ISTE 2016 in Denver was a terrific show for Infobase! We enjoyed getting to see so many of our customers in person and meet new contacts as well. In fact, we had more than 1,500 educators, district coordinators, and other key education professionals stop by our booth #3341 from all over the globe.
Among the many visitors to our booth were McAllen School District, Surrey School District, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, and Syracuse City School District, along with Colorado Springs School District, Iowa AEA Purchasing Consortium, NWOET, Lincoln Public Schools, Fairfax County Schools, Baltimore County Schools, Syracuse City School District, San Bernardino USD, Halifax Regional School Board, and many others.
The biggest highlight of the show for us was hosting Debbie Jarrett, Education Technology Instructor and Content Coordinator for ETV StreamlineSC, at our booth. Debbie led a series of important presentations on Learn360 that provided professional development opportunities for our customers. In particular, she showcased ways that Learn360 can be integrated with systems like Google Classroom and other LMS/CMS, Blendspace, Zaption, QR codes, and more. She discussed how students and educators all over South Carolina are using Learn360, creating assignments and custom segments, and more. This “peer” perspective provided helpful real-world applications and use cases for our premier multimedia resource for educators.
Flipped classrooms, blended learning, and other K-12 teaching strategies were popular topics, and our booth staff demonstrated how our streaming video, databases, and eBooks can aid in meeting those educational objectives. Learn360, Bloom’s Literature, Today’s Science, Science Online, and The World Almanac® for Kids Online (including its new, interactive Trivia Challenge) received a lot of interest, and our staff set up a lot of free trials!
Plus, our booth was “prize central”! Many happy winners left our booth feeling a little luckier than before. We raffled off the ultimate health package: a Fitbit Charge and a free 1-year subscription to our new and improved Health Reference Center database. Our scratch-off games were a hit, and our prize wheel was fun to spin for prizes such as a Kindle Fire HD.
Our ISTE excitement didn’t end at the show. When we returned to the office, we were delighted to find out that Learn360 had been chosen by Tech & Learning as a winner of the ISTE 2016 Best of Show Awards! This is the fifth award bestowed upon Learn360!