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Effective federal, state, and local policy provides the foundation that enables classroom innovation to flourish. Key aspects of effective policy are flexibility, frequent evaluation, and the ability to modify policy as needed to engender true transformation. A systematic approach to policy formulation enables policy makers to establish realistic policies in reasonable time frames. Central to the process is a focus on clear goals and the evaluation elements that allow the process to be checked continually to determine whether the intended audience is truly benefiting.

As we move farther into 2014, are you wondering what will be the big ed tech trends for the year? The authors of the 2014 Horizon Report provide some answers. 

Increasingly, data we use on a daily basis – including information used by schools to track students and manage resources – are stored in the cloud. Are we doing an adequate job of informing parents and protecting student privacy in this new, cloud-based world? According to a recent study by Fordham University the answer, in many school districts, is NO.

In its annual survey, the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) looked at BYOD adoption and at the overall question of technology integration at different grade levels.

Hoping to avoid a crash-and-burn scenario? This annotated collection of resources offers oodles of advice on safely launching and sustaining one-to-one or BYO in your school or district.

Marty Williams, Instructional Media and Technology Facilitator, Asheboro City Schools, North Carolina, offers advice on 1:1 Leadership. We invite you to:

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