Technology in education. Rolling out 600,000 devices state wide.

I think one of the biggest things I am asked as “the IT guy” is, “how can we use technology within the classroom?” I am in a unique position. Aside from working in higher education, one of my favorite aspects has been the ability to work in K-12 education technology. I cut my teeth on this topic working with a good friend of mine who is the technology director in a rural school district.  One of the challenges they had is how to get the technology from the schools spread apart…

Book Review & More: “Free To Learn” by Peter Gray [Utah Political Summary]

For the vast majority of the first 60 years of their lives, nearly every person in the United States is intimately involved in our country’s public education system. You enter when you’re 5 years old (or sooner, in some places) and leave when your 18. If you become a teacher or administrator, you re-enter a scant 4 years later to remain for, potentially, the next 40 years. If you do not become a teacher or administrator, you likely reengage after a 5-15 year hiatus, when your children enter the system…