November 2009 Table of Contents - Tech Learning

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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Big 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

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School CIO: The Data Is In
Student Information Systems (SISs) are already used by 69% of districts as the primary NCLB reporting tool. Data Warehouses (DWS)—with their ability to generate insights from data mining—are the other critical tool in this arena. Read highlights from the results of the Tech & Learning-sponsored survey of 300 School District IT professionals on SIS and DWS.

PRODUCTS

Put to the Test: T&L editors take some new products for a test drive.
HP DX9000 Touchsmart Business PC
Absolute Software Geofencing
Camtasia for Mac
Dell 3330dn Laser Printer

Listen Up!
According to the Acoustical Society of America, in many U.S. classrooms the speech-intelligibility rating is 75 percent or less. One way to raise that percentage and make it easier for all children to hear the teacher, and each other, is by installing sound systems and giving teachers easy-to-wear microphones.
By Ellen Ullman

What’s New
AVerVision 355AF • BrainHoney • Calypso Systems CM- 3000 and Conductor • AbleNet PowerLink • DreamBox Learning K-2 Math Classroom • EMS v.30.0 • HP Skyroom • iCyte • LifeBook T5010 • MoneyU • My Virtual Tutor- Reading • NetSupport v10.5 • OpenLoop • SmartOffice PS282 Scanner • PTE Academic • QuestionPoint • SchoolStream.TV • SMART Response CE • and more

DEPARTMENTS & COLUMNS

Editor’s Desk
On the mission

News & Trends
Next big thing: Professional Learning Communities
Sites we like
Back office business
Fast facts about online learning
3 Key Reasons for Districts Adopting Web 2.0
Where are ARRA funds going?
Virtual deep sea diving
Grants & contests

How It’s Done: Practice Not Preaching
By Matt Bolch Administrators in Hall County (GA) schools bought into the idea of technology-enabled curriculum strategies not because of the promise but because of results.

They Said It: Talk to the Hand
T&L Blogger Darren Draper asks: does Facebook really have value in education?

Assess on the Web
Web-based student-assessment tools save time, enable schools to customize remedial or enrichment tools for specific skills, and automate state and national reporting. Collectively, they are transforming education, and enabling schools to tailor learning to specific student needs.
By Pam Derringer

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