How to Reach Everyone During an Emergency with Mass Notification

  By Paul Shain Mass notification systems to help achieve the speed and reach they need to ensure everyone receives a message as quickly as possible. Mass notification systems offer several benefits that can help schools enhance safety and communication. It all starts by understanding the types of situations a school is likely to encounter

Key Capabilities to Improve Communication

  By Peter Steinfeld Effective communication in schools is more challenging than ever. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the ability to keep students and staff safe, and schools also face increases in severe weather events, violence, and more. For administrators, staying up to date on each of these threats and notifying a large

For Management Systems, Timing Is Everything

  By Gary Falcon So, you’ve decided the time has come to improve your school management system: giving your teachers great tools for parent communications; providing online classrooms to better support students; making it easy to collect attendance and generate report cards. Congrats! This is a big step toward improving your school. The next big

5 Ways to Increase Parent-School Communication

  It has been said that communication is the cornerstone of good parent-school relationships. This statement rings even more true as we move into an era where schools are becoming more accountable for student success. One of the best ways to measure success is through collaborative relationships with parents, teachers, and school administrators. When one

How to Choose Classroom Management Software

  By Jordan Walker As a professional in a K-12 school, you’re probably familiar with the term “classroom management.” Classroom management is used by teachers to describe the process of ensuring lessons run smoothly without disruption. Since you’re at the forefront of edtech integration, it’s likely you’ve also been tasked with getting your school up

How Technology Can Be Used to Keep Schools and Students Safe

  By Kevin Brown and Alok Jain Albert Einstein once stated that a problem cannot be solved with the same consciousness that created it. This concept is spot-on when it comes to school safety and security – particularly with Christian schools. All too often, public schools approach safety and security with an “insurance policy” mentality;

Design a Dual Credit Program that Works

  By Joe Bakker During the 2017-2018 school year, 82% of public high schools in the United States offered dual credit opportunities for their students. Here in 2021, most secondary students and their parents expect an opportunity to earn college credit while in high school. Christian high schools seeking to meet this expectation have decisions

Getting Started with Digital Signage

  There’s no doubt about it: technology is rapidly changing our education systems, affecting both the methods of teaching and the way that students learn. Today, more than 90% of classrooms in the United States use computers, incorporating much more engaging, visual content than previous generations. This transition is certainly effective, especially when you consider

7 Expert Predictions for the Future of Learning in 2021

  2020 put the U.S. education system to the test in every way possible. Ask any teacher, student, administrator, or parent of school-aged kids, and they’ll tell you that school is vastly different than it was pre-COVID-19. “The pandemic challenged nearly everything our institutionalized education system knows about how to teach, learn, and empower students,”

Less Paper, Not Paperless

  By Caroline Gilchrist “The office of the future.” That’s what the paperless office was dubbed in 1975, the first time it was predicted—long before computers sat on every desktop and lessons in keyboard skills eclipsed lessons in cursive. Yet while some schools have shifted to executing processes electronically, others continue printing off stacks of
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