The Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
is offering a new series of free online cultural heritage
tours that allow educators, families, and students to explore
the Smithsonian’s rich array of cultural heritage–related
treasures. Explore a dozen of the Smithsonian’s most
thought-provoking objects. Featuring art and artifacts drawn
from across the Smithsonian’s family of museums, the first
two tours in the series focus on African-American and Latino
history and culture. Look for upcoming tours on women’s
history, American Indian history, and Asian Pacific history.
MORE INFO: www.smithsonianeducation.org/heritage_month
is now integrated
with Texas Instrument’s calculator
computer software. This integration allows users to launch installed TI software through
Smart Notebook Math, giving them immediate access to TI
applications. With TI emulator and computer software such
as TI-Nspire Computer Software—Teacher Edition and the
TI-SmartView Emulator Software for the TI-84 Plus Family,
educators using SMART Notebook Math can more seamlessly
use TI software on a SMART Board interactive whiteboard.
MORE INFO: www.smarttech.com/SMARTNotebookMath
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Northern Kentucky University has unveiled
Creative Thinking, an educational copyright and plagiarism website for middle
school through freshman college students.
Funded by a grant from the Cincinnati Bar
Foundation, Creative Thinking films, lessons, and activities are designed to educate teens and young adults about
plagiarism and copyright law. The website contains original
short films that support lessons and student activities. The
films also provide pop-up graphical questions and statements to help students follow the content and allow teachers
to pause the film for class discussion.
MORE INFO: http://creativethinking.nku.edu
Discovery Education has added a new curriculum alignment service that will advise school districts about integrating digital content into day-to-day classroom instruction.
Discovery Education’s team of subject-matter experts will
use their library of more than 250,000 digital content assets, including video clips, writing prompts, images, audio
files, virtual labs, games, articles, assessment items, and
more, to help educators quickly find digital content.
MORE INFO: 1.800.323.9083; www.discoveryeducation.com
Tangent Inc. has unveiled VITA LT, a
space- and energy-saving all-in-one
PC for the education market. It uses
72% less energy than standard Energy
Star 4.0 compliant PCs. The VITA LT
is 1. 4 inches thick and weighs 10. 5
pounds. It features a 4-in- 1 reader, integrated webcam,
integrated Intel GMA 950 graphics, and a crisp, clear wide-screen display.
MORE INFO: 1.800.323.9083; www.tangent.com/t_all_in_one_LCDPC/
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