November 2010 Table of Contents - Tech Learning

November 2010 Table of Contents

FEATURESSCHOOL CIO Professional Development Blended is better Texas recently launched Project Share, a portal offering teachers online professional development, Web 2.0 connectivity, and enriched classroom resources. By Pam Derringer Top Web Tools for Enhancing Collaboration It’s not news that collaboration
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SCHOOL CIO Professional Development: Blended is better
Texas recently launched Project Share, a portal offering teachers online professional development, Web 2.0 connectivity, and enriched classroom resources.
By Pam Derringer

Top Web Tools for Enhancing Collaboration
It’s not news that collaboration is a proven method of effective teaching, and Web 2.0 has enlarged peer collaboration to a global scale. Here are some of the coolest tools you can use to kick-start collaborative projects in any curriculum.
By Özge Karaoglu

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PRODUCTS

Put to the Test: T&L editors take some new products for a test drive.
Serif DrawPlus X4
Casio Green Slim XJ-A130 Digital Multimedia Projector
Ignite! Stick—Made for SMART
The Pedlar Lady of Gushing Cross

The Long Review
This month: Meet the students: In action in the classroom

10 Great Ways to Use Digital Video Cameras in the Classroom
Educators are flipping for Flips and other inexpensive digital cameras. Here is a sampling of ways you can use these tools in any curriculum.
By Ellen Ullman

November 2010 What’s New
Acuity Enhancements • CAM S Series • Clamshell classmate PC design • CPX8 3LCD video projector • EdWeb 2.0 • ExOS 5.5 • Faronics Anti- Virus • Fluency Tutor • Lutron GRAF IK Eye QS Wireless • Mini Solar Kits • Numonics INTELLIBOAR D interactive whiteboard • Peek • PLATO Learning Online Courses • Schoolnet Respond • Thinkspiration • Toon Boom 6 • WriteToLearn 6.0 • Zaner-Bloser Spelling Connections • and more

DEPARTMENTS & COLUMNS

Editor’s Desk
The Next Level

News & Trends
Next Big Thing: Smiths Detection X-ray screening
Does more tech = less reading?
Small change makes a difference
Which schools are safest?
Student programming contest
E-rate changes promote broadband
21st-century schools can protect themselves from copyright violation
Digital storytelling and literacy resources for kids
Sites we like
A form of change
How much do you actually use in school?

How It’s Done: Medical Schooling
Stephen Biscotte has stepped up to the STEM challenge with his PIT Crew: Physicians-In-Training program.

They Said It: Talk About the Message
By Bob Sprankle
Why aren’t parents talking to their kids about TV?

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Creating Video in Classrooms
Michigan Schools Turn to Blossom Learning To Unleash Full Potential of the Smart Board

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June 2010 Table of Contents

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February 2010 Table of Contents

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November 2009 Table of Contents

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October 2010 Table of Contents

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July 2010 Table of Contents

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September 2010 Table of Contents

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