When Traci Blazosky took her first-grade students out to study frogs last winter, they didn’t just take a short walk along the river. They traveled to five continents, studied several types of frogs in their natural habitats, and even listened as a frog and a toad “blabberized” to each other. Yet they never stepped foot outside their classroom.
- By Michael Bowker
- By John K. Waters
Adobe has started shipping Creative Suite 5, with major new versions of each of the core applications in the suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, and After Effects. The company has also launched new education programs, resources, and pricing.
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.
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.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
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.
- By Scott Aronowitz
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
- By Scott Aronowitz
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.
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.