• vibeffect

    vibeffect is a college-decision framework that uses predictive analytics to deliver unbiased, data-driven results that help families make confident investments in higher education. The system’s purpose is to ensure families base their college decision on their child’s strengths and the best college eco-system for their academic, social and individual thriving. For more information, visit www.thevibeffect.com.

    vibeffect
    Rebecca Kilduff
    rebecca@thevibeffect.com
    713-628-0175
    thevibeffect.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Dusten Carlson
    608-216-7300 x30
    dusten aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    TeacherLists

    TeacherLists is the smarter way to manage, find and share school supply lists for teachers and parents, free-of-charge. After uploading a school supply list once, educators can easily update and link the list to a school or personal website. TeacherLists provides parents the freedom of accessing and finding the most updated school supply list, twenty four-seven. For more information about TeacherLists, visit www.teacherlists.com.

    TeacherLists
    Tim Sullivan
    800-644-3561 x230
    tsullivan@teacherlists.com
    www.teacherlists.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Olivia Hoff
    608-216-7300 x22
    olivia aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    Graduation Alliance

    Graduation Alliance strengthens communities, states and the economy by preparing and empowering tomorrow’s workforce. Through highly effective postsecondary planning, alternative education and training programs, Graduation Alliance ensures every student has an opportunity to succeed during and after high school. For more information about Graduation Alliance, visit www.graduationalliance.com.

    Graduation Alliance
    Jeff Beck
    855-486-8855
    jeff.beck@graduationalliance.com
    www.graduationalliance.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Dusten Carlson
    608-216-7300 x30
    dusten aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    Flipped Learning Network

    Flipped Learning Network was founded by Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams, two Colorado educators who are considered pioneers in the Flipped Classroom Movement. Jon received the Presidential Award for Excellence for Math and Science Teaching in 2002, and was a semi-finalist for Colorado Teacher of the Year in 2010. Jon and Aaron co-wrote the book Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day, which will be available from ISTE Press in June 2012.

    Flipped Learning Network
    Jon Bergmann
    703-465-1397
    j@flippedclass.com
    flipped-learning.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Lauren West
    608-216-7300 x26
    lauren aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    Book Creator

    Book Creator is published by Red Jumper Studios. Established in 2011 by Dan Amos, Red Jumper's mission is to empower the next generation of content creators. In 2015, Book Creator was honoured as a BETT Award winner for Best Educational App. By providing easy to use creation tools that demystify ePub creation, Book Creator seeks to open digital publishing to all. For more information visit www.bookcreator.com.

    Book Creator
    Dan Kemp
    dk@redjumper.net
    www.bookcreator.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Chris Swietlik
    608-216-7300 x23
    chris aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    Oklahoma Statewide

    Over the past few years, full-time online virtual charter schools have created new opportunities for Oklahoma students, while also challenging long-held concepts about public education. In 2014-15, Oklahoma had four state-sponsored public virtual charter schools serving nearly 7,000 students. In 2015-16, a fifth authorized virtual charter school will open its “doors” to students. These schools are sponsored by the Oklahoma Statewide Virtual Charter School Board and have the same accreditation and accountability right and responsibilities as all other Oklahoma public schools.

    Oklahoma Statewide Virtual Charter School Board
    Rebecca Wilkinson
    405-522-0717
    rebecca.wilkinson@sde.ok.gov
    okvirtualcharter.ok.gov

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Charlene Blohm
    608-216-7300 x17
    charlene aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

  • Wonder Workshop

    Wonder Workshop launched Dash & Dot in December 2014 and within its first month, delivered more than $3.5M in robots to 37 countries including the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, European countries, India, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong. Based in San Mateo, CA, Wonder Workshop was founded in 2012 by Vikas Gupta, Saurabh Gupta and Mikal Greaves, inventors, designers, programmers and parents with the mission to make coding a new creative tool that is accessible for children from age five and beyond. The company has currently raised $15.9 million in funding from Madrona Venture Group, CRV, WI Harper, Google Ventures, Bright Success Capital, Maven Ventures, Vikas Gupta, Reza Hussein and Jeff Schox. For more information, visit www.makewonder.com.

    Wonder Workshop
    Brooke Baugess
    310-863-0278
    brooke aat makewonder dot com
    www.makewonder.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Saul Hafenbredl
    608-216-7300 x25
    saul aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    Toolwire, Inc.

    Toolwire, Inc. is a leading provider of immersive learning tools for online and blended learning courses.   Our Game-Based Learning and Virtual Desktop products and solutions help educators and institutions prepare students with the essential skills needed to succeed in school and the workplace. We believe that “learning by doing” provides the quickest, most effective way to develop skills, improve knowledge retention, and enhance student success. For more information, visit www.toolwire.com.

    Toolwire, Inc. 
    Peyton Williams
    1-800-935-8665 x169
    pwilliams@toolwire.com
    www.toolwire.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Saul Hafenbredl
    608-216-7300 x25
    saul aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    Raptor Technologies

    Founded in 2002, Raptor Technologies is the nation’s leading developer of innovative K-12 visitor management software that provides instant screening of visitors and volunteers for sex offender status and custodial orders. Raptor is dedicated to school safety and protects children and students nationwide. More than 12,000 K-12 schools around the country currently use the Raptor system, keeping children safe from sexual predators. Raptor has flagged more than 15,000 registered sex offenders entering K-12 schools and has issued over 150,000 custodial alerts.

    Raptor Technologies
    Diana Kayser
    713-880-8902 x137
    dkayser@raptortech.com
    www.raptortech.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Chris Swietlik
    608-216-7300 x23
    chris aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    ORIGO Education

    ORIGO Education covers all facets of elementary mathematics education, from traditional printed products to digital interactive resources and professional learning. ORIGO’s web-based curriculum, Stepping Stones, is a comprehensive, core mathematics curriculum for grades K–5. The technology-rich program blends online resources with traditional printed materials, resulting in a classroom that is engaged and provides differentiated learning. Professional development videos are embedded within the online program, giving teachers the confidence and knowledge they need to be successful.

    ORIGO Education
    Stephanie Hayes
    888-674-4601
    s_hayes@origomath.com
    www.origoeducation.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Chris Swietlik
    608-216-7300 x23
    chris aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    ParentSquare

    ParentSquare is a simple, collaborative platform for school-home communication that facilitates parental engagement in children’s education. Designed specifically to help preK-12 educators, ParentSquare reaches and engages every parent with automated email, text and app alerts, language translation, and 24/7 access. Powerful metrics on parent engagement help school administrators take well-informed steps to improving parental involvement. Learn more at www.parentsquare.com.

    ParentSquare
    Kristen Morrison
    805-637-8381
    kristen@parentsquare.com
    www.parentsquare.com

    C. Blohm & Associates
    Saul Hafenbredl
    608-216-7300 x25
    saul aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

     

    Blackbaud, Inc.

    Blackbaud K-12 delivers the whole school, connected with school management software solutions to help unite online communities, drive efficiencies and enhance the student experience. With cloud-based management solutions for content, student information, enrollment and learning, Blackbaud K-12 combines front-office solutions with a back-office suite to bring new value to customers and the education industry.

    Blackbaud, Inc.
    Terry Moore
    843-654-3087
    terry.moore@blackbaud.com
    www.blackbaud.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Chris Swietlik
    608-216-7300 x23
    chris aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

  • Shutterfly

    Shutterfly, Inc. is the leading manufacturer and digital retailer of high-quality personalized products and services offered through a family of lifestyle brands. The company’s Photo Story iPad app gives students in all grade levels a creative way to demonstrate their knowledge in English language arts, social studies, math and science through self-published books. With Shutterfly Photo Story for Classrooms, students use the Shutterfly Photo Story iPad app to create a story book that applies what they’ve learned in the classroom through a hands-on, project-based experience.

    Shutterfly
    Agnes Liou
    650-610-5218
    aliou@shutterfly.com
    www.shutterfly.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Emily Embury
    608-216-7300 x19
    emily aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    Edsby

    Edsby is a modern, purpose-built learning management system (LMS) for K-12 that enables school districts and private schools to connect their teachers, students and parents using the technologies that have become pervasive in people’s lives. Edsby is developed by CoreFour, a team that has been building scalable, reliable software systems for education organizations around the world for almost 30 years using the latest technology and standards. Edsby is a registered trademark of CoreFour Inc.

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.

    Saul Hafenbredl
    608-216-7300 x25
    saul aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

     

    Quick Key

    Developed by a veteran educator, Quick Key is a mobile assessment tool that transforms mobile phone and tablets into optical scanners to grade quizzes, tests and surveys. The app eliminates hand-grading of assignments – even for teachers working in paper-based classrooms without access to computers or Internet. Teachers can easily run analytics on their mobile devices and upload data to their school’s electronic grade book. Quick Key helps teachers improve student performance without teaching to the test.

    Quick Key
    Walter Duncan
    347-647-1256
    walter@power2teach.com
    get.quickkeyapp.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Saul Hafenbredl
    608-216-7300 x25
    saul aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

     

    Triumph Learning

    Triumph Learning, LLC, is a leading educational content company and publisher of print and digital K-12 resources, standards-aligned instructional materials and effective literacy programs. Its state-customized products increase student achievement and raise scores on high-stakes exams for more than 6 million students in 36,000 schools in 2013. Triumph Learning offers unique student solutions, robust teacher support, and professional development opportunities. Triumph Learning is committed to serving all students with a mix of interactive digital tools and innovative student texts with products such as Coach and Waggle.

    Triumph Learning, LLC
    Jieun Choe
    646-510-1515
    jchoe@triumphlearning.com
    www.triumphlearning.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Chris Swietlik
    608-216-7300 x23
    chris aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    Tobii Dynavox

    Tobii Dynavox, part of the Tobii Technology Group, is the global market leader in assistive and augmentative communication (AAC), helping individuals with speech and communication impairments lead richer and more independent lives. Tobii Dynavox has developed a reputation as an innovative and caring industry thought leader delivering advanced tools available for a wide array of disabled communities through touch-based and the award-winning eye-tracking and gaze-controlled hardware and software.

    Tobii Dynavox
    Stephan Floyd
    781-223-2005
    stephan.floyd@tobiiati.com
    www.tobiidynavox.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Saul Hafenbredl
    608-216-7300 x25
    saul aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    Skyward, Inc.

    Skyward, Inc. is a leading provider of K-12 school administrative software that surpasses districts’ needs in state reporting, improves operational capabilities, and opens communication between schools and families. Today, the Skyward School Management System™ is used in more than 1,800 school districts worldwide, ranging from districts with as few as 50 students to statewide implementations supporting more than 800,000 students. Founded in 1980, Skyward serves school districts with its integrated student, finance, and human resources suite of products and is proudly made and supported in the United States.

    Skyward, Inc.
    Ray Ackerlund
    800-236-7274 x1319
    ray.ackerlund@skyward.com
    www.skyward.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Emily Embury
    608-216-7300 x19
    emily aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

  • SIIA

    The Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) serves and represents more than 200 member companies that provide educational software applications, digital content, online learning services, and related technologies across the K-20 sector. The Network shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities, and critical market information.

    Contacts

    Software & Information Industry Association
    Allison Bostrom
    202-289-7442
    abostrom@siia.net
    www.siia.net

    C. Blohm & Associates
    Saul Hafenbredl
    608-216-7300 x25
    saul aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    Scenario Learning

    Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, Scenario Learningis a leading developer of award-winning safety and compliance solutions that help create safer schools and workplaces. The company’s award-winning product portfolio includes online solutions for staff training, bullying reporting and tracking, accident tracking, and MSDS management for the education and business markets. Known best for its market-leading SafeSchools suite of K-12 products, Scenario Learning serves thousands of school districts, insurance providers, and businesses around the world.

    Scenario Learning
    Donna McMullin
    800-434-0154
    dmcmullin@scenariolearning.com
    www.scenariolearning.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Saul Hafenbredl
    608-216-7300 x25
    saul aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    Knovation

    Knovation is committed to igniting the hope of knowing by nurturing every child’s innate desire to learn. The company’s suite of advanced personalized learning solutions supports districts undergoing digital transformations by curating Open Educational Resources (OER) to save teachers time, and providing tools to build and deliver student-centered instruction. Solutions include a digital content library built from more than 360,000 certified learning ready resources, netTrekker OER curation and management tool, icurio learning engagement solution, and professional learning services. Since 1999, the company has impacted more than 32 million students and over 1.2 million teachers nationwide.

    Knovation
    Evelyn Fleider
    513-612-1019
    efleider@knovationlearning.com
    www.knovationlearning.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Emily Embury
    608-216-7300 x19
    emily aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    Great Expectations

    Great Expectations is a school transformation model that emphasizes a climate of mutual respect and academic excellence. Founded in 1991, the non-profit foundation provides intensive professional training to teachers and administrators that promotes improved student self-esteem, attendance, discipline and parent participation – all of which result in improved student achievement. Great Expectations has a presence throughout Oklahoma and seven other states.

    Great Expectations
    Linda Dzialo, Ph.D
    580-695-2788
    linda@geok.org
    www.greatexpectations.org

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Saul Hafenbredl
    608-216-7300 x25
    saul aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    Filament Games

    Filament Games is a game production studio that develops engaging teaching and learning games. The company’s games combine best practices in commercial game development with key concepts from the learning sciences, sparking inspiration through exploration and discovery. Filament Games works with teachers, parents and students to engineer authentic gameplay mechanics that assist educators with meeting Common Core requirements and specific learning objectives.

    Filament Games
    Brandon Pittser
    608-251-0477
    bpittser@filamentgames.com
    www.filamentgames.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Emily Embury
    608-216-7300 x19
    emily aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    CoSN

    Founded in 1992, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a national nonprofit organization, is the premier voice in education technology leadership. Its mission is to advance the K-12 education community’s capacity to effectively use technology to improve learning through advocacy, policy and leadership development.

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Charlene Blohm
    608-216-7300 x17
    charlene aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

  • CEV Multimedia

    With 30 years’ experience, CEV Multimedia specializes in providing quality Career & Technical Education (CTE) curriculum and education resources for several major subject areas: Agricultural Science and Technology, Family & Consumer Sciences, Business Education, Marketing Education, Trade and Industrial Education, and Career Exploration. CEV received the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Blue Ribbon Small Business Award in 2012 and has been honored numerous times for its excellence in content creation and exemplary business practices. In 2012, CEV introduced iCEV, an online platform revolutionizing the way CEV produces and delivers educational content. iCEV is the most comprehensive, online resource for CTE educators and students. With iCEV’s learning-on-demand capabilities, video clips stream instantly to any device with Internet capabilities.

    CEV Multimedia
    Clayton Franklin
    800-722-0500 x428
    clayton.franklin@cevmultimedia.com
    www.cevmultimedia.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Saul Hafenbredl
    608-216-7300 x25
    saul aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    Califone International

    Califone International LLC was founded in 1947 and continues to be a leader in the design, development and manufacturing of audiovisual and supplemental curriculum products for use in education, presentation and professional markets.

    Califone® LLC
    Tim Ridgway
    800-722-0500 x428
    Tim.Ridgway@califone.com
    www.califone.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Chris Swietlik
    608-216-7300 x23
    chris@cblohm.com
    www.cblohm.com

    ABC-CLIO Solutions

    Founded in 1955, ABC-CLIO is an award-winning publisher of reference titles, academic and general interest books, electronic resources, and books for librarians and other professionals. The company, headquartered in Santa Barbara, Calif., publishes under four well-respected imprints. ABC-CLIO serves the history profession, history teachers, and students and scholars of history with a complete line of databases, books, and eBooks, along with social studies reference and curriculum resources for middle and high school libraries and classrooms. Greenwood publishes high-quality, authoritative reference books and general interest topics across the secondary and higher education curriculum. Praeger is widely regarded for scholarly and professional books in the social sciences and humanities, with emphasis in modern history, military studies, psychology, business, current events and social issues, international affairs, politics, visual and performing arts, and literature. Libraries Unlimited/Linworth publishes professional materials for librarians, media specialists, and teachers.

    ABC-CLIO Solutions
    Stephanie Dixon
    805-880-6825
    sdixon@abc-clio.com
    www.abc-clio.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Chris Swietlik
    608-216-7300 x23
    chris@cblohm.com
    www.cblohm.com

    Funds for Learning

    Funds For Learning, LLC is an E-rate compliance firm specializing in guiding E-rate applicants and service providers through the complex and ever-changing E-rate regulatory process. With 15 years of experience in providing professional advice and assistance relating to the E-rate program, Funds For Learning exists to provide high-quality solutions for the needs of E-rate stakeholders.

    Funds For Learning, LLC
    Cathy Cruzan
    405-471-0900
    ccruzan@fundsforlearning.com
    www.fundsforlearning.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Chris Swietlik
    608-216-7300 x23
    saul@cblohm.com
    www.cblohm.com

    RoboKind

    RoboKind, the world leader in social robotics, designs and builds a series of robots that enable people to engage with robots on a personal level. Through the Robots4Autism and RoboSteps programs, RoboKind leverages these advanced social robots to supplement autism therapy, special education and STEM instruction. The programs use humanoid robots that feature life-like facial expressions, natural social interaction and comprehensive curriculum to assist educators and therapists in helping students learn and grow.

    RoboKind
    Liz Ralston
    740-627-1719
    liz@robokindrobots.com
    www.robokindrobots.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Emily Embury
    608-216-7300 x19
    emily aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    Learning.com

    Learning.com provides digital curriculum and assessments that help students develop 21st century skills to prepare them for success in college and their future career opportunities. With Learning.com’s digital content management tools, teachers can organize and customize how they deliver content to students. Learning.com provides implementation and professional development services to support educators as they integrate technology into instruction and move to digital content. Founded in 1999, Learning.com currently partners with more than 2,700 districts.

    Learning.com
    Nick Smith
    503-517-4443
    nsmith@learning.com
    www.learning.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Saul Hafenbredl
    608-216-7300 x25
    saul aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

Clients in the News

Wonder Workshop Streamlines Coding Instruction Through Touch App

Posted Jul. 30, 2015

July 30, 2015, San Mateo, Calif - Teaching basic coding skills can be an intimidating exercise for teachers without a technical background. To support teachers in this endeavor, Wonder Workshop developed a new version of its Blockly touch app in consultation with education experts. Blockly’s project-based puzzles are designed to engage students of all genders and backgrounds, with personalized tracks that consider students’ diverse interests.

View the full news release.

Raptor Technologies Joins Safe and Sound for Secure Learning Environments

Posted Jul. 23, 2015

Houston, TX and Newtown, CT (July 21, 2015) - Raptor Technologies has partnered with Safe and Sound: A Sandy Hook Initiative in an effort to improve safety and security for schools across the United States. As a pattern and Advisory Group member, Raptor will assist Safe and Sound with creating and delivering safety materials and best practices to school communities.

View the full news release.

Vibeffect Index Reveals 1:5 Students are High Thrivers in U.S. Colleges

Posted Jul. 23, 2015

Washington, D.C. (July 21, 2015) — vibeffect (@vibeffect) has released the results of its inaugural College Optimizer Index which is based on the qualitative aspects of more than 100 features found in colleges across the U.S. The qualitative aspects of specific college and university ecosystems are taken into consideration for the first time in order to help students identify where they’re most likely to thrive. The data provides insight into the quality of the education received, as well as student outcomes; ultimately, the results show that the majority of students are medium-high thrivers (36 percent), and that there are just as many low-thrivers as there are high-thrivers (19 percent).

View the full news release.

CEV Multimedia Adds Texas-Specific Career Exploration Curriculum

Posted Jul. 23, 2015

LUBBOCK, Texas (July 21, 2015) — Under Texas House Bill 5, the graduation requirements for high school students are changing and require incoming freshmen to choose one of five specialized endorsement areas. As part of Texas House Bill 18, schools are responsible for helping students and families understand the changes, prompting counselors, principals and teachers to search for effective ways to guide students through the new process. CEV Multimedia (@CEVMultimedia) today released a state-specific Career Exploration curriculum through iCEV to help guide schools through the new requirements and process.

View the full news release.

Texas Districts Enlist Skyward to Address Data Integration Needs

Posted Jul. 22, 2015

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (July 22, 2015) ­– Two Texas school districts have selected Skyward (@Skyward_Inc) for data integration and to streamline digital scheduling. Mesquite Independent School District will be implementing the Student Management Suite and Village Tech Schools implemented the Student Management Suite last spring and is currently implementing the School Business Suite to manage operations.

View the full news release.