November 2013

November 2013



Chicago’s Winning Reading Program
By Sascha Zuger
The Chicago Public School System is reveling in the success of their PLUS Tech program that supports PD for their media specialists.

Re-Thinking Learning Spaces
James Aldridge of Warren Township in Indianapolis discusses how his district transformed 200,000 square feet of libraries and classrooms into open, interactive environments.

Special Supplement: School CIO Summit: Edtech Leaders Create Their Dream Districts
At the Denver SchoolCIO Summit in September, Tech & Learning advisors Carl Hooker and Henry Thiele posed a unique challenge to the attendees: building a dream school despite myriad challenges. Here are the results.

Safe and Secure
More schools are using new technologies to keep students safe. Here are some of their stories.

CIPA: 10 Years Later, There is Still Confusion
By Andrew Wallace
Despite considerable efforts by the people responsible for enforcing CIPA, there remains confusion among those required to interpret and implement it.

What Hardware Are You Using and Why?
Should you buy laptops, iPads, Chromebooks, Windows tablets, or some other device for your teachers and students? T&L asked panelists from their New York and Texas Tech Forums to share their experiences.

School CIO: Back Office Business


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Editor’s Note: In a Perfect World

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