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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.
Put to the Test:
editors take somenew products for a test drive.
16PSS Review360 GenEd18Read&Write 10 GOLD20Pearson digits22RM Slate
The Long Review
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.
By Ellen Ullman
While Twitter and Facebook dominate press coverage, theseproducts may not be the best fit for school projects. Here aresome other options.
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
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.
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