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Apa yang harus dilakukan keluarga kerajaan dengan properti Dubai Investor properti perlu tahu bahwa sektor ini aman dan didukung oleh pemerintah ndash dan seperti keluarga kerajaan Dubai ndash adalah kepala pemerintahan di Dubai - penting untuk memahami siapa mereka ndash Dari mana mereka datang dari ndash dan apa yang akan mereka lakukan di masa depan. Keluarga Dubai Royal ndash Al Matoums - adalah keturunan dari Bani Yas - salah satu suku paling sukses di Arabia Selatan. Jalan tepi laut utama di Deira ndash Bani Yas Street ndash memakai nama suku ndash seperti halnya alun-alun Baniyas di dekatnya. Asal usul suku Bani Yas berasal dari Yas Bin Amer ndash Yas bin Amer - yang sukunya pada gilirannya turun dari suku Nizar Bin Maid bin Adnan ndash yang keturunannya berasal dari daerah Yaman dan pindah ke daratan yang diduduki oleh UEA. Bani Yas memiliki jaringan koalisi yang luas dengan banyak suku lain di wilayah ini yang membentang dari Dubai ke Abu Dhabi sampai Qatar. Konfederasi kesukuan bani yas adalah basis bagi penciptaan negara-negara anggota UEA mengenai wilayah yang luas dan geografis beragam dan Uni Emirat Arab pada dasarnya adalah sebuah federasi politik dan konstitusional modern dari berbagai sub suku kuno di Bani Yas. Suku Bani Yas dipimpin oleh keluarga Al Nahyan yang pada awalnya merupakan klan Badui pedalaman yang kuat - yang memimpin cabang sub suku Al Falahi di Liwa. Banyak cabang dan sub suku bani yas meliputi: Di semua Bani Yas terdiri dari sebuah konfederasi sekitar 20 klan atau sub suku ndash dan merupakan suku konfederasi terbesar dan terkuat di wilayah UEA ndash mencatat kekuatan dan keandalan. B: Peralihan dari pedalaman ke pantai: Salah satu sub suku suku Bani Yas ndash klan Al Bu Falah atau sub suku ndash berada di sekitar dan mengendalikan navash Oasis Liwa di tepi utara gurun Rub Al Khali. Oasis Liwa mengacu pada wilayah geografis - bukan hutan kelapa sawit tertentu dan terdiri dari sekitar 50 desa dengan perkebunan kurma paling anyar - dan memiliki populasi modern sekitar 100000. Pada tahun 1893 sebuah kelompok besar dari klan Al Bu Falah atau suku sub Ndash di bawah pimpinan keluarga Al Nahyan - pindah dari Liwa ke pantai sekitar 150 kilometer dan naik unta 4 hari - dan menetap di Abu Dhabi. Banyak keluarga menghabiskan musim dingin di padang pasir yang berpusat di sekitar Liwa dan perkebunan dan kawanan unta mereka dan musim panas yang panjang di pantai yang dipusatkan di sekitar kapal mereka dan industri mutiara. Secara tradisional - pria dari Liwa adalah penyelam mutiara di pantai selama bulan-bulan musim panas ndash karena Pearl diving memberikan tambahan pendapatan untuk melengkapi peternakan, pemeliharaan unta, dan perdagangan umum. Hubungan antara anggota pedalaman sub suku Al Bu Falah di Liwa dan anggota pesisir sub suku di Abu Dhabi tetap kuat dan keluarga Al Nayhayan tetap menjadi penguasa dan emir Abu Dhabi saat ini dan pemilik perkebunan Liwa sampai hari ini. . Pada tahun 1833 ndash perpecahan penting lainnya terjadi ndash dan sekitar 800 anggota suku bani yas dari Abu Dhabi pindah ke dan menetap di Dubai - di bawah kepemimpinan keluarga Al Maktoum dari klan Al Falasi atau suku sub. Keluarga Al Maktoum berhubungan dengan keluarga Al Nayhan di rumah Al Falahi - tapi berasal dari klan Yani Bas yang terpisah - rumah Al Falasi. Sebelum tahun 1833 Dubai adalah ketergantungan Abu Dhabi sehingga tidak banyak penyitaan kekuatan ndash tapi penguatan status quo - dengan sanksi sepupu Al Nayhan di Abu Dhabi ndash yang mungkin beralasan bahwa pelabuhan Dubairsquos mungkin berada pada Risiko perampasan dari sheik lain kurang hormat kepada keluarga penguasa Abu Dhabi. Pemukim bersenjata menduduki benteng Al Fahidi sekarang menjadi Museum Dubai yang telah dibangun pada tahun 1787 - dan dipimpin oleh sheik ndash Maktoum bin Buti Al Maktoum - keluarga yang bermigrasi menetap di sekitar benteng di sisi Bur Dubai Creek Dubai. Keluarga yang sama terus memerintah Dubai hari ini dan memberikan emir resmi atau penggarisnya. Penguasa Dubai saat ini secara langsung berasal dari Maktoum sheik pertama yang memimpin pemulingan bani yas dari Abu Dhabi ndash dan karena ibunya adalah anak perempuan Emir Abu Dhabi dan dia juga merupakan sepupu pertama dari Emir Abu Dhabi saat ini ndash Yang juga Presiden UAE. Saat ini sebagian besar keluarga Arab asli di Uni Emirat Arab adalah keturunan dari satu atau lebih dari banyak suku dan suku suku Bani Yas. Al Maktoum adalah nama keluarga dari dinasti penguasa Emirat Dubai yang merupakan salah satu dari tujuh emirat Uni Emirat Arab. Aturan keluarga dinasti Al Maktoum dimulai pada tahun 1833 - ketika Sheikh Maktoum bin Buti didukung oleh 800 suku - pindah dari Abu Dhabi dan merebut kekuasaan di kota pelabuhan sungai. Pada awal tahun 1580, pedagang perhiasan Venesia, Gaspero Balbi, telah mengunjungi dan menyebutkan ldquo Dibeirdquo seperti yang tercatat untuk mutiaranya - dan Marco Polo menggambarkannya sebagai kota ldquoprosperous. Dubai - seperti kebanyakan permukiman pedalaman dan pesisir di teluk saat itu - masih merupakan pemukiman pelabuhan kecil - tapi kedatangan 800 pemukim dan keluarga Al Maktoum segera membuat kehadiran mereka terasa. Sheik Maktoum ndash masih seorang pemuda ketika dia pertama kali berkuasa - dengan cepat mendirikan kota pelabuhan yang mengantuk sebagai tempat berlindung yang aman untuk perdagangan dan tempat perdamaian dan keamanan dan pada tanggal kematiannya pada tahun 1852 sekitar 20 tahun setelah dia pertama kali. Mendapat kekuasaan ndash dia telah membentuk otoritas yang tak tertandingi atas emirat baru sehingga kekuatan bisa lolos ke penerus keluarganya tanpa komplikasi. 2: Penguasa Maktoum awal 1833 - 1908: Dari Sheikh Saeed bin Buti Al Maktoum kepada Sheik Saeed bin Al Maktoum: Penguasa Maktoum pertama digantikan oleh adik laki-lakinya Sheikh Saeed bin Buti Al Maktoum yang meneruskan kebijakan adiknya membuat Dubai menjadi orang yang damai. Dan tempat yang aman untuk berbisnis. Dengan bijak - dia membentuk aliansi dengan kerabatnya di Abu Dhabi ndash al Nahyans ndash dan dengan Sheikh dari Emirat Umma Al Qaiwain di dekatnya. Setelah kematian Sheikh Saeedrsquos pada tahun 1892, para tua-tua klan tersebut memilih Sheikh Rashid bin Maktoum yang merupakan putra Penguasa sebelumnya - untuk mengambil alih kekuasaan ndash namun dia hanya memerintah sebentar. Penguasa berikutnya adalah Sheikh Maktoum bin Hasher ndash anak penguasa kedua ndash dan yang pertama dari barisan panjang pasar pro bebas Dubai Rulers ndash yang sangat mendukung gencatan senjata yang ditandatangani oleh penguasa sebelumnya dan yang menunjukkan penilaian bijaksana dan adil dalam berurusan dengan dia Orang Inggris dan bangsanya sendiri. Seorang pejabat pemerintah Inggris setempat menggambarkan kebijakan ekonominya sebagai liberal dan tercerahkan setelah dia menghapuskan pajak komersial sehingga dapat menarik sebanyak mungkin pedagang dari daerah tersebut untuk melakukan bisnis di Dubai pada dasarnya merupakan daerah zona bebas pertama. Akibatnya, Dubai - yang sebelumnya merupakan kota kecil yang mengantuk menjadi pelabuhan kota yang ramai - karena sejumlah besar pedagang Iran, India, dan Arab mendirikan pos perdagangan di pelabuhan bebas pajak baru Dubai. Dubai menjadi pelabuhan penting yang berhenti untuk melewati kapal uap dan dhow perdagangan - dan bisnis ndash yang booming dengan mudah membayangi Abu Dhabi dan pelabuhan pesisir lainnya di kawasan ini. Pada tahun 1870rsquos Inggris ndash masih sangat banyak, raj lokal - menyatakan pelabuhan pelabuhan utama Dubai dan pada tahun1890 sebuah kapal biasa yang menyeberang dari Bombay juga dimulai. Tarif kapal murah membawa pedagang, perajin, dan pearlers - dan pada saat pergantian abad Dubai dikenal sebagai Kota Merchantsrdquo. Ini bertepatan dengan pertumbuhan Bastakia ndash Dubairsquos yang kaya dengan lokasi Creekside - dengan tempat tinggal sejahtera yang menjulang tinggi yang menjulang perumahan para pedagang asing. Setelah Iran memperkenalkan pajak atas para pedagangnya pada tahun 1902, pedagang India dan Iran menggeser perdagangan mereka ke Dubai - tertarik oleh kebijakan liberal Shaikh Maktoum Bin Hasher. Sheik Maktoum digantikan oleh sepupunya Sheikh Buti bin Suhail pada tahun 1906 - yang memerintah selama 6 tahun ndash dan pada gilirannya menggantikan putra Sheikh Maktoum - Saeed bin Maktoum Al Maktoum pada tahun 1912 yang memerintah selama lebih dari 46 tahun sampai kematiannya pada tahun 1958. Sheik Saeed mempertahankan status Dubairsquos sebagai pelabuhan bebas bea ndash yang aman dan aman bagi para pedagang dari negara-negara tetangga dan bebas melakukan bisnis dengan perlindungan pemerintah namun tanpa impost dan pajak finansial yang diberlakukan oleh pelabuhan lokal lainnya. Pada saat permintaan tradisional akan mutiara menurun karena depresi hebat dan perkembangan mutiara budidaya, Sheik Saeed mengisolasi Dubai dari dampak ini dengan melakukan diversifikasi ekonomi lokal dan pasarnya. Dia memperbaiki fasilitas pelabuhan - dan memperbaiki sungai untuk memungkinkan kapal yang lebih besar berlabuh - dan dalam masa pemerintahannya yang makmur, populasi kota pelabuhan Dubai berdasar tiga kali - dan memulai kemunculannya sebagai negara kota modern. Sangat dipuja oleh rakyatnya dan penguasa tetangga Sheikh Saeed memainkan peran monumental dalam membangun fondasi Dubai modern. Seperti yang dikatakan sejarawan setempat: Saeng Sheikh Saeed dan Sheikh Rashid telah lama dianggap sebagai pemimpin pemikiran paling maju di sepanjang Trucial Coast. Dubai adalah pusat perdagangan utama di pantai, dan meski resesi, souq yang beragam mempertahankan tingkat kekayaan yang membuat iri para sheikhdom yang tetangga. Wilson Grahame, Father of Dubai. Media Prima, Dubai, 1999, p53. Setelah beberapa generasi pemerintahan - selama tiga perempat abad - keluarga Al Maktoum telah membentuk sebuah otoritas yang tak tertandingi seperti dinasti penguasa Dubai - dan mendapatkan rasa hormat yang setara dari warga setempat dan kekuatan regional. Inilah bagaimana pohon keluarga Maktoum menuju penguasa sekarang ndash Sheik Mohammed - setelah pemerintahan Sheik Saeedrsquos: Pada awal abad 20 hampir seperempat penduduknya asing dan Dubai merupakan pelabuhan perdagangan yang penting. Sheik Saeed House Dubai dibangun pada tahun 1894 di sungai Dubai sebagai tempat duduk keluarga Al Maktoum dan sekarang terbuka untuk umum: Penguasa kedelapan dari dinasti Al Maktoum adalah putra sulung Sheik Saeed - Sheik Rashid ndash yang memerintah dari 1958 sampai 1990 ndash dan sekarang dikenal sebagai ayah modern Dubairdquo. Dengan kejelasan visi Sheik Rashid mengubah Dubai menjadi kota internasional modern sekarang ini. Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum adalah pendiri dan Wakil Presiden dan Perdana Menteri Uni Emirat Arab dan Emir Dubai selama 32 tahun sampai kematiannya. Selama pemerintahannya, Dubai tumbuh dari kota perdagangan kecil menjadi kota kosmopolitan. Setelah penemuan minyak di wilayah tersebut pada tahun 1960an, salah satu tugas pertamanya adalah pembangunan pelabuhan laut dan pelabuhan udara modern di Dubai. Selama tahun 1950, Sheikh Rashid berusaha untuk memiliki individu paling berbakat di masyarakat dalam lingkaran langsung termasuk bankir, pembangun, pelaku bisnis, seniman dan intelektual untuk mempersiapkannya sebaik mungkin untuk tugas modernisasi Dubai Penemuan minyak pada tahun 1966 - segera Untuk mengubah emirat dan cara hidupnya dan ekspor minyak pertama Dubais pada tahun 1969 diikuti oleh periode perkembangan pesat yang meletakkan fondasi untuk kota modern zaman sekarang. Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum memastikan bahwa pendapatan minyak Dubais - meski relatif sederhana menurut standar regional - dikerahkan untuk efek maksimal. Dubai menyaksikan aktivitas konstruksi besar-besaran pada tahun 1970an yang didalangi oleh Sheik Rashid termasuk proyek berikut: Proyek-proyek ini membuka jalan bagi perkembangan kota selanjutnya yang berlanjut sampai hari ini. Putri Sheik Rashidrsquos menikah dengan Emir Qatar yang kemudian membantu pembiayaan berbagai proyek. Emir Kuwait membantu pembiayaan Pengerukan Creek, yang mengakibatkan Dubais menonjol sebagai entrepot. Mungkin proyek yang paling penting adalah pembangunan Bandara Dubai - yang memberi imbalan segera karena permintaan untuk kursi tumbuh lebih cepat daripada yang diantisipasi ndash dan merupakan langkah awal munculnya kenamaan di abad 21 pertama Dubairsquos sebagai pusat udara terpenting di Timur Tengah. Kedua proyek ini, bandara dan jembatan, menunjukkan dengan jelas bahwa perencanaan infrastruktur Dubai hampir tidak pernah merespons kebutuhan mendesak masyarakat: ini jelas terkait dengan gagasan ambisius tentang perkembangan masa depan Dubai.quot 3.3. HEARD-BEY, FRAUKE, Dari Negara Trusial ke Uni Emirat Arab, Longman, London amp New York, 1996, hlm. 261. 4: Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum: 1990 -2006: Sheik Maktoum ndash putra sulung Sheik Rashid - menjadi Penguasa Dubai pada tahun 1990 dan pada saat bersamaan Wakil Presiden dan Perdana Menteri UEA ndash sampai kematiannya pada tahun 2006. Delegasi Banyak masalah Dubai untuk saudara laki-lakinya termasuk Penguasa sekarang meninggalkan Sheik Maktoum bebas untuk melaksanakan banyak tanggung jawab federal termasuk program perumahan dan kesejahteraan yang luas untuk menguntungkan emirat yang kurang makmur dan warga Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Qaiwain, Ras Al Khaimah dan Fujairah menggunakan Pendapatan federal dari pendapatan minyak besar-besaran yang diperoleh ke Abu Dhabi sebagai hasil dari kepemilikan 10 cadangan minyak terbukti dunia. Pada saat yang sama pemerintahan Sheik Maktoumrsquos bertepatan dengan infrastruktur dan pengembangan komersial baru-baru ini di Dubai Sheik Maktoum juga memainkan peran penting dalam pendirian ndash UEA sebagai perwakilan dan negosiator ayahnya dalam pertemuan yang sensitif dan terdahulu yang mendahului kemerdekaan dan kelahiran. Dari UEA Sebelum tahun 1971 wilayah UEA ditunjuk sebagai Negara Trucial atau Trucial Coast sebagai hasil UK yang membangun otoritasnya di wilayah tersebut dengan menandatangani berbagai perjanjian yang melindungi pelabuhan Laut Arab dari pasukan asing dan bajak laut lainnya. Inggris memutuskan untuk menarik sepenuhnya dari wilayah ini sejak 1971 - dan sebuah federasi negara Trucial segera direncanakan - untuk mengisi kekosongan kekuasaan dan menciptakan negara baru Uni Emirat Arab. Sifat dan isi federasi baru diselesaikan dalam pertemuan antara Sheik Zayed dari Abu Dhabi ndash dan Sheik Rashid dan Sheik Maktoum dari Dubai - sesaat sebelum penarikan Inggris - dan negara baru UEA diumumkan pada tanggal 2 Desember 1971. Selama masa hidupnya Sheikh Maktoum juga memperoleh reputasi sebagai dermawan - mendanai berbagai proyek kemanusiaan seperti pusat cacat - dan panti asuhan dan sekolah negeri berkembang. 3: Penguasa saat ini: Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum - yang secara terhormat disebut Sheikh Mohammed - mengambil alih kekuasaan sebagai Wakil Presiden UEA dan Perdana Menteri dan Penguasa Dubai pada tahun 2006 - dan laju pembangunan di Dubai Baru saja berhenti sejenak. Sepertiga dari empat putra Sheik Rashid ndash yang dijadikan putra mahkota oleh saudaranya Sheik Maktoum sebelum dia meninggal - dia memiliki visi, welas asih, dan penguasaan yang sama seperti ayahnya yang peran dan warisannya telah banyak direplikasi berkali-kali. Pembangunan Dubairsquos telah meroket di depan sejak asumsi kekuatan oleh Sheik Mo ndash sebagai perusahaan perhiasan yang terkenal di Dubai - dengan proyek-proyek pembangunan baru yang besar dimulai antara lain: Proyek Sheik Mohammedrsquos dimotivasi oleh pertimbangan utama bahwa dia ingin melakukan diversifikasi ekonomi Dubai untuk menciptakan Kesempatan kerja dan pendapatan baru sesegera mungkin sehingga Dubai dapat terus menegaskan peran tradisionalnya sebagai pusat bisnis regional yang kuat. Filosofi pemerintahan Sheik Mohammedrsquos dapat diringkas dengan prinsip berikut: 1: Menetapkan keahlian khusus dan hub modal: Rencana pokok Sheik Mohammedrsquos adalah menciptakan kelompok keterampilan atau hub yang komprehensif - menarik aset intelektual dan modal besar - seperti dengan DIFC ndash yang Mengubah Dubai menjadi pusat spesialis keuangan Timur Tengah. Ini bukan hanya masalah mendirikan bangunan baru di padang pasir karena ayahnya bisa melakukannya dengan Dubai World Trade Center di tahun 1970-an. Keuangan internasional sekarang sangat kompleks dan saling terkait sehingga dibutuhkan rencana yang jauh lebih rumit. Jadi, dia menugaskan Masterplan untuk menyediakan zona perdagangan bebas baru khusus untuk keuangan di mana para operatornya diberi lisensi oleh Otoritas yang diakui secara internasional dan zona baru tersebut akan memiliki sistem hukum ndash yang berbasis di barat sendiri dan seorang penguasa hukum Inggris yang diimpor untuk memimpin Di atasnya - untuk memenuhi standar tata kelola internasional yang kontemporer. Pusat Keuangan Internasional Dubai DIFC: Pusat keahlian lain ndash telah dibuat berkenaan dengan teknologi informasi Internet City, TECOM, Techno, dan Silicon Oasis ndash media IPMZ Studio City ndash perdagangan logam Dubai Multi Commodities Centre ndash layanan maritim maritim Layanan medis kota Dubai Heath City biotechnology DuBiotec dan seterusnya ndash lihat Free Trade Zones Index: Seperti Silicon Valley di San Francisco show - hub keterampilan menarik orang-orang terampil bersama-sama ide ndash dipertukarkan - jus kreatif mengalir ndash dan profesional saling membantu memajukan pengetahuan pekerjaan mereka. Hub keterampilan seperti universitas pekerjaan - namun dalam konteks bisnis sehari hari sampai ndash dan menghasilkan kreativitas dan inovasi yang luar biasa dalam disiplin ilmu dan industri masing-masing. Sheik Mohammedrsquos Dubai adalah model kehidupan nyata McKinsey yang telah berimplikasi luas tidak hanya di Dubai dan Timur Tengah namun di komunitas internasional dimana kota-kota pekerjaan atau pusat keahliannya mulai direplikasi di seluruh dunia berkembang dan dunia barat meskipun tidak pernah Cukup dengan kecepatan yang sama atau orisinalitas seperti di Dubai 2: Meningkatkan status pelabuhan bebas Dubairsquos secara tradisional: Sheik Mo telah bertekad untuk melestarikan dan memajukan peran tradisional Dubairsquos sebagai pelabuhan bebas untuk menyambut bisnis dan profesional untuk berinvestasi atau bekerja di lingkungan yang ramah dan ramah bisnis. . Hal ini telah dicapai dengan menyediakan semua kota pendudukan baru - pusat keahlian specialistrsquos - dengan status perdagangan bebas dengan menetapkan batas-batas geografis mereka sebagai zona perdagangan bebas baru ndash seperti Dubai Outsource Zone untuk bisnis outsourcing ndash dan keberhasilan ini dapat dilihat. Dalam kenyataan bahwa DOZ memiliki lebih dari tiga kali lipat dalam ukuran sejak awal. Penelitian independen yang ditugaskan pada bulan Agustus 2003 untuk menilai daya tarik Dubai Outsource Zonersquos sebagai lokasi operasi lepas pantai yang berada di Dubai no. 3 di dunia: Sebagai bagian dari dinasti Al Maktoum menegaskan Dubai telah lama menjadi pelabuhan bebas dengan kebijakan bisnis yang menarik para pedagang dari seluruh wilayah. Pada akhir tahun 1900rsquos 75 populasi Dubairsquos hanya ndash yang lahir di luar negeri hanya sedikit kurang persentase daripada saat ini di usia 80. Itu adalah Sheik Mohammedrsquos, seorang kakek buyut Sheik Hasher - yang memerintah dari tahun 1859 ndash 1886 - yang pertama-tama menghapuskan pajak pada para pedagang di Dubai dan karenanya memulai pertumbuhan ukuran dan kekayaan kota yang tak terelakkan mengalir dari ndash kebijakan perdagangan bebas dan ayahnya Sheik Rashid yang mempercepatnya dengan misalnya kebijakan skyrsquos terbuka dimana setiap maskapai bebas mendarat di Dubai tanpa kewajiban apapun. Untuk menawarkan hak pendaratan timbal balik. Sheik Mo telah memperbaiki dan memperluas kebijakan pasar bebas perdagangan bebas abadi dari leluhur dinasti yang telah melayani negara kota begitu baik begitu lama - dan menerapkannya ke kota-kota pendudukan dan pusat keterampilan baru di Dubai. Bagian berikut mencantumkan berbagai zona perdagangan bebas yang saat ini beroperasi di Dubai: Free Trade Zone Index: Sedikit penguasa yang memahami merek cukup mirip dengan Sheik Mohammed dan kebijakan buku teksnya adalah melibatkan sejumlah konsultan spesialis untuk setiap proyek spesifik dan pada proyek tidak ada Itu lebih baik dipekerjakan daripada di mega mega proyek US290 miliar Dubailand ndashwhich yang dirancang khusus untuk menciptakan aset wisata baru yang hebat untuk menyaingi belanja dan kasino Dubairsquos di Disneyland Develairsquos sendiri. Untuk mengendarai bioskop ada kunjungan ada Dreamworks dan Universal Studios langsung dari ndash Hollywood untuk kunjungan anak-anak di sana adalah Marvel Superheroes. Legoland, Enam Bendera. Dan Hit Entertainment. Untuk hotel Dubailand telah menarik setiap merek hotel di ndash bisnis semua ingin mengamankan basis Dubailand. Demikian juga di DIFC, para arsitek kelas dunia Genslers ditahan dan menghasilkan Masterplan kualitas luar biasa ndash juga di Waterfront City dimana Rem Koolas mendapat brief dan datang dengan Masterplan yang luar biasa untuk menggabungkan kombinasi mini Manhattan dengan citra visual sebuah Kota Romawi tua. Di bawah Sheik Mo Dubai sedang diubah menjadi pusat regional terpenting di Timur Tengah. Bandara Dubai World Central yang baru diperkirakan akan menarik 40 juta wisatawan yang mengejutkan per tahun dan kapasitas kargo tahunan sebesar 12 juta ton - lebih dari tiga kali lipat dari Memphis - sekarang mengumpulkan pusat muatan terbesar dunia - dan kapasitas penumpang lebih dari 120 Juta - hampir 30 lebih dari Atlanta - saat ini bandar udara penumpang tersibuk di dunia. Inti dari komunitas Dubai World Central yang baru ini adalah bandara baru Al Maktoum yang akan menjadi pusat muatan dan penumpang terbesar dunia sepuluh kali lebih besar dari Bandara Internasional Dubai dan Dubai Cargo Village. Dibangun untuk masa depan, Dubai World Central International Airport telah dirancang untuk menangani semua pesawat generasi berikutnya, termasuk jumbo A380. Hingga empat pesawat akan bisa mendarat bersamaan, 24 jam sehari, meminimalkan antrian in-air. Dubai adalah pusat pengiriman yang menandingi kepentingan regional Rotterdam ke Eropa dan sebagian besar perusahaan Fortune 500 mempertahankan basis regional mereka di Dubai ndash Microsoft - Siemens ndash Oracle ndash Dell ndash Apple - Hewlett-Packard semua hadir di zona perdagangan bebas Internet. Kota andor Jebel Ali Zona Perdagangan Bebas JAFTZ dimana produk mereka diimpor bebas bea dan disimpan untuk didistribusikan ke pasar lain Teluk atau Timur Tengah lainnya. Industri kelautan memiliki kepentingan ekonomi yang sangat besar ke Dubai baik secara tradisional maupun saat ini karena Pelabuhan Dubai telah berkembang menjadi pusat perbaikan, layanan, dan logistik logistik regional dan internasional utama untuk seluruh wilayah Timur Tengah ndash dan sekarang berfokus di seputar keterampilan Dubai Maritime City. pusat. Tidak ada alasan mengapa pertumbuhan masa lalu tidak akan terus berlanjut - terutama ketika efek Silicon Valley dimulai dari pengetahuan, keterampilan, modal, dan sumber daya bersama yang dimiliki oleh taman bisnis maritim unik yang unik ini untuk masa depan. Dubai telah menjadi pusat keuangan - menyediakan Timur Tengah setara dengan London dan New York untuk layanan keuangan regional. Dubai Financial Center DIFC adalah zona bebas keuangan federal dengan hukum perdata dan pengadilan yang dirancang untuk menciptakan pasar keuangan regional yang teratur. Rencana Sheik Morsquos adalah untuk mengisi kesenjangan Timur Tengah antara Eropa Barat dan Asia Timur yang tidak cukup ditutupi oleh pusat keuangan London, New York dan Hong Kong dengan menciptakan sebuah pusat keuangan baru yang bisa menandingi mereka. Sebuah rezim peraturan yang diawasi oleh Otoritas Layanan Keuangan Dubai DFSA memanfaatkan praktik terbaik dari yurisdiksi terdepan dan terutama di London dan Inggris telah diundangkan untuk memastikan bahwa pialang berlisensi DIFC Dubai dan perantara keuangan lainnya mengetahui bahwa setelah merelokasi ke DIFC mereka akan beroperasi Dalam sistem pengatur keuangan kelas dunia Proyek ini terdiri dari 13 bangunan, dengan ketinggian bervariasi dari 12-50 cerita, di zona seluas 110 hektar yang terletak dekat dengan pusat komersial baru Showairsquos di Sheik Zayed Road, dan menyediakan kantor, ritel, hotel, dan tempat tinggal. akomodasi. Investor melihat ke pemerintah untuk pengambilan keputusan yang stabil dan dapat diprediksi - dan mengingat bahwa DIFC adalah zona bebas otonom dengan pemerintah daerah kelasnya sendiri - proyek ini harus menjadi salah satu pilihan investasi teraman di Dubai. DIFC memiliki pengadilan perdata Inggris yang dipimpin oleh Sir John Allen - mantan hakim Pengadilan Tinggi Inggris ndash sehingga sengketa hukum lokal diselesaikan di dalam zona otomasi DIFC - oleh perwira peradilan dunia pertama yang berpengalaman - dan tanpa mengacu pada standar tradisional Dubairsquos Berbasis sistem hukum Dubai sekarang menjadi pusat wisata dalam ndash sendiri yang menarik hampir 7 juta turis per tahun - dengan tempat-tempat wisata mulai dari belanja, pantai berpohon kelapa, Bahama seperti pulau, arsitektur publik, komersial, dan hotel yang menakjubkan, dan segera memiliki Rumah sendiri direkayasa Disneyland ndash Dubailand. 2009 telah mulai mengesankan - pada bulan Januari Dubai memiliki pertumbuhan tahun ke tahun dari 6 dalam lalu lintas penumpang di Bandara Internasional Dubai setelah 9 pertumbuhan untuk keseluruhan tahun 2008 - ketika jumlah penumpang mencapai 37,44 juta. Lalu lintas penumpang melalui hub tersibuk Timur Tengah mencapai 3,3 juta di bulan Januari - dibandingkan dengan 3,1 juta pada bulan yang sama tahun 2008. Dan menurut angka International Council International, Bandara Internasional Dubai adalah satu-satunya bandara di antara 10 besar di seluruh dunia untuk mendaftarkan pertumbuhan di Kuartal terakhir tahun 2008. Menurut Ian Scott, direktur UK dan Irlandia dari Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing, mengomentari prospek emirat untuk tahun 2009: quotDubai terus menarik pengunjung dari seluruh dunia, dengan 2008 melihat semua waktu setinggi hampir tujuh juta Orang yang mengunjungi emirate.quot Salah satu kontributor utama pertumbuhan Dubais di tahun 2008 adalah kisaran perkembangan hotel baru yang menarik yang terus meningkatkan permintaan pengunjung. Dubai terus menampilkan portofolio hotel yang semakin beragam, dengan tahun lalu melihat peningkatan 16 persen jumlah kamar hotel dan apartemen hotel menjadi 49.598. Konsep Proyek Dunia ndash pulau-pulau jenis Karibia tak jauh dari garis pantai Dubai ndash 5 jam daripada 13 jam dari London - sama briliannya dengan yang berani. Hampir semalam, secara eksponensial melengkapi aset properti permanen Dubairsquos Bila Anda mempertimbangkan infrastruktur wisata dan kapasitas layanan turis yang ada di Dubairsquos - gagasan untuk membuat pulau lepas pantai dari garis pantai Jumeirah adalah pukulan utama dalam istilah real estat ndash karena hampir seketika memberanikan Dubai dengan semua Suasana Laut Selatan Karibia - dan pada stroke dikalikan dengan aset wisatanya. Pantai cerah Dubairsquos ndash langit biru - air laut jernih - dan telapak tangan yang melamun - mungkin merupakan aset wisata terpenting paling sedikit yang sama pentingnya dengan belanja turis. Mereka memang alasan nomor satu mengapa turis dari Inggris dan Eropa dan Timur Tengah berduyun-duyun ke emirat dan ratusan hotelnya mempertahankan salah satu tingkat hunian kamar hotel terbaik di dunia. Tapi tidak seperti ndash Karibia yang memakan waktu hampir dua kali lebih lama untuk terbang dari Eropa saat Dubai ndash sampai baru-baru ini Dubai tidak memiliki pulau lepas pantai - apalagi resor pulau. Namun sekarang memiliki potensi ratusan 300 tepatnya resor pulau - hanya beberapa menit dengan taksi air dari daratan Dubai. Dan peningkatan tampilan air Dubairsquos dan akomodasi turis tepi pantai akan sangat besar - bahkan perkebunan pulau pribadi mungkin akan dikeluarkan ke pasar high end - seperti rumah pantai di kepulauan Karibia Mustique and Necker. Kemungkinan besar dalam waktu 10 tahun tidak ada kunjungan turis ke Dubai akan selesai tanpa pesiar pulau Dubai ndash apakah sebuah perjalanan sehari pulau atau seluruh liburan ndash akan menjadi barang penting agenda Dubai - seperti sebuah kunjungan belanja Dubai. Bagi mereka yang mencari perlindungan dari bisnis yang sibuk atau kehidupan profesional ndash relaksasi weekrsquos di bawah sinar matahari dan air dari pulau-pulau Dubai World - dimanjakan dengan perawatan spa dan makanan lezat - akan seperti tiket cepat ke surga. Tahun lalu, Atlantis di The PalmJumeirah dibuka untuk bisnis dengan taman air seluas 50 acre ditambah restoran santapan Nobu dan Locatelli. Pembukaan hotel penting lainnya adalah gedung bertingkat 63 The AddressDowntown Burj Dubai - hotel bintang 5 plus dengan pemandangan panorama menara tertinggi di dunia, Burj Dubai. Di bawah Sheik Mo - Dubai juga menjadi pusat investasi regional dimana banyak pengusaha dan profesional ndash dan terutama wifersquos dan anak-anak mereka - dari negara-negara tetangga ingin memiliki basis rumah kedua - di atmosfer investasi Dubai yang lebih terbuka dan kosmopolitan. Palm Jumeirah: banyak pengusaha daerah dari negara-negara seperti Iran dan Arab Saudi ingin memiliki basis di Dubai - tidak hanya sebagai investasi yang aman - tapi merupakan pilihan bagi mereka dan keluarga mereka untuk menikmati suasana kosmopolitan Dubai yang lebih santai dan kelas dunia Fasilitas pendidikan: Yang terpenting Sheik Mo telah memberi tenaga kerja lokal untuk sebagian besar bekerja pada ijin kerja 3 tahun yang terbarukan - hak untuk membeli rumah sendiri di zona yang ditentukan termasuk hampir semua proyek New Dubai yang akan berarti bahwa Kebanyakan pekerja bisnis dan profesional akan dapat kembali ke negara mereka pada akhir pekerjaan mereka dengan bagian modal yang cukup besar sebagai pengganti uang sewa di masa lalu. Pasar properti Dubairsquos telah terpukul oleh krisis kredit ndash internasional karena memiliki semua ekonomi dunia pertama - tapi itu adalah tanda kematangan ndash pasar ini yang sekarang sepenuhnya terintegrasi ke dalam sistem pasar barat dan sama seperti menikmati boomingnya Juga akan mengalami bust nya. Pasar properti Dubairsquos juga terkait erat dengan kekayaan pasar properti Inggris karena persentase investasi yang tinggi yang berasal dari investor Inggris yang telah menginvestasikan keduanya di short drive turis dan akomodasi jangka panjang lokal dalam jumlah besar. Departemen Pertanahan Dubai memperkirakan bahwa investor Inggris memiliki properti senilai 4,7 miliar dirham 1,3 miliar di Dubai yang berarti pembeli Inggris sekarang menyumbang 12 persen investor properti internasional di emirat ndash tepat di belakang pembeli Saudi dan India - menurut bank investasi regional EFG- Hermes. The Promenade: bagian integral dari sektor wisata Dubairsquos - Hotel Roda dengan pantai pribadi barunya akan dioperasikan oleh rantai Jairirah Dubairsquos: Industri properti sekarang menyumbang sekitar 30 persen dari industri emirat ndash namun sebagian besar proyek properti ndash seperti Dubai Marina , JBR, The Promenade. Culture City, atau Dubailand - dibangun untuk mendukung tempat-tempat wisata ndash atau menyediakan akomodasi untuk pertumbuhan jumlah bisnis dan profesional yang dipekerjakan di pusat-pusat keahlian dan kota pekerjaan - seperti apartemen di DIFC, Silicon Oasis, atau Maritime City ndash atau untuk menyediakan perumahan. for workers in the free trade zones such as apartments in Business Bay or Downtown Jebel Ali next door to JAFZA the port duty free zone - and to this extent may be regarded as support infrastructure of the tourist - skills hubs - and free trade zones. Public and private architecture of exceptional quality can be found in Dubai see Dubai Architectural index ndash and the best is yet to come if current plans are realized in the Khor Dubai revitalisation project that will see an Opera House and Modern Arts Museum being constructed on the banks and an island of the Dubai Creek. Lord Fosterrsquos The Index: DIFC: Most major international architects have accepted commissions in Dubai and the result is the most impressive array of public and private architecture in the Middle East. Some of Sheik Mohammedrsquos new projects ndash such as Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Gardens - have a more traditional appeal. Although this project is postponed pending the passing of the credit crunch ndash its inherent merits dictate ndash a speedy resumption once the crisis has passed ndash and the Dubai economy returns to normal growth patterns. Inspired by the regionrsquos cultural heritage in both scale and form, this new metropolis has been specifically designed to meet the needs of the modern Arab world. Set to become one of the worldrsquos most spectacular urban developments, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Gardens will cost over US60 billion to construct. London had its Nash - Paris its Haussmann ndash New York its Olmstead ndash all made monumental epochal changes to the fabric of their cities. Dubai has Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid ndash who is dramatically changing the urban landscape of this city like no ruler before him. In this project - Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Gardens - he is orchestrating a twenty first century renaissance of Islamic garden arts and learning ndash which combines spectacular architecture and parklands with a modern urban green agenda. The New York master planners of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Gardens say the layout draws upon the heritage of Arabian scholars, and represents a desire to lsquolink the Islamic golden age to the modern worldrsquo . This is a proud and powerful statement in these days of projected apocalyptic confrontation between the modern western and ancient Islamic worlds. Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Gardens: Under Sheik Mohamedrsquos impetus the old merchant Dubai Creek port enclave of Bastakia has been comprehensively restored ndash and is fully protected for future generations to enjoy. And a pleasing revival in traditional Arabic architecture has occurred in Dubai with many property projects such as Hattan ndash Tiger Woods World ndash Al Barari ndash Al Furjan ndash Old Town Downtown Burj Dubai ndash all of which have sold out off plan in response to the insatiable expatriate interest in the pleasing symmetry and logic of Arabic architecture. Sheik Mohammedrsquos most exciting project however is the Khor Dubai revitalisation project ndash akin to the reconstruction project of Williamsburg the original capital of Virginia williamsburg in the USA ndash this involves a Masterplan to renovate the entire original riverside of the Dubai Creek in a traditional Dubai -Bastakia wind tower architectural style. This project is best seen in the following video: Videorsquos best in FULL screen: For an exciting glimpse of the future Dubai Creek: 6: Sheik Mohammedrsquos book: ldquoMy Vision Challenges in the Race for Excellencerdquo: Sheik Mohammed is an absolute monarch ndash an autocrat - albeit benevolent ndash which is the system of government his people have evolved over the centuries based on the primacy of the tribal leader - but as with any traditional tribal structure requires close consultation and consensus between the leader and his people. The following is a review of his book ldquoMy Visionrdquo which is soon to be published in English: ldquoIt was published by Motivate Publishing, Dubai and The Arab Institute for Research and Publication, Beirut. According to the co-publishers, the book is a unique and detailed account of the exceptional development of Dubai and the vision behind the outstanding accomplishments that included transforming the UAE and Dubai from their role as a regional powerhouse to their new and advanced role as international economic and financial centres. The attainment of these high rates of growth, according to them, was accomplished by way of providing excellence in services and industry. One of the most important features of the book, they noted, is the simplicity with which the author approaches complex subjects such as vision, leadership, state management, enhancement of skills, and expertise in human resources that played a paramount role in constantly pushing development in Dubai to new heights. The author, in this Arabic version of his book, used his close and almost daily involvement in projects as the basis for his work. It is therefore a credible and lively account of processes and foundations of ultra-modern development, based on first-hand experience and direct guidance. ldquoThe book, specifically, provides a true description of an exceptional development experience that is regarded by many as a role model for other Arab and Muslim countries,rdquo the publishers said in a joint statement. ldquoDubai is proving to be one of the most successful development stories in the world, and is being viewed increasingly in the Arab and Muslim worlds as a source of pride.rdquo Compared by the author to Cordova, the old capital of Arab Spain, Dubairsquos melting pot of nations and creeds is adding new and exciting dimensions to the concept of co-existence and enhancing human interaction and understanding. And like Cordoba, Dubai today is providing a new hope for humanity that different civilisations and religions can co-exist and strive collectively to create excellence in everything for the benefit of all. In his book, the author reveals, for the first time, the lsquosecretsrsquo that made the emirate of Dubai one of the most astounding development phenomena in the world. Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum provides insight into the strategies that can produce excellence in development, including vision, leadership, management, teamwork, and decisive and timely decision-taking. The book is primarily about the development and successful management of countries, presenting Dubai as a role model. It gains further importance due to the authoritative account of the various components of development, based on personal experience and daily involvement, rather than on abstract theories and untested experiences. The author has dedicated the book to His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, but he gives credit for the successes of Dubai to nationals and residents alike, and to the public and private sectors in equal terms. Their immense contribution is appreciated and recognised at every stage, and all are called upon to participate in the lsquoconsensus planningrsquo of Dubai and the UAE, as a prerequisite to reaching new heights of development and excellence. The author addresses not only the people of Dubai and the UAE, but the entire Arab and Muslim world of 1.3 billion people. The success story of Dubai, he believes, can be replicated in other Arab and Muslim countries. Therefore, the book delivers a message of optimism that a second stage of outstanding development can be achieved throughout the Arab and Muslim world. The proof he provides is Dubai itself.rdquo Being a Ruler - whilst an immensely stimulating and satisfying office to the present occupant is not an easy job ndash not all decisions please everyone ndash and the Dubai Ruler has been subject to controversy and public criticism in respect of three main issues. Dubai has approximately 250,000 labourers - mostly South Asian - working on major real estate development projects such as the Burj Dubai or Dubai Marina. Article 25 of the Constitution of the UAE provides for the equitable treatment of persons with regard to race, nationality, religious beliefs or social status. However, many of Dubais 250,000 foreign labourers live in conditions described by Human Rights Watch as being quotless than human.quot NPR reports that workers quottypically live eight to a room, sending home a portion of their salary to their families, whom they dont see for years at a time.quot On 21 March 2006, workers at the construction site of Downtown Burj Dubai . upset over bus timings and working conditions, rioted: damaging cars, offices, computers, and construction tools. New Dubai is being constructed primarily by engineers and skilled and unskilled workers from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, PRC, and the Philippines on 3 year work permits. Media reports indicate that skilled workers like carpenters could earn US7.60 per day and unskilled labourers about US4 per day. Strikes occurred at some building sites ndash and rioting at some others ndash sparked primarily because of the then low US dollar to which the UAE currency is tied which resulted in the workers having a reduced amount to remit home to their families. The US currency has since recovered and workers are now permitted to form unions in Dubai ndash and the Dubai government has opened a hotline for workers to report employers who have delayed paying monthly salary payments or are providing unhygienic or unsafe accommodation facilities for their workers. The daily rate whilst akin to a pittance in western economies is still higher than the market rate these workers can earn in their own countries and that is why they opt to leave their homes to move to Dubai and live in barracks like accommodation for the duration of their 3 year work permits. No worker is forced to come to Dubai ndash and they will only continue to come if Dubai continues to pay them more than they can earn at home - although unscrupulous employment agents are a major problem charging high fees to arrange the visa and imposing extortionate interest rates that can soak up spare earnings for many years. Some Dubai employers are also a problem ndash slow in paying wages and salaries ndash and providing accommodation unfit for human habitation. The Dubai government has become more pro active in policing employer abuses ndash and fining errant employers for late salary payments and sub standard accommodation - but the situation would also probably benefit from one of Sheik Mohammedrsquos well known impromptu inspections ndash of the kind he conducts in respect of Dubai government departments subject to ongoing service complaints like the Immigration Department ndash see sheikmohhamed.co.ae A Rulerrsquos visit would be particularly apt in relation to the state of the labour accommodation camps. A new law imposing a surcharge on a late paying employer ndash payable to the employee ndash would also be a useful deterrent - more so perhaps than fines that accrue to the government ndash and the government has also in 2009 imposed a mandatory requirement on Dubai employers to pay their salaries promptly and by direct bank transfer: gulfnewsarticles09052410316228.html A website has been created to receive complaint about Dubai employers who are late in paying salaries and provide sub standard accommodation ndash so employee concerns may be relayed direct to the government: dubailabourcommittee.aepclaCmsHome.aspx Another controversy has been the use of young boys as jockeys in camel races ndash but this has now been outlawed by the UAE government and camels are now generally raced with robot operators ndash or over aged jockeys ndash and Sheik Mohammed who inherited the problem of this long standing practice has arranged for compensation to be paid to the boy jockeys which will enabl e them and their families to live in a comfortable manner in their home countries. See c: Dubai property market criticism: The Dubai property market has sustained massive price falls of up to 60 which have reduced prices to 2007 levels - following capital gains of about 300 since 2001 when the property industry was first opened to foreign investment ndash but anyone who purchases at pre 2007 prices is still in the money: Dubai and its Ruler have also been subject to some particularly pungent criticism in recent times - coinciding with the decline of the Dubai property market ndash as if Dubai is somehow responsible for the international credit crisis ndash and will never recover from its first adverse property cycle. Two of these articles may be read at the following links: 1. 2. The articles may be summarized as follows: The first by Pepe Escobar condemns Dubairsquos use of cheap building labour ndash but does not provide any constructive alternative ndash short of closing down the construction projects and sending the workers back home ndash and at the end of the day is little more than an attack on the free market system. If Dubai offers better pay ndash and the worker prefers to work in Dubai than back home ndash these workers should not be excluded from the benefits of a free market system which enables them to obtain a higher income. Underlying the article is an assumption that Dubai has no right to modernize and diversify its economy and take its rightful place in the league of developed states: ldquoCrucial questions always come back to the fore. How come descendants of Bedouins and pearl divers have become high-tech uber-capitalists - the Asian tigers of the Persian Gulf - while the bulk of the Arab world has stagnated politically and economicallyrdquo But as the authorrsquos following passage confirms - the Dubai development experience - may have important implications for the region as a whole: ldquoFive years ago, Dubais Internet City was literally desert sand. Today it is the Middle East headquarters of every major global information-technology (IT) company hellip. Could this economic boom be replicated in North Africa or in an Arab world - Syria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia - hostage to petrified social structures and disconnected political leadersrdquo Follow this link for the full Escobar article: ldquoAn ode to the fall of Dubai: Simon Jenkins: The second article was published in the UK left wing newspaper - The Guardian ndash and contains nothing less than a litany of unsubstantiated doom ndash such as this gem summing up his conclusion that Dubai because of its massive property price falls following the international credit crisis will somehow simply collapse into the sand: ldquoThousands of residential properties, if occupied at all, will be squatted by a migratory poor, like the hotel towers of the Spanish littoral or Corbusierrsquos blockhouses of Chandigarh in India. Refugees will colonize the camps where Indian workers have lived as they built Dubai. Gangs will seize the gated estates and random anarchy will rule the soulless boulevards.rdquo Where does he get this nonsense from Dubai ndash like all the other advanced economies affected by the international credit crisis - will of course recover from the credit crisis ndash and in fact the respected global property consultants Jones Lang LaSalle have already projected a recovery within two years after a period of market stabilization in 2010 : ldquoDubai property recovery in two yearsrdquo ldquoThe Dubai property market is expected to show signs of recovery in 2011 after a period of stability, according to a research note from Jones Lang LaSalle, the global real estate services firm. The company said the regionrsquos property market had reached a tipping point in the third quarter of last year as a result of the global economic downturn. Dubai, with an economy closely tied to international markets, has been one of the worst affected in the region, but the situation was expected to improve after a phase of consolidation. ldquoWe see 2009 as a year of correction in the Dubai real estate market, with 2010 witnessing market stability ahead of a recovery in rentals and prices in 2011,rdquo the report said.rdquo An equally important point ndash is that Dubairsquos property sector does not stand alone ndash it is there to provide support for the other sectors of the Dubai economy like the busy skills cities ndash the buoyant free trade zones ndash and the thriving tourist sectors - all of which must house its proprietors, employees, and guests. An adverse cycle in the Dubai property sector - does not mean pending doom for the rest of the economy. Property cycles by definition move on ndash and so too will Dubai ndash and its economy. And ldquorandom anarchyrdquo in Dubai It makes you wonder if Simon Jenkins has ever really visited the place ndash which is one of the most peaceful, ordered, and law abiding urban communities in the world ndash and the very reason why so many of Jenkinsrsquo countrymen have been moving in such large numbers from his own knife crime afflicted country - even before the 50 UK income tax rate recently imposed by its lsquopro businessrsquo government ndash and welcomed by his socialist newspaper. Service economies ndash and skills hubs - can with the right expertise, capital, and government support be built in any part of the world ndash and with new companies and personnel moving into Dubai every day replacing the departing employees rendered jobless by the credit crisis - the long standing traditional appeal of this thriving city state to enterprising merchants, artisans, and professionals may subside during the credit crisis ndash but will inevitably rebound as soon as the international recovery sets in. In any event - follow this link for the full Jenkins article: ldquo human-free schematics:rdquo By Simon Jenkins THE GUARDIAN, LONDON Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009: Sheik Mohammed visiting the new Emirates Office in May 2009: The lsquohands onrsquo Ruler enjoys a close, affectionate, and respectful relationship with his people that would be the envy of most western leaders: list - Sheik Mohammed was in 2007 rated as the fourth richest royal with a private fortune of 16 billion - a t ad below his cousin the Abu Dhabi Emir ndash Sheik Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nayhan - who is rated second with 21billion: quotCEO of Dubai Inc.quot shares fortune with two brothers government holding companies bought big stakes in HSBC and Deutsche Bank in the past year bid for U.S retailer Barneys New York. Announced plans to donate 10 billion for Middle East educational foundation: Forbes: The bulk of the sheikrsquos wealth - which includes the mega yacht above - apparently derives from his shareholding in the international conglomerate Dubai World of which he currently owns 99.67 of the shares ndash a holding company with multi-diversified businesses and investments ndash as the following post confirms: ldquoDubai World is one of the most incredible holding companies on earth. Dubai World controls well over 100Billion, employs over 100,000 people and has a presence in 100 different cities in 60 countries. Dubai Worlds portfolio of investments is HUGE and includes Nakheel, Limitless and DP World. and these 3 giants are just a quotsmallquot portion of the Dubai World portfolio of investments Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of Dubai World, had this to say about the company: quotDubai World never stops working. Around the globe and around the clock, we are committed to achieving tremendous success. Our Holding Company is a pioneering collection of international companies who together will proudly advance Dubai and the world. We know this is just the beginning of what we can accomplish and are excited and optimistic about the future and how Dubai World can help transform it.quot The companies that are part of the Dubai World portfolio fall into 4 different classifications: 1. Group Entity (meaning Dubai World owns the entire company), 2. Partner, 3. Joint Venture, and 4. Associate. So, for example, Nakheel and Limitless are Group Entities of Dubai World, meaning Dubai World owns 100 of each company. on the other hand, The Trump Organization is a Partner with Dubai World through Nakheel (via Trump Palm on Palm Jumeirah). What follows is the complete Dubai World portfolio. Be prepared to be amazed DUBAI WORLD PORTFOLIO gt PampO Maritime gt DP World gt Jafza gt Economic Zones World gt Pearl Valley Golf Estates gt Jumeirah Golf Estate gt Istithmar Building gt Golden Mile gt The Gardens gt Lost City now Al Furjan gt Discovery Gardens gt Jumeirah Islands gt International City gt Jumeirah Lakes Towers gt The World gt Yacht Haven Grande gt Jumeirah Village gt Dubai Waterfront gt Dubai Design Center gt The Trump Organization gt Nakheel gt The Palm Islands gt Jumeirah Lakes Towers gt Istithmar gt Limitless LLC gt Perella Weinberg Partners gt FORSA gt Arcapita gt CDL Hospitality gt Istithmar Hotels gt Economic Zones World gt Techno Park Dubai gt Jebel Ali Free Zone International gt Dubai Multi Commodities Centre gt Dubai Diamond Exchange gt Dubai Gem Certification gt Dubai Tea Trading Center gt Polygon gt Tamweel gt Bank Muscat International gt Emirates and Sudan Bank gt Insure Direct gt Standard Chartered gt JADAF DUBAI gt Platinum Yachts FZCO gt Dubai Maritime City gt Exomos gt Platinum Yachts Managements gt Inchcape Shipping Services gt PampO Ferries gt Clement Systems Gulf gt Drydocks World gt Island Global Yachting gt Tejari gt Simsari gt Atlantis, The Palm gt Snowmass, Colorado gt Troon Golf gt GPS Industries, Inc. gt Leisurecorp gt Easy Hotel gt Kerzner International gt Greg Norman Golf Course gt One amp Only gt Taj Luxury Hotels gt IFA Hotels amp Resorts gt The Fairmont Palm Residence gt Palm Marine gt Kempinski Hotels gt Atlantis, Paradise Island gt Istithmar Hotels gt Nakheel Hotels amp Resorts gt Bumrungrad Hospital gt TLC Healthcare Services gt IBN Battuta Mall gt Loehmanns Holdings gt Retail Corp gt Dragon Mart Complex gt Imdaad gt Dubai Customs World gt Dubai Security Services gt Palm District Cooling gt Nakheel Travel gt EHS gt Business Excellence Center gt Palm Water gt Spice Jet gt Dubai Gold amp Commodities Exchange gt Polyconcept gt Emirates National Securitization Corp. From great wealth flows social obligation ndash and Sh eik Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum and his family is well known for his vast charitable donations. In May 2007 ndash at the 2007 World Economic Forum in Jordan ndash Sheik Mohammed released plans to donate US10billion to establish an educational foundation in the Middle East - one of the largest charitable donations in history: Sheikh Mohammed stated that the money is to bridge the knowledge gap between the Arab region and the developed world, improving the standard of education and research in the region, developing leadership programs for youth, and stimulating job creation. In September 2007, Sheik Mohammed launched a campaign - Dubai Cares - to raise money to educate 1 million children in poor countries. The campaign is Dubais contribution to the U.N. Millennium Development Goals for providing Childrens Primary Education to every child by 2015. The amount donated to this campaign has exceeded AED 240 million Approximately US 65,573,770 six days after its launch: Wikipedia: On 1 February 2008, Sheikh Mohammed appointed his 27 year old son Sheikh Hamdan as the Crown Prince of Dubai. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum was born on November 13, 1982 and is the second eldest son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum Sheik Mohammedrsquos first wife was a distant cousin. The crown prince was educated in Dubai at the Rashid Private School and then continued his studies in the United Kingdom ndash graduating from Sandhurst and later attending the London School of Economics. Recently he was appointed Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council. As well he is also is the head of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Establishment for Young Business Leaders, and the President of the Dubai Sports Council and the Dubai Autism Centre. Like his father - he is known for his poetry - mainly romantic, patriotic or family focused ndash which he publishes under the nom de plume of Fazza . He is also a keen horse rider ndash and won the gold medal in Equestrian sports at the Asian Games: Wikipedia source: Sheik Hamdan: Handsome, rich, royal, and writes poetry - is currently the most eligible young royal of the Middle East ndash and for Dubai investors a comforting sign that the succession is in good hands: 6: Images of members of the Dubai Royal Family: The then Crown Prince, Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid al-Maktoum, at the 2005 Royal Ascot Races at York Racecourse - accompanied by his wife - Princess Haya of Jordan - daughter of the late King Hussein. Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum became the new Ruler of Dubai following the death of his brother in 2006: Jordanrsquos Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein left - wife of the Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum - receiving Monacorsquos Princess Caroline right - president of AMADE Mondial World Association of Childrenrsquos Friends - at her home in Dubai In November 2009: Maktoum brothers Sheiks Rashid and Majid left - and Hamdan far right: Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum ndash who is also Deputy Ruler of Dubai - opened Art Dubai 2009 with a line-up of 68 galleries ndash accompanied by his younger brother Sheikh Majid at left in his capacity as Chairman of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority: The Ruler and younger son Sheik Majid arriving at the 2009 Dubai International Film Awards presentations: Sheik Majid at a Dubai Aviation function: With the Dubai Ruler Sheik Mohammed - also being the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE - his s ons have assumed a wide variety of official duties in Dubai: Sheik Majid, Chairman of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, presents the lifetime achievement award to actor Amitabh Bachchan at the 2009 Dubai International Film festival: Sheik Hamdan - the second of five sons of the Dubai Ruler - was designated Crown Prince by Sheik Mohammed in 2008: A very fit Crown Prince: The Dubai Ruler Sheik Mohammed has encouraged his children and subjects to make sports a big part of their lives: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and his 4 equestrian daughters: Sheik Mohammed attended the European Open Endurance Womens Championship, at Euston Park UK. The UAE female riders Sheikha Latifa, Sheikha Maryam, Sheikha Futaim, and Sheikha Sheikha - all daughters of Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed - won the UK team competition and Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum won the UK individual title for the 80 kilometre race: Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority opens the Dubai Expo:Dubai: Dubai Parks and Resorts Dh1.68 billion rights issue has drawn a lot of interest from investors. How do investors make money on the rights issue Shareholders registered in the companys register as at the close of trading on the DFM on May 2 have been allocated 1 right for every 3.767 shares held. Each right grants the holder the eligibility to subscribe for one new share at Dh1. So, the shareholder has an option to sell the rights in the market and book profit at the current market price. Otherwise, the investor in this case can sell part of the rights allocated to him and apply for the balance, or hold the total rights issued till cut-off date. Analysts are of the opinion that Dubai Parks and Resorts offer long-term value with projects expected to come online soon. Dubai Parks is a long term. They will start making money after the first full year of operation. I think there would be more positive sentiment once they start making money, Tariq Qaqish, head of asset management at Al Mal Capital told Gulf News. Dubai Parks and Resorts will be a multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination inspired by Hollywood and Bollywood, and will offer 73 attractions in three separate theme parks including the Bluewaters project, along with a four star resort hotel. Dubai Parks Dh10.5 billion project is expected to generate revenue of Dh2.4 billion in its first year of operation and to break even in seven to eight years. The company expects 6.7 million visitors in its first year of operation, and predicts a growth in visitor numbers of around 3 per cent a year, and 6 to 9 per cent in peak seasons. And this fits well with larger theme to promote Dubai as a tourist hub. The project is very much a part of Dubai growth plans. This very much plays in the broader tourism play, Sanyalaksna Manibhandu, director Research, National Bank of Abu Dhabi Securities said. If you are a long-term investor, you should invest in the stock. This is a good stock, if you believe in Dubai, you should believe in Dubai Parks and Resorts, and if you are an investor in theme parks anywhere in the world then you should invest in Dubai Parks, Manibhandu said. Important dates on rights issue:TechnoKids. Teaching the skills of tomorrow today Critical thinking - Problem Solving - 21st century skills. TechnoKids Computer Curriculum is a collection of technology projects that contain lesson plans and resources for teachers. The instructional materials use a project-based approach to integrate technology skills into K-12 education. TechnoKids computer curriculum is designed to promote computer literacy. The technology projects provide teachers with materials to integrate information Communication Technology (ICT) skills such as multimedia, programming, operating environment, graphic, spreadsheet, word processing, desktop publishing, telecommunication, and database skills into student activities. TechnoKids has more than 50 technology projects with meaningful lessons that integrate the use of Microsoft Office into the curriculum. Technokids computer curriculum has technology projects available in six categories, namely, Primary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior, Camp and Teacher. Each project has a teachers guide, workbook, and customizable resource files. Not to forget our online access to TechnoKids, i.e. Techno manage, which consists of e-books access, interactive videos, tutorials, yearly plans, online quizzes and much more. Technology is everywhere touching almost every part of our lives. Technology helps students acquire the skills to survive in a complex, highly technological knowledge-based economy. TechnoKids mission is to combine education and technology to provide children with core computing skills and prepare them for the future. Why use Project-based learning Students gain a deeper understanding of the concepts and standards of a project. Projects allow students to address community issues, explore careers, interact with adult mentors, use technology, and present their work to audiences beyond the classroom. Motivates students who might otherwise find school boring or meaningless. What are the benefits of Integrated Technology If correctly designed, more depth into the content area curriculum is possible. In the Information age, there is an essential need to learn technology. Students are motivated by technology, thus increasing academic engagement time. Students move beyond knowledge and comprehension to application and analysis of information. Students learn where to find knowledge in an information rich world. Students develop computer literacy by applying various computer skills. What are the benefits of Integrating Technology into curriculum using Project Based Learning Simulates real problems to have students actively devise solutions. Creates learning opportunities based upon student interests and strengths. Engages learners by offering a meaningful learning activity. Offers multiple ways for students to participate and demonstrate their knowledge. Accommodates different learning styles. Encourages the mastery of technological tools. Prompts students to collaborate. Offers a learning experience that draws on creative and critical thinking. What Technology Skills do students learn Word processing skills using Microsoft Word Presentation skills using Microsoft Power point Internet research skills and digital citizenship Spreadsheet skills using Microsoft Excel Database skills using Microsoft Access Desktop publishing skills using Microsoft Publisher Video production using Movie Maker Photo Editing using Adobe Photoshop Hardware designing skills using TechnoRobo kit Programming skills using RoboMind Game designing using Scratch Common Core State Standards Initiative TechnoKids computer projects are now correlated to English Language Arts and Mathematics Common Core State Standards. Common Core State Standards were developed to create a national shared set of guidelines and expectations for student success in the United States. The goal of the standards is to prepare students graduating from high school for college, careers, and life. Common Core standards have been developed for English Language Arts, including Literacy in HistorySocial Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects, and Mathematics for grades K to 12 Common Core and Project Based Learning Save time Integrate learning objectives in multiple curriculum areas in one unit of study. TechnoKids project based learning: Achieves Common Core Standards Teaches technology skills Poses real world problems Engages and motivates students TechnoKids Aligns with Common Core Standards Teach English Language Arts and Mathematics Common Core Standards as well as technology skills using TechnoKids Computer Curriculum. TechnoKids Computer Curriculum helps teachers easily identify, teach, and track Common Core State Standards. Key benefits Themes integrate into curriculum units Easy to follow instructions Free curriculum support Customizable resource files Wide selection of projects Project based computer activities Saves planning Kidpix 3D-Everything Kids need to create and share their stories KIDPIX 3D - Mac OS X and Windows Editions The 1 student drawing and painting creativity software, KID PIX 3D has everything young artists need to tell their stories and adventures on screen. Easy path animations let characters hop, jump and fly around the screen, and a hundred wonderful movie backgrounds add a touch of Hollywood. Using a variety of animated costumes, students can star in their own digital documentaries. And with the new flipbook button students can easily create a 60-second animated short story all their own. Ages 4 and up. (Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.9, Windows XP and later, including Windows 8 Pro tablets) Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing - Academic Edition (Mac, Win) Mavis Beacon, the worlds most famous typing teacher for more than 25 years, provides dynamic personal instruction, placing students in lessons based on their current skill level and adjusting their path as their typing improves. The enhanced Classroom Manager now allows teachers to easily set goals for a single student or an entire classroom all at once. Both speed and accuracy count in competitive racing games played over the schools network. And for motivation to practice, students can type RSS feeds, song lyrics, or the entire text of dozens of classic novels from Pride and Prejudice to Gullvers Travels. Ages 6 to adult. (Mac OS X 10.5.8 - 10.9, Windows XP and later, including Windows 8) HyperStudio 5 - Mac OS X and Windows Editions Hyper Studios flexible environment offers students a creative space where they can express ideas and attitudes, probe and evaluate, all while using the latest technologies. Challenge your students to think critically and creatively while writing in images, text, sound, movies, and animations. Ages 9 and up. (Mac OS X 10.7 - 10.9, Windows XP SP3 and later, including Windows 8) Key benefits Encourages integration of technology into the learning and teaching process Facilitates learning across the curriculum from language arts to math and from science to social studies 3D Backgrounds-Set the Scene with Dozens of gorgeous new multi-layered 3D backgrounds 3D Animations-Richly rendered fully 3D animated characters and objects 3D Stero Effects Easy path animations Video Narration-Dual Audio tracks to add both narration and music to stories FlipBook Button Realistic 3D Paint Tools Movie Backgrounds Learning - Digital learning solutions that prepare 21st century students Learning equips educators with innovative curriculum, assessments, implementation, and support services to help engage and motivate students with project-based learning and higher-order problem-solving skills. From digital literacy to math and science skills, Learning can help you implement the curriculum you need to set your students up for a successful future. Please find below the three different components of Learning: Easy Tech - Easily Integrate Tech Skills into Your Teaching Whether youre a novice or a tech expert, EasyTech makes it easy to integrate 21st century skill building into your teaching. EasyTech helps students (and teachers) efficiently learn technology skills, digital literacy, and higher-order thinking as they study and learn core curriculum. Make sure your students have the tech and 21st century skills they need, with EasyTech. Inquiry - Engage Your 21st Century Learners with a Project-based Approach Inquiry is a 21st century skills curriculum for grades K8 that makes it easy to integrate digital literacy into core instruction. Inquiry helps districts move towards project-based learning and helps students develop creativity, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. 21st Century Skills Assessment: Are Your Students Ready for the 21st Century Learnings 21st Century Skills Assessment provides deeper insight into your students grasp of critical 21st century skills. Get a better understanding of their creativity, innovation, information fluency, critical thinking, decision making and digital citizenship. Prescribe lessons and projects from EasyTech to quickly differentiate instruction and accelerate learning. Prepare your students for their lives in our technology based society. The 21st Century Skills Assessment uses a psychometrically validated blend of performance-based questions with interactive simulations and multiple-choice, scenario-based questions. Integrated, project-specific rubrics enable you to accurately assess student skills like creativity and innovation. Key benefits EasyTech: Easy Tech includes instruction for basic technology literacy from mouse basics to basic HTML, 21st century skills, online safety, keyboarding and word processing Also aligned with and reports to ISTE NETS-S 2007, state and core curriculum standards Includes NETS-T professional development curriculum to help teachers learn how to teach 21st century standards Guided instruction with immediate feedback Meets E-Rate requirements for K-12 education and demonstrates compliance Web-delivered, so no downloads, CDs or installations Constantly updated Inquiry: Meets 100 of the NETS-S Six ready-to-go projects per grade level Projects cover concepts in ELA, math, science, and social studies Built-in pre-tests that assess technology skills and auto-assign EasyTech lessons Reflections for students to evaluate their work and comment on their experience Comprehensive guides, lesson plans, and implementation strategies for teachers Engages students in a computer lab setting, BYO D or 1:1 program Ensures digital readiness and prepares students for PARCC and Smarter Balanced assessments 21st Century Skills Assessments: Four levels of proficiency for each standards category: advanced, proficient, basic and below basic Shows how students performed for each of the 24 NETS-S Performance indicators Full reports at the district, school, teacher, class and student levels with comparative national data Pre-tests and post-tests provide data to pinpoint challenges Prescribes lessons and projects from EasyTech to address identified knowledge gaps and accelerate learning Schoology-All You Need for Teaching and Learning in One Platform A 6-time winner of SIIA CODiE Awards in the USA, it is the only LMS that connects everyone across an institution on one network so they engage more, learn faster, and work as a team Schoology is a highly valuable online tool that enables teachers to manage curriculum, perform grading and assessments, and many more functionalities to manage a c lassroom. It is also a great platform for students and teachers to communicate. Schoology has reinvented the old-style learning management system into an innovative and collaborative blended learning experience which caters to all education levels. It offers an adaptable platform that allows instructors to create dynamic courses and management tools, as well as access and explore a global community to share useful resources and best teaching practices. Whats best with Schoology is that it has an amazing free version It can be easily downloaded and readily used on any mobile phone, tablet or iPad You dont need to pay a fee just to take advantage of its numerous incredible features something that sets it apart from other free Learning Management System software. Schoology is one of the very few online tools that does not require a long time for you to learn and understand. With this software, teachers can organize and manage their classes without any difficulty. It can be utilized by a teacher who does not have any technical expertise. All you have to do is to sign-up and youre ready to go. With Schoology, teachers or instructors can create courses and easily add assignments, quizzes, photos, discussions and various files and links. It also has a Gradebook, auto-filled with quizzes and assignments you have prepared for a particular course. Teachers can also take advantage of its Attendance register where they can mark their students as Present, Absent, Late or Excused. It even has an Analytics section, a feature where teachers can monitor how students participate in discussions and assignments as well as their usage of web links provided. You can even link your folder in Google Drive straight to your account in Schoology. Indeed, Schoology offers an interface that showcases a one-of-a kind approach to manage curriculum which ultimately makes rendering high quality education possible and accessible to all. Key benefits An easy- to use, modern Interface A Centralized content repository Group collaboration and sharing Maximize the Impact of Teaching and Learning Data Analytics and personalized Learning Mobile APP Interoperability Panopto - Instant, searchable video presentations Since its founding in 2007, Panopto has been creating innovative and affordable video capture and management software that can record any type of input, with any equipment, at any scale, by anyone with a laptop or smartphone. Universities use Panopto to record lectures, make course materials available on-demand to students, and broadcast campus events. Businesses use Panopto to webcast executive communication, create interactive online training videos, live stream events, and promote social learning. Panoptos software has now been adopted by more than 500 universities, leading companies, and government agencies around the world. Built with technology developed at Carnegie Mellon Universitys School of Computer Science, Panoptos innovative solutions trace their origins to field research into early lecture capture systems designed for unprecedented scale and automation. Founded by technology entrepreneurs and software design veterans with deep roots in education, Panopto now delivers video capture and management solutions to a wide variety of markets and institutions. The companys growth and development is driven by our commitment to building easy solutions for our customers complex problems. Why Choose Panopto Search inside all your videos What if you could search for content inside all of your organizations videos as easily as you search inside your email and documents With Panopto, you can. Panopto includes a unique video search engine that allows you to search inside videos for words mentioned by the presenter or shown on their slides. In one click, you can fast-forward to the precise point in the video where the word was mentioned or shown on-screen. Industry-leading video management In Gartners 2013 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Video Content Management, Panopto was recognized as the only Visionary among top vendors. Panoptos video content management system (VCMS) provides businesses with a Corporate YouTube for storing, streaming, and searching all of your video assets, and academic institutions with a video library that integrates with your existing learning management system (LMS). Create online presentations from your laptop Panopto includes easy-to-use video recording software that runs on any Mac or PC. It allows anyone in your organization to record and share video presentations, screencasts, video tutorials, and more. For businesses, Panopto provides the perfect tool for sales enablement, social learning, and employee onboarding. For universities, it provides the easiest way to record lectures and flip your classroom. The easiest way to live stream events Many organizations still rely on expensive, specialized AV equipment to live stream town hall meetings, press conferences, investor relations calls, marketing events, and guest lectures. Panopto provides a cost-effective alternative. Our video platform includes software that runs on any PC and can live stream presentations and events to thousands of people across your organization or tens of thousands of people around the world. Unique multi-camera video recording Recording events is often done with multiple cameras to capture the presenter from different angles, and to capture on-screen activity from one or more onstage laptops. Similarly, complex product demonstrations and simulations are often better captured by multiple camera angles for a more engaging viewing experience. Panopto is the only software that lets you record multiple cameras and computer monitors from a single PC. Integrates with your existing systems Panoptos video platform was built for easy integration with your existing learning management systems (LMS) and identity providers. Included with Panopto is single-sign on support for ActiveDirectory, integration modules for Instructure Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle, Sakai, and Desire2Learn, support for Basic LTI and SCORM industry standards, and developer APIs for customizing and extending Panopto. Cost-effective video for businesses and universities Whether youre a college department looking to pilot a flipped classroom solution, or a large corporation in search of a company-wide solution to social learning, Panopto has pricing to fit your budget. Key benefits Panopto includes a unique video search engine that allows you to search inside videos for words mentioned by the presenter or shown on their slides Panoptos video content management system (VCMS) provides businesses with a Corporate YouTube for storing, streaming, and searching all of your video assets, and academic institutions with a video library that integrates with your existing learning management system (LMS) It allows anyone in your organization to record and share video presentations, screencasts, video tutorials, also provides the perfect tool for sales enablement, social learning, and employee on boarding. In universities, it provides the easiest way to record lectures and flip your classroom Panopto provides a cost-effective alternative. The video platform includes software that runs on any PC and can live stream presentations and events to thousands of people across your organization or tens of thousands of people around the world. Panopto is the only software that lets you record multiple cameras and computer monitors from a single PC Panoptos video platform was built for easy integration with your existing learning management systems (LMS) and identity providers. Just2easy-Create Share Learn The Just2easy Toolsuite is a collection of online educational tools specifically designed to engage, motivate and inspire pupils to meet and exceed many elements of the National Curriculum. The Toolsuite encourages pupils from Foundation Stage through to Key Stage 3 to create, share and safely blog work at school and at home. It is also an effective resource for teachers, enabling file sharing, collaborative learning and assessment and tracking. j2launch is the landing page for the tools, and also enables management and distribution of any digital resource. The my files area gives teachers and pupils a dedicated space to upload work from tablets, phones and laptops. This becomes an effective e-portfolio for the school j2launch enables you to manage and distribute any digital resource, including content created with the Just2easy tools. Developed by the award winning team at Just2easy, it is both simple and powerful. j2e is an online, fun, creative environment. Children use J2e intuitively, just like a sheet of paper. JIT is a complete infant Toolkit. Write, Paint, Turtle, Chart, Pictogram and more. j2code Covers all coding areas of the curriculum j2review enables learning conversations and assessment across your school. j2vote enables children to vote on any question set by their teacher or peers, using tablets, phones, and laptops. There is no need for expensive single purpose hand held sets. j2spotlight this exciting product enables children to produce animated films with stop frame animation. Using green screen technology, children can select a backdrop for each scene. A library of colorful backgrounds is provided. j2measure is a comprehensive set of measuring tools. It includes a ruler, calliper, protractor, angle measurer, and scaling tools. Students can calculate the length, angle, and area of any objects on the screen. j2webby encourages pupils writing by giving them audience and purpose. Its easy to use, with single click publishing from j2e5, JIT, j2spotlight, j2vote and other Just2easy tools. j2bloggy- A powerful web site creation tool. Users can create a blogging web site for themselves or for groups within the school. Key benefits Manage any digital content Add videos, photos, and sound Innovative launch pad interface Pupils and teachers can easily create web content JIT-A Complete Infant Tool Kit Encourages creativity in lessons Learn and Create Custom programs using j2Code j2review-Enables learning conversations and assessment across your school j2Vote- vote using a range of devices j2spotlight- Create your Own Animated Movie j2measure- A Comprehensive set of measuring tools j2webby-encourages pupils writing by giving them audience and purpose j2bloggy- A powerful Website Creation Tool Just2easy-Create Share Learn ELMO:A world leader in Document Visualiser ELMO is a Japanese company using the best Japanese technology and is now working with educators around the world to develop state-of-the-art education ICT (Information communication technology) tools. These ELMO ICT tools are now making their way into classrooms throughout the world. ELMO aims to assist and improve 1 Interaction between teachers and students. 2 Gaining knowledge through visual interests. 3 Overall grades of students. 4 Ease the load of preparing for lessons. Science Bits is a repository of multimedia science lessons designed to fire up your science class. Welcome to the new instructional science resource designed to foster educational practice through supporting teacher immersion in the constructivist model and in the use of IT in the classroom. Features: Interactive multimedia resources for dynamic and participative learning: 3D models, videos, audios, animations, virtual experiments and simulations. Hundreds of self-correcting exercises and other resources for effective learning. User-friendly tools to accurately track student achievement. Lessons focused on crosscutting concepts and disciplinary core ideas. Every 5E unit includes a final self-correcting test based on the principles of skills assessment. Predict-Observe-Explain activities with real videos and lab simulators. For those students who dont have computers in the classroom, Science Bits offers a printable version with all content and activities for them to follow the lesson shared on the digital whiteboard. Complete key teacher resources and guides. Key benefits Science Bits is conceived and designed to make work in the classroom easier and to get the most out of the possibilities offered by the digital formatboth the multimedia potential of each students computer and the digital whiteboard. Science Bits, used with a projector or a digital whiteboard, enriches the teachers exposition and promotes interaction with the student body with its vast quantity of multimedia resources: illustrations, 3D models, videos, audios, animations, experiments, and simulations. Science Bits enhances student motivation and makes concept comprehension easier by providing visual elements and interaction with the objects of learning. Science Bits content promotes the educational use of computers or tablets by students. With Science Bits, these devices can either substitute traditional textbooks or become a complementary tool with a high educational value. Science Bits is an easy and effective way to implement the constructivist 5E Model of learning and a learning-by-doing method. VLebooks-The leading Educational and Library Supplier Browns Books for Students website features a powerful search engine capable of finding books by Key Stage, Accelerated Reader Level, Book Band and Dewey among other options. The website also features ready-made book collections, high discounts, order and invoice history, enhanced reporting and a simple user hierarchy to control budgets whilst maintaining departmental independence plus many other features tailored to the education market. Book Servicing for Schools and Libraries Protecting books is vital in order to maintain the overall shelf life of the publication. We offer a selection of book covers including plastic jackets for paperback books and for a more permanent cover a choice of laminate is available. In addition to covers we provide an extensive suite of servicing options tailored to your specification. Browns Books for Students can supply books, eBooks amp DVDs to: Primary schools Secondary schools Further amp Higher Education establishments International schools amp colleges Key benefits We offer a selection of book covers including plastic jackets for paperback books, or for a more permanent cover, a choice of laminate. Hardback books can be supplied with a transparent protective dust jacket. In addition to covers we provide a suite of servicing elements tailored to your specification. Plastic paperback wallet, hardback dust jacket, laminate (300 micron), laminate (190 micron), Dewey label fiction spine label, date label plain, barcode, security trigger, ownership stamp, accession grid stamp to NAG standard and UKMARC or MARC21 records. Personalised date labels, category stickers, ownership stamps and security triggers are usually supplied by the customer however we can provide stationery and would confirm pricing dependent on the precise specification. Barcodes are normally provided by the customer however we are able to produce a number of formats with no extra charge. MARC records are sourced from Bibliographic Data Services (BDS) the leading provider of data to libraries ensuring a quality record. Paradigm - Serving post-secondary educators with quality instructional materials and outstanding service Paradigm Introduction: Paradigm is dedicated to serving post-secondary educators with quality instructional materials and outstanding service. Paradigm Publishing specializes in post-secondary publishing, offering instructor-led programs in computer technology, health careers, biotechnology, accounting, business, and career management. Paradigm Publishing is dedicated to serving educators with quality instructional materials and outstanding service. It continues to hold a leadership position in the field of computer applications and has experienced substantial growth in the last five years. The brand continues to be a strong partner to 2-year colleges and other post-secondary career institutions. Our staff of professionals helps instructors implement our programs in both the secondary and post-secondary markets. This implementation facilitates an understanding of the pedagogical rationale of our programs, provides practical teaching strategies using both our print and digital tools, and provides real-life examples on how to effectively integrate and maximize the various components of our program. SNAP Training and Assessment for Microsoft Office 2013 Fully Web-based with automatic updates accessible 247 Thousands of Concepts Items available or create your own Interactive Training Tutorials mirror textbook pedagogy and aligns to chapter content Learning Management System and Customizable Gradebook allows you to create exams, schedule tutorials, access reports, and tailor your gradebook Innovative, Multi-Step Performance Evaluations offer real practice and automatically scores and uploads into your gradebook Live-in-the-Office-Application Skill Items support all pathways in Office 2013 no simulations EMC Publishing Introduction: EMC is committed to developing comprehensive educational materials and providing personalized service to educators. EMC Publishing develops and produces K-12 solutions in World Languages, Computer Applications, Language Arts, and Social Studies. The brand is a recognized leader in World Language in classrooms throughout the world. EMC is committed to developing comprehensive educational materials and providing personalized service to educators. It is serious about language and believes that educators make the biggest difference in learning. Known as innovators in the educational field, EMC provides some of the most advanced and rigorous print and digital programs and technology courseware for secondary schools. EMCs leadership position is a direct result of the relationship the brand has with educators. The organization demonstrates a significant strength through our network of representatives. Our people are on the ground every business day, listening and reacting to feedback from educators in the development of instructional materials that truly make a difference. EMC sets the bar for performance at a very high level and supports educators in the process. JIST Publishing Introduction: JIST products have helped millions of people plan their education and career, find jobs and succeed in the world of work. JIST Publishing is renowned as a Career Publisher. For more than 30 years, JIST products have helped millions of people plan their education and career, find jobs, and succeed in the world of work. The brands award-winning materials cover the essential topics people need guidance on to achieve a rewarding life and career. These topics include: job search, career exploration, occupational information, job retention, college preparation, life skills, and character education. Today, JIST materials can be found in thousands of schools, libraries, career centers, bookstores, and correctional facilities. The product lines include assessments, workbooks, reference books, trade books, textbooks, DVDs, software, posters, games, and online workshops. JIST also provides train-the-trainer workshops for career development professionals who need techniques for helping their clients succeed in the job market and workplace. JIST authors are highly respected career and education experts, professional resume writers, career coaches, and thought leaders. These individuals are pioneers in the career industry and have helped millions of people achieve their education, job search, and career goals. Key benefits Quality instructional materials and outstanding services Instructor led programs in computer technology, health careers, biotechnology, accounting, business and career management Programs are implemented in both secondary and post - secondary markets Provides most advanced rigorous print and digital programs and technology courseware JIST provides train-the-trainer workshops for career development professionals The program provides practical training strategies combining our print and digital tools and also provides real life example to effectively integrate maximize various components of the program. EMC Publishing: Improving how teachers teach and students learn. EMC is revolutionizing the way students are taught and learn, both in and out of the classroom. Through its innovative learning environment, Passport, EMC delivers digital learning solutions, marrying interactive curriculum with unique video based collaboration and assessment tools to promote student engagement, proficiency and culture in World Languages and English Language Arts. EMCs robust multiplatform Spanish products provide students with innovative learning solutions and technology that prepare them to be lifelong languages learners and global citizens. EMCs abundant resources and 247 customer service provide you with the support you need for effective instruction. With EMCs Spanish educational solutions, youll love what you teach even more. Visually appealing vocabulary presentations Current culture readings of high interest to students Dialogues recorded by native speakers Scaffolded and authentic readings End of lesson review activities End of unit cumulative projects Opportunities for differentiated instruction Integration into the Passport learning environment Discover the future of fluency. EMCs French products are designed to seamlessly integrate with its innovative digital learning tools, like Avenue. Its rich, diverse French products put students on track to achieve second-language proficiency and develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for francophone culture. EMCs abundant resources and 247 customer service provide you with the support you need for effective instruction. Aligns with the ACTFL National Standards for Learning Languages as well as the Common Core State Standardsa complete correlation is included in the Annotated Teachers Edition. Features two highly acclaimed authorsToni Theisen, the 2009 ACTFL Teacher of the Year and ACTFL President in 2013 and Jacques Pcheur, Chief Editor of the French review Le franais dans le monde. Provides for differentiated instruction throughout the textbook and ancillaries, including both basic and more advanced activities. Assessments are designed for at-standard, slower-paced, and advanced learners. Responds to teachers expressed interests and priorities based on feedback from over 1,000 experienced French educators across the country. Discover the future of fluency. EMCs German products are designed to seamlessly integrate with its innovative digital learning tools, like Avenue. Its robust German products put students on track to achieve proficiency in their target language, all the while developing a deeper appreciation and understanding of German culture. EMCs abundant resources and 247 customer service provide you with the support you need for effective instruction. EMCs Chinese products challenge students to discover language and culture while expanding their understanding beyond the classroom. Discover the future of fluency. Put your class on the path to achieving proficiency and a deeper understanding and appreciation for Chinese culture. EMCs abundant resources and 247 customer service provide you with the support you need for effective instruction. Key benefits Practice the skills your students are learning in class through fun and engaging games. Develop your learners grammar and vocabulary while building their ability to comprehend increasingly difficult pieces of literature. Improve your learners reading, writing, speaking, or listening skills with fun and engaging activity books. Bring more variety into your daily routine with DVD programs, maps, posters, flashcards, and more Tales2go:Effective literacy tool Tales2go makes it easy and cost-effective to surround students with spoken sophisticated words, in school and at home, by streaming over six thousand audio book titles from leading publishers to school-owned and BYOD devices. Students love listening to a good story, well told by a professional narrator. Tales2go is used as a literacy tool to develop vocabulary, fluency and comprehension skills in a growing number of schools and districts across the U.S. Its delivery model features a unique combination of instant, unlimited and simultaneous access. Easy on your budget and intuitive for your end users, the flexible Tales2go multi-platform subscription system ensures that theres no disconnect between theory and practice. And access in school and at home, year-round, allowing for continuous learning which results in an effective home-school connection. Tales2go has over 6,000 high interest titles from leading authors and name-brand publishers, with reading levels that span Pre-K through high school. Fiction titles represent the kind of authentic literature already in your curriculum, and our thousands of nonfiction texts means students gain exposure to countless domain area vocabulary wordswhich makes Tales2go a literacy solution across the disciplines. Tales2go offers a full suite of download-able, ready-to-use materials such as lesson plans and graphic organizers that can focus, guide, and demonstrate listening. Because just listening doesnt mean only listening. Key benefits Tales2go is research-backedand not just in theory, but in practice. A recent study conducted by WestEd shows dramatic improvement in literacy learning with Tales2go. Dramatic not just because it yielded positive results, but because of the efficiency and speed of those results: students learn faster and with less wasted efforton their part and yours. Greater impact on reading achievement is possible if Tales2go is used on a regular basis, both in a classroom literacy rotation and at home. Tales2go provides authentic literature in a budget-friendly delivery system for classroom literacy rotations. Tales2go is an all-in-one solution that provides versatility, support, and tons of classroom resources. Achieve3000:The Leader in Differentiated Instruction Achieve3000 is the Leader in Differentiated Instruction, serving over two million students worldwide. Awarded a patent for its innovative method of online differentiated instruction, Achieve3000 meets all students at their individual reading levels to accelerate their learning, improve standardized test performance, and prepare them for university and career success. Achieve 30000 provides the only patented, cloud-based solutions that deliver daily differentiated instruction for nonfiction reading and writing thats precisely tailored to each students Lexile reading level. With the worlds most advanced and only patented online model of differentiated instruction, Achieve3000 helps students in International Baccalaureate programmes build key literacy capacities in a global context, developing the whole student and global citizen. Accelerate Learning for All IB Students Based on decades of scientific research, Achieve3000s solutions are proven to accelerate learning for students of all ability levels and learning profiles. This acceleration is the result of a patented methodology that combines embedded assessment, differentiated instruction, and regular skills practice. Inquiry-based, Global Curriculum Achieve3000s exclusive focus on nonfiction ensures learners in IB programmes develop reading strategies while building cross-disciplinary knowledge and academic vocabulary across a range of subject areas. Educators can find more than 10,000 articles about science, history, culture, geography, arts, humanities, current events, and more Preparation for University and Career Lessons in Achieve3000 use a Five-Step Literacy Routine to develop the critical-thinking and deeper cognition skills IB students will need for university and career success. With this research-based approach, students learn how to: Read carefully and with purpose Compare multiple sources of information Engage in self-directed research to develop an original thesis Write persuasively and with precision Discuss and debate contemporary, global issues Language Acquisition and Growth With solutions in English, English with Spanish language supports, and Spanish all with comprehensive linguistic scaffolds Achieve3000 can help IB students become more culturally aware and prepared to communicate in an increasingly globalized world. For English language learners from all backgrounds, audio supports, vocabulary previews, and phonics instruction are all designed to support language acquisition. Key benefits Universal screener identifies each learners precise Lexile reading level Age-appropriate nonfiction differentiated at 12 levels in English and 7 in Spanish Robust, integrated scaffolds support a wide range of learner proficiency levels Inquiry-based approach builds reading, writing, research, and debate skills LapCabby. New Thinking in ICT storage At LapCabby, we know the importance of good design. We have aimed high and created innovative IT storage that does everything youd expect and more. Were all about the little touches that make your life easier. Whether you use tablets, laptops or netbooks, we can provide the ideal solution for storing, charging and moving your equipment. Our units were originally developed for schools, but have found their way into universities, libraries, business and retail ndash even prisons and football clubs. Wherever you work, we understand you need safety, efficiency and security. And a little bit of color doesnt go amiss either. Every LapCabby unit in our range is compatible with all manufacturers and packed with innovative features. Its what makes us different, and just one of the reasons were UK market leaders. Little extra that makes all the difference. When you get your first LapCabby, youll find it packed with little touches that make life easier. These products are: Child-friendly with rounded corners, shock-absorbing bumpers and big handles Safe and secure with hidden door catches, dual-locking and separate power compartments Practical and smart with tidy, secured cables and heavy-duty, lockable wheels Intelligently-powered with specially-designed ventilation, charging timer and sequential switching. Key benefits Smooth rounded corners with shock absorbing bumpers to protect laptops inside and the school walls during movement from classroom to classroom. Lock with keys located on the top preventing damage during movement through school building Separate compartment with rear facing door for access to the individual AC adaptors Innovative and tactile ergonomic handles in a variety of colors located on the top making it easy to move. Sleek design that is children and classroom friendly without protruding parts (handles, locks etc). 4 heavy duty wheels with locking facility. L shaped doors for complete access to the unit. Heavy duty steel frame with strong MFC cladding. Air Ventilation: Specifically designed and tested air venting system to keep laptops cool while the unit is locked and the laptops are charging. A charging program for every day of the week allows the school to charge according to their classroom schedule. Digital timer is supplied as standard with all trolleys. All laptops are charged simultaneously with sequential switching facility to prevent circuit breakers from overloading. Abilix-Educational Robot for STEM Education Abilix with over 18 years of experience in Educational Robotics, owning multiple patents for invention. Abilix has the most complete product line for STEM education and also it holds the most influential robotic event which is World Educational Robot Contest (WER). Creative Brick Series: Designed for beginners, the kit can realize 8 real-life projects or more. With these vivid projects, pupils can learn knowledge like mechanical drive, use of motor, light sensor, magnetic switch, voice sensor, grayscale sensor, etc. Inside the kit, users can also find project building manual and CD (curriculum, software, program, video, etc.). WER Challenge Kit is specially designed for 2014 WER Contest. With the kit, users can build a line tracer mounted with 5 grayscale sensors, as well as other mechanisms needed for finishing all tasks specified. Line tracer built with this kit is a very typical project for class teaching. Pupils will learn line tracing principle of grayscale sensors, motor control, lead screw drive, etc. Humanoid Series: Humanoid Basic Kit is designed for beginners. Core parts of the kit are 4 intelligent servo motors, 1 integrated sensor block, 1 controller, etc. Users can realize 14 teaching amp activity models like greeting penguin, mechanical arm, music car, sound detector, cliff rover, clapping penguin, PTZ, angry duck and biped monster. Humanoid Standard Kit is designed for humanoid robot contests, as well as various robotics teaching activities. Core parts of the kit are 18 intelligent servo motors, 1 integrated sensor block, 1 controller (built-in gyro), etc. The kit can realize 29 teaching amp activity projects like humanoid robot, mechanical arm, robot dog, dinosaur, spider, research robot, scorpion, turtle and truck. Key benefits User Friendly Electronic Component Graphical Programming Software Six sided Extension Building Bricks Intelligent Servo Motors Complete Curriculum System Bluetooth Controlled 3D Simulation Software Support Fuze-Teaching Kids to Code A programmable computer and electronics workstation, the FUZE, with FUZE BASIC, is an ideal platform for learning and teaching computational thinking, computer programming and provides a safe environment to experiment with simple electronics. The FUZE is powered by Raspberry Pi (RPi). Together they allow programming and electronics to be introduced in an engaging, motivational and best of all, fun package, in schools FUZE BASIC, a highly advanced and modernized version of the programming language widely accepted as the easiest to learn and teach, is included, preconfigured and ready-to-run. It opens up a world of opportunities to schools and anyone who would like to learn how to program. The FUZE, a computing platform specifically designed to help make teaching text based programming as easy and as accessible as possible, becoming a popular way to teach children about programming following the introduction of computing Curriculum. With a built in electronics workstation, it also provides an exciting and safe platform for students to learn about computational thinking and creativity, and to gain practical and hands-on experience of programming. The latest addition to the FUZE workstation is the popular Robot Arm, giving programming the cool factor. The arm has five motors which can be controlled separately to move in multiple directions and to pick objects up using a range of simple commands. To assist teaching, the FUZE comes with compliant lesson plans and FUZE BASIC project cards, allowing the computer programming curriculum to be implemented easily and without the need for any previous programming experience. Key benefits Learn to Program Explore Robotics Discover Electronics Highly Educational Design your own games Supports Computing Curriculum Techno Control - Classroom Instruction and Management Techno Control is the class-leading training software solution, providing teachers with the ability to instruct and visuallyaudibly monitor, as well as interact with their students, individually, as a pre-defined group or to the whole class. Rising to the challenge and requirements of todays modern classroom, Techno Control provides the ability to deliver lesson content, simultaneously monitor all student PCs and work collaboratively, ensuring that complete student attention and focus is maintained at all times. There are no hidden extras all features are included as standard including a customized testing suite, dedicated technician console, digital student revision aids, lesson planning tools and the option for teachers to reward students for good effort. Techno Control can be used on any Windows computer and is designed to work flawlessly over both wired and wireless networks. Increasingly, schools are also embracing new PC technologies and Techno Control works happily in terminal server, shared resource, virtual desktop and thinzero client computing environments. Classroom Monitoring, Management, Orchestration and Collaboration Techno Control Key benefits Tutor Assistant app for Apple iOS and Android devices Android and iOS student tablet support Question and Answer Module Video Editor and Conversion Tool View Control student screens Real-time instruction tools Powerful Student Surveys Testing and quiz components Real-Time Audio Monitoring Internet metering and control Digital Student Journals Dedicated Technician Console Application metering and Control Printer Management Send out and Collect Work TechnoRobo-Empowerment Through STEM Integration TECHNOROBO robotics includes educational robots specially designed with a motive to inculcate STEM education in schools and hobbyist. The robotic kit comes with wide range of parts for designing, building and programming various mechanisms, machines and robots to help childrens in understanding the science and mathematics concepts better and motivates them in becoming future engineers and scientists or help them to be creative in whatever field they choose. Features of TECHNOROBO robot Easy to assemble Six side block connectivity AA size batteries require powering the robot Easy to program with GUI based software Autonomous and remotely controlled option Cost effective There is a range of products defined according to the age level in TECHNOROBO robot series. Beginner level kit includes building parts, motors, controller and non-programmable board (CPU). Intermediate Level kit includes building material, motors, sensors, controller and programmable board (CPU). Advance Level kit includes metallic parts with nuts and bolts, motors, sensors, controller and programmable board (CPU). Key benefits Best to learn programming and software skills Helps in developing creative problem solving skills Comes with STEM integrated curriculum Implementation and training support Key benefits Science Bits is conceived and designed to make work in the classroom easier and to get the most out of the possibilities offered by the digital formatboth the multimedia potential of each students computer and the digital whiteboard. Science Bits, used with a projector or a digital whiteboard, enriches the teachers exposition and promotes interaction with the student body with its vast quantity of multimedia resources: illustrations, 3D models, videos, audios, animations, experiments, and simulations. Science Bits enhances student motivation and makes concept comprehension easier by providing visual elements and interaction with the objects of learning. Science Bits content promotes the educational use of computers or tablets by students. With Science Bits, these devices can either substitute traditional textbooks or become a complementary tool with a high educational value. Science Bits is an easy and effective way to implement the constructivist 5E Model of learning and a learning-by-doing method. Mathspace: The worlds smartest maths app Mathspace is the worlds first adaptive math program allowing students to show all their work for every math question. Students write each step of their math reasoning, and Mathspaces AI grades each line immediately, giving students instant feedback at each step of a question, with hints, next steps and videos available if they need help. Students using a mobile device can use their finger or stylus to naturally write their responses, which are digitized by Mathspaces handwriting recognition. All this data is summarized into intuitive reports for teachers, and feeds into Mathspaces adaptive algorithm to give students progressively more challenging content as they master mathematical concepts. Mathspace combines the textbook, students notebook, and the teachers gradebook into an all-in-one math resource Access on all platforms: via any modern browser (Chrome, IE, Firefox, Safari) for laptopsChromebooksdesktops, and via the Mathspace app for iPad, Android tablet, Windows tablet, mobile smartphones An adaptive maths program that individualizes student learning with immediate feedback at every step of every question Mathspace unrivalled adaptive learning technology analyzes real-time data from thousands of questions at the step-level to automatically select the most appropriate problems for your students. Mathspace comes with a built-in, printable e-textbook loaded with thousands of videos, geogebra applets and 15,000 questions all with full worked solutions. Target specific learners by creating an unlimited number of groups within class. Keep a complete record of each students work, marked automatically line-by-line. Drill down by class or by student right down to each step of every problem. Interactive content covering every corner of the curriculum, including curve sketching, box-plots, tree diagrams and geometric reasoning. Key benefits Over 15,000 interactive questions, supporting students with feedback and hints at every step of every question Handwriting recognition on mobile devices (iOS, Android, Windows) A powerful maths engine that is able to accurately identify all mathematically correct steps and workings A powerful adaptive learning engine, powered by data from millions of intermediate math steps A complete e-textbook: with lessons, interactive widgets, fully worked solutions and 3,000 videos Differentiation tools for your classroom, allowing students to progress at their own pace, whether they are advanced or requiring remediation Gamification via points and badges to keep students engaged Learning A-Z: Giving teachers the resources they need to do more Learning A-Zs affordable, easy-to-use teacher and student resources fill the gaps left by many Reading, Writing, and Science education programs. Explore our site and see why Learning A-Zs printable books and worksheets, and other projectable, online interactive and mobile teacher resources, are already being used in more than half of the school districts in the U.S. and Canada and 165 countries worldwide. Learning A-Zs award-winning websites: Save teachers time, giving them all the resources they need, all online, all accessible at the click of a mouse Save teachers money, delivering thousands of resources for a fraction of the cost of print and other online providers Support student achievement through differentiated instruction, ensuring the right high-quality resources for every PreK-6 student Teaching isnt easy. And todays teachers are being asked to do more than ever before. Thats why Learning A-Z delivers the PreK-6 resources teachers need to do more. The just right learning resources for every situation: In the classroom, Learning A-Zs teacher and student resources can be used in a variety of ways. Printable worksheets and other learning materials at 27 levels can be distributed to students, who can then use the resources for in-class instruction and at-home practice. Projectable resources, complete with built-in interactive tools, can be used for small and full-class instruction, while online interactive materials and activities can be accessed anytime, anywhere, on demand And with a wide range of genres, levels and resource types, Learning A-Z is just as flexible and powerful for intervention and other educational situations Resources that work for every unique student Spanning three key content areas Reading, Writing, and Science Learning A-Zs websites deliver leveled books, printable worksheets, projectable activities, and interactive online classroom resources designed to meet the unique needs of every PreK-6 student. These teacher and student resources integrate seamlessly with any school curriculum to help teachers differentiate their instruction. Web-based activation is instant, and a variety of teacher training provides ongoing support. Reach Common Core State Standards With Learning A-Z Most states have now adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for the purpose of ensuring that students are college- and career- ready after graduating from high school. But adopting the CCSS is only the beginning and now the hard work begins preparing students for new assessments scheduled for the 2014-15 school year. Learning A-Z is committed to supporting educators in their implementation efforts by providing resources that will target CCSS points of emphasis and save teachers time Key benefits Learning A-Z helps teachers differentiate their instruction with customized online learning solutions for students PreK-6 Provide the dynamic classroom resources and learning tools you need to create and monitor those individualized solutions, including printable books, worksheets, and lesson plans, along with a host of projectable, online interactive, and mobile resources Help you save time by expanding access to learning and student practice All of our teacher resources are available online 247. You can get what you need for your classroom, when you need it, all at an unbelievable value. AirTight Networks: Secure Cloud-Managed Wi-Fi. The next generation of intelligent edge, secure and flexible WLAN solutions Intelligent Edge Wi-Fi: AirTights purpose-built, plug-and-play Wi-Fi APSensor devices and its controller-less architecture enable a fully functional and fault-tolerant WLAN operation at the edge, and eliminate the cost, complexity and inefficiencies of legacy thin APs managed with controllers. Top-ranked Security: AirTight offers industrys top-ranked and truly automated wireless intrusion prevention system (WIPS), powered with 25 US and international patents, and certified for FIPS140-2, Common Criteria EAL2, and DISA UC APL. AirTight WIPS detects all types of wireless threats, eliminates false alarms, and allows its customers to reliably turn on wireless intrusion prevention that can precisely block any Wi-Fi misuse without interfering with legitimate communication. With its WIPS technology built-in, AirTight offers industrys only WLAN solution that is armed to defend enterprise networks from wireless threats 247. Unparalleled Flexibility: With AirTight, you have complete flexibility to deploy Wi-Fi access and security anyway you want it and at a price point that fits your budget. AirTight APSensor devices are fully software-configurable and can be run in virtually any mode of operation, including high-speed 3x3:3 Wi-Fi access with concurrent 247 wireless intrusion prevention system (WIPS) -- an industry first. AirTight Wi-Fi and WIPS can be managed from AirTights multi-tenant public cloud, private cloud, VMware or appliance, and can be purchased as a full CAPEX investment, as a full OPEX subscription-based service, or a combination. AirTights award-winning solutions are used by enterprises globally in retail, hospitality, government, financial, education, healthcare, technology, manufacturing and transportation sectors. Its customers range from the most secure government installations in the world to the worlds largest cloud-managed Wi-Fi deployment spanning tens of thousands of geographically distributed sites. Wireless LAN Solutions for Education Cost Effective, Easy to Use Wi-Fi: Many primary and secondary schools have embraced the use of networked course material and the Internet to enhance the learning experience, and the increasing ubiquity of wireless capabilities embedded in notebooks, tablets and smart phones creates increased demand for wireless access on campus. But, with limited budgets and lack of dedicated IT staff at each site, deploying and managing Wi-Fi across geographically distributed locations can be a major challenge. AirTight Wi-Fi addresses this challenge by giving schools a hassle-free and cost-effective way to deploy, manage and secure enterprise grade Wi-Fi across one or more campuses. High performance 802.11n Wi-Fi to support e-leaning initiatives Guest Network capabilities for visitors BYOD ready networking and device on-boarding for student devices Quality of service controls give priority to school applications Embedded WIPS minimized network disruptions and prevent bypassing content filters Centralized administration to manage a distributed campus or an entire district Maximize Your E-Rate Budget: With limited budgets, schools dont have the luxury of continually upgrading their networks to keep up with the pace of new technology. With AirTight Wi-Fi, the cost and complexity of deploying and managing campus Wi-Fi is significantly lower than competing cloud or controller-based WLAN solutions. No feature based licensing and no hidden costs for required accessories. AirTights affordable cloud delivery model keeps your Wi-Fi up to date and virtually maintenance free. Software and firmware upgrades are managed by AirTights operational staff, so your Wi-Fi investment is always up to date with the latest feature upgrades with no additional cost and no intervention on your part. And AirTights robust cloud architecture can scale to support your organizations future expansion and while making future upgrades possible without additional controller investments. AirTight further reduces the cost of deploying Wi-Fi by bundling both enterprise access features with the industrys top rated WIPS in a single device. With AirTights cloud managed AP and embedded WIPS, organizations get 2 solutions for the price of 1. E-Rate eligible Wi-Fi networking Affordable next generation architecture eliminates expensive controllers No feature based licensing No hidden costs Embedded WIPS included Budget friendly cloud pricing options Simplify WLAN Management: Limited IT resources require a network that is easy to install and maintain. AirTight makes management of a distributed Wi-Fi network a simple process, even as new installations are added or maintenance personnel change. AirTight APs are pre-configured for zero-touch deployment and simple plug-and-play provisioning. AirTights template-based configuration model expedites deployment and ensures consistency across a single campus or across multiple sites, allowing new locations to be operational in minutes or reconfiguring already deployed APs without having to send dedicated IT resources to remote sites. AirTights fully customizable HTML5 web interface provides complete visibility and control of the entire deployment. User-customizable dashboards and intuitive workflow eliminates the need for extensive training, improves IT efficiency, simplifies network management and shortens problem resolution time. Plug and Play deployment Template-based configuration Location base policy definition and enforcement Customizable HTML User Interface Remote packet capture and analysis Maintain a G Rated Airspace To ensure compliance with Childrens Internet Protection Act (CIPA), most schools have implemented Internet filtering software to prevent minors from viewing adult content, visiting gaming sites, or downloading music files. With AirTights top-ranked wireless intrusion prevention system (WIPS) technology bundled into its Wi-Fi solution, school administrators detect and block rogue APs as well as prevent students from bypassing Internet content filters by blocking unauthorized wireless access points in the neighborhood while on campus. 24X7 monitoring and enforcement Restrict unauthorized access to school resources Automatically remediate threats Eliminate network disruptions Key benefits A single solution for secure Guest Wi-Fi access and PCI compliance delivers the best ROI Plug and play deployment eliminates need for IT support at remote locations Cloud-based management simplifies the management of thousands of geographically distributed locations Pay-as-you-go subscription pricing eliminates capital expenditures The other benefit of the AirTight solution is the Wi-Fi based analytics that can provide great insights into the behavior of the audience your organization wants to engage. The analytics include anonymous presence statistics such as footfall and dwell times and their daily, weekly or monthly trends aggregate demographics of opt-in social Wi-Fi users such as age, gender, and loyalty and social profiles or contact information of users who have opted into loyalty programs Provides wireless threat protection for mobile devices used at home or on the road Interoperates with AirTight WIPS to enforce consistent mobile security policies Integrates with leading MDM solutions for device on-boarding and authorization Comprehensive logs of wireless connectivity behavior AHA- We enhance communication The Penta Series Provides the latest in Interactive Technology for the classroom or meeting space. AHAs Interactive Table provides a relaxed setting to give introductions, explanations or sales pitches. It also allows clients to evaluate the information you provide and make changes in real time, ensuring their satisfaction. The Penta LED displays series offers low power consumption, a slim external housing, and recognition of up to 5 simultaneous touches. Various sizes are available ranging from 55-84.The Ultra HD display provide real 4K resolution with 10 points Touch by Projected capacitive sensor in interactive high technology for the Education or Business Space. AHAs touch table is available in 47 and 55 sizes. Capacitive touch sensors provide recognition for 15 touch points, and an embedded electromagnetic sensor can detect touch from a digital pen. A perfect solution for education or business. AHA display is bring you excellent image quality with a native 4K resolution, AHA comuto-S, Arisu, display has four times the resolution and pixel density of comparably sized full HD displays. Electromagnetic Sensing, Optical Sensing, Infrared Sensing, Capacitive sensing are the technologies used in AHA. Digital podium acts as a point of control and management for the tools of the modern smart classroom. Conduct lectures more comfortably and fluidly with AHA digital Podium Technology. The Elf combines the latest in technology and security to create a podium that improves not only the experience of a room, but the building itself. With dual screens, the presenter can more easily manage contents and create seamless transitions Aha podium are the perfect addition to schools, colleges, universities, auditorium, or any location where presentations are given. They provide a safe and convenient means to store and use a wide range of audiovisual equipment. Key benefits Optimized for classroom, meeting rooms, training rooms etc. with crystal clear visibility, exceptionally smooth, responsive touch interactivity and a durable design. Available in variety of sizes (55, 65, 70and 84), based on the size of the audience. Combines IR or optical detection with additional EMR sensor to offer the best in touch performance and versatility. Panels are also available in 3D to make the content more exciting and engaging. Offering a native resolution of 4K, AHA interactive panels utilizes the newest IR technology to support recognition of 10 simultaneous touch inputs. Highest image resolution. 4 times higher than the regular HD Simple installation, maintenance and operation Panels are available with an option for OPS system that allows the users to use their own PC The panels are available as standalone display or bundled with manuallyheight adjustable stands Worlds first dual monitor podium system Built in RFID for control and security RMS (Remote Monitoring System) is available as an option Compatible with all operating systems, multimedia, equipment and teaching materials Bold, stylish and robust design Touch control pad to manage the amplifier, wireless mic and multiple AV resources Interactive software (EduPen Pro) included Science Bits-Multimedia Science Lessons for middle high school Because Science is not a body of immutable facts that must be memorized, but an exciting way of obtaining new knowledge and understanding the world around us. Science Bits is a repository of multimedia science lessons designed to fire up your science class. Welcome to the new instructional science resource designed to foster educational practice through supporting teacher immersion in the constructivist model and in the use of IT in the classroom. Features: Interactive multimedia resources for dynamic and participative learning: 3D models, videos, audios, animations, virtual experiments and simulations. Hundreds of self-correcting exercises and other resources for effective learning. User-friendly tools to accurately track student achievement. Lessons focused on crosscutting concepts and disciplinary core ideas. Every 5E unit includes a final self-correcting test based on the principles of skills assessment. Predict-Observe-Explain activities with real videos and lab simulators. For those students who dont have computers in the classroom, Science Bits offers a printable version with all content and activities for them to follow the lesson shared on the digital whiteboard. Complete key teacher resources and guides. Key benefits Science Bits is conceived and designed to make work in the classroom easier and to get the most out of the possibilities offered by the digital formatboth the multimedia potential of each students computer and the digital whiteboard. Science Bits, used with a projector or a digital whiteboard, enriches the teachers exposition and promotes interaction with the student body with its vast quantity of multimedia resources: illustrations, 3D models, videos, audios, animations, experiments, and simulations. Science Bits enhances student motivation and makes concept comprehension easier by providing visual elements and interaction with the objects of learning. Science Bits content promotes the educational use of computers or tablets by students. With Science Bits, these devices can either substitute traditional textbooks or become a complementary tool with a high educational value. Science Bits is an easy and effective way to implement the constructivist 5E Model of learning and a learning-by-doing method. Manage Class-Best Tablet Management Software Manage Class is the most advanced teaching and learning approach that has finally arrived in the market today. With Manage Class, teachers, students, parents and the entire school can benefit from its loads of features. Teachers can make customized interactive learning environment in their classroom and utilize management tools so students can be more focused in the class. They can also effortlessly share content and establish communication not only with students but also with their parents. With Manage Class, students can take advantage of interactive and engaging applications in learning fresh concepts by using their own device in the classroom. They can get logically organized content from their teacher in a single source, stay updated with calendar events and collaborate with their peers and teachers enthusiastically. Since Manage Class can be accessed from tablets which are way more interesting than the traditional approach, parents need not worry about their kids showing less motivation with their school work. They can even put restrictions on how long their child can use the tablet and whether they can use it for educational or entertainment purposes only. Undeniably, Manage Class is a comprehensive solution for class management in schools and will easily facilitate notification of events and communicating to large groups. The school can easily manage its users, devices, courses and different apps from its portal. Key benefits Comprehensive MDM solution designed for education. Tap Go enrollment process for student devices (including Wi-Fi and VPN). Time based restrictions (cellular data, camera, Bluetooth and many more). Manage devices, users, courses, apps from our cloud based portal. Easily manage mass communication and event notification. SMART Interactive White Board-Simple, captivating, engaging at every touch Focused learning, intuitive design and control. Dual touch freestyle interaction. SMART Notebook Collaborative Learning Software. Our most user-friendly interactive whiteboards. Less curve, more learning. The worlds most popular interactive whiteboard now has dual touch, making it easy to create collaborative learning opportunities throughout your classroom. The best in class, ultra-short-throw UX80 is HD-ready, supports SMART widescreen interactive whiteboards, offers 3,300 lumens brightness and virtually eliminates shadows and glare. The short-throw UF70 offers improved shadow reduction, provides 3,000 lumens brightness, supports a variety of HDMI capable devices and is HD-ready. The budget friendly V30 provides a bright HD image with 3,000 lumens and excellent lamp life that lasts multiple years (6,500 hours in standard mode) on a short boom. SMART Notebook Collaborative learning Software Easily create engaging, interactive learning experiences, while having the flexibility to respond to the needs of your students in real-time. With SMART Notebooks subject-specific functionality, integration with mobile devices and thousands of pieces of pre-created content, its easy to make learning fun. SMART Notebook software includes four amazing new activities in the Lesson Activity Builder. SMART Notebook Maestro lets teacher and students interact with content and engage in collaborative lessons from a single iPad. Map ideas and brainstorm sessions interactively, so students can explore their learning process together. Powerful math functionality for all grade levels, including easy equation editing, SMART Blocks, and math content objects and activities SMART Notebook Recorder allows you to record your lesson from within SMART Notebook, so students can replay it to learn at their own pace, inside or outside the classroom. Key benefits Dual touch capabilities DViT technology provides support for two simultaneous touches, making it easy for two students to instantly collaborate, working together at the same time. Freestyle interaction Touch gestures SMART Notebook collaborative learning software This software creates engaging interactive lessons, and then saves notes and content from those lessons to share with students. It provides a common platform for linking classroom technologies and student mobile devices. SMART Ink Improve the legibility of your handwriting as you write over applications, websites and videos. The ink becomes an object that you can move and manipulate Intuitive multiuser pen tray Quick access to ink color sections, on-screen keyboard and help functions, making it easy for teachers to facilitate learning at the interactive whiteboard. Only available with the SMART 600i and 600ix systems. Durable surface The low-gloss surface is optimized for projection, ensuring that content can be clearly seen from anywhere in the room. The surface is also easy to clean and is compatible with dry-wipe markers. Option to add sound Optional 14-watt USB speakers available. Projector controls Only available with the SMART 600i and 600ix systems, projector controls are integrated into the pen tray for easy projector management. Readable English:Learning to made easy Readable English is an innovative, evidence-based, and highly effective way to help students overcome the barriers of the English Language and dramatically improve their literacy skills. It helps students who are struggling with reading, learning English as a second language challenged by dyslexia, and those learning to read for the first time. Readable English believes that learning to read should be both intuitive and stress free and based on something other than just memorization and routine activities that force a reader to learn and adapt to a series of irregularities that comprise the English language. Thats why Readable English developed a system that replaces hundreds of rules with 21 easy and memorable visual cues that can teach someone to begin to read English in a matter of week versus years. The simple system embeds a pronunciation guide into each word by adding syllable breaks, graying out silent characters, and adding intuitive visual cues, called gyphs, that specify the exact sound a letter will make. This makes English phonetic with no more complicated rules to memorize so students can independently and successfully sound out any word Key benefits Learn news words faster Develop phonemic awareness, word attack skills and sight word recognition Boost confidence Build vocabulary Improve reading fluency and comprehension Have fun while learning UNIO Create. Connect. EnGuage. Collaborative Classrooms and Connected Learning with UNIO UNIO is a tablet and cloud based learning operating system which poetically uses technology to revolutionize pedagogy. Its holistic approach to learning and teaching, results in breaking through improvement in classroom collaboration, making it the next generation in ICT and much beyond traditional learning management systems. Here is how UNIO bridges the physical-digital device. A new in-class Pedagogy: Using UNIO teachers and students are networked in classrooms (conventional or online) and off it. Real-time collaboration and feedback to and fro between all the members of a class is the backbone of UNIO. Teacher whiteboarding is broadcasted automatically to all the students instantly. Students have the ability to annotate notes on top of the teach layer. Teachers can at a tap monitor students answer and provide feedback in real time. The best work in class can be shared among all the members at a tap. Blended Learning UNIO provides a conduit to the breadth and width of open content on the internet including Youtube for education, Wikipedia, Open courseware and Gooru (a learning search engine). UNIO allows teachers to create custom content rich with multimedia formats including assessments, by blending content on the internet with proprietary content created on the whiteboard or in MS office formats. All-the-time access UNIO syncs content generated in the classroom with all its multimedia richness, with the cloud for teachers and students to access from home, to replay classroom lectures (with audio) and to share or combine-and-study within their peer group. Easily extendable to online education and distance learning UNIO adds particular value to distance learning programs by complementing and even replacing video conferencing solutions, with a teacher in a distance location having the ability to control a students activity in another location. UNIO helps multiply student reach and makes the best teachers available far and wide. UNIO is built on the back of pedagogical research which has proven students tend to learn and assimilate best when: Students are saved of multitasking, i.e. listening, comprehending and writing at the same time hence the common teacher layer is broadcasted live instantly, allowing students to pay attention. Students write their own interpretation of a taught concept as opposed to blindly copying what the teacher says hence the flexibility of the student to annotate overlaying the teachers notes. Teachers whiteboard concepts live as opposed to relying only on prepared text or slick slides hence we allow smart embedding of definitions or theorems from slides or textbooks and facilitate teacher white-boarding in between. Learning outcomes are evaluated live in the classroom as opposed to on the big exam day hence we provide in-class quizzes polls with real time student analytics to enable the teacher responsively tailor her lecture and spot the reticent learners. Key benefits Unparalleled Interactivity: Teacher white-boarding, notes, files and evaluations are broadcasted live to all students. Students screens are visible to teacher at any point. Class-Book On-the-go: A dynamic book is created from classwork encapsulating all artefacts and annotations. Each session is stored intelligently under a lesson and course hierarchy defined by the teacher. Constructive Control: Student attendance, attention and understanding are monitored live in the class. Teachers can invoke or broadcast student screens, lock them and blank them. Real Collaboration: Students learn from each other when they can see each others screens through the teacher. They can also engage in collaborative group work live in-class. Students can turn presenters to teach the rest of the class as well. Assessment Suite with Analytics: Quizzes can be launched and analysed live. Assignments with multimedia questions and answers can be published with detailed grading rubrics. Threaded discussons can be graded. Grades from each of these individual and collaborative assessments can be aggregated into a custom, teacher-defined grade book. On-premise installation: Our client development team pays detailed attention to the requirements of each institution depending on scale and load. Students and teacher devices across the campus can access UNIO using intranet WiFi without the need for expensive amp unreliable broadband. BYOD Ready: Authored in HTML5, UNIO is device and OS agnostic. Result. Improved learning outcomes: UNIO is proven to improve scores in schools where it is used actively. School Radio-Inspirational Educational Fun School Radio provides a unique broadcast platform which allows students to express their views not only to the school but potentially to a worldwide audience. Your School Radio station can broadcast live shows and pre-recorded programs over the web, to a wide range of connected devices including tablets, PCs, smart phones and interactive white boards in your classrooms. The School Radio system makes broadcasting your content easy. National Curriculum Aside from being a lot of fun, School Radio also helps schools and academies to supplement learning and meet the National Curriculum in ways that you may not even realise. Its also a great way to keep staff, student and parentsguardians alike updated with school life. To help demonstrate this we have broken down the National Curriculum into several bite-size chunks and explained specifically how this can be applied in your school. Starter Studios The Starter Studio range is designed to provide a lower cost entry point to School Radio by focusing on the core equipment and services you need. Starter studios include installation and training videos and can be upgraded to include onsite installation and training for a small additional cost. Portable Studios The Portable Studio range is ideal for schools that want a School Radio but do not have the option of a dedicated space. Whether you need to move to different classrooms or between sites, our portable solutions offer a simple, flexible solution with no need to compromise. Modern Design Studios The Modern Design studio range combines cutting edge broadcast technology with fresh, contemporary designs to provide a professional, funky, fun environment for your School Radio. Our modular furniture design allows for future expansion and with the option of either analogue and digital mixers, these studios are our most advanced and versatile ever. Classic Studio Range The Classic Studio range combines modern broadcast technology with a more traditional approach to studio furniture, providing a range of School Radio solutions that capture the classic radio studio look. Available with a range of mixer options and both light and dark wood finishes, the Classic range offers studios that are ideal for schools of all types and sizes. Key benefits Increase Vocational Skills Develop Communication Improve Literacy Build Confidence Giving Students a Voice Team Work National Curriculum Prepworks - Following one-on-one tutoring results in Student Maximized Performance PREPWORKS takes one-on-one tutoring into a massively scalable online system capable of providing the highest degree of instructional effectiveness to thousands of learners. Your Success Solution: What You Need, When You Need it. All PREPWORKS courses, both online and in-person, are competency-based, performance-driven, and intelligently automated to deliver targeted personalized instruction based on YOUR needs. Also all of the courses are aligned to Common Core State Standards. Beyond Practice Questions: Instructional Design That Works for You. All of our materials are developed with one goal ndash helping you achieve higher test scores. One of the ways we do this is through instruction design ndash making our content just like what youll encounter in real-life testing situations. Not only will you get the practice you need to be successful, well help you create a test day game-plan so that youre ready to reach your goals with proven strategies. Technology at Your Service Hundreds of HD video lessons streamed to students iPads, netbooks, tablets, laptops, or desktops Strategy Animations developed by award-winning creative team Interactive Sketchpadtrade transforms your computer into a writable canvas Searchable CORE Knowledge Toolboxtrade with hundreds of video lessons Thousands of real test questions specific to your performance levels Virtual Office Hours - Weekly live online help from PREPWORKS instructors via video, chat, amp screen-share Real-Time hierarchical rich-data reports that track and measure performance, mastery, as well as time-spent. Instructional design ndash The look and feel of the actual test or course materials, delivered to your device. Destination: Success, Learning Positioning Systemtrade. PREPWORKS is a unique combination of courseware and software. Our Learning Positioning Systemtrade (LPS) is the educational equivalent of a GPS navigation system, employing customized learning paths specific to your needs to guide you to your destination successfully. Whether its ACT, PSAT, or SAT success, passing an End of Course (EOC) exam with flying colors, or increased proficiency in a subject area, LPS can get you there New Standards New Solutions: Adaptive Course Enginetrade. The journey to that destination might be different as well thats where the Adaptive Course Enginetrade of LPS makes all the difference. PREPWORKS LPS gathers hundreds of data points as you learn and re-calculates the learning course along the way, ensuring that that you are headed in the right direction The PREPWORKS courses provide dynamic and adaptive content by analyzing your individual responses and ensuring that you learn and practice what you need to, when you need to. 3-D Adaptivetrade: An Individualized Path for Your Student. Unlike many competitors, PREPWORKS Adaptive Courses are built using 3 dimensions of adaptivity. LPS uses a sophisticated combination ofscope, sequence, and performance level to provide the most effective learning experience for you. PREPWORKS has created double-award-winning adaptive courseware and software for High-Stakes Tests - 2013 Best Adaptive Test Prep Worldwide ndash SAT - 2013 Best College Readiness Website Worldwide - ACT - PREPWORKS LPS technology layers the process of learning to master a subject to provide a student the most effective path to mastery. Key benefits All of our materials are developed with one goal helping you achieve higher test scores. One of the ways we do this is through instruction design making our content just like what youll encounter in real-life testing situations. PREPWORKS Test prep is competency-based, performance-driven, and intelligently automated to deliver targeted personalized instruction based on YOUR individual needs. Accessible anywhere with an Internet ready device - work on practice questions and watch instructional videos on your iPhone, laptop or desktop Full Length Assessment Tools Once Weekly Virtual Hours with a PREPWORKS tutor for extra help Science Bits-Multimedia Science Lessons for middle high school Because Science is not a body of immutable facts that must be memorized, but an exciting way of obtaining new knowledge and understanding the world around us. Science Bits is a repository of multimedia science lessons designed to fire up your science class. Welcome to the new instructional science resource designed to foster educational practice through supporting teacher immersion in the constructivist model and in the use of IT in the classroom. Features: Interactive multimedia resources for dynamic and participative learning: 3D models, videos, audios, animations, virtual experiments and simulations. Hundreds of self-correcting exercises and other resources for effective learning. User-friendly tools to accurately track student achievement. Lessons focused on crosscutting concepts and disciplinary core ideas. Every 5E unit includes a final self-correcting test based on the principles of skills assessment. Predict-Observe-Explain activities with real videos and lab simulators. For those students who dont have computers in the classroom, Science Bits offers a printable version with all content and activities for them to follow the lesson shared on the digital whiteboard. Complete key teacher resources and guides. Key benefits Science Bits is conceived and designed to make work in the classroom easier and to get the most out of the possibilities offered by the digital formatboth the multimedia potential of each students computer and the digital whiteboard. Science Bits, used with a projector or a digital whiteboard, enriches the teachers exposition and promotes interaction with the student body with its vast quantity of multimedia resources: illustrations, 3D models, videos, audios, animations, experiments, and simulations. Science Bits enhances student motivation and makes concept comprehension easier by providing visual elements and interaction with the objects of learning. Science Bits content promotes the educational use of computers or tablets by students. With Science Bits, these devices can either substitute traditional textbooks or become a complementary tool with a high educational value. Science Bits is an easy and effective way to implement the constructivist 5E Model of learning and a learning-by-doing method. Locktronics is a range of products that simplifies the process of learning and teaching electricity and electronics. The core range consists of more than 200 electronic components (ANSI and DIN) mounted on rugged plastic carriers which are printed with the corresponding circuit symbol. Students use these carriers, in conjunction with a baseboard with interconnecting metal pillars, to build up a working circuit. They then use the curriculum provided to carry out experiments in electricity and electronics. A key benefit of Locktronics is that as students construct the working circuit they can also see the corresponding circuit diagram. With kits for automotive electrical, automotive engineering courses, aviation training, physics science and basic and electronic engineering, there is lots to explore. Locktronics solutions are stand-alone sets of equipment, providing the components necessary to teach an associated curriculum course. Why choose Locktronics Makes learning easier Students can see the circuit diagram and the real circuit Circuits are fast to build and easy to work with Support materials guide students step-by-step Saves preparation time Locktronics is reliable and works year after year Curriculum and worksheets are provided It lasts and lasts Components mounted on rugged plastic carriers Simple, effective, strong baseboards Component legend bonded to plastic carriers Can be used in many subject areas, at many levels Vast range of components Ideal for demonstrations, projects and practical work. Key benefits As students construct the circuit they can see the circuit diagram. This helps students link theory to practice and simplifies the learning process. Gratnells trays and foam packing to give protection and ensure excellent standards Full CD ROM with teachers notes, experiments, worksheets, lesson plans Programmable items, such as the MIAC controller included in various kits are pre-programmed.