What is the best device for K-12?

Some people are in search of the right technology, the right device, the right answer. These folks may think that it will only take some research, and the smart ones will pick the correct solution. This may date back to the early PC vs. Mac duality that began in the mid-80s. “Business” users felt like they …

High Hopes for 3 Technology Products

I recently got in-depth introductions to products that are not new but are not mature either. Each has an identity problem and is looking for a voice that can prove its value to an audience that does not know it needs it. In this American Land from Ellis Island to the Golden Gate, Education leaders …

Schools and Districts Need to Avoid Email Hell

I worked a good part of the weekend going through my nearly 500 emails that I was behind reading. By midnight Sunday, my inbox was empty. “Whoo Hoo,” I thought, I’m caught up and ready for a busy week with tech plans to write and issues to solve…. After a single day’s worth of meetings, …

Google and VMware joining forces is good for schools

This week Google and VMware announced a new strategic partnership. The interesting thing is that Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) is already using Google and VMware as partners. We have purchased approximately 10,000 Chromebooks to promote Personalized Learning for our 35,000 students. For students, the Chromebooks, with their web-only interface, meet their needs for Blended …

Sheila E. to Drum-up Support for Oakland Students

Events to showcase legendary drummer Sheila E, Kev Choice, Juan Escovedo, Mary Fettig, Michael Franti and Friends, Goapele, Judith Hill, Javier Navarette, Orianthi, Ozomatli, OUSD’s “Big O” teacher band, and bands from numerous middle and high schools What: OUSD Jazz Festival with Sheila E. and Friends (Free admission) When: Thursday, February 6 at 7:00pm Where: …