District CIO

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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Seven Arizona schools share tech grants

Several Tucson-area schools will receive more than $31,000 in grants to fund innovative technology projects. The seven schools were named winners of the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s Teachers and Technology grant program. The award recognizes teachers who have developed specific plans to innovatively implement technology in the classroom.

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Blue Ridge implements new tech program

The Illinois district's board of education has approved a new technology program designed to prepare students for the technological changes happening at the collegiate and professional level. The pilot program will also include training for parents and lend computers to students who don't have devices at home.

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