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CALIFONE

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Student Response System, Hardware, $1,350/set of 24, $1,785/set of 40

When the first analog document cameras were invented in the late 1970,s, they provided an easier way to display documents to a class by using a television screen or video projector instead of overhead projectors and transparency sheets. Today’s digital document cameras are so versatile they are often referred to more accurately as “visual presenters,” because their high-resolution, high-magnification zoom digital cameras, internal memory, full-motion video capture, network connectivity and other features enable much more than documents to be part of a presentation.

Few educational products have reached the level of popularity of interactive whiteboards. An estimated 12 percent of American classrooms use the devices, and the numbers continue to grow. In a survey by the NSBA at the 2008 Technology + Learning conference, school administrators named the interactive whiteboard the device “most useful to support instruction and engage students” by a significant margin over other products, such as laptops, document cameras and audience-response systems.

 

GE SECURITY

MobileTrace, Portable Trace Detector, Facilities, $32,200

 

Here’s a quick three-question quiz for you to take:

1. How do you find out who owns a particular domain address or Web site?

 

TOM SNYDER PRODUCTIONS

Timeliner XE, Student, Presentation Program, Software, $99 for one computer, up to $2,600 for an unlimited site license

 

EDUGRADER

Electronic Grading Pen Hardware, $24.99

Career teacher Rebecca Byler was selected from thousands of applicants for the Emmy award-winning PBS amateur inventor show Everyday Edisons for her invention, the Edugrader

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