T.H.E. SmartClassroom :: January 24, 2008

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Corwin--Educators Offer Hope in These 'Dark Days' for the Environment

FETC keynote address tackles 'environmental stewardship'

Our natural resources are at a "critical stage," and educators have the most important mission on the planet, said Emmy award-winner Jeff Corwin, who delivered the opening keynote address at the FETC 2008 conference Wednesday in Orlando, FL. Corwin, best known as the lively, energetic host of Animal Planet's The Jeff Corwin Experience and the Discovery Kids series Jeff Corwin Unleashed, said that teachers are bestowed with an "awesome responsibility" in getting out the message of conservation and acting as stewards of the environment....

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Ed Tech News

Ongoing FETC Convention Coverage

The FETC conference runs through Friday. Check out our special FETC page for the latest show news, information, and coverage of sessions and events at the show. Plus, don't miss our coverage of all the latest technologies being introduced this week on the exhibit hall floor!...

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Microsoft To Expand Partners in Learning

Microsoft this week said it intends to redouble (or retriple) its commitment to education through its Partners in Learning program. Over the next five years, the company will "triple the impact" of the initiative through three of the programs under the Partners in Learning umbrella: Innovative Teachers, Innovative Students, and Innovative Schools....

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Pearson Debuts enVisionMATH Elementary Curriculum

Pearson has launched a new math curriculum targeted specifically toward elementary students. Dubbed enVisionMATH, the program combines traditional (print) curriculum elements with elements aimed at technologically oriented students, including animations and online visual learning tools. It's being demonstrated this week at the FETC show in Orlando, FL....

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Epson Intros Short-Throw WXGA 3LCD Projector

Epson America has announced a new addition to its lineup of PowerLite 3LCD projectors, the PowerLite 400W. The new short-throw model sports a WXGA-native resolution (1,280x800) and is designed for classroom use with 16:10 interactive whiteboards....

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Smart Adds Leopard Support to Whiteboard Software

Smart Technologies has released an update to its whiteboard software, Smart Board 9.7. The update comes on the heels of a full-version upgrade for the company's Notebook software, announced last week at the Macworld expo in San Francisco. Smart Board software powers Smart's line of interactive whiteboards (Smart Boards), its Sympodium interactive pen display, and its AirLiner wireless slate....

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