The acceleration of technological change in schools is apparent to virtually all educators. What are these new technologies that are the cause of the collision of educational philosophies? They are evident in hardware and in software, in systems and in pedagogy.
- By Michael Chimes
At the FETC 2013 conference Wednesday, Pearson released a new instructional system of services, tools, and curriculum for K-5. Forward, available now, was developed in collaboration with Maryland's Montgomery County Public Schools.
Educational publisher Ballard & Tighe has unveiled a Web-based adventure-themed vocabulary game to help students in grades 2 through 5 prepare for state exams. Word Raider: Escape, available now, collects more than 1,100 pieces of assessment information from each game played.
Mitsubishi is launching a new "cloud projector" with an integrated thin client function that eliminates the need for a separate PC. The device is debuting this week at the FETC 2013 conference taking place in Orlando, FL.
Panasonic has added four new interactive whiteboards with an integrated PC to its existing array of interactive, visual-based Panaboard whiteboard products.
- By Sharleen Nelson
The Thornburg Center has released a variety of free short videos that are aligned with next-generation national science and engineering standards coming in the spring, as well as Common Core standards being implemented by the states. The Knights of Knowledge inquiry starters launch announcement was made today at Florida Education Technology Conference (FETC) 2013, and some of the videos are available now.
Mimio, a developer of interactive teaching technologies, has added an interactive projector to its MimioClassroom suite. MimioProjector is being demonstrated at the FETC 2013 conference taking place in Orlando, FL this week.
Mitsubishi is rolling our a new family of bulb-free hybrid laser/LED projectors. The new line, called LaserVue, is debuting this week at the FETC 2013 conference taking place in Orlando, FL.
Epson's new release, designed for large classrooms and environments with bright lights, offers 3,700 lumens and a host of connectivity and network capabilities.
Wowzers is highlighting the new mobile version of its game-based math instruction and new features and curriculum, released in September, at Florida Education Technology Conference (FETC) 2013 this week.