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BASCOM's Global Chalkboard Debuts Exciting, New Doorway into Online Instruction

Hauppauge, New York - January 11, 2008—BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc., an innovative developer of Internet curriculum solutions for K-12 schools, today proudly debuts improvements to its Global Chalkboard at the Eighth Annual Celebration of Technology in Education 2008, an event sponsored by the Model Schools Program of Eastern Suffolk BOCES. BASCOM redesigned the Global Chalkboard's doorway into learning so that students can now "walkthrough" a new graphically appealing login page to enter the exciting world of online instruction.

Children like to have fun. Tap that energy and great things happen. That's why BASCOM's Development Team updated the screen students see when they login into a lesson. As a result of this redesign, students are immediately transformed into active learners. By improving the initial online experience, a student's attention is instantly focused, productivity soars, and educational outcomes improve.

"BASCOM is always looking for new ways to fine-tune the Global Chalkboard to help children enjoy the educational process," states Peter Cirasole, BASCOM's President/CEO. "The redesign of the Lesson Login screen is just one example of how the Global Chalkboard, an online curriculum tool, stimulates students to actively learn using Web sites in their curriculum."

About Eastern Suffolk BOCES

Eastern Suffolk BOCES, an educational cooperative of 53 Long Island school districts, provides educational leadership, direct instruction, management and support through quality, cost effective instructional programs and shared services. These programs and services maximize educational and career opportunities for Long Island's diverse community of life long learners, both children and adults, and enhance the operational effectiveness of its schools.


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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