i>clicker Moving into K-12 Schools
Student response system manufacturer i>clicker, which has to date specialized in the higher education market, has announced it has signed an exclusive K-12 sales, marketing, and distribution agreement with educational technology products reseller Educational Resources, which the company said will immediately expand its reach into the K-12 market.
Educational Resources serves the entire United States market for education technology resources, including hardware, software, accessories, and supplemental products, with customers in more than 14,000 school districts. Under the agreement, in addition to allowing the manufacturer to reach ER's entire customer base, the i>clicker system will be aligned to national education funding programs, including IDEA (Individuals With Disabilities Education Act) and 21st Century Community Learning Centers.
The i>clicker system has been tested in a number of K-12 schools in the last year. "i>clicker is a versatile, easy-to-use system that helps provide instant feedback on what students are learning," said Dean Antic, a chemistry teacher at St. Patrick High School in Chicago, IL. "Based on i>clicker responses, the teacher can re-teach subject matter or move on to new material. The students have fun using i>clicker and learn at the same time. It is a very useful classroom tool."
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