April 2013 Table of Contents
Assistive Technology 2.0: Special Tech
By Vicki Windman
Assistive technology is a hypernym that includes assistive,
adaptive, and rehabilitation devices for people with disabilities.
What’s “hot” in 2013? Special education expert and T&L
blogger Vicki Windman shares her insights and interviews
other experts to answer these questions and more.
Working It Out: How today’s districts are
preparing students for tomorrow’s jobs
PARCC: Is This the Next Big Thing?
By Jon Castelhano
By Ellen Ullman
More than three million U.S. jobs are unfilled because of a lack
of skilled workers. To alleviate this conundrum, districts are
developing specialized programs and partnering with local
businesses to ready their graduates for work.
When it comes to the Common Core state standards, all but a
small handful of states have already adopted them and begun
implementation. With the new PARCC assessments, technology
is being embedded into these standards as well as into the
assessments. Here’s what you need to know about them.
Back Office Business: Edtech in action
T&L’s round-up of the latest tools for schools.
DEPARTMENTS & COLUMNS
Editors Desk: Apps For All
News & Trends
• Top 10 Online Stories
• BLOG BITS
• TOP TWEETS
• When was the last time you emailed a parent?
• Tech Forum Goes Livestream
• Site We Like
• Doc Cam Contest
• Storybook Creation Tools and Apps
• Teachers Embrace Digital RESOURCES To Propel Learning
• PARCC Releases New Guidelines
• From the Principal’s Office
• Symantec Commits One Million to Education
• Common Core Checklist: What to Know Before You Buy
• Conference Redux