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eSchool News June 2010

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38 State Tech Perspectives

Michigan’s four-part plan to reduce the dropout rate involves an innovative cyber high school.

— Bruce Umpstead with Kyle Grigg

39 Security Checkpoint

Digital copiers pose a threat to data security; teen ‘flash mobs’ turn violent in Philadelphia.

— From staff and wire reports

What´s News

1 ED turns to ‘crowdsourcing’ for new ideas

1 Survey: Teacher colleges lag in ed-tech preparation

1 Education groups rally support for EETT funding

1 eBook copy restrictions vex users

3 Report highlights ed-tech lessons from abroad

8 FCC plan could revive ‘net neutrality’

10 Oregon schools adopt Google Apps for Education

12 Teacher of Year supports ‘learner-centered’ instruction

14 Supreme Court pick could bode well for schools

16 Microsoft, ePals team up on collaborative tools

18 Report faults lax policies in school webcam spying

20 Augmented reality takes hold in K-12 classrooms

22 Free online curriculum expanding to middle grades

24 Free tool lets students participate during class

26 Solar power making a comeback among schools

27 New site is like Facebook, but for learning

34 Will Skype eclipse fee-based video conferencing?


3 eSN Online Update — Nancy David

6 Default Lines — Dennis Pierce

6 Your Turn

28 Newslines

36 Grants & Funding — Deborah Ward

37 Stakeholder Relations — Nora Carr

40 Netwatch

41 Product Spotlight

42 Tech Buyer’s Marketplace

44 Advertisers’ Showcase

46 Viewer’s Guide

46 eSchool Partners

30 AV systems in the spotlightNew projectors offer images sharp enough for medical use; others eliminate the need for mercury lamps.

— Dennis Carter


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