Volume: 2008 Issue: 207/17/2008 PDF
President's MessageWarren Williams 07/17/2008
As we approach a year in which budget cuts take center stage, it will force IT professionals to make hard decisions about the quantity and quality of services they will be able to offer. more..
Best PracticesPhil Scrivano 07/17/2008
If new technologies have to do with network infrastructure or the latest laptops available, you are most likely an authority and are part of the discussion. more..
CETPA 2008 Conference PrimerWarren Williams 07/17/2008
As school districts around the state are taking draconian measures to meet budget reduction goals, CETPA is working on a conference strategy to assist schools, districts and county offices to utilize technology to mitigate the impact of such cuts. more..
Providing California Educators with the Tools Needed for Today's ClassroomsAlan Phillips 07/17/2008
Across California – and the country for that matter -- educators have gained a wide range of technological tools to assist in teaching and learning. more..
Emerging TechnologiesBonnie Marks 07/17/2008
What are the emerging technologies that will shape K-12 education in the upcoming years? Collaborative Web technologies, mashups and mobile broadband will take a role, as will social operating systems, grassroots video and collective intelligence, according to the 2008 Horizon Report recently released by the New Media Consortium and the Educause Learning Initiative. more..
Working Outside the BoxDavid L. Goldsmith, CCTO 07/17/2008
Web 2.0Greg Lindner - Director of Technology Services 07/17/2008
A reality for IT departments is that our students are becoming increasingly sophisticated consumers and producers of digital content – within and beyond the school day. more..
Recording Board MeetingsJames Reynolds 07/17/2008
A year ago, Enoch Kwok, Director of Technology at the La Canada Unified School District (LCUSD), was approached by his district’s school board to start recording their board meetings for public access from their website. more..
Progressive Incremental Backup MethodologyGarth Gomes 07/17/2008
This past year, the Los Banos USD IT department was in the process of updating our licensing and maintenance agreement for our existing backup software (traditional backup process). more..
The Coming MetaverseStan Trevena 07/17/2008
Neal Stephenson coined the term ‘Metaverse’ in his 1992 novel ‘Snow Crash’. more..
Providing Access to Rich Digital Media ContentMark Katzmann 07/17/2008
YouTube®, and other video phenomena, are moving school-aged youth into a world of high-speed, instant access, visual communications. more..
Legislative UpdateDr. Jeff Frost 07/17/2008
In January, Governor Schwarzenegger unveiled his proposed 2008-09 state budget. more..
E-rate UpdateFred Brakeman 07/17/2008
USAC (Erate) has recently published a set of most common mistakes Erate applicants make during the course of managing their annual Erate projects. more..
CTO Mentor Project Begins its Second YearAndrea Bennett 07/17/2008
The 2008 CTO Mentor Project is beginning its second year on March 14, 2008 in Sacramento with a keynote speech from Jack O’Connell, California’s Superintendent for Public Instruction. more..
Member ProfileLisa Kopochinski 07/17/2008
DataBus Speaks with Richard Kebo Databus: What are your responsibilities at Clovis Unified School District? How long have you been there? RK: I am currently the Interim Chief Technology Officer for the district. more..