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K-12 Tech Trends :: July 11, 2007

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WA District Redefines Vocational Training with 3D Design

Lakewood, WA's Clover Park School District is immersing students as young as elementary school in advanced technologies such as 3D scanning, 3D modeling and 3D printing to raise the bar for K-12 technical education....

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News Briefs

SETDA Elects Board, Launches 2007 Toolkit

The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) has announced the results of its board elections. The Arlington, VA-based organization has also released its 2007 Toolkit focusing on media literacy....

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SIIA Releases Software Implementation Toolkit

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), through its Education Division, has released its new Software Implementation Toolkit for Educators, a compendium of tips for making better use of software in education settings through effective implementation of these technologies....

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Minnesota Opts for E-Transcripts

Minnesota has aligned itself with the Midwestern Higher Education Compact's (Minneapolis, MN) electronic transcript initiative, which seeks to facilitate the electronic transfer of high school transcripts to colleges....

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Renaissance Adds Wireless to Latest NEO 'Sub-laptop'

Renaissance Learning (Wisconsin Rapids, WI) has released the AlphaSmart NEO 2 sub-laptop for the education environment....

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Adobe Ships CS3 Master Collection, Production Premium Suite

Adobe today is launching the Creative Suite 3 Production Premium and Creative Suite 3 Master Collection, the two final installments in the Creative Suite 3 rollout....

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Research: Benchmarks for School Safety

Districts around the country, from urban centers to rural communities, are focusing their security efforts in large part on data security--in particular in regulating and monitoring Internet usage and keeping students' computer screens within view of adults. But schools may be neglecting the physical side of security, according to the K-12 School Safety Index 2007, a benchmark study conducted by Quality Education Data and released by CDW Government (CDW-G)....

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