Keeping Emails CAN-SPAM Compliant

Keeping Emails CAN-SPAM Compliant

Educators receive nearly 20 emails about education products and services daily according data from Agile Education Marketing. To ensure your message is reaching your audience, make sure your email messages meet the CAN-SPAM requirements. Source: Agile Education Marketing

GOP Tax Bill: What you Should Know

GOP Tax Bill: What you Should Know

The GOP Tax Bill has been signed into law. What does this mean for education? Education Week breaks it down into four main points. School funding in states and districts might get shaken up State and local tax deductions are capped at $10,000 and taxpayers can choose to deduct this from property and sales taxes … Continue reading

AR and VR Spending Expected to Double

AR and VR Spending Expected to Double

Spending on augmented and virtual reality will double in 2018 according to the International Data Corp. Spending is expected to be $17.8 billion in 2018, up from $9.1 billion in 2017. However, the growth will not stop there.  IDC also predicts spending will grow by 98.8% every year through 2021.  The distribution sector will lead the … Continue reading

Uncertainty Creates Opportunity

Uncertainty Creates Opportunity

Agile Education Marketing conducted a survey to find out whether or not district administrators and teachers were ready for ESSA. Results showed educators were uncertain about federal funding which delayed education spending. Many educators look to vendors for advice and guidance. Check out the infographic below for a better understanding of how ESSA uncertainty can … Continue reading

Computer Science Education is Mandatory in Virginia

Computer Science Education is Mandatory in Virginia

According to District Administration, Virginia has become the first state to have mandatory common core standards in computer science education.  The standards are a framework for computer science education in the state. There are states with advisory standards, but Virginia became the first to have mandatory standards.   Some concerns were raised by the Virginia … Continue reading

Tips for Starting a STEAM Program

Tips for Starting a STEAM Program

Schools across the country are getting involved in the STEAM movement by integrating innovative programs and spaces that inspire a new generation of designers and inventors. Help your customers bring STEAM to their school with these tips from littleBits. Districts and schools need to have a clear vision of what their STEAM goals are. Everyone … Continue reading

Federal E-Rate Program Update

Federal E-Rate Program Update

According to U.S. News, only 4 million students had internet access in 2014 and now 39.2 million students have internet access. This was made possible through the modernization of a federal program and the coalition of federal and state lawmakers dedicated to the cause. “America made a historic promise to our students in 2013 to … Continue reading

What’s Ahead in K-12

What’s Ahead in K-12

Each school year brings about new trends in the K-12 world. EdWeek Market Brief interviewed Ben Davis, a senior market analysis for education, to see what trends we should be on the lookout this school year and beyond. Here are his predictions: Learning analytics and institutional analytics will be more closely related. Digital inking and … Continue reading

How Video is Used in Education

How Video is Used in Education

Educators are tailoring their lesson plans to ensure students are developing skills for 21st Century learning—critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. According to eSchool News, audio video and multimedia are areas of focus to help students develop these skills. Media projects, presentations, and online communications can help prepare students for their future career. Here are a few ways … Continue reading