Cerebellum Corporation has released a line of Advanced Placement video tutorials covering four subjects: Chemistry, U.S. History, U.S. Government & Politics, and English Composition & Language. Each tutorial reviews 30 of the most essential topics, provides test-taking strategies, and analyzes the writing sections of the AP exam. All the AP topics have been extensively researched and reviewed by experts in the subject matter. Price: $49.98 each Category: AP
With ePD, educators at all levels have timely access to the experts in mathematics instruction and learning. ePD products and services include: webinars that cover research-based strategies; support for teachers in continuous learning; and Ask Me Now, virtual office hours ensuring access to expert help when it is needed. Price: Contact company for pricing. Category: math
The Intelligent Laptop Computer cart (www.bretford.com) decreases heat and electrical stress while proportionally distributing power to the laptops, so batteries last longer. A special Cable Clutter Closet in the back portion of each unit stores all power cords and wires. The “brain” in each Intelligent Laptop Computer cart redistributes power not only to ensure consistent charging but also to keep the laptops cool and prevent them from overheating. The brain also senses when the laptop batteries are almost charged, then automatically decreases power, extending battery life and saving energy. The Intelligent Laptop Computer carts require only a single circuit—one plug to the wall outlet for each cart—to minimize circuit tripping and reduce electricity consumption.
The Torch (www.ignitelearning.com) delivers digital content and assessments configured entirely by grade level, subject, and state. The device, as small as a Wii controller, allows administrators to select customized curriculum for purchase and immediate use. Ignite!’s plug-and-play platform is fully functional on both Mac and PC, requires no installation, and is ideal for interactive-whiteboard-equipped schools, though it also works with a simple projector-computer setup in any classroom. Teachers build and save state-standards-based lessons while administrators, through usage-tracking features, can assess how investments in digital content are being leveraged for academic progress.
These programs provide musicians, students, and educators with powerful, flexible tools for ear training and music theory education. Designed for musicians of all levels, Auralia and Musition offer drill-based, interactive instruction through versatile but structured exercises and give users instant feedback on their performance. Both programs also offer Solfège support and include customizable syllabi from AP Music Theory and Trinity Guildhall. And for the first time, Auralia and Musition are available for both Windows and Mac OS platforms with the same feature set.Price: $149, separately; $249, bundle Category: music
The CO-10 (www.elmousa.com), nicknamed the i-Pochette, is the smallest and lightest document camera ELMO has ever created. The CO-10 folds into a compact rectangular unit measuring 5 x 10 x 1.5 inches and weighs only 2.9 pounds. When fully expanded, the CO-10 captures a shooting area of 13.5 x 10 inches. While extremely small, the CO-10 boasts an 8x digital zoom and a twomegapixel CMOS sensor chip that enables users to select among XGA, SXGA, and WXGA resolutions. As an added advantage, up to 16 images can be captured and stored by means of the CO-10’s internal memory.
Ginger Software, a program for spelling and grammar correction, now works with Internet Explorer. In addition, the new version of Ginger is more accessible, providing customizable interface settings and progress reporting to track mistakes and illustrate student progress. Students can change display attributes such as background color and font style to complement their abilities and preferences. Price: Subscriptions start at $145 for three workstations, with volume and multiple-year subscription discounts available.Category: language arts, assistive tech
Vernier Software & Technology (www.vernier.com) has updated its SpectroVis Plus, an diode array spectrophotometer. The updated SpectroVis Plus has an improved range of 350 to 950 nanometers, enhanced optical resolution, and new support for fluorescence, all for hundreds of dollars less than traditional spectrometers. This sensor is ideal for high school and higher-education chemistry and biology classes and can be used with either a computer or a LabQuest interface.
The CP-D10+FX-77GII Bundle (www.hitachi.com), named the Stimulus Bundle, combines the Hitachi CP-D10 short-throw projector, the Hitachi StarBoard FX-77GII 77-inch interactive whiteboard, and a custom-designed Premier Mounts wall mount. When the CP-D10 is mounted on the wall arm, its short-throw capability reduces the shadow cast by the presenter on the FX- 77GII and offers a better viewing experience. The FX-77GII has all the capabilities that have been revolutionized by Hitachi but includes interaction, which is enabled by the use of an electronic pen. The wireless two-button pen device, included with the StarBoard, functions as a mouse that operates and annotates on the board.