T.H.E. SmartClassroom :: February 5, 2009


  • Closing the Gap Between Education and Technology

    According to Apple curriculum evangelist Mark Benno, we live in a time when "our kids are being pushed harder, faster, and in ways we never would have imagined." And that, he insisted, is creating a variety of challenges for today's educators. More

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  • Texas Schools Explore Immersive Gaming

    Garland Independent School District in Texas may be taking on schools in New York this spring in an interstate educational gaming tournament. Garland, which is new to educational gaming, is one of three districts in Texas that have recently begun integrating immersive gaming into the K-12 curriculum. More
  • Smart Board 600 Series Adds Touch Recognition

    Smart Technologies has added touch recognition to its Smart Board 600 series of interactive whiteboards. The new capability allows the board to distinguish between a finger and a pen--and even the palm of the hand. More
  • TeacherTube, Voyager Partner for Math Video Competition

    Voyager Expanded Learning has partnered with TeacherTube to launch the first-annual World Math Day Video Challenge, a digital video competition that asks teachers to showcase their students' effects to prepare for World Math Day. More
  • TeachingBooks.net Expands Web Tools

    TeachingBooks.net, an online resource focused on books used in K-12 instruction, has expanded its slate of Web 2.0 tools designed for educators. The site recently launched a new blog featuring guest posts from book authors and also introduced Teacher Tips, resources ratings, and other reading-focused resources. More
  • Successful Reader Brings Audiobooks to Reading Intervention

    Renaissance Learning has launched a new reading intervention, one that takes a "book club" approach to reading participation. The new system, Successful Reader, incorporates audiobooks from AudibleKids.com and includes guided independent reading practice, various guides, and interactive online content. More


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