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March 2010 Table of Contents

March 2010 Table of Contents



The Tech & Learning 100@30
As part of our 30th-anniversary celebration, Tech & Learning is compiling a compendium of the people most important to the creation and advancement of the use of technology in education. Our first 30 honorees are plucked from the past: the founding fathers and mothers whose inventions, declarations, and theories set the table for where we are today.
By Matt Bolch


Put to the Test: T&L editors take some new products for a test drive.
Blossom Learning’s Digital Learning Environment
Lenovo ThinkCentre A70z
Inspiration 9

The Quest for Portability
Is your district trying to determine the best way to get a computer into every student’s hands? Each hardware option has plenty of pluses and a few negatives. Read on to see how other technology directors figured out the best path for their schools.

March 2010 What’s New
Achiever! • eBlaster 2010 • Get Ready to Read! • Discovery’s new video series LIFE • CDW-G’s One-to-One Readiness Assessment Tool • MIND Research Institute • Sibelius Student • SpeedEDIT 2 • TestWiz • Hitachi Stimulus Bundle • Califone Spirit SD Multimedia Player/Recorder • Epson PowerLite 84+ • RM ePad • Sharp 3D Ready DLP BrilliantColor professional projectors • SMART Table 230i interactive learning • and more


Editor’s Desk
Past Perfect

News & Trends
• Next Big Thing: iPad
• Training tech-shy teachers
• Teens interested in STEM careers
• Project Tomorrow study
• Contest & grant news
• Exploring 2.0
• Student tech skills help schools do more
• Where do federal stimulus dollars go?
• School administrators react to Obama’s 2011 budget proposal
• Sites we like
• Back office business