Easiteach Gets Integration with CPS Chalkboard
11.20.2006—U.K.-based RM Educational Software and eInstruction, Denton, Texas, have announced a strategic partnership to deliver a hardware and software solution for classroom instruction. The deal combines RM's Easiteach software with eInstruction's CPS Chalkboard.
RM Easiteach is a cross-curricula software suite with subject-specific functionality for math, English/language arts, science and geography. It's designed for a variety of grade levels and can be used to create both lessons and activities, and it includes pre-designed content packs covering math, English/language arts, science and geography. The Easibooks created with Easiteach can each contain up to 99 pages, with options for simple design tweaks (fonts and colors) and placement of movies, sound clips and images.
eInstruction's whiteboard-capable CPS Chalkboard is a part of the company's Classroom Performance System. It's a wireless devices that allows teachers to interact with software via a stylus to create graphics or questions for delivery dynamically during classroom instruction, though it can also be used to create elements of a lesson in advance.
The deal between RM and eInstruction sees the two technologies integrated into a single product package.
RM, in a prepared statement, said: "The RM Education-eInstruction partnership demonstrates 21st century leadership to support the growing need to prepare students with vital digital literacy skills, while enhancing student achievement. The seamless integration of RM Easiteach whole-class teaching tools software and eInstruction’s CPS wireless Chalkboard will provide teachers with the mobility to further engage students by sharing the interactive tablet that mimics the power of an interactive whiteboard."
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