April 2011 Table of Contents - Tech Learning

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
Publish date:



SCHOOL 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 go right to the source (pun intended) and ask some of our School CIO advisors about their experiences.

SPECIAL?supplement Assistive Tech: May We Help You?
By Sascha Zuger
Many teachers who work in special needs classrooms find that their biggest challenge lies in handling students each of whom has very different needs. Here is a sampling of tools that have put the “assist” in assistive tech and the teachers who use them.

Image placeholder title


Put to the Test: T&L editors take some new products for a test drive.
PSS Review360 GenEd
Read&Write 10 Gold
Pearson digits
RM Slate

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

Social Workers
By Ellen Ullman
While Twitter and Facebook dominate press coverage, these products may not be the best fit for school projects. Here are some other options.

April 2011 What’s New
Aspen 3.1 • Atomic Learning iPad Content • Blackboard Analytics • Campus Mail • DataLink4 • Hitachi StarboardLink • HP TouchPad • M86 VuSafe • PolyVision eno flex • TriCaster Virtual Set Editor • LabQuest probes and sensors • and more


Editor’s Desk
The New One-to-One

News & Trends
Next Big Thing: Poll Everywhere
Top 10 Web stories
Top tweets
Blog bits
IWBs: Love ’em or hate ’em?
Sites We Like
Spamming the cloud?
Young children’s media use on the rise
STEM education survey chart
PD Tips: Interviews with the experts
Great conference apps



Image placeholder title

February 2011 Table of Contents

FEATURESSCHOOL CIO The New One to One As administrators scramble to offer ubiquitous technology in their districts, the goal has moved away from one laptop for each lap to a plethora of alternatives. By Ellen Ullman SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT Race to

Image placeholder title

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

Image placeholder title

June 2011 Table of Contents

FEATURESSCHOOL CIO Heads in the Cloud For years schools have been using software as a service in one area or another. So where does cloud computing come in? The schools and districts in this article have already turned to the

Image placeholder title

May 2011 Table of Contents

FEATURESSCHOOL 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

Image placeholder title

January 2011 Table of Contents

FEATURESTop 10 Predictions for 2011 (with proof ) Forget auld acquaintances, and don’t worry about resolutions the most popular thing to do this time of year is to make predictions for the next 12 months. Here are our predictions, along

Image placeholder title

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.

Image placeholder title

August 2011 Table of Contents

FEATURES SPECIAL Section ISTE Wrap up Tech & Learning compiles highlights of the many ideas and tools shared at ISTE 2011. ISTE 2011 Highlights from the conference and related events Highlights from TEDxPhiladelphiaEd 2011 5 Take Aways from Edubloggercon Tech

Image placeholder title

July 2011 Table of Contents

FEATURESAward Winning Grant Strategies By James Careless As school budgets shrink, grants are an increasing important way to support core activities, and to pioneer innovative new approaches to education. Here are strategies that won significant grants for these schools. SPECIAL?REPORT