BASCOM Announces New Integrated Global Chalkboard - Complete K-12 Curriculum Solution.

Hauppauge, NY - September 24, 2001—BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc. (BASCOM), pioneering developers of Internet-based curriculum solutions, today announces that it has changed the name of its Internet Communications Server (ICS) to the Global Chalkboard. The Global Chalkboard was so named to convey its focus as a curriculum tool designed to help educators easily design and deliver rich, dynamic lessons using relevant Web content. The Global Chalkboard offers the same features as the ICS, but uses different terminology to consistently underscore its utility as a classroom tool as central to the instructional process as workbooks or reading lists.

GCB Web Library: educator reviewed learning resources organized by discipline and grade level

GCB Learning Zones: customizable "zones" of Web access for focused learning

GCB Lesson Creator: online lesson creation tool for teachers

GCB Guardian: manage or turn-off other Internet services like AOL, newsgroups, and FTP

GCB Accelerator: speeds access to learning resources, maximizing learning time

GCB Virtual Administrator: automatic, remote software upgrades and configuration back-up

In addition to the above features, BASCOM offers add-on GCB Education Services such as true professional development offerings for teachers and administrators.

"Changing the name from the familiar Internet Communications Server to the Global Chalkboard is more than a matter of semantics; it underscores our commitment to providing educators with a true instructional tool that extends and enriches classroom learning,? said Peter Cirasole, BASCOM President. ?It?s our goal to make the Global Chalkboard an integral resource to all educators regardless of their technical proficiency. The name change and the new terminology lets educators know that we are not simply a technology company, but one that speaks their language and understandstheir challenges."

BASCOM's Global Chalkboard is available through manufacturers such as Dell and Toshiba as well as through a network of Value Added Resellers.

About the Global Chalkboard

BASCOM's Global Chalkboard is an innovative and flexible teaching tool that uses the Internet for learning. The Global Chalkboard provides immediate access to educational Web sites and builds Web-enriched lessons mapped to curriculum goals and state standards.

The Global Chalkboard is both flexible and easy to use. It offers a novice user immediate access to educational sites with the Web Library; it offers an intermediate user prepackaged, ready-to-use BASCOM lessons; and it offers an advanced user a method of building their own, web-based lessons using the Global Chalkboard's Lesson Creator.


BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc. is a software development company specializing in curriculum-based, Internet management solutions for K-12 schools. From our beginning in 1996, BASCOM has focused on producing, next-generation, curriculum tools for the K-12 education market.

BASCOM's goal is to help children become successful learners by safely extracting the educational content of the Web. This is accomplished by building Internet teaching tools based on input we've received from K-12 educators. We are constantly adapting our products to meet the changing needs of today's teachers.

BASCOM is a privately held company located in Hauppauge, New York. For more information, visit
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