K-12 Tech Trends :: April 4, 2007

Focus

Pre-Release Report: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended

With the completely revamped education licensing program Adobe has now implemented with the launch of Creative Suite 3, K-12 schools are in a better position than ever to adopt higher-end graphic, publishing, and Web design tools, as well as video and motion graphics apps, and integrate them into the learning environment. So this week we'll be taking a look at the significant new features in the applications in the various Creative Suite 3 editions, starting off today with what is probably the most significant application of the bunch: Photoshop CS3 Extended....

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News Briefs

Trillion Unwires 31 Minnesota Districts

Trillion has completed construction of a high-speed wireless network serving 31 school districts in Southwestern Minnesota for the Southwest/West Central Service Cooperatives (SW/WC). The deployment impacts more than 17,000 students, educators and administrators in Minnesota....

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South Australian DOE Hooks Up with Saba

The South Australian Department of Education & Children's Services (DECS) has deployed Saba Centra Live to enhance distance learning in the region....

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Perry Adopts Infinite SIS

Perry Local Schools in Ohio has deployed Infinite Campus as its new student information system (SIS) across the district. The district--the first in Ohio to adopt Infinite Campus--went live with the new system earlier this month....

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Ace-Comm Provides Managed Mobility for Project K-Nect

Last week we reported on the launch of Project K-Nect, an initiative of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction that provides smart phones and service free of charge to at risk students to help increase their performance in school. We've learned since then that the project will incorporate security technologies from Ace-Comm in the phones....

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Grants & Awards

2007 Sylvia Charp Awards

T.H.E. Journal and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) are pleased to announce the 4th annual award program in honor of Dr. Sylvia Charp and her groundbreaking contributions and extended service to the education technology community....

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Products & Services

Scantron, ENI Partner for Assessment Solutions

Scantron has launched into a partnership with Evans Newton Inc. (ENI) to develop new solutions for assessments and standards-based instruction. ENI is a developer of state-specific assessments....

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Saxon Math Adds Assessment Generator

Saxon Publishers, a division of Harcourt Education, has introduced a new version of its Saxon Math program for elementary students. The latest release adds assessment tools and is expected to be available for fall 2007....

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3G Wireless Reconnects Slipping NC Students

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, along with technology partners including wireless technology provider Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) and educational IT consultants Digital Millennial Consulting (DMC; Arlington, VA), have launched Project K-Nect, a pilot educational program that leverages broadband smart phones to deliver educational material to high school students....

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Adobe Debuts Creative Suite 3

Adobe today debuted its all-new lineup of creative apps with the formal announcement of Adobe Creative Suite 3. Most of new versions of the individual apps will launch in April, with some stragglers holding out until the third quarter. The company has also completely revamped its K-12 education licensing and plans to launch new certification programs in the summer....

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Coming Up

THE Journal Opportunities

Share Your Best Practices

T.H.E. Journal is currently looking for the following types of articles for future issues and for our eNewsletter, T.H.E. SmartClassroom:

  • School Perspectives - discuss a specific topic, trend, or concern about education technology.
  • Case Studies - have you implemented technology and learned a lot from the experience? If so, share your efforts about what worked -- and what didn't.

If you have a potential article, or questions about the above topics, please e-mail editorial@thejournal.com

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