Educators, policymakers and advocacy groups issue statements and reactions to the Senate's confirmation of Betsy DeVos
By Laura Ascione, Managing Editor, Content Services, @eSN_Laura
President Donald Trump's nomination of billionaire Betsy DeVos for U.S. Education Secretary caused immediate and intense reactions from supporting and opposing sides. Her final approval by the U.S. Senate, which required Vice President Pence to cast a historic vote to break a 50-50 tie, shows just how turbulent her nomination…
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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.
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.
Tomorrow’s engineers, designers and problem solvers deserve every tool available to build a brilliant future. 3D printing fuels limitless creativity when students get to see, hold and test their ideas in real space.
Bringing 3D printing into the classroom exposes learners to the same cutting-edge technologies they’ll encounter in their careers, giving them a jump-start on tomorrow’s challenges. We invite you to explore the information below to learn how schools across the country are inspiring a new generation of problem solvers by integrating 3D printing into their K-12 curriculum.
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 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!
Ransomware is the most profitable type of malware in history. In the past, malware typically did not deny access to systems or destroy data. Attackers primarily tried to steal information and maintain long-term access to the systems and resources of their victims. Ransomware has changed the game from stealthy undetected access to extortion.
Don’t Risk IT: Modernize Campus Infrastructure to Address Cybersecurity
February 20, 2017
Replacing outdated infrastructure with modern, secure technology reduces security risks by creating a trusted network at every layer. It also improves efficiency, productivity and service delivery—and can better position institutions to attract students.
Is Your School Network Ready?
Network readiness is an important factor in any new IT project at companies both large and small. New applications seem to require more bandwidth than the applications that they replace. These applications can also bring in new users, sometimes by the thousands. In some cases, the network services and/or capacity are not ready for these changes, and the IT rollout suffers.
How to Make the Most of Limited Time and Technology Funds
February 20, 2017
Managing devices can easily become a daunting task. A growing variety of mobile devices on the market make the size and scope of deployments very complex. While deployments evolve, schools most overcome limited budgets to manage these deployments.
Get the Funding You Need to Deploy Mobile Technology
February 20, 2017
Reductions in funding can paint a grim picture for districts. However, there are many ways districts can find a way to secure the funding they need for devices and increases in infrastructure through several expected, and some unexpected, sources.
Closing the Opportunity Gap at Compton Unified School District
February 20, 2017
Compton USD aims to close the opportunity gap through the use of mobile devices in their district. However, after facing security and usage concerns, CUSD needed to find a solution to help them make the most of their investment.