February 2012 Table of Contents

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FEATURES

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 Class room
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.


PRODUCTS

Put to the Test: T&L editors take some new products for a test drive.
MyGovernment
Read2Go

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 

Editor’s Desk
The More Things Change

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.

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