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."
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Initially, a pilot program will help provide high-speed Internet access, technical assistance, digital literacy programs and devices to more than 200,000 children in 27 cities and one tribal nation.
Challenges facing IT directors include an astronomical need for bandwidth, rethinking learning spaces and delivering professional development instead of just training.
The Leander Independent School District has adopted a new enterprise resource planning system, content management tool and analytics solution in an effort to improve data access and security.
At Philadelphia’s String Theory School, teachers develop their own course materials in iTunes U, making the bulging backpack full of books a thing of the past.
Harmony Public Schools is adopting new human resources software in an effort to standardize across 43 schools.
According to CDW-G’s K-12 strategist Chad Stevens, the company launched the “K-12 Connected Heat Map” to capture data about Internet connectivity not just to schools, but to individual classrooms.
- By Christopher Piehler
Newton Public Schools is adopting a new student information system in an effort to improve efficiency and student outcomes.
As districts adopt 1-to-1 or BYOD, they need to adapt new ways of financing and maintaining their networks.
- By Marie Bjerede, Keith R. Krueger
In a panel discussion at the ISTE conference, the Department of Education's Richard Culatta and his colleagues touted new E-rate funding, the ConnectED and Future Ready initiatives, and a new National Educational Technology Plan.