T.H.E. SmartClassroom :: May 7, 2009


Ed Tech News

  • Blackboard To Buy Out Angel Learning

    Blackboard is buying out Angel Learning, the maker of a major competing learning management system, Angel LMS. Blackboard CEO Michael Chasen explains. More
  • Texas Textbook Bill Expands Electronic Options for Educators

    A bill to significantly change the textbook process, including allowing the use of textbook funds to purchase technology, continues its way through the Texas Legislature. Six amendments were added to the bill Saturday, May 2, and the amended bill passed in the House Monday, May 4. More
  • NASA Opens INSPIRE Program to High Schoolers

    NASA is now accepting applications for its Interdisciplinary National Science Program Incorporating Research Experience (INSPIRE), a program for high school students interested in pursuing STEM careers. More
  • 2 Virtual Schools Launching in California

    Two new virtual academies are launching in California, both providing tuition-free online education for middle school and high school students. More
  • State Finalists Named in Middle School Green Challenge

    The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), Discovery, and the Siemens Foundation have announced the state finalists in the "Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge." The initiative called on K-12 students to develop green solutions for their schools, homes, and communities. More
  • AVerMedia Intros Collaborative Learning Tool

    AVerMedia has launched a new classroom tool called AVerPen, a handheld device that combines features from classroom response systems, whiteboards, and slates. More
  • Dukane Debuts LCD Classroom Projectors

    Dukane is expanding its line of LCD classroom projectors with the introduction of two new models, the ImagePro 8755J and the ImagePro 8755J-RJ, a network model. More
  • New Online Christian School Set to Open in Fall 2009

    An online Christian school, which its founders say is the first of its kind in the United States, will be opening next fall. St. Mark's Academy expects to provide 24/7 on-demand access to e-instructors with a digital curriculum directed at middle and high school students. More
  • Small North Dakota District Implements Big Web Presence

    We all know appearances can be deceiving. But Lakota Public Schools of Lakota, ND, has resolved to demonstrate the upside of that concept by deploying a district Web site with visuals, interactivity, and ease of access that deliberately belie the size of the district. More
  • RFB&D Announces Downloadable DAISY Books

    Nonprofit educational materials provider Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic has announced it has made its entire selection of AudioPlus Books for DAISY devices available for download. More