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NOTES FROM NECC 

August 2007

Didn't make it to Atlanta for the National education Computing Conference this year? Here's an executive summary.

 

Hot topics from the show floor

Web 2.0 Never heard of it? Get ready. It's the next generation of online tool. Other terms under its umbrella you'll want to learn: wikis,blogs and Flickr.

One-to-One Computing Will new affordable products actually let districts pull this off?

The Learner-centric Classroom Digital Products help students by integrating technology into the curriculum rather considering it a separate skill.

The Revised NETS (National Educational Technology Standards) A blueprint for districts to use when establishing what students should know and be able to learn effectively in an increasingly digital world (http://www.cnets.iste.org)

Do You Moodle? It's not a fuzzy dog or another word for pasta but a free, open-source content-management system that can be used at the teacher,school or district level.

3 BIG NECC DEALS

HP announced its Digital Learning Environment initiative, which aims to further the effective use of technology in schools through partnerships with companies like Adobe.

SMART introduced its Learning Marketplace, a content-subscription service that offers more than 1 million multimedia learning resources.

Promethean launched its professional development program for educators, designed to help teachers improve their skills with interactive whiteboards.

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