District CIO

ISTE 2014

June 28–July 1, 2014

Atlanta, Ga.

2014 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence

June 27–29, 2014

Dallas, Texas

NABSE Aspiring Superintendents Summer Institute 2014

June 22–24, 2014

Downers Grove, Ill.

Illinois district names new technology director

The Winnetka Public Schools will have a new leader when its expanded iPad initiative begins this fall. The board of education hired Maureen Chertow Miller as the new director of technology. She last served as the director of instructional technology at Deerfield High School.

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Smart learning market by hardware report released by Reportlinker

Reportlinker.com has announced that a new market research report is available in its catalog: Smart Education & Learning Market by Hardware. From the past few years, the market for smart education in K12 and higher education involves the implementation of innovative hardware, software and services and educational content to create an innovative environment.

NASA teams with Slooh to engage citizen scientists

As part of the agency's Asteroid Grand Challenge, NASA is partnering with internet technology company Slooh. Slooh's global network of web-connected telescopes will be available for use by amateur astronomers for monitoring and characterizing near-Earth asteroids and for live astronomy events.

Cyberbullying — more than "mean girls"

Cyberbullying sparked media attention in dramatic, high-profile cases in which victims of online harassment committed suicide. These stories raise awareness of dramatic cases. But they overlook the dangers of minor, daily, mundane incidents — teasing, name calling, taunts that have a corrosive impact on victims’ quality of life.

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Tech solutions connect schools with first responders

One key component in updating school security and increasing emergency response time is utilizing technology to connect physical security measures to safety personnel and first responders on one broad network across an entire district.

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High tech football helmets to debut this fall in East Tennessee

Helmets worn by six Greenback high school students will provide coaches with real-time data about significant hits. Sensors inside pads in the helmet will send information to a handheld monitor, showing coaches which player was involved, where on the head they were hit and the speed of the collision.

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Technical education developed differently in Delaware, Iowa

In Delaware, technical high school districts in each county draw students from comprehensive school systems. Iowa students cannot choose a technical high school over their local comprehensive school system. As a result, there will be no extra state funding for the added expense of any new technical programs at Waterloo Community Schools.

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