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AUGUST 2009 Table of Contents - Tech Learning

August 2009

FEATURES Textbook Deathwatch The question it seems is no longer “if?” but “when?” Read why some sort of digital curricula is the next inevitable step for any school looking to do right by its students. By Judy Salpeter Eight Ways
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Textbook Deathwatch
The question it seems is no longer “if?” but “when?” Read why some sort of digital curricula is the next inevitable step for any school looking to do right by its students.
By Judy Salpeter

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Eight Ways To Use School Wikis
Wikis are great tools to help a school enrich instruction, and increase communication and collaboration among staff. They are also free (for educators using wikispaces) and provide unlimited storage for digital materials including video, screencasts, presentations, PDFs, etc. Here are eight ways to use wikis in class.
By Lisa Nielsen

Get Ready for 1:1
Good planning can make or break a successful 1:1 program. Read these tips before you get started—or to improve an existing program.
By Darcy Moore

PRODUCTS

Put to the Test: T&L Editors take some new products for a test drive.
MicroSaver DS Keyed Lock
Discovering The Science of Alcohol
Dell Latitude 2100 netbook
Lumens DC265 Visual Presenter

Make IT Safe
A district can take many steps to ensure that its students are protected on the Internet. But perhaps the most effective way to make sure children don’t access inappropriate Web sites is to use a filtering product. We’ve talked districts to see how they determined which of the hundreds of filtering options best fit their needs.
By Ellen Ullman

What’s New: News from NECC
Atomic Learning’s 21st Century Skills PD • Lightspeed Educational Video Library • Follett TetraData Insights • Qwizdom’s WizTeach • Ken-A-Vision Auto Focus Vision Viewer • QOMO QD8000 • Bretford’s Intelligent Laptop Computer carts • Vernier Watts Up meter • Panaboards • HP Mini 5101 • Promethean ActivClassroom for Everyone • InFocus LiteBoard projector and wand • and more

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July 2009

FEATURES FOLLOW THE MONEY PART 3 Read the last in a three part series on what the stimulus package means for education technology in America’s classrooms. Go online to techlearning.com for the full series. Smart Money By Ellen Ullman From

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March 2009

FEATURESThe “Blended” Classroom Revolution Virtual Technology Goes to SchoolWhile virtual schools, which currently serve only a tiny fraction ofthe nation’s 48 million K12 students, get all the buzz, a muchbigger, largely untold story of online learning is unfolding inAmerica’s brick

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May 2009 Table of Contents

FEATURESThe A V Club—Next Generation Engaging the digital natives isn’t as daunting as you think. Here’s how three classrooms do it. Follow the Money Part I Read the first in a three part series on what the stimulus package means

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August 2010 Table of Contents

FEATURESSchool CIO RTT in Tennessee Mary Reel, a school superintendent in the 2,100 student district of Milan, calls the Tennessee Value Added Assessment System (TVAAS) “Value Added on Steroids” and has used the data system to turn around struggling students,

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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

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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.