Esports are a hot topic right now, and for good reason. Research suggests that the value of the global esports market was valued at $970 million in revenue in 2020, with projections that this value will more than double by 2025 and reach a total market value of $2.89 billion. Clearly there’s a growing appetite for esports in mainstream circles. […]
Budget maximization is a necessity for every school district. Most K-12 districts deal with some level of complication around purchasing new technology—whether they don’t have the budget for it or are simply unaware of the technology and financing options available to them. The districts that invest in new technology in a proactive and competitive manner often cover the costs strategically […]
Standardization is a common strategy in modern K-12 environments—from common study programs to age-based grading to uniform testing policies. But it’s no secret that many students struggle to learn in these standardized learning environments, and a growing body of research suggests that the one-size-fits-all approach of modern education holds some students back. Through increased virtual instruction and a growing number […]
With an enormous increase in phishing scams, malware attacks, ransomware schemes, and serious data breaches, the past two years have demonstrated that a strong cybersecurity system is essential for K-12 schools just as much as it is for corporations. The lack of adequate protection can be extremely disruptive and costly: from completely shutting down school operations to exposing students’ personal records, to costing millions of taxpayer dollars to pay ransoms.
In any environment, a broken device can be a big disruption to workflow. For K-12 schools where it is less common to have the budget to keep backup laptops or tablets on-hand and ready to go, broken devices can cause wasted time and learning distractions. Proactively managing the lifecycle of classroom devices—from purchase, to maintenance, to disposal—can seem pricey or time consuming up-front but offers significant benefits in the long run. Administrators should invest in a well-defined plan to deploy and manage devices across their schools and districts so that they are not surprised with unexpected delays, expenses, or security breaches down the road.