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.
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
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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.
Visual Reality X: Streaming Is Expected
New technologies encourage — and record — student class attendance and engagement
Zoom Is Hot in Higher Ed
Cape Peninsula University of Technology Upgrades with Tripleplay
Projection Mapping Competition to Debut in Amsterdam
University of Dayton Upgrading Arena with New Daktronics Displays
Swivel Mount Kit for CCS-UC-300 Conference System by Crestron Electronics, Inc.. Model: TS-SMK
KD-AMP220 by Key Digital Systems. Model: KD-AMP220
Wall Mount Bracket for Projector by Casio, Inc.. Model: YM-81