September 2010 Table of Contents
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 third and final group of honorees is plucked from the future: tomorrow’s leaders, who are changing the landscape of edtech through innovation and vision right now.
By Matt Bolch
Lessons Learned from the Laptop Privacy Scandal
In their first interviews since their laptopsecurity program became international news, the superintendent, the communications director, and the director of information systems at the Lower Merion (PA) School District share the inside story of managing the firestorm that followed allegations of illegal laptop surveillance of students.
By Andrew Page
SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION
Back-To-School: Product Showcase
Put to the Test: T&L editors take some new products for a test drive.
Microsoft Office 2010
Fujitsu LIFEBOOK PH520
Samsung PX2370 Monitor
The Long Review
T&L follows the administrators, teachers, and students at Village Charter School in Trenton, NJ, as they implement Pearson’s SuccessMaker software on 40 new Dell PCs.
Get Smart About Phones
Although most schools ban smartphones, a handful of innovators have realized that these pocket-sized tools are a powerful addition to the classroom. The schools in this article are finding more uses all the time.
By Ellen Ullman
Acuity PhD • APLUS+ • Blackboard Inc. • Bretford NETBOOK42-CT • Califone Kids Keyboard • Centricity 2 • ClassLink OnTrack • Crestron PSPHD • and more
DEPARTMENTS & COLUMNS
30 years and counting
News & Trends
• Next Big Thing: Epson BrightLink Solo Interactive Module
• Online PD: Does it work for you?
• Top 3 Leadership Skills
• Innovative educators of the year
• ED.gov launches new interactive Web site
• Heads in the clouds
• Top 10 sites for creating surveys
• How It’s Done: Read All About It