The School Administrator

SA April 2003

April 2003Going WirelessMark Edards and 25,000 laptops dash into the future

Features

  • The Lap of Learning

    by MARK A. EDWARDS

    The superintendent in Henrico County, Va., has introduced 25,000 laptops in a quest to see wireless technology alter the instructional landscape.

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  • Adventures in Laptop Land

    by GREGG G. MOWEN

    A principal’s fair warning: Be ready for every eventuality when you issue a computer to every student. Mowen is principal of D.C. Faith Middle School in Fort Benning, Ga.

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  • Wireless, Not Penniless

    by BRETT SCHAEFFER

    As school districts invest more heavily in wireless technologies, the early adopters are finding modest cost savings in infrastructure and printed materials but big gains in technology access. Also: Where the savings are. Brett Schaeffer is an education free-lance writer based in California.

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  • The Viable Alternative: Handhelds

    by CATHLEEN A. NORRIS AND ELLIOT M. SOLOWAY

    Why handheld technology offers the greatest possibilities for access, according to the leadership of the Center for Highly-Interactive Computing in Education. Cathleen Norris is a professor of technology and cognition at the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas. Elliot Soloway is an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor in the Center for Highly-Interactive Computing in Education at the University of Michigan.

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Profile

    Jim Causby Two Feet on the Accelerator by JAY P. GOLDMAN


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    Departments

    Focuses

    SCHOOL SAFETY by MARY JO McGRATH


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    SCHOOL FACILITIES by DON L. BELL


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    Guest Columns

    The New Face of Truancy by WILLIAM R. CAPPS


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    If It Ain’t Broke, Should We Fix It? by GARY A. BURTON


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    People

    People


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    President’s Corner

    Call Waiting by JOHN R. LAWRENCE


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    Executive Perspective

    Life’s Lessons From My Dog Holly by PAUL D. HOUSTON


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