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Why It’s Time to Go Digital with Your Curriculum

Posted on Jan 31, 2019 7:20:00 AM

According to McGraw Hill Education, 77% of students say adaptive technology has helped improve their grades. We know that integrating a new technology in the classroom is often an uphill battle. It takes careful coordination, a lot of persuasion, and the resolve necessary to overcome the little bumps that you will encounter along the way. But the effort is worth it if the end goal is a better...

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Planning for Digital Curriculum

Posted on Jan 23, 2019 7:20:00 AM

If your district isn't leveraging digital curriculum yet, it's probably on the list of projects to be considered. There are plenty of advantages, but there are also a few important topics to address before diving in. DGI's Jason Eatmon and Joe Jenkins explain more in this video:

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Shasta Community Health Center Uses Technology Right

Posted on Jan 16, 2019 7:20:00 AM

In collaboration with DGI, the IT team at Shasta Community Health Center is leveraging technology to contribute to organizational objectives outside the typical reach of IT. With some of the tactical tasks off of their plates, they've been able to focus more attention on their patient care initiative (and more). Take a look at the impact DGI's CloudHub® and dgi>enable have had on their...

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When IT Is Its Own Worst Enemy

Posted on Jan 9, 2019 7:20:00 AM

Let’s pretend that you’re experiencing foot pain…  Would you walk into your doctor’s office, hop on the table with that annoying paper and say “cut my foot off, doc!”? Probably not. You’d likely tell your doctor about the issues you’re having and the problem you’re trying to solve, then ask about his/her diagnosis and recommended next steps. You’d listen to the doctor’s advice then move...

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The First IT Steps to Take in 2019

Posted on Jan 3, 2019 7:20:00 AM

Happy New Year! The school year may be half over, but there’s plenty of time to make headway on your priorities for early 2019 and beyond. If we had three wishes for you, they would be for you to have the ability to:

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Optimal Average Daily Attendance: Tying it All Together

Posted on Dec 19, 2018 7:20:00 AM

We’ve spent the last few weeks discussing the new game of average daily attendance, the formula to optimize it, and IT's role in the process. Now, let’s tie it all together. Remember: always start with the desired outcome, then establish measurable success criteria and develop the technological solution that maps directly to your goals.

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IT’s Role in Optimizing Average Daily Attendance

Posted on Dec 12, 2018 7:20:00 AM

We’ve been discussing the new game of average daily attendance (ADA) in California and the equation for maximizing your ADA. You might be wondering why a technology integrator is discussing this topic. How do we know this stuff, and why do we care? Over the last decade, we’ve helped hundreds of districts leverage technology to solve issues that may not seem technology related. One of our...

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The Average Daily Attendance Equation

Posted on Dec 5, 2018 7:20:00 AM

Every single, solitary superintendent we speak with and every LCAP (local control accountability plan) we read have one thing in common: a top priority for the district is always to increase and/or protect average daily attendance (ADA). The reason for this need is fairly simple: funding is based on ADA. What makes it a bit more complicated is that California is an open enrollment state. The ...

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The New Game of Average Daily Attendance

Posted on Nov 29, 2018 7:22:00 AM

Historically, a child's school was determined by the invisible boundary line that someone arbitrarily drew through the neighborhoods of a geographical location. Those lines became a map of assignment determining which school residents would attend. The landscape of enrollment in California is suddenly vastly different due to open enrollment. We’re outside of our comfort zone, outside of our...

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A Real Example of a Frustrated 21st Century Parent

Posted on Nov 15, 2018 7:20:00 AM

We’re almost two decades into the 21st century, so let’s not act surprised that the parents of today’s students are not the same parents schools were working with 25 years ago. The technology that was once impressive and slightly out of reach for most educational institutions is in the pockets of most students attending school today. So why are we ignoring the fact that their parents are going...

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