District CIO

Michele Orner to leave Pennsylvania career and tech center

Michele Orner has submitted her resignation letter from the job of director of the Center for Careers and Technology at Carlisle High School. The Halifax Area School Board has appointed Orner as the new superintendent of that northern Dauphin County school district.

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Virginia district brings in Nancy Alvarez as director

Petersburg City Public Schools has named Nancy Alvarez as its new director of technology. Alvarez comes to the district from Norfolk Public Schools, where she served as a network engineer.

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How not to attract women to coding: Make tech pink

Young women's perception of technology is generally viewed as a major obstacle in getting them interested in the first place. Trying to make tech seem cool and relevant to women, some attach names such as "tech divas" to young female technologists. But "pinkification" can have the opposite result.

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iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium

November 4-7, 2014
Palm Springs, Calif.

ALAS Education Summit

October 15-18, 2014
Atlanta, Ga.

2014 AASA & ACSA Women in School Leadership Forum

October 2-3, 2014
Rohnert Park, Calif.

Momentum: FLVS World Symposium

September 30-October 3, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

2014 ASBO International Annual Meeting & Expo

September 19-22, 2014
Kissimmee, Fla.

2014 AESA Summer Leadership Conference

July 14-17, 2014
Santa Fe, N.M.

Kankana introduces Arabic book app

Kankana LLC recently released Ahlam, an interactive children's book app in Arabic. Using an easily understood colloquial Arabic, Ahlam can be downloaded on the iPad from Apple’s App Store.

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