11.6 inch viewing screen! This Laptop weighs a mere 4.8 pounds which makes it perfect for travel. Its unique and cool FlowCurve design along with its large precision touchpad gives this Laptop its premium look. To learn more please click here.
Acer TravelMate B115-M TMB115-M-C99B 11.6″ LED (ComfyView) Notebook

Acer TravelMate B115-M TMB115-M-C99B 11.6″ LED (ComfyView) Notebook

Chromebooks Chromebooks are essentially mini Laptops- only with different features. One of the many great advantages of Chromebooks is the price! Chromebooks can cost half or sometimes even a third of the price of a laptop, but depending on what it’s being utilized for it can come with some disadvantages. Chromebooks are powered by Google, which means you do not receive nor can you download any Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. You also can’t download any Apple applications such as iTunes or Photoshop. However, there are many different chrome applications available for download (many for free). The applications are great and many can be used offline. Chromebooks are virtually hack free- meaning it is virtually impossible for viruses and other unwanted bugs to hack into your browser. If you’re an individual who uses a computer simply to check emails, surf the web, and use some basic applications- the a Chromebook seems like an awesome choice for you. If you’re worried about the lack of Microsoft application (especially Word) Google docs is a great alternative. But if you’re someone who needs things like iTunes and Powerpoint and more advanced browsing options then a Laptop is a better investment for you! Quick Review On One Of The Chromebooks Available Through Educate-Me.Net! The Asus EeeBook C100PA-DB01 10.1″ Touchscreen Chromebook packs a big punch into a little package. This Chromebook has 2GB of storage, a 10.1″ screen, and weights only 2.9 pounds- talk about compact! To learn more click here.
Asus EeeBook C100PA-DB01 10.1″ Touchscreen Chromebook

Asus EeeBook C100PA-DB01 10.1″ Touchscreen Chromebook

  Thinking about a 1:1 deployment?  Educate-me.net has the expertise, experience and resources to help.  Contact us today.

Check Out DeskCabby From LapCabby!

DeskCabbyDeskCabby is ideal for tight spaces!

If you are in need of a space saving charging, syncing, and storage device that comes fully assembled and has a lifetime warranty- then look no further than DeskCabby!  DeskCabby is great for tight spaces and can store, charge, and sync up to 12 tablets vertically with or without protective casing. This product is great for those who are looking for a device that is the perfect size to be placed on a desktop. You can stack up to 3 DeskCabbys on top of one another for increases charging and syncing capabilities or simply use one to tidy up stray devices. The lockable rear door allows easy access to device cables (USB ports and cables) and keeps your desktop tidy and keeps all excess wires hidden from view. Since the cables can’t be removed from the front of the unit no cables will suddenly go “missing” or be “misplaced”. DeskCabby’s front lockable steel door is retractable when unlocked, allowing full access to devices.

Increased compatibility!

Not only is it compatible for tablets, it also accommodates any USB powered mobile device, including iPads, Android tablets and e-book readers, and connects using cables supplied with devices. Using Cambrionix U12S technology, DeskCabby allows you to simultaneously synchronize all your devices at once! You can sync your apps, media and usable content through things such as iTunes or Apple configurator from your office, home, or classroom.

Intelligent charging and secure firmware updates!DeskCabby

Easy to install firmware updates ensure your DeskCabby can charge and sync all the latest tablets, making it future proof. Intelligent charging ensures individual devices get the right amount of power, allowing you to store a mixture of tablet types, and charging to individual devices will shut off when they’re full. An awesome feature that comes with DeskCabby is its LED lighting system. LED lights show users their charging and syncing status (red when charging, green when fully charged, blue when syncing) and are still visible even when the perforated door is locked. To receive more information about this amazing product or to request a quote simply click here or call (877) 791-4550 and a representative will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have! To view even more LapCabby products visit us at http://www.educate-me.net/product-category/manufacturer/lapcabby/.

12 Reasons To Love LapCabby

LapCabby Charging Carts

Looks great, works hard, costs less…

LapCabby carts are cleverly designed to be the best on the market. Innovative ventilation keeps devices cool even when the cart is locked. All LapCabby carts also feature the revolutionary Power7 Timer which provides energy saving power management. This device allows for money-saving economy charging, daytime charging, and 7 programmable custom charging schedules so teachers can tailor charging to their daily lesson plans and always have devices that are ready to be used. Additionally all LapCabby carts are secured with a dual point locking system to keep doors secure. These carts also incorporate safety features like concealed electrical compartments, rounded corners and heavy duty locking wheels. No matter the device – They have a product to charge, sync, secure and transport them. Laptops,Chromebooks, Tablets, BYOD, 1:1, 2:1, 3:1 – they have you covered! What you see is what you get – There feature rich products come fully assembled and quite literally ready to roll. Lifetime warranty –  On every LapCabby purchase – they know design and build quality in unsurpassed (2 years on electronics)! Rapid delivery times – There global network of partners spans 44 countries and all major continents – meaning no matter where you are we can get your LapCabby to you. Fast. Free Shipping – Our prices really are ‘all inclusive’. Friendly service – We love the education channel, a matter of fact, that is all we do, work with schools! More than just a standard charging cart! Innovative charging – There technology enables you to program charging times and there solutions will never overcharge and are smart enough to notice when the device is fully loaded. Heat – Did we mention most units have a heat sensor built in and will shut down if the temperature is too high. Smart syncing – There products allow you to sync and charge devices – ensuring you always have updated, fit for purpose technology at your fingertips. Gold standard in safety– All LapCabby products are rigorously tested to the very highest global standards. They test every single component from the wheels to the electrics to the handles. Feature rich yet stylish – Who doesn’t like a bit of color? There designs are what catches the eye and most carts are available in a range of colors. For more information on complete line of LapCabby Carts click here For special educational pricing or a brochure click here Or feel free to give us a call 877-791-4550.

LapCabby – An International Case Study

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‘LapCabby has proved a hit with both pupils and staff’TabCabby16H-Compact-Open

Gavin Roberts, network manager at Hilbre High School Humanities College, said: “We needed somewhere safe and tidy to store our laptops so we began looking at the range of carts on the market, to find the most cost-effective and resilient solution.” “The first thing that struck me about the LapCabby was its value for money. The product was as feature-rich, robust and secure as products costing two or three times its price. The LapCabby has proved a hit with both the pupils and staff and will be a permanent fixture in the classroom for many years to come.” Read the full story here For more information or special educational pricing on LapCabby click here.

BoardShare Black Friday/Cyber Monday Super Deals – Save $50

If you are looking to replace your SmartBoards but need a compact, portable and affordable solution, BoardShare might be just what you are looking for.
  • Transform any hard surface or LED/LCD TV into a virtual interactive whiteboard.boardshare
  • Create and toggle between hundreds of notes, documents, and presentations.
  • Use an array of tools including virtual pens, erasers, highlighters, and colors.
  • Move objects and/or re-size them rather than erasing and re-creating.
  • Save your work on your computer and digitally share it with others or work on it later.
  • Access files from your computer or the web and annotate directly on them.
  • Interact in real-time with remote teams using existing web conferencing tools.
  • Move from one location to another and create a virtual intelligent whiteboard almost anywhere!

Single units retail for just $349 but get your P.O. in by 3pm EST on 11/30/2015 and you’ll save $50, plus you can also take 20% off all accessories.  Larger quantities please call your Educate-me.net Sales Partner first.

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