July 2009 Table of Contents - Tech Learning

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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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.

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Smart Money
By Ellen Ullman
From using virtualization technology to accepting lunch payments online, districts are seeking money-saving methods. Here are some of our favorites.

The Data Dilemma: Reporting in the Era of Federal Stimulus
By Marty Weil
Under new data reporting requirements, schools are scrambling to become skilled data collectors and master number crunchers in order to keep the federal spigot open. Here are ways schools are making it work.

PRODUCTS

Put to the Test: T&L Editors take some new products for a test drive.
MindPlay RAPS360
Saywire
Luidia eBeam Edge
Discovery Software Principalm+

Cover Your Assets
Asset-management software enable you to view—at a glance—the products on your network. Some even allow you to remotely control PCs, communicate with users, and stop students from visiting inappropriate websites. To find the right solution for your district, read on.

What’ New: Recent Releases and Upgrades
Atomic Learning 21st Century Skills Collection • Casio Keisan • Cerebellum Teaching Systems • Certiport Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3) • Elluminate Learning Suite • K12Translate • LanSchool v7.3 • MealpayPlus • Navigation101 • Netop ProtectOn Pro • Play With Pictures • SoftChalk V5 • Aurora Multimedia • SANYO PLC-XW250 • ViewSonic VG27 widescreen LCD monitors • and more.

DEPARTMENTS & COLUMNS

Editor’s Desk
Numbers Game

News & Trends
Next Big Thing : PCI Turbo Solutions Builder
Sites we like
Contests & Grants
Back office business: How schools cut costs
Top 10 ways to save money on your printer
The high cost of security
From the Grant Guru: Editing is everything

They said it
By David Jakes
Cheaters or collaborators?
We have a long way to go before we understand, and negotiate systemically, what collaborative sharing environments mean to student learning.

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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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June 2009 Table of Contents

FEATURESFOLLOW THE MONEY PART 2 Read the second installment in a three part series on what the stimulus package means for education technology in America’s classrooms. This month, get inspired by projects already in the works. What To Do With

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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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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

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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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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.