February 2012 Table of Contents
Special Section: Assistive Technology Roundup
By Ellen Ullman
This article looks at ways schools are using tech to assist
students with a wide variety of learning needs, and provides
specific resources you can use in your district.
SCHOOLCIO : BYOD Strategies
By Ellen Ullman
Proponents of “bring your own device” (BYOD) programs
like them for a lot of reasons. But this article isn’t meant
to convince readers to try BYOD. It’s about how to make it
work once you’ve decided that BYOD is the way to go.
Social Media: It Does Have a Place in the
By James Careless
Social media is the latest cultural “bad boy.” Like rock ‘n
roll before it, social media is being blamed by critics for
corrupting the youth of America. These same critics say that
social media has no place in the nation’s classrooms. T&L
interviews three experts who disagree.
Put to the Test: T&L editors take some new products for a test drive.
Long Review: Lightspeed’s My Big Campus
February 2012 What’s New
Adobe Digital School Collection • BenQ SmartEco technology
• Bretford Laptop/Netbook carts • eInstruction insight 360 •
Follett Destiny 10.0 • Lenovo ThinkPad X130e • netTrekker
CCSS in search • YouTube for Schools • and more
DEPARTMENTS & COLUMNS
The More Things
News & Trends
• The next big thing.
• top10 Web Stories
• BLOG BITS
• TOP TWEETS
• Do Kids Want to Become Scientists?
• Intel Schools of Distinction Opens
• Who Cares about Digital Citizenship?
• First Robotics Competition Kicks Off
• Win a Wireless Lab Sweepstakes
• Top 10 Sites for Educational Apps
• If you were given the option of a paperless curriculum, would you take it?
They Said It: SMARTPHONES
GO TO SCHOOL
Harry Tuttle explains why
smartphones are not your average
mobile learning device.