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Five key steps to upgrading your wireless network

Are you ready for the nation’s $3 billion wireless overhaul for education—or the move to online testing? Here’s what you need to know....

IT Management

XP phase-out a problem for schools

In less than a week, Microsoft Corp. will end support and updates for the 12-year-old Windows XP, and some state education systems are struggling with how to move…

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…

Building smart networks to improve learning

In the newly-released 2014 CoSN IT Leadership Survey, district technology leaders indicate that being ready for online assessments is their number one priority. And fewer than 18 percent…

The fastest free Wi-Fi in the nation?

A decade ago, cities jumped on the free municipal wireless bandwagon, but free was not a very good business plan, and most projects went dark when cities or…

Top 4 ways district leaders deal with funding obstacles

School budgets show a marked increase from a year ago, with one in three districts reporting budget increases this year, according to the second annual K-12 IT Leadership…

6 hallmarks of the ‘connected classroom’

How does the idea of the connected classroom impact teaching and learning? Every educator wants to teach in a connected classroom, and every student wants to learn in…

Educational mobility strategies for schools

On March 4, eSchool News hosted a webinar with Keith Krueger, CEO of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and Traci Parrish who focuses on education marketing strategies…

The real problem with school internet

For schools across the country, mobile device management and online testing concerns start at the basic level: ‘how do we get the internet and infrastructure needed?’ As it…

7 strong facts that support school broadband

Broadband access is more important than ever, and the public agrees U.S. public opinion isn’t too positive when it comes to technology in the nation’s schools. Feb. 4…

The ten ‘Golden Rules’ of Google Apps for Education

Google Apps, and cloud-based applications in general, are revolutionizing how educators teach and students learn. Here are 10 "Golden Rules" to consider when using Google Apps for Education.…

Educator Resource Centers

How to Make Flipped Learning Work

Flipped learning, in which students watch instructional videos for homework and use class time to apply what they’ve learned, is catching on in many schools. But there are…

Choosing the Right Devices for Your Schools

iPads, Chromebooks, laptops, Android devices, or Windows 8 tablets: School leaders today have a wide variety of mobile learning options to choose from. When rolling out a digital learning…

Reinventing the Classroom

Technology holds great promise to transform teaching and learning: It allows for more personalized instruction, higher levels of student engagement, and instant assessment of students’ skills—giving educators real-time…

Transforming Language Instruction

A growing number of K-12 leaders believe that exposure to world languages and culture—even at a very early age—is critical to students’ competitiveness in the 21st century. But…

Using Data to Improve Student Achievement

While schools now measure their students’ progress more frequently throughout the year, using this information to target instruction more effectively still poses a challenge. Turning data into higher…