Supplier Spotlight: Amazon Web Services’ 4 Pillars of Digital Transformation for Education

By Michelle Nettuno, Category Marketing Manager, Technology at E&I Cooperative Services We sat down with Raechelle Clemmons, Leader, Higher Education Business Development and Strategy at Amazon Web Services (AWS) to discuss the 4 pillars for education and how they have helped E&I members. Tell us about the AWS 4 pillars and the value they offer education. AWS is on a mission to accelerate the digital transformation of education. We’re doing this in collaboration with the...

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Printing Sustainability

4 Tips for Eco-Friendly Printing | by Staples This blog originally appeared on the Staples blog. Did you know that 350 million ink and laser cartridges go to landfills every year? Introduce sustainable printing to your home, school, or business with these helpful tips that include recycling ink cartridges and making ink last longer. You know that empty printer ink cartridges need to be replaced and disposed of. But did you know that most used...

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Modern Seating Solutions for the Future of Education

Five Characteristics of a Future-Focused Lecture Hall, Auditorium or Classroom | by Sedia Systems This blog was originally posted on the Sedia Systems blog. When you hear the word future, what comes to mind? For most, the future evokes a sense of optimism. We view it with hope. We see it as a frontier full of opportunities. We believe it will be better than the present. Whether we think about the next month, the next...

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Esports: Creating Spaces That Turn Gaming Fun into Learning

It's Much More Than Child's Play | by Smith System This post originally appeared on the Smith System blog. The meteoric rise in high school esports shows it’s much more than child’s play. Esports has blossomed into a hot topic of conversation, spanning from K–12 to higher ed. How popular is Esports? As of early 2020, 17 states and the District of Columbia offered formal Esports teams. In higher ed, more than 170 colleges and...

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Supplier Spotlight: Carahsoft on Open Source Software

| by Michelle Nettuno, Category Marketing Manager, Technology at E&I Cooperative Services We sat down with Rich Savage, Sales Director at Carahsoft to discuss open source software, it’s role in education, and software trends and technologies to keep an eye on in the near future. What is open source software and why is it important to education? Open source means its design is publicly accessible, so anyone can share and modify it. The authors of...

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It’s Time for Your School to Embrace STEAM-powered Learning

| by Pam Aulakh, K–12 Vertical Alliance Manager at Connection This blog originally appeared on Connection's Connected blog. 2020 brought many challenges to learning, and now districts across the country are working to address what has been termed “learning loss”—or the term I prefer “unfinished learning.” Some of the funding that schools are using to help support these programs include ESSER funds from the CARES and ARP Acts. We are seeing a trend where more...

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