Hapara and CDW-G Partner to Optimize Google Solutions for Teachers

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CDW-G Adds Hapara’s Classroom Management Platform for Google Apps to its Google Chromebook Offerings for K-12

Hapara’s Teacher Dashboard and Remote Control address some of the most critical needs of the collaborative learning environment – digital organization and classroom management.

Hapara, providers of the platform that shapes Google Apps to meet the needs of teachers and schools, today announced it has partnered with CDW-G, a leading IT solutions provider, to bring Hapara’s Teacher Dashboard for Google Apps and Remote Control to schools and districts nationwide.

Focusing on the rapid adoption of Google Chromebooks in education, CDW-G and Hapara will provide school districts with an even more robust end-to-end solution that delivers a secure, collaborative and manageable digital learning environment. CDW-G’s solution now includes Chromebook and the Chromebook Management Console with the opportunity for districts to add Hapara Teacher Dashboard and Remote Control.

“Technology is an even more powerful tool when it’s a seamless part of teaching and learning,” said Julie Smith, vice president of K-12, CDW-G. “Hapara’s Teacher Dashboard and Remote Control address some of the most critical needs of the collaborative learning environment – digital organization and classroom management.”

Hapara Teacher Dashboard organizes the Google environment the same way that teachers do – around their students and classes. Using Teacher Dashboard, teachers can quickly and easily organize, view and respond to student work across all Google Apps – Docs, Sites, Blogger, Calendars, Picasa, Gmail and even Google+. As a result, teachers are able to provide students with timely, targeted feedback, while gaining more time to focus on improving student achievement. Hapara Remote Control is an add-on feature for Chromebooks that enables teachers to see what students are doing online and ensures that they are on task and safe.

“Google Apps coupled with the right computing devices offers a significant opportunity for teachers to increase student engagement,” said Jan Zawadzki, cofounder of Hapara. “To do that, not only must educators bring their expertise to bear, they must also overcome the knowledge management challenge posed by teaching in a 21st century learning environment. Working with CDW-G, we can offer a technology solution that will empower educators to transform the learning environment and improve student outcomes.”

To learn more about Hapara’s Teacher Dashboard for Google Apps, please visit hapara.com.

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About Hapara
Hapara shapes Google Apps to meet the needs of teachers and schools. Its flagship product, Teacher Dashboard, organizes the Google environment the way teachers do – around classes and students. With Teacher Dashboard, it’s quick and easy for teachers to organize, view and engage with student work. Teacher Dashboard’s Remote Control add-on feature works with Google Chromebooks, allowing teachers to see what students are doing online remotely, helping them ensure students stay on track and stay safe while online. With hundreds of schools customers across 30 countries, Hapara is the management platform of choice for Google Apps for Education. Visit hapara.com for more information.

About CDW-G
A wholly owned subsidiary of CDW LLC, ranked No. 267 on the Fortune 500, CDW Government LLC (CDW-G) is a leading provider of technology solutions to government, education and healthcare customers. The company features dedicated account managers who help customers choose the right technology products and services to meet their needs. The company’s solutions architects and engineers offer expertise in designing customized solutions, while its advanced technology engineers assist customers with the implementation and long-term management of those solutions. Areas of focus include notebooks, desktops, printers, servers and storage, unified communications, security, wireless, power and cooling, networking, software licensing and mobility solutions.

For more information about CDW-G product offerings, procurement options, service and solutions, call 1.800.808.4239, email cdwgsales(at)cdwg(dot)com or visit the CDW-G Web site at CDWG.com.

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