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2009-07-23 16:15:00

WASHINGTON, July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Blackboard Inc. (Nasdaq: BBBB), a global leader in education technology, today announced the general availability of Echo360 lecture capture as an integrated offering within the Blackboard Learn((TM)) platform. With the partnership, instructors at thousands of institutions working with Blackboard can provide a customized, on-demand learning experience that complements the traditional classroom setting and gives students greater control over...

2009-06-29 07:41:00

- Next-generation technology unveiled at NECC 2009 - DENTON, Texas, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- eInstruction(TM), a premier global provider of learning technology, today announced its next-generation student response technology -- vClicker Mobile Edition and the CPS Pulse -- two products that will change the way teachers and students engage in the classroom. To support educators with the implementation of these and other 21st-century learning tools, eInstruction is also launching eI Community, a...

2009-02-20 10:52:48

A nationwide study of first grade classrooms finds that while many teachers create positive social environments in the classroom, most provide inadequate instructional support. The report is published in the March issue of The Elementary School Journal.Authors Megan Stuhlman and Robert Pianta (University of Virginia) used direct observations to assess the social and instructional quality of interactions between teachers and students in 820 first grade classrooms. Previous studies have...

2009-01-14 08:44:00

SUWANEE, Ga., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- PolyVision, a Steelcase company, today introduces eno(TM), a revolutionary new interactive whiteboard. PolyVision's breakthrough solution combines the simplicity and ease of a traditional whiteboard surface with interactive performance -- all without cords, cables or costly installation. eno is the first three-in-one interactive whiteboard solution -- dry-erase marker, magnetic and multimedia -- giving teachers a flexible, versatile tool that...

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2008-12-10 12:09:19

Traditional classroom teaching in higher education could learn a thing or two from online teaching, otherwise known as e-learning, according to a University of Illinois professor who studies computer-mediated communication, information exchange and the Internet. Caroline Haythornthwaite, a professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, says that the value of e-learning has been underrated at the college level, and that some of its methods and techniques can augment...

2008-09-26 15:00:36

TURNER - SAD 52 has won a federal grant that will enable elementary pupils and adults to talk to a NASA scientist in Florida or an artist in Boston without leaving their classrooms. Superintendent Darlene Burden said the long-distance learning grant will help bring more of the world to her students. "We are in a rural area. Just the cost of transportation for our students is a real challenge. By having this equipment we can provide outstanding education. It's pretty amazing," she said....

2008-09-03 18:00:32

MIDDLETOWN -- The new school year means a new look for one wing of Forest Avenue Elementary School. The school's youngest students will learn in a "flexible" learning community. The open design of the four classrooms provides teachers with opportunities for group instruction and collaboration. The "learning studio" classrooms will surround a central "commons" area used for group presentations and hands-on learning. The changes at Forest Avenue were inspired by the recommendations of the...

2008-08-26 12:00:41

DALLAS, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Demonstrating its commitment to serve the needs of higher education, AT&T Inc. today announced the certification and availability of popular mobile student interactive response technology on its wireless smartphones. Designed to heighten the classroom experience and enhance learning at colleges and universities, the Web-based polling solution can be enabled using an AT&T-powered wireless device, such as an iPhone, BlackBerry(R) or other...

2008-08-20 18:00:27

By SHAKAYA ANDRES The phrase "Wild About Learning On Our Way To Success" is displayed on bulletin boards and in classrooms throughout Crown Point Elementary School. Teachers went back to work to find workers retrofitting classrooms with new power outlets, phone jacks and wiring for Internet connections compatible with new Apple desktop computers for the students. Over the next two years, the remaining 30 percent of Duval County's public elementary schools, including Mandarin Oaks and...

2008-08-14 00:00:37

By JOSHUA STEWART Staff Writer The new Nantucket Elementary School will have one of the largest collections of some of the most advanced classroom education tools for any elementary school in the state, Principal Diana Strohecker said. When it opens for the first time on Aug. 27, classrooms will be equipped with interactive white boards, advanced sound systems and remote controls to make it easier for students to interact with lessons and for teachers to make real-time assessments of...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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