By Dr. Ramiro ZunigaThere is no doubt that just about everyone has been thinking about data and network security across the K12 spectrum. I have had recent conversations with School Board Members, parents, school district auditors, solutions vendors, and many school district security personnel. It seems that every conference that I have recently attended has some presentation of discussion on security protocols.
By Dennis Pierce
Change is hard in any context, and that’s especially true when it comes to trying something new in front of a classroom full of students. How can K-12 leaders get veteran or reluctant teachers to embrace change and try new ways of teaching with technology?
Acquisition to provide schools and districts with the essential infrastructure to manage every aspect of school operations
By Dr. Ramiro Zuniga
Over the years, I have often been asked to share practices as a technology leader that have made a difference. I have always been happy to do so. I have always felt that all of us, as educators, are in the same boat. We are all looking for better ways to ultimately serve our students. And so I share.
K-12 school systems have made great strides in automating key financial/HR functions -- few districts still operate solely by pushing paper and/or sending email attachments. But even if your district has an integrated software solution for finance/HR, you may be losing productivity by getting caught in these four common workflow snags:
By Dennis PierceBlended learning, which combines the best of face-to-face and online instruction in ways that can help personalize education for students, often looks very different from one classroom to the next. But when it’s done well, blended learning typically involves some common elements, says Michael B. Horn, co-founder of the Christensen Institute.
Maximizing Small School Education TechnologyNearly all schools as well as an overwhelming majority of classrooms in the U.S. have access to the Internet, ensuring that tens of millions of children can meet the government requirements. However, disadvantaged school systems and small school districts tend to lag behind.