Tech & Learning – October 2010 True PDF | 68 pages | English | 13 MB
For 30 years, Tech & Learning has served the K-12 education community with practical resources and expert strategies for transforming education through integration of digital technologies. Tech & Learning is often used as a professional development tool to help educators across the board get up to speed with the newest technologies and products in order to best prepare students for the global digital workforce.
FEATURES 34 A Rural Revival An interview with Karen Cator, director of education technology, and John White, deputy assistant secretary for rural outreach for the U.S. Department of Education.
PRODUCTS 22 Put to the Test: T&L editors take some new products for a test drive. 22 Livescribe Echo smartpen 24 Lenovo ThinkCentre M90z 26 Tandberg Movi PC VideoConferencing and PrecisionHD USB camera 28 SimplyBox 30 Kurzweil 3000 Version 12 for Windows 32 Vernier LabQuest Mini 33 The Long Review Too often, reviews of edtech fall short of reality. Sure, speeds and feeds are important to consider, but how does this stuff work in the real world? T&L will try to answer that question this school year when our editors follow the stakeholders at Village Charter School (VCS) in Trenton, NJ as they implement Pearson’s SuccessMaker software on a 40-seat Dell PC desktop network. THIS MONTH— Meet the teachers: Professional development for faculty. 40 More Bang for Your Bucks Desktop-based virtualization lets schools manage many enduser machines from one desktop. The technology’s use in school is nascent, but these schools have already taken the first steps. Read what they have to say. By Ellen Ullman 44 What’s New ABC On The Go 1.0 • Adapster • Aspen 3.0 • Atdec’s • Blackboard Mobile Learn • Atomic Blending Learning Courses • Califone’s USB Digital Microscope • Canon LV-7590 Multimedia Projector • Crestron iPad • DataMetrics Collaboration with ETS • Doodle • Dragon NaturallySpeaking Version 11 • Epson DC-11 document camera • HP Mini 210 • Infocus IN3914 and IN3916 series projectors • journ(i)emobile • Kensington Laptop Locking Station • Lucky Star • Microsoft add-ins to Office • NEStest.com Enhancements • Olympus DP-10 • Premier Mounts • and more