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Luidia Demonstrates New eBeam Solutions

Luidia Demonstrates New eBeam Solutions for Mobile and Linux Devices at BETT SHOW 2013 in London, UK

SAN CARLOS, CA–(Marketwire – Jan 29, 2013) – Luidia Inc. the award-winning leader in portable interactive products that enable educators and students to create, capture, share and interact with digital content on desktop and mobile devices, will be demonstrating its dynamic collection of new classroom solutions at BETT SHOW 2013, the world’s largest technology in education event, held this year at the ExCel venue in London, January 30 through February 2, 2013.

The demonstrations at Stand B60 will include a preview of the soon-to-be-released eBeam Connect software and how it can help teachers increase student engagement via any web-enabled device, including Android® and iOS® tablets. With eBeam Connect, teachers and students share an online content space, syncing classroom devices in a collaborative learning environment in the cloud where everything is saved and accessible from any device – effectively bringing every student to the front of the class.

Luidia also will demonstrate an updated Capture Pack, an add-on for eBeam Edge and Engage that captures anything written or drawn on a regular whiteboard with dry-erase markers. The new Capture Pack features a more ergonomic marker sleeve design that yields more accurate results.

In addition, visitors to the booth will be able to try a new version of eBeam Livewire for instant use of eBeam software without installing it on a computer, as well as new Education Suite software for Linux.

About Luidia
Luidia Inc. is the creator of interactive eBeam® technology that helps teachers and students to interact, share, create, learn, and educate in this interconnected world. The company’s products are utilized by organizations of all sizes, with hundreds of thousands of users across multiple industries and geographies. Luidia also partners with industry leaders such as Chief MFG, Hitachi, NEC and Sony, that incorporate eBeam® technology in their latest products.

This article was found at http://www.e-beam.com/about-us/media-center/press-releases/press-item/article/luidia-demonstrates-new-ebeam-solutions-for-mobile-and-linux-devices-at-bett-show-2013-in-london-uk.html

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Two Exciting eBeam Deals!

Just when you thought Black Friday and Cyber Monday were over! We invite you to take advantage of eBeam Deals that last all the way through Valentines Day!

1.  A Buddy for
your Bluetooth Edge!

From November 1, 2012 through February 15, 2013 every eBeam Edge Bluetooth product purchased from an authorized eBeam Reseller comes with a USB Battery Pack ($59 value)!

The USB Battery Pack powers your
Bluetooth Edge for 40 continuous hours!

  • Perfect solution for tech-savvy, on-the-move business professionals and educators using Windows
  • Eliminates the need to be close to a power outlet
  • Attaches to same surface as Edge with super-strong, reusable suction tape

2.  Become an eBeam Expert with Special Offer on Webinars!

From November 1, 2012 through February 15, 2013, buy one eBeam Webinar and choose two additional webinars for free ($499 value)!

Sign up for customized eBeam Professional Development webinars and empower users in your university, school or office.

  • All webinars are open to up to 20 participants
  • The purchased webinar will include a pre-event call to identify needs and set objectives
  • Two additional webinars can be scheduled from a menu that offers a broad range of topics and can be further customized to meet your needs – See options »
  • Presentations or lessons created with new skills will be evaluated
  • Post-webinar online assessments included
To take advantage of these great offers, please visit our website at http://www.ebeamrocks.com/.

Check Out Our New Low eBeam Prices!

If you’ve been thinking about buying an eBeam product, now is the time!

We’ve lowered all of our already low prices!

Take a look at http://www.shop.ebeamrocks.com/.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.  We take pride in our customer service!

7 Reasons to Use Technology in Lesson Plans

Today I’d like to share an awesome, informative article I found regarding the benefits of teachers using technology in the classroom.  Pretty cool.  This article was found at http://education.cu-portland.edu/blog/tech-ed/7-reasons-to-use-technology-in-education-lesson-plans/. It’s the Concordia University website, but they have all kinds of neat resources for teachers. Take a look!

7 Reasons to Use Technology in Education Lesson Plans

Technology has revolutionized the way humans interact and connect with each other and modern classrooms, homes, and offices are drastically different from how they were just 20 or 30 years ago. Students today are preparing to enter a technology-filled workplace  and their worlds are already dominated by social media, televisions, video games, and other technological advancements. By bringing technology into the classroom, teachers are offering students the chance to connect on a deeper level while they are also help them prepare to handle the professional world of the future. Here are seven reasons teachers should consider using technology in education and their own lesson plans.

The Amount of Information Available

When using the Internet, teachers and their students have the opportunity to access limitless information and school projects no longer need to be confined to hours of research in libraries or what can be gathered from outdated textbooks. Students can use Google to learn more about topics in far less time. Teachers can use the information students have at their fingertips to challenge them and encourage them to delve deeper into subjects and master the information.

The Modern Languages Opportunities

Modern language skills are extremely valuable in the professional world. Allowing students to communicate with native speakers of that language is just one of the uses of technology in education. Students are able to hear the language, practice speaking skills, and enhance their overall understanding.

The Chance to Learn Geography, History, and Culture

With a world that is increasingly defined by global trade and intercommunication, the opportunity to meet and speak with students in other countries is a valuable experience in itself. Geography, international history, languages, and cultures take on a much greater meaning when students can interact with people from that country rather than just learn about them in a textbook. Students can interview other children about their local customs and cultures to get first hand experiences.

Access to New Norms of Education

Teachers are looking for ways to increase the attention spans  of their students and this is not an easy task when dealing with a typical ratio of 25 students to one teacher. This can make it challenging for a teacher to give one on one attention to each student who needs assistance with a particular subject. While the Internet is not a substitute for personal interaction, it does offer a wide range of resources for teachers to use to help some students gain understanding of the material. There are study guides, interactive diagrams, explanations, and videos all available on the Internet.

The Internet can be extremely helpful for students who have different learning styles. There may be some who will learn a subject the best when they can read the material, taking time to digest it. Others may learn better through videos or interactive instruction. These methods can all be taught simultaneously through the Internet.

Individualized Lessons

With the Internet, not only will students have the opportunity to study using their preferred means of learning, they will also be able to better set the pace. In every classroom there are some students who grasp material quickly and become bored with subsequent repetition. On the other hand, there are students struggling to keep up. Technology can help teachers create lessons that will allow the quickly moving students to delve deeper into the subject or explore related topics while allowing the slower students more time to understand the material.

Adding New Meaning to Student Projects

Students enjoy finding meaning to their work. While in the past they could create reports and projects that would be viewed only by their teacher and fellow students, their work can now be easily displayed online. They can create materials to be used by other students and get feedback on their ideas from students in other schools all over the world. This will help students take pride in their work and find meaning in their assignments.

Student Collaboration Opportunities

Along the same lines, students can collaborate on projects with students from around the world. They can work with students from the school across the street or across the country. There is a full range of technology, such as the recent popularity in cloud technology, which will allow the students to speak and work together with ease without ever meeting in person.

Technology presents teachers the opportunity to open doors for their students. They have access to limitless information and students are better prepared to enter the workforce because integrating technology into their educational lives better prepares them for the global world.

Hurry! Time is Running Out on Awesome eBeam Deal!

Through October 31, 2012 every eBeam Edge product purchased
from an authorized eBeam Reseller, comes with an eBeam Wireless Keyboard ($99 value)!

The eBeam Wireless Keyboard, combined with your eBeam Edge, allows you to work with your Windows or Mac computer to:

  • Interact with content at the board and from up to 33 feet away
  • Enter text in any open application using a standard QWERTY keyboard
  • Navigate, scroll and select using the provided touch pad
  • Use the laser pointer to draw attention to items in the interactive workspace

Here’s how North American customers can take advantage of this offer:

  1. Locate an authorized US Reseller or Canadian Reseller.  We are Interior Dimension, Inc. in Ballwin, Missouri.  You can visit our website www.ebeamrocks.com or call us at #314-629-3000.
  2. Contact a reseller and, when placing your order for eBeam Edge products, indicate you would like to take advantage of the eBeam Wireless Keyboard Back to School Offer.
  3. Include the following code in your order – RFWK.

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Personalizing Learning with Technology in 2012

 

OK- so I know I’ve been posting quite a few infographics lately, but I’ve just been finding some really cool ones that give all kinds of information about technology in education today.  I’ve been known to not have the longest attention span, so I think sometimes instead of reading a lengthy article, I just prefer looking at an infographic that is full of thought-provoking statistics.  Call me lazy.  Anyway, check out the infographic below.  It takes a look at technology for students, used both in and out of school, from the points of view of the students, the parents, and even the administrators.

This infographic was found at http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/2012_PersonalizedLearning.html.

Infograph displaying the results of personalized learning.