Digital Classroom 101

EUGENE, Ore.– Schools across the nation are becoming more and more high tech, and the 4J school district is following the trend. On Wednesday, students will show off their latest technology and demonstrate how they use them in the classroom. New this year is a 3-D printer. Students will also show how they are creating … Continue reading »

Students Seeking Technology For School

MEDFORD, Ore. — People are out and about this Labor Day getting in some last minute back to school shopping done. This year, 37 percent of people at least are browsing online for back to school shopping, according the National Retail Federation, which is more than ever before. Connecting Point in Medford said they are … Continue reading »

Fire Crews Use High-Tech Equipment

YREKA, Calif. — Firefighters are using high-tech equipment on the front-lines of wildfires.  Starting this year, QR codes are scattered around fire camps, and all around people are using smart phones. Firefighters and other personnel are using the QR codes to download maps, daily rundowns, and schedules with the click of a button. “The key … Continue reading »

4J Distributes New MacBooks

EUGENE, Ore. — 4J students are starting to see the recently passed bond money at work. Though the measure went through almost a year ago and the fancy new Mac Airbooks were bought back in January, the district is just now distributing the carts of 36 laptops. Administrators and teachers say the additions go a … Continue reading »

Students Explore Digital Learning

EUGENE, Ore. — Wednesday is National Digital Learning Day, and Eugene students are inviting the public to see how they’re integrating technology in the classroom. At Holt Elementary School, hearing impaired second graders created their own e-book for the iPad. It’s just one of the ways students will shine a spotlight on technology in the … Continue reading »

Interview: Tech Time-Out

EUGENE, Ore. — Between texting, tweeting and cell phones, it seems nobody has time for a face-to-face conversation anymore. The solution could be as easy as something called a Tech Time-Out. Marty Riemer, founder of Twisted Scholar, and author and filmmaker Michael Stusser produced the award-winning documentary called “Sleeping With Siri.” They joined us live … Continue reading »

Troubleshooting New Gadgets

EUGENE, Ore. — Many people got new electronics for Christmas, and that new technology can sometimes be hard to figure out. James Fretwell, owner of Jim’s Electronics in Eugene, says most electronics these days come with pretty simple and clear instructions, but it can be tough to tell the difference between a manufacturer error and … Continue reading »

Eye Strain In The Digital World

EUGENE, Ore. — In today’s digital world, many people own a smartphone or tablet, or maybe both. But with newer devices coming on the market comes increased problems for our eyes. Digital devices such as smartphones are designed to be held at a close range, and doctors say overuse of them is causing eye strain. … Continue reading »

Downtown Tech Companies Thriving

EUGENE, Ore. — Many business are still recovering from the efffects of the recession, but one industry is booming in downtown Eugene. The vice president of a local tech company says the job opportunities in the Eugene tech world are thriving. With the revitalization of downtown Eugene, it’s brought in a lot of new businesses … Continue reading »

New Science and Tech Studio at Churchill

EUGENE, Ore. — Churchill High School unveiled a brand new addition Tuesday called the STEM Studio. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math–representing all the types of classes held in the new studio. The building is intended to help develop the sciences and math programs at the Eugene high school. And the principal says … Continue reading »

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