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

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Leveraging E-Content at Charles County Public Schools

As any new teacher finds out, putting together lesson plans when you're first starting out is an immense amount of work. A pilot program at Charles County Public Schools, located in Maryland just south of Washington, DC, reduces that time hugely by allowing teachers to easily share their course curriculums online....

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Ed Tech News

Adobe Debuts eLearning Software

Adobe today announced an update to the company's electronic learning software, Captivate. The new version 3.0 will add enhanced recording capabilities and integration with Microsoft PowerPoint. It will ship in August....

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OLPC XO Laptops Authorized for Mass Production

The One Laptop per Child organization (OLPC) this week authorized the mass production of its centerpiece XO laptop. The final model is based on the XO B4 (Beta-4) design. According to OLPC, the authorization begins a production process that will see the final laptops roll off assembly lines in October....

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Olympus, Tool Factory Roll Out Grants

Olympus and Tool Factory have announced 43 new grant programs for educators being operated through a site called "Digital Wish." The site is a registry that allows teachers to make technology wishes available online so that donors can read about their needs and make donations to help fulfill their wishes. Those who register for the registry qualify for the 43 new technology grants from Olympus and Tool Factory, which include, among other things, a mobile digital camera lab....

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Best Buy Teach Award Nominations Open

The Best Buy Teach award for K-12 schools has opened it's application window. According to Best Buy, winners will receive $2,000 to $10,000 for creative ideas for uses of technology in the classroom and need help to acquire the equipment "to extend, expand, or enhance current classroom curricula." Both schools and teachers will receive the awards....

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Pearson Debuts Interactive NovaNET Geometry

Pearson has launched a new online geometry course for its NovaNET 15.0 service targeted toward students in grades 6 through 12 and adult education....

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Web Notes

Atomic Learning Launches PowerPoint Workshop for Educators

Atomic Learning, a provider of online training solutions, has launched a new workshop for educators called PowerPoint 2003: Creating an Effective Presentation. The workshop combines "software training with tips on how to develop effective and eye-catching projects," according to Atomic....

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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.
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