EdTech Show Daily at TCEA • February 10, 2022

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The ELMO Ecosystem of Connection ELMO USA Corp. introduces the most comprehensive connected ecosystem for education on the market today. As the learning environment changes across the world, ELMO has advanced its technology to support and enhance its awardwinning document camera line up. In-person and virtual lessons are taken to the next level with ELMO’s newest connected devices. At the center of the connected ecosystem is the document camera, the product by which all of ELMO’s connections are inspired and created. The trusted and award-winning ELMO document cameras seamlessly broadcast images and videos, allowing you to capture every tiny detail of a lesson. For an even more dynamic lesson, ELMO wireless document cameras allow educators the ability to capture images and videos around the room or outside the classroom. You can still have the freedom to walk around the room with the ELMO CRA-2 Writing Tablet. It allows teachers and students the opportunity to annotate while live broadcasting the notes directly on the image or board. Next up, ELMO has supercharged the classroom with the ELMO Board. The ELMO Board is the link between students visualizing the images from the document camera, WI-FI enabled devices, and student engagement. It allows educators the ability to quickly capture ideas, share the images on screen, save quickly, and to expand further creating dynamic, memorable lessons for students. Its industry-leading intelligent touch technology responds to fingers, palms, and a stylus, so you don’t have to worry

BOOTH #1419 Schools Meet Challenges with Help from Trafera

Next-Day Delivery Powered by USPS Connect

No other organization reaches and serves the American public so visibly every day than the United States Postal Service®. Now, it’s leveraging its vast network and reach to bring businesses what consumers are demanding: fast and affordable next-day delivery. Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, consumer shopping behaviors have fundamentally changed. Shipping has surged tremendously as consumers moved their purchasing online. By 2025, the e-commerce share of all retail sales is expected to grow to 23 percent, more than double its share in 2019. Rather than waiting for their lunch hour or after the kids are in bed, consumers are placing orders on their mobile devices as they think of them, between video conference calls or while doing daily tasks. At the same time, consumers increasingly expect their orders to be fulfilled and delivered quickly, with more than 30 percent saying they are frustrated when shipping takes too long. About 87 percent say the shipping experience directly impacts their decision to shop with a merchant again. To compete and grow, businesses must adapt. The key is positioning the product closer to the customer so orders can be placed later in the day and still be delivered the next. That’s why in February, USPS will begin rolling out USPS Connect, a suite of affordable package delivery solutions for businesses, across the nation. At its core, USPS Connect is about providing solutions that help businesses of all sizes – whether

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Schools have unique challenges. Trafera has built its business around helping with those needs. Trafera takes time to understand what’s important to you and add its expertise to your corner. That’s why Trafera is one of the top nationwide partners for Chromebooks in education. But Trafera's mission to transform learning experiences through technology goes beyond pushing boxes of equipment.

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Atlantic’s New Dardashti Gaming Desk and Shelving

Trafera measures success not based on how many devices it sells to schools, but by how those devices are being used to enrich and transform student learning. Trafera believes that all the devices, panels, and gadgets in the world couldn’t improve learning

Atlantic has sold gaming storage and accessory products since 2003. The Dardashti Gaming Desk and Shelving are the latest additions to this high-end product line, joining the Gaming Chair and Gaming Riser. Inspired by today’s high-end performance vehicles, this gaming collection provides the highest design value considering materials, performance and aesthetics. The Z1-21 Gaming Desk has a generous 45.75-inch wide playing surface that is 29 inches deep. A tinted, tempered 8mm glass playing surface is surrounded by a black engineered wood top. The desktop is supported by a 3-inch, anodized “Z” leg, constructed with tubular steel that is supported by sturdy 25.5-inch leveling feet for no wobble. An integrated black steel plate protects the desktop when attaching a monitor mount. Enhancements include a black sheet metal beverage holder and a headphone/VR hook. To fully experience the multi-color edge lit glass surface, turn down the lights. Control the colors, cadence and intensity with the LED remote. A side-mounted, highspeed, three-port USB 3.0 hub and power adapter charge your devices. The undermounted power surge protector tray helps reduce cord clutter. The S1-21 Gaming Shelving has “Z” legs to match the Gaming Chair. This storage shelving is perfect for small speakers, games and other accessories. Constructed from the 2-inch tubular steel and 5mm tinted, tempered glass, the two middle glass shelves adjust in height to fit your gear. The Gaming Shelving includes remote controlled

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Just see what customers have to say: “While I have a large IT reseller network at my fingertips, I always, easily choose Trafera to supply all of our school district's Chromebooks! The warranty program they have is absolutely top-notch, as is their “White Glove” service. When I have had questions and requests, no matter how big or small, I am treated like I'm part of a team. There are so many businesses out there competing for our [attention], but there is no way I am switching from Trafera. When you find a company that does such great work, provides more than enough value in products and services and has people who truly care and respect your business's wishes, you keep and nurture that relationship.” – Branden Strong (Technology Coordinator | Triton Public School, MN)




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Ellucian Cloud Solutions to Accelerate Digital Transformation at Miles College Ellucian, a leading higher education technology solutions provider, announced that Miles College has selected Ellucian Colleague SaaS to modernize its technology operations. A new Ellucian customer and one of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Miles College joins more than 1,100 institutions worldwide in the cloud with Ellucian and more than 500 institutions in the cloud with their full SIS/ERP. Miles College will implement Ellucian Colleague SaaS, a comprehensive, modern, and cloud-based ERP to support the institution’s digital transformation strategy that focuses on building an accessible learning environment for students. Upgrading sys-

tems will provide students with an online, self-service experience for registration and course enrollment, with easy access to grades and a holistic view of financial aid and overall financial standing. Integrated data across platforms will deliver greater insights to campus leaders, and IT administrators will recognize efficiencies and greater security. “Under the leadership of President Knight, we remain steadfast in our commitment to providing our students with a seamless enrollment experience, and to do that effectively, we have to improve the way we operate,” said Michael Johnson, Chief Innovation Officer, Miles College. “The decision to move forward with Ellucian

Improve Student Engagement in Robotics, Computer Science The coming decade will bring unprecedented changes within the workplace. From education to retail to hospitality and transportation, virtually all industries will be transformed by robotics and artificial intelligence. Millions of jobs will be eliminated by technology while millions of new jobs will be created. Still millions more jobs will be transformed and students that graduate from high schools with strong technical skills (including robotics and A.I. literacy) will be significantly advantaged. However, despite the increasing importance of robotics and computer science education, enrollment in these courses in the USA continues to lag behind many other countries. Within American high schools, enrollment averages less than 3% of boys and 0.3% of girls. To put those numbers into perspective, a school with 2,000 students will often have less than 30 boys and 3 girls in their robotics programs. This means that 1,967 students are

missing out on a literacy that is rapidly becoming a key differentiator across a huge spectrum of jobs. Within middle schools, the results are marginally better with 5% to 15% of students typically enrolled – still tangibly below the needed levels. “It’s truly a crisis,” says Dennis Kambeitz, founder of Robots.Education. “Robotics and A.I. will impact all industries, but it’s only our most engineeringminded students who tend to take this type of education. The unfortunate truth is that the students who need this education the most are often the ones who are least likely to enroll.” Fortunately, there are solutions that have been shown to dramatically improve engagement. Kambeitz has demonstrated robotics to more than 18,000 students, with really exciting results. “When we demonstrate robotics with the EZRobot Humanoid at high schools, we’ll typically see 25% to 45% of students indicate that they would like to learn robotics. That’s an increase of

Panasonic and Olympian Katie Ledecky Partner to Inspire Student STEM Innovation and Unlock the Power of Technology To inspire student innovation in science, technology, engineering, and math (“STEM”), Panasonic Corporation of North America is partnering with 3-time Olympian, 15-time World Champion, 10time Olympic medal-winning swimmer, and proud STEM advocate Katie Ledecky to launch the STEM Forward educational initiative and engaged Discovery Education to help make this educational program a reality. Announced during CES 2022, the initiative combines Katie Ledecky’s passion for STEM education and advocacy, Panasonic’s legacy of innovation, and Discovery Education’s worldwide leadership in education technology, STEM

Forward connects students in grades 3-8 to the game-changing power of technology with standards-aligned resources for any learning environment at no cost. “As champions for progress at Panasonic, we’re focused on how we can move the world forward and commit ourselves to enhancing the wellbeing of people, communities, and society. Today’s students have a tremendous future ahead of them, one where technology is not only a tool but an inspiration,” said Megan Myungwon Lee, Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of Panasonic Corporation of North America. “We’re proud to continue to partner with Katie

EdTech Show Daily Colleague SaaS provides a valuable opportunity to improve our technological infrastructure and better serve our students.” “Miles College is an innovative leader focused on providing an environment that positions students for success and we are pleased to welcome them to the Ellucian customer community,” said Laura Ipsen, President and CEO, Ellucian. “Leveraging Colleague’s SaaS delivery model, Miles College will streamline processes and modernize operations for an overall improved user experience for students, faculty and staff. We look forward to a strong partnership accelerating the institution’s digital transformation to support its growing number of students.”

For more information on Ellucian Colleague, visit www.ellucian.com/ solutions/ellucian-colleague.

a b o u t 1,000% for boys and 10,000% for girls. The teachers can’t believe it.” At the m i d d l e s c h o o l level, the results are even more impressive, where up to 90% of students will indicate that they would like to learn robotics, following Kambeitz’s presentations. “There’s something about EZRobot’s Humanoid that students simply love,” says Kambeitz. “Schools that implement robotics programs with it see huge increases in enrollment across the entire student population – boys, girls, nerds, jocks, at-risk, SEN, gifted and even students who aren’t as academically inclined. Everybody can have success.” What is Kambeitz’s secret to generating this level of engagement? “I’ll typically demonstrate the robot for 4 or 5 minutes, and then give the students the opportunity to volunteer to program the robot. In 40 minutes, students as young as fourth grade can program

Ledecky, who is an inspiration to young people around the world, and empowers students to reach their full potential and discover new ways to think about and apply STEM to build a better world.” Building on Katie’s ongoing work with Panasonic as a STEM leader and a member of Team Panasonic, STEM Forward provides students, educators, and families with dynamic digital resources that explore how technology improves lives and makes the world a better place. In addition, STEM Forward includes a special Virtual Field Trip appropriate for both in class use and at home exploration. Premiering on January 25th at 1 PM ET, Winning with STEM: A Virtual Field Trip with Katie Ledecky and Panasonic will take students behind-the-scenes at five STEM innovation centers across North America to meet teams of Panasonic scientists, engineers, and

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the robot to wave, talk, respond to their voices, recognize their faces and greet them by name. EZ-Robot is an incredibly powerful platform that is easy enough to be learned, or taught, by virtually anyone.” For more information, and to see the JD Humanoid Robot, visit the EZ-Robot team at booth #1635. See a live demonstration and learn how you can bring super-engaging robotics education to your school. For more information, visit booth #1635, go to www.ez-robot.com or email education@ez-robot.com.

immersive design experts using their passion for STEM to make a difference in the world. An educator guide accompanies the Virtual Field Trip and features student activities to take the learning further. New activities launching in February include a subject matter expert video featuring Katie Ledecky, student activities, educator supports, and family activities. “Any opportunity I have in life to inspire young kids to pursue their passions, especially in STEM education, I’m going to take it,” said Katie Ledecky. “Whether students use STEM skills for better problem-solving or critical thinking in life, or for a future career, it’s important that they have equal access to help propel them forward.” “We are thrilled to partner with Panasonic to help inspire the next wave of innovative thinkers,” said Lori McFarling, President of Social Impact at Discovery Education.


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Ivy Camps Receives Funding from MonCap and Man Capital to Accelerate Growth for K-12 EdTech Platform Ivy Camps USA, Inc., a global education technology company delivering live curated classes to children aged 6-18 taught exclusively by instructors from top U.S. universities, announced that it has raised funding from MonCap and Man Capital. Founded by Danny Hundert, Ivy Camps has taught over 1,000,000 studenthours of fun, educational content that supplements school-based learning programs. Ivy Camps' instructors hail from universities such as Harvard, Princeton, and Yale. Courses start at $149 for 5-session modules and some of the most popular offerings include Public Speaking, Crypto for Kids, Video Editing for YouTube, Engineer a Better World with the Stanford Design

Cycle, and Writing for College Admissions. This funding round will be used to accelerate growth and expand the Company's global presence. As part of the investment, Jonathan Sockol and Loutfy Mansour will be joining the Company's Board. "We are pleased to welcome MonCap and Man Capital as partners in Ivy Camps," said Hundert. "Both have a proven reputation of being active, value-added partners and will help us further our mission of inspiring every child to follow their passions and excel beyond the classroom." Jonathan Sockol, Managing Partner at MonCap, commented "We are proud to be backing Danny and his team. Ivy Camps expands learning beyond the traditional

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multi-color LED illumination, cable management and leveling feet. The fourtier shelving spine matches the Gaming Desk and Gaming Chair colors. The Gaming Chair was designed by an award-winning, world-class car seat designer, using his 25 years of experience. Unlike entry-level gaming chairs with pillows, the designer integrated a 2-inch lumbar cushion and oversized headrest.

About Ivy Camps Ivy Camps provides educational and fun programming to children via in-person and online interactive classes. With a consistent 5-star satisfaction rating, Ivy Camps prides itself on being the preeminent provider of supplemental education. For more information, visit www.ivycampsusa.com.

About MonCap MonCap is a growth-based investment

firm backed by some of the world's largest family offices and institutions. It seeks to invest $10-$100mm into companies and managers who share its ambitious goals of changing the world. Its strategy revolves around being great partners and providing resources to foster transformational growth. The collective experience of its partnership spans a broad array of industries and geographies. Visit www.moncap.vc for more information.

About Man Capital Man Capital is the investment arm of the Mansour Group. The Mansour Group is a global conglomerate that employs over 60,000 people in over 100 countries. It is an independent entity wholly owned by the Mansour family which provides the flexibility and ability to move quickly while benefitting from the stability of a high quality and committed sponsor. Visit www.mancapital.com for more information.

childhood experiences. “We know from decades of research on working with young children who have been exposed to adverse childhood experiences that the teacher-child relationship can actually act as a buffer against the negative impact of trauma,” said Kai-leé Berke, co-founder of Noni Educational Solutions and an author of many of Teaching Strategies’ curriculum and assessment resources. “Having personally experienced traumatic circumstances as a young child, and eventually teaching and caring for young children who had also had exposure to adverse childhood experiences, I know firsthand what teachers face as students return to the traditional classroom. Addressing the lifelong mental and physical challenges that can result

from trauma is essential to a student’s success, and we must ensure our educators have the support to do so.” The app also provides intervention and prevention plans, whole-class guidance, support for partnering with families of trauma-impacted children, builtin teacher professional development around trauma and adverse childhood experiences, and resources that address teachers’ own self-care and mental wellness. The app and teaching resources will be available for immediate purchase by schools and programs. It seamlessly joins Teaching Strategies’ family of solutions to support social-emotional learning in early childhood education including The Creative Curriculum®, Al’s Pals™, GOLD®, ReadyRosie®, and professional development courses.

pre-record or teach a live lesson sharing the screen image to all the participants effortlessly, keeping students inspired and engaged even from afar. Classroom Interactive Software, ELMO Classroom, allows for quick two-way wireless casting for sharing and receiving classroom

content, keeping the lesson rolling smoothly. One fitting example would be when collaborating as a class on a math or science problem. If working individually, students can submit their work for review and feedback from the teacher immediately. The possibilities are as lim-

ited as your imagination. ELMO connects inspiration, creativity, engagement, and ultimately minds.

need to be equally empowered with the skills they need to create an instructional shift using these tools. In response to that – on top of providing technology from best-in-class(room) manufacturers like HP, Lenovo, Google for Education,

Newline, AVer and more – Trafera offers high-quality professional development, ready-made digital lesson plans (trails.trafera.com), and a wealth of online resources (blog.trafera.com) that helps support the meaningful integration

The commercial grade Gaming Desk, Gaming Shelving and Gaming Chair are designed for long gaming sessions, built to last and backed by a threeyear warranty. The chair features cold cure foam, eight-way adjustable arms and PU leather accented by diamond stitching. The desk, shelving and chair share aesthetics that are striking from afar to close up, top to bottom or an all-around 360 view. The desk and shelving have an

inviting wide “Z” frame design, stunning illuminated glass surfaces and a bold matching color palette. Offered in five matching racing inspired accent colors, enthusiasts can choose from bold Royal Blue, Racing Yellow, Midnight, Ruby Red or Arctic White. The Dardashti gaming collection’s sophisticated design features redefine the gaming desk, shelving and chair category by melding style, function and durability. Distinct bold colors contrast with the use

Teaching Strategies Launches First-of-its-Kind Coaching App to Support Teachers, Children Impacted by Trauma Teaching Strategies, a leading developer of early childhood curriculum, assessment, professional learning, and family engagement solutions, announced the acquisition of Noni Educational Solutions, a trauma-focused edtech start-up that has developed a groundbreaking, app-based resource designed to support preschool5th grade teachers working with children who have been impacted by trauma. The solution, called noni™ for Teachers, was developed in partnership with Adventist HealthCare The Lourie Center for Children’s Social &

curriculum taught in school classrooms and equips children with the essential skills and knowledge that they need to succeed." Loutfy Mansour, CEO at Man Capital said, "Ivy Camps is changing the landscape of learning around the world. We are excited to work together to drive a paradigm shift in education while enabling children to interact with the best and brightest on the planet." For more information on Ivy Camps, visit www.ivycampsusa.com.

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Emotional Wellness, a pioneer in research on best practices for supporting children impacted by trauma and adverse childhood experiences. noni for Teachers is an app-based digital coach and collection of classroom teaching resources that guide teachers through providing trauma-informed instruction. The app uses real-time responsive technology, serving up immediate guidance based on teacher input and giving teachers the ability to track and even predict child behaviors that stem from exposure to toxic stress and adverse

Service’s 10-year growth strategy, USPS Connect capitalizes on the vast reach of its unmatched physical distribution network to help businesses in every community across America meet growing consumer demand for fast and affordable delivery.

To do so, USPS is transforming and realigning its network to speed package delivery so when customers place an order, they get it as quickly as possible, often the next day. USPS is built for this because it is the

For more information, visit booth #1419, go to www.elmousa.com or call 516.501.1400. only carrier that serves every home and business six and often seven days a week. Its 644,000 employees also live, work and purchase in every community in the country. That’s why at every level, in every community, it is invested in business’ success.

of technology in education. It's simple: right technology = right support = bright future.

For more information, visit booth #2012 or go to www.trafera.com

of glass and steel. Suggested retails are $499.99 (Gaming Desk), $299.99 (Gaming Shelving) and $499.99 (Gaming Chair) with immediate availability.

For more information, go to www.th eatlanticstore.com/gaming/dardashti/ desks-and-shelves. To learn more about the Dardashti line of gaming products, go to www.theatlanticstore.com/ gaming/dardashti.