T.H.E. SmartClassroom :: February 26, 2009


  • A Guiding Light for Technology in Education

    In the education field since 1981, Kathy Schrock remembers a time when student country reports couldn't be completed without a paper copy of the New York Times. "If someone forgot to bring in the paper," recalled Schrock, administrator for technology at Nauset Public Schools in Orleans, MA, "we didn't have the currency exchange rates, and the reports didn't get done that day." More

Ed Tech News

  • Phoenix District Rolls Out 802.11n WiFi

    Creighton School District in Phoenix, AZ is deploying 802.11n WiFi district-wide in an effort to support 1:1 computing and other technology-centric initiatives. The district currently supports a mixed computing environment consisting of Apple MacBook systems, Windows-based PC notebooks, and BlackBerry devices. More
  • Washington State School District Deploys Online Writing Program

    Lake Washington School District in Washington has rolled out Vantage LearningÕs MY Access! online writing and evaluation tool to help its students maintain their high writing test scores. More
  • Digital Educator Mentoring Program Receives Equipment Donation

    Master Digital Educators, the peer mentoring program of Florida Digital Educator, has received a donation of 10 Epson PowerLite W6 multimedia projectors and 10 PolyVision eno brand interactive whiteboards, courtesy of a joint donation from the two manufacturers. MDE enlists educators with extensive technology experience to train their peers on such equipment at the Florida Center for Instructional Technology. More
  • Atomic Expands ATC with New Training Tutorials

    Atomic Learning, a provider of online technology training and support, has expanded The Assistive Technology Collection, a suite of tutorials to help train users in a number of widely-used educational software applications and devices. More
  • Vivitek Ships Mobile Classroom Projectors

    Vivitek has introduced two new models in its lineup of portable, single-chip DLP projectors designed for classroom use. The D825ES and D825EX offer high light output and high contrast ratios but come in at less than $900. More
  • Extron Ships Sound Field Voice Amplification Mic System for Classrooms

    Extron Electronics is expanding its classroom field voice amplification system designed specifically for classrooms. The company has begun shipping its new VoiceLift, an infrared microphone designed for Extron's PoleVault classroom sound system. Extron is also supporting the system with a grant program for schools. More