June 2010 Table of Contents

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FEATURES

SCHOOL CIO: The Power of Portals
While the phrase “school portal” may sound as dated as “information superhighway,” in fact the idea is finally becoming an effective solution for schools.
By Pam Derringer

The Tech&Learning 100@30
As part of our 30th-anniversary celebration, Tech&Learning continues to compile a compendium of the most influential people affecting the advancement of technology in education. Our second group of honorees is plucked from the present: today’s leaders who are changing the landscape of edtech through innovation and vision.

SPECIAL ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT: Assessment

Don’t Assume; Assess
Whether instructors face the challenge of teaching efficiently and effectively, have to define student needs and placement, or must spend more time correcting behavior than teaching, assessment tech can be a useful tool to finding success.
By Sascha Zuger

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PRODUCTS

Document Camera — Now You See It
Teachers at these schools say document cameras change the way they teach. Learn how these relatively inexpensive devices help manage the classroom and keep students engaged, which ultimately can leads to increased retention.

June 2010 What’s New
The Academy of READING • Access for All • Acuity Online Community • Adobe Creative Suite 5 • Blackboard Learn 9.1 • Centricity • ClassMate with NOCTI • Corel Paint it! • Explore The Blue • Finishing the Dream • Kurzweil 3000 Version 12 • Microsoft Mouse Mischief • Nuance Speak & See • RM Easiteach Next Generation • Schoolnet’s Response to Intervention • SMART Response 2010 Software Upgrade • TouchMath • new classmate PC • Crestron QuickPacks • HP All-in-One 200 • Intel Reader • TI-Nspire with Touchpad • and more

DEPARTMENTS & COLUMNS 

Editor’s Desk
The List Gets Longer

News & Trends
Next big thing: Cambridge Dictionaries Online
New STEM survey
Contests
Top ten tips for teacher trainers
The 10 Zens of tech planning
Tech Forum highlights
Ning
Sites we like
Back office business
iPad apps for school
News from the EdTech Ticker

They Said It: How to think (and act) global in the classroom
By Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano
Raising global awareness among your students does not happen by osmosis. You have to work hard to expose your students to multiple languages, cultures, geography, different customs and traditions.

Education Grants: 2010–2011 Deadlines
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