Digital Media

Enhancing Instruction with Web 2.0

As technology professionals for the St. Johns County School District in Florida, David Futch and Charles Moseley understand the value--and scarcity--of instructional dollars. During their session at FETC 2010 last week in Orlando, FL, the pair conceded, "as the belt gets tighter, the need for creative solutions to instructional problems becomes increasingly critical." Enter Web 2.0.

Learn360 3.0 Enhances Digital Media Sharing

AIM Education has introduced Learn360 3.0, a major update to the company's digital media repository and sharing service. The latest release, which was announced at last week's FETC 2010 conference in Florida, gets improved performance and, according to the company, enhanced media sharing capabilities.

Promethean, Safari Montage Partner on Educational Repository

At the FETC 2010 conference in Florida, education technology developers Promethean and Safari Montage announced a joint effort to provide an integrated tool for creating, storing, and sharing digital lesson plans.

Indianapolis Public Schools Replace Textbooks with Digital Content

In a pilot program announced at FETC 2010 in Orlando, 12 schools in the Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) system will replace traditional textbooks with digital content from Discovery Education. The program also includes curriculum alignment services, professional development, and hardware.

Discovery Education To Stream Natural History Series

Discovery Education has announced it will stream each episode of Discovery Channel's new natural history series Life beginning the day after it premieres on the cable TV network.

ATutor Open Source CMS Supports Content Interoperability Standard

Open source learning content management system ATutor has been updated to version 1.6.4. It now includes support for the IMS Common Cartridge Lite 1.0 content interoperability standard.

Virtual P.E.? NO SWEAT!

Well, not exactly. Students still have to put in the laps, but for those with body-image issues or hefty course loads, taking gym class online is a welcome alternative that educators hope can spur a permanent interest in fitness.

Discovery To Host Free Event on Using Technology in Science Education

Discovery Education has announced the Discovery Educator Network SCIcon (DENSCIcon) 2010, a free, virtual professional development event demonstrating the many ways educators can integrate digital content and educational technologies into science education.

WNYRIC Moves to Schoolwires To Support ePortfolio Initiative

The Western New York Regional Information Center (WNYRIC) has selected Schoolwires Synergy as its primary technological solution for mounting its effort to have students maintain, edit, collaborate on, and present their work in ongoing electronic portfolios.

Safari Montage Boosts Content

Safari Montage, a digital media solution designed as an aid for K-12 teachers, has been updated to include 2,500 new videos and 13,700 new images in its K-8 and 9-12 core content packages.

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