It's the little things that can help a teacher connect with every student in the class, according to author Lynell Burmark: A good place to start: Show the image first, then use the words.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
NEC has updated its line of mobile LCD projectors for education, adding three new sub-$1,000 models and introducing a new technology that supports wireless transmission of images from an iPad.
ViewSonic's new full HD LED displays feature wide viewing angle and frameless bezel design.
Christie has debuted six new high-light-output education projectors built around single-chip (0.65- or 0.67-inch DMD) DLP technology. The projectors include four new models in Christie's E Series and two models in the new G Series, all offering light output greater than 5,000 lumens.
Extron Electronics has released a new AV communication suite for school campuses that combines multiple tools into a single software package.
Epson has unveiled an upcoming addition to its classroom document camera lineup, the Epson DC-20. The new model includes a 12x optical zoom coupled with a 10x digital zoom, along with HDMI connectivity.
New 55-inch display supports unlimited touch points and simultaneous users.
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.
- By Bridget McCrea
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 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.
- By Stephen Noonoo