In this month's cover feature, "The One-to-One Tsunami", author Pamela Livingston details the state of one-to-one programs across the country.
Perhaps of greatest note is the significant—yet still fairly quiet—evolution of this trend, which at one time seemed
so far out of reach for all but the most well endowed schools and districts. The current momentum behind statewide and other large-scale initiatives is encouraging, and yet even as it moves forward, brings with it yet an additional element of "haves and have-nots" to the digital divide. Find out how you can take the first steps toward empowering your students and staff by implementing personal digital assistants in your district.
Lots of good product advice also comes to you in this issue, with reviews of two of Microsoft's latest, Office 2007 and Vista. See Reviews for what expert Carol Holzberg has to say after thoroughly test-driving these new offerings. James Careless also weighs in on considerations for the best filtering solutions for schools in Product Guide and Lindsay Oishi gives you a tour of the myriad possibilities of free online applications from Google and others in Emerging Tech.
Integration is also on our minds. For a step-by-step on how to edit a video clip, see Jeff Branzburg's How To column. And special to this edition is a primer on Web 2.0 and what it means for students, professional development, and visual learning. Look for that this month, and for continuing coverage throughout the year.
Lastly, we look forward to seeing you at our Chicago, Illinois, Tech Forum on April 27, and in Long Beach, California, on May 18. Among the rich selection of topics, you'll find sessions on podcasting, one-to-one computing, games, and digital storytelling. For more info on all Tech Forums, see www.techlearning.com