Magazine article Technology & Learning

More for the Classroom: Busy Teachers Need Products That Help Them Easily Create Dynamic Lessons. New Tech Tools Make This Happen

Magazine article Technology & Learning

More for the Classroom: Busy Teachers Need Products That Help Them Easily Create Dynamic Lessons. New Tech Tools Make This Happen

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Follett Digital Resources unveiled the Follett Digital Classroom, an instructional content delivery system (www.fdr.follett.com) that helps teachers share resources and best practices. The interface gives teachers a simple portal for sharing content, creating assignments, and exchanging information with peers, parents, and students. Teachers can create lesson plans in advance and save them for re-use in the future.

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The new Wimba Classroom 5.2 software (www.wimba.com/k-12) includes "Presenter-on-t he- Fly, which lets students lead discussions, presentations, and demonstrations. The Usage Insight gives administrators a quick view of attendance, duration, and participation. The Analytics API tool shows how virtual classrooms are being used by students, including how frequently students log in and how often they speak and raise their hands.

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Dell is enhancing its Dell TechKnow program that combines technology training in the classroom with hands-on experience troubleshooting and resolving common IT problems. …

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