District CIO

It's time to rethink our use of technology in schools

There is evidence that where schools and colleges use technology effectively there is a correlation with better outcomes. But that is not the same as saying the technology is actually aiding learning. It is not the technology that makes a difference, it is the teachers.

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Minn. district approves iPad initiative, lays off tech employees

The Rochester School Board approved a proposal to expand its 1-to-1 iPad program to more schools. But the board is also laying off 17 staff members from the technology department. Those jobs will be cut and re-titled to 19 new positions with different descriptions, qualifications and skill sets.

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Oregon county schools get $19 million to boost classroom technology

The intergovernmental Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission, which gets its money from cable companies, will pay $19 million over the next decade for the Multnomah County schools' computers, Internet connections, teacher training and other resources as part of its new TechSmart Initiative for Student Success.

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New York's school tech initiative much too vague

The state's intention to have voters approve $2 billion in spending for school technology is not a terrible idea, but the prep work has been abysmal. Voters should reject this idea and force the state to come back with a better, more tangible plan.

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70th Annual ASCD Conference & Exhibit Show

March 21-23, 2015
Houston, Texas

COSN 2015: Enabling Your Digital Leap

March 16-19, 2015
Atlanta, Ga.

NSTA National Conference on Science Education

March 12-15, 2015
Chicago, Ill.

AASA National Conference on Education

February 26-28, 2015
San Diego, Calif.

NASSP Conference: Ignite ‘15

February 19-21, 2015
San Diego, Calif.

NSTA Conference on Science Education

December 4-6, 2014
Long Beach, Calif.

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