APRIL 2009 Table of Contents

APRIL 2009 Table of Contents

FEATURES

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.
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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
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• What’s Your School’s IT IQ?
• 5 ways to use phones in class
• How to sell in-class gaming
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• 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.
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