An Ohio high school finds that the digital signage it originally installed for sports results in benefits that reach beyond its athletics program. The digital scoreboards have also had a big impact on student relations. In the five years the school has used the system, digital signage has helped to bridge the gap between athletes and student "techies," two previously often polarized groups.
- By Alva James Johnson
A small school district in the Chicago, IL area, Cass District 63, has turned to New Dimension Media's CCC! streaming media to provide resources for its students.
Trivantis has released a new version of its presentation software, Snap! by Lectora, which allows users to convert content from PowerPoint to Flash.
Telestream has released a new version of its screencasting software for the Mac, ScreenFlow 3.0.
- By Mike Hohenbrink
The Adobe Foundation and the Black Eyed Peas' Peapod Foundation have designated a new Peapod Adobe Youth Voices music and multimedia academy, the latest one in San Jose, CA.
A geographically dispersed Florida school district uses online video to reach its more than 170 campuses with training and educational resources for students, teachers, and the community.
- By Bridget McCrea
An interactive whiteboard company is joining forces with a news network that delivers its broadcasts to teens in middle and high schools to deliver media and activities to whiteboards in the classroom.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Kaltura, the developer of the open source rich media platform of the same name, is getting deeper integration with two major learning management systems: Desire2Learn Learning Environment and Blackboard Learn.
PBS and WGBH have launched PBS LearningMedia, a free media service for teachers, students, and families.
Districts in Indiana have created innovative alternatives to textbooks, thanks in part to a change in state policy.
- By Geoffrey H. Fletcher