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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.

Vartek Women in Tech: Jodie Groves

Vartek is celebrating Women’s History Month with a series of spotlights on our female technicians, tech coaches, and leaders. Women hold only a small percentage of computer-related jobs in the United States, and we are […]

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Vartek Women in Tech: Amber Smith

Vartek is celebrating Women’s History Month with a series of spotlights on our female technicians, tech coaches, and leaders. Women hold only a small percentage of computer-related jobs in the United States, and we are […]

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So you’ve been breached…

You did what you could to protect your school, but cybercriminals found an unlocked door. Cyberattacks happen, and they happen to a lot of schools. So you’re not alone. In 2018, there were 122 publicly […]

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Be Internet Awesome

The importance of digital citizenship in today’s classrooms When I walk into Amy Jahna’s fourth and fifth classroom at All Saints Academy in Winter Haven, Florida, I see her students playing a game on their […]

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What does a strategic IT partnership look like?

What does strategic IT partnership mean? For years, school IT departments (internal and contracted) focused disproportionately on short-term needs like fixing broken devices and maintaining technology infrastructure. These are important tasks, but long-term technology strategy […]

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Help your school embrace technology change

People are creatures of comfort and habit. Change oftentimes meets resistance. Teachers, staff, and even students may say they’re excited about new educational technology—(“What’s In and Out in Edtech”)—but when it comes to letting go […]

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Technology: A powerful tool for more powerful thinking

Your students may claim otherwise—as they Snapchat while doing math homework while watching YouTube music videos—but experts say that multitasking doesn’t work. The American Psychological Association tells us that quality and productivity suffer when we […]

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