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T.H.E. SmartClassroom :: October 23, 2008

SPOTLIGHT

Technology Leadership Profile: Scott McLeod

As the director of the nation's only center dedicated to the technology needs of school administrators, Scott McLeod has made a name for himself as the "go to" guy when it comes to helping cultivate technology-savvy school leaders.

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Ed Tech News

Intel Pumps $120 Million into Science Programs

Intel this week announced that it's infusing $120 million into science programs over the next 10 years through the Society for Science & the Public (SSP), a non-profit organization that aims to advance public participation in science research and education. It's the largest single investment made to date by the Intel Foundation.

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Social Learning Platform Enables Education Mashups

Cerego has taken its first step toward opening its iKnow! social learning platform, a technology from aimed at integrating collaboration and learning into Web-based content, with the launch of the iKnow! Developer Portal. It's designed to allow users to create mashups using iKnow! content and is aimed particularly at "education- focused social communities."

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Aventa Launches Online Middle School Courses

Aventa Learning has launched a new series of online courses for middle schoolers. The new courses--20 in all--are designed to provide a range of digital media options to support learning and cover subjects ranging from "career exploration" to world languages.

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iRespond Releases Mini-Tablet, Enhanced Software for Student Response Platform

iRespond has announced the addition of new hardware and software products to its student response system platform, designed to enhance the user experience for both teachers and students.

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Lightweight Repository Allows Language Teachers To Share Resources

The University of Southampton School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) is leading a project that will make it possible for language teachers to share their learning resources easily. The Language Box is a lightweight repository that acts as a host for language teachers to deposit their resources and share them with friends and colleagues in their community.

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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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