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APRIL 2009 Table of Contents - Tech Learning

APRIL 2009 Table of Contents

FEATURESFacebook Faceoff It may be the most volatile question in education today—is there a place for social networking in schools? Check highlights from our ongoing online debate. This version of the story appeared in the print issue of the magazine.
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FEATURES

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Facebook Faceoff
It may be the most volatile question in education today—is there a place for social networking in schools? Check highlights from our ongoing online debate.
This version of the story appeared in the print issue of the magazine. For the complete online story, click HERE

Debunking the myths of open source in school
Most open source stories can sound to good to be true, which (to confirm the cliché) they probably are. Read how real schools succeed using open source as part of their IT strategy.
By Pam Derringer
This version of the story appeared in the print issue of the magazine. For the complete online story, click HERE

PRODUCTS

Put to the Test: T&L Editors take some new products for a test drive.
TeachScape XL
Netsupport Notify
AVerVision CP300
DreamBox Learning K-2 Math

Wonderboards
According to Futuresource Consulting, just about 20 percent of all K-12 classrooms have an interactive whiteboard, which most likely means you’re looking to get one. Our chart can help you determine which will produce the right interactive experience for you.
By T&L Editors

What’s New
Aspire Assessment • System 44 • ANGEL Learning Management • My Web Lockers • STI’s Extreme Intervention & Sketchpad LessonLink • My Portfolio and netTrekker • Bretford NETBOOK32 Microcomputer Laptop Cart • Vivitek’s D735VX projector • ezRoom Classroom Bundle • Califone Hearing Safe line • Sharp XGA PG-D4010X • and more

DEPARTMENTS & COLUMNS

Editor’s Desk
Out of control

News & Trends
Next Big Thing: Mini-COWs
Walter Bender on OLPC and Sugar
This version of the story appeared in the print issue of the magazine. For the complete online story, click HERE
Meet AFT’s president Randi Weingarten
This version of the story appeared in the print issue of the magazine. For the complete online story, click HERE
What’s Your School’s IT IQ?
5 ways to use phones in class
How to sell in-class gaming
This version of the story appeared in the print issue of the magazine. For the complete online story, click HERE
Follow the Money: Who is doing what with their stimulus cash

They said it
Practicing What You Preach
By Bob Sprankle
Our T&L blogger says it’s not so bad to go back to square one.
This version of the story appeared in the print issue of the magazine. For the complete online story, click HERE

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May 2009 Table of Contents

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November 2009 Table of Contents

FEATURESBig Picture In his new book “The World Is Open,” author Curtis Bonk makes bold predictions about a more personalized age of learning. We present a few highlights School CIO The Data Is In Student Information Systems (SISs) are already

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April 2011 Table of Contents

FEATURESSCHOOL CIO The Pros & Cons of Open Source Products By Ellen Ullman, SchoolCIO Editor By now School CIO readers know a lot about the benefits as well as the limitations of using open source products. So we decided to

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June 2009 Table of Contents

FEATURESFOLLOW THE MONEY PART 2 Read the second installment in a three part series on what the stimulus package means for education technology in America’s classrooms. This month, get inspired by projects already in the works. What To Do With

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October 2009 Table of Contents

FEATURESThe Essential Guide for K 12 Librarians Major shifts in information and communication landscapes present new opportunities for librarians. Read how your info specialist can help learners of all ages effectively use, manage, evaluate, organize and communicate in the 21st

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December 2009 Table of Contents

FEATURESLeader of the Year Award Tech & Learning honors four educators who know what it takes to get a project done. From “tech forts” in New Mexico to funding tablet PC programs in Kentucky, these educators prove that hard work

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April 2010 Table of Contents

FEATURESSCHOOL CIO Open source or proprietary? When it comes to assessment solutions, it doesn’t have to be an either or decision. By Pam Derringer The Big Picture A conversation with Jerry Weast While the superintendent of Montgomery County (Maryland) Public

January 2009 Table of Contents

FEATURES Get Better With Your TechWhether you are a novice or seasoned vet, it never hurts to reassess your technology prowess. Along with your other New Year resolutions, read this guide to help with getting your professional development back on