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Want to get the most out of your Apple apps and devices?

If you are an educator and have not yet checked out MacStories.net, it's time.  In this week's Out of School podcast, Bradley is joined by MacStories founder, Federico Viticci, to discuss how this site - which covers all things Apple - is an excellent resource for educators. Rather than publishing...

Apple VPP program helps make iOS apps more affordable for schools

Nobody watches the budget more closely than schools. So along with the swift pace of 1:1 program- and BYOD-adoption has come a critical need to find the most practical and affordable way to deploy apps across a sea of iOS devices.  Apple's VPP Managed Distribution program - which essentially...

How will the Internet of Things impact schools?

By Richard Watson We get told by the pundits to brace ourselves for the impending tsunami that is IoT (Internet of Things) and the logical response to that warning is: What does it mean to me? If you are in the education space and juggling a Wi-Fi network and an exploding number of mobile devices, the...

How to prepare for a Chromebook deployment

Chromebooks are a hot item in the education sector right now. It’s not hard to see why: They are inexpensive. They are heavily integrated with Google Apps, which a lot of schools are using. They scale well for 1:1, but are also manageable in shared deployments due to the fast login time and syncing of...

How to implement a successful 1:1 initiative

For many school districts, learning how to implement a successful 1:1 initiative is top of mind, especially because this year e-rate funding will help so many U.S. schools become BYOD- and Wi-Fi-enabled. With 1:1 programs and other digital learning initiatives in mind, the Center for Digital...

Social Media: To block or not to block, that is the question.

In past posts I've mentioned how I enjoy the parts of my job where I get to learn how my clients do their jobs. Two areas of expertise that I run into often in my job are education psychology and social networking, and this is increasingly becoming the case as I journey down the path to becoming an...

Nine Technology Trends happening in schools

By Phil Hardin, Director of Project IMPACT for Iredell-Statesville Schools There is no doubt technology plays a critical role in education today. In keeping with the global BYOD trend and 1:1 mobile learning, students and educators are bringing their mobile devices to school and the expectation that...

What makes a great education app?

Bradley Chambers and Fraser Speirs - co-hosts of the weekly Out of School podcast - discuss what goes into making a great app for schools. This week's installment on education apps is an excellent resource for teachers looking at apps for the classroom, as well as developers needing to learn what...

How Aerohive ID Manager and PPSK securely manage BYOD

As mobility continues to evolve and expand, business transformation is really just starting. Many organizations are having trouble blending new mobile and adaptive technology with the legacy systems that have been in place for many years. In many cases employees are now moving faster than IT and...

Applying for E-Rate funding for school Wi-Fi?

An overview on E-Rate funding for schools and libraries seeking high-speed and reliable Wi-Fi  Three out of five schools in America lack the Wi-Fi needed to deploy 21st Century education tools. New digital learning options offer educators the chance to engage students and personalize learning, but...