T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

T.H.E. Journal is an application of technology journal for educators and administrators in higher education, K-12 and industry training. Founded in 1973, it is published 11 months per year by T.H.E. Journal.T.H.E. Journal subjects include education, management and administration. The editor-in-chief is Katherine Grayson. The managing editor is Olivia LaBarre.

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 10, October

A Buyer's Market: There's No Shortage of Hardware Solutions Offering Schools the Latest Advancements in Surveillance, Control, and Security
TOSHIBA IK-WDO1A (www.toshibasecurity.com) The Toshiba IK-WDO1A is an IP camera housed in a compact white dome that measures 5 1/2 inches in diameter. The camera's discreet appearance allows it to blend into the decor of schools and offices....
A Tight Squeeze: As Government Regulations Mandate the Long-Term Retention of Districts' Rising Volume of Information, K-12 IT Directors Are Using New Storage Tools to Put Their Data in Its Place
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE STORAGE NETWORKING Industry Association (SNIA) doesn't mince words when describing the looming data storage problem. In its 2007 report, "Solving the Coming Archive Crisis--the 100-Year Dilemma," the trade group asserts,...
BlueJ or Bust! Can a Learning Environment That Simplifies the Teaching of Programming Skills Help Restore America's Dwindling Population of Computer Scientists?
"COMPUTING, IN HIGH SCHOOL, is perceived as a very boring, nerdy activity," Michael Kolling says. "Before a computing teacher even begins speaking, three-quarters of his students have already decided they're not interested." That knee-jerk disinterest...
Can I Come in? New Access-Control Devices Are an Important Addition to the Sophisticated Work That One Texas School District Is Doing to Protect Its Students
TWENTY MILES NORTH of Houston, Alan Bragg keeps watch over the Spring Independent School District. "Spring ISD began its own police force 18 years ago," says Bragg, who has served as the district's chief of police since the force's inception. "We...
Converge Your Resources: Linking Physical Security and Cyber Security Methods Can Maximize a District's Safety Efforts
TECHNOLOGY PROVIDES a prime example of a paradox. It can solve, or at least alleviate, many K-12 security problems, yet it causes many as well. On the plus side, we no longer hear debates at school board meetings as to whether a gas-powered or electric-powered...
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The Most Comprehensive, Progressive K-12 Education Technology Conference in the Nation? Attend and enjoy: * More than 200 concurrent sessions * 70-plus workshops in a variety of formats to meet individual needs * Conference program with...
Making History: Creating Podcasts out of Actual World War II-Era Events Offers One Example of a Collaborative Project That Is Propelling Students out of Their Textbooks and into the Real World
Jennifer Dorman was in a fix. Teaching ninth-grade US history at Holicong Middle School in Doylestown, PA, Dorman wanted to tap into her students' interest in creating "'something of value," she says, "not just for their teachers, but something they...
More Is More: No One Solution Can Defend K-12 Computer Networks against the Proliferation of Digital Threats. A Multilayered Strategy That Addresses Cyber Safety on Many Fronts Is a District's Best Hope
WHAT DO K-12 SECURITY threats have in common with chilly temperatures? The best defense against them is layers. "There is no one silver bullet," says Randy Abrams, director of technical education at ESET, a producer of anti-malware solutions. "The...
President Ed Tech: Following a Rough Ride with the Bush Administration, Only One Candidate Offers the Policies and Vision That Can Reinvigorate Our Industry and Help Our Students Gain a Foothold on the Future
BARACK OBAMA for president. I say this with equal parts gravity and enthusiasm, and after a great amount of consideration. It's certainly not something I am in the practice of doing. In my long tenure at T.H.E. Journal, I have aggressively advocated...
Seeing the 'Green' Light: A New Essay Competition Asks Secondary Students to Describe How Schools Can Best Use Technology to Preserve the Environment
WITH TECHNOLOGY and the environment increasingly at the forefront of global discussion, PC Mall Gov (www.pcmallgov.com) is giving middle and high school students an opportunity to examine how one can be used to make a positive impact on the other....