In classrooms in the United States the responsibility for making technology work is placed squarely on the classroom teacher's back. Quite a load to carry by one's self! But in this week's blog post we describe a collaboration strategy — Twitter chats — that some educators are using to help each other in figuring out effective and productive ways to use technology in their classrooms. Maybe you and your colleagues should organize a Twitter chat!
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
Oregon State University will launch a massive open online course for K-12 educators this fall in partnership with Stanford University and the Oregon Department of Education.
BenQ has kicked off a new grant program for education.
Global Specialities, a developer of electronics training products, has introduced a robotic arm designed to help teach basic electronics, mechanics and programming.
The private school that educated George Bush and George W. Bush, Humphrey Bogart and Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes has adopted a new learning management system
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Sony has introduced several new models of projectors, including new WUXGA models weighing less than 13 pounds and new laser light source units.
Boeckeler Instruments has unveiled a new annotation system, the Pointmaker CPN-5600 HDCP, which features a hardware-based video processor and enables users to display and share content from an iPad or multiple video and computer sources.
Barracuda Networks has launched Barracuda Mobile Device Manager, a free cloud-based iOS device and application management service for Barracuda customers.
PESA, a manufacturer of audio and video distribution systems, has introduced its new compact streaming system, PESA Xstream C22.
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, the giveaway will provide teachers and their students access to FarFaria’s library of more than 700 children’s books for kids ages 2 through 9.
- By Christopher Piehler