T.H.E. SmartClassroom :: August 30, 2007


Monitor & Control: Kentucky Teacher Keeps Students Focused with Classroom Suite

Keeping track of a classroom full of students, each in front of a computer, is a teaching challenge. Jorge Romero knows that from experience, as school technology coordinator and an information technology teacher for grades 9 through 12 at Franklin County Career and Technical Center in Frankfort, KY....

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Ed Tech News

Curriculum Advantage Rolls Out Professional Development for Instructional Technology

Curriculum Advantage has expanded and revamped its professional development programs following a year of review of effective implementations, according to the company. Included in the expansion are new methods for implementation planning and 25 new or retooled training courses designed to help improve the results schools see from their technology implementations....

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DOC Cop Delivers Free Anti-Plagiarism Tools

A new service has been launched to help instructors in both higher education and K-12 institutions detect plagiarized work submitted by students. The service, DOC Cop, is an entirely Web-based tool that provides free and automated assistance in locating "source material" (ahem) used in assignments submitted to teachers....

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NBC and HotChalk Debut Education Resource

NBC News has partnered with HotChalk to provide access to NBC's educational content designed for for classroom instruction. HotChalk is a provider of learning management technologies. Through the deal, NBC will make available 60 years of historical news footage via the HotChalk LMS....

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Ed Tech Companies Launch Beginning Reading Program

The Weekly Reader Publishing group and school technology provider HareBrain have partnered to launch the Learn to Read: Beginning Reading Program, which provides students in preschool through first grade with reading kits, including HareBrain's WhisperPhone line of devices designed to help students read....

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OnCourse Expands Support for State Standards

Online education tool provider OnCourse Systems now supports education standards for all 50 states and has integrated those standards into its Lesson Planner, Grade Book, and Student Stats offerings, according to the company....

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Web Notes

Ignite! Sparks Science Education Series on YouTube Channel

Ignite! Learning, a developer of educational curricula, has put together "Tourist in Space," an education video about the history and recent developments of space travel for the company's YouTube channel. The new video is the latest release of its Current Event's Media series designed to "introduce school-age children to timely issues and scientific advancements often mentioned in the news," according to Ignite!...

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