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October 18th, 2017

Identifying wolves among sheep in the age of student cyberbullying

By Darius Goodall
Director of Product Marketing, Barracuda
It's sad news when research centers can't agree on whether cyberbullying affects one-in-three, one-in-four, or one-in-five teens. It isn't the specific number that's important; it's the fact that the number never goes below 20 percent....

October 18th, 2017

6 musts when selecting an A+ identity and access management solution

By Radha Krishnan
Senior Product Analyst, ManageEngine
With IT becoming an important part of the classroom, choosing an IAM solution that can meet all these demands is crucial for the day-to-day function of schools and colleges. Here are some pointers to keep in mind while shopping for an IAM solution that’s...

October 17th, 2017

3 ways the modern school is becoming more like the modern workplace

By Blake Zalcberg
President, OFM
As the office has evolved to allow a more creative and collaborative workplace, many educators have taken note, bringing those same features to classrooms, school libraries, lunchrooms and other common areas....

October 16th, 2017

Why protecting students at school is much more than just internet monitoring

By Marcus Kingsley
CEO, NetSupport Inc.
The use of technology in schools has provided students with a whole new way to connect and communicate with each other and their teachers, in addition to being a great source for learning. However, on the flipside, access to the wider internet may mean...

September 29th, 2017

5 ways to apply Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to edtech for better outcomes

By Dave Saltmarsh
Global Education Evangelist , Jamf
According to American psychologist Abraham Maslow, all humans have the same fundamental needs (food, clothing and shelter), and these needs must be met before an individual is motivated to look beyond these basic needs. This motivational theory is commonly referred to as Maslow’s hierarchy...

September 28th, 2017

8 steps to effective K-12 assessments

By Dave Nelson, Ph.D
Senior Customer Success Manager, Performance Matters
Developing quality assessments can be challenging for a number of reasons. And, because assessments are essential in so many student-focused decisions, it’s important to get them right. Here are eight steps that teachers and curriculum directors can use to create high quality, effective assessments....

September 25th, 2017

How to make math a key part of your ELL curriculum

By Vinod Lobo
Founder and CEO, Learning Upgrade
Historically, English language learner (ELL) instruction has primarily focused on reading and writing. The reasons for this are twofold: 1) Reading and writing are the most obvious, immediate learning needs, and 2) federal and state reclassification requirements are focused on these subjects. Conventional thinking...

September 22nd, 2017

5 ways to use AV to prepare students for 21st-century jobs

By Scott Evans
Marketing Manager, Califone
Critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity—these are the “Four Cs” that P21 has identified as critical skills for 21st century learning. As educators rethink their lesson plans to cater to these skills, one focus area that could help is AV and media skills....

September 21st, 2017

For PD, the days of one-and-done are dead and gone!

By Carrie Drake
Curriculum and Training Specialist , Reading Horizons
According to research from the Center for Public Education, “one-and-done” professional development sessions for teachers simply don't work. With new standards rolling out every year, a one-class-covers-all approach just won’t cut it anymore. Educators aren’t that different from their students when it comes to...

September 20th, 2017

Think 21st-century learning is digital-only? Think again

By Ted Levine
President and CEO , Kids Discover
Every year, educational technology companies introduce new platforms, devices, and apps, all of which bring exciting new possibilities for teaching and learning. It is difficult—perhaps impossible—to find a school that has not adopted at least some form of digital learning into its curriculum, and...

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