The Consortium for School Networking’s Emerging Technologies Committee has created a new blog where CoSN members and other participants can discuss, debate, and exchange ideas to accelerate the use of emerging technologies in education. Readers of the blog, which launched in October, can get news and ideas about emerging technologies they might want to incorporate into their own schools. Recent postings include information about the debut of the first leg of a substantial upgrade to the ultra-fast Internet2 network for research and education, which will increase data-transmission speeds of this 10 gigabit-per-second network tenfold; and a draft publication issued by the National Institute for Standards and Technology that identifies some of the security and privacy risks of radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology. The goal of this NIST publication is to make IT professionals aware of the risks so they can address these in their implementation of RFID technology, according to the blog.