T.H.E. SmartClassroom :: February 7, 2008


Creating Lifelong Learners

Former teacher helps pioneer educational technology and theory at a Colorado high school

Many technology pioneers come from, well, technology backgrounds. Not Karl Fisch, a former math teacher whose role over time evolved into the director of technology at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, CO. Starting with three years of teaching middle school math in the early 1990s, Fisch noticed technology "inching its way" into the school administration and classrooms after years of seeing all recordkeeping handled at each institution's central office....

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Ed Tech News

Accessible eLearning: School for Deaf Deploys D2L

Washington School for the Deaf in Vancouver, WA is making the move to provide educational services to deaf and hard of hearing students regardless of location. The statewide educational agency has adopted the Desire2Learn learning management system in an effort to provide direct instruction to students from around the state....

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JumpBox Brings PmWiki to Virtual Environments

JumpBox this week released JumpBox for PmWiki, a bundled software tool that combines support for virtual computing environments with open-source wiki functionality....

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Blackboard Academic Suite 8 Integrates Plagiarism Prevention

Blackboard has released version 8 of the Blackboard Academic Suite 8. The latest release of the learning management system for academic institutions adds a variety of enhancements driven in large part by feedback from the user community, including improvements for administrators and IT, student self- and peer assessments, improved grading features, and the integration of Blackboard's SafeAssign, a plagiarism detection and prevention service....

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Palm Beach County Gets Its Game On

The School District of Palm Beach County is giving educational gaming a shot. Three of the district's middle schools will be deploying Tabula Digita's DimensionM in an effort to to make complex mathematical concepts fun to learn for students....

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Rapid Intake Rolls Out eLearning Development Platform

Rapid Intake, an eLearning solution provider, has launched a new-Web-based platform for collaborative development of eLearning projects. The new tool, Unison, debuted Monday at the Training 2008 Conference & Expo....

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