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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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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’… Read More

Looking to prepare students for STEAM careers, a Los Angeles-area school district, located in the heart of a technology corridor, is using a laser machine and project-based learning to create… Read More

If you think Apple TV is just for entertainment, think again. With this PDF you’ll learn: why Apple TV matters for education, how to make set up and management easy… Read More

The New Digital Divide

May 16, 2017

Ensure all students have equitable access to quality digital literacy instruction. Read More

Louis Zulli Jr., technology coordinator, IT instructor and network administrator for The Center for Advanced Technologies (CAT), has led a technological transformation beginning over two years ago that has resulted… Read More

Making the transition to a fully digital environment is always a challenge. When a school survey at Crowley Independent School District found the number of students using smart devices leapt… Read More

Students need a broad set of skills to be successful in today’s world. To better help them prepare, K-12 districts throughout the country are taking a blended approach to achieve… Read More

View this infographic to find out what the Center for Digital Education discovered when they surveyed K-20 education decision-makers about the challenges and benefits of active learning. Intel Inside®. Powerful… Read More

According to recent survey by The Center for Digital Education, over 91% of respondents agree that active learning better prepares students for college and careers than traditional education frameworks. This… Read More

Finding extra change (and lots of it) to pay for tech in your district can be a roadblock to getting any project started. However, through foundations, agencies, and even local… Read More

Looking to expand reading opportunities? A Shared eBook and audiobook Collection from OverDrive Education is a creative solution with budget benefits and best content availability. Learn how Hawaii DOE pooled… Read More

Using data as a GPS to guide instructional technology decisions and catch students in danger of dropping out early, Columbus Municipal School District experiences remarkable turnaround, improving its graduation rate… Read More

According to recent research, over 90% of the world’s data has been created in the last three years, and yet only .5% of that data is ever analyzed. Why is… Read More

Devices with sensitive data may get lost or stolen; and the very endpoint agents that are critical for seeing and controlling the devices become broken. Employees also go off the… Read More

Technology has always played an important role in education, but the past 10 years have seen U.S. schools embrace it like never before. The impact of more affordable devices, improved… Read More

Enterprise IT teams face an uphill struggle to maintain visibility into and control over corporate resources and mitigate risks to critical business assets. The problem today is compounded by the… Read More

Indianapolis Public Schools, based in Indianapolis, is central Indiana’s largest and most academically diverse school system.  Indianapolis Public Schools operates 60 schools, employs over 6,000 administrators, teachers and support staff,… Read More

The emergence of Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), zero-day vulnerability exploits, and the ever-present threat posed by arguably the most dangerous of adversaries, the organization’s own users, continue to poke new… Read More

Learn how Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools saved over $100,000 by recovering stolen computers and leveraging the Service Guarantee. Read More

Don Williams, AW’s Technology Coordinator, describes laptop theft as costly and inconvenient; it overstretches available resources and interrupts the workflow of both staff and students. As school boards often face… Read More

Kent School District

April 26, 2017

Learn how the Kent School District uses Absolute to inventory computers and crack down on notebook thieves.  Kent School District has long understood the learning benefits that mobile computer labs… Read More

Learn three important ways that integrating device analytics into your technology plans can help your school gain visibility into how your students and teachers interact and use their devices. Read More

The key to sustaining today’s classroom is employing comprehensive security and awareness programs that will increase IT efficiency and foster a safe environment for students and staff. Learn how Absolute… Read More

As iPad usage continues to grow in schools around the world, are you grappling with how to deploy, inventory, and secure the devices in your environment? In this e-book, you’ll… Read More

As the drivers and facilitators of the tech-oriented, 21st-century classroom, IT teams need and deserve a seat at the C-level or board table. Here’s how they can do it. Read More

Visual learning allows students to look at problems in different ways and helps them understand abstract concepts. When supported by technologies that encourage interaction and collaboration, visual learning creates a… Read More

Through the science of learning, we know how students learn best. Now, powerful technologies enable us to apply those lessons effectively in the classroom. When implemented with fidelity by skilled… Read More

Plan, implement, measure, and adjust your Blended Learning roadmap to student success with this Dreambox Learning guidebook. You’ll also find best practices for administrators and coaches to empower teachers on… Read More

ITProTV’s videos, virtual labs and practice exams help students master skills while meeting career and certification requirements. Download our free course implementation guide and a Wiley sales rep will be… Read More

Limited time and resources are always challenges for IT departments; therefore, we’ve created guidelines that truly allow you to do more with less by making alterations to your planning processes.… Read More

Cameras in classrooms can deter violence, theft, and bullying—and help police respond to unfolding incidents. At the same time, their presence raises questions about privacy, the nature of learning spaces,… Read More

Odysseyware® Academic Services combines Odysseyware award-winning core, elective, and CTE curriculum and instructional tools with state-certified, highly qualified teachers. We provide instructional and support services to schools and districts looking… Read More

IT expert Dr. Tom Ryan, Chief Information & Strategy Officer for Santa Fe Public Schools and CoSN Chair-Elect discusses IT budgeting strategies in this webinar to enable you to take… Read More

Ransomware is the most profitable type of malware in history. In the past, malware typically did not deny access to systems or destroy data. Attackers primarily tried to steal information… Read More

Replacing outdated infrastructure with modern, secure technology reduces security risks by creating a trusted network at every layer. It also improves efficiency, productivity and service delivery—and can better position institutions… Read More

Network Readiness Guide

February 20, 2017

Is Your School Network Ready? Network readiness is an important factor in any new IT project at companies both large and small. New applications seem to require more bandwidth than… Read More

Managing devices can easily become a daunting task. A growing variety of mobile devices on the market make the size and scope of deployments very complex. While deployments evolve, schools… Read More

Reductions in funding can paint a grim picture for districts.  However, there are many ways districts can find a way to secure the funding they need for devices and increases… Read More

Compton USD aims to close the opportunity gap through the use of mobile devices in their district.  However, after facing security and usage concerns, CUSD needed to find a solution… Read More

With a diverse student population and ambitious 1:1 deployment goal, San Lorenzo USD has implemented a unique, teacher-centered plan to create support and help close the district’s achievement gap. Read More

The Internet has shown great promise for education in terms of enhanced teaching and learning, effective assessment, professional development, operational efficiencies, and access to information and resources. Among the teaching… Read More

Now, more than ever, schools and universities around the world are understanding the value of digital transformation in education. Read More

To show you how easy an MDM switch can be at your school, we’ve put together a step-by-step migration guide that includes timelines, checklists and considerations to help you successfully… Read More

The best learning isn’t a “spectator sport.” It engages students in activities that push them to write and talk and, most of all, create. Here are the top ideas for… Read More

Today’s classroom is a technological wonderland. This creates challenges for schools to invest in protecting their mobile computer technology. The goal is to find a computing cart that fits your… Read More

A sizeable number of K–12 districts are looking to transform teaching and learning by making education more personal, relevant, and deeply engaging for students through the use of technology. But… Read More

Influential educator, author and leadership consultant George Couros shares his vision for inspiring creativity in students in this interview with Discovery Education. Read More

Discover some fast, easy-to-implement strategies with this interactive resource. You’ll learn: The best technology tools to promote collaboration Great ways to discuss online bullying Questions to ask when selecting age-appropriate online… Read More

Identifying students at risk of dropping out is no easy task. Each student has unique needs, and it can be a challenge to provide the right support, at the right… Read More

The new tool integrates seamlessly into the classroom allowing fifth grade students to collaborate and interact with web content Read More

A collaborative approach to learning, in which students work together in small groups and share their work with the class, provides significant benefits for students and teachers. But it also… Read More

Confused by these related terms being used in education today—resilience, mindfulness, growth mindset and grit? View this infographic to gain a better understanding of these concepts, and the extent social-emotional… Read More

Dublin Unified School District grew to 10,000 students while deploying 1:1 Chromebooks to support online assessments and digital learning. To do this, they upgraded their infrastructure to Ruckus for the… Read More

Keeping up with the escalating number of devices and bandwidth hungry applications on your network is the biggest challenge K-12 IT administrators face. Watch this webinar to learn how to… Read More

As the bring your own device (BYOD) phenomenon continues to grow, and classrooms move to a digital first learning model, more devices will demand network connectivity at faster and more… Read More

With a library of 3D lesson plans, a state of the art 3D printer and PD training, educators can prepare students with the necessary skills for a STEM career. Dremel’s… Read More

Create a seamless flow of information across your school, district, or diocese Read More

As schools look to modernize teaching and personalize learning, it isn’t a matter of if technology is right for the classroom, but which technology is right for the classroom. Apple… Read More

How K-12 schools use iPads and mobile apps to create a customized and personalized learning experience for students. Read More

Using technology to bring customized learning and personalized instruction together Read More

Mobile Device Management 101

November 10, 2016

Schools are not choosing just any mobile technology. They are adopting iPad because it is preferred by students and teachers, easier to manage, and secure. By putting iPad into the… Read More

Dublin Independent school teachers move beyond PowerPoint presentations with the JTouch Interactive Display Read More

With the help of LocknCharge’s faster, safer & more efficient carts teachers can save over 35 hours per school year in device pack up time alone Read More

From baskets that save class time to easy cable management to responsive customer service – learn what LocknCharge customers say about how LocknCharge enables mobile device deployments. Read More

As schools deploy devices and move toward integrated learning they must decide how to properly secure, charge, and transport devices around the district.  With the help of LocknCharge Putnam City… Read More

With the help of LocknCharge, Superintendent Dr. Darryl Adams of Coachella Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) levelled the playing field for his 19,500 students by providing Apple iPad devices district… Read More

Reductions in funding can paint a grim picture for districts.  However, there are many ways districts can find a way to secure the funding they need for devices and increases… Read More

Managing devices can easily become a daunting task. A growing variety of mobile devices on the market make the size and scope of deployments very complex. While deployments evolve, schools… Read More

If your local data backup solution failed and your district’s critical information was suddenly inaccessible, what would it cost to get back up and running? If a natural disaster brought… Read More

3D printing can inspire students to imagine, build, test their ideas, and engage in meaningful learning. With the help of many of our customers’ schools and our Education Advisory Board,… Read More

By calculating the return on investment (ROI) for a technology implementation, districts can determine if their investment will pay off. While there are some “soft” returns from a new, end-… Read More

Before committing to a new learning management system (LMS) schools and districts have some serious homework to do. A hastily chosen LMS may inhibit technology adoption, fragment users, and diminish… Read More

How To Manage Education Assets

September 12, 2016

Do you have more questions than answers about your school’s fixed and digital assets? Today’s asset management technology can provide the answers you need in a way that is much… Read More

Tracking extra duty time worked by school employees is a huge hassle. But it doesn’t have to be. Find out how schools in the Garland Independent School District in Texas… Read More

By integrating Art & Design with STEM subjects — turning STEM to STEAM — schools are working to strengthen students’ abilities to be creative and flexible problem-solvers, to explore different… Read More

As instructional leaders in science, we know that scientific explanation is a critical skill. This framework demonstrates 5 ways to bring impactful instructional strategies to life in your classrooms. Read More

What is personalized learning, and how can it be used by both teachers and educational leaders to empower students to realizing their full potential? An experienced educator spells out the… Read More

Too often, children who grow up in poverty start school well behind their peers academically, putting them at a disadvantage right out of the gate—and they’re frequently not able to… Read More

As schools look to modernize teaching and personalized learning, it isn’t a matter of if technology is right for the classroom, but which technology is right for the classroom. Regardless… Read More

As iPad usage continues to grow in schools around the world, are you grappling with how to deploy, inventory, and secure the devices in your environment? In this e-book, you’ll… Read More

Wouldn’t it be great to have a projector that is reliable, maintenance free and never needs a lamp change? What if the projector had high-brightness and great connectivity– yet its… Read More

Sponsored by Lenovo and Intel Lenovo builds technology products for the specific needs of education. Rugged devices that reliably perform, whenever and wherever they are needed Purpose designed, purpose built… Read More

Sponsored by Lenovo and Microsoft In partnership with Educational Collaborators, Lenovo offers customizable training programs for the Microsoft Professional Development Suite for Education. Choose the programs and the formats that… Read More

Sponsored by Lenovo and Microsoft The Lenovo N22 provides students with access to reliable, dependable, non-stop learning opportunities in a cost-sensitive device. You can give your students the tools they… Read More

Sponsored by Lenovo and Microsoft Choose the right OS for non-stop, connected learning. Windows 10 provides the flexibility, manageability, and security your district needs. Even with today’s cloud-based applications, the… Read More

Sponsored by Lenovo and Microsoft Solutions BUILT to serve education. The Lenovo purpose-built portfolio of education products meets the needs of every digital learning environment. From administrative offices, to teacher’s… Read More

When it comes to designing a Wi-Fi solution, one size definitely doesn’t fit all. Offices, meeting rooms, restaurants, public venues, and stadiums—they all have different use requirements. Bandwidth demands are… Read More

A new eSchool News survey reveals tremendous support among K-12 educators for the concept of student-led learning, an approach that positions the teacher as the “guide on the side” rather… Read More

When K-12 leaders think of protecting students online, the first thing that comes to mind is shielding them from hackers, predators, or inappropriate websites. But there is much more to… Read More

Cisco Meraki cloud networking is built for the modern K-12 classroom Read More

As cybercriminals increasingly profit from brazen attacks, your cyber-risk strategy is under the microscope. With the Cisco 2016 Annual Security Report, which analyzes advances by security industry and criminals, see… Read More

Infographic:  Attackers are commandeering legitimate infrastructure and reaping millions in profit.  Defenders are struggling to detect and combat threats, and confidence is falling.  View the latest information in this engaging… Read More

The most effective way to confront this dynamic threat landscape is to make security as pervasive as the Internet of Everything itself – extending to wherever employees are and wherever… Read More

Your school or district’s Internet filtering solution must be able to decrypt SSL web traffic to protect students and staff from potentially harmful content, while giving them access to the… Read More

Deciding to introduce iPads to your classroom is a great first step to utilizing the full power of technology, but implementing them into your current structure can be a hassle… Read More

Discover how K-12 schools are using iPads and mobile apps to create customized and personalized learning experiences for students, and the role of mobile device management (MDM) in supporting these… Read More

Read how Meraki provides Schalmont CSD with a reliable network Read More

Explore considerations when choosing between a Dark Fiber network and a carrier provided managed network solution. Learn about the costs and challenges involved with these approaches, and important questions to… Read More

Educators are increasingly relying on technology to help transform the learning experience from traditional, one-size-fits all instruction to flexible, on-demand approaches that are designed to support individual learning styles beyond… Read More

Learn how three U.S. school systems have taken different approaches to closing the loop between assessment and instruction using digital tools—and the lessons that K-12 leaders can learn from them. Read More

How do districts leverage technology to deepen learning? It requires a cultural shift spanning leadership, staff and teachers. Download this Executive Summary to learn how Roanoke County Public Schools (RCPS)… Read More

Non-HP cartridges can cost more than you think. The price may seem attractive at first but add up the costs associated with poor reliability, lower print quality, replacing failed cartridges,… Read More

No question about it: Technology can—and does—enhance learning. Students and teachers have access to more learning resources, services, tools, and products than ever before, including a wide range of highly… Read More

New research shows Waterford curriculum at the preschool level has positive longitudinal effects for children through 4th grade. Read More

Learn how Arizona’s largest public school district overcame the challenges of managing its fixed, mobile, hard, and soft assets across 87 different institutions. Read More

Opportunities to enhance your school’s display technology can be found around every corner. From classrooms and faculty offices to campus walkways and dorm cafeterias, you would be hard-pressed to find… Read More

Four educators weigh in on the key challenges their districts are facing related to math instruction, discuss their strategies for effectively overcoming these issues, and give their prognoses on the… Read More

IBM Predictive Analytics for Student Performance can help you proactively identify students at risk of underperforming and deliver targeted interventions to get them back on track. Read More

Schools have ramped up their use of technology, but along with that increased adoption comes an increased scope of work for IT departments, who must manage their IT assets and… Read More

The school environment has changed dramatically over the last few years. Educators and administrators are shifting away from paper-based documents and moving toward sharing documents electronically. This means your school’s… Read More

Districts face numerous challenges when im­plementing 1:1 mobile device initiatives. They often choose different devices for different grade levels that have various capabilities and system requirements. While it is important… Read More

The anytime, anywhere era of learning is upon us. School districts and administrators are responding by bringing mobile learning devices into the classroom. Before you make a decision on a… Read More

Education models are moving from teacher-directed to collaborative student-led approaches, with technology being a key enabler of this shift. Learn how these schools are leveraging their existing technology investments in… Read More

Lately, many of the institutions we work with have been expressing an interest in competency based education (CBE), a learning approach that focuses on a learner’s ability to demonstrate measurable… Read More

The US Department of Education offers a clear definition of CBE: “Transitioning away from seat time, in favor of a structure that creates flexibility, allows students to progress as they… Read More

How can teachers encourage original thinking from all students, while making sure that everyone has an equal voice in discussions? Learn how Verso gives every student a powerful voice in… Read More

Lodi USD needed a long-lasting wireless infrastructure with enough headroom to support media-rich apps running on tens of thousands of Chromebooks. This case study explains why the school district turned… Read More

Discover how Maryland’s Prince George’s County uses Waterford Early Learning software in all K-2 classrooms to help differentiate instruction—and level the playing field for disadvantaged students. Read More

Safety and efficiency are the key enablers of great learning experiences. Effective, real-time communication is essential to keep staff and students safe, in school and in transit. Download your Education Communications… Read More

In this new Chromebook adoption resource guide, we explore some of the biggest benefits and challenges to implementing Chromebooks in education—as well as best practices and keys to success at… Read More

We want to help you apply for your fair share of available funding. This webcast series will help you understand how E-rate discounts and funding can benefit you when acquiring eligible LAN/Wi-Fi… Read More

The results explored in this market reserach paper send a strong message to school district technology leaders—you need world-class Wi-Fi to push the needle on classroom achievement. Read More

Significant initiatives are being widely implemented across the United States to improve student learning through enhanced digital content. The use of iPad in the classroom has opened many doors to… Read More

As the digital classroom evolves, Mac and iPad programs lead the way, supporting new school and classroom initiatives. This report outlines how instructional staff can benefit from using devices and software… Read More

In the past, teachers in Grand Blanc, Mich., had one system for their electronic grade book and a totally different system for their data analysis—resulting in cumbersome, inefficient procedures that… Read More

With the help of technology, many schools are closing early gaps in young children’s skills before they become a bigger problem later on. Learn how four school districts are using… Read More

A successful digital transformation requires technology that is easy to deploy, use, and manage—plus the funding to make it all happen. Learn how successful districts such as Mooresville and McAllen… Read More

In his famous “2 Sigma Problem” Benjamin Bloom found that students who receive one-on-one tutoring perform better than 98% of students who don’t. But paying for individual tutors for every… Read More

An innovative program started in Hartford Public Schools is leading the way in showing how technology can help English Language Learners be successful. Read the white paper to learn more… Read More

In the 2014-15 academic year, Chalkable partnered with Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) to formally measure how effective a positive reinforcement program could be in improving three critical student achievement indicators:… Read More

Have you ever thought about the time, money and space requirements of traditional paper record management? Find out why school districts across the country are racing to a digital world, including… Read More

The educational shift to include authentic, or hands-on, real-world, learning also includes introducing students to 3D printing technology, design, prototyping and verification. Featuring case studies from STARBASE, Project Lead the… Read More

A digital textbook from Discovery Education teaches critical thinking skills through an inquiry-based approach that uses interactive components, high-quality video, and thousands of primary-source documents. Read More

A digital textbook from Discovery Education teaches students how to think, act, and work like scientists by taking an inquiry-based approach that incorporates interactive activities, simulations, virtual labs, and high-quality… Read More

The annual JAMF Software Trends Survey uncovers trends associated with Apple adoption in education, what’s driving Apple’s evolving role, and the profound security and management implications of supporting the Apple… Read More

Solution Guide: Cisco Meraki for K-12 Networks Read More

Today’s schools have some serious catching up to do if students are going to graduate with the skills needed for the job market of the future. How to tackle such… Read More

Learn how to evolve your network for bring-your-own-device (BYOD) access, so students and faculty can use any device anywhere, anytime on your connected campus. Read More

In this free paper, learn how CENIC and Cisco worked with others to create an education consortia for a digitally connected community of 10,000-plus institutions. Read More

Learn how the Internet of Everything is driving evolution of the digital campus and offering students and faculty new educational models like massive open online courses (MOOCs). Read More

Network Readiness Guide

January 13, 2016

Read this free guide to learn if your district network is ready today for Smarter Balanced and PARCC online assessments, BYOD, and future growth Read More

Saving time, improving efficiency, and ensuring compliance with labor laws are all common benefits of an automated workforce management solution. But did you know the right solution, when used by… Read More

Explore a university library that incorporates collaboration technology to create an engaging learning environment. Read the case study about the James B. Hunt Jr. Library at North Carolina State University… Read More

Virtual environments can immerse students in realistic conditions so they can safely practice and learn from their mistakes. Download the paper, “Visualization and Simulation for Research and Collaboration,” to learn… Read More

This Xirrus white paper provides an overview of the latest Wi-Fi technology - 802.11ac Wave 2 - and its potential impact on wireless networks. While multi-user MIMO and other enhancements… Read More

Find out how one innovative school uses 3D printing to help Pre-K-12 students bring their creations and solutions to life! Read More