PowerUpEDU Announces New STEAM Solutions for the Classroom
Company Release – 10/4/2018 8:00 AM ET
STEAM Solutions Expand Technology Solution Offerings
KENNESAW, GA — PowerUpEDU, a leading provider of interactive technology solutions for classrooms in the southeast, has announced additions to its portfolio of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) Technology offerings. PowerUpEDU has selected a Virtual Reality package by ClassVR and 3DPrinting and software by Robo3D and My Stem Kits. Both are robust and complete packages, with ClassVR offering hardware, software and portal access to hundreds of curriculum-aligned lesson plans. Robo3D offers a choice of printers (compact and high performance), along with access to over 240 NGSS-aligned lesson plans. Both solutions are also notable by their ease-of-use and compatibility with existing technologies in the classroom.
“PowerUpEDU seeks to provide the most current and compelling technology available for today’s classrooms, said Jerry Gaillard, co-founder of PowerUpEDU. “Student engagement is directly linked to student success, and schools are discovering that inquiry-based learning promotes student engagement. STEAM Technology offers numerous solutions to stimulate inquiry-based learning.”
Virtual Reality and 3D Printing solutions join the PowerUpEDU STEAM portfolio that includes Portable Datalogging and Makerspace Furnishings. “The Labdisc portable datalogger by Globisens, is like having a science lab that fits in the palm of your hand,” says Sterling Wharton, co-founder of PowerUpEDU. “With 15 Built-in sensors, students can utilize indoors or outdoors, sampling and recording data for any number of experiments.”
PowerUpEDU also believes that classroom culture can be the place to start in building a STEAM lab. “Sometimes establishing a successful STEAM Lab in your school can be as simple as establishing the right culture,” says Wharton. “Our Makerspace Furnishings by CEF, offer practical, attractive and affordable options to create a culture that excites students and makes a teacher’s life easier.”
PowerUpEDU, a Georgia-based company (with offices in Alabama, North Carolina, and South Carolina) is a solutions provider focused on making a difference in education. PowerUpEDU creates learning environments that empower teachers and students with solutions and coaching that dramatically improves student performance. Connecting technology and instruction by providing the resources, professional development, services and ongoing support, PowerUpEDU effectively liberates your classroom. A liberated classroom allows teachers to teach more effectively and improve student engagement and learning.
For more information on PowerUpEDU’s STEAM Solutions, along with the entire suite of offerings, please visit www.powerupedu.com
Media Contact: Debbie Gaillard
Director of Marketing
404-596-5744, ext. 105
PowerUpEDU Named Top 10 Connected Education Solution Provider for 2018 By Education Technology Insights Magazine
Kennesaw, GA, June 28, 2018 – PowerUpEDU has been recognized as a Top 10 Connected Education Solution Provider for 2018 by Education Technology Insights Magazine.
Education Technology Insights Magazine states, “The digital transformation has been embraced by forward-thinking companies to create an integrated strategy and leverage connected devices and the data they generate.”
To assist CIOs in navigating through the many Connected Education solution providers, the Education Technology Insights distinguished selection panel, comprising CEOs, CIOs, VCs, industry analysts and the editorial board of Education Technology Insights have selected the Top 10 Connected Education Solution Providers 2018. These 10 “forward-thinking” providers exhibit competence in delivering educational intelligence, while also driving digital transformation in a connected education setting for educational institutions and organizations.
Offering the “right ingredients”, PowerUpEDU bridges the gap between teaching and technology. Providing innovative classroom technology solutions, PowerUpEDU creates learning environments that engage students and empower teachers to create learning experiences which improve teacher-learning practices.
“We provide solutions that use in-place classroom technologies whenever possible, while at the same time ensuring the classroom is ready to connect with new and emerging trends,” says Jerry Gaillard, Co- founder of PowerUpEDU. Sterling Wharton, Co-founder of PowerUpEDU, adds “We believe that by leveraging the technology in the classroom, we can improve the results of students and lower the stress levels of teachers at the same time.”
PowerUpEDU’s solutions focus on six key areas: whole group instruction; personalized instruction; wireless classroom solutions; professional development and coaching; classroom sound, safety, and video; and STEAM instruction and curriculum. Aiming to change the way education is delivered, Gaillard states “Our goal is to make classrooms fun, interactive, and engaging, thus motivating students to come to school and enjoy the learning environment.”
To read the entire article found in the June issue of Education Technology Insights Magazine, go here: www.educationtechnologyinsights.com/magazines/June2018/Connected_Education/
Education Technology Insights has been an apex platform offering renewed understanding of the latest innovations and technologies in the Education industry arena. Education Technology Insights spearheads in highlighting education industry’s latest trends and technologies, bringing forth the ideas and unique offerings of market leaders to assist education experts in establishing institutions alike.
For more information on PowerUpEDU’s Connected Education Solutions, contact them at 888.517.3824 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Media Contact: Debbie Gaillard Director of Marketing
404-596-5744, ext. 105
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 20, 2014
PowerUpEDU Announces Strategic Partnership with Tablet and Computer Management Specialist mPowered IT
Marietta, GA – PowerUpEDU, a market leader in helping schools bridge the gap between technology and instruction, today announced a strategic partnership with mPowered IT, a technology services provider specializing in tablet and computer network management.
“Having partnered so closely with both public and private schools, we found they are struggling with the deployment, security, control, and ongoing management of tablets and iPads. What educators require is a cost effective, fixed-fee option that is predictable and does not require the precious time of their teachers and administrators” said Jerry Gaillard co-founder of PowerUpEDU.
The partnership with mPowered IT brings with it a revolutionary new service called “Engage” which provides a suite of packaged services including tablet deployment and ongoing management. The partnership also makes other key IT services available that schools are clearly in need of, including computer and network support, firewall security with bandwidth management and content blocking, cloud hosting services, and backup and disaster recovery services, all for a budget friendly fixed-fee.
”We are thrilled to have entered into this partnership with the team at PowerUpEDU” said John Mamon, CEO of mPowered IT. “We have already seen great excitement from the education market about our ability to take away all of the headaches associated with deploying and managing tablets so they can just focus on creating a dynamic teaching and learning environment”.
“The ‘Engage’ program allows our schools to effectively deploy and manage tablets, keeping their focus where it matters: using tablets to increase student achievement” added Gaillard.
For more information on the partnership or the Engage program, contact:
29 North Park Square
Marietta, GA 30060
Contact: Debbie Gaillard
Phone: 888.517.3824, 404.596.5744
For Immediate Release
PowerUp EDU to Revolutionize the Classroom
“If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s,
we rob them of their tomorrow”, John Dewey
Believing every child should reach their full potential, today TPS Interactive announces a new division focused on serving the next generation’s classroom; a classroom that provides better learning results, is less stressful for teachers to lead and costs less to equip and operate. The Powered Up classroom.
The United States has been a world leader in education for generations, but now, student test scores indicate US classroom effectiveness is falling behind other parts of the world. Our teachers have increased challenges with new requirements, standards, and protocols.
Other industries have been transformed by utilizing technology solutions to dramatically improve effectiveness, productivity and empower its leaders. In contrast, today’s classroom is largely unchanged from the classroom of our parents and grandparents. Today’s popular handheld devices have limited use in classrooms and are not well utilized. Often, students are even directed to “power down” those devices at the beginning of the school day. Schools that purchase technology only, sometimes find the products fall short of the desired outcome. Additionally, while ideal for consumer and business environments, schools find that student-provided technology also falls short in classroom effectiveness. Student devices may be brought into classrooms with inadequately equipped infrastructures, and teachers may lack sufficient training on the integration of that technology into a cohesive classroom solution.
PowerUp EDU simplifies the classroom by creating learning environments that dramatically improve the teachers’ ability to motivate & engage learners, to teach more effectively with reduced effort, thus improving student engagement, motivation, retention and learning. “PowerUp EDU provides our classroom with solutions, not just technology or products. The solutions provided in their EDUTalk training series enable teachers to better engage students, focus on individual student needs & help reduce the teacher’s cognitive overload at the same time” said Tamara Spafford, Executive Director of The LionHeart School.
PowerUp EDU is bridging the gap between technology and instruction for more positive results in today’s classroom. PowerUp EDU is a One Stop Shop for consulting, professional development and integration of systems technology into cohesive solutions for today’s classroom, more effectively leveraging the power of individualized and personalized learning at a lower cost than other alternatives.
Contact PowerUp EDU 404.596.5744, 888.517.3824 or visit PowerUpEDU.com for more information.
PowerUp EDU is a Georgia-based interactive technology company that has assisted hundreds of schools, commercial and government accounts nationally with consulting, interactive technology integration and professional development. TPS Interactive will continue to provide interactive technology and training solutions in the government and commercial markets.
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