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Digital Media


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.

Philips Launches Wireless HDTV Link

Philips has debuted its new Wireless HDTV Link SWW1800/27, which sends 1080p signals wirelessly from source boxes and/or devices to the TV.

Middle School Preparations for Live Video Conferencing

In this first installment of our two-part "before and after" series, we look at preparations underway for a middle school distance education session that involves videoconferencing live with the "worst weather spot" in the Northeastern United States: the observatory on Mount Washington. Technology Coordinator Roy Bailey shares the details of the project--the costs, the equipment involved, and the educational goals, among other things, as his school gears up for the event.

Tandberg Telepresence T1 Designed for Smaller Footprint

Tandberg announced the Telepresence T1, an immersive video conferencing system based on the Telepresence T3 but with a smaller footprint.

Study: Games, Video Improve Preschooler Literacy

A new study has shown that educational videos and interactive games can have a positive impact on preschooler literacy when incorporated into the curriculum in a classroom setting.

Blackboard Learn Integrates Historical Multimedia Materials

Blackboard is providing access to historical multimedia resources for its academic users. The company today announced that it's inked a deal with NBC News to provide historical and current events materials within the Blackboard Learn platform. [Updated 11:07 a.m.]

Moodlerooms, Learning Edge Partner To Bring Digital Repository to Moodle Bundle

Moodlerooms is integrating the EQUELLA digital repository into its learning management platform, powered by the open-source Moodle LMS. Through a new partnership with The Learning Edge North America, the platform will incorporate EQUELLA without adding any new licensing fees.

Adobe Rolls Out New Digital School Collection

Adobe has introduced a new version of its Digital School Collection, a suite of creative and productivity tools geared specifically for K-12 education. The new suite includes a significantly enhanced version of Premiere Elements, with expanded podcasting capabilities. Adobe has also brought Photoshop Elements back to the Mac (with education pricing) in the new version 8 release.

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