New technologies for schools: October 2012

Here are some of the new educational technologies featured in the October 2012 edition of eSchool News.

Three free tools for creating and sharing video presentations … a new graphing calculator that plots on top of real-world images … technologies that help make school bus rides safer: These are among the new educational technologies featured in the October 2012 edition of eSchool News.

Our October issue is now available in digital format on our website. You can browse the full publication here, or click on any of the headlines below to read these highlights:

New developments enhance school video use

Thanks to new advancements in video technology, students and teachers can hold live, face-to-face conversations with scientists in remote areas of the globe from whatever device they might own. Teachers can choose from a variety of free or low-cost tools to prepare video-based lessons that let them “flip” their classroom. And schools can use any number of products that make video editing and production more accessible for students…

Albuquerque schools embrace ‘techbooks’ instead of textbooks

Students in Albuquerque Public Schools won’t get updated textbooks in science or social studies this year—or perhaps ever. Instead, they’re getting what district officials are calling “techbooks”: web-based resources that include videos, interactive lessons, educational games, reading passages, and glossaries…

New graphing calculator lets users plot on top of real images

A new graphing calculator from Casio lets students plot mathematical equations on top of real-life images and user-uploaded photos—adding relevance to math concepts that many students find abstract and not applicable in the real world…

Technology helps make school bus rides safer

As students returned to school this year, many were riding buses newly equipped with cameras designed to nab dangerous drivers, buzzers intended to make sure they weren’t left on the bus at the end of the day, and others technologies designed to make their ride safer…

Biz Buzz: News from the ed-tech industry

An application that lets users store and share document camera images via the cloud, and new online courses that include embedded support features such as a text markup tool and an interactive periodic table of elements, are among the latest ed-tech products for schools…

eSchool News Staff

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