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The Surprising Key to Campus Safety

Posted on Apr 18, 2018 7:26:19 AM

 

As we’ve mentioned, when we discuss campus safety with district leadership, we frequently hear about the list of technology that has been purchased and installed. One key to campus safety that’s not typically categorized as a safety measure but which significantly contributes to the security of your students, faculty, and organization as a whole is the expanding technology involving network...

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Why Campus Safety Technology Doesn’t Equal Campus Safety

Posted on Apr 11, 2018 7:32:00 AM

What does campus safety mean to you? For many districts, “campus safety” can be traced back to a list of disparate technologies. In actuality, it should be thought of as a philosophy or an ecosystem that requires input and collaboration from all corners of the organization. The challenge is that the former (simply ordering and installing equipment) is fairly straightforward, while the latter...

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The Technology that Keeps Students & Parents Engaged

Posted on Feb 22, 2018 7:45:00 AM

What's the ubiquitous technology that could contribute to student success, increase average daily attendance, and help keep parents engaged? Watch this short video to find out what it is (and how you can implement it now)!

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What to Look for in a Digital Curriculum Consultant

Posted on Apr 24, 2017 12:18:13 PM

Why are you interested in digital curriculum? Maybe you’ve decided to implement because the students and parents in your district demand it. Perhaps you think it’s the right decision for delivering your curriculum through a medium that students consume and understand better. Or maybe it’s simply the way that education companies are providing materials now, and you feel like you don’t have a...

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Questions You're Missing When Selecting a Digital Curriculum Provider

Posted on Mar 29, 2017 1:44:00 PM

In our most recent blog, we discussed why it’s time to integrate digital curriculum into your educational system today. So let’s get started. You may begin by contacting providers and scheduling demos to decide which implementation works best for your overall district goals and needs. That’s relevant and necessary, but there are many more questions you need to ask before you make a final...

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Why It’s Time to Go Digital with Your Curriculum

Posted on Mar 23, 2017 11:50:57 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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What Prevents IT Relevancy?

Posted on Aug 18, 2016 4:49:23 PM

We’ve written before about why you should create a relevant IT team and how to become relevant to your organization. But we haven’t explored the roadblocks that prevent teams from actually achieving those goals.  There will be hurdles to overcome along the path to IT relevancy. Your team will reach its goal faster if you can anticipate those challenges and know what solution to pull out of...

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3 Challenges Overworked IT Teams Face Every Day

Posted on Jul 7, 2016 1:28:13 PM

IT teams have a lot of responsibility today— especially considering that every modern organization is so dependent on technology. For example, Gartner recommends a ratio of 250 devices to every one IT staffer, but most IT teams are working with a ratio of 2,700 to one. And that doesn’t begin to include responsibilities such as network hardware, storage, applications, or information databases....

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Why K-12 Needs to Come Out of the Dark Ages

Posted on Apr 25, 2016 2:16:13 PM

We’re going to say it: there is not an environment with more silos than K-12. From financial services to HR, facilities to curriculum specialists, in larger districts, the district office alone can have 100 employees amongst 30 or 40 departments, and that doesn’t take into account any of the schools (which are all run independently). This means there are many different departments fighting...

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The Future of School IT: How K-12 IT is Changing (And What You Should Do About It)

Posted on Mar 23, 2016 3:05:28 PM

There’s no question about it: educational technology is changing quickly. Think about some of the more recent additions to school IT departments like wireless, energy management, and telephone services. While these seem like natural extensions of the technology department, most K-12 IT departments had a full workload before those operations were added to the pile. Without additional funding...

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