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Editor’sNote David Nagel, Editor-in-Chief
Saying Goodbye to Print ...
Tfor Real This Time
THIS IS THE FIRST in a new era of “The Next Giant Crises in American
an all-digital THE Journal. We have officially Education: Computer Literacy” (1978)
said goodbye to print. Yet very little will be In fact, one of Molnar’s articles from the
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Still, this does mark the end of an era. We’ve said before that we were killing our
changing for us. We’ll still have our site (the- 1990s, “Computers in Education: A Brief, our newsletters and our sister History,” continues to be one of the most
publications ( and popular articles we’ve ever published. And this digital-only Articles from 1994 on can be found on version of the magazine will be published our site. Take a look. You’ll be surprised at four times per year, just as the print maga- how little has changed over the last couple zine had been published. decades, despite vast changes in technology.
THE Journal was born into print in 1972 — yes, can you believe an ed tech magazine has been around that long or even
fathom what the articles could
have been about back then? I’ve been here for 12 years
myself, and I’ve never seen those earliest issues, so I can only imagine what some of the first headlines were like:
“How the Stereophonic Phonograph Will Change Schools Forever!”
“What Every Educator Needs to Know About 3/4-Inch Videocassettes.”
“The 100KB Floppy Diskette: All the Storage You’ll Ever Need in the Palm of Your Hand.”
Those, of course, are fictitious headlines. But some of the real ones I’ve encountered from slightly more recent issues are just as charming in their naivete.
“Computer Managed Instruction Comes of Age” (1974)
“The Videodisc: A Picture Book in the Round” (1980)
Other headlines from some of our older issues, however, were prophetic. Andrew Molnar, in particular, had a habit of tackling subjects that are still relevant to this day.
“National Policy Toward Technologi- cal Innovation and Academic Computing” (1977)
print edition, yet we came back and stuck
around several
years This time, however, it looks like print is really dead.
But we’re sending it off with some of our most popular types of articles:
Our annual CTO round- table, in which technology leaders reflect on the good and bad of ed tech;
Our annual Readers’ Choice Awards, which cel- ebrate the technologies that
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educators value most in their critical work; Our annual “Technologies to Watch” piece, which looks ahead at the tools and trends that are likely to have a significant
impact on teaching and learning in the com- ing year;
A feature on the timeless topic of class- room design and the technologies that help teachers engage their students in learning; and
A feature covering one of the most popu- lar topics in education today: the integra- tion of STEM with the arts and humanities (STEAM).
We hope you will enjoy the first issue in our all-digital era and continue to rely on our sites, newsletters and digital editions.
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May/June 2018 : Volume 45, No. 4
Editorial Advisory Board
Elisa Carlson
Director of Instruction, Curriculum and Innovation, Surrey Schools (British Columbia, Canada)
Julie Evans
Chief Executive Officer, Project Tomorrow
Geoffrey H. Fletcher
Private Consultant
Ann Flynn
Director of Education Technology & State Association Services, National School Boards Association
Phil Hardin
Director of Project IMPACT, Iredell-Statesville School System (NC)
Christopher Harris
Coordinator, School Library System, Genesee Valley Educational Partnership (NY)
Cathy Hutchins
Principal, South Woods Elementary School, St. John’s County School District (FL)
Thomas C. Murray
Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools, Alliance for Excellent Education
Erin Wilkey Oh
Executive Editor, Education Marketing, Common Sense Education
Mark Stevens
General Manager, NEA Academy
Donna Teuber
Team Leader for Technology Integration, Richland School District Two (SC)

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