District CIO

5 trends to watch in 2014

Something that has become abundantly clear in recent years is that whether your future seems bright or dim depends on where you live. Young people in Europe, for example, are facing an extremely tough time and face the prospect of being less prosperous than their parents' generation. But for their counterparts in India or China, expectations are entirely different, with many of them looking forward to a higher income than their parents.

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Albany-area students providing technology aid in Haiti

Eight Tech Valley High School students will travel to Haiti to provide aid and learn science. Students will teach farmers how to build solar powered dehydrators and how to take inventory of the mango trees in the area.

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African Americans and technology use

This report on African Americans and technology is the first in a series of demographic snapshots of technology use and adoption among different groups of adults in the United States.

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Social media update 2013

Some 73 percent of online adults now use a social networking site. Facebook is the dominant social networking platform in the number of users, but a strikingly large number of users are now diversifying onto other platforms.

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ClassFlow uncomplicates your classroom

Ever listen to a technology demonstration where the introduction takes forever, and the actual presentation starts your eyes blinking uncontrollably, and even your hair hurts trying to understand? Most times we make technology too difficult by making it too complicated.

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How flipping classes saved a teacher’s career

Four years into his fifth grade teaching career in a small rural district in Texas, Todd Nesloney felt burned out and ready to quit. Like many young educators, he had become frustrated and disillusioned with the state of teaching in the public school system. Then a colleague asked if he’d ever heard of flipping.

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Steven Anderson holds tech discussion while walking

To prove the power of wireless mobility, Steven Anderson, the director of instructional technology for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools in North Carolina, held a live video discussion using earbuds and an iPad while being mobile—walking through a hotel lobby, on an elevator, in cars and more.

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California district fills vacant tech spot

Michael Leathers was appointed to fill the position of director of educational technology and informational services at Saugus Union School District in Santa Clarita, Calif.

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iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium

November 4-7, 2014

Palm Springs, Calif.

ISTE 2014

June 28-July 1, 2014

Atlanta, Ga.