August 2010 Table of Contents - Tech Learning

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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School 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, individual schools, and now a district. Read how they did it.
By Pam Derringer

What you missed at ISTE
Didn’t make it to the largest edtech event in the U.S. this year? Don’t worry, we had it covered. In this special supplement, T&L details the latest and greatest from the International Society for Technology in Education show. From new product releases to big-picture analysis from our T&L advisers, you will find the 411 here.

ISTE WRAP-UP

Tech & Learning 30th anniversary reception

ISTE Product News

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PRODUCTS

The Answer Is …
Clickers. Audio response systems. Student response systems. Whatever you call them, they can be the answer to some teachers’ prayers. We asked six schools to give us feedback.
By Ellen Ullman

DEPARTMENTS & COLUMNS

Editor’s Desk
It’s not what you have but how you use it.

News & Trends
Next Big Thing: YoLink
IWBs: Love ’em or hate ’em?
Six tips for selecting a reading program
Study shows the benefits of 1:1
Technologies to watch
New study finds students more connected than teachers
Contest to award student response system
Sites we like
New cloud consortium

They Said It: 5 developing themes at ISTE ’10
By Henry Thiele
I attended EduBloggerCon, the Constructivist Consortium, the opening events, and more at ISTE ’10, and through my interactions there, I have begun to see some themes developing in the conference:

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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

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July 2010 Table of Contents

FEATURESSCHOOL CIO Getting Easier to Be Green Faced with steep energy costs and shrinking school budgets, cash strapped IT directors are discovering that going green is not just good for the environment it’s good for the wallet. By Pam Derringer

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November 2010 Table of Contents

FEATURESSCHOOL CIO Professional Development Blended is better Texas recently launched Project Share, a portal offering teachers online professional development, Web 2.0 connectivity, and enriched classroom resources. By Pam Derringer Top Web Tools for Enhancing Collaboration It’s not news that collaboration

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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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September 2010 Table of Contents

FEATURESThe 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

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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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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

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February 2010 Table of Contents

FEATURESSCHOOL CIO Making 1 1 Work Despite their avid loyalties to different hardware devices, these school administrators concur on one to one strategy successful advocacy and implementation of one to one programs must focus on educational vision and goals, and