K-12 Tech Trends :: March 28, 2007



Speak Up Survey: Is Technology Missing the Mark?

The majority of parents in the United States are unsatisfied with the way technology is implemented in K-12 schools. At the same time, the majority of educators say that students are more engaged in school work as a result of technology implementations and that there is a corresponding increase in student achievement, according to a new survey released this week by Project Tomorrow-NetDay....

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News Briefs

Iowa Districts Extend Unitedstreaming Through 2011

Discovery Education announced this week that it has extended its contract with the Iowa Educators Consortium to distribute its unitedstreaming Plus service through the 2010/2011 school year. The deal sees unitedstreaming Plus distributed to all K-12 public and private schools in Iowa.....

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Alta Vista Improves Fluency with Speech Recognition

Alta Vista Elementary School in Haines City, FL has implemented Soliloquy Learning's Soliloquy Reading Assistant (SRA) to help with literacy among its large population of ELL students....

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Arizona DOE Links with Lexile Framework

The Arizona Department of Education has inked a deal with MetaMetrics to link the state's "Instrument to Measure Standards" (AIMS) to the Lexile Framework for Reading. The agreement will impact about 500,000 students in grades 3 through 8 and grade 10 beginning in the 2007/2008 school year....

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Windsor USD Deploys Wyse Thin Clients

Following a pilot project that began in 2006, Windsor Unified School District (WUSD) in California will convert to Wyse thin clients across its enterprise over the next two to three years....

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Grants & Awards

2007 Sylvia Charp Awards

T.H.E. Journal and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) are pleased to announce the 4th annual award program in honor of Dr. Sylvia Charp and her groundbreaking contributions and extended service to the education technology community....

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Products & Services

Elluminate Launches Free Web Conferencing Tool

E-learning technology provider Elluminate has rolled out the final release of its new, free Web conferencing system, vRoom. The company has also announced version 2.0 of its Blackboard Building Block extension for Elluminate Live!, a distance learning tool....

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Hitachi Intros CP-X400 Projector

Hitachi America has introduced a new model in its CP-series digital projection lineup. The new CP-X400 is a three-panel LCD projector designed for both portble and instalation applications....

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GTG Releases Secure Disc Standalone

Global Technologies Group has released SecureDisc Standalone, a utility for encrypting the contents of CD and DVD media....

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NEC Debuts 5,000-Lumen DLP Projector

NEC Corp. has debuted a new model in its NP series of DLP-based projectors: the NP4000. The new model is an installation and large-venue projector targeted toward government, education and corporate applications. It made its first public appearance at the NSCA Expo 2007 in Orlando, FL....

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Coming Up

THE Journal Opportunities

Share Your Best Practices

T.H.E. Journal is currently looking for the following types of articles for future issues and for our eNewsletter, T.H.E. SmartClassroom:

  • School Perspectives - discuss a specific topic, trend, or concern about education technology.
  • Case Studies - have you implemented technology and learned a lot from the experience? If so, share your efforts about what worked -- and what didn't.

If you have a potential article, or questions about the above topics, please e-mail editorial@thejournal.com

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