The Adobe Education Exchange is a great resource for media teachers!

Check out the Adobe Education Exchange here to see what Adobe has to offer to educators. You’ll find tons of free courses, tutorials, lesson plans, and an Adobe discussion forum that is exclusively for teachers.

Need Adobe software for your school? Check out our Adobe education page here to see the discounts you can get. Feel free to request a quote from us to get the best price possible by either chatting with us or going to our request a quote page here.

Think refurbished means used? Think again

Do you associate the word refurbished with the word used? If so, then it’s time to update your definition so you can start saving money. Refurbished products are often lightly used, if at all, and consist of either demo/floor model units, blogger/journalist review models, returned (unopened) products, or products with opened boxes, even if the item itself is unused. They’re essentially unused items that a manufacturer cannot officially label as “brand new”. If you’d like to learn more about refurbished products, check out this article.

Did you know that we carry refurbished iPads? That’s right, we’re more than just software! If you’d like to check out our page to see the type of iPads we currently have, you can click here.

One of the Best Printers Under $1000

Polar 3D

best 3d printer under 1000 polar cloud

This is another stunningly designed printer that is light-weight, easy to carry around and has no complicated setup or calibration even the moment you unpack from the box. It’s a plug and plays machine that can be relied on.

This printer belongs to an entirely different category from other 3D printers on the list. It is constructed around a polar coordinate system making its bed a rotating one. The print head moves vertically and horizontally. How it functions is with two stepper motors which render it highly efficient. Its build volume is big enough for desirable printing projects.

Caution must be exercised while using this printer as the print head isn’t covered or enclosed in a chassis. The print bed is made from glass and doesn’t heat. It comes with Aqua Net Extra Super Hold spray that is sprayed on the bed to help the object stick during the printing progress. Doing this for ABS filaments doesn’t work. Only a glue stick will solve the problem.

It has a camera under the print head to provide live feed on the status of the print. Well, that’s a surprise. Another surprise is how the printer is controlled online through a cloud interface that imports all its settings online. This is an advantageous feature to teachers who need to decide what kind of models should be printed and from what order.

It uses non-proprietary 1.75mm filaments to print its objects.

Key Features
  • Printer Tech: FDM
  • Material: PLA
  • Build Volume: 203 x 152 mm
  • Min Layer Height: 50 microns
  • Max Layer Height: 400 microns
  • Extruder Head: 1
  • Open Source: No
  • Compatible with 3rd Party Material: Yes
  • Heated Platform: No
  • Filament Diameter: 1.75 mm
  • On-Printer Controls: No
  • Connectivity: USB, Wifi, SD Card

Student discounts on Techsmith Camtasia

Check out this review of Techsmith Camtasia for a better understanding of their screen capture app. This application allows you to define the portion of the screen to capture, the capture format, and the frame rate, as well as other capture elements such as audio and webcams.

If you are a student in need of video editing software, check out our Techsmith Camtasia page here and look for products with “academic” in the title for a student discount.