SOURCE: iclicker

November 24, 2009 08:00 ET

iclicker Signs Exclusive K-12 Distribution Agreement With Educational Resources

iclicker Student Response System Expands Reach Into K-12 Classrooms

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 24, 2009) - iclicker announced today that it has signed an exclusive K-12 sales and marketing distribution agreement with Educational Resources. iclicker is one of the nation's leading higher education student response systems, and this partnership will expand iclicker's reach into K-12 classrooms. Educational Resources is the nation's largest source of educational software, hardware, accessories, and supplemental products, serving educators in all 50 states and in more than 14,000 school districts, grades K-12.

As part of the agreement, iclicker's system will be aligned to national education funding programs, including IDEA (Individuals With Disabilities Education Act) and 21st Century Community Learning Centers. And, iclicker is now a recommended product for the Microsoft Voucher program.

"Our mission is to create products with superior reliability and ease-of-use that engage students and help them play an active role in their own learning," said Renee Altier, managing director, iclicker. "Although our origins are in higher education, iclicker's core philosophy -- simplicity and pedagogy -- is equally valuable for students and teachers in K-12 settings. We are excited to be working with Educational Resources, who are seasoned experts in the K-12 channel."

iclicker's focus on simplicity makes it a particularly appropriate system for K-12 teachers, who have limited time and resources. According to Dan Figurski, president, Educational Resources/Sunburst Technology, "We are thrilled about this partnership and the value an interactive teaching tool like iclicker brings to the K-12 education market."

Over the past year, iclicker has been tried and tested by a growing community of K-12 teachers. Dean Antic, a Chemistry Teacher at St. Patrick High School in Chicago, IL, states, "iclicker is a versatile, easy-to-use system that helps provide instant feedback on what students are learning. Based on iclicker responses, the teacher can re-teach subject matter or move on to new material. The students have fun using iclicker and learn at the same time. It is a very useful classroom tool and the benefits are immediately realized after the first use."

About Educational Resources:

Educational Resources was established in 1985 and is the nation's largest source of educational software, hardware, accessories, and supplemental products, serving educators in more than 14,000 school districts, grades K-12. The company represents more than 300 vendors with over 5,000 educational software titles, supplemental software, and mixed-media curriculum courseware, as well as peripherals and accessories. Educational Resources is a brand of Smarterville Educational, LLC. For information about Educational Resources call 800-624-2926 or visit www.edresources.com.

About iclicker:

iclicker is one of the most widely used classroom response systems in higher education, adopted at more than 700 educational institutions in North America and used by more than 1 million students. Through our relationship with Educational Resources, we have a growing number of customers in K-12 and also serve customers in corporate environments. Invented in 2003 by four University of Illinois professors, iclicker's current design was made available for adoption in 2006 and continues to be recognized for its superior reliability, intuitive software, and focus on formative assessment and pedagogy. Together with a team of faculty advisors and reviewers, inventors Tim Stelzer and Mats Selen continue to play lead roles in product development -- with a focus on ease-of-use and pedagogical research. iclicker is a division of Macmillan, a global publishing company with a long history in education. For more information, visit www.iclicker.com.

About Macmillan:

Macmillan is a global publisher of books, magazines, textbooks, scientific information, and digital content and services. In the US, the group includes Farrar, Straus & Giroux; Henry Holt; St. Martin's Press; Tor Books; Picador; Macmillan Audio; Bedford St. Martin's; W.H. Freeman; Worth Publishers; iclicker; and Scientific American Magazine. Macmillan is a subsidiary of Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, GMbH, a global media company based in Stuttgart, Germany. For more information, visit www.macmillan.com.

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