T.H.E. SmartClassroom :: August 28, 2008

VIEWPOINT

Looking for Strong Research and Better Implementations

What is strong research? How do you know if research warrants policy changes or adopting a technology intervention in your setting? Significant outcomes from research are not necessarily of practical significance. Where do you turn, if research is sparse or non-existent? How should a technology solution be implemented?

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Ed Tech News

California District Approaches 1:1 Computing Through Virtualization

As we've reported previously, a number of education institutions and other types of organizations have moved toward virtualization to reduce overhead costs and address environmental concerns. Now one district in California, Dublin Unified School District, is taking it a step further by virtualizing student computers in an effort to move closer to 1:1 computing in the classroom.

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Luidia Releases eBeam Interact 2.1 for Interactive Whiteboards

Luidia has released a new version its eBeam software for use with classroom-based interactive projection environments. eBeam Interact 2.1 offers both new and upgraded features, including enhanced screen recording and a comprehensive online image gallery, as well as the company's Scrapbook Image Writer feature.

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MPC Releases Laptop Designed for Elementary Students

MPC Corp. has announced the release of its TXTbook PC, a mobile computer designed specifically for students in grades K through 6. Based on the Intel-powered classmate PC, the new offering is intended to give schools and parents a cost-effective solution for younger students' technology needs.

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Curriki Partners with Somatic for eTouchBook Suite

Curriki and Somatic Digital have confirmed a distribution partnership that will make educational materials hosted on the Curriki platform available with Somatic Digital's eTouchBook Suite.

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Connecticut School Adopts Rich Media Asset Management

Loomis Chaffee, an independent secondary school in Connecticut, has adopted the education edition of Canto Cumulus to manage its digital assets, including images, documents, and rich media.

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THE Journal Opportunities

Share Your Best Practices

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.
  • 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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