January 2011 Table of Contents
Top 10 Predictions for 2011 (with proof!)
Forget auld acquaintances, and don’t worry about resolutions; the most popular thing to do this time of year is to make predictions for the next 12 months. Here are our predictions, along with some backup from people who put the proof in our pudding.
SCHOOL CIO: Mobile devices ease task of evaluating teachers, districts
Five years ago, school administrators using smartphones or PDAs to check the status of hallway loiterers or read email under the table during dull staff meetings were the height of cool. But today, mobile devices are more than cool. Combined with real-time access to sophisticated Web-based data systems, mobile devices are beginning to transform the evaluating of students, teachers, and administrators, and edging closer to education’s holy grail: How well are schools teaching kids to learn?
By Pam Derringer
Put to the Test: T&L editors take some new products for a test drive
HP Mini 100e
Microsoft Office for Mac Academic 2011
Though it was a challenge to find schools doing full-scale e-book implementations, we report on many doing small pilot tests and finding other creative ways to finance a handful of e-readers for classrooms and libraries.
By Ellen Ullman
January 2011 What’s New
Acer’s Aspire TimelineX series • AVerComm H Series Video Conferencing Solutions • Bookshare • Canon REA LiS WU X4000 Installation LCOS Projector • DIBELS Next • e-rater • EASE System • ExamView Learning Series CCSS Alignment • Hitachi CPWX8 multimedia projector • HP’s Mini 1103 • Kensington ClickSafe Keyed Twin Laptop Lock • My Vision Version 2.0 • NovaNET new STE M courses • RoomPro Global • SA MCAM 860 • Social Media Cache • Strategy Zone • and more
DEPARTMENTS & COLUMNS
News & Trends
• Next Big Thing: Teachscape Reflect
• How Can We Personalize Learning?
• Organizations Still Striving to Go Green
• Learning: Is There an App for That?
• How Facebook Friendly are You?
• Data Goes Global
• Nation’s Report Card for Reading and Math: Reading Scores Decline
• What Keeps Superintendents Up at Night?
• Top 25 Sites of 2010