District CIO

How two struggling schools got two different results with ed tech

By now, many educators understand that technology has the potential to transform teaching and learning. But the term “technology” covers vast territory, and there are many different layers and ways of integrating it from school to school.

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ISTE 2014

June 28-July 1, 2014

Atlanta, Ga.

CoSN 2014 Annual Conference

March 19-22, 2014

Washington, D.C.

2013 Missouri CTO Clinic

November 7, 2013

St. Louis, Mo.

A new collaborative CIO culture emerges in schools

Just five years ago, a student information system was used to take attendance and add or change grades. The tech director chose one, installed it and, in about two minutes, showed teachers how to use it. Now, it’s a portal teachers use to send assignments and communicate with students.

SETDA Leadership Summit and Educational Forum

November 3-6, 2013

Arlington, Va.

The costs, time, and technology of Common Core implementation

As widespread adoption of the Common Core State Standards moves ever closer, the initiative is coming under attack from both the left and right. But school district leaders must ignore the politics and focus on the practical realities of implementation: costs, technology, and training.

iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium

October 27-30, 2013

Orlando, Fla.

Amazon expands ed tech offerings with TenMarks acquisition

Amazon has acquired TenMarks, an ed tech computer program that teaches math to grades K through 12. The company's products—robot teachers—are part of a big wave in ed tech where digital software gives students’ their homework assignments, analyzes their progress, and helps them when they're struggling.

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CoSN provides cybertools to strengthen K12 district security

With October marking the 10th Annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the Consortium for School Networking is reminding K12 tech leaders of its resources aimed at helping to protect against threats to critical systems.

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