College Planning & Management

OCT 2012

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NEWS + TRENDS TechWatch + THE SCHOOL EQUIPMENT SHOW The Power of AV for Education T he Power of AV for Education will be a track at the School Equipment Show in Tampa on Nov. 8. The Power of AV for Education is a ses- sion designed for anyone interested in learn- ing how audiovisual technology is being used in education and training in K-12 or higher education environments. These sessions will examine future trends in learning and tech- nology's role. The Power of AV for Education will showcase how AV technology can: • Improve learning environment • Facilitate classroom and training room activities • Help institutions and organizations man- age shrinking funding + BOOST ED AND BUDGETS New Website Helps Find Funding Sources Education institutions are facing enormous pressures to fi nd new and creative funding streams to keep curriculum, programs, and technology up to date. A new website launched by CDW-G is an easy-to-use, relevant, and reliable source of active grants and awards to help offset budget challenges in pre-K through grade 12 and higher education institutions. GetEdFunding.com is a free, searchable resource of more than 600 funding op- portunities created by a team of current and former educators and grant specialists. The opportunities span the full educational spectrum, from adult education and arts to science, mathematics, and technology. "GetEdFunding comes at a critical time for educational professionals, who have to do more and deliver more. They have to be creative in how they fund these programs," says Julie Smith, vice president for K-12 education, CDW-G. "Dedicating staff resourc- es to identify and apply for grants and awards is not always practical. GetEdFunding does most of the advance work for schools and universities in search of private and government funding. It should prove to be an invaluable resource." Once educators register on GetEdFunding.com, they can create custom searches based on any combination of six criteria, including 45 educational focus areas, nine subject areas, and 21st-century themes and skills that support curriculum. The website also provides educators with relevant supplemental resources, including educational research, and in the coming months, advice from grant writers and tips on applying for grants and awards. 72 COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT / OCTOBER 2012 If you evaluate, infl uence, recommend, or specify what products are going into tomorrow's education facilities, you will want to hear from the real-life professionals who have been given the challenge of educating the educators on this technology. Two sessions will cover technology in future learning environments, including mobile computing, video, social networking, and cloud computing, and technology managers' case studies moderated by Ken Royal. The School Equipment Show runs Nov. 7-9 this year. To register for these sessions, visit www.schoolequipmentshow.com. APP INNOVATION J-School Opens App Development Lab In August, the Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) at the Missouri School of Journal- ism announced the opening of the Microsoft Application Development Lab, place where RJI staff and Fellows, students, faculty, and others can innovate and collaborate using the soon-to- be released Windows 8 operating system. In addition to normal business hours, stu- dents from the University of Missouri will have access to the lab on weeknights and weekends to explore, create, and test new applications using the latest Microsoft technologies. Student innovation has been a hallmark of RJI's success. "We're really excited to welcome Microsoft "This new space is going to be an excellent place to launch the projects and experiments that are going to help improve the qual- ity and economic vitality of Ameri- can journalism." Corp. into our Futures Lab, where students, fac- ulty, and others get fi rst-hand experience with the latest mobile and other tech- nologies," says Randy Picht, executive director of RJI. "This new space is going to be an excellent place to launch the projects and experiments that are going to help improve the quality and economic vitality of American journalism." The newly remodeled space in RJI's Futures Lab is equipped with Windows-based laptops, tablets, and hybrids. Microsoft will keep the facility up to date this fall with new devices that run on the Windows 8 operating system following the Oct. 26 product release. The lab also includes Xbox 360 gaming systems with Kinect for Xbox 360-enabled motion, gaming, and videoconferencing capabilities that will allow for new forms of interaction in business, communications, and health care experiments. To learn more about the lab, visit www.rjionline.org/microsoft-lab. WWW.PLANNING4EDUCATION.COM

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