T.H.E. SmartClassroom :: January 8, 2009


  • FETC 2009 Presenter Profile: Leslie Fisher

    Leslie Fisher's interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California, where she quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. Fisher grabbed her 300 baud modem, jumped on the Internet, and started looking for music resources. More
  • Digital Media Focus: School Video Production Made Easier

    It used to take Alex Wolf 40 minutes to record Loch Raven Academy's morning show so that teachers and other individuals could watch it at a later date. That's because once the show was recorded, it had to be re-imported back into a computer and readied for upload to the school's Safari Montage system. More

Ed Tech News

  • Turning Tech Brings Classroom Response System to iPhone & iPod Touch

    Turning Technologies has launched an iPhone and iPod Touch version of ResponseWare, the company's interactive classroom response software. ResponseWare has already been available for the iPhone and other smart phones through a Web-based system; the new version is a free download through Apple's App Store. More
  • Program To Award Wireless Lab Grants, Digital Media Gear

    Discovery Education and CDW Government (CDW-G) have opened their 2009 Win a Wireless Lab sweepstakes for K-12 schools. The program will award five technology bundles valued at about $45,000 each, along with several smaller classroom technology awards. More
  • Florida County Adopts Imagine It! K-5 Reading Curriculum

    Leon County Schools in Florida has recently announced the adoption of SRA/McGraw-Hill's Imagine It! reading program for grades K-5. The deployment is aimed at helping the district meet state and federal assessment standards. More
  • Creative Learning Systems Launches Hands-on Science Learning Lab

    A new custom laboratory has been launched with the aim of helping K-12 students learn first hand how to prepare for a green technology future. The Alternative Energy SmartLab, from Longmont, CO-based Creative Learning Systems, offers hands-on teaching and learning tools to educate students in energy and environmentally friendly technology, as well as the materials to apply what they've learned in order to use and even build their own "green" devices. More
  • 'Mini-Speak Up' Asks Students How They Would Improve Education

    Project Tomorrow has launched a miniaturized version of its annual Speak Up survey that will run through inauguration day. The "Mini- Speak Up" survey, for students only, spotlights just one topic--what students would do to improve schools. More
  • Pearson Releases PowerTeacher 1.5 Online Gradebook

    Pearson has released the latest version of its PowerTeacher online gradebook for K-12 educators. PowerTeacher 1.5 offers several enhancements including integration with Pearson's student information system, Chancery SMS. More
  • Memphis District Deploys Web-based Early Reading Program

    Memphis City Schools has announced the adoption of the Headsprout Early Reading program aimed at enhancing district literacy programs for more than 8,700 first-grade students. More
  • EIN Makes News Content Free for Academic Use

    EIN News has recently announced that it will make its entire library of news feeds available for free to members of the academic community. More