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?
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.
By Justin McKeanThe buzz around dashboards continues to grow, and, as I travel the US providing demonstrations, more and more educators are interested in learning what dashboards can do for them. I am going to walk through what a data dashboard is, why they are becoming so popular, and then lay out my 5 tips to get started.
Finding the Right CTO and School Tech Team MembersSchool boards, administrators and superintendents often put all of their faith, and budget, behind new technology in hopes of reaching children and improving results. Unfortunately, that’s only half of the equation. Each district needs an effective school technology team to turn all of this new equipment, software and support into a useful endeavor.
By Ramiro ZunigaIt goes without saying that it is not easy being in a leadership position. There are so many things to deal with beyond simply doing the work. There are personnel issues. There are morale issues. There are political issues. So how does one deal with this? Good question.
Five post Chief Technology Officer round-up. This week we’re featuring five articles from around the web on one topic. Our topic this week is rethinking edtech.
It can take anywhere from 6-12 months to choose a Student Information System (SIS). The SIS purchasing process involves a lot of different ideas of what all stakeholders need. This guide is designed to help you get started.