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Considering purchasing a phone notification system for your district? This guide to the most popular technologies on the market may make your decision easier.


BLACKBOARD CONNECT


The Gates Chili (N.Y.) School District is located in a western suburb of Rochester and serves some 5,000 students in the towns of Gates and Chili. The professional staff numbers 494, and there are 396 support staff members.


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MITSUBISHI


XD211U, Projector, Hardware, $1,595








 

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION


English Language Arts Units for Grades 9-12, www.iste.org, $37.95


Educators may sometimes feel they are in a race against several clocks-the class period, the school day, the semester, the academic year, high school exit exams and so forth-as they prepare students for academic success. What can district leaders do to appropriately address issues of time and time management? How can they ensure that what is most important-student learning-is not at the mercy of things that are less urgent? As leaders weigh their options, research offers some important reminders.


All Time Is Not Created Equal


Handheld computers can leverage the power of technology to enable all students to succeed, including children with special education needs. They are cheaper than laptops, are more portable, and have more memory and power capabilities than handhelds possessed just five years ago.


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