How social media-savvy educators are finding ways to make learning fun for their students by incorporating Snapchat into lessons.
By Meris Stansbury
June 23rd, 2017
Snapchat is turning into more than just an amusing app that lets people send pictures and videos, only to disappear after a few seconds. Many educators are finding ways to make learning fun for their students by incorporating Snapchat into…
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.
The classroom of tomorrow promises an amazing education; with bring your own device initiatives growing, virtual reality field trips coming to fruition, and even school districts becoming 100% digital. However, all of these technology developments in education rely on a consistent and reliable network infrastructure, one that has the ability to scale, remain secure, and enable all digital learning initiatives. With the Brocade Ruckus Edge Networking Product Family, you can build and deploy next-generation wired and wireless technologies that deliver a more flexible IT infrastructure with unmatched simplicity, non-stop networking, application optimization, and investment protection.
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.
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.
Now more than ever, academic English acquisition is a crucial focus for non-native English language students nationwide. In order to help close the achievement gap students and boost student outcomes for English Language Learners (ELLs), we’ve partnered with Middlebury Interactive Languages to provide resources for ELL educators. We’ve compiled guides, articles, classroom posters and videos to help educators provide their ELL students with a global approach to English language learning.
The True Price of Outsourcing Custodial Services in K-12 Schools
June 16, 2017
While budget pressures continue to force school districts to safeguard funding for educational priorities, K-12 leaders are right to worry about custodial outsourcing plans that deliver on price, but miss the mark on community concerns. This paper aims to help district leaders evaluate providers on their ability to meet the unique responsibilities of K-12 facilities.
How IT Teams Can Break Out of Tactical, Reactive Mode
June 16, 2017
IT teams need a seat at the C-level or board table as drivers of the 21st century classroom. This white paper examines how IT departments can be more proactive, better plan for their departments’ needs, and effectively move themselves into a more strategic (versus just tactical) position.
With both a deep history and commitment to education, Apple unveiled classroom-altering education features with iOS 9.3 and iOS 10.3 to further enhance the teaching and learning experience, while making it easier for you to empower your users.
Whether you are evaluating if Apple is right for your school or you have Apple, but haven’t implemented the latest education features, download the PDF to learn:
What’s new for Apple in education
How to take advantage of the latest functionality with MDM
Summary of the Leveraging Digital Content to Differentiate Learning Study by Project Tomorrow
June 14, 2017
What does teacher professional development mean to effective differentiated instruction? In this summary of Leveraging Digital Content to Differentiate Learning by Project Tomorrow, learn how to adapt to using digital content in the classroom.
Kimono makes it easy to securely share student information, including grades, amongst district software applications. Kimono’s standard-agnostic platform connects the SIS with other applications using the preferred integration method for each one.
Making Data-Driven Decisions: How Workforce Information Can Help Your School District
June 5, 2017
Most K-12 leaders are familiar with using data to plan and target instruction more effectively. But they might not be aware of the many ways that tracking and analyzing employees’ time and attendance data can reveal key trends and insights as well. Equipped with this information, school district leaders can make more informed staffing and policy decisions that save money, improve efficiency, and even lead to better teaching and learning.