K-12 Tech Trends :: June 20, 2007

Focus

Review: Apple 13-Inch MacBook (Generation 3)

After a little more than a year, Apple's entry-level MacBook line of notebook computers is now in its third generation. Sporting upgrades to wireless networking, CPU performance, and storage capacity, the new models bring near-workstation-class performance to the low end of Apple's lineup while continuing to offer a comprehensive suite of hardware and software features that make it ideal for a wide range of applications, from school and home use all the way up to pro-level content creation....

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News Briefs

Kentucky DOE Taps BI Firm for NCLB Compliance

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has awarded a contract to Claraview Inc., a business intelligence consultancy based in Reston, VA. According to the terms of the deal, Claraview will supply BI services to help improve student learning and help KDE in its efforts to comply with NCLB....

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AEC Debuts A+VIP Bundle

K-12 curriculum courseware publisher American Education Corp. (AEC; Oklahoma City, OK) has unveiled A+ VIP Bundle, a four-in-one content and services plan....

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LAUSD Leverages Web To Personalize Learning

The Los Angeles Unified School District has implemented Web-based system in 185 schools that lets teachers personalize education based on students' strengths, abilities and interests....

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Online Phonics Courses Slated for September Launch

Synthetic Phonics (UK), led by educator and synthetic phonics proponent Debbie Hepplewhite, will launch an International Synthetic Phonics Teaching Program in September for use by teachers, schools, tutors and parents....

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Scholastic Launches K-3 E-Book Resource

Children's book publisher Scholastic has announced Scholastic BookFlix, an online literary resource for children in grades K-3. Children's fiction and non-fiction titles will be paired in an e-book format. According to Scholastic, 80 pairings will be available for the launch with 20 Spanish language pairings....

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GVI Develops Video Security Project for Virginia School District

GVI Security Solutions Inc., a provider of video security surveillance solutions, announced the receipt of an award for the first phase of a new school video security project from the Chesterfield County Public School District, located in Virginia--not far from Blacksburg and Virginia Tech....

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