Newsletter | January 16, 2009

01.16.09 -- Nintendo's Wii Music Strikes A Chord With Music Educators
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Registrars' Office Teaches Campus About Content Management
In addition to documents converted from a previous system and all incoming documents, all Stark State College of Technology student records were imported into an OnBase system using Fujitsu document imaging scanners. By scanning the paper-based documents to electronic files, these items can be searched, cross-referenced, and made available to all authorized users instantly.
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Teachers Choose NSTA's Earth Science Success: 50 Lesson Plans For Grades 6-9 As 2009 Survival Guide
NSTA announced the release of Earth Science Success: 50 Lesson Plans for Grades 6-9, a one-year, inquiry-based Earth science curriculum that uses a three-step approach of anticipation, data collection, and analysis to help students relate their classroom learning to their real-world experiences.

Nintendo's Wii Music Strikes A Chord With Music Educators
Nintendo's new Wii Music™ game is spreading from the family room to the classroom, thanks to newly formed collaborations with select schools and educators. To help inspire students and promote an active appreciation for music, Nintendo is working with teachers to incorporate Wii™consoles and Wii Music software into their lesson plans to offer teachers a unique tool for creativity and improvisation.

Alibris Research Finds Economy Pressures Driving More People Back To School, Looking To Save With Used Textbooks
A survey conducted byAlibris, the Internet's premier independent marketplace for new and used books, music, and movies, shows more book buyers going back to school, becoming increasingly focused on buying lower-priced used textbooks, and finding their educational books online. In the midst of an economic recession, back-to-school shoppers of all varieties are turning to Alibris for discounted prices that save them hundreds of dollars over campus-bookstore and publisher list prices.

Intuitive Convertible Design For The Intel-Powered Classmate PC Enhances Collaborative Learning
Local computer manufacturers unveiled the Intel-powered convertible classmate PC designs, joining the existing clamshell design to meet the variety of elementary school students' needs worldwide. The new flexible design, based on Intel Corporation technologies, converts instantly from a clamshell to a tablet mode with a touch screen to allow for a more intuitive classroom experience.

Mesquite Independent School District Expands Network With Demarcation, Aggregation Solution From MRV
MRV COMMUNICATIONS, INC., a leading provider of products and services for out-of-band networking, WDM and optical transport, metro Ethernet, fiber optic components, 10GE and other service aware networking products, recently announced the Mesquite Independent School District has chosen its OptiSwitch 304 optical termination units to cost-effectively manage its network expansion and migration away from expensive leased fiber-optic network services.

ARAMARK Launches New Dining Environment For Elementary Schools
ARAMARK Education, a leader in providing food and nutrition services at more than 4,000 schools nationwide, has launched Cool*Caf™, a new elementary school dining environment created as a result of comprehensive research with more than 2,500 students, parents, and teachers across the country. The new concept, which features nutritious menus, faster service lines and a fruit and vegetable bar, will be introduced at 60 elementary schools this month and several hundred schools in fall.

Cintas Announces Automatic External Defibrillator Grant Program For Schools
To assist in deploying life-saving technology and drive community education, Cintas today introduced the Cintas Scholastic Grant Program. From now until the end of National Heart Month in February, any public school-affiliated group nationwide can apply to receive one of 100 complimentary automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) from Cintas Corporation. In addition, Cintas is offering AED units at a significant discount to all public schools through September 30, 2009.

CDW-G And Discovery Education Open Win A Wireless Lab 2009 Sweepstakes
CDW Government, Inc. (CDW-G), a wholly owned subsidiary of CDW Corporation and leading source of Information Technology (IT) solutions to educators and governments, and Discovery Education, the leader in digital video and multimedia-based learning, today announced the opening of the seventh annual "Win a Wireless Lab" sweepstakes.

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