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Volume 29:08-09-Nov

November 2008 Volume 29 Issue 4
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From making movies to saving money, these tech-savvy schools share their best practices.

SPECIAL SECTION: SCHOOL CIO
Keeping VoIP from being the Wrong Number by Burain Nadeau See if you have the right number.

Watch it by Matt Bolch Two districts share how video surveillance keeps their campuses safe.

Back Office Business The latest ed tech installations and district news. — Staying Safe — Texas District Adds Follett's Destiny Textbook Manager

Products

Put to the Test
T&L Editors take some new products for a test drive. — WeeWorld — Adobe Creative Suite 4 Master Collection — SAS Curriculum Pathways — Rosetta Stone Classroom Version — Pulse Smartpen

Keeping Tabs By Jeffrey Branzburg One big reason why computers are still relegated to labs and not part and parcel of a teacher's everyday classroom instruction: They're bulky. Tablet PCs solve that design flaw.

What's New LS Education Backpack * AfterClass * MySchoolAlerts * Califone Got It! SRS * Mead Interactive Whiteboard * AVerVision SPB370 * Samsung SDP-850DX * AbleNet Impulse * and more

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Groupthink for Good by Kevin Hogan The future classroom as seen at Techforum

New@techlearning.com
Professional development, funding, and free stuff: Check out our Web offerings from teachers, administrators, and tech coordinators.

News & Trends
Next big thing: G1 PhoneSites we LikeiTouch in the ClassroomWorld Report

Leader of the Year Profile: Music to their ears
Carol Broos, a music teacher at Sunset Ridge School in Northfield, IL, created a remarkable music program that combines composition and performance with cutting-edge uses of technology.

Fundamentals of K-12 Technology Programs
Thin Client and Server Virtualization: The Path to Security, Manageability, and Savings

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