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techlearning.com
IDEAS AND TOOLS FOR ED TECH LEADERS |
APRIL 2011
| $6
VOLUME 31NUMBER 9
Interactive whiteboards: love or hate them?
Can social networking work in schools?
Solutions forOpen Source,Assistive Tech,Social Networks,and More
What's the
big idea
?
WHAT’S NEW
SPRING GEAR
CalypsoEpson
TexasInstruments
HP
Intelitek
 
Discover how to create your own Nspired Learning experience at education.ti.com/us/nspiredlearning.Math and science concepts are bestunderstood by experiencing their relevancein the real world.
Students become engagedand actively involved in the lesson because theysee how it’s really used beyond the classroom.Students work together because it’s fun. They want to take ownership of their learningbecause it really matters to them.
Introducing Nspired Learning, your owninteractive experience supported by theTI-Nspire
CX Navigator
System.
Immediatefeedback streamlines assessment. The wireless TI-Nspire CX Navigator System shows youinstantly who “gets it”and when you shouldreview. It’s deep student insight. The abilityto know in real-time what students arereally thinking.
Nspired Learning
Explore wherever learning takes you
Math Nspired lesson:
 
Geometry – Right Triangles & Trigonometry 
Real world experience:
Diagonal distance of a waterfall 
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Several images courtesy of Thinkstock.
 
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Editor’s Desk
The New One-to-One
6
News & Trends
Next Big Thing: Poll Everywhere
Top 10 Web stories
Top tweets
Blog bits
IWBs: Love ’em or hate ’em?
Sites We Like
Grants
Spamming the cloud?
Young children’s mediause on the rise
STEM education survey chart
PD Tips: Interviews with the experts
Great conference apps
TECH & LEARNING | 3
183740
contents
APRIL 2011
| VOL. 31 NO. 9
FEATURES
SCHOOL CIO: The Pros & Cons ofOpen-Source Products
By Ellen Ullman, SchoolCIO Editor
By now School CIO readers know a lot about thebenefits as well as the limitations of using open-sourceproducts. So we decided to go right to the source (punintended) and ask some of our School CIO advisorsabout their experiences.
PRODUCTS
Put to the Test:
T&L
editors take somenew products for a test drive.
16PSS Review360 GenEd18Read&Write 10 GOLD20Pearson digits22RM Slate
The Long Review
T&L
editors follow the stakeholders at Village CharterSchool (VCS) in Trenton, NJ, as they implement Pearson’sSuccessMaker software on a 40-seat Dell PC desktop network.
Social Workers
By Ellen Ullman
While Twitter and Facebook dominate press coverage, theseproducts may not be the best fit for school projects. Here aresome other options.
What’s New
Aspen 3.1 • Atomic Learning iPad Content • BlackboardAnalytics • Campus Mail • DataLink4 • Hitachi StarboardLink •HP TouchPad • M86 VuSafe • PolyVision eno flex • TriCasterVirtual Set Editor • LabQuest probes and sensors • and more
DEPARTMENTS & COLUMNS
3216243638
SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT
Assistive Tech: May We Help You?
BEGINS ON PAGE 25
By Sascha Zuger
Many teachers who work inspecial needs classrooms findthat their biggest challenge liesin handling students each ofwhom has very different needs.Here is a sampling of toolsthat have put the “assist” inassistive tech and the teacherswho use them.
Tech & Learning
(ISSN-1053-6728) (USPS 695-590) ispublished monthly by NewBay Media, LLC 28 East 28thStreet, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10016POSTMASTER: Send address changes toTech & Learning, PO Box 8746, Lowell, MA 01853Periodicals Postage Paid at New York, NY,and additional mailing offices.Copyright ©2011 NewBay Media, LLC All Rights Reserved.

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