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From the Editor

Anne Wujcik, EditorProject Tomorrow hosted a Congressional Briefing on Tuesday at which it released its new report, "The New Digital Learning Playbook: Understanding the Spectrum of Students' Activities and Aspirations" and discussed findings from the report and the Speak Up 2013 survey. CEO Julie Evans did a great job of presenting the report’s highlights and drawing out their implications. The report represents the views of 325,279 K-12 students representing over 9,000 schools and 2,700 districts nationwide. As always there's a lot of detail in the report. I want to focus on two main results. The report makes an important distinction between what students do in schools under the leadership/guidance of classroom teachers and how they use mobile technology outside of school to support their own learning activities.

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Market Insights

market-insightsInfographic: K-12 IT Leadership

What are the challenges and priorities of K-12 CTOs? This week's infographic--based on CoSN's 2nd annual IT leadership survey and created in partnership with MDR--answers these questions about the life of a CTO in today's education environment.

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She Snoops for Scoops: The Personal Side of the EdNET Community

Vicki Smith BighamWoo hoo—happy Friday, friends. Let's celebrate the end of another work week and all that we have accomplished. Before you head out to your weekend, sit back a moment and check out my scoops....

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Speak Up 2013 National Findings K-12 Student

The New Digital Learning Playbook: Understanding the Spectrum of Students' Activities and Aspirations is the first in a two part series to document the key national findings from Speak Up 2013. For the past eleven years, Project Tomorrow's® annual Speak Up National Research Project has provided schools and districts nationwide and throughout the globe with new insights into how today's students want to leverage digital tools for learning based upon the authentic, unfiltered ideas of students themselves. With this year's national report on the views of 325,279 K-12 students representing over 9,000 schools and 2,700 districts nationwide, we focus on getting beyond the anecdotally-driven stereotypes of student technology use to establish a more comprehensive understanding of the myriad of different ways that students are currently personalizing learning using technology.

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SIIA Announces Education Finalists for 2014 CODiE Awards

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, today announced the 146 finalists in Education categories for the 2014 SIIA CODiE Awards. These finalists represent applications, products, and services from developers of educational software, digital content, online learning services, and related technologies across the K-20 sector. This year's program features 31 Education categories, several of which are new or updated to reflect the latest industry trends and business models.

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