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BEST MANIPULATED PHOTO: At the Same Time: Chloe Taylor, Grade 12, Grade 12, New Albany HS, New Albany, IN
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For as long as I can remember, I've held the belief that the expression "I don't have time" is a cop-out for people who don't have the courage to say "what you're talking about just isn't that important to me."

New York Times on the Web Daily Lesson Plan

New York Times on the Web Daily Lesson Plan The New York Times and the Bank Street College of Education have teamed up to provide daily lesson plans for subjects across the curriculum, grades 6 through 12. Links in the lessons connect to New York Times articles. Search lessons by subject, key

Timing is Everything

Tip: When you are on a tight schedule, it can be very helpful to assist your audience in doing the same. I downloaded a little utility for my computer that puts a countdown clock on the screen. Whenever I have a specific time limit for a group interaction or a break, I throw it up there for participants to see. It


This notation and composition software platform was designed for students in grades three through 12. Based on the same popular software used by industry professionals, Sibelius Student offers a tightly packaged set of features designed to help students complete musictheory assignments, compose pieces for real ensembles, score music to video, and increase their literacy in music notation while it provides teachers with specific features for classroom use and classroom management. Sibelius Student is also available as a Network Pack, which includes 20 seats of Sibelius Student and a single copy of Sibelius 6 Professional Edition to help educators prepare lessons and supervise classroom work remotely. Price: $99, MSRP; 20-seat network packs, $1,499 Category: music

Finding Time for Professional Development

In today’s society, it’s far too easy to let priorities fall to the wayside. Try these simple adjustments in your district to make time for professional development. •    Move away from past models of professional development (where it took place

Is It Time for a CIO?

Our Technology Coordinator was hired to provide staff and teacher support, but in reality, she spends most of her time dealing with equipment and software issues. As a result, implementation of the technology plan is piecemeal, at best. What can we do? When it comes to systemic implementation of the technology


The compact AVerVision CP300 digital document camera has a 3.2 megapixel sensor,  8X digital zoom + 2X AVERZOOM (total 16X zoom), fast-response auto focus, laser positioning guide, split screen, and picture-in-picture. The camera can store up to 80 images and will support 1280x720 resolution. There is also a selection of online lesson plans, software tutorial and training video to help teachers get started. The software for this camera allows for the complete control of the camera from a computer. Presenters can annotate an image on the camera. They also have both remote viewing and remote control of the camera over a LAN.  Pros:  Unlike some other document cameras, the CP300 is very easy to move from one classroom to another. The software is very easy to use and learn. Since the camera allows users to record and annotate any process, a teacher in any subject can record something she wishes to teach or remediate and annotate the process. This is recorded as an avi file, which means the teacher can then post in on her Web page for students to view. This is in addition to all the standard functions of a document camera. The split screen and picture-in-picture screen allows the teacher to display both a “live” sample and a reference sample (from one of the 80 stored images), or from the Web on the screen at the same time. There is also a microscope adaptor available. Cons: The advanced features might take longer to learn than on some document cameras. But the online software tutorial and training videos are helpful and the basic set-up and operation is as simple as most. Overall Impression: At $700, this is an affordable and worthwhile addition to any classroom.   Retail Price: $699-- Joe Huber