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…
Chromebooks—the lightweight laptops that run software from the Internet instead of a local hard drive—have skyrocketed in popularity within the last few years. In the second half of 2014, Chromebooks surpassed iPads as the most popular devices sold to U.S. schools. Why have Chromebooks become so popular in education? What do you need to know before adopting chromebooks in your institution? Explore the information below to learn the greatest benefits and challenges to implementing Chromebooks in education—as well as best practices and keys to success.
Research shows that the time to make the greatest impact in a child’s learning trajectory is in the earliest grades. In fact, children not caught up to their peers by grade three are four times less likely to graduate from high school. Learn how school districts across the country are using research-based software from the Waterford Institute to help close the achievement gap before it becomes an even bigger problem.
Explore new game-changing resources from Discovery Education, including the transformative digital Techbook series for Math, Science and Social Studies,that integrates stunning multimodal content and an inquiry approach to make teaching and learning an unforgettable experience.
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!
Research has shown that in order to be successful in acquiring a second language, students need to interact in the target language in a purposeful way. This resource site was created in partnership with Middlebury Interactive Languages to provide schools, districts and educators with resources to engage students in K-12 second language acquisition.
Education’s Data Revolution: Turn Big Data into Big Gains for Students
April 28, 2017
According to recent research, over 90% of the world’s data has been created in the last three years, and yet only .5% of that data is ever analyzed. Why is so much data overlooked? It’s simple, we are not humanizing our data.
Data opens a universe of unexplored information to educators, but without the right lens to understand data, the right tools to execute findings, and the right method to communicate results, abundant data can be overwhelming and misleading. With this visual aid, Education’s Data Revolution, you’ll learn how to humanize your data and derive meaningful information to improve student outcomes
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