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Digital Media


Adobe Launches Cross-Platform Premiere Elements 9 and Photoshop Elements 9 Bundle

Adobe has brought Premiere Elements to the Mac with the launch Tuesday of a major revision to its Premiere Elements & Photoshop Elements bundle. The update brings both versions up to release 9 on both Windows and Mac OS X.

SmartDraw Updates 'Visual Processor'

Graphics software developer SmartDraw has released an update to its presentation tool, SmartDraw VP.

SnapStream Upgrades Educational TV Content Management Software

Enterprise television software provider SnapStream Media has upgraded its content management technology for educational users, streamlining it for easier use and giving it greater storage capacity and efficiency for larger school districts and expanded user groups.

AutoCAD Back on the Mac, This Time Free for Ed

AutoCAD is coming back to the Mac, and this time it will be free. The archetypal computer aided drafting program from Autodesk, which for more than a decade has been available only on Windows operating systems, will ship this fall for Mac OS X, along with mobile editions for Apple's iOS devices--iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. The new Mac edition will be free for students and teachers through Autodesk's Education Community.

iPod Touch Adds Video Calling, HD Recording

Apple has debuted a new version of the iPod touch. The popular consumer handheld device, set t sip next week, has been upgraded with HD video recording and a front-facing camera for making video calls over WiFi.

Digital Services Expand Science, Current Event Content

Discovery Education has inked agreements to add a variety of new content to its Science for Elementary and Discovery Education streaming digital content services, including a popular animated science series for young children.

2tor and ProctorU Add Video with TokBox

Two companies that cater to the education market have added video conferencing services to their own programs. Both 2tor and ProctorU have integrated video into their offerings through the TokBox application programming interface.

Colorado District Rolls Out Video on Demand to All Grades

Colorado's Lewis-Palmer School District is adopting video on demand as part of its multimedia instructional repertoire.

Florida Online Elementary School Expands Educational Resources

Duval County Public Schools in Florida has teamed up with Calvert Partners to expand elementary education resources at the district's online virtual school, Duval Virtual Instruction Academy (DVIA). The tuition-free program will debut for the 2010-2011 school year.

Ed Tech Experts Choose Top Tools

3 for 3: We asked three top ed tech consultants to each select three web 2.0 tools they believe are ideal for fostering collaboration in teaching and learning. The result is a compilation of technologies that can “do things of value,” as one of our experts says, in the instructional and professional development realms, and in both the traditional and the virtual classroom.

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