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Pioneering Common Core and Universal Design for Learning Implementation

Posted on April 11, 2013

The Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) seek to provide a well-defined and coherent structure to prepare students for college and/or a career. CCLS prescribes what is essential for students to learn, however it does not address how teachers should teach. Additionally, in order to support all students including students with disabilities to successfully engage with the CCLS, educators can apply the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework.

Are you struggling with CCLS implementation in your school or district? Are you wondering about how to implement the UDL framework? You’re not alone. Our panelists will share their goals, struggles, challenges and achievements with the Common Core Learning Standards while exploring the theory of UDL and how the framework can support all students.

 

Using Chromebooks and Tablets in the Classroom – Live Demo of ClassLink LaunchPad

Posted on March 21, 2013

It is hard to believe that it’s already time to start thinking about fall and the start of next school year. One of the major differences schools are facing is the range of tech devices coming into classrooms. Educators are quickly realizing that the type of device does not matter, but challenges to “getting things done” certainly exist. Moving to the cloud helps solve many of these issues.

ClassLink invites you to take an exclusive look into the Industry leading 1:1 and BYOD enabler, LaunchPad.

 

Connecting iPads to Network Resources and File Storage

Posted on February 21, 2013

The use of iPads and tablets in the classroom is expected to increase dramatically in the coming years. However, schools are being faced with real challenges in making effective use of them. From a technical perspective, these devices were not designed to play well with traditional network resources. They don’t easily access existing software tools or network storage locations. Now with a growing interest in Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and mobile initiatives — Instructional Technologists are really scratching their heads and searching for effective solutions.

ClassLink believes the future of instructional technology includes the need to bridge device disparity. With the growing reality that all connected devices will eventually end up in the classroom, it becomes critical to have a unified virtual desktop to deliver all instructional resources and provide access to all work files from any device, anywhere.

 

Using E-Rate for Cloud Computing

Posted on January 22, 2013

Unlike nearly all other education technology targeted funding programs, E-Rate is fully funded and growing. As schools move to the cloud for instructional technology solutions, understanding how E-Rate can help fund those projects becomes important. More positive news, program updates for 2012-13 actually help schools better leverage E-Rate funds to accomplish cloud computing goals.

Why are schools moving to the cloud? Reasons include: (1) Lack of funds to grow or maintain internal infrastructure and (2) more and different devices showing up in classrooms. As schools look to accommodate tablets and mobile devices and new expectations of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives, moving to the cloud becomes the only sensible choice.

 

Using E-Rate for Cloud Computing

Posted on December 21, 2012

Unlike nearly all other education technology targeted funding programs, E-Rate is fully funded and growing. As schools move to the cloud for instructional technology solutions, understanding how E-Rate can help fund those projects becomes important. More positive news, program updates for 2012-13 actually help schools better leverage E-Rate funds to accomplish cloud computing goals.

Why schools are moving to the cloud? Reasons include: (1) Lack of funds to grow or maintain internal infrastructure and (2) more and different devices showing up in classrooms. As schools look to accommodate tablets and mobile devices and new expectations of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives, moving to the cloud becomes the only sensible choice.

Eligible under Priority 1, ClassLink offers LaunchPad, a personal cloud desktop for students and teachers giving access to school from anywhere. Accessible from any device, LaunchPad is ideal for 1to1 & Bring Your Own Device initiatives. Together with E-Rate, LaunchPad delivers 24/7 access to a virtual desktop from any connected device while lowering support costs for schools.