SUPPLEMENT: The Leadership Issue
The Big Ten
Some of our honorees have been working in education for
decades. Others have only appeared on the edtech scene far
more recently. All of them are making a lasting impact on the
future of U.S. schools. Reported by Holly Aguirre.
Leaders of the Year
Meet the four winners of the Tech & Learning 2014 Leader
of the Year contest. Also included are Honorable Mention
winners. By Ellen Ullman:
Leader of the Year: Carl Hooker
Leader of the Year: Lisa Gonzales
Leader of the Year: Debra Jackson
Leader of the Year: Txe Kolstad
The Leadership Issue: Honorable Mentions
The Realities of 1:1
By Ellen Ullman
Tech & Learning interviewed 1:1 districts to see if there were
any steps to take—or to avoid—to ease implementation and
School CIO: How to Fix Your Bleeding Heart
Tech & Learning’s Christine Weiser spoke with two edtech
experts to get their tips to keep your school’s networks secure.
Tech Forum Conversations
The latest and greatest ideas and insights from Tech &
Learning’s day of professional learning.
Put to the Test: T&L Editors take some new
products for a test drive.
HP Slate 21 Pro All-in-One
AT&T UNITE PRO
Microsoft Office for iPad
LMS Product Guide
DEPARTMENTS & COLUMNS
Who’s who in edtech
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(www.acer.com) The Acer C720-2844 Chromebook model delivers speedy performance, a quick boot time of seven seconds, and a matte anti-glare display tha...
(www.britannica.com) Britannica Digital Learning has upgraded ImageQuest, a resource for schools and libraries that provides nearly three million rig...
(www.classflow.com) Promethean has released ClassFlow, a free, all-in-one, cloud-based teaching tool that lets teachers create and deliver interactive...
(www.adobe.com) Adobe has released Adobe Voice, an animated video app for the iPad that lets users create and share video stories. The app incorporate...
(www.boxlight.com) The BOXLIGHT DeskBoard mobile cart adjusts both height and tilt for the P8 ultra short throw interactive projector on a white surfa...
(www.bretford.com) Bretford has introduced Core 36M, a 36-unit charging cart that is optimized for Chromebooks but which also supports most tablets, l...
(www.edmentum.com) Edmentum Sensei is a mobile optimized solution that helps administrators visualize and track overall school, teacher, and student p...
(www.hmhco.com) HMH has released HMH Player, a new native app for iOS and Google Chrome that streamlines the learning experience for improved digital ...
(www.bretford.com) Bretford has unveiled an easy-to-use modular power system with exchangeable power components. The Juice Power System uses unique ...
(www.lightsailed.com) LightSail Education has announced a literacy accelerator that combines books with in-text embedded assessments and real-time dat...
(www.myon.com) myON has expanded its digital library to include a set of literacy tools to further personalize the reading experience for students whi...
(www.nervanix.com) Nervanix has released Clarity, an application that monitors student attention levels as they study and guides them to revisit conce...
(www.robotslab.com) RobotsLAB has introduced MathBall, a smart sensor basketball and tablet system that offers curricula in algebra, pre-calculus, phy...
(www.waspbarcode.com) Wasp Barcode’s MobileAsset.EDU solutions include everything administrators need to account for their assets, from software...
(www.opened.io) OpenEd has announced a free tool that lets teachers easily create assessments with the question types required by Common Core standard...
(www.panasonic.com) Panasonic’s TH-80LFB70U interactive LED display features high-speed, multi-touch, interactive capabilities to promote partic...
(www.penveu.com) The penveu interactive display system is a handheld device that turns projectors and large screen displays into interactive whiteboar...
(www.califone.com) Califone has updated its PresentationPro speaker. The PA310 readily connects with computers, LCD projectors, mobile devices, intera...
(www.bretford.com) Bretford Manufacturing, Inc. has announced the availability of the companion app for its PowerSync+ enabled charge and sync produc...
(www.bretford.com) Bretford Manufacturing, Inc. has debuted the PureCharge family of iPad and iPad mini charging carts and stations. By offering pre-i...
(www.proquest.com) ProQuest’s new information literacy product, Research Companion, offers videos that guide users through the research process,...
(www.averusa.com) AVer Information has developed a Student Engagement platform, providing teachers and students with the tools to transmit document ca...
(www.averusa.com) AVer has released the TabChargeCT2 charge cart solution, which can hold up to 40 Chromebooks, iPads, Android or Windows tablets, lap...
(www.extron.com) The Instant Alert function of the Extron VoiceLift Microphone, combined with a PoleVault, WallVault, or PlenumVault classroom AV sys...
(www.smarttech.com) The SMART Board 6065 is an ultra HD, 4K interactive flat panel that offers collaborative capabilities while ensuring lessons run s...
(www.gaggle.net) The new Gaggle Unity Partner Program provides free data integration services for all educational technology vendors. Through the Gagg...
(www.waterford.org) Waterford Early Learning Cloud can be used at home or to supplement lessons in classrooms. It can also be used for individual adap...
(www.netsupportschool.com) The latest version of NetSupport School allows teachers to monitor and collaborate with any mix of technology. An enhanced ...
(www.techsmith.com/camtasia) TechSmith’s Camtasia gives teachers the tools to record lessons, create videos, and engage their audiences. Educato...
(www.panasonic.com) Intel has teamed up with Panasonic to announce the Panasonic 3E, which uses the Intel Education 2-in-1 reference design. Designed ...
Missouri professors using 3D printers for art
Trend: Campuses moving from online to On-Demand
Using iPads To Lower the Cost of a Degree
Jetstream Supercomputing Project Brings Cloud-Based Research to the Masses
What MOOCs Teach Us
New Toolkit: Privacy
Saying Yes to Blended Learning
Apply for an Active Learning Center Grant from Steelcase Education
From Spare Parts to Real Change
This is Where it All Changes: A Peek at Intel® RealSense™ Technology
McAllen ISD Incorporates Personalized Literacy in 1:1 Program
Four CA Districts Expand Use of Lexia Reading Core5 Program
Alabama’s Mobile County Public Schools And Discovery Education Partner On New Initiative
School District Repurposes PCs and Saves $136,000
Putnam County School System Chooses Assessment Software
Party Like It's 1998: A Farewell Letter
Electrosonic Provides AV Support for Rubik’s Cube Exhibition
DiGiCo at the Chicago Symphony and Godsmack
Holland Music Venue Chooses L-Acoustics System
Samsung’s OMD Series Digital Signage Lineup