July 2009 Table of Contents

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FEATURES

FOLLOW THE MONEY: PART 3
Read the last in a three-part series on what the stimulus package means for education technology in America’s classrooms. Go online to techlearning.com for the full series.

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Smart Money
By Ellen Ullman
From using virtualization technology to accepting lunch payments online, districts are seeking money-saving methods. Here are some of our favorites.

The Data Dilemma: Reporting in the Era of Federal Stimulus
By Marty Weil
Under new data reporting requirements, schools are scrambling to become skilled data collectors and master number crunchers in order to keep the federal spigot open. Here are ways schools are making it work.

PRODUCTS

Put to the Test: T&L Editors take some new products for a test drive.
MindPlay RAPS360
Saywire
Luidia eBeam Edge
Discovery Software Principalm+

Cover Your Assets
Asset-management software enable you to view—at a glance—the products on your network. Some even allow you to remotely control PCs, communicate with users, and stop students from visiting inappropriate websites. To find the right solution for your district, read on.

What’ New: Recent Releases and Upgrades
Atomic Learning 21st Century Skills Collection • Casio Keisan • Cerebellum Teaching Systems • Certiport Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3) • Elluminate Learning Suite • K12Translate • LanSchool v7.3 • MealpayPlus • Navigation101 • Netop ProtectOn Pro • Play With Pictures • SoftChalk V5 • Aurora Multimedia • SANYO PLC-XW250 • ViewSonic VG27 widescreen LCD monitors • and more.

DEPARTMENTS & COLUMNS 

Editor’s Desk
Numbers Game

News & Trends
Next Big Thing : PCI Turbo Solutions Builder
Sites we like
Contests & Grants
Back office business: How schools cut costs
Top 10 ways to save money on your printer
The high cost of security
From the Grant Guru: Editing is everything

They said it
By David Jakes
Cheaters or collaborators?
We have a long way to go before we understand, and negotiate systemically, what collaborative sharing environments mean to student learning.

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