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Kirk Langer – Lincoln Public Schools

Est. reading time: 4 mins

For about as long as there have been personal computers, educators have been finding ways to incorporate them in the classroom. In 1975, for instance, Apple began donating its Apple 1 computers to public school systems to get students engaged with technology. As these and other devices became more sophisticated, so did their integration into […]

Phil Ventimiglia – Georgia State University

Est. reading time: 5 mins

College students today can meet someone at a party or a bar and, out of the thousands or even tens of thousands of young people in the area, find them the next day on Facebook or Twitter with a few swipes of the finger. Yet they often struggle to do digital academic research. Phil Ventimiglia, […]

Anthony Hambey – Birmingham-Southern College

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When you tell the faculty at your liberal arts college that you’re going to replace all of the computers in their offices, classrooms and technology labs, including computers that have years of data and research stored on them, there are basically two options. Be very, very specific, or brace for chaos. Anthony Hambey, vice president […]

Jacques Monica – Central Square School District

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When Jacques Monica left IBM to work in education in 1993, he understood what he was leaving behind. As a systems engineer, he had a stable future developing online catalogs and video content for businesses with the possibility of a six-figure salary. But Monica was looking for more. “I left IBM and a good paying […]

Curt Pederson – University of Portland

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Curt Pederson has made a career of turning troubled organizations around.  Now at the University of Portland, he’s gone from being berated with insults about the IT department on his first day to being hailed as a miracle worker. His solution is simpler than you might think. Pederson joined the University of Portland as CIO […]

Corona-Norco Unified School District

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When it comes to IT, Corona-Norco United School District (CNUSD) is a district of pilots. That’s not a reference to flying; it describes the small-scale, short-term projects that CNUSD experiments with before launching districtwide initiatives. In fall 2016, CNUSD completed its latest pilot program when it launched its MyCNUSD portal. Designed to create personalized user […]

Chris Diggs – Columbia Public Schools

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Not all school districts tweet things like, “Had a blast geeking on career paths and robots with the 5th graders!” But not all school districts have a STEAM Bus. When the Columbia Public Schools (CPS) coordinator of practical arts had the idea to load a bunch of high-tech educational equipment (think: 3D printers, robotics tools […]

Casey Gordon – College of St. Benedict – St. John’s University

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University have separate presidents, separate boards of trustees and separate budgets. But they share the same IT department. This creates a lot of busy days for Director of IT, Casey Gordon, who says a major part of her job is providing students at each location with a […]

Adam Gerson – Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When Adam Gerson graduated from Ithaca College with a background in computer programming, he assumed he’d go to a tech start-up where he’d engineer groundbreaking software, get stock options and play ping-pong on his lunch breaks. It wasn’t an unreasonable expectation. Before he’d finished college, Gerson interned at a booming tech start-up that promised him […]

Adam McMickell – Ogden City School District

Est. reading time: 5 mins

As the K-12 instructional technology specialist for a district with more than 12,000 students in Ogden, Utah, it’s Adam McMickell’s job to promote learning and engagement through the use of cutting-edge digital education platforms for both students and teachers. A Google Certified Educator, Trainer and Administrator, McMickell oversees all of Ogden City School District’s (OCSD) […]

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