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March 2012 Table of Contents - Tech Learning

March 2012 Table of Contents

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FEATURES

STEM Across the Country
By Ellen Ullman
The U.S. ranks 27 out of 29 for the rate of STEM bachelor’s degrees awarded in developed countries. But districts across the country are launching concentrated STEM efforts to reverse this trend—training more teachers in how to teach these classes and trying to get more kids interested in these fields.

SCHOOLCIO : On Notice
Emergency notification systems add features to better spread the message.
By Ellen Ullman

21st Century Student Handbook: Teaching Today’s Web-Centric Kids
By James Careless
Lots of schools are talking about the importance of preparing their students for an increasingly inter-connected, Webcentric world. Here are some districts that are “doing” it.

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PRODUCTS

Put to the Test: T&L editors take some new products for a test drive.
Anthro-Charging Cart for Tablets
SMART Response VE

Long Review: Lightspeed’s My Big Campus and learning.com’s STEM curriculum

March 2012 What’s New
Absolute Theft Recovery • Atomic Learning • Casio updated SLIM projectors • MimioStudio Activity Wizard • ELMO student response system • Epson PowerLite • GradeCam free scanning software • HP Mini 1104 • Karbonpad • NNovachi 2.0 • and more • and more

DEPARTMENTS & COLUMNS

Editor’s Desk
Good with That

News & Trends
Put to the Test: iBook2 Textbooks
From the Web
They Said It: iTunes U Could be Good for You
Will Apple’s iBooks announcement finally kill paper-based curriculum?
top10 Web Stories
BLOG BITS
TOP TWEETS
The next big thing.
Survey Finds Teachers Want More Access to Classroom Tech
Is your district using e-portfolios to evaluate student work?
Contests & Grants
Site We Like
6 Ways to Connect Your One Computer to the World
2012 Vision K-20 Survey Opens

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