Tagged with education

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

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

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

Tips for Marketing to Teachers

Tips for Marketing to Teachers

Since school districts have tight funding, teachers use their personal funds to purchase items for their classroom. Agile Education found that teachers spend an average of $468 of their personal funds on their classroom. Here is the cost breakdown of personal and school funds used for classroom supplies and materials. Even though teachers aren’t the … Continue reading

The Rise of BYOD

The Rise of BYOD

As the 2014-2015 school year draws to close there’s no better time to examine one of this year’s fastest growing trends in the U.S. K-12 Market: BYOD.  BYOD, or “Bring Your Own Device,” refers to the mobile learning initiative in which students and staff are permitted to use their personal mobile devices in the classroom.  … Continue reading

The Flipped Classroom

Education is moving irreversibly towards personalized, tech-driven instruction models. One of the most compelling models to arise out of this trend is the flipped classroom model. Our dear friends at Techsmith define the flipped classroom as follows: A reversed teaching model that delivers instruction at home through interactive, teacher-created videos and moves “homework” to the … Continue reading

Top 3 Reasons Why You Need to Attend C2ES 2013

The Creating Connections in Education Show (C2ES) is a two-day conference that explores how new forms of technology and new products are redefining the education market. Attendees will be able to explore the latest innovations from industry leading partners. The conference includes full access to sessions, breakfast, lunch, a hands-on trade show, and two networking evening … Continue reading

All Charged Up

Post by Thilo Lutzeler, LAR/VAR Segment Manager Guess what!? Another district in your territory has embraced Bring Your Own Device Initiatives (BYOD)! And they’ve thought of everything. They’ve updated the wireless infrastructure, tackled user authentication and device provisioning issues, beefed up their array of cloud-based apps, and hammered out an acceptable use policy for students. Hopefully, they … Continue reading

Mac Users Not Immune to Viruses

  Windows users are no longer the only targets to cyber-attacks. Earlier this year, more than 600,000 Apple computers worldwide were infected with the Flashback Trojan, leaving the systems’ security vulnerable to criminal hackers, the Russian anti-virus firm Dr. Web reported. The trojan began quietly circulating under the guise of an Adobe Flash Update. Once … Continue reading