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Taking Students Where No School Bus Can Go

You don't often find a group of 75 fifth graders from a public school in Virginia interacting directly with scientists based at Palmer Station, Antarctica, but that's exactly what takes place every year at Herman L. Horn Elementary in Vinton, VA. Using Skype as a videoconferencing platform--and working together with her school's instruction technology coordinator, Holly Ireland--social studies teacher Amanda Lusk has orchestrated two of these events from the convenience of her own classroom.

California School Opens Multimedia 'iLab' To Support iPad Initiative

Following the implementation of its 1:1 take-home iPad program, a California school has revamped its 720-square-foot computer lab to create a flexible, technology-driven learning environment for students.

Ergotron Introduces Wall Mount Arm for Large Screens

Ergotron has introduced the Interactive Arm VHD display wall mount, designed as a space saver for screens, like flat panel televisions, up to 60 inches and 70 pounds.

ViewSonic Intros New Line of Displays

New monitors designed to cut energy costs and extend display life.

Dukane Releases New Microphone System

Dukane now offers its WM1C1 RF based wireless microphone system, which includes receiver, transmitter, two microphones, lavalier, and charging device.

Affording the Classroom of the Future

The new technology being infused into today's classrooms doesn't come cheap; nor is it always easy to install, repair, maintain, and upgrade. Physical facilities take time and money to upgrade and replace, and teachers must be trained on how to use any new equipment and applications that are introduced into the classroom. For the 21st Century classroom to operate at an optimal level all three legs of the stool must be addressed--and that costs money.

NetSupport School 11 Expands Assessment, Gets Google Chrome OS Support

NetSupport has released a major update to NetSupport School, the company's classroom monitoring and management suite. Version 11 is the first full-version upgrade in four years and incorporates more than 200 new features and improvements, including support for Google Chrome OS and Windows 8, new assessment features, and a tablet version for Teachers.

Polyvision Launches iPad App, Whiteboard Package

PolyVision has launched a new iPad app, an interactive classroom package, and updates to several existing products.

Steelcase Intros New Active Learning Furniture

Steelcase Education this week debuted its new line of classroom furniture and enhancements to its active learning chair, Node.

Learning Resources Launches New Portable, Interactive Whiteboard

Learning Resources has announced a new portable, interactive whiteboard called now!Board that can be used with a projector or computer to turn any flat surface into an interactive whiteboard.