Posts Categorized: Education

Higher Ed is Stepping in to Fill Cybersecurity Gaps

June 22, 2017

Source: Education Dive | Read Full Article Here Cybersecurity, a hot button issue across all industries, is an ever evolving and escalating problem. DDoS [distributed denial of service] attacks are easily producible and more prevalent than in years past. Most notably, the attacks on internet provider Dyn in late 2016. Creating and maintaining a secure network requires a multi-disciplinary approach,… Read More

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How to Choose the Right Learning Technologies

November 12, 2015

We all know that technology can enhance learning for every age group, and there are more learning resources, tools, devices and products available to school districts than ever before. This education technology revolution is helping schools convert the learning process from one that’s rigid and “one size fits all” to one that’s much more flexible… Read More

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Flashback Friday Infographic: Evolution of Classroom Technology

October 30, 2015

We all spend a lot of time focusing on the newest classroom technology, but how far have we evolved? Take a look at this infographic – The Evolution of Classroom Technology to read about some of the most significant innovations in school technology.

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Leveraging New Technologies in Schools

October 22, 2015

Innovations in technology are permeating schools more and more every day. In fact, a recent survey of more than 360,000 K-12 students conducted by A Project Tomorrow revealed that ”80 percent of students in grades 9-12, 65 percent of students in grades 6-8, and 45 percent of students in grades 3-5 use smartphones.” (Source) This… Read More

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Summer Homework for E-rate Applicants

June 24, 2015

E-rate Funding Year 2015 was a taxing time for both applicants and providers as we navigated the “new E-rate” learning curve. Now that your 470 and 471 are filed, there a few simple things you can do in the slower summer months to help speed your forms and requests along. 1. Monitor your contact information…. Read More

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Nutritious Meals Continue When the School Year Ends

June 16, 2015

No more pencils, no more books. No more meals for hungry children who need them the most? Not so thanks to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). According to No Kid Hungry, food-insecure children are 90% more likely to have their overall health reported as “fair/poor” and childhood hunger… Read More

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High Speed Internet and the E-rate Overhaul

June 3, 2015

Back in 2013, President Barack Obama had a vision: connect 99% of America’s students to the Internet via high-speed broadband within 5 years. That year, he unveiled “ConnectEd,” calling on the FCC to modernize and leverage its existing E-rate program to meet this ambitious goal. With only half of last year’s E-rate applicants gobbling up… Read More

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Net Neutrality’s Effect on K-12 Education

February 27, 2015

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on February 26, 2015 enacted “strong, sustainable rules, grounded in multiple sources of legal authority, to ensure that Americans reap the economic, social, and civic benefits of an Open Internet today and into the future.” By reclassifying Internet service under Title II of the Communications Act, the Internet will be… Read More

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FCC Approves Further Modification to E-rate, Boosting Funds by $1.5 Billion

December 12, 2014

On December 11th, taking significant additional steps to ensure that the nation’s schools and libraries have access to robust high-speed broadband connections, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved further modernization of its E-rate program, the nation’s largest program supporting education technology. This action closes the connectivity gap by lowering prices schools and libraries pay for… Read More

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Wireless devices in the classroom

October 9, 2014

More wireless devices are being used in the classroom practically every day. According to a national survey from February of 2013, more than one third of teachers are using a tablet or e-reader in their classrooms. Nearly seventy percent of those surveyed reported that educational technology helps them “do much more than ever before” for… Read More

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