What Your School District Gains from VoIP

VoIP and unified communications has long been associated with the business community, but it is often overlooked as a fundamental part of most educational institutions’ IT infrastructure.

There are many benefits to utilizing VoIP communication instead of a traditional landline system. Take a look at some of the advantages your district stands to gain from VoIP: Read more

Top Chromebooks for Education Blogs You Should Read this Week

When it comes to hardware in ed tech, it’s all about the Chromebook. We know firsthand.

Want to do some more reading on the topic? Here’s some of the top blogs you should read covering security, durability as well as Chromebook competition.


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Endpoint Security for Chromebooks

If you’re an IT strategist for a school, you’ve probably gone Google – or are planning to do so like thousands of your peers across the U.S. and Canada.

That means you’re investing funds in Chromebooks for education, which may be a part of a 1:1 initiative of getting a machine to each student in your district.

While it’s true that Chromebooks come with an affordable price tag, going 1:1 means you’re investing in hundreds, maybe thousands of machines. Collectively it is a sizeable investment, and it’s your job to ensure the integrity and security of each machine, as well as your network. Read more

Will Microsoft’s ‘Surface Go’ Change Education Tech Hardware?

Last year, K-12 classrooms were taken over by Dell. According to research company Simba Information, a nationwide survey found that Dell Chromebooks and laptops were used most often in K-12 classrooms last year. Hoping to change that record and claim a larger piece of the pie, Microsoft has revealed a new hybrid tablet, the Surface Go, with its base model starting at just $399. That price point is significantly lower than the Surface Pro 4, which is the latest in its respective line, but the Surface Go obviously has more affordable build-in hardware and fewer bells and whistles. Read more

The Best Rugged Chromebooks for the Classroom

When you’re shopping for Chromebooks for education to be used by kids in a K12 environment, you’re going to be looking for models that can withstand some abuse. Machines are opened and slammed shut, they fall off desks and out of backpacks, and other items too may fall or be spilled on the Chromebooks. It’s the nature of this trade. Read more

Holograms in the Classroom? The Not So-Distant Future of Ed Tech

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Holograms—they are not just some scientific wizardry that you might see in today’s gaming technology.  Holograms are more than the ability to see pictures in thin air; they are the future of education. Sounds a little dramatic?  Well, maybe … but first let’s take a look at what holograms are. Read more

The Benefits of VR in the K12 Classroom

The new wave of so called “empathy technology” is proving a vital component in expanding the perspective of learners across the globe. The definition of empathy technology can be argued. Two of the most important components of every definition of the term are immersive communication and potential for distribution.

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Biggest Moments in Ed Tech History

Educational technology has experienced monumental advancements in the recent years that have highly influenced how IT decision makers and instructional designers in the education sector implement technology in learning institutions. Correspondingly, technology has shifted from being an external factor to becoming more fundamental in all forms of teaching. The discussion about the function of technology in the education sector and its impact on teaching go back several years. Read more

9 Ideas to Incorporate Google Expeditions into Your Lessons

Virtual reality is slowly becoming a powerful tool in the education sector aimed at transforming the future of learning. It offers teachers with a rare opportunity of reaching learners in unique ways by providing a three-dimensional learning environment. Playing around with virtual reality gear or a headset on your own or sharing the experience with a few learners and friends can be easy. However, bringing this experience to the entire classroom and involving all the learners at the same time can be challenging.

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