T.H.E. SmartClassroom :: October 30, 2008

SPOTLIGHT

Tech Leadership Profile: Erin Reilly, Platform Shoes Forum

The words "platform shoes" don't necessarily conjure up images of girls exploring their inner technology geeks, but in Erin Reilly's mind they perfectly sum up a unique integration of educational, research and creative expertise meant to expose 10- to 14-year-old girls to the expansive world of technology.

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Ed Tech News

Smart To Ship Touch-Sensitive 'Smart Table' for Elementary Classrooms

Smart Technologies has announced a new touch-sensitive interactive learning center, called the "Smart Table," designed specifically for preK-6 students.

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Zimbra Brings Collaboration Suite to the Clouds for Education Institutions

Zimbra has launched a new edition of its Zimbra Collaboration Suite specifically for education institutions, a completely cloud-based solution called Zimbra Hosted for Education.

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Elluminate Phases In Learning Suite Upgrades

Ed tech developer Elluminate announced Tuesday that it's beginning a phased rollout of new versions of its Elluminate Learning Suite components, including Live V9 and Publish V2, as well as Elluminate vSpaces. New features are being rolled into these virtual learning applications now through December.

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Moodle-Blackboard Integration Software in Development

Blackboard has partnered with Iowa State University to develop technologies that will allow Blackboard's learning environment to integrate with the open-source Moodle learning management system. Iowa State will lead the development effort, with Blackboard providing support.

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Adobe Releases Digital School Collection for K-12

Adobe recently announced the availability of the Adobe Digital School Collection for K-12 teachers and students. The latest version bundles several new Adobe products, including Photoshop Elements 7, Premiere Elements 7, Acrobat 9 Pro, Contribute CS4, and Soundbooth CS4, as well as a teacher resource DVD.

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Events Calendar

Find more events and calls for papers and presentations at THE Journal's online Conference Calendar.

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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