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PEERMARK NEW APRIL

This Web-based collaborative tool enables high school and college instructors to quickly create and manage peer-review assignments, in which students read and comment on each other’s work. PeerMark offers integration with major course management systems, like Moodle and Blackboard, and features markup and editing tools. Currently PeerMark is available in both English and Spanish. Prompted by instructor-supplied questions and guidelines, students can easily upload, review, and comment on each other’s papers. Price: Contact company for pricing.Category: writing
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Califone New April

Califone (www.califone.com) announces the extension of its popular Listening First (left) line of headphones and Deluxe Multimedia Stereo (right) line of headsets. Both product lines are now available as classroom packs. The Listening First Headphones line has been extended to include a 12-pack of blue headphones and a 12-pack of animal-themed (four each of bear, panda, and tiger) headphones. The Deluxe Multimedia Stereo headset line includes a 10-pack that also has a foamlined, heavy-duty storage case.

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  PeerMark is a web-based collaborative tool enabling high school and college instructors to create and manage peer review assignments in which students read and comment on each other's work.

Calypso Systems April

Calypso Systems (www.calypso systems.com) has unveiled the CB-2000 networked buttonpanel controller. The powerful CB-2000 wall-mounted controller integrates classroom A/V technology, such as projectors, document cameras, and audio amplifiers. The CB-2000 can control all networked and nonnetworked devices in the classroom, eliminating the hassle of separate controls and many steps for each device. Teachers can also use Calypso’s Encore! desktop control software with the CB-2000, thus gaining easy access to A/V controls from their classrooms’ PCs, laptops, wireless slates, interactive whiteboards, and similar networked devices.

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April 2013, What’s New

Edvationupdatedthe PD21professionaldevelopmentsolution thatincludes short, self-paced tutorials to helpteachers build foundational technical skillsin spreadsheet and database applications,word processing, Web 2.0 tools, andmultimedia authoring.

HP April

HP (www.hp.com) has introduced its first multitouch-enabled tablet. The HP EliteBook 2740p tablet PC combines the power and reliability of an HP business notebook PC with the flexibility of a tablet, making it ideal for users on the go. The 2740p starts at 3.8 pounds and includes a 12.1-inch diagonal LED display or optional outdoor-view display with less reflection and a higher contrast for easier viewing in natural light. Multitouch gestures, finger taps, and swipes across the screen allow users to navigate through applications and menus, as well provide access to information and Web sites.

REMOTE-LEARNER.NET AND KALTURA PARTNERSHIP

Remote-Learner.net and Kaltura announced their partnership to offer educational institutions advanced video capabilities integrated with the Moodle Learning Management System. Using the Kaltura module for Moodle, teachers can upload and manage rich-media content, including lectures, demonstrations, photos, and audio recordings. Students can then post video comments, ask questions and create a face-to-face discussion recorded directly from their webcam or other sources. The module also includes Kaltura’s Video-PowerPoint Widget, which presents a video and a slideshow in full synchronization. Price: Contact company for pricing. Category: videoconferencing