EdTech - Technology Solutions That Drive Education https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/rss.xml en How to Embrace Unconventional Classroom Designs https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2018/04/How-to-Embrace-Unconventional-Classroom-Designs <span>How to Embrace Unconventional Classroom Designs</span> <span><span lang="" about="/k12/user/7651" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jena.passut_7651</span></span> <span>Fri, 04/20/2018 - 15:10</span> <div><p>Despite the abundant technology advances that have taken place over the past century, many classrooms still have something in common with the one-room schoolhouses of yore. Desks are arranged in orderly rows and the teacher stands in front.</p> <p><a href="https://www.gpaea.org/" target="_blank">The Great Prairie Area Education Agency</a> set out to change that. Chartered by the state of Iowa, the organization partners with more than 3,700 teachers and administrators to <strong>improve student performance</strong>. The agency launched the Room 21C initiative to create a learning environment designed to <strong>promote collaborative and personalized learning</strong> through the use of technology.</p> <h2>Make Use of Design Principles</h2> <p>Sally Lindgren, director of technology and innovation for the GPAEA, notes that <a href="http://www.centerdigitaled.com/k-12/Space-Race-How-Districts-are-Retooling-Classrooms-to-Teach-for-the-Knowlegdge-Age.html" target="_blank">one-to-one computing programs are rarely effective in the same old surroundings</a>. Room 21C, which debuted in 2014, provides areas for <strong>collaboration, creativity, communication </strong><strong>and</strong><strong> contemplation.</strong></p> <p>The classroom boasts an array of <strong>displays, writable surfaces, modular furniture, networked lighting, audio management</strong> and more. GPAEA and its partner schools incorporate these three design tenets for modern learning spaces:</p> <ul><li>The classroom furniture must be mobile and flexible.</li> <li>Each collaborative area must have access to a digital display.</li> <li>Each collaborative area must have a writable surface.</li> </ul><h2>Modernize Classrooms with Open Spaces</h2> <p>IT leaders can <strong>modernize their districts’ learning environments</strong> with some planning. To ease the process of bringing a vision to life, incorporate these best practices:</p> <ul><li><strong>Involve multiple stakeholders. </strong>When planning a modernized classroom, get buy-in from leadership, teachers, students and parents.</li> <li><strong>Ditch the status quo. </strong>Abolish the teacher desk at the front of the classroom and reorient furniture and fixtures to expedite circulation. Change patterns and make it easy for students and instructors to rotate through stations for project-based learning.</li> <li><strong>Take advantage of space.</strong> Dedicate multiple areas to flexible learning spaces and don’t overlook hallways or courtyards.</li> <li><strong>Embrace color.</strong> Accent an uncluttered, clean aesthetic with bright pops of color such as brilliant blue, energetic orange or calming green.</li> <li><strong>Power up.</strong> Ensure the new space has reliable broadband and ample outlets for powering equipment and recharging mobile devices.</li> </ul><p>To learn more tips, download the CDW•G white paper, “<a href="https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/resources/white-paper/keys-modern-learning-environment" target="_blank" title="https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/resources/white-paper/keys-modern-learning-environment">A Modern Learning Environment.</a>”</p> </div> <div> <div>Content Subtype</div> <div>Article</div> </div> <div> <div>CDW Activity ID</div> <div><p>MKT14P517</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>CDW VV2 Strategy</div> <div>Core</div> </div> <div> <div>CDW Segment</div> <div>K-12</div> </div> <div> <div>Original or Curated</div> <div>Original</div> </div> <div> <div>Customer Focused</div> <div>False</div> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-horizontal" data-url="https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2018/04/How-to-Embrace-Unconventional-Classroom-Designs" data-title="Here are some keys to adopting a #modernlearningenvironment in a #K12 classroom" data-via="EdTech_K12" data-button-background="none"> <div> <a class="pw-button-twitter"></a> <span class="pw-box-counter" pw:channel="twitter"></span> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-facebook"></a> <span class="pw-box-counter" pw:channel="facebook"></span> </div> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-horizontal" data-counter="true" data-url="https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2018/04/How-to-Embrace-Unconventional-Classroom-Designs" data-title="Here are some keys to adopting a #modernlearningenvironment in a #K12 classroom" data-via="EdTech_K12" data-button-background="none"> <div> <a class="pw-button-twitter cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&amp;q=https%3A%2F%2Fedtechmagazine.com%2Fk12%2Frss.xml%3Fdestination%3D%2Fk12%2Ftaxonomy%2Fterm%2F1166%2Fedit%26_exception_statuscode%3D403" target="_blank"><span class="pw-box-counter cdw-taboola" data-channel="twitter"></span></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-facebook cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-googleplus cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-linkedin cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-reddit cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-flipboard cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-email cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-vertical" data-layout="vertical" data-url="https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2018/04/How-to-Embrace-Unconventional-Classroom-Designs" data-title="Here are some keys to adopting a #modernlearningenvironment in a #K12 classroom" data-via="EdTech_K12" data-button-background="none"> <span> <span>Apr</span> <span>20</span> <span>2018</span> </span> <a class="pw-button-twitter cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-facebook cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-googleplus cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-linkedin cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-reddit cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-flipboard cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-email cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <div class="field-author"> <div id="taxonomy-term-" class=""> <div class="author-photo"> </div> <div class="author-info"> <span>by </span><a rel="author" href="/k12/author/edtech-staff"> <div>EdTech Staff</div> </a> </div> <div class="author-bio"> <p></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Pull Quote</div> <div> <p class="quote"><a href="node/"></a></p> <p class='speaker'> </p> </div> </div> <div> <div> <div class="blog-list"> <h4></h4> <div class="row"> <a href=""></a> <div class="contact"> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Performance marketing flag</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Tweet Text 3</div> <div>Create more #personalizedlearning by adopting a #modernlearningenvironment classroom. 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It brought a wide range of open handling issues. The main one was data, or better yet, <strong>Big Data</strong>.</p> <p><a href="https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/register?newsletter"><strong>SIGN UP</strong>: Get more news from the <em>EdTech</em> newsletter in your inbox every two weeks!</a></p> <h2 id="toc_0">Azure Offers Flexibility for Educational Technology</h2> <p>Having a “glocal” idea — a solution that applies locally, but also has a global impact — <strong>demands flexible capabilities</strong> from its technological realization. Since PROGNOSIS demanded dense data sampling from everyday interactions with smartphones and smartwatches, the only meaningful solution for Big Data archiving and handling was the cloud — specifically <a href="https://www.cdw.com/content/brands/azure/default.aspx?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIlvnG9b_E2gIVSVcNCh0WMwdDEAAYAyAAEgKa2_D_BwE&amp;cm_ven=acquirgy&amp;cm_cat=google&amp;cm_pla=Microsoft&amp;cm_ite=Microsoft+Azure+B&amp;s_kwcid=AL!4223!3!145716974760!b!!g!!+microsoft%20+azure&amp;ef_id=WgnWiQAAAMSBmWmW:20180418185517:s" target="_blank">Microsoft Azure</a>.</p> <p>What looked almost impossible for my students in the beginning, <strong>Azure made possible</strong>. Azure can archive and analyze data features from many users, allowing for large-scale computing processes and implementation of predictive analytics.</p> <h2 id="toc_1">Students’ Dream Project Becomes Real</h2> <p>What started as an idea with my four students at the Microsoft Imagine Cup, was exponentially enlarged in 2016 as a large-scale research project, <strong>Intelligent Parkinson’s </strong><strong>eaRly</strong><strong> detectiOn Guiding NOvel Supportive </strong><strong>InterventionS</strong>, or <a href="http://www.i-prognosis.eu/" target="_blank">i-PROGNOSIS</a>. The project secured <strong>$5 million</strong> in funding from the <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/" target="_blank">European Union’s Horizon 2020 research program</a>.</p> <p>Azure played a crucial role in the transition from PROGNOSIS to i-PROGNOSIS. It allowed for secure storage, scalability and reliability in handling behavioral Big Data from users across many countries in the most efficient way.</p> <p>The i-PROGNOSIS model empowered more of my students to <strong>get acquainted with Microsoft Azure’s capabilities</strong> and think of ideas that could set them as solution enablers in a world citizen perspective.</p> <h2 id="toc_2">Azure App Fights Classroom Bullying</h2> <p>In 2016, my four-student team, <a href="http://amandaproject.net/" target="_blank">AMANDA</a>, used Azure to archive, analyze and model behavioral data from the interaction of youngsters to form a virtual empathy museum. The team created a gamified virtual reality app to fight bullying by letting VR users experience its <strong>emotional impact</strong>.</p> <p>Team AMANDA won first place in <a href="https://blogs.microsoft.com/firehose/2016/07/28/category-winners-announced-in-microsoft-imagine-cup-setting-stage-for-fridays-world-championship/" target="_blank">World Citizenship at the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2016 World Finals</a> and the project transformed into a large-scale experiment with <strong>2,500 young people</strong>.</p> <p>My students have formed new teams since, again showing how Azure can help students’ innovative ideas, born within the educational environment, become research outcomes and tangible societal products.</p> <p>In fact, the Azure capabilities of virtual machines (multi-core, fast CPUs with big memory), mobile services, predictive analytics and machine/deep learning from Big Data, have been set as the effective vehicle for pioneering students to achieve massive scalability and make their ideas a reality.</p> <p>In this context, <strong>physical boundaries become obsolete</strong>. 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These students using @Azure set out to prove it:" data-via="EdTech_K12" data-button-background="none"> <span> <span>Apr</span> <span>19</span> <span>2018</span> </span> <a class="pw-button-twitter cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-facebook cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-googleplus cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-linkedin cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-reddit cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-flipboard cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-email cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <div class="field-author"> <div id="taxonomy-term-" class=""> <div class="author-photo"> <a href="/k12/taxonomy/term/11351"><img src="/k12/sites/edtechmagazine.com.k12/files/styles/face_small/public/people/Hadjileontiadis.png.jpg?itok=6Gc6UemD" width="58" height="58" alt="Leontios J. Hadjileontiadis" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="author-info"> <span>by </span><a rel="author" href="/k12/taxonomy/term/11351"> <div>Leontios J. Hadjileontiadis</div> </a> </div> <div class="author-bio"> <p> <div><p>Leontios J. Hadjileontiadis is an electrical and computer engineering professor at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece, and Khalifa University of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. He focuses on advanced signal processing, machine learning, biomedical engineering and active and healthy aging. Hadjileontiadis is the coordinator of i-PROGNOSIS, a research project funded by EU research program Horizon 2020 that aims to provide technology-based solutions to Parkinson’s Disease.</p> </div> </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Pull Quote</div> <div> <p class="quote"><a href="node/"></a></p> <p class='speaker'> </p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Performance marketing flag</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Tweet Text 3</div> <div>.@Azure helps students create award-winning, socially conscious projects:</div> </div> <div> <div>Tweet Text 2</div> <div>Will #BigData help combat #ParkinsonsDisease? @leontios314 and students placed at the #ImagineCup and got $5 mil in funding to research</div> </div> Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:02:48 +0000 juliet.vanwagenen_22746 40706 at https://edtechmagazine.com/k12 The Digital Citizenship Curriculum: Digital Literacy, Cyber Hygiene and More https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2018/04/The-Digital-Citizenship-Curriculum-Digital-Literacy-Cyber-Hygiene-and-More-perfcon <span>The Digital Citizenship Curriculum: Digital Literacy, Cyber Hygiene and More</span> <img src="/k12/sites/edtechmagazine.com.k12/files/articles/%5Bcdw_tech_site%3Afield_site_shortname%5D/201804/GettyImages-646831534-cropped_0.jpg" width="1440" height="560" alt="students learn digital citizenship" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <span><span lang="" about="/k12/user/7651" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jena.passut_7651</span></span> <span>Tue, 04/17/2018 - 13:59</span> <div><p>Like good hygiene, <a href="https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2017/04/3-basic-digital-citizenship-standards-all-educators-should-know-and-teach" target="_blank">good digital citizenship is a set of responsibilities all internet users should practice</a>. For K–12 students, lessons on <strong>how to use the internet safely and be effective online citizens </strong>are likely part of receiving any new classroom device.</p> <p>“We’re seeing a tipping point where schools are realizing that in order to have a successful technology integration, they have to have digital citizenship lessons alongside it,” says Kelly Mendoza, senior director of education programs at Common Sense Education.</p> <p>Common Sense is a pioneer in helping educators foster digital citizenship when new devices arrive and throughout the rest of the school year. But, what exactly makes up a good digital citizenship lesson.</p> <p>Well, it looks different depending on the student’s grade level, but largely lessons are made up of digital civility, digital literacy and cyber hygiene components.</p> <p><a href="https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/register?newsletter"><strong>SIGN UP</strong>: Get more news from the <em>EdTech</em> newsletter in your inbox every two weeks!</a></p> <h2>Digital Citizenship for Students at Elementary School Levels</h2> <p>For the youngest learners, Mendoza says that digital citizenship lessons should be kept pretty black and white. Elementary students should be taught how to stay safe online, but mainly, they need to learn that the online world is connected to the real world.</p> <p>“We help them understand that the <strong>internet is a real place made up of real people and communities</strong>,” says Mendoza.</p> <p>At this level, Mendoza says students are learning to treat people online just as they would in the real world. Also, with any conversations around internet security, Mendoza urges educators to bring parents in because they will likely be the gatekeepers of the world wide web for these students.</p> <h2>Digital Citizenship for Students at Middle and High School Levels</h2> <p>Generally, as students reach middle school, Mendoza notes that they will likely be getting their first smartphone, which can open up the conversations educators can have with their students.</p> <p>“In middle and high school, students are starting to make their own decisions about things that they’re doing, so lessons should be about helping them understand the consequences,” says Mendoza.</p> <p>Lessons in sixth through 12th grade look closer at <strong>privacy, ethical dilemmas </strong><strong>and</strong><strong> the digital footprint</strong>. At this level, Mendoza says students should understand that they need to ask permission before posting a photo with friends in it because it will also be part of their friend’s digital footprint.</p> <p>Also, students in these upper grades have a better understanding of specific cybersecurity topics like phishing.</p> <h2>Digital Civility Defines Online Interactions</h2> <p>A lot of the social interactions that K–12 students will have in their lives will occur online. With some of these interactions happening in schools, educators need to provide digital etiquette and digital civility lessons as part of the broader digital citizenship conversations.</p> <p>While civility and cyberbullying are a murkier subject matter than other aspects of digital citizenship, some schools have found interesting ways to build it into their lessons.</p> <p>For example, Scarlett Middle School in Ann Arbor, Mich., <a href="https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2016/12/university-michigan-teaches-digital-etiquette-middle-school-students">partnered up with student-teachers </a>from the University of Michigan for digital citizenship lessons before they rolled out devices to their students. Since the student-teachers were likely closer in age to the middle schoolers than their teachers, they were able to talk to students about how they should treat their peers online.</p> <p>Digital civility lessons sometimes occur indirectly as well. Manteca (Calif.) Unified School District fifth-grade teacher Tammy Dunbar and Concord Road Elementary (N.Y.) third-grade teacher Amy Rosenstein initially used Skype to connect their classrooms with those in other countries, <a href="https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2017/09/educators-use-skype-foster-empathy-toward-other-cultures"><em>EdTech</em> reports</a>.</p> <p>They found the connections with kids in other places gave their students more empathy and compassion and the realization that <strong>technology can make the world feel smaller</strong>.</p> <p>“We know that technology is going to be a huge part of the future. So not only am I preparing [the students] for that kind of world, but by using tech to teach them empathy and compassion, I hope I’m sending students out to make the world a better place,” says Rosenstein in the article.</p> <h2>Digital Literacy Curriculum Helps Students Navigate the Web</h2> <p>The majority of the resources that students access regularly are online, so it is particularly important for them to have the skills to assess the validity of information online.</p> <p>This is where digital literacy curriculum comes in. Recent research has found that <strong><a href="https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2017/03/putting-focus-media-literacy-digital-age">students are easily duped by false information</a> </strong>and struggle with the critical thinking required to evaluate content.</p> <p>Digital literacy lessons help students learn to read laterally, which means they have a healthy sense of skepticism and check their sources. Also, with proper digital literacy skills, students will be able to identify biases that might exist in some articles.</p> <p>Common Sense encourages students to consider six questions, based on work from the <a href="http://www.medialit.org/sites/default/files/14B_CCKQPoster+5essays.pdf" target="_blank">Center for Media </a><a href="http://www.medialit.org/sites/default/files/14B_CCKQPoster+5essays.pdf" target="_blank">Literacy</a>, when gauging the credibility of an online source:</p> <ol><li> <p>Who created it?</p> </li> <li> <p>Why did they create it?</p> </li> <li> <p>Whom is the message for?</p> </li> <li> <p>What techniques are being used to make this message credible?</p> </li> <li> <p>What details were left out and why?</p> </li> <li> <p>How did the message make me feel?</p> </li> </ol><h2>Cyber Hygiene Habits Foster Good Internet Use for Life</h2> <p>Cybersecurity is another major component of digital citizenship that schools need to be aware of, especially with <a href="https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2017/10/3-cyberhygiene-tips-k-12-end-users">cyber incidents on the rise in K–12 education</a>. As students are learning how to navigate the internet, they should also be learning how to navigate it safely.</p> <p>When<a href="https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2017/06/educators-offer-advice-about-teaching-good-digital-citizenship"> educators at Bremen Public Schools </a>are teaching their students how to use their devices, they also teach them how to protect themselves online. For example, educators are making sure that students are aware of the permanence of things they put online, as well as other privacy concerns.</p> <p>In 2017, Google designed <a href="https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2017/07/google-partners-iste-and-others-create-digital-citizenship-game">a comprehensive digital citizenship game</a>, which focuses on things like cyberbullying and civility, but also tackles educating students on phishing and other cyberthreats they might encounter. By gamifying the experience, younger students are able to better understand complex topics like privacy and security. </p> </div> <div> <div>Content Subtype</div> <div>Article</div> </div> <div> <div>CDW Activity ID</div> <div><p>MKT25498</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>CDW VV2 Strategy</div> <div>Core</div> </div> <div> <div>CDW Segment</div> <div>K-12</div> </div> <div> <div>Original or Curated</div> <div>Curated</div> </div> <div> <div>Customer Focused</div> <div>False</div> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-horizontal" data-url="https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2018/04/The-Digital-Citizenship-Curriculum-Digital-Literacy-Cyber-Hygiene-and-More-perfcon" data-title="Here's everything you need to know about #K12 #DigitalCitizenship from elementary to high school #StudentSafety #edtech" data-via="EdTech_K12" data-button-background="none"> <div> <a class="pw-button-twitter"></a> <span class="pw-box-counter" pw:channel="twitter"></span> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-facebook"></a> <span class="pw-box-counter" pw:channel="facebook"></span> </div> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-horizontal" data-counter="true" data-url="https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2018/04/The-Digital-Citizenship-Curriculum-Digital-Literacy-Cyber-Hygiene-and-More-perfcon" data-title="Here's everything you need to know about #K12 #DigitalCitizenship from elementary to high school #StudentSafety #edtech" data-via="EdTech_K12" data-button-background="none"> <div> <a class="pw-button-twitter cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&amp;q=https%3A%2F%2Fedtechmagazine.com%2Fk12%2Frss.xml%3Fdestination%3D%2Fk12%2Ftaxonomy%2Fterm%2F1166%2Fedit%26_exception_statuscode%3D403" target="_blank"><span class="pw-box-counter cdw-taboola" data-channel="twitter"></span></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-facebook cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-googleplus cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-linkedin cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-reddit cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-flipboard cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-email cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-vertical" data-layout="vertical" data-url="https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2018/04/The-Digital-Citizenship-Curriculum-Digital-Literacy-Cyber-Hygiene-and-More-perfcon" data-title="Here's everything you need to know about #K12 #DigitalCitizenship from elementary to high school #StudentSafety #edtech" data-via="EdTech_K12" data-button-background="none"> <span> <span>Apr</span> <span>17</span> <span>2018</span> </span> <a class="pw-button-twitter cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-facebook cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-googleplus cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-linkedin cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-reddit cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-flipboard cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-email cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <div class="field-author"> <div id="taxonomy-term-" class=""> <div class="author-photo"> <a href="/k12/author/meghan-bogardus-cortez"><img src="/k12/sites/edtechmagazine.com.k12/files/styles/face_small/public/people/authorpic.jpg?itok=Fy_wIKMK" width="58" height="58" alt="Meghan Bogardus Cortez" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="author-info"> <span>by </span><a rel="author" href="/k12/author/meghan-bogardus-cortez"> <div>Meghan Bogardus Cortez</div> </a> <a target="_blank" class="twitter" href="https://twitter.com/intent/follow?region=follow_link&amp;screen_name=@megbcortez&amp;tw_p=followbutton&amp;variant=2.0"><span>Twitter</span></a> </div> <div class="author-bio"> <p> <div><p>Meghan is an associate editor with <em>EdTech</em>. She enjoys coffee, cats and science fiction TV.</p> </div> </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Pull Quote</div> <div> <p class="quote"><a href="node/"></a></p> <p class='speaker'> </p> </div> </div> <div> <div> <div class="blog-list"> <h4></h4> <div class="row"> <a href=""></a> <div class="contact"> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Performance marketing flag</div> <div>On</div> </div> <div> <div>Tweet Text 3</div> <div>#DigitalCitizenship lessons help #K12 students navigate the #internet #StudentSafety #edtech</div> </div> <div> <div>Tweet Text 2</div> <div>Want to learn more about #DigitalCitizenship in #K12? Click here! #StudentSafety #edtech</div> </div> <div> <div>Shortened Url</div> <div>http://tech.mg/NkSzzB</div> </div> Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:59:03 +0000 jena.passut_7651 40701 at https://edtechmagazine.com/k12 Q&A: Class Tech Tips Blogger Monica Burns Explains How to Work with Digital Tools https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2018/04/qa-class-tech-tips-blogger-monica-burns-explains-how-work-digital-tools <span>Q&amp;A: Class Tech Tips Blogger Monica Burns Explains How to Work with Digital Tools </span> <img src="/k12/sites/edtechmagazine.com.k12/files/articles/%5Bcdw_tech_site%3Afield_site_shortname%5D/201804/monkeybusinessimages.jpg" width="1440" height="560" alt="Digital classroom" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <span><span lang="" about="/k12/user/7651" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jena.passut_7651</span></span> <span>Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:41</span> <div><p>Monica Burns first started working with educational technology in 2011 when she was teaching at a New York City school that was becoming a magnet school. The school received federal funding that included money for classroom technology.</p> <p>Starting in the fall of 2011, Burns spent two years working in a one-to-one environment with tablets in an elementary school setting. As a result of those early experiences, she began speaking and sharing what she learned locally with other districts. Today, she’s a full-time consultant and runs <a href="http://classtechtips.com/" target="_blank">Class Tech Tips</a>, where she blogs and <strong>writes about educational technology </strong>and works closely in the classroom with administrators, students and teachers. Her book, <a href="http://classtechtips.com/tasksbeforeapps/" target="_blank">Tasks Before Apps: Designing Rigorous Learning in a Tech-Rich Classroom</a>, was published last fall.</p> <p>Connect IT blogger Amy Brown spoke with Burns to discuss how technology can enhance a classroom experience.</p> <p><a href="https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/register?newsletter"><strong>SIGN UP</strong>: Get more news from the <em>EdTech</em> newsletter in your inbox every two weeks!</a></p> <h2><strong style="color: #c74037;">BROWN: </strong>What are some tips for teachers seeking to inject technology into their courses?</h2> <p><strong>BURNS:  </strong>Teachers need to be<strong> purposeful and thoughtful about the reasons they are using different tools in the classroom.</strong> Students must learn to become creators, work collaboratively and explore topics they are curious about on the devices. First, teachers have to identify what the learning goals are for students. Is it going to be content-specific, like understanding the causes of the American Revolution? Or is it big picture, such as learning how to collaborate more effectively with others? Once they identify the goal, then they should design a program so that the digital tools can enhance the learning experience.</p> <h2><strong style="color: #c74037;">BROWN: </strong> With the American Revolution example, how can technology enhance the experience?</h2> <p><strong>BURNS: </strong> The technology gives students<strong> access to resources they might not have been able to access in the past. </strong>This could include accessing primary source documents from the National Archives, or finding footage of re-enactments and pulling up artifacts or images on their devices easily. From a consumption and research perspective, it transforms that experience entirely.</p> <p>Students can also “show what they know” to create a product that demonstrates their understanding. They can do public service announcements where students can persuade other students to take one side or the other on an issue. Or, it might be that they are re-enacting a piece of history and sharing it with a local historical society.</p> <h2><strong style="color: #c74037;">BROWN: </strong> What other types of technology tools should districts take a look at?</h2> <p><strong>BURNS: </strong> Districts should <strong>look at new tools that help students access a virtual reality experience</strong>. Sure, I’m very excited about the prospects for Google Expeditions, but there are also lots of low-cost resources where a teacher can attach Google Cardboard to a smartphone and transport a student to a place where they can better understand a science topic or learn more about the setting of a book they are about to read. I’ve had the chance to work with students and teachers around the idea of how to use VR tools so students can take virtual trips to locations around the world they might not have a chance to visit.</p> <h2><strong style="color: #c74037;">BROWN: </strong> What questions should districts be asking if they are interested in deploying a one-to-one program?</h2> <p><strong>BURNS: </strong> There are a lot of decisions that come into play. Some schools choose a device because it works with a full keyboard or it works well with a specific testing application. Device decisions work best when school leaders think carefully about how <strong>students will be on-the-go using educational resources to enhance learning. </strong>Once they know that, they’ll be able to figure out which device works best for their population. Sometimes the testing app becomes a part of the decision, and I think that’s unfortunate. It really needs to be around what the students need to create content.</p> <p>When it comes to actual dollars, in some cases, it might be a PTA group doing the funding or a teacher raising money for one or two Chromebooks to use in their classroom. But with the districts I work with, it tends to be top-down and the districts get funding from Title I or Title III to serve specific populations. Overall, <strong>it’s important for parents to be a part of the conversation </strong>and that there continues to be communication as to why certain tools are being brought into their child’s classroom.</p> <p style="line-height: 20.8px;"><em>This article is part of the "Connect IT: Bridging the Gap Between Education and Technology" series. 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As a former educator and literacy and curriculum specialist, she serves as the voice of the educator, providing districts with firsthand knowledge and expertise about the impact technology can have in the classroom. She is a Certified Google Educator as well as a Microsoft Innovative Educator. Follow her on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/amybrowns">@amybrowns</a>.</p> </div> </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Pull Quote</div> <div> <p class="quote"><a href="node/"></a></p> <p class='speaker'> </p> </div> </div> <div> <div> <div class="blog-list"> <h4></h4> <div class="row"> <a href=""></a> <div class="contact"> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Performance marketing flag</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Shortened Url</div> <div>http://tech.mg/1LeahA</div> </div> Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:41:20 +0000 jena.passut_7651 40696 at https://edtechmagazine.com/k12 4 Tips for Controlling Shadow IT https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2018/04/4-tips-controlling-shadow-it <span>4 Tips for Controlling Shadow IT</span> <img src="/k12/sites/edtechmagazine.com.k12/files/articles/%5Bcdw_tech_site%3Afield_site_shortname%5D/201804/GettyImages-509258975%20%281%29.jpg" width="5760" height="3840" alt="shadow IT" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <span><span lang="" about="/k12/user/7651" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jena.passut_7651</span></span> <span>Fri, 04/13/2018 - 10:15</span> <div><p>For a K–12 IT department, one of the biggest security threats may be as sinister as it sounds.</p> <p>Shadow IT — <strong>the term for hardware, software </strong><strong>and</strong><strong> applications acquired by an organization’s users without going through the IT department </strong>— has become common, especially with the rise in inexpensive computing devices and widely available mobile and cloud-based apps.</p> <p>In fact, Gartner recently estimated that, on average, <a href="https://www.gartner.com/smarterwithgartner/make-the-best-of-shadow-it/ " target="_blank">40 percent of IT spending at companies is on shadow IT</a>. It’s likely that in K–12 school districts, where IT is typically more physically and logically distributed than in the average company, <strong>shadow IT may be even more widespread</strong>.</p> <p><strong>Shadow IT is a concern because it circumvents many standard processes </strong>— notably, security. If the school district’s IT staff doesn’t know the technology is being used, it can’t secure it or monitor and maintain its security over time. This makes shadow IT more susceptible to compromise and also slows the detection of successful cyberattacks, allowing more damage to take place. Additional problems may result from the use of mobile and cloud-based applications that use data in ways that people aren’t aware of or that don’t properly safeguard sensitive data.</p> <p><strong>Shadow IT can’t be eliminated, but it can be better controlled.</strong> Follow these tips to reduce the risks associated with the practice:</p> <h2>1. Make Sure to Vet Educational Apps</h2> <p>Vet applications and make it easy for people to acquire and use them securely. Students, teachers, staff and other users often take advantage of shadow IT because <strong>they don’t think they can get the apps they need through official channels </strong>in a timely manner. Unfortunately, they’re often right. With such a wide variety of mobile and cloud-based apps immediately available to users via shadow IT, the temptation to circumvent formal processes to avoid delay is extremely high.</p> <p>To combat this, <strong>districts can perform their own vetting of in-demand applications</strong>. This can be as simple as ensuring the apps come from a reputable source and offer reasonable security and privacy protections for user data. A recent study by Symantec, the <a href="https://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/symantec-publishes-shadow-data-report-latest-security-risk-trends-cloud-apps-1h-2017" target="_blank">2016 Shadow Data Report</a>, found that most of the cloud-based shadow IT apps organizations rely upon lacked enterprise-class security features. Even cursory vetting should be able to identify these applications so a district can flag them as unsuitable.</p> <p>For applications that pass vetting, districts should then determine how to secure them and then do what they can to make it easy for people to acquire and use them securely. For example, a district might be able to integrate vetted apps with its other IT resources, such as making them available through a district web portal or app store.</p> <h2>2. Educate Users on Shadow IT Risks</h2> <p>Most users aren’t aware of the security and privacy threats associated with shadow IT. Take phony apps, for example: An attacker could create a fake application or add hidden, malicious functionality to a good application. When users install the app, they inadvertently install malware on their device. Now the attacker has full access to the users’ data and devices, and can use that access to attack and compromise other district systems.</p> <p>Unfortunately,<strong> it’s hard to get buy-in on security and privacy risks</strong>, which often seem abstract and unlikely. Here’s a more compelling argument against using shadow IT: It’s not supported by the district. If a user runs into a problem using shadow IT hardware, software or applications, the district usually can’t — or won’t — help if, for example, the rogue tools damage the user’s data or devices. <strong>There’s no way the district can be responsible for supporting every product and service people find on their own</strong>, which in a large district could easily number 1,000 or more. By using vetted applications, users can be sure of getting help when things go awry.</p> <h2>3. Enforce Network Access Restrictions</h2> <p>School districts can take measures to enforce restrictions on accessing shadow IT applications, although this is likely to be unpopular. One option is to <strong>configure network security technologies to prevent the use of selected shadow IT </strong>cloud-based services. It’s not possible to do this for all shadow IT services because there are many and they constantly change, but it may be feasible for a small number of popular, high-risk sites.</p> <p>It’s also possible to <strong>restrict local apps on devices issued by the school district.</strong> For example, mobile devices can be set up to download software only from app stores the district has approved. Similarly, application whitelisting technologies can be configured to permit use of approved executables only. This not only prevents the use of shadow IT apps, but also stops malware from being executed.</p> <h2>4. Use Security Controls to Monitor for Threats</h2> <p>No matter what a school district does to educate its users, make vetted apps available and restrict shadow IT access, <strong>users will still find a way to leverage shadow IT</strong>.</p> <p>School districts can lower the risks associated with shadow IT by employing security technologies that leverage threat intelligence feeds or reputation services. Such technologies <strong>monitor web traffic, email and other forms of communication to stop users from accessing malicious websites, domains and other internet-based resources</strong>. This helps to prevent users from being tricked into downloading malicious applications and infecting their devices with malware. Similarly, school districts can use anti-malware technologies, including anti-virus software and anti-spam services, to detect and stop malware-infected applications from being installed or run.</p> </div> <div> <div>Content Subtype</div> <div>Article</div> </div> <div> <div>CDW Activity ID</div> <div><p>MKT14P517</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>CDW VV2 Strategy</div> <div>Security</div> </div> <div> <div>CDW Segment</div> <div>K-12</div> </div> <div> <div>Original or Curated</div> <div>Original</div> </div> <div> <div>Customer Focused</div> <div>False</div> </div> <div> <div>Buying Cycle</div> <div><a href="/k12/taxonomy/term/7451" hreflang="en">Nurture</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Content Length</div> <div>500-1000 words</div> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-horizontal" data-url="https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2018/04/4-tips-controlling-shadow-it" data-title="#ShadowIT can be a nuisance for any #K12 technology department. 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Read 4 tips on how to control it and boost #cybersecurity." data-via="EdTech_K12" data-button-background="none"> <span> <span>Apr</span> <span>13</span> <span>2018</span> </span> <a class="pw-button-twitter cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-facebook cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-googleplus cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-linkedin cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-reddit cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-flipboard cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-email cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <div class="field-author"> <div id="taxonomy-term-" class=""> <div class="author-photo"> <a href="/k12/author/karen-scarfone"><img src="/k12/sites/edtechmagazine.com.k12/files/styles/face_small/public/people/KarenScarfone.jpeg.jpg?itok=JzlESD2H" width="58" height="58" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="author-info"> <span>by </span><a rel="author" href="/k12/author/karen-scarfone"> <div>Karen Scarfone</div> </a> </div> <div class="author-bio"> <p> <div><p>Karen Scarfone is the principal consultant for Scarfone Cybersecurity. She previously worked as a senior computer scientist for the National Institute of Standards and Technology.</p> </div> </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Pull Quote</div> <div> <p class="quote"><a href="node/"></a></p> <p class='speaker'> </p> </div> </div> Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:15:20 +0000 jena.passut_7651 40691 at https://edtechmagazine.com/k12 What it Takes to Integrate Robotics and Coding into the Classroom https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2018/04/what-it-takes-integrate-robotics-and-coding-classroom <span>What it Takes to Integrate Robotics and Coding into the Classroom</span> <img src="/k12/sites/edtechmagazine.com.k12/files/articles/%5Bcdw_tech_site%3Afield_site_shortname%5D/201804/IMG_7863.JPG" width="1440" height="560" alt="Prairieview School robotics" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <span><span lang="" about="/k12/user/7651" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jena.passut_7651</span></span> <span>Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:58</span> <div><p>It starts with a game of Robot Turtles, a board game by Thinkfun that’s being used at <a href="https://www.winnetka36.org/hubbardwoods" target="_blank">Hubbard Woods School</a> in Winnetka, Ill., to teach kindergarteners the <strong>basics of coding</strong>.</p> <p>“It helps explain the step-by-step nature of coding,” says Todd Burleson, resource center director for this <a href="https://www.winnetka36.org/" target="_blank">Winnetka Public Schools District 36</a> elementary school. The game serves as an on-ramp for students,<strong> introducing technology into their educational journeys</strong>. Within HWS and District 36’s other four schools, this is the first step of a journey that will touch on coding and robotics at each grade level.</p> <p>While this exposure to robotics has been eye-opening to some parents of children at the school, it is right in line with the <a href="https://cdn.nmc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017-nmc-cosn-horizon-report-K12-advance.pdf" target="_blank">Horizon Report: 2017 K-12 Edition</a> put out by the New Media Consortium and Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) last year. Robotics was identified as a key technology development that would drive technology planning and decision-making in schools in the very near term of one year or less. The report reflects the activity already taking place in many schools — the<strong> building of robotics programs</strong> and development of curriculum that will prepare students for a future that is increasingly focused on science, technology, math and engineering (STEM).</p> <h2>Schools Get Started in Robotics</h2> <p>District 36 started small with its robotics program. “We had three of our school directors do pilots in their schools,” says Winnetka Public Schools Director of Technology Maureen Chertow Miller. “We gradually got every school on board and integrated. We are in our third year where we have total participation.” Each elementary school in the district has a makerspace within its resource center (and the fifth-to-eighth grade students have access through a related studies course), where all the robotics activities are happening.</p> <p>Prairieview School, part of <a href="http://www.d46.k12.il.us/" target="_blank">Community Consolidated School District 46</a> in Hainesville, Ill., started its robotic program on a smaller scale. “I started with coding about three years ago, with the <a href="https://hourofcode.com/us" target="_blank">Hour of Code</a> tutorial by code.org,” says Kirsten Innes, information specialist at the school. “Then we enrolled students in courses on the website. We did that for a couple years. When we needed to take it to the next level, it felt very natural to go from <strong>coding to robotics</strong>.”</p> <p>While getting started can be intimidating, financially and otherwise, Miller advises: “Don’t think about it in terms of cost. <strong>There’s plenty you can do on a tiny budget. </strong>Start with small initiatives. Buy one robot, start with the online coding or set up a small club. Just get a small thing happening, and build from there.”</p> <p>“My personal learning network is key to my success with integrating robots into our activities,” Innes says. “I use Twitter a lot. Wonder Workshop, Sphero, Ozobots — they all have lesson ideas on their web pages. But a lot of it is student-driven. There is so much self-discovery going on with the robots. Ask<strong> ‘What can you make the robot do?’</strong> I try to maintain an atmosphere where the students feel they can’t do anything wrong.”</p> <h2>Expose Students to Progressive Technology</h2> <p>With District 36 and Prairieview a few years into their robotics programs, each school has taken a similar approach to exposing each grade level to progressively more complicated robots and coding opportunities.</p> <p>“After Robot Turtles, we introduce Kibo, a robotics kit from Kinderlab Robotics,” Burleson says. “The kids snap blocks together, and that’s the code. And it’s inputted via a laser scanner on the bot. It teaches the basics of block coding.”</p> <p>And as the children continue to move up through each grade at Hubbard Woods School, they are <strong>exposed to new robot and coding activities</strong>: Blue-Bot by Terrapin Software, which allows direct input of the code into the robot; Dash and Dot from Wonder Workshop, robots that require block coding to guide their movements and activate different sensory features; and Sphero, a device that supports both block coding and JavaScript inputs and allows even more sophisticated movement opportunities for children to control.</p> <p>HWS recently started its Drone Academy for fourth-graders. “We are using quadcopter mini drones,” says Burleson. “We follow the Drones 101 curriculum from Tynker. The kids are using block coding to <strong>program the drones to fly autonomously around obstacles</strong>, adjusting for speed, angle and velocity.”</p> <p>Prairieview uses Sphero, Code and Go Robot Mouse by Learning Resources, Bee-Bots from Terrapin, Ozobot, Dash and Dot from Wonder Workshop and Cozmo by Anki, Innes says.</p> <p>“My approach is I have a basic beginning lesson that I use with each robot at each level. After that, the students add to it,” she says. “The students will build out a maze and teach the Ozobot how to navigate it. They programmed the Sphero to create shapes and then made a video out of that. With bilingual first and second grade, we work on spelling sight words using Bee-Bots. I make a chart and ask them to come up with an equation for learning their words. They then take my basic idea and they expand on whatever I come up with and improve it.”</p> <h2>Integrate into the Wider Classroom</h2> <p>One of the key learnings that both HWS and Prairieview schools have taken from the early years of their technology programs is the <strong>value of integration</strong> — taking the technology and working it into the rest of the students’ curriculum, and their wider world.</p> <p>“With my example of the bilingual students learning their spelling sight words, we start with a simple lesson — learning the words,” says Innes. “But <strong>it’s the technology that then makes the lesson intriguing</strong>. You have to spell the word, and you have to get the robot to do the work for you. You have to code the robot to move around the grid to each letter and spell out the word. So, the lesson works on multiple levels.”</p> <p>In District 36, “We have makerspaces in the resource centers of each elementary school, that’s where the robotics activities are happening,” Miller says. “We are collaborating with the classroom teachers, bringing some activities into the classroom while continuing to teach in the makerspace. The way we think about it, <strong>the </strong><strong>makerspace</strong><strong> is the experimental lab</strong>, and when we find things that work, ways to integrate the robots into a lesson, we are then transferring those learnings to the classroom.”</p> <p>Burleson works with the science facilitator to make that happen. He said they try to integrate what’s going on in the classroom as much as possible and build on the concepts already being learned there.</p> <p>“I work with our science facilitator directly,” add Burleson. “While it isn’t always a specific relation, we try to integrate it to what’s going on in the classroom as much as possible.”</p> <p>“We frame our activities around design thinking,” says Miller. “With robotics, we have design challenges. We are integrating that design thinking into other learning areas. One example: We recently were using Spheros to assist with teaching art. The students were learning about Jackson Pollock. And they used block programming to get the robot to roll paint across a canvas.”</p> <h2>Use Student Tech Ambassadors</h2> <p>By all accounts, the robotics programs are being embraced by students; so much so that <strong>students are becoming ambassadors </strong>for the programs.</p> <p>“At our family coding night at the school, we recently added robots to the program,” Innes says of Prairieview. “This provided an opportunity for the kids to share what they know. The turnout was tremendous. We didn’t have enough room for everyone.”</p> <p>“With other teachers that are less tech-inclined, we are doing outreach, having students presenting on what’s available and happening in robotics and other technology,” Miller says about District 36. “We did that at a recent teacher institute day. The teachers rotated through our resource center, seeing different presentations from students. All our students are now STEM and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) ambassadors. They know it better than anyone.”</p> <div class="sidebar_wide"> <h3>Fixing the STEM Gap from the Bottom Up</h3> <p>If current trends continue, many of the young girls being exposed to robots and coding at Prairieview School and Winnetka Public Schools District 36 will move on to careers that have nothing to do with robots or coding. Today, while women make up half of the college-educated workforce, only 28 percent end up in the science and engineering workforce, according to an August 2016 report by the National Girls Collaborative Project, “<a href="https://ngcproject.org/sites/default/files/ngcp_the_state_of_girls_and_women_in_stem_2016_final.pdf" target="_blank">The State of Girls and Women in </a><a href="https://ngcproject.org/sites/default/files/ngcp_the_state_of_girls_and_women_in_stem_2016_final.pdf" target="_blank">STEM</a><a href="https://ngcproject.org/sites/default/files/ngcp_the_state_of_girls_and_women_in_stem_2016_final.pdf" target="_blank">.</a>" There are a variety of factors at work that appear to drive down the number of women ending up in science, technology, engineering and math fields.</p> <p>Maureen Chertow Miller, director of technology at Winnetka Public Schools District 36, is seeing some interesting outcomes from the robotics and coding program running in her district.</p> <p>“<strong>We’ve seen some solid gains in gender balance because of our program</strong>. Introducing these technologies allows everyone to be exposed to the robots and technology, boys and girls,” she says. “Because of this, at least in the elementary schools, the machismo notion of robotics being a ‘boy’ activity doesn’t stick. I think we are witnessing how this is evolving over time.</p> <p>Girls in District 36 enrolling in high school STEM and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) classes went from 13 percent in 2014-15 to 29 percent in 2017-2018, Chertow Miller says.</p> <p>“These kids only had one to two years of STEM, so that <strong>number may improve </strong>as we move up classes that have been exposed to this throughout their education,” she says.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Content Subtype</div> <div>Article</div> </div> <div> <div>CDW Activity ID</div> <div><p>MKT25498</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>CDW VV2 Strategy</div> <div>Core</div> </div> <div> <div>CDW Segment</div> <div>K-12</div> </div> <div> <div>Original or Curated</div> <div>Original</div> </div> <div> <div>Customer Focused</div> <div>False</div> </div> <div> <div>Buying Cycle</div> <div><a href="/k12/taxonomy/term/7446" hreflang="en">Engagement</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Content Length</div> <div>Over 1000 words</div> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-horizontal" data-url="https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2018/04/what-it-takes-integrate-robotics-and-coding-classroom" data-title="Read how #robots teach these #K12 students the basics of #coding" data-via="EdTech_K12" data-button-background="none"> <div> <a class="pw-button-twitter"></a> <span class="pw-box-counter" pw:channel="twitter"></span> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-facebook"></a> <span class="pw-box-counter" pw:channel="facebook"></span> </div> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-horizontal" data-counter="true" data-url="https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2018/04/what-it-takes-integrate-robotics-and-coding-classroom" data-title="Read how #robots teach these #K12 students the basics of #coding" data-via="EdTech_K12" data-button-background="none"> <div> <a class="pw-button-twitter cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&amp;q=https%3A%2F%2Fedtechmagazine.com%2Fk12%2Frss.xml%3Fdestination%3D%2Fk12%2Ftaxonomy%2Fterm%2F1166%2Fedit%26_exception_statuscode%3D403" target="_blank"><span class="pw-box-counter cdw-taboola" data-channel="twitter"></span></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-facebook cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-googleplus cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-linkedin cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-reddit cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-flipboard cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-email cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-vertical" data-layout="vertical" data-url="https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2018/04/what-it-takes-integrate-robotics-and-coding-classroom" data-title="Read how #robots teach these #K12 students the basics of #coding" data-via="EdTech_K12" data-button-background="none"> <span> <span>Apr</span> <span>12</span> <span>2018</span> </span> <a class="pw-button-twitter cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-facebook cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-googleplus cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-linkedin cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-reddit cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-flipboard cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-email cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <div class="field-author"> <div id="taxonomy-term-" class=""> <div class="author-photo"> <a href="/k12/author/alexander-slagg"><img src="/k12/sites/edtechmagazine.com.k12/files/styles/face_small/public/people/alex-slagg.jpg?itok=ingOHmnw" width="58" height="58" alt="alex slagg" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="author-info"> <span>by </span><a rel="author" href="/k12/author/alexander-slagg"> <div>Alexander Slagg</div> </a> <a target="_blank" class="twitter" href="https://twitter.com/intent/follow?region=follow_link&amp;screen_name=museloose&amp;tw_p=followbutton&amp;variant=2.0"><span>Twitter</span></a> </div> <div class="author-bio"> <p> <div><p>Alex writes for CDW’s Tech magazines and websites. He is also a Marketing Program Manager at CDW, managing content strategy and production, with a focus on security, cloud and IoT. He lives in Chicago.</p> </div> </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Pull Quote</div> <div> <p class="quote"><a href="node/"></a></p> <p class='speaker'> </p> </div> </div> <div> <div> <div class="blog-list"> <h4></h4> <div class="row"> <a href=""></a> <div class="contact"> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:58:03 +0000 jena.passut_7651 40686 at https://edtechmagazine.com/k12 Cloud Tech Optimizes Workflow for K–12 Schools https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2018/04/cloud-tech-optimizes-workflow-k-12-schools <span>Cloud Tech Optimizes Workflow for K–12 Schools</span> <img src="/k12/sites/edtechmagazine.com.k12/files/articles/%5Bcdw_tech_site%3Afield_site_shortname%5D/201804/Cloud%20story_0.jpg" width="1540" height="867" alt="Microsoft cloud" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <span><span lang="" about="/k12/user/7651" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jena.passut_7651</span></span> <span>Tue, 04/10/2018 - 13:31</span> <div><p>When the IT department rolls out a new technology in a K-12 school, having a <strong>cloud-based management tool</strong> is basically a requirement.</p> <p>With the cloud, slim IT staffs are able to help teachers and administrators leverage technology to create personalized learning experiences and manage student data. As more storage and server functions are moved to the cloud, IT staff can help schools save money and valuable time.</p> <p><a href="https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/register?newsletter"><strong>SIGN UP</strong>: Get more news from the <em>EdTech</em> newsletter in your inbox every two weeks!</a></p> <h2>The Cloud Makes Learning from Anywhere a Breeze</h2> <p>Leaders from many organizations, such as <a href="https://futureready.org/">Future Ready Schools</a>, talk about how schools can enable anywhere, anytime learning. Flexibility is one of the biggest benefits associated with moving to the cloud. IT staff, administrators, teachers and students want to be able work wherever they are.</p> <p>G Suite for Education and <a href="https://www.cdwg.com/product/Office-365-Business-from-CDW/3754049?">Microsoft Office 365</a> are the most recognizable cloud-based systems. These cloud platforms are also <strong>highly customizable</strong>, so it’s easy for IT staff to turn apps on and off as they see fit.</p> <h2>Targeted Vendor Questions Can Ensure Secure Data</h2> <p>Any data that was once stored on-premises could also potentially move to the cloud. However, school administrators, and even IT staff, are sometimes reluctant to <strong>trust the cloud to secure sensitive information</strong>, such as student records and payroll data. As people increasingly hear about data breaches in the news, many connect this to the emergence and growing popularity of the cloud. But, if IT staff vet and choose a trusted cloud provider, and take a multilayered security approach, this sensitive school data can be protected.</p> <p>Obviously, IT staff should look into providers and vendors with a healthy dose of skepticism. IT staff and other school leaders should go into vendor meetings with questions regarding the federal mandates for data privacy.</p> <p>If school staff need help shaping those questions, online communities such as Reddit and Spiceworks are perfect places to get advice from peers. Sometimes it just makes sense to talk to someone who has been through it and can advise on the pitfalls.</p> <h2>Create IT Workload Efficiencies in the Cloud</h2> <p>With classroom tools and data management on the cloud, the <strong>workload becomes lighter for IT staff</strong>, who can worry less about daily operations and can focus more on larger projects, such as network upgrades.</p> <p>There are always more IT projects than time in the day. Figuring out what will <strong>save staff time</strong> and putting it in the cloud is integral to IT innovation.</p> <p style="line-height: 20.8px;"><em>This article is part of the "Connect IT: Bridging the Gap Between Education and Technology" series. 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Read these tips from @CDWJoe first." data-via="EdTech_K12" data-button-background="none"> <span> <span>Apr</span> <span>10</span> <span>2018</span> </span> <a class="pw-button-twitter cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-facebook cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-googleplus cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-linkedin cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-reddit cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-flipboard cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-email cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <div class="field-author"> <div id="taxonomy-term-" class=""> <div class="author-photo"> <a href="/k12/author/joe-mcallister"><img src="/k12/sites/edtechmagazine.com.k12/files/styles/face_small/public/people/JoeMcAllister.jpg?itok=wnB4yNmz" width="58" height="58" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="author-info"> <span>by </span><a rel="author" href="/k12/author/joe-mcallister"> <div>Joe McAllister</div> </a> </div> <div class="author-bio"> <p> <div><p>Joe McAllister is a learning environment advisor at CDW•G.</p> </div> </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Pull Quote</div> <div> <p class="quote"><a href="node/"></a></p> <p class='speaker'> </p> </div> </div> <div> <div> <div class="blog-list"> <h4></h4> <div class="row"> <a href=""></a> <div class="contact"> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 10 Apr 2018 17:31:18 +0000 jena.passut_7651 40676 at https://edtechmagazine.com/k12 Q&A: How Digital Mental Health Tools Made a Difference for Hazard Independent Schools https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2018/04/qa-how-digital-mental-health-tools-made-difference-hazard-independent-schools <span>Q&amp;A: How Digital Mental Health Tools Made a Difference for Hazard Independent Schools</span> <img src="/k12/sites/edtechmagazine.com.k12/files/articles/%5Bcdw_tech_site%3Afield_site_shortname%5D/201804/HT_K12_Carter_GettyImages-460765485.jpg" width="1440" height="540" alt="Children at computers" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <span><span lang="" about="/k12/user/22746" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="juliet.vanwagenen_22746">juliet.vanwage…</span></span> <span>Tue, 04/10/2018 - 12:50</span> <div><p>Digital health technology isn’t just for grown-ups. New tools can help connect children with the private and personalized resources they need to better understand their mental health and keep it in check.</p> <p>For one school district, adopting an online mental and behavioral health system has been an effective tool to better help students in a rural community overcome barriers to learning, says Vivian Carter, innovation coordinator at <a href="http://www.hazard.kyschools.us/" target="_blank">Hazard Independent Schools</a> in Eastern Kentucky.</p> <p>In 2014, the <a href="https://www.kentuckyvalley.org/" target="_blank">Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative</a> (KVEC), which includes Hazard Independent Schools, <a href="http://www.aesa.us/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Education-Innovation-Clusters-KVEC-Final_March2018.pdf" target="_blank">received a Project Prevent grant</a> from the Education Department that included funding to deploy and use the <a href="https://www.rippleky.org/" target="_blank">Ripple Effects online tool</a>. Ripple Effects is a "Social Emotional Learning technology-based software system" that teachers can use to deliver behavior interventions and students can use to access personalized guidance and emotional resources. The <a href="http://hechingerreport.org/rural-schools-find-online-resource-fill-gaps-mental-health-services-students/" target="_blank">technology is now being used in 70 of the 140 KVEC schools</a> as a way to fill the gaps in mental health care for students and already has seen success in <strong>dropping the number of mental health and behavioral referrals</strong>.</p> <p><em>EdTech: Focus on K-12</em> spoke with Carter about how her district adopted and deployed the digital technology in middle school classrooms to bolster mental healthcare for students and produce measurable results.</p> <p><a href="https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/register?newsletter"><strong>SIGN UP</strong>: Get more news from the <em>EdTech</em> newsletter in your inbox every two weeks!</a></p> <h2><span style="color: #c74037;">EDTECH:</span> Why did Hazard Independent Schools look to technology to support students’ mental health?</h2> <p><strong>CARTER:</strong> Many students come to school with issues that end up being <strong>barriers to their learning</strong>. Further, the embarrassment and the stigma that’s attached with trying to find solutions often causes them to remain silent.</p> <p>For this reason, we started learning about Ripple Effects and what it involved. The program doesn’t supplant the school counselor; it <strong>supplements the resources that we have</strong> by providing students with private resources and coping techniques through a digital tool. In the information age of technology, this was just another resource that we thought would be a wonderful asset for a school.</p> <p>Ripple Effects covers over <strong>400 issues</strong>. It ranges from stealing to bullying to pimples; it’s things that all teenagers worry about. So, it’s a wonderful program.</p> <h2><span style="color: #c74037;">EDTECH:</span> How were you meeting student needs prior to using this online tool?</h2> <p><strong>CARTER:</strong> Whether it’s a parent suffering from addiction, sexual abuse, emotional distress or homelessness, so often these <strong>students feel isolated and alone</strong>. We had interventions. We had guidance counselors and teachers involved. We had previously initiated an advisor-advisee class for students at the middle school so that they would have an adult mentor.</p> <p>We do not have the same students that we had 20 years ago or even 10 years ago. <strong>It’s a new age </strong>and so you have to make adjustments and you have to tweak what works and what didn’t work or what used to work and might not work now. Any way we can, any resource we have that will make us better qualified to help our students achieve and be successful, then that’s what we want to do.</p> <h2><span style="color: #c74037;">EDTECH: </span>What did it take to train staff to use the digital health tool?</h2> <p><strong>CARTER:</strong> It was as easy as it could be. Lisa Garza, project coordinator for Ripple Effects <strong>trained the teachers in a computer lab at the school</strong>. With more than 400 scenarios available, the guidance counselor selected which would be used and the teachers at each grade level chose which issues they would address each day.</p> <h2><span style="color: #c74037;">EDTECH: </span>How does Ripple Effects work in a rural setting?</h2> <p><strong>CARTER:</strong> There was concern that this online program was urban-based and mostly had representation with an urban feel. So, Ripple Effects actually hired some of our students to do voice-overs and take photos of Hazard students to use in the online software so that it<strong> sounded and felt like our student population</strong>. This helped to make it more personal and realistic for rural students, because rural students and urban students have different needs and issues and there are different ways of reaching them.</p> <h2><span style="color: #c74037;">EDTECH:</span> What adjustments were made to the school’s infrastructure to adopt a digital health initiative?</h2> <p><strong>CARTER:</strong> The school decided to implement Ripple Effects into the advisor-advisee class as a tool. Many of the topics were definitely geared toward classroom discussion like organization, goal-setting and establishing a routine. The purpose behind using it in that classroom setting — which takes place <strong>once a week for 30 minutes</strong> — was so that the students would become familiar with this website, actually navigating and learning how to work through it. As far as restructuring, it really only <strong>required buy-in from the school administrators</strong>.</p> <h2><span style="color: #c74037;">EDTECH:</span> What has made this a successful health program for students?</h2> <p><strong>CARTER:</strong> I see the benefits of the program when I talk to students, teachers and guidance counselors. It is completely anonymous, so we have no idea who has been online, but we do know how much of the population is using it. Not only are students using Ripple Effects during the advisor-advisee class, but <strong>there are individual logins</strong>; they’re actually navigating and searching for different topics on their own.</p> <h2><span style="color: #c74037;">EDTECH:</span> What approach would you recommend in adopting an online health program?</h2> <p><strong>CARTER:</strong> The key is to have <strong>complete school immersion</strong>. Go through the guidance counselors; include it in the classroom so that the kids become familiar with the site. When students actively get their hands on and they start navigating the tool, and they start researching and working with it, it goes a long way to having a <strong>measurable impact on their health and behavior</strong>.</p> <p><em>Health technology can do even more for children in the classroom. <a href="https://healthtechmagazine.net/article/2017/04/telemedicine-helps-keep-students-school">Check out how telehealth technology is at work to help keep kids in school and healthy</a>.</em></p> </div> <div> <div>Content Subtype</div> <div>Article</div> </div> <div> <div>CDW Activity ID</div> <div><p>MKT25498</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>CDW VV2 Strategy</div> <div>Core</div> </div> <div> <div>CDW Segment</div> <div>K-12</div> </div> <div> <div>Original or Curated</div> <div>Original</div> </div> <div> <div>Customer Focused</div> <div>False</div> </div> <div> <div>Buying Cycle</div> <div><a href="/k12/taxonomy/term/7441" hreflang="en">Awareness</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Content Length</div> <div>500-1000 words</div> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-horizontal" data-url="https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2018/04/qa-how-digital-mental-health-tools-made-difference-hazard-independent-schools" data-title="For students at a rural middle school, digital health tools in the classroom go a long way to improving #mental and #behavioral health:" data-via="EdTech_K12" data-button-background="none"> <div> <a class="pw-button-twitter"></a> <span class="pw-box-counter" pw:channel="twitter"></span> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-facebook"></a> <span class="pw-box-counter" pw:channel="facebook"></span> </div> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-horizontal" data-counter="true" data-url="https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2018/04/qa-how-digital-mental-health-tools-made-difference-hazard-independent-schools" data-title="For students at a rural middle school, digital health tools in the classroom go a long way to improving #mental and #behavioral health:" data-via="EdTech_K12" data-button-background="none"> <div> <a class="pw-button-twitter cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&amp;q=https%3A%2F%2Fedtechmagazine.com%2Fk12%2Frss.xml%3Fdestination%3D%2Fk12%2Ftaxonomy%2Fterm%2F1166%2Fedit%26_exception_statuscode%3D403" target="_blank"><span class="pw-box-counter cdw-taboola" data-channel="twitter"></span></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-facebook cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-googleplus cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-linkedin cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-reddit cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-flipboard cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-email cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-vertical" data-layout="vertical" data-url="https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2018/04/qa-how-digital-mental-health-tools-made-difference-hazard-independent-schools" data-title="For students at a rural middle school, digital health tools in the classroom go a long way to improving #mental and #behavioral health:" data-via="EdTech_K12" data-button-background="none"> <span> <span>Apr</span> <span>10</span> <span>2018</span> </span> <a class="pw-button-twitter cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-facebook cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-googleplus cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-linkedin cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-reddit cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-flipboard cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-email cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <div class="field-author"> <div id="taxonomy-term-" class=""> <div class="author-photo"> <a href="/k12/k12/k12/k12/taxonomy/term/11341"><img src="/k12/k12/k12/k12/sites/edtechmagazine.com.k12/files/styles/face_small/public/people/Cafourek_DakotaArkin_Original.jpg?itok=aQJbyfUF" width="58" height="58" alt="Dakota Arkin Cafourek" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="author-info"> <span>by </span><a rel="author" href="/k12/k12/k12/k12/taxonomy/term/11341"> <div>Dakota Arkin Cafourek</div> </a> </div> <div class="author-bio"> <p> <div><p>Dakota Arkin Cafourek writes about health, travel and the arts for a variety of outlets in collaboration with brands, publications and cultural institutions. She lives in New York.</p> </div> </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Pull Quote</div> <div> <p class="quote"><a href="node/"></a></p> <p class='speaker'> </p> </div> </div> Tue, 10 Apr 2018 16:50:10 +0000 juliet.vanwagenen_22746 40671 at https://edtechmagazine.com/k12 5 Microsoft OneNote Tips Every Educator Should Know https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2018/04/5-microsoft-onenote-tips-every-educator-should-know <span>5 Microsoft OneNote Tips Every Educator Should Know</span> <img src="/k12/sites/edtechmagazine.com.k12/files/articles/%5Bcdw_tech_site%3Afield_site_shortname%5D/201804/OneNote_Article.jpg" width="1440" height="540" alt="Microsoft OneNote" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <span><span lang="" about="/k12/user/7651" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jena.passut_7651</span></span> <span>Mon, 04/09/2018 - 10:23</span> <div><p><a href="https://www.cdwg.com/product/MS-EA-ONENOTE-A-L-LIC-SA/1964869?pfm=srh">Microsoft OneNote</a> is a tool widely used in K–12 schools. In my roles as professor, student advisor and program administrator of the classical studies program at Villanova University, I’ve discovered that OneNote is my No. 1 tool for innumerable learning scenarios in higher education as well.</p> <p>I use OneNote Class Notebook for teaching and student advising, and I use OneNote Staff Notebook for program administration and committee work. Here are my <strong>top five tips for using OneNote</strong> in all levels of education:</p> <h2>1. Simplify Sharing with Digital Inking </h2> <p>One of the best features of OneNote is the variety of ways you can <strong>add content to a page</strong>. Digital inking is one of my favorites since in my Latin class I can project my device and annotate a text as we discuss it, color-coding grammatical constructions and highlighting words that go together. If your handwriting is messy, try out the “Ink to Text” option, or for math and science, check out “Ink to Math.”</p> <p>By the way, there’s no need to click “save” for anything you do in OneNote — it’s all saved automatically as you work. All that annotating that happens during class is saved in our secure OneNote Class Notebook and is available for my students to refer to after class. It’s great for reviewing and also for students who were absent.</p> <p><img alt="001%20onenote%20digital%20inking%20edtech.jpg" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="/k12/sites/edtechmagazine.com.k12/files/001%20onenote%20digital%20inking%20edtech.jpg" /></p> <h2>2. Create a Collaboration Space</h2> <p>Another amazing feature of OneNote is its <strong>collaboration capabilities</strong>. Once you create a OneNote Class Notebook for your course, you automatically have three spaces within that notebook: a content library that you and your co-instructors can edit; individual, private folders for each student (which only the individual student and the instructor can see and edit); and a collaboration space where instructors and students can work together.</p> <p>I’ve used this space for flipped classrooms when I have students do group work in class, like this example from a course on Greek archaeology: Each group of students can work simultaneously on one page, adding content which is marked with a vertical colored stripe and the student’s initials so you can see which student added which content. This is also a great space for students to <strong>collaborate outside of class</strong> on group assignments or projects.</p> <p><img alt="002%20onenote%20collaboration%20edtech.jpg" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="/k12/sites/edtechmagazine.com.k12/files/002%20onenote%20collaboration%20edtech.jpg" /></p> <h2>3. Microsoft Learning Tools Enhance Accessibility</h2> <p>Have you heard of Microsoft Learning Tools? It is a free add-on for OneNote which features an immersive reader that allows a user to <strong>adjust the appearance of any text on the page</strong> to suit his or her visual needs, enhances comprehension by highlighting parts of speech, and even reads the text out loud at the user’s choice of speed.</p> <p>A recently added feature to this tool is a picture dictionary, which can <strong>help students with the meanings of unknown words</strong>. This is particularly useful for English as a Second Language (ESL) students who may be learning to read and speak English at the same time. Click on a microphone icon and choose from one of nine languages to dictate your speech and see it appear on the page. Immersive Reader is or will soon be available for a variety of other <a href="https://www.cdwg.com/product/Microsoft-Office-Professional-2016-License-1-PC/3845278?pfm=srh">Microsoft tools</a>, including Word, Outlook, the Edge browser and Office Lens.</p> <p><img alt="003%20onenote%20immersive%20reader%20edtech.jpg" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="/k12/sites/edtechmagazine.com.k12/files/003%20onenote%20immersive%20reader%20edtech.jpg" /></p> <h2>4. OneNote Assists Student Advising</h2> <p>OneNote Class Notebook has been an <strong>invaluable tool for student advising</strong>. I advise the undergraduate majors and the graduate M.A. students in my program. I created a OneNote Class Notebook for each of these groups and I can put program information for them in the content library and easily update it as needed. I encourage students to build a community by adding their bios to a who’s who section in the collaboration space, and each student and I can keep track of degree progress and advising questions in that student’s individual folder.</p> <p>This can be a helpful tool for K–12 guidance counselors or learning support teachers who might have a group of students they would like to work together on projects but whose individual progress they would like to keep track of as well.</p> <p><img alt="004%20onenote%20advising%20edtech.jpg" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="/k12/sites/edtechmagazine.com.k12/files/004%20onenote%20advising%20edtech.jpg" /></p> <h2>5. Streamline Administrative Tasks</h2> <p>OneNote Staff Notebook has eased the headaches of <strong>keeping track of administrative tasks</strong> in my program and organizing committee work, which can span across different departments and colleges on campus. I can post information in the content library, such as meeting agendas and faculty course schedules, ask faculty to work together on initiatives and projects in the collaboration space, and give faculty feedback (class observations and yearly evaluations) in their individual folders.</p> <p><img alt="005%20onenote%20admin%20edtech.jpg" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="/k12/sites/edtechmagazine.com.k12/files/005%20onenote%20admin%20edtech_0.jpg" /></p> <p><strong>Bonus Tip:</strong> Build all your OneNote Notebooks from within Microsoft Teams to add even more student or faculty collaboration with chats and video meetings.</p> <p>OneNote has transformed the way I work in all aspects of my job. 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