T.H.E. SmartClassroom :: September 20, 2007

Focus

Serious Gaming: 'Learn Math or Die Trying'

"This reaches more kids than anything else I've ever done," said Wendy Hall, now an instructional technology specialist at Piney Grove Middle School, part of Georgia's highly rated Forsyth County Schools system. She's talking about an action-packed video game called Dimenxian, from educational gaming company Tabula Digita. The game's motto: "Learn math or die trying."...

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Ed Tech News

New York City DoE Takes 2007 Broad Prize

The Broad Foundation has awarded $500,000 to the winner of this year's Broad Prize for Urban Education, the New York City Department of Education. The foundation also awarded four finalists $125,000 each, including the Long Beach Unified School District (California), which was the winner of the 2003 Broad Prize....

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Atomic Adds Assessments to Lesson Accelerators

Curriculum developer Atomic Learning this week announced that it's added an assessment rubric to its Lesson Accelerator lesson plans....

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Curriculum Advantage Debuts Classworks Science for Elementary Schools

Curriculum Advantage has launched Classworks Science, a science curriculum designed specifically for elementary school students. The company said it's also in the process of developing science curricula for middle and high school students....

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Interwrite, TeacherTube Launch School Video Contest

Interwrite Learning, an interactive classroom technology provider, has partnered up with education portal TeacherTube to launch a new video contest for K-12 schools. The contest will award $15,000 worth of equipment to the winners for a classroom makeover, as well as $1,000 cash and a party for the schools the winners attend....

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Wacom Intros 'Bamboo' Tablets

Wacom has debuted two new tablets in a new line of entry-level models called "Bamboo." The Bamboo tablets replace Wacom's previous Graphire line of entry-level tablets and lower the cost of entry to a street price of around $60....

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Web Notes

AccessMyLibrary Offers 30 Million Free Articles

AccessMyLibrary is now providing students and educators returning to school with free Web access to almost 30 million online articles from a collection of more than 4,000 publications....

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