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MCGRAW-HILL LAUNCHES PILOT ON PERSONALIZED LEARNING

6/16/2012 (Dumont, NJ)

McGraw-Hill Education (NYSE: MHP) recently launched a pilot on personalized learning for middle school math in Indianapolis with its Power of U program. Power of U combines McGraw-Hill content and formative assessment tool, Acuity, with the learning management components of ActivProgress, Promethean's (Alpharetta, Ga.) collaboration platform used to support personalized instruction.

Content for Power of U was enlivened with interactive digital manipulatives created by Saferock, which also prepared whole group instruction lessons to work with Notebook software and interactive whiteboards from SMART Technologies (NASDAQ: SMT, TSX: SMA).

Publishers looking to make the transition from legacy classroom products to digital materials need to plan in one-year, three-year and five-year timeframes, Shah Karim, CEO of Saferock Education (Dumont, NJ), told EER. Karim said that "Content providers looking to make the digital transformation should explore and understand where the market is going with pilot projects, just as McGraw-Hill is doing."

Publishers urgently need to cross the digital divide and transition their business focus from a legacy print emphasis to digital, and this type of personalized learning points the way to how our classrooms will be in future.

Saferock partners with publishers to successfully cross the digital divide - safely and with low risk - while protecting assets and stakeholders.

For more information on this, see Electronic Education Report (volume 18, number 12 on June 13). The reprint is available at http://bit.ly/kPPQCo.



About McGraw-Hill School Education Group

The McGraw-Hill School Education Group, a unit of McGraw-Hill Education, is a leading innovator in the development of 21st century teaching and learning solutions for K-12 education markets, offering traditional and digital instructional, assessment, and reference content and tools for teachers and students. The School Education Group addresses critical areas in primary and secondary education through Learning Solutions Centers focused on improving student learning outcomes and promoting digital innovation in literacy, STEM, college and career readiness, and intervention and special needs education. All of McGraw-Hill's content for elementary schools and secondary schools is available in digital form. McGraw-Hill Education, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:MHP) , has offices in 33 countries and publishes in more than 65 languages. Additional information is available at http://www.mheducation.com/.

About SMART

SMART Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of collaboration solutions that transform the way the world works and learns. We believe that collaboration and interaction should be easy. As the global leader in interactive whiteboards, we bring more than two decades of collaboration research and development to a broad range of easy-to-use, integrated solutions that free people from their desks and computer screens, so collaborating and learning with digital resources are more natural.

About Promethean

Promethean is a global education company committed to supporting teaching and learning. Our focus is on student centered and collaborative learning. We do this through our integrated technology, training, content and assessment solutions that help teachers meet individual student needs. Our products are used in more than 500,000 classrooms around the world, and Promethean Planet, the world's largest interactive whiteboard community site, provides its almost one million members access to around 20,000 free teaching resources. With corporate headquarters in the U.K. and U.S., Promethean has offices in nine countries and is listed on the London Stock Exchange as Promethean World Plc (ticker symbol "PRW").
www.prometheanworld.com


About Saferock Education:
We help publishers safely and profitably transform to a digital 'content to consumption' cycle. Saferock Education creates new content and digital solutions to improve K-16 education. 

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Contacts for Saferock:
Meghan Roghanchi
Director, Media Relations
(201) 820-2700 (office)
(201) 696-5500 (mobile)
meghan@saferock.com



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