Miami-Dade County Public Schools plans to implement interactive whiteboards in more than 10,000 classrooms and will provide teachers with an 18-month professional development program designed to help them integrate the technology into their classrooms effectively.
Working with limited budgets and a seemingly endless pipeline of new technology tools, applications and equipment to test out and possibly implement, today's K-12 IT directors have a lot on their plates right now. Add Common Core State Standards and growth of mobile devices on campus to the equation and the task of balancing student and teacher needs with available resources becomes that much more daunting.
- By Bridget McCrea
Nearly 200 companies are expected to share their wares at this year's Digital Signage Expo, taking place this week in Las Vegas. From 3M Touch Systems to Zaag Technology, companies from around the world will be showing off displays with skinnier bezels, 3D capabilities and more efficient energy management; demonstrating enhanced feature sets in software; and proclaiming new partnerships.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Crestron has started shipping a new tabletop presentation interface called Connect It.
AV technology developer wePresent has started shipping its wireless classroom presentation systems in the United States. The wePresent WiPG systems support up to 64 simultaneous users, allowing them to share their screens on projectors or displays wirelessly, with 1080p output.
Hitachi America has expanded its line of ultra-short-throw projectors with four 3LCD models, designed for delivering large images in limited spaces.
Crestron has debuted its smallest AV and environmental systems room controller to date, the RMC3.
Echo360 has released an update to its flagship lecture capture tool, EchoSystem. The latest release, version 5.4, adds new support for Android 4.0 (or higher) and reduces storage requirements.
Ergotron is showing off several recent additions to its education-focused device management, mounting and mobility lineup at the FETC 2014 conference taking place this week in Orlando, FL.
Epson has launched seven new projectors for education, including three LCD-based interactive projectors (one of which supports pen-free interactivity) and four ultra-short-throw models.