What is Smart?

I don’t think of the Internet of Things anymore, in fact, I haven’t seen that term written for quite a while. I”m more inclined to […]

Bring Your Own Device For Learning (pt.2) #BYOD4L

Seven years ago (!) I was invited to join the founding team of the #BYOD4L team – ‘Bring Your Own Device for Learning’. An experiment […]

Half of Districts Lack Connectivity Needed for Widespread Videoconferencing, Device Usage

Two-thirds of America's public school students attend schools that may not provide enough bandwidth for life after COVID-19.

How Massive K-12 Bond Issues During COVID-19 Are Shaping School Technology Plans

Interest rates are low and remote and hybrid learning continues, but some experts question using bonds to pay for devices and connectivity.

'We Just Work Our Way Around It.' CTO Challenges in a Rural District

Internet connectivity, recruiting staff, and finding partners to learn from are all big challenges for an ed-tech leader in a district off the coast of […]

Digital Access: An Education Technology Success Story?

Back in 2013, before an overhaul of the e-rate program, just 30 percent of school districts were able to take advantage of digital learning. Now, […]

School Connectivity, Access to Devices Continue to Rise, Survey Finds

Districts are increasingly confident in their networks' ability to support one or even two digital devices for every student, according to a new survey of […]

Podcast: What’s in your #EdTech bag (#EdTechRations)

Nearly two years ago I was invited to appear on Vicki Davis’ Every Classroom Matters podcast to talk about self-publishing books and to give advice […]

$45 Million in Bond Funds to Flow to N.Y. Schools for Technology

Fifty-two New York districts will receive technology funds following the first meeting of the review board for a massive new state bond program.

5 Reasons I’m Geeky about Learning Design!

My name is Shannon and I am geeky about Learning Design.    There I said it. Not only is L&D my chosen field, but it’s […]

CoSN Calls Broadband Access Outside School a 'Civil Right' for Students

The Consortium for School Networking issued a report intended to help districts gather information about off-school connectivity and then provide solutions for students lacking access.

Great Idea: Make a Wifi Hotspot Map for Your Students!

Great Idea: Make a Wifi Hotspot Map for Your Students!: My district recently rolled out a 1:1...

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