McCrea, B. (December 10, 2009). 5 K-12 technology trends for 2010. the journal. Retrieved from http://thejournal.com/articles/2009/12/10/5-k12-technology-trends-for-2010.aspx.
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5 K-12 Technology Trends for 2010
A look at the top technology tools and trends to keep an eye on in the coming year
 By Bridget McCrea
With technology evolving at the speed of light, and everyone looking to benefit from the latest, greatest hardware and software, keeping up can be challenging for educators, administrators, and school districts themselves. To help, THE Journal spoke with a handful of technology experts and came up with a short list of top tech trends you'll want to watch in the new year. Here they are:
1. eBooks Will Continue to Proliferate
eBook readers aren't going to replace traditional math and English textbooks anytime soon, but J. Gerry Purdy, chief analyst, mobile and wireless, for business research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan in Atlanta, said the devices will gain traction in the K-12 arena this year.
"The eBook phenomenon is gaining ground in the consumer space, where people are using them to read both fiction and non-fiction," said Purdy. "The way the stars are aligned, it won't be long before someone adapts eBooks out of the consumer space and makes textbooks available on these portable devices."
While eBooks would literally lessen the load that students have to carry around with them in backpacks all day, Purdy said, the devices aren't "quite there yet" when it comes to color, graphics, and symbols. "The eBook readers are mostly black-and-white right now," he added, "but when the technology advances to the point where color and animation can be integrated, it will become much more viable for the textbook market."
2. Netbook Functionality Will Grow
One-to-one computer initiatives are proliferating throughout United States schools and are expected to become even more popular in 2010 as netbooks become even more affordable. Priced at $200 to $300, these small, inexpensive computers are helping to bridge the technology divide that exists at those schools where individual students don't have access to their own laptops.
Netbooks, Purdy said, are opening the door for students to tap the Web as a learning tool, along with general computing--which will eliminate the need for multiple devices ...
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Find an article published within the last two years that offers an industry forecast of global business conditions for an organization with which you are familiar and evaluate the article concerning environmental factors that affect global and domestic marketing decisions. Be sure to address the following:
1. Evaluate how the articleâ??s forecasts of high-level global and domestic environmental factors will affect the organization's marketing decisions.
2. Evaluate how the articleâ??s forecasts of technological change will affect the organization's marketing decisions.
3. Compare the authorâ??s perceived importance of social responsibility and ethics with at least three other alternatives, including your own, as related to the organizationâ??s marketing decisions.
4. Provide a conclusion on the accuracy of the articles forecasts, and identify what else you would look for to support your position in reference to your conclusions.
5. Use APA format, including writing in the third person, an abstract, section
headers, title page as well as properly citing all sources both in your narrative as well as on an end-of-paper references list. No references should appear on the reference list if the source is also not cited within your paper