There are some big changes happening at schoolcio.com, the Tech &
Learning site dedicated to big picture issues facing schools today.
We know T&L readers are smart, tech
savvy, and no longer need to read
primers about why teachers should
use Twitter. You deal with the nitty
gritty of getting your teachers trained,
your tech integrated successfully, and
maintaining the support of your school
community. We see SchoolCI O as a
partner to making these logistics happen
on a district-wide level, a community
level. How do you keep that
tech funding going once the grants
dry up? How will Common Core standards
affect the technology plan you
finally solidified last year? How can
you change your district Acceptable
Use Policies to get that Bring Your
Own Tech program going—and should
you when half of your students are on
free and reduced lunch?
We hope that by providing both
perspectives through print, online, and
events, Tech & Learning can be your
partner in creating smarter schools and
successful learners. We invite you to
visit the new SchoolCIO.com, featuring:
editor: Ellen Ullman has
been a magazine writer
and editor since 1987.
She worked at Small
and FamilyPC , and in
2003 began reporting
on K12 and higher edtech. Email Ellen your stories, questions, or comments to
Regular blog posts and editorial
guidance from our new SchoolCIO
Advisors: We have asked for insight
from some of the smartest leaders in
edtech who will be sharing their experience
through blog posts, profiles, and
more. ScholCIO Advisors include:
Rob Mancabelli, chief information
officer for Trinity School in New York.
Doug Johnson, director of media
and technology for the Mankato (MN)
Public Schools and author of five books,
a long-running column in Library Media
Connection, and the Blue Skunk Blog.
Debbie Karcher, CIO for Miami-
Dade County Public Schools, the fourth
largest school district in the nation.
Thuan Nguyen, chief information
and operations officer for the Kent
(WA) School District, and one of T&L’s
“Top 100 Education Leaders.”
Karen Fuller, chief technology officer
at Klein ISD, and a regular presenter
at education conferences, including
Tech Forum Southwest.
Nancy Caramanico, director of
technology, K-12, for the Archdiocese
of Philadelphia Catholic Schools.
Julie Carter, executive director of
technology from Minnetonka (MN )
School District, and one of T&L’s 2010
Leader of the Year.
Jim Klein, director of information
services and technology for the Saugus
Union School District.
Chad Maxa, director of IT at the
Intermediate District 287, MN.
Coby Culbertson, director of technology
from the Western Dubuque
Community School District, IA.
Jen LaMaster, educational technology
coordinator from Brebeuf Jesuit
Preparatory School in Indianapolis, IN.
SchoolCIO.com will also keep you
posted on the latest industry trends
and resources, hires and fires, news
about districts that get it and districts
that don’t, and much more. Watch
also for a new Web site design, coming