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Digital Media


WNYRIC Moves to Schoolwires To Support ePortfolio Initiative

The Western New York Regional Information Center (WNYRIC) has selected Schoolwires Synergy as its primary technological solution for mounting its effort to have students maintain, edit, collaborate on, and present their work in ongoing electronic portfolios.

Safari Montage Boosts Content

Safari Montage, a digital media solution designed as an aid for K-12 teachers, has been updated to include 2,500 new videos and 13,700 new images in its K-8 and 9-12 core content packages.

Milwaukee Public Schools Taps Digital Content

Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) has signed with Discovery Education to implement the company's streaming Plus in more than 140 schools. The program makes available a vast library of streaming digital video designed to enhance learning in all subjects.

5 K-12 Technology Trends for 2010

With technology evolving at the speed of light, and everyone looking to benefit from the latest, greatest hardware and software, keeping up can be challenging for educators, administrators, and school districts themselves. To help, THE Journal spoke with a handful of technology experts and came up with a short list of top tech trends you'll want to watch in the new year.

Caltron HD Digital Signage Players Get WiFi Option

Caltron has introduced the MP-1080AW and MP-1080HW digital signage media players. The newest models add the option to send high definition content wirelessly to the digital signage.

Setting the Stage for Distance Learning

Jean Smith is used to standing up in front of a "live" classroom of high school students, but these days she's testing her acting skills by also delivering those lessons to students located in other school systems. The distance learning capabilities are made possible by Afton, TN-based Chuckey-Doak High School's new video collaboration system and the school's newly formed partnerships with other Northeast Tennessee districts.

Facts on File to Offer Subscription Video on Demand

Informational database publisher Facts on File has announced the launch of its own subscription video on demand (SVOD) service, offering streaming educational video titles and categorized segments aimed at the high school market.

HTML5: The Web Beyond Web 2.0

The implications for HTML5 technologies on learning are profound. As technologies become more "intelligent" and requirements shift away from the manual skills needed to use them, teaching and learning can focus more clearly on the processes of thinking and application.

Video Site and Philanthropy Group Partner To Aid Schools in Need

My Teacher, My Hero, a social video site that highlights the differences teachers make in the lives of their students, has partnered with DonorsChoose.org, an online charity, to bring aid for educational projects and school supplies.

SoftChalk Authoring Software To Work with Equella and Merlot

SoftChalk is partnering with two companies, The Learning Edge International and Merlot, in integration projects for its e-learning content authoring software.

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