Whitepapers

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Hamilton County Department of Education

Hamilton County Department of Education (HCDE) wanted to know where its professional development dollars – and its teachers’ valuable time – would best be invested. The answer came from analytics, and the results are helping the County raise teaching standards, drive student progress and performance, and achieve record-high graduation rates.


Manage Student Performance in Real Time

The fundamental goal of our education systems is to ensure that every student is successful. Addressing academic performance issues early, before they become too severe, is the best way to ensure that students achieve their full potential, remain in school and graduate on time. IBM Predictive Analytics for Student Performance can help you proactively identify students at risk of underperforming and deliver targeted interventions to get them back on track.


Schools Embrace Mobile Devices

To understand the issues K-12 faces in the midst of increased technology purchases and usage, THE Journal surveyed district and school personnel on matters related to E-rate participation, student device programs, major challenges posed by device usage, security matters and delivery of technical support, among other topics. Here’s a look at the findings.


Student Devices on the K-12 Network Infographic

Shifting to a student-centered education model requires that schools allow mobile devices for personalized learning. This also introduces new demands related to networking, security, technical support and more. To understand the new challenges, THE Journal surveyed K-12 educators and staff members on their practices related to device usage and security in their schools and districts. Here's what they report.


Meaningful Assessment and Quality Collaboration: the Challenges and the Opportunities

Technology has now become a significant part of the modern educational landscape. Many teachers are eager to incorporate high-quality digital experiences into everyday teaching, learning and assessment. Yet, while this technology brings a host of valuable opportunities and can result in excellent outcomes, teachers will know that it is not without its challenges.


5 Ways to Bridge the Homework Gap

Anywhere/anytime learning can’t happen when students lack reliable, high-speed connectivity. Likewise, as school and teacher communications with families are increasingly handled through on-line forms, this "homework gap," as the February report points out, is becoming a "widening chasm into which parents/guardians also fall." If you're in one of the 75 percent of districts with no strategy for providing connectivity to students at home or after school, here are five ways to tackle the challenge of delivering internet access outside the classroom.


Accelerate Professional Learning

Download this informative white paper to explore how two districts help their educators create the collaborative, creative, and student-centered environment every student deserves. Two districts profiled here—one a pioneer in the use of 1-to-1 devices in the classroom and the other much newer to the pervasive use of educational technology—share their lessons for building a culture of change that’s both sustainable and scalable through regular professional learning sessions.


Introducing: MakerBot In The Classroom

Empower your students to design, collaborate, and create amazing things you never thought possible with MakerBot in the Classroom: An Introduction to 3D Printing and Design. Packed with resources, MakerBot in the Classroom gives you the basics of 3D printing in the classroom and design as well as ideas, projects, and activities for integrating 3D printers in your curriculum. Preview the book below and complete the form to download your copy of MakerBot in the Classroom.