Despite tough economic circumstances and sequestration, investment in education technology "can't wait," according to United States Representative George Miller, who addressed education leaders Monday at the CoSN 2013 conference in San Diego, CA. Miller has introduced legislation that would bring $750 million in funding specifically targeted toward technology in education, funding that has dried up with the end of EETT and ARRA.
Promethean and Boxlight have partnered to make Promethean's ActivInspire software available with Boxlight's ProjectoWrite and OutWrite interactive projectors.
Creating collaborative spaces for different grade levels depends on picking the right design team.
- By Peter C. Lippman
It is inevitable that eventually a school will be able to purchase a total, mobile learning package. But today, putting a pedagogically effective mobile learning initiative into a K-12 classroom means putting pieces to a puzzle together. Based on personal experiences in mobile learning classrooms we are here to bear witness: it IS worth the struggle!
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
Schools are using configurable chairs, whiteboards, and even walls to give students control of their environment and inspire them to work together.
BenQ is rolling out a new line of entry-level DLP projectors, its M6 series. The lineup includes four models, all of them capable out outputting at least 2,800 lumens.
Promethean and Epson have launched a partnership designed to help educators make classrooms more collaborative and interactive.
Legos have found yet another life, thanks to the power of the cloud. NXTLOG is an online community that encourages Lego users to share how-to instructions for building unique robots. To do so, users have to employ 21st century skills such as posting digital photos and videos, writing blog posts, and following the safety and etiquette rules of an online community.
In the digital age, filtering is the “garden wall” designed to keep bad stuff and dangerous people away from children so they are free to focus on learning (not video games). But this “protection” is achieving the opposite of what many educators claim to want for students.
Crestron's newest all-in-one AV presentation solution for video conference room features acoustic echo cancellation for high-quality audio delivery.