January 28, 2008 / News & Notes

ClassScene by Walsworth unveils memory sharing website

Written by Idea File Staff

Kansas City, Mo. (Jan. 28, 2008) – Walsworth Publishing, a family-owned yearbook company, has been publishing memories for 70 years. In the spirit of this proud tradition, Walsworth has unveiled a new way to preserve and view school memories with its unique and proprietary online media-sharing platform called ClassScene.

As part of an overall strategic direction to bring the best online solutions to its customers, ClassScene offers real-time sharing of school memories to everyone affiliated with a member school. Developed to exceed all standards for online safety and security, ClassScene by Walsworth ensures a worry-free place for educators, students, families and friends to share ongoing memories for school events. As an additional bonus for educators, ClassScene offers a very important 21st century technology-learning tool, which enables instruction of multi-media publishing.

“We have been in the publishing business for over 70 years and the yearbook business for 60 years.  We know the market is changing.  While people still want the bound edition of the year’s events, they also want the ability to have instant access to what will become cherished memories of their school experiences.  This offering allows us to deliver the traditional with the leading edge: with ClassScene, we provide our students the online social community they demand, along with the safety and security of the school-sanctioned environment,” said Don Walsworth, President of Walsworth Publishing.

The technology offered by ClassScene allows students, parents, faculty and other members of each school community to share photos and videos.  From the school’s Friday night football game to a student’s personal video of the prom, everyone can share their school experiences throughout the year, as well as enjoy online archived multi-media memories for all time.

Features offered by ClassScene are easy to learn and use. With site access authorization, anyone in the network—from school administrators to community members—can upload pictures, music or video and decide who shares the fun and information.  A school-appointed content reviewer, along with ClassScene technical support, ensures no inappropriate photos or content are posted for public access.

Security protocols such as HackerSafe and VeriSign certification, along with content approval processes established by each school, provide a safe place for students, families and friends to share in memory making experiences of their school communities throughout the year and throughout time.

“We were thrilled to be in on the beta launch of ClassScene.  It provides our students the opportunity to practice new skills in a safe environment and have fun along the way.  The ability to enjoy real-time sharing of events within our school community is a natural extension of the yearbook but with the necessary technological abilities to address today’s high-tech kids,” said Dave Adams, Principal at Blue Springs High School in Blue Springs, Mo

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