T.H.E. News Update :: August 15, 2007

News & Issues

Senate Considers ATTAIN Bill

The United States Senate late last week introduced S. 1996, its version of ATTAIN (Achievement Through Technology and Innovation), a bill to reauthorize the Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) Act of 2001. ATTAIN was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives back in May....

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Pasadena ISD To Deploy SIS in 56 Schools

Pasadena Independent School District in Texas has signed on with information management provider Mizuni to deploy a student information system, including a data warehouse and Web-based information portal, across all of its 56 schools, encompassing some 50,000 students....

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Coalition Updates 21st Century Learning Framework

A coalition of business and education groups called the Partnership for 21st Century Skills has updated its Framework for 21st Century Learning, a roadmap for education centered around technology and skills-focused learning....

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On-Net Updates NetDVR Surveillance Suite

On-Net Surveillance Systems has released an update to its NetDVR video surveillance suite. The new 6.0 release expands compatibility and brings updates to NetGuard-EVS, NetGuard Client, and NetPDA and NetCell portable clients....

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Ann Arbor Expands MY Access Deployment

Ann Arbor Public schools recently purchased additional licensing for Vantage Learning's MY Access, a writing software for K-12 students. With the purchase an additional 5,000 students within the district will gain access to the software. MY Access is designed to track reading and writing competency using AI technology and a rubric-scoring method to gauge student progress....

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Autodesk Animation Academy Comes to Mac

Software developer Autodesk this week rolled out the 2008 versions of Animation Academy for both 3ds Max and Maya. For the first time, the 3D visualization and animation curriculum for Maya is available for Mac users. The 3ds Max curriculum remains Windows-only as the application itself is Windows-only. Both versions of Animation Academy are designed for high school use, focusing on meeting standards in various STEM fields....

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