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Tech Tools

Printers, projectors, and more for a tech-enhanced classroom.

June/July 2009

 Hardware

Lumens DC210 Visual Presenter
Nicknamed the Ladybug, this Lumens document camera solves the problem of dim lighting with two separate gooseneck lamps. Easy to use, with autofocus and a freeze button, it’s perfect for newbie and veteran educators who want a tech-
enhanced classroom. $499

Lexmark X460 Series MFPs.
The X460s monochrome multifunction printers are perfect for school workgroups. The eTask touchscreen can be set up with individual educator preferences using a USB thumbdrive. They’re networkable for e-mailing and printing. $999;

Hitachi CP-A100 Projector & FX Duo 77 Bundle.
The CP-A100+FX Duo 77 interactive bundle combines an ultra-short-throw projector with a whiteboard, and a custom-designed wall mount for a total classroom solution. Bundle price, $5,295

Océ VarioLink 5022
The Océ 5022 is a multifunctional printing system  with network scanning and walk-up copying. You can set the functionality to meet the needs of specific school environments. It has a large LCD touchscreen, print, scan, fax, and USB capabilities.
$12,300

PaperShow by Canson
PaperShow uses a simple USB thumbdrive connection to a computer, a digital pen, and interactive paper to project old-fashioned desktop presentations to a display. Perfect for taking those faculty and planning meetings to the next level. $199.99

Epson PowerLite 825 & 826W
This projector lets teachers use a quick wireless USB key to automatically configure settings to wirelessly connect to the projector. PL825, $868; PL826W, $839; Brighter Futures pricing

Software

 

Painter 11
Corel Painter 11 is a software art studio perfect for career-bound art students, or for those who had no idea of their creative potential. Students can experiment with color, theory, composition, and brush strokes, and even paint in the style of one of the great masters. $399
Bottom Line: RealBristle is like putting an actual brush against a canvas.

Saywire
This Web-based social networking platform is for teachers and students who are tired of the blog-in-a-box approach. Educators have online functionality—blogs, chats, wikis, groupwork—that teachers need and students want, but in a controlled and secure space.
Bottom Line: Great for districts looking at ways to launch Web 2.0.

Digital Identification Solutions
DSO card printing software solutions are perfect for districts and schools needing personnel IDs, student, and visitor badges, as well as access control cards. Check the site for pricing and more.
Bottom Line: It offers ID management solutions, including EDIsecure software, biometric devices, printers, laminators, and image capture modules.



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