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Entappia Selected by Panel of Judges to Join Edsurge and California Superintendent at the Tech for Schools Summit


Davis, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/04/2015 -- ENTAPPIA has been selected to join EdSurge and State Superintendent, Tom Torlakson at the California Tech for Schools Summit, scheduled to be held at the University of California, Davis on Tuesday, August 4. The Summit is cohosted by the California Department of Education and the CDE Foundation. Superintendent Torlakson will keynote the event.

Companies selected to participate in the Summit were reviewed by an advisory panel of more than 20 leading educators from around California.

"We're excited about giving all district superintendents in California a chance to explore some of the most innovative education technology opportunities available," says Superintendent Torlakson. "EdSurge's California Summit will help educators connect with technology leaders who may provide them with ideas about how to help get all our schools the technology and connectivity they need to close the digital divide and help all our students succeed."

The Summit is drawing Superintendents, their key staff and other education leaders from around California. The primary activity of the day will be conversations between educators and edtech leaders, with an emphasis on candid feedback and articulating the needs of educators. "We're connecting the people who share the goal of supporting our students," says Betsy Corcoran, cofounder and CEO of EdSurge.

"We are very proud to be the only Parent Engagement and Fundraising app selected for EdSurge's Technology for Schools Summit," says Padhu Balamani, CEO of Entappia. He continued, "Entappia School app is one of a kind. The app aggregates information from across disparate sources, such as Facebook, Twitter, Websites, Google, Learning Management systems into one convenient to use mobile app. This lets parents consume all the communication from school in one app. For school districts, they can continue to post all the data where they normally post, the Entappia School App automatically aggregates all the data into the app. Also, the Entappia School App is 100% free for districts. Better yet with the Entappia unique fundraising platform, Entappia School App is the only parent communication app, that makes money for the school district, without the parents spending an additional dime out of pocket".

At the EdSurge Technology for School's Summit, three leading thinkers on blended learning will discuss lessons learned from implementing blended learning around the US: Richard Culatta, Director of the Office of Educational Technology for the US Department of Education; Michael Horn, cofounder of the Clayton Christensen Institute and co-author of Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools and Palo Alto High School teacher and international speaker, Esther Wojcicki, co-author of Moonshots in Education: Launching Blended Learning in the Classroom.

Learn more about the California Tech for Schools Summit here. And Entappia here,

About EdSurge
EdSurge is the leading news and information resource on education technology for educators, entrepreneurs and others committed to education.

About Entappia
Entappia is the next generation parent communication platform that is 100% free for school districts, yet makes money for the districts, using our unique Fundraising platform. Introduction video for the Entappia School App platform is here, Entappia Video. Entappia is a proud Cisco Education Partner implementing Location aware applications in K12.

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