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Schools Must Dig Deep with Root Cause Analysis to Truly Tackle Absenteeism

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As the U.S. grapples with a rising tide of chronic absenteeism in schools, a phenomenon exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, educational leaders are faced with a pivotal challenge. With the shift to online learning during the pandemic, students and parents questioned the efficacy and necessity of traditional schooling structures, leading to increased absentee rates…

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The Power of Boxlight Technologies Transforms Clayton County Public Schools

The landscape of education has seen much evolution and school districts like Clayton County Public Schools have emerged as a beacon of innovation and commitment to student achievement, thanks to the leadership of Dr. Anthony Smith, district staff, educators, and the Boxlight team. Recognizing the central role of technology in modern learning, the district…

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AI Transform Lesson Building by Generating Creative and Interactive Content, Thereby Reducing the Workload of Teachers

Lesson building in education is undergoing a transformative shift with the integration of AI, marking not just a technological evolution, but a pedagogical revolution. As AI continues to permeate various sectors, its impact on education stands out for its significant contributions. The technology, which once seemed like a distant future, is now a present…

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Just Thinking’s Latest Episode: A Refined Focus on Simplicity in EdTech for Modern Education

In an insightful episode of ‘Just Thinking,’ host Kevin Dougherty engages with Alfonso Mendoza, host of My EdTech Life, to discuss the transformative power of EdTech in modern education. The discussion highlights Mendoza’s unexpected journey into teaching and his subsequent passion for integrating technology into education. Mendoza, an instructional technologist, shares his 18-year journey in…

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‘Brave’ Micro-Schools are Reinventing Schooling and Creating a Successful Educational Path

The global education system is making way for more micro-schools faced monumental challenges due to the pandemic, which left traditional models of schooling to come under scrutiny. The demand for a more adaptable, student-centric approach is growing, with a focus on self-directed learning and community involvement. During a time when 1.5 billion children were…

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Combining Robotics and AI in Schools is a Sufficient Introduction to Prepare Students for a Tech-Centric Future

Could robotics and AI (artificial intelligence) be the combination students need for a tech-centric future? As the world enters a future deeply entwined with AI, it’s more crucial than ever that future generations are raised to be creators, not just consumers. While introducing AI and STEM concepts might seem overwhelming for youngsters, some…

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Digital Signage Investments in Schools Help Inform On-Campus Happenings, Such as Notification of an Active Shooter 

Gone are the days when digital signage investments on college campuses was merely a rotating carousel of event announcements and cafeteria menus. Today, thanks to advances in technology and data analytics, these screens are transforming into interactive hubs that offer customized experiences, wayfinding, and even safety information. Beyond acting as virtual billboards, they…

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Superior Air Quality and HVAC Systems are Crucial for Senior Care
May 29, 2024

The demographic shift towards an aging population, projected to reach 27 million Americans in nursing and assisted living facilities by 2050, raises significant concerns about indoor air quality in these environments. With respiratory health already being a critical issue among seniors, the stakes are high for ensuring that HVAC systems are up to par….

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The Future of Data Centers: Cooling, Power, and ESG with Saqib Ashraf
May 28, 2024

In a rapidly evolving data center industry, cooling technologies are finally taking center stage, driven by the rise of AI and other high-density computing needs. In the latest episode of Straight Outta Crumpton, Saqib Ashraf, Director of Solutions Architecture at CPG, shares insights on the future of data centers as well as the challenges…

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With Walmart Health Shuttering Its Doors, Retail Healthcare Has to Rethink Its Role & Strategy in Primary Care
May 28, 2024

Retail healthcare is an uncertain slice of the U.S. healthcare industry, being defined by both recent strategic retreats and bold expansions which have sparked crucial discussions about the future of primary care services within the retail sector. The most recent news that shocked the industry was the shuttering of Walmart Health, Walmart’s 51 health…

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Edge Computing is the Foundation for Scaled Smart Cities. How Can the Industry Accelerate Adoption?
May 28, 2024

As cities globally accelerate their transformation into “smart cities,” the integration of a capable computing ecosystem to complement smart city initiatives has become an important part of smart city success. How critical will edge computing be in that ecosystem, and in the facilitation of today’s and tomorrow’s smart city projects, especially with where smart…

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Redefining Mobility with Sketchbattle, From Four Wheels to Flying Skateboards: Part 1
August 9, 2023

In the evolving landscape of innovation, nothing is perhaps undergoing a more radical transformation than the concept of mobility. Once, the definition was simple: the automobile. Now, as we veer away from traditional vehicles and fossil fuels, Detroit—the city that once put the world on wheels—is making strides and redefining mobility. The question looms:…

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The DisruptED World of Upskilling for Frontline Workers – Part 2
August 1, 2023

In today’s rapidly evolving job market, the importance of upskilling for frontline workers cannot be overstated. The rise of new technologies, changing workforce dynamics, and income inequality have intensified the need for continuous learning and skill development. As the pandemic reshapes the way we work, the discussion on leveraging technology and intentional design to…

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The DisruptED World of Upskilling for Frontline Workers – Part 1
August 1, 2023

The world is experiencing rapid changes in technology, work dynamics, and industry demands. As the job market evolves, frontline workers face new challenges in staying relevant and employable. The discussion on upskilling these workers has become crucial now more than ever. According to recent research, 75% of frontline workers feel the need for more…

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The Entrepreneurial Journey That Led to the Creation of a Detroit-based Techie’s Vibrant Technology
July 20, 2023

In a time when the narrative of resiliency is heralded as the mark of an entrepreneur, the story of Achsha Jones, CEO and Founder of TripSlip, bears testimony to this spirit in a uniquely vivid way. A daughter of Detroit, Jones not only weathered the turbulent history of her hometown but also learned to extract…

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As Vibrant Technology Grows In Detroit, Making It Accessible Is Still a Challenge
July 20, 2023

As common as vibrant technology is, it’s not readily accessible to everyone. Detroit, a city once synonymous with automobile production and subsequently ravaged by economic and demographic shifts, is getting back on its feet and shifting gears. Thanks to initiatives like the Michigan Central Innovation Campus and New Lab, the city is now buzzing…

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From Tragedy to Prevention: Susan Payne’s Journey with Safe2Tell
July 5, 2023

In a recent episode of the “Secured Podcast,” host Mike Matranga welcomed Susan Payne, a renowned expert in K-12 security and the founder of Safe2Tell. With a background in law enforcement and extensive experience in school safety, Payne shared her insights on preventing tragedies and promoting early intervention in schools. Susan Payne’s impressive career…

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What Do Educators Need to Know About Texas House Bill 13?
June 16, 2023

In this episode of the SecurED Podcast, join host Mike Matranga from M6 Global Defense as he engages in a crucial discussion with Mike Monsive, CEO of ASAP Security Services, on Texas House Bill 13 and its implications for educators. The objective is to foster safer school environments. The conversation delves into the proposal…

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A Virtual Learning Extension for Students Without a Long-Term Strategy is Simply Access
June 16, 2023

Virtual learning flourished in the K-12 space during the pandemic. Many of these online programs continue today and are doing their best to sure up student learning loss caused by three years of interruptions. But are online tools enough? Do teachers and students have the training they need to utilize edtech in a way…

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Digital Learning for Everyone: Disrupting the Norm with Education Technology
May 23, 2023

Digital learning was a tool prior to Covid-19, a life saver during the pandemic, and through AI, ChatGPT, and other innovative education technology, it’s becoming a powerful resource in the education space. Tech-driven personalized learning is helping reduce educational inequality by giving students, regardless of geographical location or income status, the additional support they need…

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