The Whitehouse announced the ConnectED initiative June 6 with the goal of connecting 99 percent of America's schools in five years and providing teacher training. But, no new money was allocated to realize those lofty goals. Who is the Whitehouse trying to fool?
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
Ricoh Americas has released two new short-throw projection systems designed for schools.
Optoma has introduced its first 7,000 lumen projector, the EH7700, along with a 6,000 lumen (X605) and two 5,000 lumen projectors (EH505, W505) as the company sets its sights on the large venue projector market.
Turning Technologies has released an update to TurningPoint, the company's classroom polling tool. With the new version, Turning has consolidated three of its polling tools into one and added enhanced support for OS X.
At the InfoComm 2013 conference taking place in Orlando, FL this week, Christie previewed a new app for iOS devices that will allow users to control, monitor, and manage their installation projectors.
BenQ is expanding its lineup of energy-efficient short-throw projectors. The company has also debuted new interactive wall displays and an enhanced version of its "SmartEco" technology this week at the InfoComm 2013 conference taking place in Orlando, FL.
Online video platform developer ShareStream has unveiled Version 2.0 of its video tool that integrates with the open-source Sakai Collaborative Learning Environment (CLE). The ShareStream Video Tool is available now.
Video capture and management provider Panopto has enhanced its integration with Instructure's Canvas learning management system with the intent of enhancing ease-of-use for students, teachers, and IT administrators who use video capture and streaming.
Today's kid-friendly computer languages, like Scratch and Alice, encourage creative expression and exploration.
Teachers are turning to these free apps and digital resources to help keep parents informed and engaged in today's digital world.
- By Bridget McCrea