Avid Wins big at BAFTA

Earlier this year, Avid took home an invisible award at the BAFTA’s, Britain’s premier film awards show. What was the award? All five film editors nominated for the BAFTA Film Award for Editing used the same software for their nominated films – Avid Media Composer, the industry standard for film editing software.

Want to fully prepare your media students for their careers? Get them on Avid Media Composer. You can find it discounted here.

The Ergotron YES Basic Cart offers impressive charging speeds without lowering safety standards

If you’re looking for a highly durable and secure charging cart for your school, check out a detailed report of Ergotron’s YES cart here. It can charge and store up to 36 mini laptops and tablets and is economically priced to accommodate almost any educator’s budget.

Also, take a look at our Ergotron page here. Feel free to use our online chat tool if you need help figuring out which one is best for you.

Adobe’s K12 School Site License

There’s a reason Adobe software is industry-standard: it just works. And now, thanks to Adobe’s recent K12 plan, schools and even entire districts can access Adobe’s entire app suite for pennies on the retail dollar. Because there’s nothing better than teaching with the same tools students will actually use in professional life.

Want to know more about the K12 school site license? Check it out here.

Need audio editing software for your school? Magix just released the latest version of Sound Forge

The new version features one-touch recording tools, pro-level editing workflows, and support for a range of plug-ins, all bundled into a polished interface. It also includes improved audio restoration, dynamic rendering for project files, preview for Mastered for iTunes versions, and support for a wider range of video formats. Check out the full review here.

Also, take a look at our Sound Forge school license page here, and receive a discount for your school.

How can Schools Afford the Latest Microsoft Software?

Schools have tight budgets, and with recent cuts to education funding, those budgets have gotten even tighter. So how can schools afford to pay $120+ per computer for the latest Microsoft office products.

 

The answer is: they can’t. Microsoft understands that schools have tight budgets. They also understand the need to teach children to be proficient in the most up to date versions of their products.

 

Because of this, Microsoft has the EES program. It allows schools to purchase software based on the number of faculty they have, NOT the number of students or computers. If you are more interested in Microsoft EES, check out the link below for an informative page on how to implement it in your school.

https://www.genesis-technologies.com/products/microsoft_ees.html

Video technology that lets teachers improve the way they observe their students

Swivl robotic technology is created with that exact goal in mind. Swivl develops advanced monitoring and recording systems that enable teachers to expand and observe the way they monitor their students in a more intricate way. These monitoring systems allow teachers to easily review, analyze, and discuss video recordings, where they can see and hear each student as though they were in class, sitting next to their students.

Swivl brings great potential for a teacher to improve the learning environment within a classroom. It could shift reflection into something that deepens teachers’ understanding of their students. It could open up the classroom to collective insights by teams of teachers, improving the depth of insight with each student. And most importantly, it could shift classroom observation from an administration driven initiative into a teacher driven movement that can transform schools.
If you’d like to learn more about Swivl, check out our lineup by clicking here.