Blog

On the Vartek blog, our technical and education experts share their knowledge. Posts aim at providing you with the information you need to create engaging and innovative classrooms.

Communication’s Important Role in K-12 Technology

Education Dive recently published an article stressing the importance of communication when implementing educational technology in the classroom. According to the article, strong communication is the biggest factor in a successful implementation – more than […]

Read More

Successful school startup begins with people

It’s finally here – the week you’ve been preparing for all summer long: Back to School. You’ve checked in with all support teams, your teachers are ready to get back in their classrooms, and your […]

Read More

Classroom Success Story – July 2019

At Vartek, we focus on helping our school leaders create the learning environment that they envision – a classroom that effectively uses the most appropriate learning tool for the curriculum. Oftentimes, our Classroom Technology Coaches […]

Read More

Technology Health Check for K-12

When’s the last time your IT team performed a technology health check?One in three districts will have one or more days of network downtime every year, according to a recent Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) […]

Read More

Make Your School Tech [Practically] Perfect

What if classroom technology never failed? What if teachers were always excited about new technology and students consistently used tech tools in productive, innovative ways? Dream on, you say? You’re right. Perfect is impossible. But […]

Read More

Vartek Celebrates 30 Years

When Vartek started providing technology support to schools in 1989, the classroom computer was often just that: the classroom computer. Students took turns using one terminal at the back of the room, maybe a couple […]

Read More

What Makes a Stellar K12 Tech Team?

Educational technology should create effective classroom environments, empower teachers and students, and encourage learners to explore and grow. Achieving these goals is a team effort. Putting the right people in the right roles on your […]

Read More

Four Reasons You Need a Strategic IT Plan

Just as a lesson plan helps teachers set and guide students toward classroom objectives, a strategic education technology plan helps school leaders achieve their technology goals. Schools that are serious about improving their technology have […]

Read More

Make Blended Learning a No-Brainer

Are you being super clear about how you want teachers to blend technology into their classrooms? Because there may be unintentional ambiguity in the messages you’re sending: “We want you to integrate technology as much […]

Read More