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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.

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 Outdated systems and legacy network infrastructure impede the ability of modernization and digital transformation initiatives to improve the level of safety,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.

What are some ways technology is increasing personal learning?

We are seeing a significant digital transformation. Mobility, cloud, storage, faster networks and innovative device form factors are combining to create a major change in how technology can be used in the classroom. The confluence of Common Core, E-rate policy, digital curriculum and tech innovation that began six years ago has accelerated.

School administrators must assess their policies and practices on collecting, managing and sharing student data, both digitally and on paper, and clearly explain these efforts to parents.

OK, it’s not that easy, but the following links can help you get started seeking edtech grants.

To support and keep up with cutting-edge technology initiatives and solve the funding puzzle, school districts are turning to grant opportunities. 

Security chief relies on his experience as a teacher in his job overseeing 39 schools and 70 officers.

With every student using Chromebooks and educators utilizing Apple or Windows products, Richardson ISD in Texas needed a wireless presentation solution that could accommodate all users. Technology Project Manager Darryl Balch soon realized that was easier said than done.

“We looked at five other presentation solutions, and some were specific to one operating system, or they didn’t work with our enterprise environment,” Balch says. “They either couldn’t set up proxies or would not work with our other layered security.”

Schools moving away from traditional classrooms now fill their learning spaces with flexible furniture to increase student engagement and productivity.

Superintendent Noris Price of Baldwin County School District received the President’s Award from the Georgia School Superintendents Association.

Noris Price received the Georgia School Superintendents Association’s President Award for her work on student achievement, improvements to Baldwin County School District buildings, and the launch of a Montessori Academy.