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SCHOOL CIO: Going for Distance
Despite essentially flat college enrollments, the number of postsecondary students taking online courses boomed 17 percent in 2008, to 4.7 million, and the growth shows no signs of abating. See how they do it so your students can be prepared today.
By Pam Derringer


3-D Comes to School
We’ve all heard of 3-D movies and the newly announced 3-D television technologies, but do these emerging technologies carry any learning potential for K–12 classrooms? This article breaks down the tech, and explores the reality of 3D projectors in schools.
By Len Scrogan

Projector News
T&L highlights the latest news in projectors and projector supplies for the classroom.


Put to the Test: T&L editors take some new products for a test drive.
Bretford LAP20ULA-CT Intelligent Laptop Computer carts
ELMO CO-10 (i-Pochette)
Absolute Manage
FileMaker Pro
Pano Logic Zero Client Desktop
StrataLogica Nystrom

Shine a Light
Today’s projectors are getting smaller, cheaper, and smarter, thanks to rapidly evolving projection technology. T&L spoke to schools around the country about how they are using projectors to engage students.

May 2010 What’s New
Bento for iPad • Cognite • EasyTech Online Safety • Fraction Nation • LabSim A+ • Netop ProtectOn Pro Update • Remote-Learner with Adobe Connect • Toon Boom Animate 2 • Tree Ring • Web>clicker • HP EliteBook 2540p • SMART Response VE • Universal Mobile Power Lift Stand • and more


Editor’s Desk
Enough Gloom, More Boom

News & Trends
• Next Big Thing: Digital Signage
• Top 10 Sites for Back Channeling
• Gaming and Education: Are We There Yet?
• Is Cyberbullying Deadly?
• Pop Quiz: Is Digital Information Protected by Privacy Law?
• A 20-Second PowerPoint Makeover
• Top 11 Free Tools for Schools
• Sites We Like
• Back Office Business

How It’s Done: Speaking Their Language
What do you do when 56 percent of your students are English-language learners, 80 percent come from low-income families, your students speak 14 different languages at home, and 215 new students arrive in the first three months of the school year? Bring in the tech.

They Said It: How to Make PD More User-Friendly
By Jennifer Wagner
Instead of teaching tools in our PD workshops—such as blogs, wikis, Prezi— we should put the emphasis on student learning and teaching objectives.