July 2010 Table of Contents - Tech Learning

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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SCHOOL 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

In the Money: Best practices from grant-winning districts
In 2009, the Web site Grant Wrangler (www.grant wrangler.com) listed more than $166 million in grants and awards for K–12 schools and the people who work in them. Learn how four districts turned their tech wishes into reality.
By Ellen Ullman

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PRODUCTS

Put to the Test: T&L editors take some new products for a test drive.
HP 5102 Touchscreen
Adobe’s Creative Suite 5
Goodreader for the iPad

Details“R”Us
With all the things your IT department does, keeping track of your district’s computers, along with their OSs and software, shouldn’t be an added burden. Thanks to asset-management software, it isn’t.

July 2010 What’s New
A+® VLabs: Science Pack 1 • Agreensign.com • AmpliVox Sound Systems PA systems and podiums • CourseCare • Dell KACE • Desire2Learn Learning Suite 9.0 • DrawPlus X4 eBeam Engage • Einztein • ELMO Wireless Tablet • ePrep Test Preparation • Giddy Up • Hitachi networkable 3LCD projector models • HP 4320t Mobile Thin Client • K-12 Progress Monitoring Bundle • Lightspeed Guide Browser • Motorola AirDefense Network Assurance • Polycom H.264 High Profile • Scholastic News Interactive • SoftChalk v6 CONNECT • and more

DEPARTMENTS & COLUMNS

Editor’s Desk
Numbers Game

News & Trends
Next big thing: Crestron’s RoomView Green Light
Did you go to ISTE this year?
Early-adoption trends of LMS
Top 10 sites for creating timelines
Tech it easy with very young learners
Sites we like
Back office business

They Said It: Go or No-Go, Get to Work
Whether you’re successful at securing your grant or not, once you’ve completed the proposal, your real work is about to begin.

Education Grants: 2010–2011 Deadlines
5 Tips for Grant Writing Strategies

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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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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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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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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

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June 2010 Table of Contents

FEATURESSCHOOL CIO The Power of Portals While the phrase “school portal” may sound as dated as “information superhighway,” in fact the idea is finally becoming an effective solution for schools. By Pam Derringer The Tech&Learning 100@30 As part of our

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October 2010 Table of Contents

FEATURESA Rural Revival An interview with Karen Cator, director of education technology, and John White, deputy assistant secretary for rural outreach for the U.S. Department of Education. PRODUCTS Put to the Test T&L editors take some new products for a

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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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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,