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Digital Media


How Music Teachers Got Their Groove Back: Music Instruction Goes Digital

After years of failing to engage the majority of students, music instructors may finally have a solution: digital technologies that focus on creating music rather than performing it.

Dream On: Visionary Educators and Their Big Ideas

Four projects highlighting the convergence of technology and instruction demonstrate the power of an educator with a vision—and the nerve to carry it out.

Episode 6 Encoder Brings Integrated File Sharing, Cross-Platform Distributed Processing

Telestream has released Episode 6, an update to the company's cross-platform professional video and audio encoding suite. The latest release includes a revamped user interface, integrated file sharing, and expanded support for Windows, among other improvements.

Update: Education Licensing Announced for Photoshop/Premiere Elements 9

Adobe Wednesday released details about educational licensing for its newly announced Photoshop Elements 9 and Premiere Elements 9. As previously reported, Adobe launched version 9 of the two applications Tuesday, updating the digital media production tools and bringing Premiere Elements to the Mac OS X platform for the first time.

BookJam Digital Book Report Video Contest Launches

A new contest is calling on teachers to collaborate with students on their book reports. The contest will reward students and schools for producing video-based book reports.

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.

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