May 2009 Table of Contents

May 2009 Table of Contents


The 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 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.


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


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.