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How to Manage Communications Effectively within Your K12 School District

With the goal of doing a better job of reaching parents, learn how Lakeland Central School District utilizes Constant Contact for School Districts to deliver reliable and professional communications to parents.

Brought to you by Constant Contact, Inc.


[Case Study]: The Core of a Successful 1:1 Program

1:1 device programs have opened a world of possibilities for students—allowing them to access educational content online and learn at their own pace. This case study will demonstrate how Derby Public Schools in Connecticut provided its students 100% secure access at school and off-campus. Download the case study

Brought to you by Sprint


The Essentials of Education Technology – Summer 2015 Exclusive Kit

Download this kit to learn everything you need to know about Education Technology.

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How the Digital Skills Gap is Failing Higher Education and How to Close It

Is there a digital skills gap residing on your campus? Many colleges and universities are harboring at least one digital skills gap. These are impacting post-secondary educators as well as students. These chasms not only present real obstacles to learning, but can lead to a future skills mismatch as graduates enter the 21st century workplace. But, there are ways to close — or at least narrow — the digital skills gap hiding in plain sight on your campus, and move toward digital fluency. Download Grovo’s free white paper, “How the Digital Skills Gap is Failing Higher Education and How to Close It” so you can: Learn what the current common digital skills gaps are Understand how graduates' future employability is being put at risk See what core digital competencies are essential and what steps you can take to implement training Download Now

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Bite Size is the Right Size: How Microlearning Shrinks the Skills Gap in Higher Ed

Does your campus have a digital skills gap? Colleges and universities are finding that graduating students are simply not prepared for entry into the 21st century digital workforce, resulting in a gap between the job-related skills they’ve learned, and the hands-on digital skills they will need in everyday use. Grovo explores how microlearning — a technique which incorporates short, bite-sized, logically structured lessons — can help close the digital skills gap within higher education. Download Now

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Effective Leaders Create Discomfort

Open your eyes to your blind spots and see what you must do to achieve better results.

Brought to you by Outsmart Your Brain


Report Card: How the Digital Skills Gap is Failing Teachers & Students - And What We Can Do About It

Grovo explores a twin digital skills gap that exists at many K-12 schools across the country, and explains six important trends that savvy educators must know about...

Brought to you by Grovo


How Indian Lakes Streamlined Ed-Tech Professional Development

In this case study, learn how the district partnered with Grovo to develop training​ to educate teachers on today's digital tools, including Google Apps, Chromebooks, and iPads.

Brought to you by Grovo


It's Not Academic - Dealing with Expense Management in Higher Education

Learn how to create an open and clear means of dealing with expenses in higher education establishments.

Brought to you by Concur Technologies, Inc


A Look Inside: Promise Academy

"All of our work at the Harlem Children's Zone has as its starting point and core a commitment to the educational success, well-being, and healthy development of the children of Central Harlem. The overarching goal of that work is extremely ambitious: to break the cycle of generational poverty in our community."


A Look Inside: College Success Office

"Though small and relatively new, CSO is ambitious in it's overarching goal: to give participants the resources they need in order to become successful college graduated and active members of their communities."


Whatever It Takes: A White Paper on the Harlem Children's Zone

"In the United States today, more than 13 million children—nearly one in five—live in poverty. We know that that these children face a future in which they are far less likely than other children to get a good education or adequate health care and more likely to enter prison. The odds are that they will not, by a long shot, live up to their full potential. But we must understand this: their future is the future of America."


Data Privacy Myth Busters

The Data Quality Campaign (DQC) seeks to make the case for education data while ensuring state policymakers meet their moral and legal responsibilities to safeguard this information and ensure its appropriate and ethical use. This document dispels the most common myths with concise talking points and related resources, and DQC will continually update this resource as additional myths arise.


State legislative approaches to safeguarding data

Education Counsel has put together a document with guidance for state policymakers around safeguarding student data. It is primarily aimed at state legislators but can be used by anyone involved in the development of privacy/security policies.


Talking about the Facts of Education Data with School Board Members

The Data Quality Campaign and the National School Boards Association’s Center for Public Education prepared this document to help school board members respond to questions about education data, explain its importance to improving school and student performance, and understand how boards can help ensure student privacy.


Wi-Fi for K-12: Five Challenges for School Districts

This white paper identifies five core challenges that school districts must address to support an educational program that is dependent on web-based materials and online testing.

Brought to you by ADTRAN


Affordable Colleges Online: Higher Education Affordability for Vets

A veteran's guide to paying for college. Information, resources, and expert advice on higher education funding and scholarships for veterans.


Tech for Teachers: Apps, Tools, and Online Resources

A guide for teachers bringing tech into the classroom. Get expert info and advice on today’s top educational technology, and find more than 150 online resources organized by subject and age.


Ted Talks: My Daughter Malala

Pakistani educator Ziauddin Yousafzai discusses the necessity of equal opportunity in education for both girls and boys and the importance of young girls developing an independant identity.

A Campuswide Map to Better Wireless Networks

Although previously a matter of convenience, wireless networks are now a necessity for schools and campuses.


[Infographic] Top 10 Factors When Choosing an Educational Tablet Solution

Considering investing in an educational tablet solution? Here are 10 factors you need to think about.

Brought to you by LearnPad


Higher Education Resources for Veterans and Their Families

The Online College Database has compiled a comprehensive guide for U.S. military veterans looking to continue their education.

Brought to you by Online College Database


Ted Talks: Why massive open online courses (still) matter

Anant Agarwal, head of edX, argues that MOOCs still matter. Agarwal's idea is that MOOCs could be used to supplement, not replace, traditional classrooms to give 21st century students the ideal learning experience.


Watchful Eyes – A Comparative Look at Online Exam Proctoring Models

"The issue of online cheating concerns many educators, particularly as more students take MOOCs for college credit, and not just for personal enrichment.” -The New York Times, 2013

Brought to you by Software Secure


Free On Demand Webinar | Why Webinars Work: Real Outreach Tactics from Stanford

Get the strategies to introduce webinars and live lecture components to your education program from the experts at Stanford.

Brought to you by IACEE


Increase Enrollment, Retention, and Student Success: Best Practices for Information Delivery and Strategic Alignment in Higher Education

Learn the six best practices of effective strategy execution.

Brought to you by Information Builders, Inc.


The New Rules of LMS Content Integration

Explore the ways that publishers and LMS vendors are currently partnering to leverage the latest content standards -- and changing the rules of LMS content integration in order to improve the customer experience for LMS administrators, professors, and their students. Discover how this evolution can benefit you and your institution in terms of saved time and a better user experience.

Brought to you by Cengage Learning


[Slides] Flipped Classroom Higher Education

Presentation for integrating the flipped classroom in higher education with a focus on experiential learning with videos and other content supporting not driving the instruction.


[Slides] Higher Education and Social Media

Kyle Lacy gives us an insight as to how the quick access to knowledge will eventually lead to a change higher education officials look at educaiton.


[Slides] Always Learning: 2012 Social Media in Higher Education Results

Pearson education presents an overview of the impact of Social Media within Higher Education.

Brought to you by Pearson Learning Solutions


[Slides] DNA of a 21st Century Educator

This presentation explores common DNA from top educators in the 21st century


[Slides] Why technology is failing in Public Schools

An undercover case study across different public schools reveals why technology is failing.

Brought to you by Edutechnia


[Slides] 21st Century Education

Shane Mason takes a glimpse at how we communicate will forever change the way we teach.


[Slides] Facebook for Higher Education

This presentation is an executive summary for higher education management regarding social media, particulary, it is focused on Facebook.


[Slides] Social Software in Higher Education

Keynote speech at the Borough of Manhattan community College's Tech Day


[Slides] MOOCs: Open Online Courses as Levers for Change in Higher Education

Presentation to EDUCAUSE's NGLC summer of learning series.


When Higher Education Goes Digital

Many colleges and universities today are struggling to stay abreast of fast-changing web technologies. Without a modern IT environment, it is difficult to support web, mobile, and social channels, as well as build communities around areas of common interests. This guide explores how you can use Drupal, the open source content management system, to modernize your underlying web infrastructure, rapidly support the varied activities of faculty, students, and staff, and readily deploy innovative web experiences.

Brought to you by Acquia