5 Companies Creating High-Tech Classrooms

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A Technology with a Cool Extra Feature

eInstruction, a company in Denton, Texas, links interactive whiteboards to hand-held voting systems (think Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?). Students can vote on the answer to a question, allowing their teacher to gauge comprehension. The voting system "is one of the next must-haves," says Colin Messenger, an analyst with Futuresource, a research firm. Between January and September 2008, eInstruction sold 10,000 boards.