eBackpack, Inc. announces the acquisition of School Web Lockers
eBackpack furthers its position as the premier classroom assignment, storage, and collaboration product for any device with the addition of School Web Lockers to its portfolio.
June 20, 2012 - PRLog -- DALLAS, TX — eBackpack, Inc (http://www.ebackpack.com), the leading provider of web-based assignment and classroom workflow management solutions, announced today the acquisition of School Web Lockers, (http://www.schoolweblockers.com) an online file storage and collaboration service based in San Diego, CA.
eBackpack, winner of the prestigious Readers' Choice Top 100 Products in Education award, provides Priority One E-Rate eligible, easy-to-use, affordable classroom collaboration tools. eBackpack is an assignment management and collaboration service that provides personal and group storage for teachers, students, and administrators. It goes beyond a storage only solution by providing assignment distribution, homework drop boxes that support student turn in, teacher grading and review, and online discussion. It is safe, secure, and accessible 24/7 from any internet connected computer with modules that support the iPad(r) and integrate with PCs and Macs to serve as a network drive. eBackpack also offers enhancement modules to integrate with most Student Information Systems (SIS) and LDAP / Active Directory for authentication.
“We are very pleased School Web Lockers is joining eBackpack,” said eBackpack CEO Michael Zilinskas. “This acquisition supports eBackpack’s mission to provide educators with must-have, easy-to-use, and affordable web-based products and services that enhance student learning and connect parents with their children’s education. eBackpack is committed to providing the best experience for School Web Lockers customers.”
Kelly Smith, School Web Lockers’ GM, who remains with the company commented, “I could not be more pleased with this outcome. School Web Lockers and eBackpack share a common mission. With eBackpack's expanded development capabilities and focus on the classroom experience, we will better provide educators with a compelling suite of web-based products and services. eBackpack offers capabilities our customers want including SIS and iPad integration as well as enhanced assignment workflow with annotation. These capabilities save teachers time and schools money, which is important in this time of budgetary constraints.”
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eBackpack, Inc. offers cloud-based file storage, file sharing, and file collaboration services at an affordable per user price of pennies a month and can be funded through E-Rate. It works on any internet-connected device and has special capabilities for an Apple iPad. eBackpack serves K-12 schools and districts across the U.S. with safe, secure and reliable tools for students, teachers and administrators. Learn more at http://www.eBackpack.com or call 214-461-0073.