K-12 Tech Trends :: May 9, 2007

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Know Your NLEs

Sorting out the confusion between editing systems for schools

More and more schools across the country are bringing digital media into the curriculum--from digital painting and graphic arts to digital print production to digital video editing. In particular, there seems to be a surge of activity in the digital video editing space, with schools offering courses designed as either electives to fulfill an art requirement or as prep for students looking to pursue careers in production and post-production....

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Calcasieu Parish Receives 2007 Sylvia Charp Award

The Calcasieu Parish School System (CPSS) in Lake Charles, LA has been named the recipient of the 2007 Sylvia Charp District Award. The award is presented annually by T.H.E. Journal and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) in honor of T.H.E. Journal's late founding editor-in-chief, Sylvia Charp....

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130 Schools Receive HP Grants

HP this week announced the recipients of its 2007 HP Technology for Teaching grant program. Forty-two colleges and universities and 130 K-12 schools will be receiving more than $7 million in cash, gear, and professional development....

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Thinkfinity Kicks Off Asian-American Heritage Month

In observation of Asian-American Heritage Month, Thinkfinity.org has launched a website with free curriculum and educational resources about Asian history and culture. The website provides more than 50,000 lesson plans designed for K-12 students. Thinkfinity.org is a program operated through the Verizon Foundation....

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ProProfs Site Offers SAT Assistance

ProProfs, a provider of Internet learning resources for K-12, has rolled out a new, free service at ProProfs.com designed to help prepare students for SATs and eliminate the need for pre-SAT courses and printed books....

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Michigan School District Launches Online Student Information System

Ann Arbor Public School District, in Ann Arbor, MI, said it plans to launch PowerSchool Premier, a Web-based student information system from Pearson School Systems, this spring. The technology will provide parents and students with daily access to student information online, according to Pearson....

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Colorado District Opts for Infinite SIS

Greeley-Evans School District has selected a process management system from Infinite Campus, a developer of school information systems. The program is designed to help Greeley-Evans meet Colorado Department of Education's state reporting requirements....

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