Even Teachers Can Learn Something New

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Enhancing the Presence of Welding Instructors By Airgas Shaping the Future with Fresh Perspective Welding instructors are shaping the future. Year after year, instructors educate students who will later enter the workforce and help build things we rely on to make the world go round. It’s an important job that doesn’t always get the recognition […]

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

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An Interview with Raechelle Clemmons, Leader, Higher Education Business Development and Strategy at AWS By Michelle Nettuno, Category Marketing Manager, Technology, 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 […]

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 […]

Modern Seating Solutions for the Future of Education

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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 […]

Esports: Creating Spaces That Turn Gaming Fun into Learning

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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, […]

Supplier Spotlight: Carahsoft on Open Source Software

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An Interview with Rich Savage, Sales Director at Carahsoft By Michelle Nettuno, Category Marketing Manager, Technology, 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 […]

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

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Prepare Your Students for Their Future in Technology Markets By Pam Aulakh, K–12 Vertical Alliance Manager, 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 […]

CMMC: What It Is and Why It Is Important

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Breaking Down the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification By John D’Annunzio, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Columbia Advisory Group The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a security framework implemented by the US Department of Defense (DoD) to improve protection of the defense industrial base. Like other security frameworks, the CMMC has a collection of […]

How Schools Can Negotiate Global Marketplace Challenges

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Two Steps to Addressing These Ongoing Issues By Batteries Plus Bulbs In the wake of COVID-19, the global marketplace is currently facing a number of supply chain and logistic challenges. Pandemic-related labor disruptions in the manufacturing industry have created shortages of raw materials such as plastics, computer chips and nickel, while a surge in consumer […]

Supplier Spotlight: Carahsoft

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Carahsoft’s Commitment to Supplier Diversity By Michelle Nettuno, Category Marketing Manager, Technology, E&I Cooperative Services We sat down with Martin Gavin, Senior Program Manager at Carahsoft, to discuss the details of their diversity supplier program. When and why did Carahsoft decide to create a diversity supplier program? Carahsoft recognizes the importance of partner diversity to […]