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February 6, 2008

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2007-2008 Corporate Partners
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Gartner, Inc.

Absolute Software Corporation

Mitel Networks Corporation
Promethean, Inc. 
Safari Montage/Library Video Company 
SMART Technologies Inc.
Texas Instruments, Inc.


Media/Marketing Partners
C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
Cable in the Classroom/Threshold
CDW-G/Ed Tech Magazine
Center for Digital Education/Converge
District Administration
eSchool News
Linworth Publishing/Library Media Connection
Marketing Projects, Inc./The Big Deal Book
Scholastic Administr@tor
Technology & Learning
T.H.E. Journal
Wimba, Inc.

2007-08 Institutional Members

2007-08 Corporate Members
8e6 Technologies
Absolute Software Corporation
Administrative Assistants, Ltd.
Adobe Systems, Inc.
American Education Corporation
Atomic Learning
Blackboard Inc.
Brother International Corporation
C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
Cambium Learning Technologies
CCI Crosby Publishing
Cengage Learning
Center for Digital Education
Cisco Systems, Inc.
ClassLink Technologies
Connections Academy, LLC
Cox Communications, Inc.
Dell, Inc.
District Administration Magazine
ECS Core Projects & Technologies Ltd.
Ed Tech Magazine
Education Networks of America
Education TURNKEY Systems, Inc.
Educational Systemics, Inc.
EduPoint Educational Systems, LLC
elnstruction Corporation
Empirical Education, Inc.
ePALS Classroom Exchange
eScholar LLC
eSchool News
Excelsior Software, Inc.
Extron Electronics
Faronics Technologies Inc.
Fidelis Security Systems
Follett Software Co.
Funds For Learning, LLC
Futurekids, Inc.
Harcourt, Inc.
Houghton Mifflin Company
IBM Corporation
Info-Tech Research Group
Inspiration Software, Inc.
Intel Corporation
Juniper Networks
Lightspeed Systems Inc.
Linworth Publishing, Inc.
Market Data Retrieval
Marketing Projects, Inc.
MITEL Networks
Oracle Corporation
PASCO Scientific
Pearson Foundation
Plato Learning
Polycom, Inc.
Promethean, Inc.
Qwizdom, Inc.
Renaissance Learning
Safari Montage/Library Video Company 
Scholastic Administrator
SchoolNet, Inc.
Scientific Learning Corporation
SMART Technologies Inc.
Spectrum K-12 School Solution Inc. 
Sprint Nextel
T.H.E. Journal
Technology & Learning
Texas Instruments, Inc.
Thinkronize, Inc. / netTrekker
Time Warner Cable Business Class
Toshiba America Information Systems Inc
Vector Resources
Vericept Corporation
Verizon Business
VIP Tone, Inc.
Wimba, Inc. 
Winter Group

CoSN News  

Register Now for the CoSN Conference

You won't want to miss CoSN's annual conference, international symposium and the CoSN/ISTE/SETDA Washington Education Technology Policy Summit in Washington, DC, March 9-12.

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Does Gaming Have a Role in Education?

The fifth in the series of six CoSN's Webcasts airs on April 16: What is the Role of Gaming in Education? | read more

Ultraportables - CoSN's Latest EdTechNext Report Now Available

New issue on EdTEchNext now available for CoSN members only. | read more

Chat: School Leaders Technological Knowledge Gap

Listen to the archived chat on the technology knowledge gap among school leaders and what needs to be done to help them boost their knowledge and skills
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Social Networking Site in Violation of COPPA

The Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement against the operators of imbee.com, a social networking website aimed at kids and "tweens."
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Essential Resources for CTOs  

2008 Horizon Report Released

The New Media Consortium (NMC) and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) released the 2008 Horizon Report, a research-oriented effort that seeks to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have considerable impact on teaching, learning, and creative expression within higher education.
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Broadband Visions

Several new proposals, visions and reports are available on broadband in the U.S. Read views from the U.S. Department of Commerce, EDUCAUSE, and Center for American Progress.
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Software & Information Key Driver of Ec Growth

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the trade association for the software and digital information industry, has released a report that measures the substantial economic impact of the software and information (S&I) industries on the U.S. and global economies.
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Gov’t CIO’s Urges Action on IT Security

NASCIO, the national association of state CIOs, has released a new video, At Risk! Securing Government in a Digital World designed to assist state CIOs in communicating the important message about why securing government technology is a critical concern in the digital world.
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Web 2.0 Threats Loom Large For IT

With the seemingly exponential growth of Web 2.0 technologies, IT professionals in education--and all other sectors, for that matter--face new challenges as control over technology slips away and moves into the hands of users.
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Open Source Gaining Traction

A new report from Datamonitor shows that the use of open source software among educational institutions worldwide is on the rise.
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In the News  

Tests of Tech Literacy Not Widespread

The federal No Child Left Behind Act, signed into law six years ago, made it a national goal for all 8th graders to be technologically literate. Unlike reading and math, though, tech literacy does not factor into the school accountability provisions of the law, and most states do not administer separate tech-literacy tests statewide.
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Vision of John Seeley Brown

In a digitally connected, rapidly evolving world, we must transcend the traditional Cartesian models of learning that prescribe "pouring knowledge into somebody’s head," says John Seely Brown in a new online lecture from MIT.
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Superintendents & Technology

When Chip Kimball took over as the chief technology officer in Washington State's Lake Washington school district more than a decade ago, he quickly realized that his boss, the superintendent, knew little about technology.
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Getting Started with Data Warehousing

School CIO has released the first in a series on managing data efficiently in your district.
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New CEO for Project Inkwell

Mark Anderson has been named as CEO of SNS Project Inkwell.
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Computer Literacy NOT Information Literacy

While the next generation of college students is more wired than any other, they might not be as good at Internet research as you may think.
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Tech & Sci Ignorance Keeps Teens From Changing World

America's high-school students are confident they can solve the world's most complex problems, such as climate change and a dwindling supply of fossil fuels. However, more than half of them believe high schools aren't giving them the science and technology background to take those problems on, according to survey results from MIT.
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Recut, Reframe, Recycle…and It’s All Legal?

When college kids make mashups of Hollywood movies, are they violating the law? Not necessarily, according to the latest study on copyright and creativity from the Center for Social Media and American University’s Washington College of Law.
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Congrats to Speak Up 2007

They collected authentic feedback this year from over 367,000 K-12 students, teachers, parents and school leaders.
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Funding and Award Opportunities  

Apply Now for Intel Schools of Distinction Awards

Deadline is February 14, 2008 | read more

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