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HARDWARE: No Longer Luxuries

You don’t have to agree with every choice made in this section, but if your district isn’t using some version of all the tools mentioned here—including laptops, high-tech projectors and digital cameras—you are shortchanging your students.

The End of Textbooks

With so many vital sources of information available to students, why are schools slavishly holding onto textbooks?

INTERNET:Powerful

The biggest benefits of the Web—limitless space and the ability for users to customize its information—are leading factors in each of the sites chosen this year.

SOFTWARE: Transitioning

Two forces—technology advancements and the specific NCLB requirements—had a hand in almost every item chosen in this category, from Apple’s Jaguar to CompassLearning’s standard-based tool Explorer.

BOOKS: Hott off the Press

If you’re looking for verification of No Child Left Behind’s worth, you might want to skip this section. Many of the books chosen, from Reading The Naked Truth to Not With Our Kids, come out swinging against NCLB.

News Update

Education news from schools, businesses, research and government agencies.

Classroom Tools

This section marks a bit of a departure and a bit of a throwback for DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION.

That's Edutainment

Protesters say it's full of gimmicks and hinders learning. Find out why some experts believe edutainment has its place in the classroom.

Recommended Resources

The educators featured in this article recommend these products as solid additions to the classroom.

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