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When a robot created in a Kansas STEM class broke earlier this year, students didn’t have to buy a new part or wait for one to arrive in the mail. They simply walked to their HP Sprout Pro and used the 3D scanner to create a CAD file. From this, they used a 3D printer to produce a replacement part.

Q & A with Laura Spencer, Executive Director, Innovation and Design, Del Mar Union, San Diego, California

The more education goes digital, the more important it is to safeguard digital assets and data. But security and privacy issues are more critical and complex than ever. With budgets stretched to the breaking point, how do you implement a privacy and security strategy that makes the most of scarce resources? Intel Education can show you how.

Why is there so much focus on privacy and security right now?

Leading With Intention: 8 Areas for Reflection and Planning in Your PLC at Work covers how to enhance professional learning communities and the importance of focusing on student success and creating an equitable learning environment.

When Adairsville Elementary relocated to a larger building, the district was challenged to help the staff settle into a larger school and to salvage the old school’s athletic track for community use.

EDUCATION ALLIES—CSU-Global’s headquarters will be built by Aurora Public Schools on district-owned land outside of Denver. CSU-Global President Becky Takeda-Tinker (third from right) and Superintendent Rico Munn (second from right) call the partnership one of the first of its kind in the nation.

Colorado State University-Global Campus partnered with Aurora Public Schools to build a headquarters for the fully online university on district land. The university will leverage lease payments to make college possible for more Denver-area students.

While participation in interscholastic sports has increased for the past three decades, verbal abuse, low pay and long hours are driving high school sports officials off fields and disrupting athletic schedules.

The National Association for Sports Officials offers these suggestions.

CLEANING UP ATTENDANCE—Thanks to commercial partner programs, such as Care Counts, at-risk students can wash their clothes and are less likely to miss school.

Districts have been installing laundry facilities at schools in low-income neighborhoods, since many at-risk students from these areas often do not have regular access to clean clothes, and as a result, skip school.

The Teaching with Dungeons & Dragons website offers ELA-oriented lessons that teachers can use to make the fantasy game a part of instruction.

A group of educators has revived the nondigital adventure game as a fun way to teach students decision-making and critical-thinking skills, while they work collaboratively and creatively. 

The Project Tomorrow report, “A Majority of Teens Have Experienced Some Form of Cyberbullying,” found that students believe their parents are doing a good job addressing cyberbullying, but teachers and others could improve.

The Project Tomorrow report, “A Majority of Teens Have Experienced Some Form of Cyberbullying,” found that students believe their parents are doing a good job addressing cyberbullying, but teachers and others could improve.

Increased student attempts to hack into the Kahoot game-based learning platform have led the company to be more proactive in preventing the disruptions.

PD OPPORTUNITIES—Educators improve their competency on digital citizenship, active learning and other subjects linked to ISTE’s educator standards.

Through new partnerships, the International Society for Technology in Education will increase its in-person and online training certification program for teachers.

Trent Tursi is Director of Digital Transformation at CompuCom.

Educators and administrators struggle every day to effectively incorporate emergent technologies within their buildings and classrooms. Outdated systems and legacy network infrastructure impede the ability of modernization and digital transformation initiatives to improve the level of safety, collaboration and efficiency within our schools.

In this webinar, a CompuCom Education presenter outlined how to build a foundation for scalable, emergent technology to foster greater collaboration in schools, and how intelligent automation can ensure a more safe and secure environment.

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