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Tech & Learning: What's New: New Tools for School

Lightspeed Technologies introduces the 955 Access component-based system supports whole-room instruction while delivering clarity and even distribution of sound throughout the classroom.

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SmartBlog on Education: Tech Showcase: February Roundup

The ed-tech market welcomed a slew of new products, solutions and offerings this month. If you missed our TCEA 2016 product roundup, you can view them here  and here. Here's a roundup of what we covered in February in SmartBrief on EdTech's weekly Tech Showcase.

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SmartBrief: The Power of Stealth Assessment

It’s no secret that today’s schools are full of assessments -- so much so that one of the main goals of the new Every Student Succeeds Act is to “reduce the burden of testing while maintaining annual information for students and parents.” One way to gather data without giving yet another test is to use what researchers Valerie Shute and Matthew Ventura call “stealth assessment.”

 

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The Edvocate: Energizing the Collaborative Classroom

Dr. Shery Ashire, shares how tech tools can help teachers peek into the thinking and learning of even their shyest students.

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Ed Pulse: Active Learning Environments: The Classroom of the Future Is Here Today

Learn how technology and teaching combine to alter the way students learn at Tampa Preparatory School.

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Tech & Learning: Sound Systems Minimizes Distractions in Kindergarten Class

An extensive Kickstarter campaign to purchase more sound systems made its way to the Rachael Ray Show, which surprised Solivan with systems for each kindergarten class at FRCS.

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Tech & Learning: Turning Tears Into Joy

How can a teacher help a third grader go from crying daily during writing time in September to happily publishing more than her peers in January? Simply by giving her access to the instructional technology she needs.

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Your Back-to-School guide for all thinks edtech

SmartReport on ISTE 2016 is packed with highlights and insights from the year’s biggest K-12 edtech show. We discuss how to rewrite social codes to achieve equity and transform the status quo; learn how BYOD is moving past devices to create individualized workspaces; discover the myths and truths of edtech funding.

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Lightspeed Technologies Expands its Leadership Team

TUALATIN, Oregon (May 25, 2016)­­ — Lightspeed Technologies?, the provider of classroom audio technology that inspires powerful communication, collaboration and classroom insight, today announced the expansion of its executive leadership team. The company promoted David Solomon to Executive VP & General Manager, Shaun Fagan to Director of Product Marketing, Tony Zeikle to VP of US Sales, Reid Hansen to Regional Sales Manager, Steve Mefford to Regional Sales Manager for the Central Region, and Carolyn Hollowell to Director of International Markets and E-Commerce Sales.

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6 Features to Factor: Voice Amplification Systems

by Chrissy WInske

Most K-12 technology managers understand the value of having a projector or a computer in the classroom, but the importance of sound quality may not be so obvious. If audio is not adequately distributed and amplified within the classroom space, students in the back of the room will not have the same learning experience as those in the front of the classroom, causing those children to miss part of a lesson. Purchasing a voice amplification system for your classrooms can eliminate inequities due to audio.

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