Expert recommends simple updates to regular classroom lessons to better prepare students for an uncertain future.
By Meris Stansbury
April 28th, 2017
Change is inevitable, and while it’s important to design lessons with an end result in mind, it’s difficult to prepare students for a future that doesn’t exist yet. In the recent edWebinar, “The Future Ready Challenge: Improve Student Outcomes in…
From implementing the Common Core, to juggling different age groups and skill levels, to delivering high quality instruction in the face of growing class sizes, today’s K-12 math educators face an array of challenges. Many math teachers are turning to digital tools to support them in facing these challenges, but navigating the world of edtech can also be difficult and time consuming.
Digital transformation is about adopting powerful new ways of teaching and learning at its core, but technology is what enables this shift to occur. Students need devices that can access the web, as well as rich new apps and tools for creating, sharing, and discovering content. And just as important, they need a robust network infrastructure that can support these activities. And thanks to new E-rate and other public funding opportunities, schools have ample opportunity to implement equipment and service upgrades that support and promote digital learning.
The classroom of tomorrow promises an amazing education; with bring your own device initiatives growing, virtual reality field trips coming to fruition, and even school districts becoming 100% digital. However, all of these technology developments in education rely on a consistent and reliable network infrastructure, one that has the ability to scale, remain secure, and enable all digital learning initiatives. With the Brocade Ruckus Edge Networking Product Family, you can build and deploy next-generation wired and wireless technologies that deliver a more flexible IT infrastructure with unmatched simplicity, non-stop networking, application optimization, and investment protection.
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The growing use of anywhere, anytime learning is challenging teachers to personalize lessons for each student’s individual needs, test students online and analyze the results instantly, track student progress in real time, and keep both students and parents up-to-date on grades and homework. Having the ability to do all of this within a cloud-based solution that delivers maximum security—without importing or entering data—are the benefits you receive with Jupiter iO—the all-in-one gradebook-LMS-SIS-learning analytics solution!
Devices with sensitive data may get lost or stolen; and the very endpoint agents that are critical for seeing and controlling the devices become broken. Employees also go off the corporate network for long stretches of time without the latest patches, updates and security files thus leaving them exposed to advanced threats. Critical software agents are also lost when firmware is flashed, the device is re-imaged, the hard-drive is replaced, or if the OS is reinstalled. All of these scenarios create “dark endpoints” which fracture visibility and open up unacceptable vulnerabilities to insider threats, malicious attacks or other risks affecting business operations.
How K–12 Leaders Make the Case for Better Technology in the Classroom
April 26, 2017
Technology has always played an important role in education, but the past 10 years have seen U.S. schools embrace it like never before. The impact of more affordable devices, improved network infrastructure in schools, and new types of student-focused software has driven new ways of teaching that have notably enriched the lives of students. As more schools transition away from computer labs — where students had limited access to often outdated computers — to movable carts and eventually to full one-to-one device deployments, the opportunities to use technology to drive improved student outcomes increase dramatically.
Modern “Embedded” Endpoint Security: Gain Visibility into and Control of Data, Devices, and Applications Regardless of Location and Connectivity
April 26, 2017
Enterprise IT teams face an uphill struggle to maintain visibility into and control over corporate resources and mitigate risks to critical business assets. The problem today is compounded by the ever-growing distributed nature of corporate environments, which is narrowing the field of sight.
Cloud adoption and the proliferation of mobile workers have increased complexity and cast a shroud over IT situational awareness, enabling cybercrime to thrive.
Indianapolis Public Schools saves $167,000+ on asset costs with Absolute
April 26, 2017
Indianapolis Public Schools, based in Indianapolis, is central Indiana’s largest and most academically diverse school system. Indianapolis Public Schools operates 60 schools, employs over 6,000 administrators, teachers and support staff, and serves over 30,000 students.
Indianapolis Public Schools has more than 8000 desktop and laptop
computers listed among its assets. With a growing population, and with
computers and other devices playing an ever-increasing role in the way
teachers work and students learn, investments in technology are always
Indianapolis Public Schools saw that the learning and teaching styles
of their students and staff were transitioning from desktop machines
to laptops. The IT department knew they needed a plan to protect these
The Foundation of Next-Gen Enterprise Security is Embedded in your Endpoints
April 26, 2017
The emergence of Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), zero-day vulnerability exploits, and the ever-present threat posed by arguably the most dangerous of adversaries, the organization’s own users, continue to poke new holes in even the most well-laid security architectures.