Digital Transformation

Through a digitalization of the learning experience, both teachers and students are able to improve their skills to create a more engaging and effective education process. Here are the ways that a comprehensive digital transformation approach is dramatically shifting education in today's classrooms. 

All Digital Transformation toolkit files

A zip file containing all of the downloadable Digital Transformation toolkit resources

A Culture for Transformation

Through a digitalization of the learning experience, both teachers and students can create a more engaging and effective education process

Digital Transformation in K-12 Education

Digital tools are transforming the world we live in today, as well as the one our students will lead tomorrow

The Keys to Digital Transformation

Digital transformation efforts are under way to provide authentic learning experiences that are relevant, valuable, and help build tangible skills

Embracing Transformation

Today’s schools must embrace the technological future and engage with technology to change and adapt

Digital Transformation and Disruption

Digital natives demand mobile devices in the classroom, virtual learning environments, teaching via video, and online assessment

Managing Digital Transformation in the Classroom

This adaptable presentation shows both the opportunities and challenges that digital transformation presents

Making the Right Decisions for Your School District

The success of one-to-one computing depends on several issues that must be addressed through research and policy considerations

BYOD Planning and Implementation Framework

Developing a successful BYOD program requires extensive planning, communication, and ongoing evaluation

BYOD Readiness Checklist for School Districts

Determine your school or district's readiness for BYOD

Technology Policies for School Boards

A sample Policy presentation that can be modified and adapted for your own use when presenting

Technology Policy and School Staff and Faculty

A sample Policy presentation that can be modified and adapted for your own use when presenting

Components of a Successful PLC

A comprehensive checklist that details what all thriving Professional Learning Communities have in common

The Decision To Go Digital

Success depends on a strong network of professionals working together to support digital programs

Digital Curriculum Challenges

Consider the following challenges you might encounter when migrating to digital content

Digital Curriculum Checklist

Evaluate your school’s readiness for a digital curriculum

Mentoring and PLCs

Professional Learning Communities can act as dynamic support systems for teachers

Common Core Approach to Lesson Structure II

Learn how to take lessons further with cross-curricular planning and project-based learning

Opening Up to Open Educational Resources

A comprehensive guide to OER and how these teaching and learning materials are freely available to anyone

Ready to Alter Your Role?

New tasks and challenges call for developing new abilities and setting aside old habits

Strategies for Principals to Implement Effective PLCs

A checklist for principals in creating a culture of continuous learning for their schools

Thinking of Flipping

Additional details on what this approach entails and the policies that impact flipped classroom

Tablets in education: Why one Texas school district turned to the Surface

Here’s how a Texas school district narrowed down the tablet field and what option they ultimately settled on.

Upgrading to Windows 10: How SHI helped one school migrate 45,000 devices

Here’s how one school district migrated—and staved off a major ransomware attack in the process.

A Simple IT Environment can Harbor Complex Challenges

An upgrade in a Washington, D.C. school ballooned into a bigger project that improved the IT setup of the entire school.

NMC/CoSN Horizon Report: 2017 K-12 Edition

A comprehensive report serving as a straightforward technology planning guide for educators, school leaders, administrators, policymakers, and technologists

How a Large District Scales up to One-to-One

With 210,000 students, Florida's Hillsborough County Public Schools is the eighth-largest district in the country. Implementing one-to-one on that scale is no easy task but that hasn't stopped the district from moving in that direction.

Going 1:1 with Chromebooks and Interoperable Digital Content in Lee County, Florida

To prepare for online testing and learning, the district adopted Dell Chromebooks and worked with content providers and IMS Global Learning to create a powerful, single login learning environment for 46,000 students.

Professional Development Wins the Day in Baldwin County, AL

Coaching, teacher academies, annual conferences, online classes and other forms of professional learning are keys to the success of this district’s 1:1 Chromebook initiative.

Lessons Learned from a Decade of One-to-One

Next-generation Windows devices, wireless display, and Microsoft apps are some of the new tools that are helping New Jersey’s River Dell Regional School District get better at what they were already excelling at: empowering and inspiring learners.

Personalized Blended Learning Plays a Starring Role at Pasadena ISD

From small pilots to a complete 1:1 implementation, in grades 7-12, involving Windows devices and a dramatically transformed curriculum, this Texas district is seeing great results.

Going Big (Texas Style) with One-to-One Laptops

Houston ISD is about to enter the third phase of its phenomenally successful 1:1 PowerUp initiative, which allows teachers in all 282 district schools to create a rich learning environment filled with project-based learning, 21st-century skills development, and coursework aligned to individual aptitudes and interests. 

Small Pilots Lead to a Successful 1:1 Program in Hillsborough, NJ

Four years ago, when the Hillsborough Township Public Schools started discussing 1:1, they were determined to take a careful and thorough approach to hardware planning. Their decision to adopt Chromebooks and Android tablets grew out of three years of pilots involving a variety of devices.

1Two1 in Richland County School District Two

Thoughtful planning and organization, a focus on equity, and choosing the right device were keys to a successful 1:1 for this South Carolina district.

The Proof is in the Concept at Orange County Public Schools

Florida’s Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) is the 10th largest school district in the country. So before instituting a sweeping 1:1 initiative across the district, OCPS conducted a Proof of Concept to test the waters. 

A 1:1 Inquiry-Based High School Shares Its Vision

Thanks to a new partnership with Dell, Philadelphia’s Science Leadership Academy will be rolling out Chromebooks to all of its students and teachers as a tool to allow inquiry-driven, project-based learning to happen, and serve as a model for other schools in the country. 

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SHI's Value to Digital Transformation in Schools

Enter North Carolina's Knightdale High School and see Chromebooks, 3D printers, teachers creating virtual field trips, and students rearranging maker space furniture.

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Invention versus Innovation: What Does it Mean for Education?

Inventing can fill a need, a void, or be an effective strategy for desired results. Innovating? Not so much.

 
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Augmented Vs. Virtual Reality: Which Will Transform Education?

Numerous studies have shown the strengths of both virtual and augmented reality use in the classroom. But which is the best fit for today's schools?

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We Can Get It Right!

We now have data to show how meaningfully integrated technology has facilitated learner growth. But we can do more to ensure that everyone understands this data.

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An Updated Version of Now

Changing what students experience can be a formidable challenge. It means having a vision of what you want to create and a direction for where you want to go.

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Moving Pictures: Maximize Your Storytelling

By thinking of your learning presentation as a mini-movie, you could greatly improve the learning experience.

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Goodbye Ms. Jones, Hello Alexa

Teachers won’t be replaced by robots any time soon, but having a personal assistant may soon be as simple as saying “Ask Alexa.”

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On the Education Horizon: Quirky Programmable Objects

A look at some of the more interesting bots and programmable objects from the recent TCEA confernce.

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Top Science Education Take-Aways from NSTA18

The National Science Teachers’ Association (NSTA) Annual Conference was an enormous success this year. Here are my main takeaways.

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RIP PC? Not So Fast…

As the mobile PC market in education continues to grow, the competition between platforms is expected to intensify, with implications across the ed-tech industry.

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What's the Best Device for your Teachers and Students?

The 2018 Ed Tech Solution Planner, sponsored by SHI with support from Intel, can help you explore device possibilities based on a range of key considerations. Learn More.