May 2011 Table of Contents

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SCHOOL CIO: Follow the Leader
In recent years, national and state school administrator associations have stepped up to help their members, especially superintendents, understand and expand the role of technology in their districts’ operations, including business as well as teaching and learning.
By Ellen Ullman, SchoolCIO Editor

SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT AV Technology in Schools
HD TV Facility Preps Kids for the Real World
The Sioux Falls School District in South Dakota created its Career & Technical Education Academy to give vocational high school students industryrelevant education.
By James Careless

TL May 2011


Put to the Test: T&L editors take some new products for a test drive.
Webspiration Classroom Service

The Long Review
T&L editors follow the stakeholders at Village Charter School in Trenton as they implement Pearson’s SuccessMaker software on a 40-seat Dell PC desktop network.

Now You See It
Ellen Ullman compares two schools: one using a display screen, the other a projector. The schools share the pros and cons of each technology.

May 2011 What’s New
Acuity InFormative Assessment • Arcademic Skill Builders • Aruba MOVE • Barracuda Networks “Think Cloud” campaign • ClassLink LaunchPad 2011 • DreamBox • DYM O/Mimio • eInstruction • enVisionMA TH Common Core • ExamView 7.50 • and more


Editor’s Desk
How About Create and Consume?

News & Trends
Next Big Thing: Acer Iconia media tablet
Top 10 Web stories
Top Tweets
Blog Bits
Displays or projectors?
Unified-communication implementation rate doubles
Sites We Like
Parents increasingly exercise digital choice in education
Web 2.0 survey shows more use and positive results
IT managers plagued by security breaches
Highlights from Intel’s Visionary conference

How It’s Done: Reading Tech
Sascha Zuger asks how tech is improving students’ reading skills.

They Said It: Why the iPad Is Different
By Dean Shareski
The iPad is generating more discussion about the role of technology in learning than any tool or event to date.

e - no® enables ESL teacher to speak a language her students understand

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