Magazine article Multimedia & Internet@Schools

In the Spotlight

Magazine article Multimedia & Internet@Schools

In the Spotlight

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THE PRODUCT

Saywire

Phone: (888) 471-3461

Internet: www.saywire.com

THE COMPANY

Harver Group, LLC

13253 N. La Montana, Suite 203

Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

Saywire offers a combination of safe social technology and secure permission- based controls designed to provide "walled garden" social learning networks for K-12 education.

Schools using the customized Saywire platform can select specific students and educators to participate in an interactive networking experience. No one from the public can gain access.

School staffers can be assigned as site administrators; they can see the activity on the school network and warn students of the consequences of misconduct. Students can control who contacts them and who can read and reply to what they write and do on the Saywire system. The real names of students and teachers appear; there is no user anonymity.

A variety of features are offered, including blogs, calendars, chat rooms, groups, multimedia, pages, profiles, and a Homework Help Wall.

The eNote feature provides an email-like private message system for students and teachers. eNotes can be sent only among individuals approved by the school and authorized by the recipient as a member of his or her personal network. …

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