May 2011 Table of Contents
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
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
DEPARTMENTS & COLUMNS
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.
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