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The Changing Role of the CTO

As technology has changed K–12 education, so has it changed the role of the chief technology officer, a job title that just barely existed 15 years ago. Today's CTO is not your grandfather's infrastructure manager!

The Education Technology Value Chain: Implications and Policy Options

A growing body of evidence now suggests that when systematically implemented, educational technology can support a wide range of educational innovations, including flipped classrooms, peer-to-peer teaching, and customized learning.

Ensuring 'Anytime Anywhere' Access in a High-Poverty District

In two years on the job as deputy superintendent of educational services for the Santa Ana Unified School District, David Haglund has helped usher in a new era of "anytime, anywhere access to learning."

Home Connectivity and the Homework Gap

A disparity in home Internet service has lead to the “homework gap,” where economically disadvantaged students “go from a digital oasis to a digital desert when they go from school to home.”

Process Change: How to Do School Differently

If K-12 leaders don't transform their processes, technology will be "just a $1,000 pencil."

4 Educators’ Keys to Connecting STEM and Social Studies

Cross-curricular projects delve into sustainability issues, the societal implications of inventions and how rivers give birth to civilizations.

Badging: Not Quite the Next Big Thing

While badging and digital credentialing are gaining acceptance in the business world and, to some extent, higher education, K-12 educators — and even students — are slower to see the value.

La Serna High Student Inspires Launch of STEM Classes

A girl who knows how to code can change the world. At least, that’s what Markie Wagner of Whittier, CA thinks.

Using Websites and Videos to Support Hybrid Programs

At White Bear Lake High School, hybrid learning is supported in part through the use of a website for students and teachers and student-produced video about the basics of blended learning.

Education in the 'Fourth Wave' of Science-Driven Economic Advancement

Michio Kaku has an emphatic message for educators: We are rapidly entering what he terms the "fourth-wave" of scientific advancement, and it's the duty of educators to prepare young people to survive and thrive in the radically different milieu that portends.

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