Edtech Show & Tell: May 2024

Edtech Show & Tell
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Welcome to the May Edtech Show & Tell, in which our editors share some of the new edtech products that have caught our attention this month. These are not reviews or endorsements, but a showcase of education-friendly items, platforms, and more that we think might be noteworthy for you.

This month's new offerings include online AI platforms, webcams, sharing and mixing platforms, and more.

EveryLibrary, Behind Bookshelves

Behind Bookshelves is an online educator resource guide dedicated to fighting censorship in the classroom, providing essential vocabulary, compelling counter arguments against censorship, sample lesson plans, and more to help educate about and advocate against book bans. It provides educators with: Key facts and figures on present day censorship in the classroom; a list of essential book censorship vocabulary; lesson plan structures for promoting inclusivity and diverse materials in the classroom; and more.

An AI-generated image of Albert Einstein from TeachTap

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TeachTap, TeachTap

TeachTap is a free learning app that creates AI-generated historical figures to tutor students with in-depth, short-form lessons crafted by AI with the input of TeachTap’s team of academic experts. Subjects include AP US history, AP world history, AP biology, environmental science, macroeconomics, and physics. AI-generated historical figures include Albert Einstein, Abraham Lincoln, Cleopatra, and Martin Luther King Jr., among others.

The TelyCam Explore SE

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TelyCam, Explore SE

Telycam's Explore SE features the convenience of embedding the NDI Bridge utility for hardware directly into PTZ cameras. NDI 6 introduces a host of enhancements including 10-bit HDR support and WAN connectivity. With full native HDR support, NDI 6 brings images with higher contrast, wider color gamut, and minimal color banding, while ensuring broad compatibility with PQ and HLG formats.

The Mersive Solstice Element

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Mersive, Solstice Element

The Mersive Solstice Element Pod is a sharing-only option that allows users to share desktops, application windows, videos, or images with an intuitive drag-and-drop UI and customizable layout control. Key capabilities include wireless 'Bring Your Own Device' support for Windows, macOS, and iOS devices, as well as browser-based support for Chromebook and Linux. Element also offers multiple app-free sharing options such as AirPlay, Miracast, browser sharing, and wired HDMI input.

The AllHere Ed logo

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AllHere, Ed

Ed is a first-of-its kind learning acceleration platform designed to provide students and families with an ecosystem of valuable resources and support for fast-tracking student achievement beyond the school day. Fueled by AI, this digital platform creates personalized action plans uniquely tailored to each student. The platform can safely, securely and proactively engage with students and families, offering reminders and prompts, including those for social-emotional well-being.

Utah Scientific's MAXMUX Multiplexing System

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Utah Scientific, MAXMUX Multiplexing System

The MAXMUX Multiplexing System allows users to combine up to 80 discrete 3G or 1.5G signals into one uncompressed 12G or 6G data stream, offering a more cost-effective transport solution for fiber applications. Housed in a compact 2RU frame, the MAXMUX Multiplexing System supports standard resolutions of 12G, 3G, HD, or 720p video signals, with refresh rates of 23.98Hz to 60Hz. It can be used with any standard input or output (I/O) device, giving users more flexibility to optimize signal transport, reduce costs, and simplify complex transport scenarios without compromising quality.

Panasonic Connect, AW-UE30 PTZ Camera

The AW-UE30 PTZ camera gives higher education environments a more seamless and interactive remote meeting experience, regardless of location, thanks to enhanced video streaming with 4K/30p images, 20x optical zoom, and a compact, quiet operation to prevent disruptions.

The Eduthings CTE platform

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iCEV, Eduthings

Eduthings is an online an all-in-one command center allowing CTE educators and administrators to securely manage, analyze, and report on CTE data related to industry-based certifications, work-based learning, career and technical student organizations, advisory boards, and inventory. It is compatible with the majority of today’s student information systems and is designed specifically to meet the needs of CTE educators and administrators, including the ability to collect, analyze, and share CTE data based on courses, programs of study, students, teachers, and more.

The Extron DMP 44 xi Digital Matrix Processor

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Extron, DMP 44 xi Digital Matrix Processor

The DMP 44 xi Digital Matrix Processor is a compact 4x4 audio mixer featuring digital signal processing with audio signal routing and control. It has four line level inputs and outputs, all offering balanced or unbalanced operation. It offers essential audio DSP tools for mixing, routing, and room optimization, such as gain, EQ, and compression. Intuitive configuration using DSP Configurator allows the DMP 44 xi to be quickly and easily set up.

The school status dashboard

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SchoolStatus, Boost

SchoolStatus Boost is a user-friendly, fully integrated platform that includes SchoolStatus Connect for personalized communications and SchoolStatus Attend for attendance management. Together, it empowers families, administrators, and educators with data-driven insights for positive growth and student outcomes. With SchoolStatus Boost, K-12 school districts can promote educator growth through customized, collaborative development platform.

The AT&T amiGO Jr. Tab

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AT&T, amiGO Jr. Tab

The AT&T amiGO Jr. Tab is a new tablet that offers parents full control of their child’s experience remotely on their own device all in one place with the accompanying free AT&T amiGO app. Unlike other parental control apps, the amiGO app allows parents to monitor and control the tablet from their smartphones. It features a lightweight design with built-in blue light filter, and is pre-loaded with apps, games, and videos that spark hands on creativity

Hatch Early Learning, IgnitePanel

IgnitePanel is an interactive touch screen display designed specifically for young learners paired with innovative, device-agnostic software. Featuring thousands of standards-aligned activities, teachers can seamlessly create and deliver fun, engaging small-group and whole-class instruction.

Funds for Learning, Annual E-Rate Applicant Survey

The 14th annual E-rate survey enables applicants to provide confidential feedback about essential aspects of the federal E-rate program, which can help shape its future direction. Funds For Learning submits responses directly to the FCC. E-rate applicants are encouraged to submit their anonymous feedback by June 30, 2024. Funds For Learning has customized its 2024 survey to cater to stakeholders' needs in response to pressing issues like cybersecurity and the homework gap.

Ray Bendici is the Managing Editor of Tech & Learning and Tech & Learning University. He is an award-winning journalist/editor, with more than 20 years of experience, including a specific focus on education.

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