Mesa Public Schools, in Mesa, Arizona, has approximately 64,000 students, making it the largest student enrollment of any unified school district in Arizona. Their existing hardware was outdating including: old desktop computers, slow network connections throughout the district, and classrooms using aging display technologies. They knew that the future of classroom technology was wireless, meaning teachers had the flexibility to design their classrooms and curriculum in a way that would best serve student and their learning experience.
The Transforming Teaching Project at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education has released a white paper describing a policy vision for teaching: From Quicksand to Solid Ground: Building a Foundation to Support Quality Teaching Across the United States.
In the just-released report Building Literacy Capacity: The Conditions for Effective Standards Implementation, new research from the National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE) presents a profile of what it takes to get standards implementation right.
The New Jersey Department of Education released a report called Transformative Budgeting for Digital Learning which aims to help schools and districts through the budget process for transitioning to digital curriculum.
This guide for re-imagining learning spaces is designed to help today’s educators make sense of the shifting landscape in modern education.
Michigan’s Technology Readiness Infrastructure Grant (TRIG) is developing and improving the technology infrastructure of Michigan’s school districts in preparation for the planned implementation of online growth assessments.
Technology is extending and replacing traditional tools and resources. Bob Moore suggests five areas of priority every CIO should focus on in 2015.
While BYOD may seem a natural evolution of education technology, district leaders need to carefully consider what they are trying to achieve with a BYOD program and how that program is implemented.
The opportunity to replace devices comes only every several years. With the device landscape evolving so quickly with more choices than ever and with our understanding of what digital learning can look like, it makes sense to step back and give this careful thought each time you have the opportunity.
In this analyst report, Bob Moore presents the practical steps that every school technology leader should be taking to ensure security of data, with protecting privacy as the end in mind.