education

September 30, 2013

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Back to School With Tech

It’s back-to-school time once again. Whether it is smartphones, tablets or laptops –devices and the classroom are more intertwined than ever before. Thanks to the growing connections in the Internet of Everything (IoE), it is now easier than ever to integrate the device into the classroom. With college costs on the rise, there is no […]

September 18, 2013

PERSPECTIVES

Los Angeles Unified School District – iPads for Everyone!

Earlier this year, Los Angeles Unified School District announced a $30 Million deal with Apple to distribute iPads to every single one of their estimated 650,000 students. This marks a milestone in public education as the first ever school district to deploy this kind of device to each and every student. Over the past several […]

September 12, 2013

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Ask The Futurist: “How Will the Internet of Everything Impact Teachers’ Roles in the Connected Classroom?”

Chalkboards. Textbooks.  Stacks of papers and folders. All of these items can make anyone a little nostalgic and remind us of our time in primary and secondary school. While basic fundamentals remain the same, classrooms are evolving. The reason? The Internet. This year’s back-to-school season has sparked many conversations around the future of the classroom. […]

September 9, 2013

DIGITAL AND SOCIAL

Decoding Social Media Measurement

Have you ever felt like measuring social media was like a trying to crack a secret code? Sometimes it’s difficult to figure out what data is important to measure out of all the information we are receiving. And as social media continues to become more of the way business is conducted, I’ve seen a shift […]

September 5, 2013

EDUCATION

We’re Flipping Learning in Texas: Tech Trends in Action

What if we could change learning in the classroom to better suit students’ needs and accommodate individual learning styles? That’s exactly what Denton Independent School District in Texas is doing through flipped learning and collaborative video technology. In his recent blog, Barry Fox describes what the future of education looks like at Denton ISD, and […]

September 5, 2013

EDUCATION

Connecting Every School in America To High – Speed broadband

In every school district in America today, educators are faced with a simple, yet critically important, question.  How do we obtain, implement, and integrate transformative technology into all of our schools and classrooms? Some districts have embraced technology and put mobile and collaborative devices in the hands of students.   In The Katy School District in […]

September 4, 2013

EDUCATION

New Technology = Less Textbooks

Back to school madness is in full swing in our house. That means early alarms going off, rushing around in the morning and cranky kids. However, there is something new this year at least in our household. There aren’t books all over the dining room table like last year. That’s because our son’s High School […]

Cisco Supports Citizen Schools as a National Leadership Partner

Citizen Schools, a national nonprofit organization that partners with middle schools to expand the learning day for underserved students, today announced Cisco as a new National Leadership Partner. Cisco and the Cisco Foundation have supported Citizen Schools since 2009, providing more than $1.24 million in grants and products to help the program expand from 10 schools in five states to […]

August 20, 2013

DIGITAL AND SOCIAL

Powerful Combination: Employees and Social Media

I keep thinking about the phrase “power to the people” and thinking it’s definitely taken a whole new meaning when it comes to engaging employees in social media. During today’s Let’s Chat! #Ciscosmt Twitter chat with Cisco’s Petra Neiger (@Petra1400) and Salesforce.com’s Jennifer Burnham (@JennyDBurnham), we got a first-hand look at the ways employees can […]