K12 Wireless Success Stories
Nov21

K12 Wireless Success Stories

K12 Wireless Success Stories Lawrence County Schools With the increasing availability of wireless devices and a desire to pursue a BYOD or 1:1 initiative, Lawrence County Schools has been working for the past three years to increase the capabilities of its network infrastructure to support a full scale wireless roll out. A reliable and easy to manage wireless solution was very important to network administrator Bobby Dawson. “InCare...

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How a successful 1:1 classroom operates
Jun14

How a successful 1:1 classroom operates

Carroll High School,  a brand new high school within The Ozark City School System, has just successfully completed its first year of a fully functioning 1:1 initiative during the 2013-2014 school year. “Ozark has a jump on the future with its technology and educational innovations. Computer technology labs are available at every school. The school system also boasts of three state-of-the-art smart (Distance Learning) classrooms at the...

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Step by step guide: How to Prevent Cyber Bullying
Jun09

Step by step guide: How to Prevent Cyber Bullying

Amanda Todd. Rebecca Sedwick. Hope Witsell. You may be familiar with these names. All three of these students committed suicide as the result of cyber-bullying.  Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It results in more than 4,500 deaths annually. Not all youth suicides are the result of cyber-bullying.  Some are the result of traditional...

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How to master the 1:1 planning process and receive incentives
Jun02

How to master the 1:1 planning process and receive incentives

So, we just have to know. Is your notebook tougher than a 5th grader? Today marks the opening day of the AETC conference held in Birmingham, Alabama. We are so honored to be a part of their 20th Anniversary in which the Steering Committee and Montgomery County Schools have been tirelessly dedicated to the professional development of educators throughout the region. During that time “this Conference has played a key role in...

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Finding the bright spot in Alabama education trends
May25

Finding the bright spot in Alabama education trends

At this point the Education issues going on in Alabama and Mississippi schools are not a big surprise. But after reading today’s front page story in the Montgomery Advertiser on “An education out of reach.” I was surprised, by the overwhelming amount of failure showcased with no semblance of a solution offered up. If you’re like me, you’re tired of hearing about all the problems in education and not much about how to...

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Virtual web unlocks Augmented Reality for your classroom
Apr28

Virtual web unlocks Augmented Reality for your classroom

There has been lots of discussion about the power of using Augmented Reality as an educational tool. Every day brings news of another innovative way AR can be used in the classroom. The ability to overlay digital content onto the real world via triggers like images and locations opens up a world of educational opportunities. Each day, students are using AR to make their artworks interactive, to solve mathematical problems, to interact...

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Guide to edtech implementation for education decision makers
Apr15

Guide to edtech implementation for education decision makers

Check out our recent interview with Darryl Vidal concerning his new book “Next Practices, an executive guide for education decision makers” we were able to dive deep into some of the more practical solutions for education decision makers. This includes strategics concerning the best practices when it comes to successfully implementing a  1:1 program into a school district. Next practices is a ground breaking advisory book...

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6 tools everyone In the edtech industry should be using
Apr09

6 tools everyone In the edtech industry should be using

The more we dive into the trending progressions in the world of education technology the more excited I get over the possibilities of what my children will be able to learn and what they will become as a result. Although we will always be moving forward in technology, we are currently standing in a very exciting time in education. The way in which the classroom has been conducted for the past hundreds of years is changing. Right now!...

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How to effectively go paperless in your classroom
Apr01

How to effectively go paperless in your classroom

What do you think of when you hear the words “school locker”? You may have fond memories of trying to make it to your locker at just the right time to see that certain someone, or nightmares about all the trouble you got into because you forgot your combination (…again) and showed up late to class. I’m sure most of us have an interesting “ school locker” story to share and I’m sure most stories are rather...

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Grab a hammer and let’s build towards success of the future classroom
Mar16

Grab a hammer and let’s build towards success of the future classroom

If you try to use a hammer to loosen a screw, you will fail. If you try to use jumper cables to put together a birdhouse, you will fail. The perfect contraption combination in any situation is when the correct tool is used to accomplish the task at hand. Now, get out a hammer, nails and some hearty lumber and we can successfully build something useful that is meant to last. The same concept holds true in the classroom when it comes to...

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