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  • Measuring the iPad's Potential for Education

    Expectations run high for Apple's new mobile device, the iPad, which made its formal debut Wednesday. And much of the anticipation is centered around education, both in terms of its usefulness as a computing platform and its potential to usurp the traditional textbook model.More
  • By the Book: Exploring One School's Success with a Technology-Based Reading Program

    Pam Howard is no stranger to technology-based reading programs. In fact, this principal believes in such applications so much that she brings them with her when she takes on positions at new schools. For example, when she accepted the position of principal at Burleson Elementary in El Paso, TX, in 2008, Howard knew it wouldn't be long before a high number of the school's 337 students would be shifting to a technology-based reading program she'd previously used at three different schools.More

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  • Kaltura Releases Video Extension for Moodle and Joomla

    Kaltura has released video extensions for both Moodle, an open source course management system, and Joomla, an open source content management platform. The extensions allow site-builders for either application to manipulate video and other rich media on their sites, including content management, syndication, monetization, transcoding, uploading, importing, and editing.More
  • 3M Debuts Mpro150 Pico Projector

    3M has introduced its new Mpro150, a pico projector that the company said combines the advantages of a pico projector coupled with several presentation tools not usually found in devices in the pico category.More
  • Apple Launches iPad Mobile Tablet

    As anticipated, Apple formally unveiled its new mobile device, the $499 iPad, Wednesday, heralding the company's entry into the space currently dominated by netbooks and its first serious move into the category of electronic book readers.More
  • InFocus Adds 5 Projectors to Entry-Level Lines

    InFocus has announced that it will add five new DLP-based projectors to its entry-level lineups. These projectors, part of the IN2100 and IN3100 series, are designed for higher brightness than most entry-level projectors, with 3,000 to 3,500 lumens, and are designed for projecting images in classrooms with a variety of lighting conditions.More
  • Califone Launches New Classroom Multimedia Player/Recorder

    Califone International has launched a classroom boombox with a built-in USB port and SD card slot. The Spirit SD Multimedia Player/Recorder allows educators to play pre-recorded instructional resources, stories, and music for a group of students and lets students to record responses and projects with a built-in microphone.More
  • NBC Learn Produces Video Series on Science of Olympic Winter Games

    Just in time for the 2010 Winter Olympiad taking place in Vancouver, BC this February, NBC Universal (NBCU) has teamed up with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to produce "The Science of the Olympic Winter Games," a 16-part educational video series that gives students extensive insight into the physics, physiology, and related science of sports like figure and speed skating, ice hockey, slalom-course skiing, and even curling.More
  • Promethean Releases New Presentation Tool

    Interactive technology provider Promethean released the ActiView 322, a document camera (or "visual presenter") from the ActivClassroom line that allows an entire class to view and work from a single document or object. The product is designed to work with all ActivBoard devices and is also adaptable to third-party technology.More
  • Reazon Systems Launches Sakai Module for Student Assessment

    Reazon Systems has released a student assessment module that works with the Sakai open source course management system. iRubric for Sakai integrates with Sakai CLE (collaborative learning environment) to perform rubric generation, assessment, and reporting. Users can access the functionality directly from the Sakai gradebook.More
  • Samsung LED-Based Data Projector To Deliver 1,000 Lumens

    Samsung announced recently that it's developed a new LED-based data projector that will deliver a brightness of 1,000 ANSI lumens.More