Here’s a sneak peek at news from some ISTE exhibitors
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2014 Conference & Expo will be held June 28 through July 1 in Atlanta. As the nation’s largest ed-tech trade show, ISTE attracts as many as 18,000 educators and industry representatives from around the world.
ISTE conference attendees will discover the latest ed-tech products in an exhibit hall featuring more than 500 booths. Here’s a preview of news from ISTE exhibitors.
Belkin offers a full range of digital learning solutions
Belkin offers a wide range of products to support the demands of modern learning environments. From classroom collaboration solutions like Belkin’s Tablet Stage and Stage app, to durable AirProtect cases and Secure and Charge stations for one-to-one computing environments, Belkin makes technology integration simple and affordable.
What’s more, Linksys—a division of Belkin—delivers high-performance networking products to enhance school infrastructure and meet growing bandwidth demands. Visit Booth 3138 to see Belkin’s full range of ed-tech solutions.
New electronics kit designed to appeal to a wide range of students
BirdBrain Technologies, a spinoff of Carnegie Mellon University, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the launch of its Hummingbird Duo, which might be the first electronics kit that is fun and educational for a fourth grader, a high school student, and a college engineering student alike.
The Hummingbird Duo provides several levels of engineering and technology learning, where mastering each step allows students to use the Hummingbird Robotics Kit in new and more interesting ways, BirdBrain says. The technology is open source and runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Pledging money on Kickstarter entitles funders to varying discounts on Hummingbird kits.
The Hummingbird Robotics Kit was chosen to appear in the National School Boards Association’s 2014 Technology Innovation Showcase. It also won a Parents’ Choice Gold Award in 2014. Visit ISTE Booth 2962 to learn more.
Try the world’s first touch-enabled 3LCD interactive projector
Epson brings audio-visual technology to life with the world’s first touch-enabled 3LCD interactive projector, the BrightLink 595Wi, allowing finger touch for up to six users in addition to dual pen interactivity. The projector delivers advanced connectivity options, including PC-free interactivity and new built-in Moderator software that supports BYOD by allowing educators to connect up to 50 computers, tablets, and other handheld devices to the projector via the network. See this new product and more at ISTE Booth 714.
Turn any flat surface into an interactive display
penveu® is an affordable handheld device that makes projectors and displays interactive. Any flat surface, from pull-down screens to HDTVs, becomes an interactive whiteboard. It’s a digital pen and mouse that can be used directly on the display or up to 40 feet away. Come try the penveu system at ISTE Booth 945.
New live video production tools from Roland
Roland Systems Group is a leader in “live to internet” video production tools for educational environments. At ISTE Booth 1656, Roland will demonstrate the new Roland VR-50HD and VR-3EX All-in-One switchers, which are great production and teaching tools for morning announcements, sports broadcasting, distance learning, flipped learning, drama production, news media production, or any live produced content for streaming or recording.
Roland also will be showing the Roland M-200i iPad-controlled audio mixer, which is great for school auditoriums, gymnasiums, and performing art centers. Check out these products and more at ISTE Booth 1656.
Sign up for a free trial of Waterford Reading in the Cloud
Waterford Institute is a nonprofit research center that creates personalized, research-driven instruction for children from pre-kindergarten through second grade. Stop by ISTE Booth 1964 and sign up for a free trial of the recently-launched Waterford Reading in the Cloud—a complete language arts curriculum for early learners that includes thousands of activities, songs, stories, and more. Waterford also will demonstrate its Waterford Math and Science software (coming to the cloud this summer) and will give away other gifts and prizes.