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T.H.E. News Update :: June 11, 2008

News & Issues

Next-Gen Mac OS X 'Snow Leopard' Coming in 2009

At its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) Monday, Apple released preliminary details of "Snow Leopard," the forthcoming successor to Mac OS X 10.5 ("Leopard") and the next major revision to the Mac operating system. The new OS will focus on performance, according to Apple, "rather than focusing primarily on new features."...

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Global Learning Initiative Helps Kansas Students Collaborate with Peers Around the World

Through its global learning initiative, Douglass (KS) Public Schools is providing students with technologies for communicating and collaborating with other students around the world. Projector Director Marjorie Landwehr-Brown discusses the program in her district and the impact it's having on kids....

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iPhone 3G, New Mobile Apps Debut at Apple WWDC 2008

During his keynote address at Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) Monday, CEO Steve Jobs debuted the company's new iPhone 3G, an update to the popular mobile phone and computing device set for delivery July 11. Developers also took the stage during the keynote to show off new technologies arriving for the platform....

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Plainfield District To Deploy Pervasive Wireless Network

Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202 in Illinois has selected Aruba Network's wireless LAN technology and identity-based security for use across the district's 28 schools. The district has 29,000 students and 3,500 faculty and staff....

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California Schools Receive Math Software Grants

Seventy schools in Orange County, California will be receiving free math instructional software and professional development, thanks to a $10 million, five-year program from the Orange County Math Initiative....

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Suffolk County District Moves to Virtualized Infrastructure

Center Moriches School District in New York has revamped its infrastructure and adopted a new technology delivery model, opting to virtualize its servers and deploy a Citrix Application Delivery solution. The overhaul was handled by technology services provider DynTek....

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Missouri Approves Electronic Transcripts for A+ Schools

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education this week approved the use of the Connect! platform from ConnectEDU to deliver electronic transcripts to colleges from its A+ designated schools. There are more than 250 A+ designated schools in Missouri....

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THE Journal's 2008 Innovator Awards Are Open!

The nomination period for THE Journal's 2008 Innovator Awards program is now open. The awards seek to recognize individual K-12 teachers and administrators for exceptional efforts at improving education through the use of technology....

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  • School Perspectives -- discuss a specific topic, trend, or concern about education technology.
  • Case Studies -- have you implemented technology and learned a lot from the experience? If so, share your efforts about what worked -- and what didn't.

If you have a potential article, or questions about the above topics, please e-mail editorial@thejournal.com

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