SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - Feb 4, 2014) - Beamz Interactive, Inc. (OTCQB: BZIC), a leading developer of state-of-the-art interactive music products, today announced that Mary Jo Barry, Beamz Senior Marketing Manager, will be speaking during two presentations at this year's TCEA 2014 Convention & Exposition, February 3 - 7, 2014 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX. Ms. Barry is hosting the presentation titled "Teaching and Therapy with Lasers, Lights and Music?" in the Assistive Technologies Academy on February 3rd and in the Assistive Technology Playground (10C) at 1:15 pm on February 4th.
Held annually, the TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association) Conference provides a forum to fuel inspiration for innovative teaching with more than 400 expert and peer-led sessions, in addition to products and resources throughout a 900+ booth exhibit hall. Beamz will be demonstrating its Beamz Interactive Music System, which is currently used in hundreds of special education classrooms, pull-out rooms and OT and PT settings to teach skills including cause and effect, directionality, sequencing, fine and gross motor skills, common core subjects and more.
"I'm looking forward to discussing the impact that interactive music can have in the classroom at this year's TCEA Convention in Austin," said Mary Jo Barry, Beamz Senior Marketing Manager. "This five-day convention brings together educators from across the state of Texas to inspire innovative teaching and learning. It's a great place to showcase how interactive music can help kids of all ages get the sensory input they need. Through Beamz we are able to deliver an exciting approach to learning, all while building self-esteem and independence."
Beamz has become an important device for people of all abilities because music is such an excellent vehicle to teach learning concepts and achieve developmental milestones. Not only can interactive music be used by teachers in a variety of settings, Beamz is also an excellent device for those with disabilities and special needs. The universal design of Beamz gives students of any cognitive or physical ability instant access to hundreds of musical instruments and songs from every genre. Adaptive peripherals such as switches and keyboards, as well as interactive whiteboards and touch screen devices can be used to provide just the right amount of support for every learner or therapy recipient.
"Beamz has been successfully used in schools, therapy facilities, in homes and in hospitals across the nation," said Charlie Mollo, CEO of Beamz Interactive. "At TCEA we have a tremendous opportunity to present to hundreds of teachers and educators about the benefits of interactive music. With a growing music library, dozens of peripherals and near limitless ways the device can be used in a classroom, Beamz is a wonderful way to engage children in the world of music and help them explore their creativity through interactive learning."
In addition to the Beamz Education and Healthcare interactive music system, Beamz will be showcasing its Beamz Family Play Guide, developed in conjunction with the National Lekotek Center. The Beamz Family Play Guide is a tool designed to educate families on ways to address the development of cognitive, sensory, communication and emotional skills with the Beamz interactive music system. The guide is free and can be obtained via download from any page within the Beamz Education and Healthcare section of the Beamz website. The Beamz Family Song Bundle includes 20 family-centric songs, including some from Disney®, and has an MSRP of $19.99. It can be purchased by Window's users direct from the Beamz Music Store, or downloaded from within the Beamz App via their Mac or iOS device.
To learn more about Beamz in education and healthcare settings, please visit: www.thebeamz.com/education-healthcare/music-education/
About the TCEA
TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association) is a member-based organization devoted to the use of technology in education. Founded in 1980, the organization has been very active throughout supporting instructional technology. Our primary focus is on integrating technology into the PreK-12 environment and providing our members with state-of-the-art information through conferences, workshops, newsletters, the Internet, and collaborations with higher education and business. TCEA is affiliated with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), which provides a two-way channel of information throughout the world. For more information please visit: www.tcea.org
About Beamz Interactive, Inc.
Based in Scottsdale, AZ, Beamz Interactive, Inc. (OTCQB: BZIC) has created state-of-the-art interactive laser controller technology that can be used to develop new market opportunities in a wide variety of music, education, healthcare, gaming and consumer applications. In its first application, the Company developed an innovative new music technology and product offering that brings music to literally everyone in a way that was previously not possible. Beamz allows people that have no musical background or training to play and enjoy music within minutes, yet it has the depth to enable accomplished DJs, artists and musicians to perform, compose and create highly sophisticated interactive music. Beamz Interactive's technology portfolio includes multiple patents, patents pending and trade secrets covering interactive music, software, laser-based controllers, gaming applications and related designs and devices. For more information on Beamz, please visit: www.thebeamz.com.
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