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There are numerous commercial videoconferencing-related products and services used widely by K12 school districts. These generally offer comprehensive and unique features, performance guarantees, user guides and the advantages of company technical support. "The proliferation of collaboration tools from videoconferencing to electronic presentations has dramatically extended the reach of teachers and administrators," says NCast's vice president Tom Mitchell. The following is a cross section of companies and examples.

AT&T

 

TOSHIBA

Satellite Pro Series, Laptop Computers, Hardware, $699-$1,149

Already under pressure to boost student achievement levels and rein in spending, district administrators face another challenge when it comes to educating students with learning disabilities.

 

PANASONIC BROADCAST

AG-HMC70, Panasonic Professional Camcorders, Hardware, $2,495

 

COOPER INSTITUTE

Fitnessgram/Activitygram 8.0, Physical and Fitness Assessments Software, $299-$1,500 depending upon school needs

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VOYAGER EXPANDED LEARNING

Vital Indicators of Progress (VIP), Reading Monitoring Tool, Internet, Free with any reading program purchase

 

SPECTORSOFT

Spector 360 Internet Use Monitor

Software, $1,995/50 PC lab

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