Guideposts to a Shared Technology Vision and Plan

Want a road map that you can follow to shape, advance, and accelerate a shared vision? Need to craft a vision for empowered learning in […]

Are Schools Easy Targets for Cyber Threats? The Latest Report Says “Yes”

Ransomware attacks penetrated the defenses of 500 schools in 2019. The K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center attributed only eleven incidents in 2018 to ransomware. When you […]

Find Solutions at the Campus Technology Specialist Academy

As ed tech experts on your campus, technology specialists spend their time, effort, and expertise helping other front-line educators develop the skills they need to […]

How to Help Educational Technologies Talk to Each Other

The Consortium for School Networking has launched a toolkit to help school districts improve their ability for systems and applications to easily share content.

A Conference Built for System Administrators

When it comes to ed tech, system administrators and tech support professionals are at the center of everything. Frontline educators rely on their school or […]

The FCC Just Made It Tougher for Schools to Address the 'Homework Gap', Ed-Tech Leaders Say

Ed-tech leaders are disappointed that the FCC has put the kibosh on a plan they say would have helped schools connect more students with wireless […]

The Real Duties of a Technology Director

When I became a technology director, the job description was a little sparse. At that time, it was a relatively new position across the state […]

Why Tech Isn't Transforming Teaching: 10 Key Stories From Education Week

Crave pragmatic, honest, clear-eyed conversation about the realities of ed tech? Here's a reading list from Education Week, as presented at ISTE 2019.

86th Texas Legislature Wrap-Up

All good things must come to an end, but only someone who loves politics would consider the legislative process a good thing. I’m one of […]

Seeking a Data Solution That Works

Seeking a data solution that works for your district team can be difficult, no matter the size of your district. In previous blog entries, we’ve […]

'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 […]

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