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Edtech Show & Tell: March 2024

Edtech Show & Tell.

Welcome to the March Edtech Show & Tell, in which our editors share some of the new edtech products that have caught our attention this month. These are not reviews or endorsements, but a showcase of education-friendly items, platforms, and more that we think might be noteworthy for you. 

This month we have new Chromebooks, AI tools, IT classroom solutions, and more.

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Dynabook E-11 Series
Dynabook's E-11 Series is a Windows 11 Pro Education-based device that is available in classic clamshells and a flexible 2-in-1 convertible. It's powered by Intel N100 and N200 (Alder Lake–N) processors, LPDDR5 memory, and Wi-Fi 6E tech, providing a major performance upgrade from the outgoing E10 model. The smart design features optional touch screens, a new 2-in-1 form factor with a 5MP world-facing camera and high-res UXGA webcam, smart pen, and more.

PowerSchool PowerBuddy
PowerSchool’s new AI assistant PowerBuddy is designed with our responsible AI principles and transcends traditional education practices by personalizing learning, engagement, and intentionality to create a meaningful and accelerated learning experience. With their very own PowerBuddy, each student, parent, educator, and administrator will have safe and secure access to individualized guidance, information, and resources at their fingertips. PowerBuddy will help students receive the most optimal social, emotional, and academic support in a way never experienced before.  

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Russound AVA-Series Mini Audio Receivers
Russound's new AVA-Series Mini Audio Receivers (Mini-AVRs), the AVA2.1 and AVA3.1 Mini-AVRs, are designed for custom installation specialists, providing compact, plug-and-play amplification for 2.1 and 3.1 audio systems with Audio Return Channel (ARC) HDMI. Both models include a fully integrated, highly efficient Class-D amplifier with digital inputs, 100-240V 50/60Hz universal power supply for installation nearly anywhere, built-in Bluetooth 5.0, dedicated subwoofer output with gain control, and an IR remote control and external receiver.

Corning Everon 5G Enterprise Radio Access Network
The Everon 5G Enterprise Radio Access Network is a multi-operator, multi-band, in-building network system that provides K-12 and higher education facilities with reliable 5G connectivity indoors for a fully connected learning experience. Corning's next-generation Everon 5G ERAN system is designed to provide reliable cellular coverage in high-density environments like K-12 and higher education facilities.

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CTL Chromebook NL73
The new Chromebook NL37 incorporates the Intel Processor N100 and Intel Processor N200, which enables IT professionals to equip schools with the cloud-computing performance they need today and with the sustainability required for tomorrow. The NL73 Series will help future-proof the classroom and users will experience faster speeds, better connectivity, and longer battery life to power through new and emerging applications. 

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Middle Atlantic Forum Lectern
The Middle Atlantic Product's Forum Lectern from Legrand is ADA-compliant and height-adjustable to meet the needs of any user in any learning or meeting space. It is available in 42-inch, 60-inch, and 72-inch widths and in four colorways. The lectern matches the aesthetics of existing Forum products so that it can be installed in the same spaces for a cohesive design. It can be configured with a flat worksurface or Turret worksurface, which includes a Presenter's Panel to mount touch screens, clock timers, microphones, and more. 

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Chief Tempo Flat Panel Wall Mount System
This all-in-one, easy-to-configure wall mounting system now includes brand-new accessories that further support and streamline the flat panel solution. The new accessories include the Camera Shelf, 650 mm Interface Extenders, Crestron UC Bracket Accessory, and Video-Sound Bar Mount. Like other Chief mounts, the Tempo Wall Mount System features up to 1-inch post-install leveling adjustments and 10 degrees of display tilt in 2.5-degree increments for viewing flexibility. 

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Extron DTP3 T 212 D
The DTP3 T 212 D is a two-gang decorator-style transmitter that sends USB-C, HDMI, audio, and control up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CAT 6A cable. It supports video resolutions up to 4K/60 @ 4:4:4 and is HDCP 2.3 compliant. For maximum image quality and minimal latency, all supported video resolutions are transported without compression. This handy wallplate transmitter also provides discreet placement of USB-C and HDMI input connections at walls, lecterns, conference tables, or wherever needed in a professional environment.

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Apperone is an app for safe and convenient group travel that allows administrators to see the location of each student on a trip. It includes features such as: a live and editable Itinerary; reminders for upcoming events or plans; live tracking and geo-fencing; live QR code check-ins; live parent notifications and real-time tracking; and photo sharing. It has a one-time set-up fee of $195 and then $3 per child.

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