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
New monitors designed to cut energy costs and extend display life.
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.
- By Bridget McCrea
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.