District CIO

Privacy considered a shared responsibility, survey shows

Users of online services believe responsibility for privacy is shared by governments, technology suppliers and individuals, a survey has revealed. Individuals feel some responsibility to find out what data is collected and how it is used, but they also expect companies to be responsible users of that data and governments to play a role.

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Kids' educational media diets still dominated by TV

New findings suggest that children ages 2 to 10 spend 42 minutes a day watching educational TV, but only five minutes using computers or mobile devices for education. The study also suggests that as they get older, kids are spending less and less time with educational TV shows, apps and games, even as their screen time soars.

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Digital age demands digital classrooms

The technology levies on the Washington state ballots are proof that the Legislature has failed its constitutional duty to fully fund basic education. The 21st century is saturated with electronic technology—yet school districts must beg local voters every few years to help upgrade computers, software and internet infrastructure. Technology today is part of basic education, but the state treats it as a luxury.

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Former Easton school official gets ARD for wiretapping

A former technology director for Easton Area School District in Pennsylvania accused of secretly recording a private meeting will be spared a criminal conviction. Thomas G. Drago was accepted into Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition, a first-offender program that will allow him to have his record expunged, provided he completes a year of probation and undergoes a psychological evaluation.

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Wallingford, Conn. schools’ tech director leaving post

The Wallingford, Conn., school district’s director of technology services is leaving next month to take a similar job in Newington, Conn. Randall Backus’ last day after 11 years on the job in Wallingford is Feb. 21. He will start his job as the Newington school district’s chief technology officer March 3.

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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.

Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo

April 2-4, 2014

New York, N.Y.

CoSN 2014 Annual Conference

March 19-22, 2014

Washington, D.C.

2014 AAAS Annual Meeting

February 13, 2014

Chicago, Ill.