Skokie, IL (PRWEB) March 30, 2005
Rauland-Borg, the leader in communications and media management solutions for K-12 schools, announced today that it will include popular National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) educational videos with the purchase of its multimedia TelecenterÂ® Curriculum and Presentation System (CPS) . The selection will include NASAÂs acclaimed Destination TomorrowÂ, ConnectÂ, Science FilesÂ and Kids Science News NetworkÂ series.
The programming, created by the NASA LangleyÂs Center for Distance Learning, uses the administrationÂs research in aeronautics, atmospheric sciences and space. ÂCompanion materials, available directly from NASA, include teaching guides, 30-minute programming, interactive web projects and news programming.Â stated Ken McQuillen, Product Manager for Telecenter CPS. ÂTogether with the onboard NASA videos, these programs are engineered to inspire student interest in math, science and technology.Â
The NASA suite includes a full range of programming for K-12 classrooms:
NASAÂS Kids Science News Network (KSNN)Â, one-minute ÂnewsbreaksÂ promoting curiosity among K-4 students by answering ÂWhy is the sky blue?Â questions.
NASA SCIence Files SeriesÂ, a highly engaging Emmy-award winning series of 60-minute videos designed to enhance teaching of math, science, geography and technology for grades 3-5.
NASA ConnectÂ, an integrated package of math, science and technology programs, incorporating 30-minute broadcasts, hands-on and web activities for grades 6-8.
Destination TomorrowÂ, intended for older students and adults, is a series of 30-minute educational programs that focuses on medical breakthroughs, new technologies, past achievements and advanced aerodynamics.
Telecenter CPS is a centralized multimedia management system that enhances education and student achievement by delivering educational videos/programming to the classroom or individual learner. CPS is a single, easy-to-use portal for teachers, integrating existing media libraries (DVD, VHS, and LaserDisc) with streaming videos (digital video files) into a single unified system. The video content can be delivered over an in-house RF network to televisions/projectors and/or streamed over the data network to the classroom workstation (PC or Mac). Designed for individual schools or entire districts, Telecenter CPS uses a comfortable web-based interface that transforms any classroom or workstation into a threshold for engaged learning.
Rauland-Borg has been a leader in school communications systems since the 1930s and in multimedia systems for K-12 facilities for more than 15 years. Today, Rauland-Borg continues to deliver the best in state-of-the-art communications technology to school systems around the country. For more information on RaulandÂs full line of Telecenter systems, visit http://www.rauland.com or call 800-752-7725.