T.H.E. SmartClassroom :: September 13, 2007


Cultural Exchange: LMS Bonds Texas Students with Denmark

In an example of bridging vast cultural divides through technology, students from a conservative Catholic high school in Texas are learning from college students in Denmark, and vice versa, through a Blackboard-based exchange launched last year....

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Ed Tech News

ePals Delivers Free E-Mail, Blogging for Schools

Education technology provider ePals is making its formerly subscription-based services available to schools free of charge. These services, available to all schools around the world, include SchoolMail, SchoolBlog, and In2Books....

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Sanyo Intros 1080p LCD Projector

Sanyo this week debuted the new PLV-Z2000, a 1080p HD LCD projector with high-end features priced around $3,000. These high-end features include a 15,000:1 contrast ratio and the ability to reproduce 216 billion color combinations through an adaptive color phase and color level management system....

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Toshiba Debuts Sub-$1,000 WXGA Projector

Toshiba has rolled out a new widescreen projector, a sub-$1,000 LCD model with a native WXGA (1,280 x 800) resolution, a brightness of 2,200 ANSI lumens and a contrast ratio of 600:1. The portable (6.2-pound), three-panel TLP-WX2200U LCD projector is targeted toward educators and presentation professionals....

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Computer Tools Come to Special Education Curricula

AbleNet and SoftTouch have formed a partnership to deliver computer and literacy tools to students with moderate to severe cognitive and physical disabilities. The partnership is designed to build on two of AbleNet's special ed curricula: Star Reporter and MEville to WEville....

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Collier County Deploys Classroom Monitoring System

Collier County School District in Florida has deployed a classroom monitoring and control system from NetOp Tech called NetOp School....

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Web Notes

A vRoom With a View

Like most magnet schools across the country, Central Academy of Technology and Arts in Monroe, NC, offers its students hands-on learning experience in their future profession of choice, in whichever of the high school's six disciplines their interests lie: engineering, information systems, medical sciences, performing arts, teaching, or transportation systems....

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