CLIFTON, NJ, November 2, 2009—ClassLink is pleased to announce that NYC iSchool has selected ClassLink’s award-winning LaunchPad as its virtual desktop solution. LaunchPad provides NYC iSchool teachers and students 24/7 anywhere access to their personalized desktop including all of their software and files. ClassLink, creator of multiple industry leading educational technology products, and the innovative NYC iSchool are excited to be partners in creating a new 21st century technology-enriched learning environment for NYC students.
“ClassLink LaunchPad is our solution to bridge the digital divide in our school. LaunchPad allows us to provide our students anytime anywhere access to our technology, and their data, without the expense of a one-to-one laptop program,” said Alisa Berger, Co-Principal, NYC iSchool. “Another benefit to using ClassLink solutions is the ease of maintenance. No longer do I need to provide maintenance to individual computers; all maintenance is done at our main server. Plus, the support we receive from ClassLink is wonderful.”
NYC iSchool is a model program developed through a special initiative from the NYC Chancellor’s office. It is a nurturing high school that offers a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum with a focus on interdisciplinary study of real-world problems, individualized learning, and on-line coursework. Technology is infused into and believed to be an important aspect of every content area and facilitates the individualized programming and on-line work. NYC iSchool selected ClassLink’s LaunchPad to both expand and enhance their students’ technology experience.
“NYC iSchool is all about transforming the way we educate students in the 21st century and I am very excited they selected ClassLink to be a partner in this mission” said Berj Akian, ClassLink CEO. “We have developed a strong working relationship that will ultimately benefit each student at NYC iSchool.”
ClassLink has a proven record of delivering high quality technology solutions designed to meet the unique needs of the K-12 instructional setting. Engineered for students and teachers, ClassLink’s products are simple to use yet help raise student achievement by providing anytime anywhere learning access. In addition to a suite of software products, the company has a specialty in instructional technology professional development and 11 years of expertise in implementing virtualization solutions for schools.
Founded in 1998, ClassLink’s mission is to empower educators to improve learning through innovative systems and services. ClassLink solutions provide administrators tracking and usage information to allow for informed decision making which lowers the overall cost of technology.
ClassLink LaunchPad™delivers 24/7 access to a school’s full array of instructional software resources from any computer in the school, community and from home. ClassLink Inquiry™provides administrators with comprehensive and customizable real-time software and hardware utilization reports. With an extreme commitment toward customer satisfaction, ClassLink continually partners with its customers. ClassLink ClassMate™is the only student administration and curriculum management software designed for Career and Technical Education.
About NYC iSchool
Located in SoHo in lower Manhattan, NYC iSchool is a small, selective public school dedicated to equipping students with the skills necessary for success and leadership in the 21st century. It does so through the innovative use of technology to advance learning, combined with programs that bridge the divide between the high school experience and the real world. The student body is every bit as diverse as New York City itself, and the students share one thing in common- their readiness and desire to learn. To learn more about NYC iSchool visit www.nycischool.org.