Social Media Sharing and StrataLogica Community Launched to Connect and Empower Users of 21st Century Skills Ed-tech Product
CHICAGO, Jan. 31, 2011– Herff Jones | Nystrom, the leading K-12 publisher of social studies hands-on and education technology products, continues to improve its cutting-edge product, StrataLogica, with new features and functionality. Already adopted by an increasing number of districts and schools throughout North America since its October 2009 release, StrataLogica presents curriculum-based content in an interactive and collaborative 21st century learning environment.
In addition to allowing educators and students to create, share, and collaborate on assignments and projects, StrataLogica will now empower educators with the ability to share StrataLogica-based content using social media sites, such as Twitter™ and Facebook™, as well as post links to that content. Educators will also be able to e-mail lessons and such content directly from StrataLogica.
"We have watched with great admiration as savvy educators have used social media to develop their own personal learning networks, enabling them to connect with each other to exchange ideas, methods, and resources. It is our intention to further empower them through our new features to share the lessons, custom map views, and presentations they create using StrataLogica," said Don Rescigno, director of marketing at Herff Jones | Nystrom.
In order to allow StrataLogica users to connect further, Herff Jones | Nystrom is launching the StrataLogica Community. When sharing, users will have the option to publish content to this community so others can discover it and decide if they want to copy it to their gallery and adapt it to their classroom needs. Visitors to www.stratalogica.com will have the ability to preview, rate, and collaborate on innovative ideas from their online "teacher’s lounge" in the StrataLogica Community.
"As the longtime leader in our niche, Herff Jones | Nystrom has built a community of loyal school customers throughout the United States and Canada. Creating a community space for our StrataLogica customers to share lessons and content is a great way for us to strengthen our commitment to them and the logical next step in the product’s development. StrataLogica continues to be a hit with the market we’ve served for over 100 years," said Rescigno.
Herff Jones | Nystrom will also participate in the StrataLogica Community by sharing custom views, presentations, and lesson ideas created by its editorial staff. "We hope that all our users will take advantage of the new StrataLogica Community to share lessons and other content that have had an impact on their students’ success," said Don Rescigno. "We look forward to sharing ideas with them."
About Herff Jones | Nystrom Herff Jones | Nystrom plays a key role in classrooms everywhere with social studies products and solutions that enhance the academic experience and help students get the most from their education. Herff Jones | Nystrom maps, globes and atlases are found in classrooms and lecture halls alike. Our hands-on activity-based programs cover a range of grade levels, making learning more accessible and thought-provoking. Our new products continually demonstrate our commitment to keeping you on the forefront of technology. Visit www.herffjonesnystrom.com.
About StrataLogica Built on the Google Earth™ API, StrataLogica combines the dynamic 3-D quality of Google Earth with Herff Jones | Nystrom’s classic maps and globes on one layer plus its e-book atlases and interactive charts on others. All in all StrataLogica creates a powerful experience for the 21st century classroom. StrataLogica has been and continues to be featured at several education and technology conferences, specifically the Google I/O Conference in 2010. Recently it was named one of District Administrations Top 100 Products of the Year. Visit www.stratalogica.com to get a free trial and learn more.