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Big perks for University High School tech support internship

Are you struggling to respond to student and faculty technology issues in a timely manner? Are expensive repairs depleting your tech budget? If your school has a one-to-one initiative, a…

Taking the next step with open source

Taking the next step with open source

By now everyone knows that open-source software can be a cheaper alternative to proprietary software, though there are costs associated with hosting and support. So, how can you tell if…

Tips and take-aways from a successful mobile learning program

Tips and take-aways from a successful mobile learning program

Starting small might be the key to success when it comes to deploying a mobile learning initiative, according to two educators whose district has implemented a successful mobile program that…

More educators view cloud computing as energy-saving option

More educators view cloud computing as energy-saving option

An annual survey of different industries, including K-12 and higher education, reveals that attention to energy efficiency and "green" computing is increasing—although barriers such as cost still prevent complete implementation…

Illinois district helps others save money through the cloud

Illinois district helps others save money through the cloud

A growing "cloud" means a brighter future for many Illinois school districts, and Bloomington District 87 is leading the way.…

IT outsourcing: Does it make sense for your schools?

Cloud computing, Software as a Service (SaaS), and “managed” or “hosted” services: These are terms that today’s ed-tech directors surely are familiar with. But do these models always make sense…

School IT staff must do more with less

Mobile devices, automated help desks, personalized learning resources, software virtualization, and cloud-based services are becoming the norm for K-12 schools around the country. But with shrinking budgets and staff reductions,…

Amid economic uncertainty, ed-tech leaders do more with less

Though education budgets might be frozen or face further reductions in school districts from coast to coast, some educational technology leaders have found innovative ways to update their schools' technology…

Virtual desktops: Imagine the possibilities for teaching and learning

Moving from the current use of desktop and laptop computers to a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) creates many possibilities for teaching and learning. Imagine the possibilities if teachers could gain…