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THE LATEST IN HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, BOOKS & MATERIALS, FACILITIES, AND THE INTERNET NewProducts • • Kurt Eisele-Dyrli • • NEC U300X, U310W, $1,199 and $1,299 NEC has just released these two projectors, the company’s first ultra-short-throw models. As with other short-throw projectors, these units display images at a full size while placed very close to a wall or screen, making them ideal for use in interactive whiteboards or in classrooms where space is limited. The U300X projects at 3,000 lumens of brightness and XGA (1024x768) resolution, and the U310W at 3,100 lumens of brightness and WXGA (1366x768) resolution. Both models use DLP chip technology, display at a 2,000:1 contrast ratio, and include two computer inputs, an HDMI port and a Virtual Remote application for controlling the projector directly from a connected PC. PLAYWORLD SYSTEMS ENERGI, $15,000 Playground-equipment maker Playworld Systems’ newest line intended for middle and high school students, ENERGI is a set of five outdoor fitness stations that guide students through any of 120 progressively challenging bodyweight exercises. The system includes a curriculum and lesson plans to help teachers guide students. It is the first playground equipment to use Microsoft’s Tag Reader technology, which enables students to scan barcodes at each station using their smartphones and connect to videos that demonstrate the proper use of the equipment. www.necdisplay.com www.playworldsystems.com • TEACHSCAPE Reflect, Pricing varies based on implementation Professional-development specialist Teachscape has just released Reflect, a system combining hardware and software designed to provide insight into and evaluation of teacher effectiveness. The hardware includes two high-definition cameras mounted on an arm along with two wireless microphones; these devices record a 360degree view of the classroom and both teacher and student audio. The software enables teachers to save and upload videos, view their own work in the classroom, tag and share clips with colleagues, and work with instructional coaches, peer mentors or administrators to evaluate and improve instruction based on what they have recorded. www.teachscape.com/reflect DistrictAdministration 1 00 PRODUCTS TOP The 2010 Readers' Choice Top 100 Products have been announced! www.DistrictAdministration.com View our blog and videos at: blogs.DistrictAdministration.com/productsblog Contact products editor Kurt Eisele-Dyrli at: kdyrli@DistrictAdministration.com www.DistrictAdministration.com 2 0 1 0 January 2011 75 http://www.necdisplay.com http://www.playworldsystems.com http://www.teachscape.com/reflect http://www.DistrictAdministration.com http://www.DistrictAdministration.com http://blogs.DistrictAdministration.com/productsblog http://www.DistrictAdministration.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of District Administration - January 2011

District Administration - January 2011
Contents
From the Editor
Letters
News Update
Administrator Profile
District Profile
Conversations
Crisis Response
Going Mobile
Online Edge
Professional Opinion
K12 Guide to Audio/Visual Solutions
Product Focus
What’s the Value in Value-Added?
The Politicization of Bullying
Holding On to Parent Voices
Tough New Issues Refocus Health Education
New Products
Books

District Administration - January 2011

District Administration - January 2011 - District Administration - January 2011 (Page Cover1)
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District Administration - January 2011 - District Administration - January 2011 (Page 1)
District Administration - January 2011 - Contents (Page 2)
District Administration - January 2011 - Contents (Page 3)
District Administration - January 2011 - Contents (Page 4)
District Administration - January 2011 - Contents (Page 5)
District Administration - January 2011 - Contents (Page 6)
District Administration - January 2011 - Contents (Page 7)
District Administration - January 2011 - From the Editor (Page 8)
District Administration - January 2011 - From the Editor (Page 9)
District Administration - January 2011 - Letters (Page 10)
District Administration - January 2011 - News Update (Page 11)
District Administration - January 2011 - News Update (Page 12)
District Administration - January 2011 - News Update (Page 13)
District Administration - January 2011 - News Update (Page 14)
District Administration - January 2011 - News Update (Page 15)
District Administration - January 2011 - News Update (Page 16)
District Administration - January 2011 - Administrator Profile (Page 17)
District Administration - January 2011 - District Profile (Page 18)
District Administration - January 2011 - District Profile (Page 19)
District Administration - January 2011 - Conversations (Page 20)
District Administration - January 2011 - Conversations (Page 21)
District Administration - January 2011 - Conversations (Page 22)
District Administration - January 2011 - Conversations (Page 23)
District Administration - January 2011 - Crisis Response (Page 24)
District Administration - January 2011 - Crisis Response (Page 25)
District Administration - January 2011 - Going Mobile (Page 26)
District Administration - January 2011 - Going Mobile (Page 27)
District Administration - January 2011 - Online Edge (Page 28)
District Administration - January 2011 - Online Edge (Page 29)
District Administration - January 2011 - Professional Opinion (Page 30)
District Administration - January 2011 - K12 Guide to Audio/Visual Solutions (Page D1)
District Administration - January 2011 - K12 Guide to Audio/Visual Solutions (Page D2)
District Administration - January 2011 - K12 Guide to Audio/Visual Solutions (Page D3)
District Administration - January 2011 - K12 Guide to Audio/Visual Solutions (Page D4)
District Administration - January 2011 - K12 Guide to Audio/Visual Solutions (Page D5)
District Administration - January 2011 - K12 Guide to Audio/Visual Solutions (Page D6)
District Administration - January 2011 - K12 Guide to Audio/Visual Solutions (Page D7)
District Administration - January 2011 - K12 Guide to Audio/Visual Solutions (Page D8)
District Administration - January 2011 - K12 Guide to Audio/Visual Solutions (Page D9)
District Administration - January 2011 - K12 Guide to Audio/Visual Solutions (Page D10)
District Administration - January 2011 - K12 Guide to Audio/Visual Solutions (Page D11)
District Administration - January 2011 - K12 Guide to Audio/Visual Solutions (Page D12)
District Administration - January 2011 - K12 Guide to Audio/Visual Solutions (Page D13)
District Administration - January 2011 - K12 Guide to Audio/Visual Solutions (Page D14)
District Administration - January 2011 - K12 Guide to Audio/Visual Solutions (Page D15)
District Administration - January 2011 - K12 Guide to Audio/Visual Solutions (Page D16)
District Administration - January 2011 - Product Focus (Page 47)
District Administration - January 2011 - What’s the Value in Value-Added? (Page 48)
District Administration - January 2011 - What’s the Value in Value-Added? (Page 49)
District Administration - January 2011 - What’s the Value in Value-Added? (Page 50)
District Administration - January 2011 - What’s the Value in Value-Added? (Page 51)
District Administration - January 2011 - What’s the Value in Value-Added? (Page 52)
District Administration - January 2011 - What’s the Value in Value-Added? (Page 53)
District Administration - January 2011 - The Politicization of Bullying (Page 54)
District Administration - January 2011 - The Politicization of Bullying (Page 55)
District Administration - January 2011 - The Politicization of Bullying (Page 56)
District Administration - January 2011 - The Politicization of Bullying (Page 57)
District Administration - January 2011 - The Politicization of Bullying (Page 58)
District Administration - January 2011 - The Politicization of Bullying (Page 59)
District Administration - January 2011 - The Politicization of Bullying (Page 60)
District Administration - January 2011 - The Politicization of Bullying (Page 61)
District Administration - January 2011 - Holding On to Parent Voices (Page 62)
District Administration - January 2011 - Holding On to Parent Voices (Page 63)
District Administration - January 2011 - Holding On to Parent Voices (Page 64)
District Administration - January 2011 - Holding On to Parent Voices (Page 65)
District Administration - January 2011 - Holding On to Parent Voices (Page 66)
District Administration - January 2011 - Holding On to Parent Voices (Page 67)
District Administration - January 2011 - Holding On to Parent Voices (Page 68)
District Administration - January 2011 - Holding On to Parent Voices (Page 69)
District Administration - January 2011 - Holding On to Parent Voices (Page 70)
District Administration - January 2011 - Tough New Issues Refocus Health Education (Page 71)
District Administration - January 2011 - Tough New Issues Refocus Health Education (Page 72)
District Administration - January 2011 - Tough New Issues Refocus Health Education (Page 73)
District Administration - January 2011 - Tough New Issues Refocus Health Education (Page 74)
District Administration - January 2011 - New Products (Page 75)
District Administration - January 2011 - Books (Page 76)
District Administration - January 2011 - Books (Page Cover3)
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