T.H.E. SmartClassroom :: May 3, 2007

Interview

Kennedy Middle School Stimulates Learning with Multimedia, Computing Power

Middle school students in Germantown, WI who are eager to learn about the latest technology have a fervent ally in their principal, Steve Bold. As principal of the 890-student Kennedy Middle School there for the last 11 years, he has been a passionate proponent of implementing computer training, presentation technology, and video production into the curriculum whenever he can. The result is more engaged, interested and involved students. We talked to him at his bustling middle school about how he uses tech to teach, experiments with new tools, and how he envisions the use of this technology in the future....

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Ed Tech News

Podcasting Grant Goes Online

For schools looking to explore the frontiers of podcasting, Olympus and education software developer Tool Factory have launched a new grant program specifically for teachers. The program supplies mixing and recording hardware and software valued at $3,000....

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Magnet School Tests Multimedia Educational Program

Fort Pierce Magnet School of the Arts in St. Lucie, FL has been chosen to test StageNotes Live, a multimedia educational program created by Camp Broadway, an education company, and Panasonic. Students and teachers in grades 3 through 8 will take part in the five-day program that uses elements from the Broadway musical The Lion King to teach about African society....

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WriteToLearn 3.0 Serves Up Writing, Reading Evaluation

Boulder, CO-based Pearson Knowledge Technologies has unveiled WriteToLearn 3.0, the latest update to its writing development and reading comprehension tool, which now gives students expanded feedback on their essays and helps teachers target students with reading passages geared for their individual abilities....

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Intel Names 'Schools of Distinction' Finalists

Intel this week named 18 finalists in its 2007 "Intel Schools of Distinction Awards" competition. The finalists compete for grants totaling about $1 million in cash and technology based on the quality of their math and science programs....

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Web Notes

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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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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