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January 19, 2018
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How schools can maximize network usage
How schools can maximize network usage
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Larger school districts need a high-density network design instead of a coverage-based network to provide service to all students working online during the day, says Jim Vajda, a former educational IT director. He offers four tips for IT leaders to maximize seamless access to a school's network.
EdTech online (1/18) 
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Hands-on science in a digital world
Science education is no longer confined to the pages of a textbook. Students are interacting with science concepts through physical objects and digital platforms, and using this knowledge to solve real-world issues. Get insights for making this work in your classroom in this SmartFocus on Hands-on Science.
What to consider when filtering internet content
What to consider when filtering internet content
School leaders often make decisions about filtering internet content in schools, and defining how and what to filter is a good first step, says Mike Jamerson, director of technology at Indiana's Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. Jamerson and others offer best practices for filtering.
District Administration magazine online (1/19) 
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Systems Management
Colleges are hiring senior leaders for innovation
Nearly 30% of the top 50 colleges and universities in the US have created positions for innovation roles such as chief innovation officer, according to a report from Russell Reynolds Associates. Such roles often are senior leadership positions with responsibilities that are strategic in nature, researchers found.
eCampus News (free registration) (1/18) 
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Managing Budgets
Conn. school funding is appropriate, court says
Conn. school funding is appropriate, court says
The Connecticut Supreme Court has determined that the state is fulfilling its education-funding obligations -- overturning a lower court's ruling. The Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding is asking the state court to reconsider its ruling.
The New York Times (free-article access for SmartBrief readers) (1/18) 
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Schools and Social Media
Video interviews gain popularity at colleges
Video interviews gain popularity at colleges
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More college and university departments are using video technology such as Skype to conduct first-round interviews of doctoral graduates for faculty jobs. Some associations, such as the Modern Language Association, are encouraging more video interviews, recognizing that travel expenses could be a disadvantage for some qualified candidates.
Inside Higher Ed (1/18) 
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Last Byte
Tips for refining emotional intelligence
Once we become deliberate about how we react to adversity rather than habitual, we can better manage our emotions and respond to others constructively, writes LaRae Quy. "Awareness and curiosity about our own emotions, as well as those of others, places us in a stronger position to not only recognize the negative ones but to anticipate how they could spin out of control," she writes.
SmartBrief/Leadership (1/17) 
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