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New platform supports Windows apps in the cloud

A new visual cloud platform that runs Windows applications in the cloud could have big implications for school and district IT staff. The solution from Mainframe2 enables Windows apps--from basic productivity and learning software to high-end graphics tools--to be installed and configured to run inside a browser in less than 10 minutes. It aims to simplify app delivery and management by installing apps just once and centrally managing them on Mainframe2’s platform through an easy-to-use, web-based admin interface. Mainframe2 runs applications on servers in the cloud and delivers the user interface to browsers as a video stream. The service also connects to third-party...

IT Management
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Some districts ditch online exams for paper and pencil

The affluent Highland Park-based Township High School District 113 near Chicago has all the modern technology, bandwidth, computers and technicians it needs to administer new online state exams…

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Admins target metrics with new analytics dashboard

Panorama Education, which partners with K-12 schools to collect and analyze feedback from teachers, parents and students, has launched a new Leadership Dashboard designed to provide principals and…

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District implements new school locator technology

Iowa City Community Schools recently launched a new school locator technology as part of the district’s comprehensive plan to communicate 2015-2016 elementary school year boundary changes to students’…

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Net neutrality gains FCC approval

In a momentous decision for the future of the open internet, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on February 26 approved net neutrality regulations to oversee online traffic and…

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School officials sweat as online testing looms next week

Many Florida superintendents fear their schools won't be able to manage all the new computer-based testing set to begin next week. Required by the state to certify their schools'…

Why every educator should care about net neutrality

Why every educator should care about net neutrality

On February 26th the world, as we know it, will either come to an end or we will have the second coming of the messiah. Why? Because later this…

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LAUSD backs off one-to-one iPad goal

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Ramon C. Cortines said that the district cannot afford to provide a computer to every student, signaling a major reversal of his…

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What is ‘coding’ and should you learn it?

Coding is going mainstream. But is it worth it to learn? This week, we're going to talk about coding, the building block for all the great (and yes, not-so-great)…

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30,000 Chromebooks reach middle schoolers in N.C. district

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is equipping each of its 30,000 middle school students with a laptop this year in the district’s latest move to make its classrooms more tech-savvy. The district…

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Extron introduces wireless collaboration tool

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the ShareLink 200 Wireless Collaboration Gateway, which enables anyone to present content from a personal device. Supported devices…

Educator Resource Centers

Transforming Today’s Math Education

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Math can be a challenging subject for many middle and high school students—and schools and districts often struggle to find ways to improve math proficiency while sustaining student…

Teaching Essential 21st Century Skills

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Today’s students need more than just instruction in the core topic areas. They also need to learn key 21st-century skills that will serve them well in a globally…

Successful Tips to Accelerate English Language Learning (ELL)

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English language learners (ELLs) face many obstacles compared to native English speakers. How can educators respond to significant challenges facing schools? Here’s what you need to know…

Mac to School

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Districts across the nation are facing a dilemma: How can you keep up with the changing landscape of expensive educational technology when budgets are tighter than ever? The…

Navigating the New E-rate

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In a series of moves that mark the biggest changes to the E-rate in its 17-year history, the Federal Communications Commission has updated the nation’s school wiring program…