February 2010 Table of Contents

February 2010 Table of Contents



SCHOOL 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 educators must frame the issues and solve the problems.
By Pam Derringer


Put to the Test: T&L editors take some new products for a test drive.
Texthelp Fluency Tutor
Aspen Open Learning
Google Squared
Epson Brightlink

Taking Control
You’d be hard-pressed to find a school or district today that doesn’t apply some level of Internet filtering to protect its PCs. For this month’s roundup, we asked districts to tell us why their Web-filtering solution is the best fit for their needs.
By Ellen Ullman

february 2010 What’s New
A-List Education • Aven • Chief Manufacturing’s new mount • Crestron MP-AMP30 • eBeam software upgrade • ELMO Doc-Tor • Vernier Mini Gas Chromatograph • HP SchoolCloud • K2 Logistics • My Virtual Tutor—Reading • SAFARI Montage new video titles • SMART Notebook Express • Texas Instruments DLP Pico technology smartphone • and more


Editor’s Desk
Time To Go Global

News & Trends
• Next Big Thing: Time for Tablets
• More Teachers Digitally Inclined
• Online-Learning Study
• Web Tools for Enhancing Collaboration
• Education Apps for Smartphones
• 8 Free and Easy Ways to Begin Educating Innovatively
• Sites We Like
• Back-Office Business

How It’s Done: Blended PD
Combining online and offline lessons is the key to successful professional development in Texas.

They said it: The PLN Spirograph
T&L blogger Jennifer Wagner discusses how a Personal Learning Network (PLN) can grow like a Spirograph using various Web 2.0 tools for networking.