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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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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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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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Leveraging Technology for Teacher Recruitment and Retainment

Posted on Oct 24, 2018 9:21:00 AM

Let’s start with an assumption: School districts are focused on creating environments that contribute to student success. Everyone on board so far? Given that ultimate objective, they’re going to need a teaching staff that’s up to the challenge. This is an important issue because recruitment and retainment are difficult for many districts across the country. Many factors contribute to finding...

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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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IDFs Don’t Belong in Classrooms

Posted on Oct 10, 2018 7:20:00 AM

Many technologies (i.e. BYOD devices, video, and digital curriculumbelong in the classroom. When implemented correctly, they all contribute to the educational experience, provide direct benefits to students, and have logistical and business-related reasons to be inside the classroom. Something that has historically been placed in the classroom that could (and should) be moved immediately is...

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