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?
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.
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.
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.