T.H.E. SmartClassroom :: April 5, 2007

Case Study

Making the Most of Technology at Hand

With just a handful of digital cameras and networked computers to serve 250 students, Media Specialist Johanna Riddle is hardly rolling in technology. But at Samsula Elementary, a small rural elementary school in Volusia County in Florida, she uses a small range of powerful--and fun--software products, along with a philosophy of making do with what she has, to move students beyond the printed page....

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Ed Tech News

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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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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Products & Services

BenQ Debuts DLP Projectors

BenQ has introduced two new DLP projectors, the SP830 and SP831, both of which offer high light output and WXGA resolution....

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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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Web Notes

Speak Up Survey: Is Technology Missing the Mark?

The majority of parents in the United States are unsatisfied with the way technology is implemented in K-12 schools. At the same time, the majority of educators say that students are more engaged in school work as a result of technology implementations and that there is a corresponding increase in student achievement, according to a new survey released this week by Project Tomorrow-NetDay....

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Events Calendar

  • MARCH 23-24, 2007
    Celebration of Teaching and Learning
    Presented by New York Public Television Stations Thirteen/WNET and WLIW21
    New York, NY

  • JUNE 24-27, 2007
    NECC 2007
    28th-Annual National Educational Computing Conference
    Atlanta, GA

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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