SOURCE: Democrasoft, Inc.

Collaborize Classroom | Educational Technology | Scholastic

March 30, 2011 15:53 ET

Collaborize Classroom Makes Free Lesson Plans Available to Teachers on Scholastic.com

Teaching Resources Help Facilitate Student Communication and Collaboration in the Classroom

SANTA ROSA, CA--(Marketwire - March 30, 2011) -  Democrasoft, Inc.® (PINKSHEETS: DEMO), the creator of Collaborize Classroom™, a free online learning platform, today announced a collection of teaching resources and lesson plans, available to all K-12 teachers via Scholastic.com.

Democrasoft will provide free teaching resources and lesson plans on how to best incorporate educational technology designed to foster online collaboration in the classroom. The resources, produced by educators, include: best practices for facilitating online student communication and subject-specific lesson plans to complement in-class discussions. Teachers can access resources and sign up for a free Collaborize Classroom site at http://Scholastic.com/CollaborizeClassroom.

Democrasoft's flagship product, Collaborize Classroom, is a free online learning platform that allows teachers to extend their classroom discussions to a structured and private online community. With Collaborize Classroom, students can expand on discussions, assignments and instruction and collaborate online, allowing for deeper participation and engagement, inside and outside the classroom. Thousands of teachers have already signed up for the free platform, which takes less than five minutes to set up.

By making resources available to the million of teachers who are part of the Scholastic.com community, Democrasoft introduces more teachers to the benefits of this online learning platform. By integrating Collaborize Classroom into their respective classrooms, teachers can quickly and easily make online discussions a successful part of their teaching approach, which will save up to two to three hours a week in grading time and up to $90 a month in copying and paper costs, while simultaneously increasing student engagement.

"We are excited about being able to extend Collaborize Classroom to the teaching community on Scholastic.com," said Richard Lang, Democrasoft Chairman & CEO. "We have worked hand-in-hand with teachers to create this amazing solution and now it is very gratifying to see its use expanding across the country."

To learn more, please visit http://CollaborizeClassroom.com.

About Democrasoft ®:
Democrasoft, Inc., (PINKSHEETS: DEMO) headquartered in Santa Rosa, CA, is a 20-year-old public company with a history of pioneering technology. The company's flagship product, Collaborize Classroom, is designed to complement classroom instruction and engage students in online activities, assignments and discussions that allow for deeper participation inside and outside the classroom. Democrasoft is dedicated to facilitating a vision of online "social networking with purpose." For more information, please visit http://Democrasoft.com

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