For 20 years, I was a teacher librarian and worked in elementary, middle, and high school libraries. In 2012, I was selected as Washington State Teacher of the Year. And for the last five years, I’ve been a district administrator,…
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.
Schools are moving to mobile-first digital learning environments. Wi-Fi and network infrastructure that were designed for coverage and connectivity are woefully inadequate to connect every student, device and classroom.
Explore these resources to discover how Aruba solutions deliver the scale, reliability and intelligence needed to promote mobile learning in Primary Education Schools.
The importance of a positive, high-performing school culture cannot be overstated. It is the number one factor in attracting a talented team, delivering an effective learning environment, and building a stronger community.
Are you keeping up with the needs of the modern workforce? Are your students getting the best possible education from the most skilled and passionate people? It may be time to rethink the K-12 career experience. Explore these resources to learn how you can help foster a better culture in your school and district.
Students face a global future when language skills will be critical to career success. Yet, time and resource allocation for language programs has been shrinking while the need for multilingualism only grows. Learn how leveraging technology in the world language classroom can make a transformative impact.
The Houghton Mifflin Harcourt® vision of English Language Arts (ELA) is to provide a comprehensive definition of what it means to be a literate person in the 21st-century. Our goal is to help administrators, educators, parents, and students achieve that vision.
Explore this resource center to learn how HMH ELA programs can help ensure that every student has the critical reading and writing skills that are necessary to meet the demands of college and career life in our complex digital age.
The ability to speak more than one language opens up a world of opportunity...for access to higher learning, career advancement, cross-cultural insights and explorations, and even, as research has shown, to enhanced brain power. Explore this Leveraging Biliteracy resource center to discover the dynamic, relevant learning environments HMH provides that will enable all language learners to communicate effectively in a second language.
Work Smarter, Not Harder: Improve IT Maturity to Do More With Less
June 12, 2018
It’s no secret that most K-12 technology departments are stretched thin, and this affects how well schools can implement and support new classroom technologies. IT leaders will have to work smarter to keep up with the growing demands. School systems with more mature IT departments are already doing this, using a combination of tools and practices to make more efficient use of existing resources. This white paper explores five key elements that will allow school district IT staff to support new technologies more effectively.
Cambium Networks – Wireless Connectivity Solutions for Education
June 11, 2018
Today’s educational multimedia enables students to reach beyond the classroom, so the entire school campus needs to be connected. At the elementary school level, students learn based on personalized lesson plans, and teachers and parents collaborate online. Connectivity also supports the work of administrators and staff, video security, and gathering areas. For higher education campuses, school Wi-Fi networks include research labs, dormitories, and sports venues.
Demand for capacity in the wireless classroom can increase dramatically when all students simultaneously go online to stream content or videos. Proven to support 100 simultaneous videos streaming sessions, our cnPilot™ Wi-Fi Access Points (AP) support up to 256 users and 16 SSIDs to provide not only fair access to all users, but also traffic management and secure communication to distinct user groups.
With the 802.11ac coverage offered by the dual band cnPilot™ e400 for indoor locations and the e500 for outdoor installation, school Wi-Fi networks can reach all classrooms, learning centers, labs, and outdoor common areas.
cnPilot™ APs enable migration to the higher performance of 802.11ac without the high cost of new infrastructure or equipment licensing, reducing the subscription costs of low capacity leased lines with high-speed wireless broadband point-to-point links.
Learning stops when the network is down. Centralized cloud-managed or private management systems monitor and manage the entire wireless network, confirming system software in all devices and minimizing downtime and disruptions.
Louisa County Public Schools is supporting about 400 students on iPads in their 1:1 program. These iPads need to be provisioned via Apple School Manager, which requires a complex CSV export from their SIS (PowerSchool). Since the SIS does not provide this extract, the IT staff at Louisa is on their own to write and manage it. The extract is difficult to build, requires manual work every time they need to run it, and has the risk of breaking during an SIS upgrade if the data schema changes.
If you’re diving into Apple device management for the first time, let this comprehensive guide explain the basics so you can help your organization or school get the most out of its technology initiative.
The Center for Internet Security (CIS) benchmark for iOS is widely regarded as a comprehensive checklist for organizations to follow to secure iPad and iPhone devices. This white paper explains how to implement the independent organization’s recommendations.
Determined to add cutting-edge technology that would provide students with “authentic learning” in real-world applications, an innovative school in Tyler, Texas has found AP Lazer to be the perfect solution.