July 2010 Table of Contents

July 2010 Table of Contents



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


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

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


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