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

Powering up the Chromebook Experience at Roxbury Public Schools

New Jersey's Roxbury Township School District has been a 1:1 school for five years. Their older chromebooks were beginning to age, so they wanted to choose more powerful future-ready devices.

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. 

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Steelcase Active Learning Center Grant
The Steelcase Active Learning Center Grant

Steelcase Education is partnering with educators to rethink classrooms, libraries and in-between spaces to incorporate flexible furniture to support active learning.

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Education Technology Use in Schools report
Gallup and NewSchools Venture Fund's Education Technology Use in Schools report

Gallup and NewSchools Venture Fund conducted a national survey about the use of educational technology in schools.  Here are their findings.

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The Right Windows Device for K-12 Education

The education team at Intel® hired Clarity Innovations to research and develop this report to examine how processor performance affects teaching and learning. Be sure to download this free whitepaper.

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Google Slides For Math

While PowerPoint is mostly a static tool for delivering a lesson, Google Slides can be used collaboratively for many purposes in the math classroom.

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My Students Video Their Homework, and Everything Is Better

Purposeful homework indeed has a purpose, yet I need to have boundaries on my own time. Enter the concept of video homework.

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Creating Launch Points

Schools can do more than simply prepare students for academic success. Let's help students find their launch points—those points that set the stage for a person’s life.  

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The 2019 Horizon Report
The 2019 Horizon Report is Here

The 2019 Horizon Report is here, profiling key trends, significant challenges, and important developments in educational technology.

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Enhancing Sharing in Simple and Meaningful New Ways

Ed-tech company Clarity Innovations worked with the Math Learning Center to create a dynamic new way to share math learning with teachers and peers. 

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Reflections on Tech Use with Young Children

If technology isn't "good enough" for the children of the Silicon Valley innovators who created it, how can we defend its use in schools, especially with young children?

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A Bird? A Plane? No: They're Super-Literates!

The gulf between the "functional” and the “super-literate” is expanding. How will educators and students keep pace with these changes?

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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.