Summer reading list: modernizing IT and enhancing cybersecurity, plus a view of the bright side
Thinking of summer reading with digital teaching and learning in mind? Here are a few suggestions. Some are serious—think cybersecurity and IT modernization—but others are inspirational and fun.
The Future of Interactive Whiteboards
Craig Tranter is a former educator, and now serves as a technology presenter for Cisco. This blog is part of a series on advancements and opportunities in education. All views...
Solving the Puzzle of 21st Century Learning in a New Way
What happens when students are put on a bus full of technology and asked to problem-solve in a new way? They learn to collaborate, create and think critically. This is the concept behind iSchool Initiative’s “Escape the Bus” challenge. The bus has mobilized the popular escape room concept into a classroom on wheels. Players must […]
Add Creative Financing to Your Budget Strategy
Thanks for following our 2017 E-rate and funding blog series. Did you get your Form 470 posted? Today is the last date applicants can file a Funding Year 2017 Form 470 while still allowing the required 28 days for competitive bidding. If you missed this important deadline, or if E-rate is not going to cover […]
Assessment for Learning
Imagine a world where students aren’t assessed simply on the regurgitation of facts, but more on true understanding of material. This is possible through the strategy of group-based learning. With a powerful network and the ability to connect with remote experts and peers, you can open up new possibilities for students to collaborate, research and learn with others. Read […]
Cisco + E-rate Brings Digital Learning to Life
Socorro Independent School District in El Paso, Texas had a big challenge. They were looking to create an academy focused on specialized student learning, as well as creating a 1:1 learning network for their incoming freshman students. Despite being near the border of Mexico and serving a number of low-income families and at-risk students, they […]
How Curtin University is Building a Campus of the Future
Recently, we partnered with the BBC and Western Australia’s Curtin University to discuss taking education to the world and becoming a leading 24/7 tertiary institution. Our multi-faceted partnership with Curtin University, which reaches across teaching, learning, research and innovation, is underpinned by the digital campus. Five years ago, the university had no collaborative classrooms. Now […]
Mesa Public Schools Creates Vision for the Future
With 62,000 students, 10,000 employees and 87 schools, Mesa Public Schools in Arizona had a huge undertaking when looking to maximize the use of technology in the classroom. What started as a visioning process in partnership with Cisco, led to the comprehensive re-design of the district’s infrastructure a few years ago. Recently, the partnership with […]
Crafting a Vision for Empowered Learning and Teaching: Beyond the $1,000 Pencil
We are moving to a new reality where the added value of an educator will be measured less by their ability to transfer their knowledge and more by their ability to inspire students.