Education

Creating a Compelling Case for Ongoing EdTech Investment
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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
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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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5 Steps to Securing Your School’s Mobile Devices Over the Holidays
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5 Steps to Securing Your School’s Mobile Devices Over the Holidays

Much to the delight of students, faculty and administrators everywhere, holiday break is almost here! But they aren’t the only ones eagerly anticipating end of semester school closings: criminals are also waiting for campus shut downs so they can help themselves to the valuable technology now commonplace in most schools, from K-12 to colleges and universities. Before taking off for the winter break, follow these easy steps to ensure...

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Quantifiable Data Demonstrates the Value of Personalized Learning for Loudoun County Public Schools
Kim Ellery
Quantifiable Data Demonstrates the Value of Personalized Learning for Loudoun County Public Schools

Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) is the third largest school division in the Commonwealth of Virginia with more than 78,000 students in 89 facilities. In order to support a personalized learning program, the district invested heavily in a one-to-one program for students and staff, adding thousands of devices for use in-classroom, at home, or by teachers away on conferences. The Challenge: Demonstrate the Value of Personalized Learning In order...

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Fostering Digital Citizenship in Education
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Fostering Digital Citizenship in Education

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a global campaign run annually to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. We’ve asked some of our leading security experts here at Absolute to chime in on some of the most pressing issues in cybersecurity today. In Part 1 of this series,  Harold Reaves, Global Director for Safe Schools and Investigations, shares his insight on cybersecurity in our schools. His extensive...

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