January 2012 Table of Contents

January 2012 Table of Contents



SCHOOLCIO: 10 Things Schools Need to Know About the New E-Rate
While the basic structure of E-rate has remained the same, the FCC sixth Report and Order brought some major changes to the program. SchoolCIO spoke with John Harrington, chief executive officer of Funds for Learning to gain insight into the latest iteration.

Special Section How It’s Done: 20 Ways to Make Tech Work in Schools
The latest controversy in the education press has once again become a handwringing, brow-furrowing discussion on whether or not technology “works” in the classroom. Well, here is the answer: it does work. And what follows is how you can do it.


Put to the Test: T&L editors take some new products for a test drive.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 10
Prentice Hall Writing Coach

Long Review
Last year, Tech & Learning followed the experience of Trenton’s Village Charter School as they tested Pearson’s Successmaker and Dell’s desktops. This year, two districts will put other products through this same long-term trial: learning.com’s STEM curriculum and Lightspeed’s My Big Campus.

January 2012 What’s New
Aerohive Network-Branch on demand • Atomic Learning Assistive tech updates • AVer U10 document camera • Califone-WB80 whiteboard • Canon-LV-8235 Ultra-Short Throw multimedia projector • Certiport-MS OneNote 2010 certification exam • Dropbox for Teams • HP Slate 2 Tablet PC • Livescribe-pencasts • VizZle Player iPad app • NBC Learn-Decision 2012 • PBS TeacherLine STEM417 global warming class • and more


Editor’s Desk

News & Trends
• Top 10 Web Stories
• Top Tweets
• Blog Bits
• 5 Steps to Prevent Mobile Device Theft and Loss
• The Toshiba STEMpowerment
• Costs of Typical Online School
• Report from CETPA
• Common Core Survey
• Recycle for Dollars
• Smartphone Infographic
• Top 100 Sites of 2011