School districts are moving to highly digital ecosystems, and K-12 IT leaders have more and more to manage to ensure that teaching and learning can go on uninterrupted by failing or clunky technology.
CoSN’s annual IT Leadership Survey offers critical insight into what’s expected of today’s K-12 IT leaders. The survey’s findings help to identify areas where IT leaders might need more support and assistance as they work tirelessly to meet the IT needs of administrators, teachers, and students.
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“From managing infrastructure and cloud-based services to rostering and passwords, the sphere of IT leader responsibilities continues to expand. Ultimately, IT leaders are connecting administrators to operational efficiency, teachers to actionable insights, and students to opportunity. As districts focus on closing the homework gap, IT leaders have another dot to connect–home access,” according to the survey.
Here are the challenges facing today's K-12 IT leaders
IT hardware and management companies such as LaptopsAnytime–which offers kiosks that give students and educators access to the right laptop, tablet, or combo device at the right time–along with others such as Impero, Classlink, and Skyward, are just a few of the partners aiming to help school and district IT leaders with this balancing act.
The eSchool News IT Solutions: Hardware and Management Guide is here! It features strategies to help K-12 IT leaders work with school administrators and teachers to prioritize IT solutions that support innovative digital learning in classrooms. A new eSchool News Guide will launch each month–don’t miss a single one!