District CIO

ISTE 2014

June 28-July 1, 2014

Atlanta, Ga.

Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo

April 2-4, 2014

New York, N.Y.

CoSN 2014 Annual Conference

March 19-22, 2014

Washington, D.C.

2014 AAAS Annual Meeting

February 13, 2014

Chicago, Ill.

Entrepeneur brings tech education to minority students

Felecia Hatcher is on a mission. She wants to bridge the tech education gap in Florida's schools and give underserved students the chance to become web-based entrepreneurs. She started the Code Fever program last year to reach that goal.

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Washington district asks for tech funds

The Monroe school district isn’t providing enough technology to adequately prepare kids for the world they will inherit, administrators believe. So next month, they will ask for two levies. One will be the usual “Learning Levy,” which expires at the end of the year, and the other will be a levy to pay for technology upgrades for Monroe classrooms.

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Google education specialist to speak at N.J. parents tech night

The Hillsborough school district's aggressive technology plan has introduced many parents to some of the benefits—and challenges—of new technology in schools. But an upcoming event featuring a talk by Google's “global education evangelist," Jaime Casap, may help clear up the direction technology will be taking.

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How 20 million minds use tech to disrupt education

Once a mother who dropped her son off at his public elementary school, I've now become the art teacher and started a book club to compensate for cuts in vital programs due to lack of funding. Meanwhile, the rote memorization and repetition of our agrarian education system can no longer compete with the infinite, interactive iPad. The opportunities for innovation and disruption in the education vertical are seemingly endless.

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Wave of mobile devices stresses school bandwidth

Before purchasing tablets or creating BYOD policies, district leaders need to ensure that outdated school networks can handle the heavy lifting required to provide digital content for all students.

A 21st-century upgrade for a 100-year-old school

The 100-year-old Webster Groves High School, part of the Webster Groves School District in a St. Louis, Mo. suburb, is an important civic landmark. However, its antiquated infrastructure and classrooms ill-equipped for educational media were preventing administrators from fully implementing 21st-century learning models, including blended learning.