Four projects highlighting the convergence of technology and instruction demonstrate the power of an educator with a vision—and the nerve to carry it out.
- By John K. Waters
Telestream has released Episode 6, an update to the company's cross-platform professional video and audio encoding suite. The latest release includes a revamped user interface, integrated file sharing, and expanded support for Windows, among other improvements.
Adobe Wednesday released details about educational licensing for its newly announced Photoshop Elements 9 and Premiere Elements 9. As previously reported, Adobe launched version 9 of the two applications Tuesday, updating the digital media production tools and bringing Premiere Elements to the Mac OS X platform for the first time.
A new contest is calling on teachers to collaborate with students on their book reports. The contest will reward students and schools for producing video-based book reports.
Adobe has brought Premiere Elements to the Mac with the launch Tuesday of a major revision to its Premiere Elements & Photoshop Elements bundle. The update brings both versions up to release 9 on both Windows and Mac OS X.
Graphics software developer SmartDraw has released an update to its presentation tool, SmartDraw VP.
Enterprise television software provider SnapStream Media has upgraded its content management technology for educational users, streamlining it for easier use and giving it greater storage capacity and efficiency for larger school districts and expanded user groups.
- By Scott Aronowitz
AutoCAD is coming back to the Mac, and this time it will be free. The archetypal computer aided drafting program from Autodesk, which for more than a decade has been available only on Windows operating systems, will ship this fall for Mac OS X, along with mobile editions for Apple's iOS devices--iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. The new Mac edition will be free for students and teachers through Autodesk's Education Community.
Apple has debuted a new version of the iPod touch. The popular consumer handheld device, set t sip next week, has been upgraded with HD video recording and a front-facing camera for making video calls over WiFi.
Discovery Education has inked agreements to add a variety of new content to its Science for Elementary and Discovery Education streaming digital content services, including a popular animated science series for young children.
- By Scott Aronowitz