November 2011 Table of Contents - Tech Learning

November 2011 Table of Contents

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SPECIAL Section Four Goals for the 21st-Century School CIO
This past fall some of the nation’s top school CIOs and administrators gathered in Trenton, New Jersey, for the inaugural SchoolCIO Summit. These education experts highlighted four key topics of concern for 21st-century K–12 schools— assessment, infrastructure, students, and content—and discussed specific ways their districts have addressed these issues. In this special report, SchoolCIO highlights vital takeaways from these discussions. Visit for additional interviews, tips, videos, and more.

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CIO Summit Highlights

The Assessment

The Student

The Infrastructure

The Content

SPECIAL Section: STEM Success
The importance of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is a popular subject. But who is actually doing something about it? Here are some examples of STEM innovations in action, compiled by Tech & Learning.

Back Office Business: How Schools Get STEM Done


Responsive Solutions
Student-response systems, which enable students to answer questions, take tests, vote, and more instantly, continue to be one technology teachers say they can’t work without.

November 2011 What’s New
Apperson Prep • AVer Videoconferencing Solution • eChalk mobile app • Kaplan Teach! online educator tool kit • M86 WebMarshal • Pearson CloudConnect • TI-Nspire • ePals LearningSpace 2.0 • and more


Editor’s Desk
In Memorium

News & Trends
Top 10 Web Stories
Top Tweets
Blog Bits
Contests & Grants
Schools of Distinction Award Winners
Vernier Gives Awards to 30 Innovative Schools
Kids Build Wind-Energy Technologies on 4-H National Youth Science Day



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June 2011 Table of Contents

FEATURESSCHOOL CIO Heads in the Cloud For years schools have been using software as a service in one area or another. So where does cloud computing come in? The schools and districts in this article have already turned to the

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April 2011 Table of Contents

FEATURESSCHOOL CIO The Pros & Cons of Open Source Products By Ellen Ullman, SchoolCIO Editor By now School CIO readers know a lot about the benefits as well as the limitations of using open source products. So we decided to

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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 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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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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August 2011 Table of Contents

FEATURES SPECIAL Section ISTE Wrap up Tech & Learning compiles highlights of the many ideas and tools shared at ISTE 2011. ISTE 2011 Highlights from the conference and related events Highlights from TEDxPhiladelphiaEd 2011 5 Take Aways from Edubloggercon Tech

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February 2011 Table of Contents

FEATURESSCHOOL CIO The New One to One As administrators scramble to offer ubiquitous technology in their districts, the goal has moved away from one laptop for each lap to a plethora of alternatives. By Ellen Ullman SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT Race to