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Empowering Students with Mobile Device Charging Towers

Empowering Students with Mobile Device Charging Towers

Administrators at DeForest Area School District in Wisconsin found themselves facing an interesting situation as they adjusted to students bringing their laptops, tablets and smartphones to school as part an informal BYOD initiative. District officials quickly realized that with students using devices all day, they needed a simple and safe way to store and charge … Continue reading

Making Schools Safer Online

Making Schools Safer Online

We hear about data breeches in retail and healthcare all the time because they are big targets for data thieves. But what about education? Breeches are very common in education. We don’t hear about the breeches often because they are typically smaller and nobody knows how many records were compromised. IT departments are taking notice … Continue reading

Virtual Reality and Where it is Headed

Virtual Reality and Where it is Headed

How cool would it be to take a field trip to Australia or see inside the human body? With virtual reality, students can do just that and more! This is why virtual reality is becoming popular in schools. Students now have the ability to experience things they otherwise couldn’t. As a result, market analysts are … Continue reading

Tips and Tricks: Redesigning Classrooms

Tips and Tricks: Redesigning Classrooms

Collaboration is a buzz word that we will be talking more and more about because of the fundamental shift in the nature of work. Educators should consider these tips when redesigning their classrooms. Involve students in the design process Educators should talk with students about where they like to learn and why. Think about student … Continue reading

Why Collaborative Classrooms are Important

Why Collaborative Classrooms are Important

In today’s world, students need to learn how to collaborate to succeed in college and beyond. Teachers are no longer in the front of the classroom lecturing students. Collaborative designs are flexible and fully compatible. What does a collaborative classroom look like? The big emphasis of collaborative classrooms is group work. Tables enable small groups … 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

Six Trends for this School Year

Six Trends for this School Year

The Journal News, part of USA Today, released an article in early September outlining six trends that will be seen in schools this coming school year. Virtual Learning- What used to be a static experience is now fully immersive. Students are given the ability to visit far-flung parts of the world or interact with people they … Continue reading

Top 10 Higher Ed IT Issues in 2017

Top 10 Higher Ed IT Issues in 2017

Last week EDUCAUSE released its top 10 higher ED IT Issues for 2017. They placed a focus on student success through four key themes: IT foundations, data foundations, effective leadership, and successful students.  IT in higher ed continues to have many priorities, serve numerous constituents, and offer hundreds of services to meet these many needs. … Continue reading