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Classroom Technology: What Are the Rules?

As one school’s use case points out, the introduction of technology tools in the classroom raises security and…

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Amazon, Microsoft improve cloud storage tools

Amazon and Microsoft have joined Google in offering cloud storage that is more flexible and mature.

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Pursuing an Active Learning Environment

The latest AV technologies help to create a more active, collaborative classroom

192 Total Posts

Pushing Beyond The VR Field Trip

The idea of a virtual field trip has been widely discussed. How can we surpass that for new ways to learn with VR?

FROM  |  Dec 08, 2016  |  2 years ago

Teaching Students To Be Digital Citizens

How can teachers ensure that students at increasingly younger ages are using tech safely and securely?

FROM  |  Dec 07, 2016  |  2 years ago

Ransomware Traps You Can Avoid

Ransomeware is an issue on the rise. How can you help your school's staff understand and avoid the risks?

FROM  |  Dec 07, 2016  |  2 years ago

Preserving Historical Documents—Emails

A lot of important communication happens via email, and it has caught the attention of researchers and archivists.

FROM  |  Dec 06, 2016  |  2 years ago

$680,000 Is On The Table

Partner with game or app developers in your community for a shot at a share of $680K. Learn how here.

FROM  |  Dec 05, 2016  |  2 years ago

Meet Your New Ed Tech Coach

The RCE Coach is a new tool from the DOE to help teachers measure ed tech results.

FROM  |  Dec 02, 2016  |  2 years ago

What Students Expect From Big Data

Students may not be as concerned with privacy as you think. Instead, they see major benefits from data.

FROM  |  Dec 01, 2016  |  2 years ago

EDUCAUSE Identifies Emerging IT Issues

Read the event's highlights to identify IT areas to watch, new developments, and best practices.

FROM  |  Nov 30, 2016  |  2 years ago

Making Virtual Reality A Reality

Many classrooms report they intend to try VR, but only a fourth of classrooms have done so.

FROM   |  Nov 29, 2016  |  2 years ago

Social Media: For Research or Retweets?

Social media use is increasing in higher ed, and that use is becoming more refined, according to an annual report based on responses from members of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

Lenovo PerspectiveLENOVO PERSPECTIVE  |  Nov 28, 2016  |  2 years ago

Computer Science Framework Drives K-12 STEAM

Explore a useful curricula planning resource for teachers that a group of education and tech leaders is creating.

FROM  |  Nov 24, 2016  |  2 years ago

Doubts, Difficulties, And Driving Conversations

As teachers navigate ed tech, are conversations about doubts and challenges occuring at your school?

FROM  |  Nov 24, 2016  |  2 years ago

Even Our Youngest Learners Can Utilize Ed Tech

The DoE's latest report claims even preschool learning can be enhanced by ed tech.

FROM  |  Nov 22, 2016  |  2 years ago

Taking Wearable Tech Beyond The Gym

Wearables popular for fitness may have a place in the classroom for students with disabilities.

FROM  |  Nov 22, 2016  |  2 years ago

3-D Printing in the Classroom Brings Ideas and Learning to Life

Today, through innovation, active online maker communities, and a significant drop in size and pricing, 3-D printers have moved beyond just being the latest “cool tool” to enabling impressive results in K-12 and higher education classrooms.

Lenovo PerspectiveLENOVO PERSPECTIVE  |  Nov 21, 2016  |  2 years ago

Investment And Outcomes: A Balancing Act

Personalized learning means costly ed tech. IT staff can be a great resource for choosing wise investments.

FROM  |  Nov 11, 2016  |  2 years ago

Imagine Your Ideal Learning Space …

Then create it! From living rooms to coffee shops, teachers are modeling unconventional classrooms.

FROM  |  Nov 11, 2016  |  2 years ago

Seeing Triple

Schools will need to triple their bandwidth in the next three years. Start planning now!

FROM  |  Nov 10, 2016  |  2 years ago

Save Money With A Campus eBookstore

In an effort to lower costs, many campuses are moving their bookstores online.

FROM  |  Nov 08, 2016  |  2 years ago

Making The Most Of Your IT Budget

Demands for ed tech are up, but school budgets remain tight. A strategic plan can help.

FROM  |  Nov 08, 2016  |  2 years ago

How Can Teachers Aid In Mental Health?

The CDC believes teachers are in a unique place to spot early mental health issues.

FROM  |  Nov 07, 2016  |  2 years ago

Six Changes To Increase Accountability

In preparation for ESSA and new testing options, how will your school ensure accountability?

FROM  |  Nov 03, 2016  |  2 years ago

Is Your Bandwidth Up To Par?

High-speed internet will only become more important to the classroom. Are you prepared?

FROM  |  Nov 02, 2016  |  2 years ago

5 Ways To Minimize Security Risk

Campus safety is always top of mind. These technologies offer potential security solutions.

FROM  |  Nov 02, 2016  |  2 years ago

Protect Against Ransomware Attacks

The education industry has the most ransomware attacks. What can you do to protect your data?

FROM  |  Nov 01, 2016  |  2 years ago

It Pays To Think Big

How might IoT, or the Internet of Things, change education?

FROM  |  Oct 27, 2016  |  2 years ago

Choosing The Right Cloud Resource

Skepticism is giving way to adoption. Which cloud resource might best benefit your classroom?

FROM  |  Oct 18, 2016  |  2 years ago

Streamlining College IT Onboarding

Here are some tips for making the online onboarding process less painful for higher ed.

FROM Ed Tech Magazine  |  Oct 17, 2016  |  2 years ago

Planning For Cloud Adoption

Cloud adoption is coming soon for many schools. How prepared are you?

FROM  |  Oct 10, 2016  |  2 years ago

Safe in the Cloud? A Look at Security for Education

We previously explored the promise of the cloud for educators, yet there’s a public perception that cloud data is highly vulnerable. At the same time, many industry observers state the cloud is far safer than hardware-based systems. For educators, this issue will loom critical as more data and instruction go virtual. Who’s right?

Lenovo PerspectiveLENOVO PERSPECTIVE  |  Oct 10, 2016  |  2 years ago

Pave The Road To Ed Tech Efficacy

What more can you be doing to help fellow instructors embrace ed tech?

FROM  |  Oct 07, 2016  |  2 years ago

What’s Your Big Data Game Plan?

Prepare today for privacy and security concerns.

FROM  |  Oct 05, 2016  |  2 years ago

Assessing Our Kindergarteners

New research shows that minority and low-income students are outpacing their classmates in readiness.

FROM  |  Oct 04, 2016  |  2 years ago

The Promise Of Open Educational Resources

Maximize open educational resources to break free from textbooks and save costs.

FROM  |  Sep 27, 2016  |  2 years ago

Full STEAM Ahead: Resources for K-12 Classrooms

An emphasis on science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) is already an acknowledged national priority for workforce development and higher education

Lenovo PerspectiveLENOVO PERSPECTIVE  |  Sep 26, 2016  |  2 years ago

Putting A Price On Open Curriculum Courses

With the rising cost of college, are open curriculum courses affordable?

FROM  |  Sep 22, 2016  |  2 years ago

Partnering For STEM Resources

In the face of budget cuts and emerging technologies, it can be hard for schools to keep up without a bit of help. Collaborations can bring think tanks, engineering spaces ...

FROM  |  Sep 14, 2016  |  2 years ago

Education Business, Not Just Tech

IT leaders looking to advance in their careers will need to educate themselves on the education industry. Tech knowledge isn't enough. IT pros need to understand ...

FROM  |  Sep 13, 2016  |  2 years ago

Connect Your Campus Through IoT

Enhancing operational efficiences is just one benefit the Internet of Things has to offer to connected campuses. Insights about functionality can also be obtained.

FROM  |  Sep 13, 2016  |  2 years ago

How Classroom Mobility Will Become the New Normal

Mobility is here, but to quote author and futurist William Gibson, it’s been “unevenly distributed.” It’s true that the world is mobile-enabled, untethered, and moving at the speed of Wi-Fi and 4G. Indeed, real-time knowledge, partnerships, and connectivity are all a click, a tap, or a swipe away.

Lenovo PerspectiveLENOVO PERSPECTIVE  |  Sep 12, 2016  |  2 years ago

Ed Tech Priorities For 2016 School Year

Check out the top trends in ed tech for the coming year. Where does your school system stand, and where could improvements be made?

FROM  |  Sep 09, 2016  |  2 years ago

Making Budget Transparent To Professors

Getting a higher ed team on the same page when it comes to expenses could help educators and administrators make decisions that are more strategically aligned with future tech needs.

FROM  |  Sep 02, 2016  |  2 years ago

Into The Cloud And Out Of The Books

Higher education institutions are beginning to release the plethora of benefits that come with a complete switch to cloud-based networks. What lies ahead ...

FROM  |  Aug 29, 2016  |  2 years ago

Generation Code: STEM to the Rescue

There is an unprecedented demand for technology talent today, and well up there on the list is the need for coders—an entire generation of them. The problem is that we are not on pace to meet that demand. Recent investments in STEM have generated momentum among K-12 students, but more work and investment remains. One key to success lies in getting children engaged in coding as early as possible to foster their innate curiosity and strengths.

Lenovo PerspectiveLENOVO PERSPECTIVE  |  Aug 29, 2016  |  2 years ago

Get Your LMS While It’s Hot

Some of the major driving factors for the growing LMS market are increasing adoption of digital learning among corporate organizations and academic institutions, as well as the bring your own device (BYOD) trend. Furthermore, the market is expected to be driven by new opportunities, such as the growing use of wearable e-learning devices and emerging technologies like gamification and virtual reality.

FROM  |  Aug 23, 2016  |  2 years ago

Social Media Comes of Age in the K-12 Classroom

Social media seems to be everywhere. It’s part of how we receive news, shop, stay in touch, document our lives, and rate the world around us. School-age children and teens dominate the social media universe as well.

Lenovo PerspectiveLENOVO PERSPECTIVE  |  Aug 22, 2016  |  2 years ago

Crafting The Ideal Class Setting

Finding the appropriate classroom environment for the technology you hope to implement can be the difference in how ...

FROM  |  Aug 19, 2016  |  2 years ago

Your First Day At Application University

Take a seat in the classroom and learn about developing engaging and useful apps geared toward college students.

FROM  |  Aug 15, 2016  |  2 years ago

Providing Opportunities To Innovate

Be it K-12 or higher ed, systems worldwide are teaming up with tech makers and community organizations to craft innovation centers. See Clemson's state-of-the-art version.

FROM  |  Aug 12, 2016  |  2 years ago

An Argument For Class Cams

This author argues in favor of classroom cameras to document, and then address, disruptive behavior.

FROM  |  Aug 11, 2016  |  2 years ago

Addressing Ethics Of Education Data

School systems have the ability to gather large amounts of student data. This article may be a good starting point for your school as you address student privacy and ethics.

FROM  |  Aug 09, 2016  |  2 years ago

The OER You’ve Been Wanting

OER options are endless and time-consuming when it comes to finding the perfect resource for your classroom. Trusted sources like the Smithsonian Center make this easier.

FROM  |  Aug 08, 2016  |  2 years ago

Open Up to Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources (OER) present new advantages and disadvantages for educators looking for cheaper and more plentiful resources. The entry of big-brand publishers and necessary copyright and intellectual property considerations continue to change how educators might choose to implement OER as well. Let’s review what the future might hold.

Lenovo PerspectiveLENOVO PERSPECTIVE  |  Aug 08, 2016  |  2 years ago

ISTE Discussion: Is Ed Tech A Help Or Hindrance?

Choosing the right technology for your classroom is necessary for student success. Without the right PD and engagement, ed tech can quickly become distracting.

FROM  |  Aug 03, 2016  |  2 years ago

LMS: A Field Guide

During the past few years, learning management systems (LMS), already popularized in higher education, have seen increasing adoption among K-12 classrooms. LMS software provides schools with a digital platform for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting, and delivery of curricula.

Lenovo PerspectiveLENOVO PERSPECTIVE  |  Jul 28, 2016  |  2 years ago

Pedagogy Over Technology

For tech used actively rather than passively, ensure class tasks are method-driven. The SAMR model in this article outlines how one group of sixth graders are printing 3D prosthetic hands.

FROM  |  Jul 26, 2016  |  2 years ago

Change & Empowerment for Tomorrow’s Teacher

The explosion of ed tech, both hardware and software, is reshaping the K-12 educational landscape. Classrooms are morphing into makerspaces. Content is going digital. Cloud-based collaboration is reshaping teamwork. But what will be the future role of the teacher in this brave new world?

Lenovo PerspectiveLENOVO PERSPECTIVE  |  Jul 25, 2016  |  2 years ago

Promising Partnership Advances New Tech

Collaborations around technology, such as ASU Draper GSV Accelerator, can propel innovations into schools faster. Are there opportunities like this near you?

FROM  |  Jul 21, 2016  |  2 years ago

Outcome-Driven VR

As strides in virtual reality are made, experts guess that it is not far from classrooms. Finding innovative and creative uses for VR tech that go beyond ...

FROM  |  Jul 21, 2016  |  2 years ago

Involving The Right People On AV Setups

From the vantage point of a former higher ed tech manager, here's advice on project management for getting an AV classroom right.

FROM  |  Jul 18, 2016  |  2 years ago

An Implementation Road Map for Digital Textbooks

Former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has stated openly that he hopes paper textbooks will become extinct sooner rather than later. As the industry continues to evolve, it may finally be time for digital textbooks to realize their long-touted potential.

Lenovo PerspectiveLENOVO PERSPECTIVE  |  Jul 18, 2016  |  2 years ago

Growing Into Digital Content

Though technology is being quickly integrated into schools, some traditional materials, such as textbooks, are harder to give up. Technavio's latest market study shows ...

FROM  |  Jul 15, 2016  |  2 years ago

Up To Date With Upcoming Ed Tech

To prepare students for the workforce, Hungary is introducing 3-D printers in every school. Evaluating the impact of this and similar technologies will keep school systems sharp when it comes to ed tech.

FROM  |  Jul 14, 2016  |  2 years ago

Are You Maximizing Ed Tech Dollars?

Through LearnTrials, schools have discovered countless ed tech dollars are underutilized. How does your school measure up?

FROM  |  Jul 13, 2016  |  2 years ago

Higher Ed Admissions: Navigating CRM Options

Higher education institutions are increasingly leveraging customer relationship management platforms (CRMs) to collect, streamline and share prospective student data. These tools not only replace manual processes, saving admissions teams time, but they also enable real-time, often automated, communications flows to engage and track recruits.

Lenovo PerspectiveLENOVO PERSPECTIVE  |  Jul 11, 2016  |  2 years ago

Lenovo Steps Up To Bat In the Two-in-One Tech Game

Tech products that serve as two-in-one devices offer flexibility and convenience, and Lenovo is taking notice. Rather than the current trend of tablets for K-12 and notebooks for higher education, perhaps two-in-ones are the most viable solution.

FROM  |  Jul 07, 2016  |  2 years ago

Giving Students A Voice – In Multiple Languages

How can school systems aid the education of ESL students and prepare all students for expectations in a globalized economy? Simple: Implement a strong dual language program.

FROM  |  Jul 07, 2016  |  2 years ago

“Making Vision Reality”: Long-Term Plan For eLearning In Africa

At eLearning Africa 2016, representatives discuss and plan how technology can be leveraged to educate the young minds of Africa to equip them with tools to meet the future needs of employers and world economics.

FROM  |  Jul 06, 2016  |  2 years ago

Equity through EdTech: Bridging the Digital Divide

For many, educational technology represents the Holy Grail that will help promote and develop more equal academic outcomes. Yet there remains a serious resource divide between rural, resource-poor districts and families who may not have any internet access at home or school and other, urban and suburban students who have it at home, on their devices, and at school.

Lenovo PerspectiveLENOVO PERSPECTIVE  |  Jul 05, 2016  |  2 years ago

OER Expand Content Options For Educators

Here's one textbook you won't have to budget for, or maybe 200 of them. Open educational resources give teachers access to e-books, online courses, audio books, and more that may not otherwise be available to them.

FROM  |  Jul 04, 2016  |  2 years ago

Protecting Data Starts With Strong IT Staff

With an uptick in cybersecurity risks reported in the education sector, bolstered training for K-12 IT managers and strategic partnerships with outside vendors will prove vital in the coming years.

FROM  |  Jul 04, 2016  |  2 years ago

Online Learning Offers New Avenues

As online courses offer cheaper ways for students to pursue higher education, traditional courses and educational institutes must address the threats and benefits of the competition.

FROM  |  Jun 30, 2016  |  2 years ago

Deploying Devices With Direction

So, what happens after you hand out tablets and other devices to your students? It is critical to have a strategic plan for one-to-one device programs to ensure they become an integral part of instruction.

FROM  |  Jun 28, 2016  |  2 years ago

Creating Success Stories Online

Give 2U, an online program management company, a try to determine the potential success of online programs for your students. 2U could take some of the risk out of offering new programs.

FROM  |  Jun 22, 2016  |  2 years ago

Technology Enabled Assessment

“Did they learn anything? Could they have learned more, faster and in more meaningful ways with some other method of teaching?” It can be tough to tell, but technology is enabling both instructors and students to assess themselves and answer these questions.

Lenovo PerspectiveLENOVO PERSPECTIVE  |  Jun 20, 2016  |  2 years ago

Xerox Finding The Video Content You Want

Sick of watching a 27-minute video when only five minutes in the middle were relevant? Sorting through video content can be inefficient, but new Xerox technology shifts through video by keyword searches to help you find exactly what you want.

FROM  |  Jun 17, 2016  |  2 years ago

Fixing Classroom Feng Shui

With new learning tactics being employed, the generic teacher-facing-student setup might not cut it. Classroom layouts should be tailored for the collaboration you'd hope to see.

FROM  |  Jun 17, 2016  |  2 years ago

Bill Nye’s Newest Theory

Everyone's favorite "science guy" gives his opinions on the fast-paced movement of the tech world. For kids, he suggests engagement is most successful by allowing them to experience "the joy of discovery" for themselves rather than using the technology others have created.

FROM  |  Jun 16, 2016  |  2 years ago

Well-Integrated Tech Making Positive Strides

Edgenuity studied teachers' perception on the effectiveness of technology and found that well-integrated technology made for happy teachers. Those reporting a school with solid tech programs also indicated that this was helpful in acheiving goals.

FROM  |  Jun 16, 2016  |  2 years ago

Schools Shine On Social Platforms

As affordable as it is effective, when used properly, social media can be a vessel for engagement and response. See how these colleges and universities are doing it right. How can this be translated to K-12 settings?

FROM  |  Jun 15, 2016  |  2 years ago

Robotics Takes Education Beyond Classroom Walls

Telepresence technology is opening doors in and out of the classroom. New robotics advancements are making better engagement possible for traveling teachers, students in rural areas, and those who cannot physically access to a classroom.

FROM  |  Jun 10, 2016  |  2 years ago

Issue Of Engagement: How To Boost Student Interaction In Online Courses

Students give a nod to social media giant, Facebook, indicating prefer Facebook groups over traditional online discussion boards and forums for their courses.

FROM  |  Jun 10, 2016  |  2 years ago

Don’t Go It Alone In Data Security

Here are seven tips to minimize security risks at your school. How many do you already have in place, and what areas need improvement?

FROM  |  Jun 08, 2016  |  2 years ago

Affording Makerspaces

As schools everywhere are being to adopt the Maker Movement, their makerspaces highlight the wealth divide across school systems. Not everyone can afford 3D printers. So, how do we close this gap?

FROM  |  Jun 08, 2016  |  2 years ago

Techy Applicants

After experiencing technology throughout K-12, students will expect and seek tech-enabled college campuses. However, K-12 classrooms are adopting technology faster than public universities. How can you close this gap?

FROM  |  Jun 03, 2016  |  2 years ago

Assessing Teachers’ Data Needs

Learn how you can ensure that teachers receive the data they need in order to best assess student learning. Data dashboards are key tools for teachers; however, data must be timely and specific.

FROM  |  Jun 02, 2016  |  2 years ago

Show What You Can Do

Will digital badges become a new standard in college administration in addition to the global job market? They have indicated credentials and knowledge in the for-profit arena, and they now are expanding to education from K-12 to higher ed.

FROM  |  Jun 01, 2016  |  2 years ago

STEM For All

The DOE presents three categories of recommendations to improve student access to STEM. Which area does your school need to focus on? Are any areas missing from your current plan?

FROM  |  May 30, 2016  |  2 years ago

Develop A Digital Learning Site

Most campuses have both tech pros and instructors in need of tech learning resources. Northwestern University has a Digital Learning website to facilitate learning across the campus. How can you share knowledge to close these gaps?

FROM  |  May 26, 2016  |  2 years ago

Planning Before Spending

Avoid investing large amounts of money on technology for your school without a plan for exactly how this tech will improve your classrooms. Where would you like to go and how do you get there?

FROM  |  May 24, 2016  |  2 years ago

Drafting the Best Online Materials

Take a look at resources compiled by CoSN that can help teachers, as well as their school districts, choose the best online materials and minimize risk to ensure safe and productive use of digital tools.

FROM  |  May 20, 2016  |  2 years ago

Virtual Reality in the Classroom

Virtual reality is leaving science fiction and entering the mainstream domain. How might virtual reality help students apply career-like experiences to their learning?

FROM  |  May 18, 2016  |  2 years ago

Open Educational Resources Battle Piracy

The high costs of textbooks and educational materials often force teachers and students online in search of other, cheaper sources. How do we avoid piracy in the process? Open educational resources (OER) could help.

FROM  |  May 13, 2016  |  2 years ago

Getting the Internet for All

If your school is located in a remote or rural area, you could benefit from the toolkit put together at Harvard University to assist in Internet connectivity and bandwidth challenges.

FROM  |  May 12, 2016  |  2 years ago

Be a Smart School

Have you considered what being a “smart school” could mean for your school? Networking and fueling your classrooms through the Internet of Things could increase efficiency and save costs.

FROM  |  May 10, 2016  |  2 years ago

Digitizing the Textbook

What kind of digital adaptations would you like to see in digital textbooks? With so many more possibilities online, videos and interactive activities are all elements to consider incorporating.

FROM  |  May 05, 2016  |  2 years ago

Four Tips For Engaging Higher Ed Data

How can data best be leveraged on college campuses overflowing with data? The Senior Institutional Leadership Council came up with four recommendations to aid higher ed leaders in gleaning more useful insights.

FROM  |  May 03, 2016  |  2 years ago

Who Thinks They Are Tech Savvy?

A new study reveals a disconnect between student and faculty perception of digital literacy: both groups feel they are highly literate while the other is not. How can we spark a conversation about these perceptions?

FROM  |  May 02, 2016  |  2 years ago

A Marketplace of Ideas

HMH launches marketplace to connect teachers, ed-tech developers, and technology companies online in order to share resources and ideas. Could your coursework and curricula benefit from joining the conversation?

FROM  |  Apr 29, 2016  |  2 years ago

How Schools Can Combat Hackers

In order for educational institutions to take a stand against hackers, school systems must keep staff informed and educated. But even more importantly, they must explain the why behind these safety policies.

FROM  |  Apr 28, 2016  |  2 years ago

Libraries Get A New Look, But Few Notice

Many people are missing out on the new technologies their libraries now boast. So how can libraries show students and families what they are missing? Set up in-person or virtual tours to increase engagement.

FROM  |  Apr 27, 2016  |  2 years ago

More Than The “Cool Factor”

Deciding the efficacy of ed tech tools is not as straightforward as you would think. How do you distinguish the “cool factor” from educational value? Take some tips from this piece.

FROM  |  Apr 24, 2016  |  2 years ago

Smarter Technology Choices Can Lead to a Greener Planet

In the United States alone, roughly 400 million consumer electronics products are discarded each year and make up 40 percent of the heavy metals, including lead, mercury, and cadmium, in landfills.

Lenovo PerspectiveLENOVO PERSPECTIVE  |  Apr 22, 2016  |  2 years ago

Collaboration Needed to Power Infrastructure

Now is the time to bring IT staff into conversations about technology needs, opportunities, and best practices throughout the school system. How can you help foster collaborative relationships between chief academic officers and IT pros?

FROM  |  Apr 20, 2016  |  2 years ago

Social Media: Balancing Security and Privacy

Amid heightened security concerns, many schools have adopted threat assessment programs that monitor social media for potential risks. How will your school system balance safety and privacy issues to adopt the right approach?

FROM  |  Apr 19, 2016  |  2 years ago

Assessing Efficacy of Ed Tech Tools

How do you know if ed tech tools really work? That assessment requires a clearly defined, desired outcome; the alignment of the selected tools with the teaching purpose; adequate time to assess effectiveness; and systematic measurement.

FROM  |  Apr 18, 2016  |  2 years ago

Benefits of Big Data

Mining big data allows schools to predict future trends, such as graduation rates. Follow University of California, San Diego leaders as they roll out the Time-to-Degree Early Warning System, a new tool for advisors, this fall.

FROM  |  Apr 15, 2016  |  2 years ago

Internet Under Attack

Distributed denial-of-service attacks can disrupt Internet use for your teachers and students. As the risk of such attacks increases, how vulnerable is your school system to these disruptions?

FROM  |  Apr 14, 2016  |  2 years ago

IT Issues: Matching Awareness With Action

Security is a top-of-mind issue for education organizations, but which IT security issues are most relevant? EDUCAUSE recently suggested that schools prioritize IT issues so that budgets can be used more effectively.

FROM  |  Apr 13, 2016  |  2 years ago

Education Requires Technology and Tradition

Even with technology driving much of today’s education, this article points out the continued need for tried-and-true tools. Writing instruments, paper, folders, and quality chairs aren’t going away anytime soon—regardless of technology innovations.

FROM  |  Apr 12, 2016  |  2 years ago

Playing Games for Education’s Sake

As virtual reality continues to develop in both gaming and education, the potential of using it to engage students is becoming more plausible. How could your leverage the use of gaming to educate your students?

FROM  |  Apr 08, 2016  |  2 years ago

Making Educational Transitions Easier

The transition from high school to college is exciting, but also scary and challenging for some students. Could more exposure beforehand, through technologies such as virtual and augmented reality, make the transition more seamless?

FROM  |  Apr 06, 2016  |  2 years ago

Come One Technology, Come All Technology

Teachers often allow laptops and ban smartphones in the classroom, despite the few differences between the two technologies. How can teachers more effectively navigate technology’s role in the classroom?

FROM  |  Apr 05, 2016  |  2 years ago

A Breakthrough in Back-End Interoperability

Throughout K-12 and higher education, new technologies are providing transformative access and enhanced learning opportunities. In an ideal world, they would be supported by a seamless and invisible infrastructure. The problem is, of course, we don’t live in an ideal world.

Lenovo PerspectiveLENOVO PERSPECTIVE  |  Apr 04, 2016  |  2 years ago

Creating a Roster Stacked With Innovators

Education is moving forward rapidly, and schools need leaders that can keep pace successfully. How are you ensuring that your school is recruiting innovators?

FROM  |  Apr 01, 2016  |  2 years ago

For Teacher Evaluations, Just Press Play

Teacher evaluations can be a stressful addition to plates that are already piled high. One study, the Best Foot Forward Project (BFF), suggests that incorporating video in evaluations might be beneficial for teachers and administrators.

FROM  |  Mar 31, 2016  |  2 years ago

The Textbook-Free Path: Where Does It Lead?

The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) isn’t just eliminating textbooks—they are also exploring shortening the length of semesters, and staffing fewer full-time faculty and more adjuncts. What major changes might be beneficial to your university?

FROM  |  Mar 24, 2016  |  2 years ago

Limited Access: A Speed Bump for Ed Tech

In a 2015 survey by Pew Research Center, students’ limited technology access outside of school was identified as major hurdle for teachers wanting to use technology in school. How is your organization addressing those disparities?

FROM  |  Mar 23, 2016  |  2 years ago

Recruiting 21st Century Knowhow

It’s imperative for universities to stay up to date with emerging tech trends so that they can arm students with relevant knowledge. Could recruitment help your organization ensure access to information about, and the potential for interaction with, emerging technologies?

FROM  |  Mar 21, 2016  |  2 years ago

Is There Room for Smartphones in Class?

Mobile phones have become somewhat of a fifth limb for students—most are never far from their smartphones. With that in mind, is it time to embrace, rather than ban, phones in the classroom?

FROM  |  Mar 18, 2016  |  2 years ago

Keeping Students Safe Online

Technology is a wonderful tool, but it can also put student safety at risk. How can schools contribute to student knowledge regarding safety precautions?

FROM  |  Mar 16, 2016  |  2 years ago

Embracing the IoT: Slowly, but Surely

The Internet of Things (IoT) could be a promising addition to education IT, but there are also risks, such as security, to consider. Should your organization charge full-speed ahead or take a wait-and-see approach?

FROM  |  Mar 15, 2016  |  2 years ago

Showing Parents the ‘Big Picture’

Parents have a lot to keep track of in terms of their child’s educational experience. How could an app that streamlines information help make the process easier?

FROM  |  Mar 10, 2016  |  2 years ago

Two Taps for Education

Social media isn’t just for students; Adam Welcome, a K-5 principal, thinks Instagram is a valuable tool that administrators should be using. How can your organization leverage Instagram, and other social media outlets, to forge stronger connections?

FROM  |  Mar 09, 2016  |  2 years ago

PD: Passing Time or Time Well Spent?

In the past, professional development (PD) success has often been evaluated from the perspective of hours spent, rather than competencies gained. Could a different approach, such as micro-credentials, be more beneficial?

FROM  |  Mar 07, 2016  |  2 years ago

Ed Tech Purchasing Decisions: The More the Merrier

When it comes to classroom technology purchases, teachers are not often involved in the process—despite their valuable perspective. What is the situation in your school district and how can you ensure that teacher and principal inputs are being considered?

FROM  |  Mar 04, 2016  |  2 years ago

Classroom Technology: Familiarity Wins

Even though innovations such as 3D printing, robotics, and artificial intelligence tend to spend the most time in the spotlight, familiar tools might be more practical for the time being. How are you incorporating these technologies into your classroom?

FROM  |  Mar 02, 2016  |  2 years ago

Virtual Desktops Maximize Convenience

Online classwork is often dependent upon access to specialized software. How can virtual desktops make access more easily available?

FROM  |  Feb 26, 2016  |  2 years ago

Meeting the Demands of Digital

Schools are going digital—after all, what choice do they have? Still though, as many forge full-speed ahead into tomorrow’s infrastructures, technology is trailing at their heels.

Lenovo PerspectiveLENOVO PERSPECTIVE  |  Feb 25, 2016  |  2 years ago

Making the Ed-Tech Plan Manageable

These days, educators need to be able to prove that learning has transpired. How does data help your organization meet that requirement?

FROM  |  Feb 24, 2016  |  2 years ago

Interoperability: Keeping Information Flowing in Education

As digital content continues to influence the learning environment, the list of log-ins, apps, and sources of information grows—alongside IT headaches. How can your organization promote interoperability?

FROM  |  Feb 23, 2016  |  2 years ago

Using Technology to Keep Parents Informed

While parents are an important part of the education process, keeping them in the loop can be a time-consuming task. What role can technology play in easing the burden of constant communication?

FROM  |  Feb 22, 2016  |  2 years ago

Digital and Non-Digital: A Delicate Balance

Technology often aids learning in the classroom—but not always. How can teachers ensure that their use of digital tools is helping, not hurting, the learning process?

FROM  |  Feb 19, 2016  |  2 years ago

Software Still Boasts Benefits

In recent years, web-based teaching tools have increased in popularity, while more traditional tools, such as software, have taken a backseat. Do software solutions deserve a second chance?

FROM  |  Feb 19, 2016  |  2 years ago

Technology vs. Teachers: An Even Match?

In some industries, technology is projected to replace routine labor. Will technology ever replace human teachers?

FROM  |  Feb 18, 2016  |  2 years ago

Designing the Perfect Layout for Learning

Technology is changing the way learners learn and teachers teach—and classrooms need to evolve. What are the best options for learning layouts that support 21st century initiatives?

FROM  |  Feb 18, 2016  |  2 years ago

Social Media: Connections, Made Simple

Education is fast paced. Social media tools such as Twitter, Voxer, and Periscope can be a valuable way for educators to forge otherwise out-of-reach relationships.

FROM  |  Feb 17, 2016  |  2 years ago

IT Staff: Hold on Tight

A recent report has revealed that attracting and retaining quality tech talent remains a key business challenge for many. How can your organization work around trends to ensure that IT work is completed successfully?

FROM  |  Feb 15, 2016  |  2 years ago

Education’s Mobile Movement

India’s education market has become inundated with edtech startups eager to meet learning needs in innovative, mobile-driven ways. How will this trend impact educators around the world?

FROM  |  Feb 10, 2016  |  2 years ago

The Case for Richer Online Content

Content is king in many cases, and education is no exception. How can organizations better leverage the educational potential of digital content?

FROM  |  Feb 09, 2016  |  2 years ago

Building Your Classroom for the 21st Century

Learning spaces used to be practically devoid of diversity. Traditionally, those referencing a “learning space” have been referring specifically to the classroom, or perhaps a library. In the 21st century, with the continued addition of technology, the term has gotten fuzzier; a learning space can now be any place, anywhere.

Lenovo PerspectiveLENOVO PERSPECTIVE  |  Feb 08, 2016  |  2 years ago

Make Way for the Phablets

Lenovo's Sam Morris explains the Chromebook's success in the US education market, and how the company supports whatever ecosystem schools want.

FROM  |  Feb 04, 2016  |  2 years ago

2016: Keeping a Close Eye on Information Security

As education leaders go full speed ahead into 2016, there are many things to be mindful of, with information security topping the list. How prepared is your organization against security threats?

FROM  |  Jan 28, 2016  |  2 years ago

Zuckerberg Invests in Student Evaluation

Measuring progress in the classroom is no easy task; every student is different. Recently, Mark Zuckerberg invested in a company, called MasteryConnect, which provides software to help teachers successfully evaluate students.

FROM  |  Jan 26, 2016  |  2 years ago

Addressing the Digital Divide

Technology is a grand tool, but what about those who don’t always have access? New legislation put forth in Congress, called the Digital Learning Equity Act of 2015, would exist to make necessary technology available to students outside of the classroom, targeting the “Homework Gap.”

FROM  |  Jan 25, 2016  |  2 years ago

A Balancing Act: Data Benefits vs. Parent Concerns

Many parents can understand the potential benefits of using student data to support better educational outcomes. Still though, school systems need to both use data carefully and address common security and privacy concerns.

FROM  |  Jan 22, 2016  |  2 years ago

LMS: Build, Buy, or Both?

When it comes to learning management systems, many schools are left to debate a DIY approach or a vendor-based approach. Could a hybrid serve unique needs more effectively?

FROM  |  Jan 21, 2016  |  2 years ago

France Brings Schools Into the Digital Age

Digital tools offer great promise for education initiatives, but they must be implemented strategically. How can France’s plan for digital technology in education inspire your school’s approach?

FROM  |  Jan 21, 2016  |  2 years ago

Tablets in Higher Ed, Part 2: A Focus on Functionality

Tablets are a prominent part of today’s college campus culture, but oftentimes their use is not inspired by educational purpose. Instead, tablets are used primarily as extensions of students’ phones in their personal lives.

Lenovo PerspectiveLENOVO PERSPECTIVE  |  Jan 21, 2016  |  2 years ago

Tablets in Higher Ed, Part 1: Pushing Past Social Use

Right now, tablets do play a role on college campuses. However, despite new technology’s acceptance outside of classroom walls, actual classrooms seem stuck in their traditional ways.

Lenovo PerspectiveLENOVO PERSPECTIVE  |  Jan 20, 2016  |  2 years ago

The Pros and Cons of Open Source Systems

Open source systems have benefits, but hidden costs are often lurking behind their “free” appeal. What pros and cons should you be considering when you debate an open source LMS?

FROM  |  Jan 19, 2016  |  2 years ago

The Finances Behind Education Technology

According to research from CB Insights, venture and equity financing for ed tech startups reached $2.98 billion last year. Where is the money going and why?

FROM  |  Jan 18, 2016  |  2 years ago

Connecting to a Community of Educators

Educators have the capacity and desire to learn, too – and much of that could come from their peers. New eLearning initiatives can give educators access to a variety of educational materials from around the globe.

FROM  |  Jan 15, 2016  |  2 years ago

Education Websites: Keep in Mind Who Is Visiting

College websites are at the forefront of many initiatives: enrollment, student interest, parent confidence, university image, and more. Could using personas help marketers to hone in on successful usability?

FROM  |  Jan 13, 2016  |  2 years ago

Internet Connectivity Is Not a Guarantee

The Internet is often entangled with learning initiatives in today’s educational environment. However, CoSN’s Annual Infrastructure Survey shows that connectivity is still an obstacle for some school systems.

FROM  |  Jan 06, 2016  |  3 years ago

Creating Social Media Success Stories in Education

Social media can be a noteworthy tool for universities – and not just for communicating with students. If used strategically, social media can play a role in engagement, education, fundraising, and more.

FROM  |  Jan 01, 2016  |  3 years ago

Badging is for Teachers, Too

Badging is being widely considered in the education space as a means to engage students and encourage progress. Could digital badges also prove useful during professional development initiatives for teachers?

FROM  |  Dec 31, 2015  |  3 years ago

Preparing for a New Wave of CIOs

A new IT trends report anticipates that many of today’s CIOs will be exiting the workforce in due time. What can organizations do now to ensure that they are ready to meet these changes with confidence?

FROM  |  Dec 30, 2015  |  3 years ago

Making Data Matter

Data is abundant in education, but without use, what difference does it make? MIT researchers have created a “Data Science Machine” that can supplement human interpretation with technology-driven intuition, making effective use of data more likely.

FROM  |  Dec 29, 2015  |  3 years ago

Does Student Testing Deserve Good Marks?

Like it or not, testing is still a fundamental part of education. However, a recent report from the Washington-based Council of the Great City Schools reveals that current testing is often redundant and ineffective.

FROM  |  Dec 29, 2015  |  3 years ago

The Promise of Open Educational Resources

Open educational resources give teachers and students the ability to break free from traditional textbooks and achieve cost savings. How can teachers make the most of what is readily available?

FROM  |  Dec 28, 2015  |  3 years ago

The Promise of the Cloud for Educators

Technology is ever-changing and often iterating overnight. As technology use grows within schools, educators should look for opportunities to fight the constraints of tradition and replication with a focus on constant improvement.

Lenovo PerspectiveLENOVO PERSPECTIVE  |  Dec 28, 2015  |  3 years ago

Star Schools Reimagining Education

Innovation plays a huge role in education, but advancing strategically can be easier said than done. This list of innovative trailblazers can serve as a source of inspiration for others.

FROM  |  Dec 25, 2015  |  3 years ago

Big Data, Big Influence

How does big data influence companies, both big and small?

FROM  |  Dec 24, 2015  |  3 years ago

Looking Past Edtech Ambiguity

There is no shortage of education technology companies, but sometimes even after research, it can be hard to understand what each one offers. Why is edtech content often so vague and how can companies better communicate value?

FROM  |  Dec 21, 2015  |  3 years ago

PD for Administrators: A Principal Concern

Professional development is an important part of ensuring progress throughout any school. However, for progress to be apparent at all levels, teachers can’t be the only ones benefiting from furthered education and development.

FROM  |  Dec 21, 2015  |  3 years ago

IT Security: Defending Higher Ed Organizations

Security is an issue across the board in education, but higher ed organizations are an especially at-risk target. What preventative measures, such as the addition of a CISO, could help meet growing security needs?

FROM  |  Dec 16, 2015  |  3 years ago

Collaboration via Google Classroom

Updates to free Google Classroom software include collaboration and class management capabilities.

FROM  |  Dec 15, 2015  |  3 years ago

Learning Space: An Evolving Definition

What does “learning space” mean in today’s system and what might it mean tomorrow?

FROM  |  Dec 08, 2015  |  3 years ago

The Cloud: Managing Change

Change management is a common challenge for universities who have adopted cloud technology.

FROM  |  Dec 08, 2015  |  3 years ago

Wanted: Education Tools That Work

The US government wants the educational industry to hold technology tools to higher standards.

FROM  |  Dec 07, 2015  |  3 years ago

Make Your Website Worthwhile

Websites are an essential aspect of communication for many schools, but many have fallen into a “build it and they will come” philosophy. How could your school’s website improve to make it a more valuable resource for parents, students, and educators?

FROM  |  Nov 12, 2015  |  3 years ago

Perfecting E-Portfolio Efforts

E-portfolios can be a helpful tool to offer both to students and professors – but implementation isn’t always easy. How can organizations learn from the struggles and successes of institutions that have done it before?

FROM  |  Nov 11, 2015  |  3 years ago

Navigate eLearning With Different Technology

Technology is shifting – consumers are spending more and more time with mobile devices such as phones and tablets. For organizations that offer eLearning courses, it is important to cater to trends in order to better engage with the audience at hand.

FROM  |  Nov 09, 2015  |  3 years ago

Innovation Through Stronger IT Management

EDUCAUSE 2015 has raised IT management as a potential point of improvement for universities that wish to innovate. How can those in charge do more to attract and keep the interest of the “best and brightest” talent?

FROM  |  Nov 04, 2015  |  3 years ago

To Prevent Cyberattacks, Be Proactive

Cyberattacks are a real threat throughout higher ed – it has become increasingly important for organizations to take an active role in their prevention. Some universities may want to consider new structures, such as Penn State's new Office of Information Security.

FROM  |  Nov 03, 2015  |  3 years ago

NYC Calls for More Computer Science

In many schools across the United States, computer science initiatives are lacking. New York plans to tackle the issue straightaway with a plan titled “Computer Science for All” that entails delivering a computer science education to every student in the New York public school program.

FROM  |  Oct 28, 2015  |  3 years ago

Ed-Tech: Making Smart Investments

In today’s market, institutions are bombarded with technology investment options. However, with tight budgets as an industry-wide concern, decision makers need to exercise caution while choosing what investments are right for their organization.

FROM  |  Oct 23, 2015  |  3 years ago

The Power of a Productive Space

Productive learning, invention, and higher levels of thinking can often be attributed to the right environment. Across the country, forward-thinking institutions are exploring options for spaces designed to encourage innovation.

FROM  |  Oct 14, 2015  |  3 years ago

ICT: Part of Education’s Bare Necessities

Education has become a stage of ICT and Internet connectivity – and it’s important for all students at basic school levels to be exposed. This article covers the establishment of new ICT Centres in the Cape Coast North Constituency, which will hopefully aid in improving student knowledge and experimentation.

FROM  |  Oct 09, 2015  |  3 years ago

Make Way for the Internet of Things

No ifs, ands, or buts about it – the Internet of Things is coming to education. Accompanied by the need for wide-ranging changes in security, bandwidth, legalities, and more, the IoT isn’t something to put on the back burner. This article gives professionals directions on how to prepare.

FROM  |  Oct 08, 2015  |  3 years ago

Unprecedented Support for Ed Tech

In the first half of 2015, investors showered educational-technology companies with $2.51 billion in funds. While no expert can dismiss that kind of support, some still question whether this trend will continue.

FROM  |  Sep 29, 2015  |  3 years ago

Encouraging the Interactive Lecture

How can the traditional lecture merge with interactive qualities for an educational win?

FROM  |  Sep 25, 2015  |  3 years ago

For Big Data, the Time Is Now

What should you be doing to ensure that your educational institution is positioned to leverage the promise of big data?

FROM  |  Sep 24, 2015  |  3 years ago

Using Data to Improve the Student Experience

Even in an environment where commercial technology has increasingly been shown to meet the needs of many schools and school systems, sometimes homegrown is better, as this South Mountain Community College discovered.

FROM  |  Sep 17, 2015  |  3 years ago

Classroom Technology: What Are the Rules?

As one school's use case points out, the introduction of technology tools in the classroom raises security and other issues that must be addressed through well communicated policy.

FROM  |  Sep 11, 2015  |  3 years ago

Amazon, Microsoft improve cloud storage tools

Amazon and Microsoft have joined Google in offering cloud storage that is more flexible and mature.

FROM  |  Sep 11, 2015  |  3 years ago

The Cloud: No Longer Taking a Backseat in the Classroom

Educational institutions start to embrace the benefits of Cloud technology

Lenovo PerspectiveLENOVO PERSPECTIVE  |  Sep 10, 2015  |  3 years ago

IT: A Growing Role in Education

As education and technology become inseparable, IT professionals take on critical roles.

FROM  |  Aug 15, 2015  |  3 years ago

Pursuing an Active Learning Environment

The latest AV technologies help to create a more active, collaborative classroom

FROM  |  Aug 11, 2015  |  3 years ago

The Importance of Updated Technology

Up-to-date technology is critical for today’s students – how can organizations keep up?

FROM  |  Aug 11, 2015  |  3 years ago

Higher Ed IT Leadership: The Hunt Is On

How can the industry develop a new wave of IT leaders?

FROM  |  Aug 11, 2015  |  3 years ago