The connection to the devices has now ended. All three devices need returning to O2…. But, due to your efforts during this trial, the school now plans to purchase these devices to extend the trial and to give other students and staff the opportunity of using them in education. Would you like to take part […]
Dreams are fed by reading. And for those of us who find reading a challenge, it’s time to dream in a new way. And feed the hunger to learn with the Intel® Reader.
Printed text into audio: quickly and easily
There has never been a mobile device quite like the Intel® Reader. Such convenient access to the printed word can be life changing for people with vision or reading-related disabilities, blindness, or low vision. The level of success and freedom they stand to gain with the Intel Reader is unprecedented.
Capturing and playing back text with the Intel Reader is as easy as point, shoot, listen. You just hold it over the printed text, push the Capture button to take a picture of the page, and the Reader will play it back to you on the spot. (You can listen to it through the earphones if you want more privacy.)
The Reader from Sony is the perfect way to store and read digital books. With enough space for up to 160 eBooks, it has a long battery life and amazing paper-like screen. It’s smaller than the average paper back and easy to use.
A whole library in a small book
Take your favourite books with you wherever you go with the Reader. Ultra light and easy to carry around, it features a paper-like display for a more natural reading experience – whether you’re commuting, travelling or relaxing at home.
Read at any angle, and in sunlight
The highly advanced screen technology is gentle on the eye, with five adjustable font sizes to improve readability.The E Ink® Vizplex™ display gives a more natural paper-like reading experience.With no backlight or flicker, you can read for hours in direct sunlight and at virtually any angle.
Carry 100s of books wherever you go
Not sure which books to take on your trip or commute? Carry hundreds of eBooks at a time and you’ll never have to make that choice again! Reader is lighter than a typical paperback and you can easily store hundreds of titles in your bag or pocket to take with you wherever you go.
Intuitive, easy to use controls
Lost your page? Reader can help you find the page your were last reading, and call up stored novels by author, title and date. The intuitive and easy to use controls let you magnify text, scroll smoothly down and read page-by-page or fast forward right to the end.
Read 1000s of pages on one charge
Getting to the end of a good novel is the best bit! You won’t worry about reaching the last page with the great battery life on Reader. It gives you thousands of continuous page turns from a single charge – enough to last for up to two weeks of reading, to get you through the longest journeys.
Play music while you read
Find your favourite eBook, get comfortable in a chair or sun lounger and plug in some headphones. For total relaxation, you can listen to music on your Reader whilst you enjoy your book. The device supports many popular file formats, including MP3 and AAC audio files.
Equipped with Laser & LED Hybrid Light Source
World First High-Brightness projector without mercury
CASIO successfully developed an original new semiconductor light source technology combining a Red by red LED, Blue by a blue laser and Green converted by phosphor from a blue laser. This source achieves high luminance over 2000 ANSI lumens safely by employing a phosphor device to modify the wavelengths and phases of blue laser light through DLP® system.
Long-life light source with reduced brightness degradation
Adopting a new semiconductor-based system has enabled CASIO to realize 10 times of longer light source life of approximately 20,000 hours. Compared with conventional high-brightness projectors employing mercury lamps (such as XJ-S58), this cuts the cost as well as the time and effort involved in exchanging lamps dramatically, while at the same time maintaining clear, high-quality images over an extended period by reducing the tendency toward degradation of the brightness.
The L-1ex, a modern, portable alternative to the overhead projector, supports you in creating an interesting and appealing lesson. The multiple applications of the ELMO Visualiser together with any standard projector, offer you a new dimension in media even at the planning stage of teaching. You will be amazed how quickly the new technology will benefit learning results.
Do you still photocopy worksheets before classes? The L-1ex dispenses with this task because it is able to give information to all students at once. You can write worksheets during class and save them on the SD card. Later you can easily send these files to all participants by email.
It has everything!
Bright LED for optimum illumination in darkened rooms
Suitable for microscope view
SD/SDHC card slot for saving work results, etc.
SXGA resolution is possible
Many networking options with standard interfaces
Moving pictures, up to 30 images per second
5.2x optical zoom with auto-focus
Automatic brightness control for all lighting levels
Robust design, sturdy casing
Simple to use – no computer required
A3 viewing area for complete viewing of maps, large books, experiments, etc.
The technology of the future at excellent value for money
Licence-free software makes it possible to create films, among other things
Travis Allen formed the iSchool Initiative after coming to the sober realization that we can’t wait for government and school board bureaucrats to bring technology into our classrooms. This non-profit organization began with the simple idea that Apple’s popular iPod Touch just might be a solution for cost effective technology in schools. After sharing his iSchool concept with Teachers, students and eventually the Principle of his high school, he realized this idea had tremendous potential to save schools money and at the same time dramatically reduce their carbon footprint on the environment.
Amazon is close to finalising a launch date for its ‘Kindle’ electronic book reader in the UK and is in advanced negotiations with a mobile operator for an MVNO, Mobile understands.
The online retail giant has made a major play for ebooks to protect the business against the likes of Apple and Google disrupting the traditional book market.
The retailer wants customers to be able to download books through PCs or over Wi-Fi, but also to have the option to regularly download newspapers, magazines and journals while on the move, via a mobile network.
Ceop have a new video and supporting lesson plans about sexting and cyberbullying, called ‘Exposed”. It’s fast moving, well made and aimed at the secondary school audience. We think they are worth having a look at. Exposed, on ‘think you know’ […]
Sat in our office one day watching manufacturers demonstrate exciting new technology, we felt like we were in a sci-fi film, wearing 3D glasses. We all jumped as this skeleton’s bony fingers reached out of the projector screen. It was the first time we’d seen a 3D Ready projector. We learnt about multi-touch touchscreens, 3 […]
Time and performance management have become a growing concern for teachers and leaders within the education sector in recent years. In the light of ongoing changes throughout the education sector and with increasing budget cuts, these concerns, more than ever, need to be addressed in a timely and cost-effective manner. A visit to many of […]
Ensuring successful and beneficial communication between school and home has always been a hurdle; time consuming and often ineffective in accomplishing the parental involvement that can be the key to driving achievement in students. BETT 2011 was a platform for visitors to explore communication tools on offer in order to solve this issue. Though it […]
As one of the most highly regarded education events, BETT has always been proud to host innovative product launches from exhibitors, and 2011 was no exception. To help schools save money, enhance instruction and boost student learning and engagement, PolyVision introduced a new all-in-one interactive whiteboard solution, which offers a low total cost of ow […]
This blog was originally written in Spanish by Andrés Carlos López Herrero. There is a variety of digital tools in today’s technology to enhance learning. This article aims to bring the subject of Infographics to the classroom, providing teachers with a guide to understanding the educational possibilities of this tool and choose the solution that best fits […]