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CoSN Releases Tale of Six Transformational Districts

By Ian Quillen — September 15, 2010 1 min read
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A new monograph from the Consortium for School Networking, or CoSN, details how six school districts are re-examining their technology policies and practices to allow the use of Web 2.0 tools like blogs, wikis, and social networking sites for educational purposes.

The monograph, the second of four in a series that comprises the 2010 CoSN Compendium, gives a profile of each district, an overview of how each district is using its Web 2.0 tools, and a librarian’s perspective on the role of media centers in technology adoption. It also addresses how districts address Internet filtering while using sites that would be blocked in many other districts, a topic you can expect to learn more about in our upcoming fall issue of Digital Directions.

Featured districts in the monograph include:
• Birdville (Texas) Independent School District
• New Canaan (Conn.) Public Schools
• Westwood Cyber High School (Dearborn Heights, Mich.)
• Forsyth County (Ga.) Schools
• Barrington (Ill.) 220 School District
• White Oak (Texas) Independent School District

For more information about the document, which is free for CoSN’s members, go to

A version of this news article first appeared in the Digital Education blog.