EdTech Innovation Committee Identifies Two Major Discussion Topics from the 2023-24 School Year

As the 2023-24 U.S. academic year wraps up, what were some of the successes and challenges faced in your school district? We asked a similar question of CoSN’s EdTech Innovation…
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Interoperability is Finally Getting the Spotlight it Deserves

Interoperability is the seamless, secure, and controlled exchange of data between applications. Implementing interoperability can bring information from EdTech tools together to holistically contextualize student learning, allowing educators, schools, and…
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EdTech Trail Mix: From Libraries to Learning Commons: Incorporating STEAM Education into Schools with David Jarboe

EdTech Innovation Committee Co-Chair David Jarboe (D2 Harrison Schools, Colorado) shared at a recent meeting that his district has embarked on a new initiative around incorporating STEAM education into their…
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EdTech Trail Mix: How to Transition Away from Sit-and-Get Instruction with Katie Harmon

For Katie Harmon, Director of Educational Technology at Westhill CSD and CoSN EdTech Innovation Committee Member, the vision for the district’s classrooms is for teachers to increase the amount of…
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Designing a Technology Acquisition Process

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you receive unexpected technology items, with the expectation that they will be seamlessly integrated into your network? As a technology leader,…
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It’s Not business; it’s Personal. Building a Culture of Trust to Protect Personal Data

Part of a blog series from the CoSN’s Student Data Privacy Committee tied to Privacy Awareness Month.  Protecting our privacy and security is challenging. Really challenging. It is also inconvenient,…
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Green Tech: How Beaverton School District Saves Money and the Planet with Innovative Device Repairs

Hi everyone, and welcome to our special behind-the-scenes look at how Beaverton School District in Beaverton, OR is revolutionizing device repairs and contributing to a more sustainable future. In this…
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The Importance of the ITS and Facilities Relationship

Introduction One of our jobs as CTOs is developing great relationships with other district leaders. IT touches every aspect of the modern K-12 district, and our success, as well as…
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Recipe for Success: 7 Key Ingredients to Incorporate AI & Curricular Resources

Generative artificial intelligence has been in our lives for a year now, and education leadership, teachers, and students are all navigating how to use it in the safest way possible.…
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2024 Driving K-12 Innovation Top Topics Revealed

Thanks to generative artificial intelligence (GAI), a recent global pandemic, and more, the landscape of K-12 education today is filled with just as many smooth vistas as it has bumpy…
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