October 2011 Table of Contents

October 2011 Table of Contents



SchoolCIO: eMail Trouble
Managing the online communications structure for a school district is hard. Managing your own personal email inbox? Probably harder. This article presents specific tips for keeping that inbox under control.

Hit the books: Superintendents go back to school to sharpen tech savvy

SchoolCIO Profile
Patrick Higgins discusses how he uses his social network for professional development.

Top 20 Social Networks for Education

Back-office business: How Schools Get PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Done


Put to the Test: T&L editors take some new products for a test drive.
TI-Nspire CX Handheld
OmniPage Professional 18
Lion, OS X 10.7
Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore
McGraw-Hill Spark!

Why Go Virtual?
In talking with network managers at schools across the country, one thing is clear: Virtualized networks are the way to go. Here are the biggest benefits.

October 2011 What’s New
Air Display app • Bookstream • WriteExperience • CINCH Learning • Cogmed Working Memory Training • Discovery Educationstreaming • Faronics Insight 7.6 • HP new portfolio of All-in-One PC products • Inkling Version 2.0 • and more


Editor’s Desk
It’s in the Eating!

News & Trends
• Next Big Thing: Califone’s iPod Wireless Portable PA System
• Top 10 Web Stories
• Top Tweets
• Blog Bits
• Sites We Like
• Survey: K-12 Experience Key to STEM Learning
• Wireless Lab Sweepstakes Winners Announced
• Contest and Grant News
• 8 Ways to Reduce Special Education Costs

They Said It: What I Miss from Paper and What I Want from Ebooks