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Digital Media


Texas District Implements Video Solution over 802.11n

Keller Independent School District (KISD) of Keller, TX, has announced the implementation of a wireless video system to bring video and other forms of electronic media directly into the classroom. Teachers and students will receive the content over laptop computers and in-class wireless video devices via the district's newly installed 802.11n wireless LAN (WLAN) infrastructure, which replaces the existing wired network.

Flippin Out

It’s a typical school day and as you deliver the class lesson for the afternoon you conduct a mental scan of your students and their attention quotients. Two girls at the back of the room are whispering to each other; the boy in front of them is slumped forward in his seat, chin resting on knuckles, eyes glazed. Another boy has just yawned and dropped his pencil for the fourth time in 30 minutes, while the little blonde to your left is earnestly doodling. It’s about time to lay out the details of the next class project. This time, however, things will be different.

A Custom Fit

In his line of work, Ahrash Bissell meets with K-12 educators all the time. For most of them, he says, open content sits “just on the edge of their awareness.”

netTrekker Launches Video Contest

A vendor that sells a K-12 search tool is offering scholarships to a national educational conference that takes place in Denver in June. netTrekker, which sells netTrekker d.i., is inviting educators to create videos that show "Personalized Learning in Action," for a chance to win one of two $1,500 scholarships to cover attendance and expenses to this year's International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2010.

NC Virtual School Offers Statewide Access to Streaming Digital Content

North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS) has announced it has signed an agreement to offer free access to Discovery Education streaming, the company's digital video-based learning system, to educators and students throughout the state. The school has also chosen the company to provide professional development services for its educators.

Overcoming the Learning Curve

Hillsborough High School's Tim Zavacki engages students with creative design tools in his Intro to Technology course.

5 Ways To Enhance Instruction with Digital Narratives

Over the last decade, advances in technology have made dreams of ubiquitous access to digital media a reality, both on the Web and off. From inexpensive cameras to iPods to cell phones to integrated Webcams, capturing, editing, and sharing digital audio and video has become push-button easy. And that, according to University of Central Florida (UCF) professors Robert Kenny and Glenda Gunter, is good news for K-12 educators.

Kaltura Releases Video Extension for Moodle and Joomla

Kaltura has released video extensions for both Moodle, an open source course management system, and Joomla, an open source content management platform. The extensions allow site-builders for either application to manipulate video and other rich media on their sites, including content management, syndication, monetization, transcoding, uploading, importing, and editing.

Apple Launches iPad Mobile Tablet

As anticipated, Apple formally unveiled its new mobile device, the $499 iPad, Wednesday, heralding the company's entry into the space currently dominated by netbooks and its first serious move into the category of electronic book readers.

NBC Learn Produces Video Series on Science of Olympic Winter Games

Just in time for the 2010 Winter Olympiad taking place in Vancouver, BC this February, NBC Universal (NBCU) has teamed up with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to produce "The Science of the Olympic Winter Games," a 16-part educational video series that gives students extensive insight into the physics, physiology, and related science of sports like figure and speed skating, ice hockey, slalom-course skiing, and even curling.

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