Cloud Computing & SaaS

PowerSchool Partners with Rackspace for Hosted SIS

PowerSchool has selected Rackspace as the new cloud-service provider for its PowerSchool student information system hosted service.

Round Rock ISD Adopts Cloud-Based Tool To Host Board Documents

The Round Rock Independent School District has adopted a new Web-based tool to host meeting documents and improve access to important information.

Connecticut District Teachers Get Chromebook Access to SIS

Teachers in the East Haven Public School District in Connecticut now have access to the district's student information system via their Chromebooks.

Atlanta Public Schools Steps up Cloud-Based HR Functions

Atlanta Public Schools has enhanced its existing cloud-based human resources software to add more features for both new and existing employees.

Mitigating DDoS Attacks to Reduce Testing Outages

DDoS attacks are regularly launched on school systems to expose student records and hold information hostage. More often, DDoS attacks cause testing outages.

Redesigned myON 3.0 Offers New Writing Tools

The latest version of the literacy platform includes new student and educator interfaces as well as advancements in content recommendations based on individual students’ interests and Lexile reading level.

How Virtualization and BYOD Help Students Learn Anywhere, Anytime

Douglas Meade, director of information technology at York County School Division (VA), shares how a desktop virtualization initiative has enhanced mobility for students and teachers.

Online LMS Promotes Assessment Activities

A new Web-based learning management system allows for teaching and interactive presentations to be delivered online with an emphasis on assessment.

Cloud IT Investments Continue Rising

Public cloud investment is on a fast-track, private cloud spending is up, and non-cloud IT infrastructure spending is flat. That's the appraisal of International Data Corp. (IDC) in its "Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker."

Moodle Unveils Free Cloud Hosting for Educators

Moodle today introduced MoodleCloud, a service that allows anyone to deploy the Moodle learning environment for free — with no installation or hosting charges.