Editor's Note– Get What You Need - Tech Learning

Editor's Note– Get What You Need

June is high season for edtech trade shows.
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June is high season for edtech trade shows. First came Infocomm, which this year was in Las Vegas, and is devoted to all things AV. It’s interesting to traipse the show floor and gape at all the techno eye candy geared for corporate and other institutional applications: space-age videoconferencing, super high-resolution projectors, slick interactive presentation software, etc.

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Then there was the stuff for K-12. It’s usually over in far corner with most of last year’s models. It may as well have clearance sale tags. So it goes for the perceivedas- poor K-12 school district techie. No matter how cutting edge you may want to be, money will always be an object. Which is why each year we take one issue and devote it entirely to the issue of money—how to get it, how to save it, and how to spend it. In “Keeping Track”, we survey districts that use asset management software to find cost savings. In “Go Green to Save Green”, contributor Sascha Zuger tracks down how to keep costs lower by expending less energy. And in “(not so) Easy Money”, we had six IT directors share their fiscal pain and what they do to combat it. As Mick Jagger once crooned: “You can’t always get what you want. But if you try sometimes, you get what you need.”

How do you deal with money issues? Go online to techlearning.com and share your tips. We’re all in this together!Here’s to continuing the conversation.

— Kevin Hogan
Editorial Director



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I’m not sure if contributing editor Ellen Ullman likes doingher taxes or not, but she sure seemed to enjoy digging intothe finances of some of the country’s more innovative schooldistricts (Smart Ways to Save).

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Editor’s Note: Showstopper

The thought came to me somewhere amid the throng in theGeorgia World Congress convention center in Atlantalast June, which I then promptly posted to Facebook (ofcourse): “Has edtech become cool?!”

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Editor’s Note: Best Guesses

In what has become an annual Tech&Learning tradition, theeditors asked our esteemed team of advisors to bring outthe crystal ball and try to divine what’s next in edtech.

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Editor’s Note: Present Perfect

Welcome to 2015 and to the 35th year of Tech&Learning! While the owners, titles, and editors of this chronicle have changed many times over the decades, the mission has not—to share ideas and tools for edtech leaders.