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Information Technology

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4 Concerns — and Solutions — About Online Testing

Online Common Core assessments will be required in most schools in the United States in 2015. Many teachers are enjoying facets of the standards, but educators and other stakeholders have raised concerns about the requirement for online assessments. Below are four of the top concerns people have about online testing — and suggestions for addressing them.

DeKalb County District Goes Wireless from Border to Border

After nearly a year of work, a Georgia school district with about 99,000 students has succeeded in going "100 percent wireless" in its 136 locations.

SIIA: U.S. PreK-12 Is a $7.9 Billion Software Market

In the United States, preK-12 is nearly an $8 billion-a-year software market, according to new data published by the Software & Information Industry Association. And that figure is on the rise despite obvious funding hurdles faced by schools over the last several years.

Making BYOT Work

Tim Clark, the coordinator of instructional technology for Forsyth County Schools (GA), is our Innovator of the month. Here, he explains how his district makes BYOT work for students, teachers, and the community.

School Newspapers Online Adds Storytelling and Design Tools to Platform

Newly enhanced online publishing platform features a template for long-form stories as well as a restructured design interface.

Maine School District Implements New WiFi Network To Support 1-to-1

Maine School Administrative District 49 has deployed a new WiFi network to support its 1-to-1 initiative and encourage a paperless learning environment.

A Seat at the Table

Where does IT sit in your district?

6 Tips for Smart IT in 2014

From building robust networks to collaborating with other departments to fund new projects, here's what you need to do to keep innovating in the new year.

Workflow Software Helps Missouri District Rebuild

Moore Public School District went public with its use of workflow software to help manage the rebuilding of the district's IT organization following the deaths of seven students and one teacher and the destruction of two elementary schools, parts of a high school, and many other structures in the wake of an intense tornado that ripped through the Oklahoma town on May 20, 2013.

Lincoln Intermediate Unit Taps Ethernet for Education Resources, Disaster Prep

Pennsylvania's Lincoln Intermediate Unit is providing several member districts with an Ethernet solution in an effort to support cloud computing and disaster preparedness programs currently in development.

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