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The Difficulty in Defining Equity in Education

Posted on Feb 13, 2019 7:20:00 AM

As we discussed last week, one of the most important (and challenging) tasks in education is for key stakeholders to establish a consensus on the process for leveraging funding to achieve the highest possible level of equity. While district leadership can certainly agree that this is a desirable outcome, the challenge is that there are different means of accomplishing equity and determining...

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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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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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Lessons from 100 Blogs

Posted on Oct 3, 2018 7:21:18 AM

Can you believe it? This is our 100th blog! That’s about 50,000 words over two years and countless cups of coffee. We thought we’d celebrate this momentous occasion by sharing some of the important things we’ve learned through the process of writing 100 blogs aimed at helping you on your own IT journey.

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How to Use “No” to Your Advantage in Technology Solutions

Posted on Sep 26, 2018 7:20:00 AM

No one likes rejection. The circumstances don’t matter that much—hearing the word “no” is generally unpleasant for everyone. As technology professionals, we’ve all been in situations where we’ve made recommendations to key leadership and had those recommendations declined. In an ideal world, your solution was mapped to business objectives using the six-step proven process, kept the three...

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Why Compromising on Technology Solutions Doesn’t Work

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

“A good compromise leaves everybody mad.”– Calvin, Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

When it comes to implementing technology in the classroom, many roadblocks can appear throughout the process, and most districts turn to some form of compromise to overcome the challenges. While this might seem a better option than doing nothing, in many cases, it’s ineffective or even worse. 

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Everything's encrypted. Now what?

Posted on Sep 13, 2018 7:20:00 AM

Here's a fun fact: Educational organizations have some of the harshest network conditions in the industry. They have:

  • Increasing mobile devices pounding the network incessantly
  • The most stringent content filtering requirements paired with lofty network performance standards
  • Multiple mission-critical applications, many of which reside in the cloud
  • A physical security posture that is...
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Where the Heck’s Your Tech...Plan?

Posted on Sep 5, 2018 7:53:17 AM

We’re not here to give you platitudes about the power of goals, strategies, and planning. We will say this, however: if you don’t have a plan for your IT department, you will be working solely on a tactical level. If you’re constantly moving from trouble ticket to trouble ticket, you will never be seen as a relevant contributor to organizational outcomes or goals. Here are three of the...

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We Need a Better Definition of Campus Safety Now

Posted on Aug 30, 2018 7:20:00 AM

We’ve run out of time. The alarm has gone off repeatedly, we’ve hit snooze enough, and it’s time to establish the ultimate definition of campus safety. Now. We’ve discussed this before, but it bears repeating: it’s time for us to start having the right conversation about campus safety, and a huge part of that conversation is arriving at a consensus that will enable everyone to move forward and...

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