October 2010 Table of Contents - Tech Learning

October 2010 Table of Contents

FEATURESA Rural Revival An interview with Karen Cator, director of education technology, and John White, deputy assistant secretary for rural outreach for the U.S. Department of Education. PRODUCTS Put to the Test T&L editors take some new products for a
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A Rural Revival
An interview with Karen Cator, director of education technology, and John White, deputy assistant secretary for rural outreach for the U.S. Department of Education.

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Put to the Test: T&L editors take some new products for a test drive.
Livescribe Echo smartpen
Lenovo ThinkCentre M90z
Cisco Movi PC VideoConferencing and PrecisionHD USB camera
Kurzweil 3000 Version 12 for Windows
Vernier LabQuest Mini

The Long Review
Too often, reviews of edtech fall short of reality. Sure, speeds and feeds are important to consider, but how does this stuff work in the real world? T&L will try to answer that question this school year when our editors follow the stakeholders at Village Charter School (VCS) in Trenton, NJ as they implement Pearson’s SuccessMaker software on a 40-seat Dell PC desktop network. This month— Meet the teachers: Professional development for faculty.

More Bang for Your Bucks
Desktop-based virtualization lets schools manage many enduser machines from one desktop. The technology’s use in school is nascent, but these schools have already taken the first steps. Read what they have to say.
By Ellen Ullman

What’s New
ABC On The Go 1.0 • Adapster • Aspen 3.0 • Atdec’s • Blackboard Mobile Learn • Atomic Blending Learning Courses • Califone’s USB Digital Microscope • Canon LV-7590 Multimedia Projector • Crestron iPad • DataMetrics Collaboration with ET S • Doodle • Dragon NaturallySpeaking Version 11 • Epson DC-11 document camera • HP Mini 210 • Infocus IN3914 and IN3916 series projectors • journ(i)emobile • Kensington Laptop Locking Station • Lucky Star • Microsoft add-ins to Office • NEStest.com Enhancements • Olympus DP-10 • Premier Mounts • and more

Departments & Columns

Editor’s Desk
Learning To Learn

News & Trends
Next Big thing: Aver’s HD Video Conference System
Contests and Grants
Back office business
Are those earbuds really causing damage?
NewTek To Give Away $25,000 In HD Production Equipment
New research on school principals and social networking
Robotics team to visit 20 schools
Top 10 search engines
The 6-step plan for using your Web 2.0 voice
School library information literacy initiatives
2010 Intel Schools Of Distinction Awards
NSBA Honors Districts For Use Of Technology

How It’s Done: Permanent Records
When the Lincoln (NE) Public School District implemented electronic portfolios two years ago, the lightbulb was turned on for educators everywhere.

They said it: The Tech Coach To-Do List
T&L Blogger Kim Cofino shares her priorities for starting the year off right.



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February 2010 Table of Contents

FEATURESSCHOOL CIO Making 1 1 Work Despite their avid loyalties to different hardware devices, these school administrators concur on one to one strategy successful advocacy and implementation of one to one programs must focus on educational vision and goals, and

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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

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September 2010 Table of Contents

FEATURESThe Tech & Learning 100@30 As part of our 30th anniversary celebration, Tech & Learning continues to compile a compendium of the most influential people affecting the advancement of technology in education. Our third and final group of honorees is

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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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August 2010 Table of Contents

FEATURESSchool CIO RTT in Tennessee Mary Reel, a school superintendent in the 2,100 student district of Milan, calls the Tennessee Value Added Assessment System (TVAAS) “Value Added on Steroids” and has used the data system to turn around struggling students,

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April 2010 Table of Contents

FEATURESSCHOOL CIO Open source or proprietary? When it comes to assessment solutions, it doesn’t have to be an either or decision. By Pam Derringer The Big Picture A conversation with Jerry Weast While the superintendent of Montgomery County (Maryland) Public

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July 2010 Table of Contents

FEATURESSCHOOL CIO Getting Easier to Be Green Faced with steep energy costs and shrinking school budgets, cash strapped IT directors are discovering that going green is not just good for the environment it’s good for the wallet. By Pam Derringer