Schoology NEXT 2017 Sponsors

NEXT sponsors are valued partners who help make our conference possible. Thank you to all of our NEXT 2017 sponsors.

With the AWS cloud, schools and districts can access industry-shaping technology at an affordable cost, no matter what the scale. Utilizing AWS, educators, parents, students, IT staff and administrators can have the best learning experience possible. From bring-your-own-device to virtual desktops, AWS offers tools to ensure that every student gets the attention they need to thrive in the classroom.


Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.


CK-12 Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving student learning by increasing access to free, high-quality educational content and materials through the FlexBook® platform and concept-based modalities.

Personalized learning pathways can easily be created through CK-12’s integration with Schoology. This integration allows teachers and students to find and access content and resources within their LMS. CK-12’s 5,000+ math and science concepts support learners with various modalities, including standards-aligned text at various levels, simulations and PLIX interactives that bring learning to life, practice that adapts to student performance, and more. Each of these can be assigned and completed within an existing course, and grade passback allows teachers to see student work directly in their Schoology gradebook.


Turnitin is revolutionizing the experience of writing to learn. Turnitin’s formative feedback and originality checking services promote critical thinking, ensure academic integrity and help students improve their writing. Turnitin provides instructors with the tools to engage students in the writing process, provide personalized feedback, and assess student progress over time. Turnitin is used by more than 26 million students at 15,000 institutions in 140 countries. Backed by Insight Venture Partners, GIC, Norwest Venture Partners, Lead Edge Capital and Georgian Partners, Turnitin is headquartered in Oakland, Calif., with international offices in Newcastle, U.K., Utrecht, Netherlands and Melbourne, Australia.


Respondus offers LockDown Browser, a custom browser that locks down the computer during a Schoology test. Students are prevented from printing, copying, going to other websites or accessing other applications during a test. LockDown Browser works with Windows, Mac, iPad, and managed Chromebook devices. For non-proctored settings, Respondus Monitor adds webcam and video technology to LockDown Browser, automatically flagging students for suspicious behaviors. Learn more about these and other Respondus applications at or by emailing


SAFARI Montage provides K–12 districts with an integrated Learning Object Repository to manage individual digital resources, Video Streaming Library, and IPTV & Live Media Streaming, designed to handle video efficiently. The platform is IMS certified and interoperable with and is the foundation for all major Learning Management Systems.


BrainPOP ( creates cross-curricular digital resources that engage students and support teachers, from animated movies, student creation and reflection tools, learning games, and interactive quizzes to customizable and playful assessments, lesson plans, and beyond. Widely used in K-12 schools and homes throughout the US and all over the world, our offerings include BrainPOP Jr. (K-3), BrainPOP (available in English, Spanish, Mandarin, and French), and, for English language learners, BrainPOP ESL.

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Join thousands of teachers all over the world who are bringing their classrooms to life using Nearpod’s customizable and ready-to-teach interactive lessons for all K-12 grades and subjects. Nearpod helps teachers engage students one-to-one by synchronizing lessons across all student devices in the classroom and receive real-time feedback on their comprehension.


Unleash the power of interactive video and redefine the class or conference room with PlayPosit. Start by taking any self-created or online video (YouTube, Vimeo, or even our servers) and use PlayPosit to build interactions, discussion forums and personalized pathways into it. Then, blend, flip, or conduct whole-group instruction easily, accountably and with data in the drivers’ seat. Add a layer to your license by accessing our powerful institutional offerings like: Schoology and other LMS LTI integration with gradebook passback, an Admin layer to empower instructional coaches for PD, VIP training and tech support by a PlayPosit Solutions Director and more. Since Sue Germer and Ben Levy created PlayPosit in their classrooms in 2013, PlayPosit has garnered several awards including the NSF/SBIR Grant, +100 district and University partners and over 1.5 million users.


WIRIS math & science is a family of tools for teaching and learning mathematics and STEM-related topics such as chemistry or physics. WIRIS solutions are available as Schoology Apps so they integrate seamlessly in your Schoology platform. Improve the usability of the platform for your faculty members and students. Increase the usage of your LMS platform among STEM related topics. WIRIS EDITOR is a visual editor (WYSIWYG) that allows inserting mathematical and chemical formulas in Schoology. Recently boosted with handwriting math as an input method ready to work with mobile devices.


Blindside Networks enables teachers to effectively engage and teach students online using BigBlueButton, an open source web conferencing system for online learning.  Blindside Networks started the BigBlueButton project in 2008. BigBlueButton enables real-time sharing of audio, video, slides, chat, polls and the presenter’s desktop.  The goal of the project is to enable remote students to have a high-quality online learning experience. Blindside Networks also supports the BigBlueButton integrations for Moodle, Canvas, Schoology, Jenzabar and Sakai. BigBlueButton is also LTI compliant.

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Lessoneer is a cloud-based platform that helps districts and teachers organize, plan, deliver and enhance full curriculum and supporting standards-aligned resources.  Via the Lessoneer LTI App, Schoology users can easily access student materials housed in Lessoneer and share them via Schoology.  Click here to see how Lessoneer is helping two of our many district partners.

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ArtsAnywhere is the first comprehensive online arts curriculum and includes 33 courses in Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, and Cross-Disciplinary Studies. Created in Schoology, these courses are highly interactive and media-rich and integrate the dynamic features Schoology offers. Targeted for grades 6 to 12, each course includes 90 completely modular lessons with assessments. ArtsAnywhere is designed to make the arts accessible in any traditional, online or blended learning environment and is based on our belief that the arts should not just be read about but should be experienced.


National Geographic Learning, a part of Cengage Learning, is a leading educational publisher of PreK-12 School digital and curricular classroom materials. Through our digital learning programs and classroom learning resources, schools experience the excitement and joy of learning that National Geographic Explorers, scientists, writers, and photographers experience.