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8/2/2018

Digital reading platforms can enable more personalized learning by providing engaging, interactive and customizable digital content to both students and educators in all subject areas, as well as supplemental curriculum materials, professional development resources, ELL and special education titles and more.

6/14/2018

Any district technology initiative can risk failure if administrators don’t take the crucial steps to plan, pilot, achieve buy-in, and conduct efficient implementation. By taking a strategic approach before, during and after implementation, any technology initiative will be much more likely to succeed.

5/15/2018

Before transformative change can occur in a school system, the culture must be ready for it. Fostering a culture where new ideas are welcomed, risks are taken and failures are learned from will enable innovation to flourish and lay the groundwork for the success of any initiative.

At the Arcadia USD in California, administrators have created a thriving culture of innovation for all staff and students. Initiating a 1:1 program, piloting a Personalized Learning Lab school, implementing a new approach to PD and creating a digital communication internship are just a few examples.

5/23/2018

Holistic intervention strategies for Title I schools that coordinate efforts between all educators and stakeholders are crucial to improving achievement. Through focused professional development, incorporating research-based approaches and utilizing technology, intervention efforts at Title I schools can be the most effective.

How important was collaboration when designing the FirstView® suite of products?

2/27/2018

A variety of new technologies and tools are enabling school operations to run more smoothly and efficiently, while creating more effective learning environments for students and allowing administrators to work smarter, not harder.

What are some of the key benefits of hyperconvergence for K12? 

Hyperconvergence is going to save schools money. The deployment is very easy, and the biggest driver of all is ease of use. School districts often have limited resources and IT specialists, so hyperconvergence is really about being able to take an infrastructure and allow for an IT generalist to be able to manage the infrastructure. 

Talk about managing complicated systems with limited resources as school districts face budget cuts. 

11/8/2017

The past two decades have seen 1:1 computing grow in popularity, with school districts across the country deploying millions of laptops and tablets to students, excited by their potential to enhance learning. But unfortunately, with the trend came the reality that many school systems didn’t adequately plan, prepare for or sustain their 1:1 initiatives, and failed to see positive impacts as a result. Why do some 1:1 initiatives succeed and others fail?

10/17/2017

K12 STEM programs are evolving, incorporating new tools and technologies to better prepare students for rapidly changing college and career environments. Makerspaces, drones, coding and robotics are all part of this next generation of STEM learning that is just beginning to have an impact in districts.

9/27/2017

In the Ventura USD in California, one low achieving middle school at risk of closure was instead transformed into the De Anza Academy of Technology and the Arts (DATA), a high achieving magnet school. A significant component in DATA’s dramatic turnaround has been its innovative project based and collaborative learning environments and makerspaces, which employ technology as a central component.

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