Organizing Security Protocols

February 17, 2017

By Dr. Ramiro Zuniga

There 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.
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Topics: technology, Privacy, CTO, data, K-12, data security

Helping Teachers Embrace Classroom Technology

February 14, 2017

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?

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Topics: Superintendents, technology, CTO, K-12, Teachers

Top EdTech Trends to Watch This Year

February 7, 2017

By Dennis Pierce 

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Topics: Superintendents, technology, edtech, Best Practices, integration, CTO, K-12

Three EdTech Innovations to Explore More Fully This Year

August 26, 2015

By Dennis Pierce

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Topics: technology, edtech, gaming, K-12

Top 8 Technological Tools for the Classroom

July 31, 2015

As the weeks and months of summer fly by, educators are beginning to think about the school year ahead, crafting new lesson plans and planning classroom layouts. The latest and greatest technological tools for the classroom can make the job of teaching more fun for teachers and more engaging for students, easing the transition from sun and beaches to science and books. These top 8 technological classroom tools can help make learning exciting and interactive for both teachers and students.

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Topics: technology, K-12, eSchoolPLUS Family App

School Districts–Forgotten Considerations about Technology

July 16, 2015

By Ramiro Zuniga, Ed.D.
(Part 1 of 2)

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Topics: technology

Giving Students Access to Achievement Data Can Make a Big Difference in Schools

June 24, 2015

By Dennis Pierce
A growing number of schools are giving students regular access to their own achievement data, so they can monitor their learning trajectory—and this is having a huge impact on student performance.

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Topics: Formative Assessments, technology, student information system, learning management, 21st-Century Learner

IT Year-End – A Peek Behind the Curtain

May 20, 2015

By Ramiro Zuniga, Ed.D.
(Part 2 of 2)

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Topics: technology, Information Technology Department

Horizon Project: What Does the Future Hold for Ed Tech?

April 29, 2015

By Dennis Pierce

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Topics: technology, K-12

Pleasant Valley School District Launches eSchoolPLUS Family App During K-12 Academic Fair

April 28, 2015

On April 27, the Pleasant Valley School District’s student-led HOPE initiative assisted with the launch of the eSchoolPLUS Family App for district students and their families. The effort, which supports the Pleasant Valley School District mission, Excellence in Education: A Community Commitment, was highlighted at the annual K -12 Academic Fair, held Monday, April 27, from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Pleasant Valley High School. Assisting the HOPE student ambassadors with the launch event was SunGard K-12 Education, the national software solutions and services provider that developed the Family App.

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Topics: technology, mobile app, K-12, eSchoolPLUS Family App