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Hot Out of the Oven – CoSN’s New ‘Recipe’ for Leading Mobile Learning in K-12

Washington, DC (March 6, 2015) – CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) today unveiled two new, great resources for education leaders to take the digital leap in their schools.

Launched through the organization’s Leadership for Mobile Learning (LML) initiative, CoSN has developed “A Recipe for Success” video guide and a “What is Digital Transformation” graphic that capture the most surprising and counterintuitive lessons of best practices in school district leadership.

CoSN: E-rate Modernization Requires ‘Long-Term, Sufficient’ Funding

UNESCO findings illuminate the potential of mobile reading (stay tuned for a new resource!)

774 million people worldwide -- more than double the population of the United States -- cannot read and write.  

Illiteracy is rampant, but it is also highly concentrated in a few countries, where poverty, conflict, and poor health care often complicate efforts to provide education. For example, in Sub-Saharan Africa, the number of illiterate people has increased by 40% since 2000, despite significant gains in other global regions.

Big Plans for the Small Screen -- Our Spring 2014 EdTechNext Report

We were so excited to release our spring 2014 EdTechNext Report yesterday! Entitled "Small Screens, Big Plans," the piece shifts the focus for districts and schools toward building mobile into their content and application strategies -- from school-wide apps to curriculum. Mobile devices have capabilities that computers don’t – how can you use them to your advantage?

‘Small Screens, Big Plans’ for K-12 Districts

Washington, DC (March 5, 2014) – With ever-increasing “anytime, anywhere” use of mobile devices, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today released a report charging schools to build mobile into their content and application strategies. Titled “Small Screens, Big Plans,” the resource – CoSN’s spring 2014 EdTechNext Report – explains that the mobile shift in U.S.

Should Your School Use Social Media? Second Thoughts

Harris Interactive, on behalf of the Phoenix University College of Education, recently conducted a national survey of 1,000 teachers about their use of social media for students. Although most (80%) of the teachers surveyed use social media in their personal life and about half (47%) believe that social media can enhance their students’ educational experiences, only a small minority (18%) have integrated social media into their classrooms.

2012 UNESCO & CoSN International Symposium to Explore Potential Mobile Learning Holds to Transform Education

Washington, DC (February 16, 2012) – As of last year, there were more than five billion mobile phone subscriptions in the world, including most, if not all, educators in developed and developing countries. However, many schools still forbid mobile phone use, citing it as a disruptive and distracting tool in the classroom.

CoSN Honors Katy ISD with 2012 TEAM Award for Tireless Ed Tech Leadership, Innovative Initiatives

Washington, DC (March 7, 2012) – The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today presented its 2012 TEAM Award to the Katy Independent School District, located in Katy, TX. Each year during its annual conference, CoSN recognizes a team of technology leaders in a U.S. K-12 school district for using technology in an impactful way to help reimagine the classroom. Katy ISD was selected as this year’s recipient for enhancing teaching and learning through its proven technology infrastructure and strong partnership with parents, teachers and school leaders.