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BASCOM Kicks Off School Year by Deploying New Global Chalkboard Web Library

Hauppauge, New York - August 20, 2008—BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc., a pioneer in Internet Management solutions for K-12 schools, kicks off the 2008 school year with an exciting new, content-rich Web Library. Making its fall season debut with a remodeled and robust Web Library Basic Edition, the Global Chalkboard greets teachers and students of K-12 schools with a pleasant surprise as they return to the classroom and use their Global Chalkboard again.

In addition to offering over 15,000 high-quality Web sites handpicked by our in-house Education Specialists, the newly refurbished Web Library portal also delivers over 500 prepackaged, BASCOM Lessons. These online interactive activities provide focused learning by guiding students to only those sites needed to perform a lesson. This enables a teacher to quickly use Web-enriched curriculum and to easily manage their classroom while using the Internet to teach.

The new Web Library Basic Edition also delivers instant access to the Faculty Room. As an open resource available anytime, anywhere, the Faculty Room provides a home on the Web to support our busy teachers. "BASCOM's commitment to education has led to the development of this site," states Peter Cirasole, BASCOM's President/CEO. "We recognize that teachers have little extra time during their school day and need a place on the Web to assist them in developing curriculum at home."

Each month BASCOM's Education Specialists choose one site from the Web Library as "The Site of the Month." This site is featured because it offers students an outstanding, interactive learning experience. BASCOM archives all previously honored sites so teachers have instant access to a collection of exceptional sites.

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.


About BASCOM

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 www.bascom.com
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