District CIO

Navigating ConnectED and E-rate

The federal push to provide all students with high-speed broadband and mobile devices is kicking into high gear, with over a billion dollars pledged for school technology and an overhaul of the program that provides discount internet access. Administrators need to know how to boost equitable access to technology to help districts close learning gaps.

Too much technology is bad for the brain

Many educational reformers see technology as the panacea for what ails education in America, but technology is more a cause of what ails education than a cure for it. The cognitive risk of abandoning handwriting is a small manifestation of a huge problem. In the money-driven quest to digitize and automate education, we are neglecting the development of many human capacities that matter most.

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As Michigan county moves to 1-to-1 tech, media staff face budget cuts

With the Plymouth-Canton schools moving to a 1-to-1 technology learning model next year, teachers are going to be asked to do more as administrators shave the ranks of their media specialists in a cost-cutting move aimed at helping eliminate a $6.3 million budget deficit. Among the budget adjustments being recommended is an elimination of six media specialists and 6.3 full-time-equivalent interventionists.

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South Dakota district gives 1-to-1 initiative a passing grade

Sioux Falls School District officials say the first use of widespread Chromebook technology in the public schools this past year was successful, with less wear and tear than expected. The 18,000 devices, part of the district’s 1-to-1 student technology initiative for grades three through 12, enabled students to access assignments and information at a much greater speed.

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New director will help Michigan district integrate technology

David Hood, who has been Western Middle School's principal, will become the Western School District's director of instructional technology. In this position, Hood will help all Western teachers integrate technology into their regular classroom lessons.

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2014 AESA Summer Leadership Conference

July 14–17, 2014
Santa Fe, N.M.

NAESP 2014 Conference

July 10–12, 2014

Nashville, Tenn.

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.