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Coding made easy for kids

Coding is no longer a science just for science kids. The critical and creative thinking skills students develop by learning basic computer coding are valuable no matter what their academic or career interest. And thanks […]

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Ed tech trends you should follow

I’ve checked in recently with some leading educational technology organizations to find out what they’re saying is top of mind for schools whose IT programs lead to higher levels of achievement. Here are some insightful, […]

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People powered technology

An understaffed or underqualified IT team can hurt any school startup. Industry best practices call for one full-time technician for every 1,000 students—and those team members should be customer-focused. If you don’t have enough—or enough […]

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School Startup Pitfalls to Avoid

School startup is the most hectic time of the year. If your technology environment and staff aren’t running on all cylinders, it can be the most frustrating time, too. Take time now, while there are […]

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CTCs take 1:1 classrooms further

As technology becomes less expensive and more powerful, building a 1:1 IT environment is becoming increasingly realistic for many schools. According to the 2017 Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) infrastructure study, about half of all […]

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Keep your technology heart healthy

One in three districts will have one or more days of network downtime every year, according to a recent Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) study. Your school can’t afford one minute of downtime let alone […]

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On Point Tech Training for Teachers

Continuing education is a critical tool for helping teachers and administrators keep their edge. Technology training, in particular, needs to be engaging and relevant to what’s happening in your classrooms. IT professional development that has […]

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IT service rules for schools

A great school technology team needs to be great at more than just fixing technology problems. It should excel at customer service. On a basic level, excellent customer service is about being courteous and making […]

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6 Steps to a Smooth Tech Rollout

School devices don’t deploy themselves. They don’t even choose themselves. It takes planning, testing, and preparation to roll out the right new technology successfully. Below are 6 best practices that tech-smart schools follow to ensure […]

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