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ISDN Lines Improve Reliability of School Video Security Systems And Reduce Overall Costs

The School Administrator, October 1998, p. 40 Alabama’s Hunstville City School District recently discovered that ISDN lines—usually used to connect schools to the Internet—were a reliable and cost-effective method to…

Cendant looks to shed its software unit

In the wake of a disastrous accounting scandal that has slashed the market value of Cendant Corp. by nearly $20 billion, the company announced plans to unload its software division…

$12 billion available from feds for school technology in 1999

A new report finds that about $12 billion will be available in federal funds to help schools make technology purchases and train teachers in incorporating computers into their classroom curriculum.…

eSN Special Report: Computer Projector Roundup

Computer projection devices vary in price and functionality, from $300 AverKey and Presenter converter boxes to $11,000 NEC projectors. Somewhere at the low end of these extremes are the LCD…

The Phone—That Simplest Of Technologies—Can Be The Most Powerful

Educational Leadership, October 1998, p. 31 Trying to find the best way to keep the link open between school and home, grades 5-6 teacher Chris Gustafson turned to a tried…

Grants & Funding–Come together: Now’s the time to take a team approach to landing grants

Many people picture grant writers locked away in the lonely writer’s garret for days on end crafting the perfect proposal. Finally, after several days–perhaps even weeks–go by, the harried writer…

Guidelines For Maximizing The Effectiveness Of Technology In Any School Setting

T.H.E. Journal, September 1998, p. 78 http://www.thejournal.com/magazine/98/sept/telecom.asp The MIS director for the DeKalb school system in Georgia outlines the program he employs to keep all members of the school system…

News and notes from the SLC

Service provider conference calls every Wednesday The SLC invites service providers and vendors to join a regularly scheduled conference call to learn about and discuss billing issues, invoicing procedures, and…

Stakeholder & Community Relations–Say it digitally: Use your web to honor and support your business partners

As you’ve read elsewhere in this issue, powerful partnerships are the key to building strong technology programs that bridge your schools with the larger community. As concern over equity grows,…

Schools Of Education Incorporate More Technology Into Administrator Training Courses

T.H.E. Journal, September 1998, p. 75 http://www.thejournal.com/magazine/98/sept/feature5.html An Illinois university education department professor highlights the changes he made to his curriculum to get K-12 school administrators to learn more about…