T.H.E. SmartClassroom :: January 10, 2008

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K-12 Online Teaching Endorsements: Are They Needed?

The nature of the 21st-century classroom is rapidly changing. Online education in K-12, also called virtual schooling, is growing at about 30 percent annually, according to the North American Council for Online Learning. With this rise comes an increase in demand for experienced teachers to teach online. But is any regular classroom teacher already qualified to teach online? Some might believe this. However, it is a myth....

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Ed Tech News

Smart Debuts Notebook 10; New Whiteboards Also Launched

Smart Technologies this week debuted a new full-version update of its Notebook collaborative learning software and also launched new interactive whiteboard systems. The new Notebook 10, which will make its first public appearance at the Macworld Conference and Expo next week in San Francisco, adds 30 new features for lesson creation and delivery....

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Panopto Makes Lecture Capture System Free for Educators

Rich Media software developer Panopto is making its CourseCast lecture-capture technology available free to qualified educational institutions, including K-12 schools, colleges, and universities. The software is being distributed though the company's new Socrates Project to provide free access in exchange for participation in "ongoing beta and developer programs aimed at continually enhancing the technology...."...

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Teachers To Go Head to Head in Tabula Gaming Tournament at FETC

Educators this month will go head to head in a multi-player educational gaming tournament at the FETC 2008 conference in Florida. In the event, the "State Challenge Multiplayer Educational Games (MEG) Tournament," presented by Tabula Digita, competitors will represent their states in an effort to bring home a site license of Tabula's DimensionM Evolver Multiplayer gaming software....

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Mitsubishi Debuts 1080p Projector for Education

Mitsubishi has launched a new high-definition projector targeted toward education, home theater, and corporate applications at the Consumer Electronics Show, happening this week in Las Vegas....

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Scientific Learning To Buy Out Soliloquy

Scientific Learning Corp. has announced that it will acquire Soliloquy Learning from JTT Holdings. Both Scientific Learning and Soliloquy provide technology solutions for education. The acquisition will cost SLC about $11 million and is expected to be completed this month. (A definitive agreement to acquire the company was reached in late December.)...

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