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One of the major benefits of the internet is that it allows us to connect with people who we might otherwise never meet. No matter what challenges your district is facing, odds are there's another district out there which is grappling with the same things. By working together in online communities of practice, you can share your experiences and come up with common solutions to your problems. There's strength in numbers! But online communities of practice have proven especially powerful when they're mixed with in-depth, face-to-face interaction.

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‘Small Screens, Big Plans’ for K-12 Districts

Washington, DC (March 5, 2014) – With ever-increasing “anytime, anywhere” use of mobile devices, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today released a report charging schools to build mobile into their content and application strategies. Titled “Small Screens, Big Plans,” the resource – CoSN’s spring 2014 EdTechNext Report – explains that the mobile shift in U.S.

Creating Scalable, Affordable and Reliable Education Networks

Washington, DC (March 3, 2014) – As part of its Smart Education Networks by Design (SEND) initiative, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today released the first phase of comprehensive guidelines to support K-12 chief technology officers (CTOs) in building, strengthening, and maintaining durable education networks. These networks support technology-rich 24/7 learning.

Can We Transform Special Education with Tech?

We know that education technology has the power to transform learning for all students, but it may prove particularly powerful for special education students, argues a recent feature in the Huffington Post. A recent surge in online and blended learning opportunities has critically altered the options available for students with special needs, a population which is often left behind by education reform.

6 Tips for Smart IT in 2014

This column was originally printed in T.H.E. Journal, and is excerpted below. 

From building robust networks to collaborating with other departments to fund new projects, here's what you need to do to start innovating in the new year.

As 2013 draws to an end, it's time for the savvy district technology leader to look forward. We asked some smart leaders for their best ideas (and will share some of our own) to get 2014 off to a great start. Here are six actions you can take to ensure that IT is doing all it can to support the mission of your district.

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