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K-12 Tech Trends :: March 21, 2007

Focus

Study: Schools Head Toward Enterprise Data Management

According to a new study released by education consulting firm Eduventures, school districts in the United States are leaning toward an enterprise-based approach to data management, fueled in large part by NCLB reporting demands....

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News Briefs

NASBE Addresses NCLB with Legislators

At the annual legislative conference of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) today, board of education members from around the country met with federal legislators to express the need to recommend improvements to the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)....

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Seattle Public School System Flexing Fiber Muscle

The Seattle Public School System is in the middle of deploying an advanced fiber optic broadband network to support the district's advanced application requirements, as well as to reduce the costs it incurs by leasing network facilities....

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Illinois High School District To Move Back Office from IMS to SQL

To reduce IT costs and improve productivity, the Township High School District 211 in Illinois has migrated its student information, payroll, personnel and security database systems from a mainframe IMS environment to a Microsoft SQL Server platform....

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LAES Improves Fluency with Soliloquy

Lake Alfred Elementary School (LAES) in Florida has implemented Soliloquy Reading Assistant (SRA) from Soliloquy Learning to help improve reading fluency for the special needs students in its Exceptional Student Education (ESE) program....

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10 Tri-State Classrooms Receive Multimedia Awards

Ten teams of K-12 students and teachers from across New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut won awards for innovating multimedia projects to enhance their curriculum. The teams will receive $1,000 cash prizes as part of JPMorgan Chase's second annual Multimedia in the Classroom competition....

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Grants & Awards

2007 Sylvia Charp Awards

T.H.E. Journal and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) are pleased to announce the 4th annual award program in honor of Dr. Sylvia Charp and her groundbreaking contributions and extended service to the education technology community....

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Products & Services

SchoolSpring 2.0 Adds Evaluation Tools

SchoolSpring has released a major update to its Web-based recruiting tool for K-12 and higher ed institutions. The new version adds evaluation tools and gains an improved user interface, among other upgrades.....

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Apex Debuts Summer Curricula

Digital curriculum developer Apex Learning has launched new curriculum solutions for schools that need to implement new summer school programs or improve existing ones....

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Blue Lane Debuts VirtualShield for Vmware

Blue Lane Technologies has released a new security utility for VMware called VirtualShield. The tool, developed in cooperation with VMware, is designed to provide protection for the VMware Infrastructure 3 platform....

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PBS TeacherLine Rolls Out 'Mastering the Skills of Online Teaching'

PBS TeacherLine has launched a new course to train educators to work in virtual learning environments. The new course, "Online Facilitator Training I: Mastering the Skills of Online Teaching," is slated to roll out this spring....

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Coming Up

  • MARCH 27-29, 2007
    CTIA Wireless 2007
    Annual Convention of the CTIA Wireless Association
    Orlando, FL

  • JUNE 18-20, 2007
    Lexile National Reading Conference
    Fourth-Annual Event Hosted by MetaMetrics
    Lake Buena Vista, FL

  • JUNE 24-27, 2007
    NECC 2007
    28th-Annual National Educational Computing Conference
    Atlanta, GA

THE Journal Opportunities

Share Your Best Practices

T.H.E. Journal is currently looking for the following types of articles for future issues and for our eNewsletter, T.H.E. SmartClassroom:

  • School Perspectives - discuss a specific topic, trend, or concern about education technology.
  • Case Studies – have you implemented technology and learned a lot from the experience? If so, share your efforts about what worked -- and what didn't.

If you have a potential article, or questions about the above topics, please e-mail editorial@thejournal.com

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