October 2012 Table of Contents

October 2012 Table of Contents



Mix It Up
By Ellen Ullman
Why should students have all the fun when it comes to learning? The following five districts have come up with innovative ways to deliver professional development opportunities to their teachers.

The State of STEM
By Sascha Zuger
What are the real educational outcomes of programs with a science-tech-engineering-math focus, and how will the current economic climate affect future programming? Here’s a look at STEM today, and what STEM might look like tomorrow.

School CIO: The Perfect Blend
By Ellen Ullman
Although each district handles blended learning differently, we can all agree that it’s a great way to let teachers differentiate instruction.

CIO Profile: Patricia Haughney, Chief Information Officer, Barrington (IL) Community Unit School District 220


Put to the Test: T&L Editors take some new products for a test drive.
Study Pad Splash Math
LG N2210WZ Monitor
Study Blue
Apple Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8)

What’s New
T&L’s round-up of the latest tools for schools.


Editor’s Desk
Editor’s Note: Numbers Up

News & Trends
• Top 10 Online Stories
• Site We Like
• Are Students Prepared for a Global Economy?
• Connected Educator Month by the Numbers
• Mobile Device Survey
• BYOD Poll
• Must-Have Free iPad Apps
• Grants & Contests

They Said It: Challenge the Status Quo