THE Journal June/July 2010 Cover

June / July 2010

The iPad Cometh

Cover Story

1-to-1 computing

Enter the iPad (or not?)

Apple’s new tablet computer has earned raves for its design, portability, and dynamic apps, but is it any better than the netbooks and laptops now fueling school computing programs? Depends who you ask.

By John K. Waters



Turning the Page

Printed books are losing out to digital resources, bringing profound change to school libraries while provoking a fierce debate over the very act of reading.

By Jeff Weinstock

Online Security

Nothing to LOL About

To dodge threats to students from social media, districts are choosing an unfortunate solution: blocking technology that has substantial educational value. New filtering tools offer a better option.

By Rama Ramaswami


Policy & Advocacy

A Revolution on Hold

As policymakers move to broaden the availability of digital content in education, barriers of funding, bandwidth, training, and bureaucracy are making it a slow go.

By Geoffrey H. Fletcher


SETDA Special

Alabama Gets on Board

Dedication to tech-based learning at the state level is credited with turning around student performance at two school districts.

By Christine Fox

Visual Technology

Visual Technology

Web-Based Hope

An online storytelling curriculum empowers students to create ‘vision videos’ that reveal their dreams for the future.

By Emily King


Our Space

A Sobering Survey

The results made me wonder where colleges of education have been for the past 20 years.

By Geoffrey H. Fletcher


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