Today’s K-12 students are coming to the classrooms toting three or more mobile devices, from smartphones and laptops to tablets and smart watches. Teachers are putting more of their educational content online and streaming it to their students, administrators are storing more student information in the cloud, and district officials are automating more of the schools’ operations. There is the Internet of Things, digital signage, and video being used to monitor cafeterias. Technology continues to shape the future of how we educate our children and operate our schools, from flipped classrooms to the use of augmented and virtual reality.

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  • About the Author:

    Frankie Jackson has worked in K-12 technology leadership for over 25 years as a chief technology officer (CTO) supporting medium to large school districts with 25,000–117,000 students. She has received national-level recognition for leading world-class technology teams, building one of the largest highly resilient, high-speed wireless networks, and serving as a trainer and volunteer supporting education technology. At the national level she serves on the Consortium of School Networking’s policy committee, and at the international level she is the Association for School Business Official’s Information Technology content leader. As a Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL), she is a national-level trainer helping education technology leaders and CTO’s learn and become certified in the CETL program.