District CIO

Textbooks to Tablets: Preparing for Digital Education by 2017

For years, there’s been an ongoing discussion about the digital divide between the “haves” and the “have nots.” As technology has advanced, so has that gap, which is driving fundamental changes in how we work, learn, and live.

Augusta (Maine) Schools Look to Promote Tech Director

Two proposed promotions from within could fill out top Augusta school administrative staff positions, bringing the central office back to full staffing following departures earlier this school year.

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Superintendents’ Tech Priorities for 2013

As we look forward to an exciting new year of technology-enabled learning, District CIO reached out to superintendents to find out what their chief technology priority is for 2013. From hardware rollouts to more training on how to use technology, here’s a sampling of what school districts are focusing on this year.

Math Map

Developed through a year-long collaborative process, this map reflects the collective effort of mathematics professors, teachers, and thought leaders, and illustrates the integration of mathematics and 21st-century skills.

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A Blueprint for Setting Up a Winning Texting Strategy

Located on the North Carolina border in eastern Tennessee, the rural Blount County school system, which has 20,000 students and four major high schools, was looking for a better way to get information about specific safety issues to its socioeconomically diverse population. Here's their success story.

Technology Is Future of Education in Oklahoma

Technology integration is inevitable. The last 25 years has brought our society affordable personal computers, satellite navigation systems, smartphones and the internet. Even in Chickasha High School science classes have begun to cling to this technology as an evolutionary learning tool.

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New Jersey Middle School Receives Education Technology Grant

West Milford's Macopin Middle School in North New Jersey was one of just nine schools to receive an award through Optimum Lightpath's $75,000 Transforming Education with Technology Grant program for 2012-2013.

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Foxborough (Mass.) P.S. to Host Parent Technology Night

In an effort to provide parents with an understanding of how technology is being used in today's classroom, the Foxborough (Mass.) School District is hosting its second annual Parent Technology Night on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at Foxborough High School from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

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Lenovo Unveils a K12 Chromebook

Given the brutal wear and tear of a K12 environment, Lenovo has added features to its ThinkPad X131e Chromebook to protect the unit in case it is dropped, such as a rubber bumper around the top cover and stronger corners, and its hinges and hinge brackets are built to last more than 50,000 open/close cycles at school. 

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Creating Device-Neutral Assignments for BYOD Classes

Ron Milliner, director of the Kentucky Academy of Technology Education (KATE), gives teachers insights into how to sculpt successful lesson plans for schools implementing bring your own device programs.

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