T.H.E. Journal May 2010 Issue Cover

May 2010

Why People Matter

Human capital management is bringing a technology-based, data-driven focus to developing better teachers.


Cover Story

Human capital Management

A Strategy Worth Watching

Human resources is out, human capital is in. How a simple departmental name change has propelled the use of data-driven, observation-based systems that recognize teachers as the primary influence on student achievement.

By Jeff Weinstock


Features

Open Source

Prepare for Impact

For years industry experts have been predicting the widespread adoption of open source tools by K-12 school districts. They’re about to be proved right.

By John K. Waters


Special Report

Here & Now

Floydada ISD Named Winner of 2010 Sylvia Charp Award

The small West Texas district’s 1-to-1 computing program is helping to put an increasing number of its students on the path to college.


eLearning

E-Learning

A Virtual Ticket to Ride

Forget old-school field trips. The fastest way for educators to get students out and about is through online technologies.

By Michael Bowker


Networking

Networking

Making IT Work for You

District technology departments can avoid employee burnout and optimize operations by letting automated solutions take over some of their more tedious tasks.

By Charlene O’Hanlon


Departments

Our Space

The Meaning of Innovative

“In the West,” one expert said, “we end up with solutions looking for a problem, or we build things because we can.”

By Geoffrey H. Fletcher


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