5 Signs Your K-12 Students Are Ready For A High-Tech Classroom
Most students are more prepared for technology in the classroom than parents and teachers may realize. In fact, even students from kindergarten to grade 5 or 6 are often ready for high-tech classrooms before their teachers are prepared to integrate that technology.
3 Things to Consider Before Upgrading Your K-12 School’s Technology
As the age of technology marches on through the 21st century, it has changed the face of education and created new ways to both teach and learn. Technology integration in the classroom is a major initiative to develop technological literacy in K-12 students in order to prepare them for life beyond school.
Can A Chromebook “1-to-1” Model Be Half the Cost of Other Models?
Over the past two school years, use of Chromebooks at BEYOND Technology Education (BTE) client schools across the U.S. has increased by 20%. The cost is often times half of traditional mobile solutions. These schools are transforming from single computer labs to mobile environments with technology-rich curriculum. Saint Joachim Catholic School in Costa Mesa, Calif. …
How to Avoid the FBI Seizing Your School’s Records
Los Angeles, CA, January 12, 2015 — The Los Angeles Times reported Monday the key reasons why the FBI seized 20 boxes of records on December 1st, 2014 from LAUSD offices. The Times reported that the records were related to the ill-fated iPad roll-out and that there is now a criminal investigation being conducted by the …
Memories from Day 2 at ISTE 2013 with Beyond Technology
Day 2 of the ISTE Conference and “overwhelmed” seemed to be the word of the day, not just from us, but from everyone we talked to! There just seemed to be so much to see, so much to learn, and so many people to meet! Lots of information, tips and hands-on demonstrations. And if you …
Memories from Day 1 at ISTE 2013 with Beyond Technology
Around 20 thousand educators, thousands of vendors, and 100s of daily workshops are part of the San Antonio, TX ISTE Conference this year. It was an overwhelming spectacle to take in. The opening keynote, Jane McGonigal, was interesting and engaging, sharing her perspective on gaming in education. She kicked off the conference on Sunday night. …
Which 1:1 Tool is Best for Classroom and Mobile Computing
As school’s race to provide 1:1 (one mobile device for each students) technology for classroom and mobile computing to their students the debate continues… “What is the best tool for our schools to use in a 1:1 environment?”
With 1:1 or BYOD is Computer Curriculum Still Necessary?
As mobile student and teacher devices (iPads, smart phones, laptops, Chromebooks, Android and Surface tablets, etc.) become more commonplace in our schools, technology planning becomes more important than ever. The question I hear often is “When we move to a device friendly environment, ie. one-to-one, is student computer curriculum still necessary?” The answer is a …
4 Reasons Your School Technology Plan Outline Needs a Mobile App
When was the last time you turned to your smartphone to locate an ATM or a restaurant? How about to check your bank account, pay your bills, monitor your fitness program or buy those shoes you fell in love with? Maybe you just used your mobile phone to plan your next trip to the beach?