Tagged with k-12

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

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

3 Ways to Make Classrooms More Interactive

3 Ways to Make Classrooms More Interactive

To connect with today’s kids teachers must look to more innovative and interactive strategies.  Educators know that interactive instructional approaches can be an effective strategy to increase student engagement. However, to make a real difference, educators have to integrate technology in a meaningful way to truly impact students. The following are three methods have been … Continue reading

One-to-One Computing Drives Growth in EdTech Market

One-to-One Computing Drives Growth in EdTech Market

Advances in K-12 learning technology and the popularity of one-to-one initiatives is expected to bring about big gains in the education IT market over the next three years.  A new report,  Education Technology Market in North America 2015-2019, published by global technology research and advisory company Technavio, indicates that the education technology market could reach … Continue reading

Leveraging Federal Funding to Support STEM Education

Leveraging Federal Funding to Support STEM Education

Last week the U.S. Department of Education issued a Dear Colleague Letter to states, school districts, schools, and education partners on how to maximize federal funds to support and enhance innovative science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education for all students. The letter serves as a resource for decreasing the equity and opportunity gaps for … Continue reading

Partnering with Educators

Partnering with Educators

For educators, there is so much more to a partnership than simply signing a contract. They seek resellers who are partners, not just during the sales pitch, but throughout implementation and the next budgeting cycle. Rachel McCoy with MDR Business Development for Marketing Solutions offered insight at EdNET 2015 about how companies can meet those … Continue reading