PowerUpEDU Announces New Interactive Floor Solution

ActiveFloor Turns Any Floor Into An Interactive Play Surface, Powered by Educational Games

Company Release – 8/17/2020 8:00 AM ET

Students of All Ages Learn Intellectually, Physically, and Socially

KENNESAW, GA – PowerUpEDU, in its relentless pursuit of cutting-edge interactive technology and curriculum solutions for classrooms in the southeast, has announced an addition to its Whole Group Instruction portfolio.  In keeping with its mission to create learning environments that engage students and empower teachers, PowerUpEDU is excited to partner with ActiveFloor, creator of the interactive play surface and winner of Best of Bett Award 2019 & 2020.  Linking together play, movement and learning help promote memory, motivation, teamwork, communication, creativity, and social skills.

ActiveFloor, in partnering with PowerUpEDU, will significantly enhance its footprint in the southeastern US.  Brian Wurtz, CEO of ActiveFloor, expounded on the partnership, “ActiveFloor is delighted to be partnering with such a dedicated and talented group in the K-12 education space.  Our interactive learning games combined with PowerUpEDU’s education sales and professional development platform will provide teachers with the necessary technology and creativity to motivate and engage students of all ages in a variety of subjects.” 

The interactive floor includes the ability to access 1600+ learning games, in addition to creating your own.  “The ActiveFloor platform includes a variety of content & subjects – math, linguistics, science, to name a few,  and when used in conjunction with the interactive floor, offers students a variety of learning modalities, “ explained Maggie Phillips, Head of Professional Learning and Teacher Engagement for PowerUpEDU.  Phillips continues, “With the interactive floor, students get an equal approach to auditive, visual, and kinetic learning.”

The interactive floor consists of a ceiling-mounted projector and computer, a Kinect-camera that tracks movement and a vinyl floor.  PowerUpEDU provides installation and training.  For more information on the interactive floor or any of PowerUpEDU’s Technology Solutions, please contact us or visit www.powerupedu.com.  Schedule an in-person or virtual demonstration.

About PowerUpEDU

PowerUpEDU, a Georgia-based company, is an award-winning education solutions provider for classrooms in the southeast.  PowerUpEDU creates learning environments that engage students and empower teachers, effectively bridging the gap between technology and instruction.  PowerUpEDU facilitates instructional fluidity, providing consistent and seamless instruction in traditional and virtual learning environments.

PowerUpEDU

Media Contact:  Debbie Gaillard

Director of Marketing    

404-596-5744, ext. 105

debbie@powerupedu.com


 

Albertville City Schools Unveils STEM Bus

By NICKIE SIMPSON The Reporter

Mar 23, 2020 Updated Mar 23, 2020

Albertville Intermediate School Principal(left) shows Alabama Board of Education District Representative, Cynthia McCarty (right) the technology featured on the Albertville City School System's STEM Bus.
Albertville Intermediate School on Evans Campus' Principal, Vice Principal, and Teachers receive training on the numerous types of state-of the-art technology featured on the schools system's STEM Bus.

The Albertville City Schools (ACS) unveiled its STEM Bus in February.

Albertville Intermediate School on Evans Campus Principal Robert Sims said the school has approximately 930 students and every student would be able to use the STEM Bus twice a month for their entire science class period.

“Just for the students to be able to come out to experience the virtual reality, the lab disks, two 3-D printers and all of the technology — everything in one little spot — I’m glad our students have the opportunity to experience this cutting-edge in education,” Sims said. “This is the first one of its kind in the

State of Alabama. We’re just excited to have this for our students, and to be able to have training through PowerUp EDU for our teachers is fantastic.”

According to Sims, the teachers had extensive training on the STEM Bus in preparation for the students. PowerUp EDU Professional Development Consultant Maggie Phillips said the STEM Bus had class VR (virtual reality) with a teacher portal that would direct all of the headsets to one image. She said this was great for learning because the teachers could create a focal point so that the students’ line-of-sight is on whatever the subject is. To keep the headsets sanitary, the bus has a built-in UV charging cart, which will clean the headsets between student groups.

Also, on the STEM Bus, Phillips said there are Labdisc. She said the Labdisc portable lab opens the door to inquiry-based learning in a variety of science fields, which helps students connect and engage with science. She said the all-in-one, complete lab is a wireless, compact data logger for every science, with up to 15 built-in sensors. Since its next generation wireless technology, she said the Labdiscs could be used indoors and outdoors. There was zero setup time, with automatic sensor testing and calibration with more than 150 hours of battery life, she said. There are interactive, multi-disciplinary experiment books for K-12 that integrate with the latest technologies for the digital classroom, she said. 

“Labdisc offers science parameters — environment, general science, physics, biology and chemistry,” Phillips said. “This replaces the breakable things you might see in a traditional STEM lab — like thermometers, beakers, test tubes — and they collect a variety of data using sensors that are built into the device with accompanying probes. So, if you wanted to know the ambient temperature, the volume in decibels, the UV concentration of air, measure distance or how fast something is going — there’s just a lot you can do with it. It’s a really powerful way to collect data, and it all syncs to an iPad.”

The STEM Bus also boasts the zSpace learning experience, Phillips said. As a hardware and software solution, she said zSpace delivers an interactive experience by integrating the latest AR/VR technology in an all-in-one computer. She said zSpace utilizes three sensory characteristics to create a natural and intuitive product — perception of depth, ability to look around, kinesthetic realism.

“In the STEM buses we’ve seen, this is the best of the best,” she said. “This is our only STEM Bus in Alabama, and we’re just incredibly impressed with the work that’s been done on it.”

Since the STEM Bus’s technology is user-friendly, Phillips said it would only take a few days to train teachers well enough for them to be ready for students. Sims said the teachers could set up an outdoor tent or use the former scout hut outside of the school to use as an additional STEM lab. 

Alabama Board of Education District Representative Cynthia McCarty visited Thursday, Feb. 20, to tour the schools and STEM bus.  She said she was impressed.

“This is amazing, and I am so proud of Albertville City Schools and in the collaboration with Maggie and her teach [PowerUpEDU] to bring this for our students,” McCarty said.  “It’s awesome.  I wish I’d had this when I was younger.  This application, this hands-on learning, to me is so powerful for the students, and it’s just a positive experience.”

Alpbertville Superintendent Boyd English said he couldn’t wait to see the ACS students learn and grow their education through the STEM Bus.

“I’m excited for expanding opportunities for students,”  English said.  “I think Dr. [Robert] Sims and his team are going to enjoy it for about nine months and at that time we’ll continue to expand STEM opportunities for students both here [on Evans Campus] and at Albertville Middle School.[

Response to COVID-19

March 19, 2020

As educators, we face challenges daily, but perhaps none more challenging than the one we face together now.  We find ourselves in unchartered waters, but continue our quest to advance education.  As your Educational Technology Solutions Partner, we want to assure you that we will do everything we can to facilitate you in helping our students move forward.

Our top priority at PowerUpEDU is to ensure the health and safety of our staff, and the educators we work with. We have already implemented policies and procedures internally, and will continue to monitor the status of the COVID-19 virus, taking any additional actions deemed necessary by local, state or federal government. 

Health measures implemented by PowerUpEDU to ensure the health and safety of students, teachers and administrators, as well as the welfare of our staff.  These measures include, but are not limited to:

  1. Provision of hand sanitizer to all employees

  2. Provision of gloves for technicians

  3. Sanitizing all touch-points, i.e door knobs, handles, common areas, armrests, etc.

  4. Provision of glove protection when touching technology during installation, delivery, equipment-replacement or service call.

  5. Provision of face masks for all employees that go on school sites or interact with others.

  6. Observing recommended social distancing with 6-foot social spacing. Refrain from shaking hands, etc.

  7. Provision of alternatives to face-to-face, i.e. equipment pick-up, delivery & drop-off, etc.

  8. Provision of remote and virtual meetings via state-of-the-art virtual meeting services.

  9. Directive that any staff member with a fever or not feeling well is not to report to a work site.

  10. Directive to personnel before going on-site to test for fever with portable medical-testing equipment.  Those with elevated temperatures are not allowed on-site and are asked to self-quarantine.

At PowerUpEDU, we want all of you to have peace of mind that we are taking the necessary steps to provide an environment that is safe and as stress-free as possible.  We stand firm in our commitment to provide schools with a productive, effective and SAFE learning environment.

PowerUpEDU has been serving educators for almost a decade.  We appreciate your business and recognize the confidence you’ve shown is the key reason we are here today.  We will continue working to earn your confidence.  We remain open to serve your students and teachers in increasingly innovative ways.  We are here to fulfill your classroom’s technology needs. 

PowerUpEDU has a robust portfolio of solutions, that include several offerings facilitating Distance or Remote Learning.  We have collated these offerings to a

Virtual Learning page on the PowerUpEDU website.  There are numerous Free offers extended by our partners like Microsoft, Spiral and Swivl.  Please continue to visit this page, as we continue to update offers.

Should you have questions, concerns, or need assistance, we invite you to contact PowerUpEDU.  Just a reminder that our Education Consultants and Trainers are former classroom teachers and understand your environment and classroom needs.  As founders of PowerUpEDU, we invite you to contact us directly jerry@powerupedu.com or sterling@powerupedu.com  We will respond to you as quickly as we are able.  Thank you for your business and your trust in relying on PowerUpEDU as your partner in classroom technology and learning.

We are here to serve you and our students.

Sincerely,

 

Your Friends at PowerUpEDU

PowerUpEDU

1590 N. Roberts Road

Suite 205

Kennesaw, GA 30144

 

PowerUpEDU Announces New STEM Curriculum Solution

Career Pathways K-12 Curriculum Builds Engineering Mindset

Company Release – 2/4/2020 8:00 AM ET

STEM Kits Take “Career-Ready” to the Next Level

KENNESAW, GA – PowerUpEDU, in its relentless pursuit of cutting-edge interactive technology and curriculum solutions for classrooms in the southeast, has announced an addition to its STEAM portfolio. In keeping with its mission to help bridge the gap between technology and instruction, PowerUpEDU is partnering with WozEd Career Pathways K-12 Curriculum and STEM Kits. Steve Wozniak, who single-handedly built the Apple II computer, has now turned his creativity and ingenuity towards education by developing personalized learning programs designed to give learners a “quick-start” to high-tech careers.

The Career Pathways Curriculum is purposely designed to build an engineering mindset while developing the soft skills valued by employers. The Curriculum Pathways STEM kits equip classrooms with tools and resources that inspire creativity and develop collaboration, problem solving, and critical thinking. This curriculum strengthens an already robust STEAM solution portfolio for PowerUpEDU, in its inclusion of two unique areas of focus.  “The WozEd Career Pathways solution really fulfills a STEM curriculum need, as most current curriculums focus only on elementary to middle school years,” shares Maggie Phillips, Head of Professional Development and Teacher Engagement for PowerUpEDU.  “Career Pathways is very unique in offering a K-12 progression path, with a focus on STEM-Career placement,” elaborates Phillips.  

 PowerUpEDU, as a preferred WozEd partner for the southeast, is excited to provide such a unique STEM offering to classrooms in GA, AL, FL, SC & NC.  WozEd is equally excited about the partnership and the shared goals of both companies.  Taylor Puett, VP of Educational Solutions for WozEd, offered, “WozEd seeks to align with partners who share Steve’s (Wozniak) vision for education.  Given PowerUpEDU’s genuine passion for education and its focus on the students and teachers, we feel our goals for the classroom will be well represented.”

Career Pathways STEM Kits include a K-12 Curriculum Progression for the careers of Coding, Engineering Design Process, Drones, Cybersecurity, & Mobile Development.  Aligned to STEM Standards, the Curriculum Progression incorporates multiple levels of curriculum, designed to facilitate teachers of all grades.  For more information on Career Pathways or any of PowerUpEDU’s Technology Solutions, please contact us or visit www.powerupedu.com

About PowerUpEDU

PowerUpEDU, a Georgia-based company, is an award-winning education solutions provider for classrooms in the southeast.  PowerUpEDU creates learning environments that engage students and empower teachers, effectively bridging the gap between technology and instruction.  Through technology and coaching, PowerUpEDU helps improve student achievement and brings success to the classroom.

 

PowerUpEDU

Media Contact:  Debbie Gaillard

Director of Marketing    

404-596-5744, ext. 105

debbie@powerupedu.com

PowerUpEDU and Spiral Establish Partnership to Bring Best-in-Class Student-Engagement Platform to Schools and Districts

KENNESAW, GA – October 23, 2019 –  PowerUpeDU, in its relentless pursuit of cutting-edge technology solutions for classrooms in the southeast, is excited to announce a newly-formed partnership with Spiral.  PowerUpEDU will be the exclusive distributor of Spiral’s award-winning software throughout the Southeastern United States.  Featuring four, fully integrated collaborative learning apps, Spiral is one of the fastest growing learning platforms in the US and is widely used by teachers in K-12 classrooms for a variety of everyday learning activities across all curriculum areas.

At its core, Spiral builds quality formative assessment and active student participation into daily lessons, with activities that cover 70% of regular class work.  “Spiral is truly a transformational learning platform, said Maggie Phillips, Head of Professional Development and Teacher Engagement for PowerUpEDU.  “It provides teachers fast and easy access to formative assessment tools as part of their everyday instructional activities.  Spiral is also incredibly engaging for students!”

“We’ve seen tremendous growth in the U.S. market over the last 18 months, ” said Hamish Kennedy, Spiral founder.  “Largely built organically from word-of-mouth testimonials by classroom teachers, Spiral’s software stems from a combination of both its effectiveness and ease of use – it’s a suite of formative assessment tools that teachers can literally have up and running within minutes of use.  Partnering with PowerUpEDU, a trusted and respected education solutions provider, offers Spiral instant credibility with educators and allows us to further expand our classroom reach.”

About PowerUpEDU

PowerUpEDU, a Georgia-based company, is an award-winning education solutions provider for classrooms in the southeast.  PowerUpEDU creates learning environments that engage students and empower teachers, effectively bridging the gap between technology and isntruction.  PowerUpEDU helps improve student achievement and brings success to the classroom.  Learn more by visiting www.PowerUpEDU.com

About Spiral

Spiral transofmrs any classroom into an interactive learning space, breathing life into today’s classrooms by empowering teachers and engaging students across all grade levels and curriculum areas.  Spiral enables students to collaborate with teachers using simple apps that mirror everyday learning activities including Quickfire, Team Up, Discuss, and Clip.  Common Sense Education’s ‘Top Pick for Learning,’ Spiral’s award-winning learning platform is education’s premiere 1:1 learning platform for today’s educator.  Learn more by visiting www.spiral.ac

For more information on PowerUpEDU’s Technology Solutions, and complete suite of offerings, please visit www.powerupedu.com

PowerUpEDU

Media Contact:  Debbie Gaillard

Director of Marketing

404=596-5744, ext. 104

debbie@powerupedu.com

 

PowerUpEDU Announces New STEAM Instruction Solution

New STEAM and Coding Courses Offer a Unique Opportunity for Student Engagement

Company Release – 4/10/2019 8:00 AM ET

Curriculum-aligned STEAM and Coding Courses Create Computational Thinkers

KENNESAW, GA – PowerUpEDU, in its relentless pursuit of cutting-edge interactive technology solutions for classrooms in the southeast, has announced an addition to its STEAM Instruction portfolio. PowerUpEDU is proud to announce the addition of SAM Labs award-winning courses in STEAM and coding. Designed by teachers and aligned to K-5 Next Generation Science Standards, these courses foster both student and teacher confidence, encourage collaboration, enable creativity and critical thinking, and cover curriculum objectives. The visual, interactive and guided lesson content provide a clear structure for every lesson.

“PowerUpEDU continues to provide the most current and compelling technology available for today’s classrooms”, said Jerry Gaillard, co-founder of PowerUpEDU. The SAM Labs STEAM and coding solutions encourage innovation and stimulate critical thinking through real-world applications. “The SAM Labs solutions are a perfect complement to our STEAM line of technology which promote inquiry-based learning”, states Gaillard.

“SAM Labs is very excited to have southeast-based PowerUpEDU adding our curriculum-aligned K-5 STEAM and coding solutions to its classroom offering,” stated Dan Deem, US Managing Director of SAM Labs. PowerUpEDU offers a diverse suite of STEAM classroom solutions, including virtual reality, 3D printing, data logging, and makerspace furnishings. “PowerUpEDU is an ideal partner for us considering our mutual focus on instruction, technology and professional development,” says Deem. PowerUpEDU does also offer professional development in addition to its interactive technology. “All of our trainers are former teachers with years of classroom experience,” states Sterling Wharton, co-founder of PowerUpEDU. “Their expertise and unique insights produce very effective pedagogical results,” says Wharton.

The SAM Labs STEAM and Coding courses are already making a difference in classrooms here in the US. Donna Hall is the Media and Technology Specialist for Ridgecrest Elementary in Largo, FL. She also supervises makerspace, encouraging students to use the space for collaboration and special projects. Donna hopes to use STEAM and coding to inspire her students, elaborating, “My focus for the makerspace has been to find different ways that kids can come in and demonstrate their understanding and have a fun time doing it too, so they get the chance to create as part of their learning day.”

About PowerUpEDU
PowerUpEDU, a Georgia-based company, is an award-winning education solutions provider for classrooms in the southeast. PowerUpEDU creates learning environments that engage students and empower teachers, effectively bridging the gap between technology and instruction. PowerUpEDU helps improve student achievement and brings success to the classroom.

About SAM Labs
SAM Labs offers curriculum-aligned courses in STEAM and coding, empowering teachers to prepare a generation of computational thinkers. Courses provide a comprehensive teaching and learning suite, utilizing a combination of lesson content, software and hardware to give students a hands-on, minds-on experience.

For more information on PowerUpEDU’s Technology Solutions, and complete suite of offerings, please visit www.powerupedu.com

PowerUpEDU
Media Contact: Debbie Gaillard
Director of Marketing
404-596-5744, ext. 105
debbie@powerupedu.com

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PowerUpEDU Announces New Whole Group Instruction Solution
New Interactive Playground combines Gaming, Academics & Physical Activity
Company Release – 4/3/2019 8:00 AM ET

Multi-Functional Smart Space Expands Whole Group Solution Offerings

KENNESAW, GA – PowerUpEDU, in its relentless pursuit of cutting-edge interactive technology solutions for classrooms in the southeast, has announced an addition to its Whole Group portfolio. PowerUpEDU is proud to announce the addition of the Lü Interactive Playground, a new, innovative and immersive technology that transforms the physical education environment. The Interactive Playground engages students in physical activity while integrating interactive learning lessons and pedagogical games. The integration of dynamic sound and synchronized lighting completes the immersive experience. Lu Interactive is available in three configurations and an ever-growing selection of high-quality educational gaming content.

“PowerUpEDU seeks to provide the most current and compelling technology available for today’s classrooms”, said Jerry Gaillard, co-founder of PowerUpEDU. “The Lü Interactive Playground combines the best of two worlds – physical activity and learning!” Lü’s research shows that less than 10% of children are getting the recommended daily physical activity. Combined with the stat that passive screen viewing is on the rise, a solution is needed to improve this trend.

“Lü Interactive Playground is very excited to have southeast-based PowerUpEDU adding our interactive education solutions to its robust line of leading-edge classroom solutions”, stated Vincent Routhier, CEO – Lü Interactive Playground. PowerUpEDU offers an extensive suite of whole group offerings, including all types of front-of-the-classroom technology, digital mobile podium and many peripheral items, such as document cameras, data management devices, software and professional development. “Whether a classroom is looking to upgrade to an interactive flat panel display, interactive wall or refresh their projectors, we can help,” says Sterling Wharton, co-founder of PowerUpEDU.

Students at Belgreen Elementary in Franklin County, AL, are already experiencing the benefits of the interactive playground. Superintendent Greg Hamilton espoused, “The Lü Interactive Playground not only provides health benefits, it also provides quality, learning engagement.” “The enthusiasm from the students has been exciting.” Another benefit of a system which combines physical education and learning, is the engagement of all students. It allows for inclusion of students who may not be able to participate in traditional P.E. classes.

About PowerUpEDU
PowerUpEDU, a Georgia-based company, is an award-winning education solutions provider for classrooms in the southeast. PowerUpEDU creates learning environments that engage students and empower teachers, effectively bridging the gap between technology and instruction. Through technology and coaching, PowerUpEDU helps improve student achievement and brings success to the classroom.

For more information on PowerUpEDU’s Technology Solutions, and complete suite of offerings, please visit www.powerupedu.com

PowerUpEDU
Media Contact: Debbie Gaillard
Director of Marketing
404-596-5744, ext. 105
debbie@powerupedu.com

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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.”

About PowerUpEDU

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

PowerUpEDU
Media Contact: Debbie Gaillard
Director of Marketing
404-596-5744, ext. 105
debbie@powerupedu.com

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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 info@powerupedu.com

PowerUpEDU
Media Contact: Debbie Gaillard Director of Marketing
404-596-5744, ext. 105
debbie@powerupedu.com

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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:

Jerry Gaillard                                                                                                     

jerry@powerupedu.com

29 North Park Square

Suite 200

Marietta, GA 30060

Phone: 404.596.5723

 
 
Promethean’s ClassFlow Is Now Award Winning!
Over the past several weeks ClassFlow has been the recipient of 2 major awards. The first, a 2014 ComputED Gazette BESSIE Award! The BESSIE Awards target innovative and content-rich websites, applications and software programs that provide teachers and parents with the necessary technology to promote educational excellence. Winners are selected from titles submitted by publishers worldwide. ClassFlow was selected as the Top Lesson Planning Website in the Teacher Tools category.
 
 
Most recently ClassFlow was awarded with the Educators’ Choice Award from the SIIA Innovation Incubator Awards! SIIA’s Innovation Incubator program identifies and supports entrepreneurs in their development and distribution of innovative learning technologies. The program began in 2006 and has provided mentorship for dozens of successful products and companies in their efforts to improve education through the use of software, digital content and related technologies. The Educator’s Choice Award is voted on by educators from around the world.
 
Want to know more about ClassFlow?  For Details and complimentary ClassFlow account, contact PowerUp EDU!
 
 
 
 

Contact:  Debbie Gaillard
Debbie@powerupedu.com
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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