Education

Reinforce Learning with Summer Device Programs
Harold Reaves
Reinforce Learning with Summer Device Programs

Earlier this month, I wrote about how an end-of-year device collection policy may be an unnecessary drain on IT resources. With the support of endpoint tools, districts can perform remote device maintenance, keep track of device inventory and automatically enforce compliance with student privacy regulations such as the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). With these tools in place, it also becomes possible to support a year-round 1:1 program that...

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What is Your K12 Device Policy for Summer Vacation?
Harold Reaves
What is Your K12 Device Policy for Summer Vacation?

As we approach school summer vacation, K12 school districts are preparing for end-of-year device support. For some school districts, this involves collecting, inventorying and checking over devices as they come in and are stored over the summer. For others, this involves creating a more comprehensive device management strategy to support the continued use of devices to support learning in the summer months. End-of-year device collection: Is it necessary? For...

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Technology Education is a Community Effort
Harold Reaves
Technology Education is a Community Effort

As educators help shape our leaders of tomorrow, they rely on technology platforms to provide students with the skills they need for success. Recent data demonstrates that technology has the potential to boost student learning and test scores but technology fluency is only one piece of the puzzle. Perhaps equally as important is the notion that today’s educators have the opportunity to teach good digital citizenship, in order to instill long-term...

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Creating a Compelling Case for Ongoing EdTech Investment
Harold Reaves
Creating a Compelling Case for Ongoing EdTech Investment

Many school districts face deficits in the coming fiscal year, so districts, schools and educators are getting more creative in their efforts to fund technology in the classroom. From public and private grants, to ‘crowdfunding,’ business partnerships and ballot initiatives, it has become increasingly challenging to maintain technology investment. Philadelphia’s school district recently reported an estimated $700 million deficit by 2020. Education funding in Iowa came under fire for...

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How Good Digital Citizenship Education Defuses Cyberbullying
Harold Reaves
How Good Digital Citizenship Education Defuses Cyberbullying

Bullying is a serious issue within K12 Schools across the US, a problem made worse in the digital age where social posturing and physical separation contributes to growing numbers of bullying incidents. Half of all young people today grow up experiencing some form of cyberbullying and 25% report being bullied on a regular basis. Today, 95% of teens who witness cyberbullying on social media say that they ignore the behavior...

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