Author: By Tech Learning Blog Staff May 30,2009

 Image by hubertk A few days ago was graduation day for 6th graders at my school. I started teaching these same students Spanish as little 1st graders when I started working there. It was bittersweet to hear them sing “Time of your Life” from Green Day, since I will be moving on to another school as t



Author: By Darren Draper May 29,2009

In my opinion, the ideal school library will provide a highly liberating learning environment.  In other words, I think that our libraries should be comfortable, collaborative, open, social, connective, modern, clean, up to the minute, and with shooshing not generally



May 29,2009

There's been a lot of rumors lately about Apple creating a new killer device for the ebook to rival the Kindle, and I think if they do (and it has full color screen and an extended battery life) then I think the E-Ink days are numbered. The evolution of the ebook will explode into a full blown cultural revolution.



May 29,2009

Now through August 2009, LEGO Education is hosting an activity challenge for educators of all grades and subject areas. The LEGO Smart Creativity Contest begins with your imagination and ends with great prizes, online recognition, and the chance to share your activity with thousands of students across the nation.



May 29,2009

 Lexmark International, Inc. has released the findings from its Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study, which reveal contributors to a printer's carbon footprint and how a user can reduce them.  By shrinking your printer’s carbon footprint, you’re not only helping the environment, you’re also reducing the impact on your wallet.



Author: By Tech Learning Blog Staff May 29,2009

 I'm always amazed at how excited people become when they find they don't have to accept the default settings of a product. Default settings in many cases provide a starting point but they often become a hindrance as users become more sophisticated or desire to use take more control. I'm more amazed at how many people never even think they options.



May 28,2009

 Glogster EDU has announced a partnership with DetentionSlip.org to offer a contest called "What's Wrong With This Picture?" in which students are invited to create Glogs to illustrate the biggest  issues they face at school, ranging from depression to bullying to overcrowded classrooms, budget cuts and saving the environment. 



May 28,2009

AVerMedia, maker of classroom presentation technology, is giving away two AVerVision Document Cameras each month. To be eligible, register on AVerMedia's forum and start posting messages.



May 28,2009

Samsung Techwin America's Electronic Imaging Division has awarded $1000 scholarships to seven high school students for their winning essays about technology's effect on learning in the future.



May 28,2009

As a thank you to their high school graduates, the Killeen, TX ISD Education  Foundation is giving each of their high school graduates a an iTouch packed with apps, including pre loaded podcassts from top universities. Other apps include Art




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