Reflections on Driving K-12 Innovation

When the opportunity to join the Driving K-12 Innovation Advisory Board for 2022 came across my social media feed, I jumped at the opportunity to support this work. Each year…
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Peer Review Best Practices Report

Since 2016, CoSN has conducted 16 Peer Reviews for school districts around the country. The purpose of this research is to discover commonalities among school districts as well as distinctions…
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Selecting the Right EdTech…Every Time

In a recent panel discussion presented by edWeb.net and sponsored by Veracity Verification Solutions, I was invited to moderate a discussion regarding best practices for evaluating EdTech. It was a…
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The “P” in Project Management = The “P” in People

The “P” in project management should be interchangeable with the “P” in people. That’s because project management is just as much about the people as it is about the project.…
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Ransomware Brief

It’s been described as the “number one online threat targeting public and private organizations.” It’s led to critical system outages, the release of student data, the complete shutdown of learning,…
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School-to-Home Report

“School-to-Home” details the main barriers to extending broadband to homes nationwide. These include assessing size of the connectivity problem and addressing the need for adequate Internet access at home and…
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Cybersecurity Toolkit – Authentication Management

Controlling access to organizational systems and resources is an essential element of cybersecurity. The traditional approach to access control has been to assign usernames with complex password requirements, generally a…
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EdTech Leadership Survey Report 2021

CoSN’s annual survey gathers data on the responsibilities of U.S. K-12 IT Leaders, the nature of their digital ecosystems, and their educational technology challenges. This year, IT Leaders faced unique…
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Using Value of Investment (VOI) to Guide EdTech Purchasing and Sustainability Planning Decisions

If EdTech leaders were in the business sector, purchasing decisions would be based on justification in money terms. Costs and benefits would be scrutinized before any money is spent. Investment…
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K12 Edtech Leaders Visit ASU-GSV

As with most things, the 12th annual ASU+GSV Summit was put on hold with all our worlds being turned upside down by COVID-19. After a year and a half, it…
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