Four K-12 technology leaders explain how they're changing the way they work with educators to meet the new demands of 21st century schools. They also offer up some of their trade secrets for building consensus, overcoming poor morale and generally keeping the peace between IT and academic staff.
The CEO of Insight Education shares the lessons he has learned working with districts to implement Common Core State Standards and new teacher evaluation systems at the same time.
A new generation of devices turns any surface into a canvas for collaboration.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Districts that have spent millions on 1-to-1 rollouts are protecting their investment with a variety of cases and covers.
- By Elaine Sanchez Wilson
Buying used hardware can save your school or district a ton of money on an initial purchase, but how can you be sure all that gear won't be an IT headache or in need of replacement just a few months down the road? Below are five questions to help make sure you'll get the most out of refurbished hardware.
Working with limited budgets and a seemingly endless pipeline of new technology tools, applications and equipment to test out and possibly implement, today's K-12 IT directors have a lot on their plates right now. Add Common Core State Standards and growth of mobile devices on campus to the equation and the task of balancing student and teacher needs with available resources becomes that much more daunting.
- By Bridget McCrea
With ever-increasing opportunities for online learning, educators must find new ways to engage their students and create a sense of community in a virtual world.
When schools need technology and districts can't provide it, sometimes the only way to find the funds is to get creative.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
For Julie Young, who recently announced her retirement as president and CEO of Florida Virtual School, the journey to online and blended learning began with her organization's mission: "To deliver high-quality technology-based education that provides the skills and knowledge students need for success."
The Common Core State Standards create opportunities to solve problems that have been around for some time — if enough educators identify and take advantage of the solutions they offer.