Computer-held testing has become an integral part of the education system, providing educators with a convenient and efficient way to assess students’ knowledge and skills. As we discussed in our last blog, 3 Common Device Issues That Disrupt Standardized Testing, schools often encounter disruptive device issues on testing days.
Integrating technology into the K-12 education system has become essential in today’s rapidly evolving world. EdTech (Educational Technology) solutions offer numerous benefits, including personalized learning experiences, improved student engagement, and streamlined administrative processes. However, many schools face budget constraints that hinder their ability to invest in the necessary hardware and software. That’s where grants come in. Securing grants can provide the financial aid needed to bring EdTech into classrooms, empowering students and teachers alike. This comprehensive guide will explore the top EdTech grants available to K-12 schools in 2024.
As we enter 2024, several key trends and challenges are likely to shape the landscape of K-12 EdTech. From device lifecycle management to program sustainability, there are several challenges and considerations educators and administrators may need to address. In this article, we’ll delve into the key trends and challenges 2024 has in store for k-12 education technology.
In the fast-paced world of K-12 education, having a reliable printer is essential. From printing worksheets and assignments to creating colorful visuals and educational materials, a high-quality printer can greatly enhance the learning experience for both teachers and students. When it comes to choosing a printer for K-12 schools, HP is a brand that stands out for its reliability, performance, and innovative features. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the best HP printers for K-12 schools, taking into consideration key features such as printing speed, cost efficiency, print quality, connectivity options, and security features.
Technology has revolutionized how we live, work, and learn in today’s rapidly evolving world. Education technology has the power to enhance collaboration, improve engagement, and provide personalized learning experiences to students like never before. Unfortunately, financial limitations often hinder schools from fully embracing edtech in the classroom. Microsoft’s “Shape the Future” program is a commendable initiative to empower education by providing access to affordable technology solutions for K-12 communities.
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 with private or federal financing options.
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.
Before the pandemic, esports was becoming more than just a buzzword amongst K-12 decision makers. Many schools were implementing programs or beginning the necessary research in order to move forward with a program. As with most things, talk of esports halted in February as Covid-19 took precedence and remote and distance learning took center stage. However, esports is still a […]
Education technology has made leaps and bounds over the past half-decade, and progressive school districts across the nation are reaping the benefits. The use of education technology in the classroom has been linked to better teacher and student satisfaction, better learning outcomes, and more student engagement. Yet, many school districts do not have a district-wide technology plan; instead, individual schools […]
Education technology continues to evolve and allow school districts and their educators to take advantage of technological innovations. First it was the advent of the computer and the Internet. Then, software-as-a-service and cloud computing changed the game. The latest innovation is device-as-a-service (DaaS), which can place a computing device in every classroom, for every student, managed just like any other […]