Digital Media

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.

Nationwide Classroom Video Conferences Commemorate 40th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Mission

Seizing an opportunity, and an occasion, to bring students from all over the United States together using technology it helped pioneer, NASA this week is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing with a full school week of interactive video conferences to share the event's history with students.

netTrekker To Deliver Animated Educational Videos from BrainPOP

Subscription-based education search engine netTrekker has announced it has added animated educational content from BrainPOP to its vast collection of offerings.

Ohio District Deploys Digital Media Management Across All Campuses

Akron Public Schools (APS) of Akron, OH, has deployed Safari Montage digital servers in all 54 of its school facilities. In addition to offering its students an array of pre-loaded and school-created digital content, the district is using the video servers to deliver the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center's (NURFC) vast collection of educational videos, which it plans to use as an integral part of its 8th grade United States History curriculum.

Reinvigorating Videoconferencing at Passaic Valley High School

When a high school with a dormant videoconferencing room hires a 20-year videoconferencing veteran, that school can expect big changes in the AV department. So it was when Matthew Conforth joined Passaic Valley High School (PVHS) in New Jersey. Conforth, an educator with 40 years of experience, quickly zeroed in on how to leverage the videoconferencing investment.