Articles: Technology

Phil Sheridan was tired of interfacing with computers instead of humans.

As the former technology coordinator for the Morris Central School District in Morris, NY, he spent many hours addressing computer malfunctions and user confusion at the expense of spreading his knowledge.

David Peterson is the chief technology officer for Fiddlehead, a young company merging with CDI this month. Peterson has been developing the Fiddlehead software for most of his 21-year working life.

What does the Fiddlehead software do?

I’m pleased to officially welcome Fiddlehead, Inc., to CDI’s corporate family.

Blended learning, which incorporates the best elements of online and face-to-face instruction, allows educators to personalize learning for every student. Determining the best mix of online and face-to-face instruction is the key to building a successful program, but the same mix isn’t appropriate for all students.

Keith Rogers, chief operating Officer of Milwaukee Academy of Science, was looking for a home computer when he recalled a series of email messages he'd received at work from a CDI sales representative about recertified machines.

When Westminster Christian Academy broke ground last year on a 250,000-square-foot building in the middle of St. Louis, technology director Kent D. Kehr Jr.'s excitement was tempered with great apprehension.

AMX SchoolView helped Joe Squiers see the light on energy savings. Or, to be more accurate, the dark.

Can a company be sleek and efficient and still have the neighborly feel of "The Andy Griffith Show"?

David Deweese thinks so; in fact, that's how he describes CDI, which began providing recertified computers to his South Carolina district three years ago.

 

Here's a quick measure of how sold Warsaw Community School District is on the concept of MimioTeach interactive whiteboard system: There's one in every classroom in the district.

 

It's an old question in the relatively new world of interactive whiteboards: pen or touch?

When Tyler ISD in East Texas started equipping all its teachers with laptops and docking stations in 2008, it also began to build a model of "baseline technology" devices that district leaders considered essential to teaching and learning.

Round Rock ISD spent the past decade going through a big growth spurt. Along the way, it became clear that its data and communications systems, like an old pair of pants that are suddenly two inches too short, needed an upgrade.

Misty Freeman's district in Farmington, Mo., began purchasing refurbished computers from CDI six months before she was named technology director. She remembered feeling some trepidation about that decision.

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