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T.H.E. Journal Editorial Calendar 2013

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** All topics and stories subject to change frequently and without notice. Please check back here regularly for updates.**

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IssueGeneral TopicStory FocusPossible Product Categories Covered

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January 201321st Century FacilitiesDesigning collaborative learning environmentsinteractive whiteboards, furniture, digital displays

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FETC issueOnline LearningCritiquing Khan: What is the best way to use video lectures for teaching?e-books, e-readers, tablets, OER

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Pitch date: October 121st Century CurriculumLearning Resources Metadata Initiativee-texts, digital content, OER

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Policy & AdvocacyState & federal trends from Geoff Fletcher, Deputy Executive Director, SETDA

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Collaborative TechnologiesSocial mediastudent response systems, interactive whiteboards, projectors, collaboration tools

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FETC PreviewThemes, speakers, and new productsproducts being introduced at FETC

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February 2013Budgets CTO Forum: Innovative technology planning in tough timescloud, virtualization, networking management, outsourcing, online learning

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Pitch date: November 1Open SourceHow to evaluate the true cost of OERopen source products

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21st Century CurriculumMandarin language learning at a distance augmented reality tools & apps

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Funding Survival ToolkitFunding info & trends from Jenny House, President, RedRock Reports

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Collaborative TechnologiesFlexible furnitureTablets, smart phones, netbooks

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Digital TextsThe new digital libraryebooks, ereaders, tablets, ebook purchasing/sharing services

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March 2013Professional DevelopmentOnline PD: What works, what doesn'tonline PD sites and services

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Pitch date: December 1Cloud ComputingGoogle Apps vs 365: Why districts choose one over the other or not at allMicrosoft 365, Google Apps for Education, other productivity tools

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Data SecurityDisaster recovery in the wake of Sandynetworking/security solutions

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21st Century CurriculumUniversal designauthoring tools, accessibility technologies

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SmartITStrategic planning ideas from Keith Krueger, Executive Director, CoSNvarious

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Collaborative TechnologiesInteractive devicesvideoconferencing, web conferencing, display technologies

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Awards & FundingHow to win a distinguished educator/school awards programvarious

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April 2013Sustainable schoolsSolar technology for districts: within reach?solar technologies

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Digital ContentThe challenges with e-text distrtibution: licensing, TCO, platformsdigital textbooks, e-readers, tablets

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Pitch date: January 1Physical SecurityTechnological solutions for keeping schools safephysical security products, biometric security, mass notification systems

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AdministrationDocument management: if you're not doing it, why you should bedocument management solutions

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21st Century CurriculumAugmented reality in the classroomteleconferencing & other distance-video technologies

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Policy & AdvocacyState & federal trends from Geoff Fletcher, Deputy Executive Director, SETDA

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Collaborative TechnologiesCollaborative software collaboration tools

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May 2013AccessibilityWhat's new in assistive technologies?assistive hardware and software

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Pitch date: February 1Career ReadinessHow certification and badging programs can prepare students for their futuresvarious

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1-to-1 ComputingUsing the Project RED readiness tool effectivelymobile and computing devices

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21st Century CurriculumCoding for Middle Schoolersvarious

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Funding Survival ToolkitFunding info & trends from Jenny House, President, Red Rocks Reports

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Collaborative TechnologiesMobile devicesFacebook, Twitter, Edmodo, Blogger

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June 2013FundingRTTT winning districts: Why did they win? What are they going to do?Various

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ISTE & InfoComm issueMobile ComputingAre iPads appropriate for enterprise computing? What about the other tablets?Tablets, MDM solutions

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Pitch date: March 1Assistive TechnologyApps for special educationtablets, various apps

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21st Century CurriculumAuto-grading techologiesapplications that help grade and give feedback on student papers

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SmartITStrategic planning ideas from Keith Krueger, Executive Director, CoSN

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Collaborative TechnologiesVideo/web conferencing for teachersvideo and webconferencing applications

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AdministratonIs it worth it to insure students' tablets and computers?tablets, laptops, tablet/laptop cases

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July 2013Common CorePreparing teachers for the Common Coretablets, laptops, desktop virtualization, security software, bandwidth technologies

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Pitch date: April 1Common CoreTechnology preparation for 2014: Update from the Districtstablets, laptops, desktop virtualization, security software, bandwidth technologies

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Policy & AdvocacyCommon Core comment from Geoff Fletcher, Deputy Executive Director, SETDA

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Legal Issues in K12 ITOnline assessment for special needs studentsvarious

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August 2013Mobile LearningCheating in a mobile world and how to address ittablets, smartphones, anti-plaigarism software, security software/tools

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Pitch date: May 121st Century CurriculumGamification: Best of class and best practicesgame-based curricula

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AdministrationDrowning in Acronyms: SIS, ERP, CRS, LMS... Consolidate district data systemslearning management systems, student information systems, enterprise systems

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21st Century CurriculumMOOCs for AP

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Online LearningOnline speech therapy

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Funding Survival ToolkitFunding info & trends from Jenny House, President, RedRock Reports

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Legal Issues in K12 IT1-to-1 computing: Are you on top of the legal issues for your initiative?laptops, tablets, netbooks

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New ProductsEditors' picks of new products introduced at InfoComm and ISTEvarious

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September 201321st Century CurriculumThe case for technology in early childhoodpreK learning technologies and software

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Pitch date: June 1Cloud ComputingTotal cost of ownership in virtualizing servers and desktopsvirtualization solutions

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Sylvia Charp AwardA profile of the winning districtvarious

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SmartITStrategic planning ideas from Keith Krueger, Executive Director, CoSNvarious

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Legal Issues in K12 ITLegal issues in the cloudcloud management and storage solutions

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Data AnalyticsUsing geovisual analytics to turn data into actionSIS, data-analysis software

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October 2013
Library/Media ServicesCreating a (virtual and literal) learning commonslibrary management systems, video/web conferencing, social media. digital text

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Pitch date: July 121st Century CurriculumSTEAMscience, technology, engineering, mathematics applications

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Broadband AccessReforming E-Rate

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AccessibilityOvercoming access issues in online learninge-learning, web accessibility solutions

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21st Century CurriculumDavid Thornburg on leveraging technology to teach the new science standards

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Policy & AdvocacyState & federal trends from Geoff Fletcher, Deputy Executive Director, SETDA

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Legal Issues in K12 ITID security and management: what you should know from a legal perspectiveID management/security solutions

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November 2013Flipped ClassroomBest practices from the fieldvideo technologies, lecture capture, mobile

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Pitch date: August 121st Century CurriculumThe best in GED preparationGED curricula

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Professional DevelopmentMOOCs for PD

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Funding Survival ToolkitFunding info & trends from Jenny House, President, RedRock Reports

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Legal Issues in K12 ITLegal issues around SPED & technologyaccessibility technologies

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December 2013LeadershipSuperintendent as Technology Leadervarious

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Pitch date: September 1Future TechWhat's hot and what's not for 2014?various

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Legal Issues in K12 ITHow to stay on the legal side of copyright/piracy/IPanti-piracy solutions, compliance solutions

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Smart ITThe future of smart ITvarious

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In Every IsssueProduct RoundupSlideshow of new K12 products + videos of product demos & implementations

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InnovatorInterview with an innovative school technology leader

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