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Finding the proper lighting and sound equipment

Whether it's a class lecture, an auditorium concert, or an evening football game, the proper speakers, microphones, and lights in these environments can make for clearer communication, increased engagement, and an overall enhanced learning experience for teachers, students, and the school community. Here are some of the newest products on the market.

Recommendations for effective online staff development presentations

It may seem expensive to budget to do online in-service education well, but it costs more in the long-run to do it poorly, and even more to skip it altogether. So whether you do professional development in-house, or hire outside consultants, the following are key elements for success.

New Jersey tech specialists come together for professional development

At this year’s “Weathering the Storm with Optimism” conference of New Jersey school administrators, Paul Pineiro, assistant superintendent of curriculum, instruction, and program for the Westfield Public Schools presented an overview of the “Walls to Windows” initiative and discussed the professional development roles of the district's two master technology teachers.

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Should schools allow students to bring their own device?

For decades now, schools have played a role in introducing technology concepts to students. From the computer labs of the 1980s to the single computer on the teacher's desk to classrooms with multiple stations for students to work on, we have seen multiple approaches on how we should use these tools. Should BYOD be next?

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Portage Public Schools (Mich.) names Mark Bielang as new superintendent

Within 16 hours, Paw Paw Superintendent Mark Bielang got a new job and a new grandchild.

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Racial disparity forces L.A. schools to ban suspensions

Students in the Los Angeles Unified School District will no longer face suspension for minor acts like not coming to class prepared or refusing to remove a hat.

Living and learning with mobile devices

This report highlights the perceptions of parents of a mobile generation, from preschoolers through high school-age students. Given schools’ increasing interest in engaging students with mobile learning—during and beyond the school day—and in “bring your own device” (BYOD) models, parents more than ever could be key partners in contributing to this new frontier in learning.

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CoSN 2014 Annual Conference

March 19-22, 2014
Washington, D.C.

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Brownstone Academy
Houston, Texas


Austin Independent School District
Austin, Texas