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Information Technology

Information, news and features for the education sector IT professionals


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.

Georgia Task Force Issues Recommendations for Achieving Digital Learning

The state of Georgia needs to increase broadband capacity to schools and wireless connectivity and device availability in schools and the broader community if it expects to improve educational achievement through digital learning. Those are the first three recommendations of 12 that appear in a new report issued by an education task force that has been working since November 2012 to examine the status of digital learning in that state.

Bipartisan Group Calls on FCC To Modernize E-Rate or Improved Internet Access for Schools

A bipartisan group of two-dozen representatives led by Jared Polis today urged the Federal Communications Commission in a letter to modernize the Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund, more commonly known as E-rate.

Dell Rolls Out Gigabit APs for 802.11ac Networks

Dell has begun rolling out new enterprise storage and networking solutions designed to help schools meet increasing demands for IT performance and network access, including new W-Series gigabit wireless access points, which offer data rates up to 1.3 gigabits per second for end-to-end 802.11ac wireless networks.

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