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HEWLETT-PACKARD

SignagePlayer mp8000s and mp8000r, $1,119 and $1,079

 

NEC

U300X, U310W, $1,199 and $1,299

SERIF

WebPlus X4

Web design program

Software, $59.99 for a single education user, school site licenses starting at $1,499

Administrators and information technology staff at Hudson Falls Central School District in Kingsbury, N.Y., found that individually managed computers were costing them an inordinate amount of time and money. This small suburban school district uses 1,400 desktop computers and its IT staff needs to continually update software, fix problems and keep settings consistent. According to Brian Becker, director of education for Hewlett- Packard, who works with the Hudson Falls district, IT support needs were "overwhelming" the staff.

SAMSUNG TECHWIN SAM CAM 860

Document camera

Hardware, $799







 

Disney Educational Productions


Disneynature Series, Nature films


Books and Materials, $49.95 each


 

WindStreet Energy

Green Card Series, Fund-raising program

Books & Materials, $25-$29 for each card

An increasing number of K12 districts are beginning to install digital signs—for displaying announcements, weather conditions, welcome messages, event information and more—in their lobbies, hallways, libraries or cafeterias. Digital signage can also play an important role as part of an emergency notification system, as administrators can immediately display crisis response information on every connected monitor throughout a school building or district.


It’s been a busy time for new education technology, with not only many new releases at two large conferences—InfoComm and NECC, both in June—but also updated or entirely new products announced in anticipation of district purchasing decisions for the new school year. But the past few months have also been unique because of the federal funds available to schools from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

Luidia

eBeam Edge

Interactive Whiteboard System

Hardware, $899.95

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