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Digital Media


The K-12 Web 2.0 Debate: Learning to Communicate

While there is quite a lot being written about Web 2.0 tools and how they can increase opportunities for students to engage with content, their peers, and teachers, more must be explored in terms of the skill benefits to students when these tools are used effectively.

National Park Service Delivering 3D Underwater Imagery to Students

JVC is working with the Denver-based National Park Service Submerged Resources Center (SRC) to create underwater 3D recordings through a partnership with the Advanced Imaging and Visualization Laboratory (AIVL) at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. SRC performs inventory and evaluation of submerged resources, such as shipwrecks, in the National Park System.

Hawaii Partnership To Bring Digital Content to Classrooms

The Hawaii State Department of Education has entered into a partnership with Discovery Education to provide access to the company's streaming Plus and Discovery Education Science (DES) services to 222 public schools throughout the state.

Chicago District Moves to Video on Demand for Classroom Media

Park Ridge/Niles School District 64 (PRNSD) in Park Ridge, IL, is moving to CCC! Core Curriculum Content for its district-wide in-class content

6 Technologies That Will Shape Education

Cloud computing and gaming are among the six technologies that will have a major positive impact on K-12 education in the next few years, according to researchers. But education also faces some critical challenges in that timeframe, including challenges that may require fundamental changes to the way we educate in the United States.

First Look: Photoshop CS5 Extended

Adobe has formally unveiled Creative Suite 5, including a a significantly expanded version of Photoshop, with new tools ranging from "Content-Aware" spot healing to paint brushes that can mix and blend with the canvas. We have a first look at some of the major new features coming up in the latest release.

Adobe Intros Creative Suite 5, Launches New Education Resources

Adobe has announced the new Creative Suite 5 and, with it, major new versions of each of the core applications in the suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, and After Effects. They include a wide variety of improvements, from enhanced image editing capabilities in Photoshop to new rotoscoping tools in After Effects--not to mention iPhone application development right within Flash.

Companies Look To Grow Moodle LMS Video Usage

Two companies have teamed up to expand the use of video capabilities in the Moodle online course management system.

PBS and Penn State To Bring Digital Media to Schools Throughout Pennsylvania

PBS and WPSU, the network affiliate operated by Penn State University, in partnership with the PA Department of Education, will be bringing the Digital Learning Library (DLL) to classrooms throughout the state.

Library 2.0: Enter the Teacher Librarian Enthusiast

This is an exciting time to be a K-12 school librarian. Five years have passed since the Library 2.0 concept was coined in a blog, but only in the last couple years have school libraries fully started to embrace social networking and other 2.0 tools. For the advocates--many of whom are connected by learning networks--the enthusiasm for incorporating new technologies is palpable.

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