K-12 Tech Trends :: June 27, 2007


Highlights from NECC and InfoComm

With the 2007 NECC convention taking place this week, and InfoComm 2007 wrapped up last week, there are scads of new education technologies out there that are sure to impact your schools--from new projectors and displays to interactive whiteboards, collaboration software, and professional development tools. We're providing coverage of significant new and updated technologies introduced at these two shows throughout the week. Follow the link below to find out what's new, what's coming up, and what will make a difference in the way your institution educates students....

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News Briefs

Update: Apple 13-Inch MacBook Benchmark Results

We recently posted our review of Apple's latest generation of entry-level notebook computers--the 13-inch MacBook. In it, I promised we'd provide a more detailed look at the machine's performance in a battery of CPU-intensive benchmark tests. We now have those benchmarks ready to go, and the results should surprise you....

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Forsyth To Roll Out Angel LMS

Forsyth County Schools in Georgia is switching its course management system district-wide over to Angel Learning's Angel LMS. District representatives said Forsyth was making the switch in order to add new online learning capabilities for its high schools ad middle schools....

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PBS TeacherLine Science Courses Kick Off This Week

Online professional development provider PBS TeacherLine this week will roll out its new professional development courses in science, developed in collaboration with WGBH Teachers' Domain. The new research-based courses, aligned with state and federal standards, will debut during PBS TeacherLine's summer session, which begins June 27....

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Nova Learning Alliance Debuts at NECC

At this week's 2007 National Educational Computing Conference (NECC), a number of technology developers joined together to form a new group called the Nova Learning Alliance, an international consortium whose stated goal is to provide "affordable computer access to every student" and "to provide an environment where member organizations can work together to foster the continuing development of technology that will provide each child an affordable computing solution."...

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Inspiration Launches Online Learning Community

At the 2007 National Educational Computing Conference (NECC), Inspiration Software kicked off a new online community for educators. The site, dubbed Inspired Learning Community, is designed for educators as "a place to discover and share ideas and resources for effectively using Inspiration Software's visual learning products to develop students' critical thinking skills across the curriculum," according to the company....

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San Diego USD Receives $250,000 Teach Award

San Diego Unified School District in Southern California was presented Friday with $250,000 in the Best Buy 2007 Teach Award. The program recognizes "exceptionally creative use of interactive technology to help make learning fun for K-12 students."...

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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.
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