The Pondering Pixel

A close-up wide angled but abridged look at projectors and other classroom technology, product reviews and releases, tradeshows, debates and conspiracy theories as well as humble observations on schools and screens.

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New Epson Classroom Projectors Answer Changing Classroom Technology Needs

Look out for two projector series from Epson designed for the K-12 classroom. The Epson® PowerLite® S17, X17, and W17 are said to be bright, easy to use and affordable even with HDMI connectivity and optional wireless connectivity. The other series includes the Epson PowerLite 97, 98, 99W, 955W, and 965 classroom projectors with advanced network connectivitymore

Acer Announces K520 Hybrid Laser-LED Projector

In a move certain to stir the interest of school technology specialists, Acer recently announced the release of its K520 hybrid laser-LED projector. Why is this a significant development? Well, this projector is part of the ever growing trend toward hybrid laser-LED technology. Schools use their classroom projectors throughout the day and throughout the school year. Lamp replacement costs eat into budgets. This new technology has an exceptionally long life span which impacts maintenance and lamp replacement costs.more

Will Keyboarding Become an Antiquated Skill?

All current discussions around classroom technology (interactive projectors, whiteboards, iPads, smartphones, clickers, document cameras, 3D projectors, electronic textbooks etc.) must at least touch on the future of the keyboard more specifically, keyboarding as part of high school and community college curricula nationwide.more

Casio Sweeptakes

I know everyone would love a chance to win a free Casio lamp free projector. This sweepstakes is only accessible via Facebook but because a classroom projector would be valuable to so many teachers out there I've decided to give it a plug. You'd actually be entering for a chance to win an Xbox console, with a Limited Edition Casio LampFree Projector, G-Shock watch & Gears of War: Judgment game. It's only on Facebook so enter here before March 31.

Scholarships Grants and Contests from Samsung

Samsung Techwin has announced some exciting programs for 2013
Calling them "‘Return on Intelligence’ Gift Programs," Samsung seeks to reward the use of digital technology in scholastic pursuits through grants, scholarships and it's "Superhero" competition. Two programs are for students, and the other is for teachers.more