May 2009 Table of Contents - Tech Learning

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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FEATURES

The A/V Club—Next Generation
Engaging the digital natives isn’t as daunting as you think. Here’s how three classrooms do it.

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Follow the Money: Part I
Read the first in a three-part series on what the stimulus package means for education technology in America’s classrooms. This month, get an instant primer on what all the acronyms mean and how the numbers break down.

PRODUCTS

Put to the Test: T&L editors take some new products for a test drive
Lumens PS660 Visual Presenter
Interwrite Mobi Tablet
Intel Classmate PC
SPARK Science Learning System
IHMC–Cmap Tools
EduCast USB Duplicator

Get on With the Show
When purchasing a projector, there are many decisions to make. LCD or DLP? Maybe a short-throw? What brightness do I need? Start here to learn about some of these choices.
By Jeffrey Branzburg

What’s New
Rosetta Stone • Wall Street Survivor • FACELAND • Reading Assistant • PD in Focus • Burst: Reading • PBwiki Campus Edition • CORE Collaboration with Teachscape • Large Software • Digital Scrapbook Artist • Progress Zone • ActivInspire • School Guardian Web filter • Bee Docs Timeline • TriCaster Upgrade 2.5 • Papershow • Dukane Convey AClick student-response system • Hitachi CP-A52 3LCD projector • and more

DEPARTMENTS & COLUMNS

Editor’s Desk
Let the Change Begin

News & Trends
Next Big Thing: eBook Readers
• Max McGee on STEM : Read complete online story HERE
• Which classroom multimedia tools do you use the most?
Textbook Deathwatch
Go Green and Win a Mac
• Survey shows school budgets taking another hit
Sites We Like
Project-based learning : Read and comment on original blog post HERE
Ready or not, here IT comes

How It’s Done
PC virtualization systems give Danville schools a lot of computer learning for the buck.
Read complete online story HERE

They said it
By Laura Walker
Why should educators get involved with Twitter? Here are nine reasons.

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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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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.

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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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May 2011 Table of Contents

FEATURESSCHOOL CIO Follow the Leader In recent years, national and state school administrator associations have stepped up to help their members, especially superintendents, understand and expand the role of technology in their districts’ operations, including business as well as teaching

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November 2009 Table of Contents

FEATURESBig Picture In his new book “The World Is Open,” author Curtis Bonk makes bold predictions about a more personalized age of learning. We present a few highlights School CIO The Data Is In Student Information Systems (SISs) are already

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October 2009 Table of Contents

FEATURESThe Essential Guide for K 12 Librarians Major shifts in information and communication landscapes present new opportunities for librarians. Read how your info specialist can help learners of all ages effectively use, manage, evaluate, organize and communicate in the 21st

February 2009 Table of Contents

A Second Life for Professional DevelopmentThe evolution of the virtual world Second Life hasbeen nothing short of remarkable. Yet, its value as aprofessional development meeting place for themainstream education community is just beginningto be appreciated. Follow this online pioneer for

January 2009 Table of Contents

FEATURES Get Better With Your TechWhether you are a novice or seasoned vet, it never hurts to reassess your technology prowess. Along with your other New Year resolutions, read this guide to help with getting your professional development back on