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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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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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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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Who is the Real IT Customer?

Posted on Oct 17, 2018 7:20:00 AM

The way we purchase technology solutions is broken. Even the term "technology solution" doesn’t apply to the vast majority of modern IT projects. Typically, we’re working from an RFP that includes a list of stuff (that isn't tied to any success criteria) with the final decision(s) based almost entirely on price. The list of stuff is purchased, it's delivered, it's installed, and that’s the end...

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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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