Samsung Opto-Electronics America (www.samsung uf-130.com) announces the Samsung UF-130DX Presentation Station, a high-definition digital presenter with an onboard processor running Windows CE. The ability to work with several memory devices, such as compact flash cards, SD cards, and even USB flash drives, allows users not only to save their presentations but also to upload their files to the UF-130DX for playback. The UF-130DX is also networkable (via Ethernet 10/100). Attach any USB keyboard and mouse to access the Internet directly from the document camera. If a presentation was left behind on another system, use the UF-130DX Remote Desktop Control to access a remote PC via a campus network to download the file. Also unique to the UF- 130DX is the ability to provide live dual outputs from the document camera as well as the input source. These live displays can be sent to several monitors for side-by-side viewing or overlaid on a single display for picture-in-picture viewing.
Sharp Electronics (SharpUSA.com/projectors) announced a special deal for schools: for every PG-F267X Projector purchased by K-12 educational end-user organizations between now and June 30, Sharp is offering a free “classroom pack” of 25 Sharp WriteView EL-W535B Educator Scientific Calculators, with an estimated total retail value of $325. Sharp’s PG-F267X is the company’s first short-throw DLP BrilliantColor professional projector, combining the high brightness and convenience of a short-throw design with the fine image quality and reliability of BrilliantColor DLP technology.
Samsung Electronics America (www.samsung.com) launched the Samsung 650TS (shown), a 65-inch LCD touchscreen, and the Samsung 650FP, a 65-inch LCD screen. The Samsung 650TS and 650FP are Samsung’s first 65-inch large-format displays. The 650TS is an interactive whiteboard with a high-definition LCD touchscreen and communication features such as screen synchronization. It is compatible with widely used applications like Microsoft PowerPoint and Adobe PDF.
The Netop ProtectOn Pro combines hard-disk protection with remote management and Internet, application, and device controls. Netop built this new solution on the foundation of the popular ProtectOn2, which allowed teachers to automatically roll back virus damage and unwanted changes that students might make to classroom computers. Netop ProtectOn Pro can protect data and system integrity by controlling user access to USB and Wi-Fi devices, hard disks, floppy drives, Web sites, and software applications. It can automatically restore computers and erase damage from viruses and unwanted downloads. Price: U.S. education pricing starts at $19/computer for schools with 25 or more computers. Volume discounts available. Category: remote management
LG’s NAS device, the N2A2, offers 2 terabytes of storage, direct streaming to portable devices capability, built in FTP server functionality, automatic data syncing and more. The N2A2 is compatible with numerous operating systems including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows
Question: How can I create an electronic newsletter for my class? The IT Guy says: Electronic Newsletters can take several forms. If you have access to parent Email addresses, the easiest way may be to Email a newsletter created in MS Word or MS Publisher directly to your parents. One problem with this is that
Tip: Individual learning plans (ILP)s) can be online or paper-based. However, evidence of meeting the teacher's goals needs to be in digital form as an electronic portfolio which can include: Examples of completed projects. Evidence of understanding how to use different technology Samples of student work
Students can watch TV programs on a large projection screen from their desks or anywhere in the classroom, thanks to a specially designed and integrated video and data system that uses a simplified cabling network.
Tip: Electronic portfolios are being used for student assessment. How about e-portfolios for teachers and our own professional growth? I am sure this will stir discussions on what should be in an e-portfolio, but from my experience, I would like to see specific information about a teacher's teaching practice::