Editor’s Note: Back To The Future
9/6/2012 12:00:00 AM
Traditionally, we dub this month’s magazine the “Back to
School” issue. But as most of you will attest, this quaint
anachronism belies all the work that happens during the
summer months—from curriculum planning to system
upgrades to professional learning. We gave a number of
our advisors even more duties this past June during our
second School CIO Summit in La Jolla, California. For two days,
more than 40 district executives participated in working groups
that explored and dissected some of the most pressing edtech
issues: Mobile and cloud computing, virtual and blended learning,
and tech-based professional development. The conversations were spirited and inspiring. The
advice and insights, I think, were invaluable. The fruits of their labor can be read in our special
supplement. To get more in-depth, go to www.schoolcio.com/ciosummits
to download the presentations from our “vault”. Be sure to
follow our continuing coverage of these topics during
our third CIO Summit in Chicago this month, as well as
our fall Tech Forum events in New York on October 19
and Austin on November 8.
Also for this issue, we tapped several of our
international advisors, including Terry Freedman in
the UK, Özge Karaog˘lu in Turkey, and Kim Cofino
in Japan, to report on how schools around the world
are improving and innovating (Playing Globally). The authors not only share fresh ideas, they also
provide tips on how your school can become worldlier.
Follow reader responses to these stories on our TL
advisor blog here: www.techlearning.com/section/Blogs. Come join the conversation!
— Kevin Hogan
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