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CoSN Launches Free Web Tools to Aid in Ed Tech Decision-Making

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) has launched its newest leadership initiative, Value of Investment (VOI), which was created to help district-level technology decision-makers assess the costs and evaluate the benefits of proposed technology investments before making acquisition decisions. The VOI Web site provides a set of rigorous assessment tools to assist education technology leaders articulate the benefits of their projects. The site’s Project Cost Estimator tool helps decision-makers calculate the cost of and identify potential savings from proposed projects. There’s also a Project Benefits Worksheet that helps school leaders demonstrate how these investments can help achieve educational goals. Additionally, the site outlines a five-step approach for determining the true value of investment...

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CNN Student News Delivers Video Podcasts of Daily Broadcasts

CNN Student News has expanded the availability of its daily 10-minute broadcast on Headline News through a video podcast. CNN Student News, CNN’s cost- and commercial-free educational program for middle and high schools, is the cornerstone of Turner Learning and uses the vast resources of CNN Worldwide to create news and informational content specifically for the classroom. CNN Student News airs on Headline News during the weekdays throughout the school year at 3:12 a.m. (Eastern time). The show is also streamed for the Web...

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