T.H.E. SmartClassroom :: September 4, 2008

FEATURE

Bringing Composers into Classrooms Through Skype

Two Pennsylvania teaching colleagues with an interest in music and technology are bringing remote experts into classrooms at almost no cost, using Skype's free videoconferencing technology.

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Ed Tech News

ColdFusion 8 Now Free for Students, Teachers

Adobe has made its ColdFusion 8 Web development platform free for educators and students. The offer is available for all public and private accredited K-12 schools and colleges and universities.

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Adobe To Unveil Creative Suite 4 This Month

Adobe Tuesday cracked the lid of its most closely guarded secret: Creative Suite 4 will be unveiled later this month.

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Tabula, ISTE, Monsanto Partner To Develop Science Video Game

The Monsanto Fund, Tabula Digita, and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) laid out their plans to develop an immersive, multi-player video game designed specifically to teach standards-based science concepts.

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New Mexico District Deploys High-Speed Network

Gallup-McKinley County Schools in New Mexico has signed a five-year, $7.4 million contract with Qwest Communications to roll out high-speed services throughout several locations within the rural district.

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TurningPoint Launches Web-based Response Service for Smartphones and Laptops

TurningPoint, which sells classroom response systems, has launched a Web-based service that works on AT&T-powered wireless smartphones, including the iPhone, BlackBerry, and laptops.

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Events Calendar

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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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