A security technology executive offers insights for K-12 leaders considering security technology solutions and says schools must make such decisions the way they would with any other business function — that is, they should factor in people, process, and technology or PPT, and must first understand the specific problem that they are trying to address.
A computer science curriculum expert explains that social-emotional learning and computer science are a natural pair, and how incorporating SEL competencies into STEM lessons often creates a richer learning experience for students.
A literacy and intervention director at a California district with a serious literacy issue — only 16% of its 22,000 students in TK–12 were reading at or above grade level districtwide — explains how they used technology to overhaul the district's literacy professional development program and address access and equity problems.
- By Kristen Anderson
An expert in school safety solutions explains that K-12 administrators must communicate openly and often with students, staff, and families as they prepare a thorough crisis-response plan — and better communication will enable schools to effectively execute preparation, response, and recovery — before, during and after an emergency.
A social-emotional learning specialist explains how any educator can begin teaching social-emotional learning in their classroom in four simple steps: planning to pause, practicing, tracking it, and finally, by talking about it.
- By Sara J. Bourne
An expert viewpoint piece lays out the benefits of using the cloud to manage school processes and office business, and a roadmap to optimizing school business processes for K–12 school administrators.
- By Corey Pudhorodsky
Schools are far too bogged down in slow, inefficient processes for collecting payments from families for a multitude of student activities and needs, and these processes are ripe for true digitization — an expert in e-commerce payments explains four main benefits for schools of a payments revamp through digitization.
- By Ralph Dangelmaier
An esports expert shares five key steps to creating a school esports space for an engaged esports team and to ensure your program is successful at instilling social-emotional learning, technical skills and STEM skills in participating students.
- By Christina Counts
An educator and researcher explains how a simple shift in how educators understand and implement the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) pyramid can help close the achievement gap in K-12 classrooms, schools, and districts.
A technology teacher from New York explains how the online STEM instruction platform CoderZ is an accessible method of teaching coding and helps him introduce students to some of the realities of working in IT and prepares his students for success in the workplace.