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ISTE2014

The annual ISTE conference is always packed full of sessions, meetings with vendors on the exhibit floor, networking, crowds, and, almost always, heat and humidity. This year’s conference in Atlanta had plenty of all of the above and surpassed expectations in several categories, including humidity. I always have my own take-away theme from every ISTE […]

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It’s not too late to join CoSN at our 2013 Annual Conference next week

CoSN is gearing up for the 2013 Annual Conference, Audacious Leadership, in San Diego next week. Join your colleagues in San Diego from March 11-13 to hear success stories from and share best practices with leaders in education technology. Online pre-registration has closed, but attendees are welcome to register on-site. If you can’t make it […]

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Why Certification?

Why do states require educators to be certified? Certification requirements include education in certain specific coursework for each certification area; practicum experience under her supervisor who holds that certification; and in Massachusetts, passing scores on state educator exams. So certification purports to be stamped with expertise – a license to educate. Not totally unlike earning […]

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K-12 2011 Horizons Report

It’s time to get your K-12 2011 Horizons Report. “The research behind The NMC Horizon Report: 2011 K-12 Edition is a collaboration between the New Media Consortium (www.nmc.org), the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). CoSN and ISTE’s critical participation in the production of this report and […]

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BYOT

In early 2010, as METAA was planning the first CTO Clinic, one of the topics we felt people were starting to be more interested in was BYOT, or Bring Your Own Technology. We spoke with leaders from other CoSN chapters and Bailey Mitchell, our colleague from Forsyth County, Georgia, told us about their nascent BYOT […]

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Leadership for Mobile Learning Initiative Launch

I attended the session, Leadership for Mobile Learning Initiative Launch. Description: Today’s rapidly expanding mobile market has more than 4 billion subscribers utilizing wireless technologies to communicate and collaborate. Implications are numerous for the education sector, and school leaders must be informed about the trends and potential of mobiles to transform teaching and learning. CoSN […]

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A Few Words from CoSN Conference

It is difficult to find time to blog while at the CoSN conference. There is so much to do and learn and there are so many peers from around the world to talk to and share ideas with. So, here are a few notes (most were tweets) from CoSN conference March 15, masquerading as a […]

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The Unique Challenges Facing the IT Professional in K12 Education

Here is some information about a valuable survey, important to us in K-12 technology. SchoolDude has just launched their 4th annual survey: The Unique Challenges Facing the IT Professional in K12 Education. This survey is done in collaboration with CoSN has provided quantitative data to help districts justify the staffing and raise awareness about the […]

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21 Things That Will Become Obsolete in Education by 2020

This article, 21 Things That Will Become Obsolete in Education by 2020, by Shelley Blake-Plock, asks us to envision schools without desks, homework, paper, High School Algebra I, and computers (as we know them). Many in our field (that intersection of education and technology) will nod and cheer as they read. I wonder, though, how […]

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The Future of IT by Bob Moore

I highly recommend the recently released CoSN Compendium (available only to CoSN members). If you are not a CoSN member yet, talk to your school district and have them join. There are many member benefits that make the cost of membership a good value. The Future of Information Technology (Or, How the Next Ten Years […]

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