T.H.E. SmartClassroom :: April 26, 2007

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Report: States Fill In for Feds in Ed Tech

Federal funding for technology in K-12 schools has declined drastically since 2002, but states are stepping in to cover the deficit, providing districts with line items within state budgets and offering alternatives for schools and districts to purchase technology. This according to a report released this month by the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), "State Educational Technology Funding Report: State of the States."...

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Ed Tech News

Thomson Gale Adds Grokker to Library Search Tools

Search technology Groxis (San Francisco, CA) and educational publisher Thomson Gale (Farmington Hills, MI) will provide enhanced search functions using Groxis' Grokker for Thomson Gale users at K-12 schools and at public and academic libraries....

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Microsoft Awards Computer Labs

Microsoft last week announced that it's making over computer labs in 34 individual schools. Each school undergoing the makeover is receiving $25,000 in equipment....

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Kansas District Deploys 75-Square-Mile WLAN

Soon to be Kansas' second largest school district, Olathe District Schools (ODS) has deployed a wireless LAN to 50 schools and eight support sites spread over 75 square miles....

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ALEKS Aligns with Additional State Standards

Tustin, CA-based provider of K-12 and higher education assessment and learning tools maker ALEKS Corp. says that its K-12 products are now integrated with West Virginia, Minnesota, and Kansas state standards. The integration lets educators and administrators in these states using ALEKS products view in detail student performance at any time on an individual, class, school, and district level and track progress toward meeting those state standards....

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Web Notes

A Virtual Treasure Trove

The educational opportunities offered online can help students explore ancient Mayan ruins--or the reasons behind a poor essay grade....

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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.

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