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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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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

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.

Epson Interactive Projector Training Videos Available

Epson has developed more than 30 “BrightLink Bright Spots” training videos to help teachers and technology trainers get to know intimately all the capabilities of EPSON® BrightLink ultra-short throw and short throw interactive projectors. The videos are free and accessed here. Some of the topics covered are connecting computers and document cameras as well as how to implement software like Easy Interactive Tools or the iProjection app.more

Epson Offering $99 Classroom Projector Replacement Lamps

It looks as if Epson has responded to the cry of educators the world over who cite the cost of classroom projector replacement lamps as the greatest downside to bringing a projector into the technology mix. They are now offering replacement lamps for several of their classroom projectors for $99 through their Brighter Futures® program for schools.more

Haiku Deck and Presentation Creation

Haiku Deck is an iPad app that deserves some attention because of the noble mission of its creators. In their words on their website "We yearn for the fabled day when the words, “Let me just fire up this presentation,” ...fills an audience with eager anticipation instead of all-consuming dread." Truly, this is an app that should be installed on the iPads of any student or teacher displaying 21st Century skills in the 21st Century classroom.more

Win a Free "Lamp Free" Casio Projector

I know from past blog posts that Pondering Pixel readers love news of contests and giveaways. It's no wonder. Classroom technology is expensive. Today, Casio today announced its Lamp Free Projector Sweepstakes and it is certainly worth your time to enter as there is an opportunity to win a Signature XJ-M255 projector.more

Will the Concept of Classroom Change Forever?

Microsoft's Research wing houses an infinite number of technology possibilities that will never come to market, primarily because of cost issues. I am fairly sure this one, called Illumishare will be different as its components are tried and true technologies already with us: a camera, projector, computer and Skype. As 21st Century classroom technology in the purest sense it will enable the walls of the traditional classroom to melt away alongside the walls that surround countries, cultures and concepts. The push for 21st Century skills acquisition is inspired by the emergence of technologies such as this that will demand we collaborate as citizens of the world rather than simply members of an office team.

NEC Announces New Software for Projector-iPad Use in Classrooms

NEC just announced a new software application designed to work with projectors and intended to capitalize on the trend toward iPads in the classroom as well as corporate environments. The software allows for complete control of a PC or Mac via an iPad which is linked to a projector. Interaction with the iPad would be displayed in large format via the projector thus giving a teacher or businessperson greater flexibility to move about the room and interact with students or colleagues.more

Optoma Neo-i Projector on the Ultimate Dorm Living Guide "Must Have" List

It is of note that a projector product we reviewed earlier this year has made the “must have" list in the 2nd annual Ultimate Dorm Living Guide 2011. Student Advisor.com publishes college-centric guides used by both students and parents and and is becoming a trusted advisor for “must have” products for back–to-school. Their guides are full of diverse product reviews of items college stdents might not even know they need to have. This year the Optoma Neo-i iPod and iPhone Dock Projector was not only included, but received the “Best of SA 2011” distinction, one of only fifteen products to achieve the honor.more

Two New Epson Projectors for Education and Business

Budget conscious businesses and universities will soon take note of two new projectors announced by Epson last week. The PowerLite 1880 and 1850W (W denoting widescreen) are bright, lower cost portables that still offer advanced functionality. Unfortunately, determining the value of that functionality it is not always easy for every projector shopper as user applications vary so widely.more
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