Empowering Superintendents to Connect Technology and Learning

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In fact, many school technology plans fluctuated depending upon the latest fads and what someone learned at a conference and had little connection to curriculum or learning goals. Overall, they implored listeners to move away from using “tech for tech’s sake” and to become intentional adopters of technology that enhances teaching and learning. Technology allows teachers to expand their lessons outside of the classroom and make connections beyond their communities.

Five Critical Guidelines for Data Privacy Across School Districts

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Discussing CoSN’s Five Critical Guidelines for Ensuring Data Privacy in Your Use of Technology, the speakers told attendees that when it comes to data privacy, the word “done” isn’t in their vocabulary. It is not the Director of Technology or somebody else who’s responsible for this,” said Dr. Dumais. “It’s He is a thought leader for innovation and technology integration, arts development and academic environments.

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Transitioning Edtech to the Cloud

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Presenters of the edWebinar, “ Cloud Computing: Taking Advantage of the Latest Technologies,” which is part of the Empowered Superintendents edWebinar series, shared their reasons for switching to the cloud, how it has helped their schools, and their advice when making the transition. In May 2018, district residents approved the first millage increase in 31 years for upgrades related to instructional innovation, school safety, technology access, and career development.

Key Questions and Recommendations for Online Assessment

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Embed Technology in Instructional Practice: If students are going to be tested with tech, then they need to be learning that way on a regular basis. He was named as a Digital Principal of the Year by NASSP for exhibiting bold, creative leadership in his drive to harness the potential of new technologies to further learning goals for staff, students, and the school community. She serves on the board of PowerMyLearning Los Angeles and on the advisory board of Project Tomorrow.

Essential Elements for Moving to a 1:1 Environment

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Moving to a 1:1 environment requires an overhaul of every district building and technology resource. Whether the school’s tech-savvy teachers have the new tool first or everyone receives it at the same time, the speakers agreed that all teachers need to have the technology in their hands at least six months before the students. In addition, inevitably, some staff will leave, and schools should have a plan for onboarding new hires in regard to their technology and learning goals.

Five Steps to Ensure Accessibility for All

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Educators need to perform regular evaluations of how the policies, teaching strategies, technology, curriculum, etc., Ann McMullan is a 34-year veteran educator who served as the executive director for educational technology in the Klein Independent School District, located just outside Houston, Texas until September 2013, when she and her family moved to Los Angeles, California. She serves on the board of PowerMyLearning Los Angeles and on the advisory board of Project Tomorrow.