T.H.E. SmartClassroom :: April 16, 2009


  • Laptops & Robots: Technology Delivers Hands-on Science for 'High-Risk' Students

    About 10 years ago, AEC's Phoenix Academy had a few extra grant dollars lying around at the end of the school year, and nobody was quite sure how to use it. "Rutherford Electric, the grant provider, asked what we'd like to do with it," recalled Melisa Alberts, middle school science and computer teacher at the Marion, NC alternative school. "We wound up using it to buy a robotics system, which we use to teach our kids about the force of motion, Newton's Law and other concepts." More

Ed Tech News

  • Sanyo Intros Ultraportable Wireless LCD Projectors

    Sanyo has introduced four new models in its PLC line of ultraportable LCD projectors. Two of the new models offer wireless projection capability via USB. More
  • Lumens Launches XGA Visual Presenter for K-12

    Lumens Integration has launched the DC210, a new model in its Ladybug line of visual presenters for K-12 classrooms. More
  • ImagePro Cam9000 Combines Document Camera with Webcam

    Dukane Audio Visual has launched a new classroom presentation device combining the functions of a document camera and a Webcam. The ImagePro Cam9000 is designed specifically for K-12 schools. More
  • Wyoming District Launches K-12 Virtual Academy

    Niobrara County School District #1 in Wyoming has approved the launch of a new virtual charter academy, Wyoming Virtual Academy. Online education firm K12 will provide the curriculum for the school. More
  • Math Course Takes 'Real Life' Approach to Algebra

    Educational courseware publisher American Education Corp. is taking a new approach to answering the age-old question, "What does algebra have to do with real life?" More
  • Michigan Expands Adoption of Online Transcripts

    Four Michigan public universities have joined the ConnectEDU network. According to the company, 40 percent of college- bound seniors and 14 of the 15 public universities in the state are providing Connect, which puts high school students and their families in touch with college admissions offices and helps school counselors manage and track the application process for their students. More
  • Wilkes U Launches Master's Degree in Online Teaching

    Wilkes University School of Education has introduced a new online master's degree program in online teaching. The program, which launches this summer, is for educators and other professionals who wish to use technology for training and instruction over the Internet. More
  • Memphis Expands Digital Media Programming

    Memphis City Schools is expanding its digital media offerings to all of its schools. The district is now providing Discovery Education streaming to more than 180 schools and has also signed on with Discovery to provide customized professional development for its teachers. More
  • Epson Debuts Short-Throw Classroom Projector

    Epson has introduced a new model in its lineup of short-throw classroom projectors. The PowerLite 410W (the successor to the 400W) is a widescreen network model that can project a 60-inch (diagonal) image from a distance of 2 feet. More