District CIO

Connected Educator Month


October 2013

Chicago to create an after-school activities web portal for CPS

The city of Chicago is creating ChicagoYouthOpportunities.org, a web portal that will give parents and older students links to the websites of major city agencies and nonprofit organizations that run after-school programs. The link is expected to be live this fall.

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Teachers are key to making technology work

Technology is not a silver bullet. While it may seem that there is an app for just about everything, the classroom teacher remains the most significant influence on student achievement.

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Michigan campus to use sun for energy, education

A $2.2 million project is underway to create solar energy at the St. Clair County Regional Education Service Agency campus in Marysville, Mich. The 2,000 solar panels will produce about 500 kilowatts of energy, which is enough to power about 70 homes.

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The uncomfortable truth about personalized learning

There doesn’t need to be a fight between teaching and technology in the classroom. The right combination of the two can deliver personalized learning to improve kids’ understanding and enable success.

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Is technology the ‘Superman’ that the ed sector has been waiting for?

The 2010 movie Waiting for Superman highlighted a growing problem in our education system: that students are finding it more challenging to get a quality education based on the current paradigm. While the film raised controversial issues, a thought came to me: Is technology the education sector's Superman?

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Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo

September 17-18, 2013

San Jose, Calif.

Create a Successful Blended Classroom!


September 11, 2013

TeacherCare Online empowers parents with free online social portal

TeacherCare, which matches parents with qualified teachers and child development specialists for learning-centered childcare, is extending its brick-and-mortar business with TeacherCare Online. The new offering focuses on connecting education-minded parents with teachers for in-home childcare, tutoring, and lessons.

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iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium

October 27-30, 2013

Orlando, Fla.