District CIO

Blairsville-Saltsburg district honored by Apple for tech use

The Blairsville-Saltsburg School District has been recognized by Apple for making good use of technology in enhancing instruction for its students.The district's iPlan has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program for 2013-2015—a distinction granted to just a handful of districts in Pennsylvania.

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A visual guide to teaching students digital citizenship skills

The subject of digital citizenship comes up frequently in conversation, but since we’re constantly using technology and interacting in digital communities, an ongoing discussion about the topic is a necessity.

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5 things newly appointed CIOs must do to succeed

New research into the role of the CIO has highlighted what recently appointed incumbents must do to succeed in their new position. Despite potentially being more important than ever before, CIOs are still often seen as ‘the black sheep’ of the C-suite.

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Ed report ranks Delaware and Arkansas on top for data use

For the first time in the report's nine-year history, two states—Delaware and Arkansas—have met the bar and have all 10 of the Data Quality Campaign's actions to ensure effective data use.

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Tech Report: New apps to know for November

There are hundreds of new apps coming out every month. But who really has time to go through them all? Rich DeMuro of The Tech Report tries them out and shares his top picks.

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iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium

November 4-7, 2014
Palm Springs, Calif.

ISTE 2014

June 28-July 1, 2014
Atlanta, Ga.

CoSN 2014 Annual Conference

March 19-22, 2014
Washington, D.C.

W.Va. school begins digital math study

Davis Creek Elementary School in Barboursville, W.Va., is helping to kick off a U.S. Department of Education-funded study that looks at how well digital math courses are working. The four-year study follows a recent report from the National Assessment of Education, which said West Virginia's fourth graders ranked 42nd nationally in math.

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What will the next phase of blended learning look like?

Blended learning, when students learn both from a teacher and from online programs, has become a popular choice for schools around the country. In 2009, 3 million K12 students took an online course, up from 45,000 nine years prior. Now that blended learning is more commonplace, what’s next for the trend? 

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