District CIO

Longtime tech director moving on

Bailey Mitchell, who has been the director of technology in the Forsyth County school system in Georgia for 16 years, has resigned to take the position of chief academic officer for an international company called itslearning, developer of a next-generation learning platform.

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From CIO to CUXO: Chief user experience officer

The chief information officer's role will become less about developing and maintaining highly customized applications and more about creating a seamless experience across generic cloud apps.

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Report: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study

The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, in which 20,000 fourth- and eighth-grade students in more than 1,000 schools participated, provides data on the math and science achievement of U.S. students compared to the scores of their peers in other countries.

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Realizing the full benefits of 3D printing will require openness

3D printers, which create customized objects on demand using digital instructions, are quickly finding their way into large companies, university labs, and home garages. Students, professionals, and hobbyists can now design and make new devices without large amounts of money or specialized equipment. But like any other new technology, with possibilities also come many concerns.

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Discovery Education, Meridian district partner on PD

Discovery Education will provide customized professional development to Idaho’s Meridian Joint School District #2. Among other efforts, the partnership will train educators to assess literacy, incorporate the Idaho Common State Standards, and use digital resources to improve instruction.

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Apple CEO: We've locked up 94 percent of ed tablet market

Apple CEO Tim Cook said that iPads make up 94 percent of the market for education tablets. Schools represent a potential source of growth at a time when the iPad's market share dominance has eroded in the general consumer market. Cook said the education business represents a potential $1 billion market for Apple.

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ISTE 2014

June 28-July 1, 2014

Atlanta, Ga.

CoSN 2014 Annual Conference

March 19-22, 2014

Washington, D.C.

Reimagining the Next Generation 2013

Virtual Education Conference

November 12-15, 2013

2013 Missouri CTO Clinic

November 7, 2013

St. Louis, Mo.