Join an #edtech Professional Organization

Some #edtech educators belong to professional organizations, is it right for you? A professional organization can lead to authority in a field as a thought […]

'Surprise! You're a CTO Now.' 6 Tips for New School Technology Leaders

Being a good K-12 chief technology officer is about a lot more than just strong technical skills, according to a panel at the 2019 Consortium […]

5 Things Superintendents Want Their Chief Technology Officers to Know

Building trust takes technical skills, strong communication, and a willingness to own your failures, said district leaders at the annual conference of the Consortium for […]

Google Experimenting With New Cloud Storage, Artificial Intelligence Initiative for K-12

Google is working with Washington's Evergreen Public Schools on a new effort that has big implications for the way K-12 districts store and analyze student […]

In the News: K-12 Cybersecurity Lessons Learned From ‘Constant Barrage of Attacks’

Cross-posted at the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center: https://k12cybersecure.com. As quoted in: Herold, Benjamin. “K-12 Cybersecurity Lessons Learned From ‘Constant Barrage of Attacks’.” Education Week. 19 March […]

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 […]

Staff Email Addresses Removed From District Websites to Improve Cybersecurity

Some district technology leaders say having staff email addresses publicly available opens the door for phishing scams and potential hacks.

Shaping Education Unconference 2018: The End is the Beginning (Pt. 4 of 4)

I’ve always appreciated a thought I’ve found in the work of a variety of writers I admire—the end is the beginning—so it was wonderful to […]

Ed. Department Late on 'Homework Gap' Study, Advocacy Groups Say

The Every Student Succeeds Act required that a report be produced by June. The Department of Education says it won't be ready until March or […]

In the News: Schools Struggle to Keep Pace With Hackings, Other Cyber Threats

As quoted in: Herold, Benjamin. “Schools Struggle to Keep Pace With Hackings, Other Cyber Threats.” Education Week. 29 November 2017. All told, at least 235 […]

Updated Privacy Toolkit Offers Guidance on Federal Laws, Vendor Contracts

The toolkit from the Consortium for School Networking provides further explanation of federal privacy laws and offers guidance in communicating and contracting with vendors.

Are Trump's Proposed Cuts to Title IV Really a 'Body Blow' to K-12 Ed-Tech?

After authorizing $1.6 billion that districts could use for technology, Congress appropriated one-fourth that amount. President Trump now wants to eliminate the funds altogether.

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