Digital Media

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.

Milwaukee Public Schools Taps Digital Content

Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) has signed with Discovery Education to implement the company's streaming Plus in more than 140 schools. The program makes available a vast library of streaming digital video designed to enhance learning in all subjects.

5 K-12 Technology Trends for 2010

With technology evolving at the speed of light, and everyone looking to benefit from the latest, greatest hardware and software, keeping up can be challenging for educators, administrators, and school districts themselves. To help, THE Journal spoke with a handful of technology experts and came up with a short list of top tech trends you'll want to watch in the new year.

Caltron HD Digital Signage Players Get WiFi Option

Caltron has introduced the MP-1080AW and MP-1080HW digital signage media players. The newest models add the option to send high definition content wirelessly to the digital signage.

Setting the Stage for Distance Learning

Jean Smith is used to standing up in front of a "live" classroom of high school students, but these days she's testing her acting skills by also delivering those lessons to students located in other school systems. The distance learning capabilities are made possible by Afton, TN-based Chuckey-Doak High School's new video collaboration system and the school's newly formed partnerships with other Northeast Tennessee districts.

Facts on File to Offer Subscription Video on Demand

Informational database publisher Facts on File has announced the launch of its own subscription video on demand (SVOD) service, offering streaming educational video titles and categorized segments aimed at the high school market.

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