THE IT Trends
An Electronic Newsletter for IT Professionals in K-12

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  • It's About the Learning, Not the Technology – Until it Breaks

    Providing technical support for a large fleet of devices that travel between school and home is no simple task. Jeff Mao, who helped lead the nation's first statewide 1-to-1 learning program, discusses the importance of updating support models and other ways to stay dynamic and prepared.

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  • Readers' Choice Awards 2016

    Our tech-savvy readers name their favorite technologies in dozens of categories, from flipped learning software to tablets and convertible laptops.

  • Report: Schools Improve Broadband but Lag on Long-Term Goals

    The broadband situation in K–12 has improved substantially in the last four years, with most systems reporting that their schools meet or exceed the short-term broadband target of 100 Mbps per 1,000 students set by the FCC. But the goal of 1 Gbps per 1,000 students is still distant for most.

  • New National Council on Digital Convergence Forms, Releases 'State of the Industry' Report

    A new National Council on Digital Convergence has formed, and it includes a cross-section of K–12 administrators from urban, suburban and rural school districts from across the Midwest and East Coast. The 10-member council, sponsored by the Denver-based ed tech company Modern Teacher, is also planning to release a “State of the Industry Report on Digital Convergence” in the very near future.

  • Report: Flipped Classroom Market in North America to Grow 35% Over Next 4 Years

    The flipped classroom market in North America is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 35 percent between 2016 and 2020, according to a new report by market research firm Technavio.

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