The Everlasting Importance of E-Rate

Innovations in Education
Innovations in Education
The Everlasting Importance of E-Rate
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On this episode of Getting There: Innovations in Education, sponsored by Adobe Sign:…Read More

When it comes to edtech, it’s not about the tools but how you use them

Innovations in Education
Innovations in Education
When it comes to edtech, it's not about the tools but how you use them
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  • New cyber security standards attempt to help secure district networks through awareness.
  • Dr. Matthew X. Joseph, Executive Director of Learning, Providence Public Schools on the power of human networks.
  • How video creation tools can improve parental relations.
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Making Lemonade—Finding Edtech Best Practices From Pandemic Pivots

Innovations in Education
Innovations in Education
Making Lemonade—Finding Edtech Best Practices From Pandemic Pivots
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In this week’s Getting There: Innovations in Education, Editor at Large Kevin Hogan explores how education leaders are identifying the best practices that emerged from their COVID learning plans.…Read More

Measuring Some Sort of Pandemic Progress

Innovations in Education
Innovations in Education
Measuring Some Sort of Pandemic Progress
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In this episode: Taking lessons from pandemic teaching, Instilling empathy takes center stage in getting students back to school, and how to improve parent communication.…Read More

Back to School but Not Back to Normal

Innovations in Education
Innovations in Education
Back to School but Not Back to Normal
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In Getting There: Innovation in Education, Editor at Large Kevin Hogan sits down with K-12 educators, thought leaders, and innovators to highlight the latest in an ever-changing school year. This latest episode, Back to School, but Not Back to Normal, includes: …Read More

Backup Plans

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Innovations in Education
Backup Plans
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For Mark Dean, Senior Systems Administrator at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) in Atlanta, Georgia, the cybersecurity war is a never-ending tit for tat with what he calls the ransomware people. Think you have built-in redundancy? They are already after it. In this premiere episode of Innovations in Education—Higher Ed, Mark discusses his strategies for keeping the data, and more importantly, the people safe online at this prestigious institution. MSM is among the nation’s leading educators of primary care physicians, biomedical scientists and public health professionals. An independent, private and historically Black medical school, MSM works to increase patient access to high-quality care and eliminate health disparity in underserved communities.…Read More

Hero Awards Winner: San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) – 1:1 Computing

Innovations in Education
Innovations in Education
Hero Awards Winner: San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) - 1:1 Computing
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As the second-largest district in California, San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) has more than 121,000 students enrolled across its 181 schools. The district’s student population is extremely diverse. Nearly 6,000 teachers are in classrooms at the district’s various educational facilities, which include 117 traditional elementary schools, nine, K-8 schools, 24 traditional middle schools, 22 high schools, 49 charter schools, 13 alternative schools, and five additional program sites.…Read More

Hero Awards Winner: Navajo Preparatory School (NPS) – Student Connectivity

Innovations in Education
Innovations in Education
Hero Awards Winner: Navajo Preparatory School (NPS) - Student Connectivity
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Navajo Preparatory School (NPS) is the only Navajo-sanctioned college-preparatory school for Native American students providing opportunities to and shaping the futures.…Read More

Hero Awards Winner: Brevard Public Schools – Cybersecurity

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Innovations in Education
Hero Awards Winner: Brevard Public Schools - Cybersecurity
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Everyone likes a good scare on Halloween, but for the Brevard Public Schools IT team, October of 2020 brought a scare they’d never before experienced. At 10 p.m. on Halloween night, Barrett Puschus, the Director of IT for Brevard Public Schools, received a call from an unknown number. Because he was outside listening to music with his family, he ignored the call, only to see a message appear in his inbox. When he listened to the message, the Microsoft DART team (Microsoft’s cybersecurity arm) let him know it had flagged the Brevard School system with metrics that indicated the district was experiencing the onset of a ransomware attack.…Read More

Whatever It Takes—How one underserved district continues to make it through the pandemic.

Innovations in Education
Innovations in Education
Whatever It Takes—How one underserved district continues to make it through the pandemic.
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Listening to Alena Zachery-Ross, Superintendent of Ypsilanti Community Schools in Michigan, managing her district through this pandemic almost sounds like a positive story. In this conversation with eSchool News, Alena recalls her strategies for success. From a new appreciation for student voice to closer interactions with the wider community, her ideas will help any district not only survive but thrive in these times.…Read More