As we near the end of the first week of the new year 2013, this is a good time for teachers to start the school year with a clean slate: getting to that lesson plan you never got to, working on that bulletin board that desperately needs an upgrade, ordering more school supplies, reaching out to parents, putting more focus on upcoming State exams, differentiating more strategies for your students’ lessons – so that you meet their individual needs, registering for required educational credits, or just finish reading that book you never got to…
Whatever it might be, professionally or personally – the New Year is the time to do it! I hope you enjoyed your time off, and don’t forget that CTN can be one of your resolutions for the new year; to provide interactive media-on-demand service with Learn360, online learning with Mathletics (for grades 3 & 4), and Clear 4G connectivity for more efficient use of the Internet.
The later part of 2012 brought about our latest “NEW” media service – Espresso Education. With their dynamic characters, and computer friendly learning modules and seamless alignment to core standards, Espresso is the real thing when it comes to digital learning. The service is tailored for grades Nursery to 5.
Recent usage data tells us that there are nearly 300 unique users since August 2012. This is a pretty good number and something to build off. This also tells us that more teachers are embracing technology in their classrooms.
Our partnership with CLEAR, which provides 4G connectivity to schools that are in need of internet service, has proven to be well received and effective even for schools that already have wireless internet service. We were able to assist schools in the Far Rockaway areas with some well-needed Internet modems after Hurricane Sandy struck.
CTN is always here to help you meet all your technological goals, for the New Year – 2013 and beyond.

January 8, 2013