September 2009 Table of Contents - Tech Learning

September 2009 Table of Contents

FEATURESDon’t Call It Shop It’s called career and tech ed (CTE), and if this acronym isn’t known around your district yet, it should be. Three cutting edge programs across the country prove that vocational programs are truly preparing kids for
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Don’t Call It Shop
It’s called career and tech ed (CTE), and if this acronym isn’t known around your district yet, it should be. Three cutting-edge programs across the country prove that vocational programs are truly preparing kids for careers in the real world.
By Barb Axelson

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Classrooms That Are Out of the Box
More than 1,000 design teams from 65 countries registered for the 2009 Open Architecture Challenge: Classroom, a contest hosted by the organization Architecture for Humanity and partners. Check out some of the winners..

School CIO: Lessons Learned
Who says school IT (information technology) and IT (instructional technology) departments can’t play nicely together? We surveyed both to find out how to make the interaction work.
By Ellen Ullman

PRODUCTS

Put to the Test: T&L editors take some new products for a test drive
Elmo TT-2RX Document Camera
ProEdge Thin Client
Epson B-500DN Printer
Pearson PowerSchool 6
Toshiba Mini NB 200 Netbook computer
DaytonaStorage Vx Cubes
JDL Horizons EDUVision
Certiport

All Systems Go
Student response systems have come a long way: from clunky distractions to true immediate-assessment tools. We asked some early adopters how they use “clickers” to their best advantage.
By Ellen Ullman

WHAT’S NEW SEPTEMBER 2009
Bloxx • eBeam Mac Interact 1 • Faronics Insight 7.3 • Netsweeper • Nuance PDF Converter Professional 6 • OpenLoop Gradebook API • PrintLimit Pro • SchoolFusion • SMART Classroom Suite • VocabGrabber • and more

DEPARTMENTS & COLUMNS

Editor’s Desk
Here and Now

News & Trends
Next Big Thing: The Wave
Sites we like
Back-office business
Deaf school creates unique videoconferencing solution
Luddite of the month
Nerd gap?
5 ways to differentiate instruction

They Said It: Start back right
By Pamela Derringer
This Oklahoma school finds one way to cut travel costs for field trips: Moodle and videoconferencing.

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June 2009 Table of Contents

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November 2009 Table of Contents

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December 2009 Table of Contents

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May 2009 Table of Contents

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