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The Benefits of Creating a Flexible Classroom

WHAT IS A FLEXIBLE CLASSROOM? Flexibility is hard to define in the classroom setting. Are we referring to the colors on the wall? The lighting? The seating? The way students interact with teachers? The real definition is a combination of all of these things, which makes it difficult to determine how flexible classrooms affect student … Continue reading

What are Principals Saying About Technology in Schools?

What are Principals Saying About Technology in Schools?

As children become more “plugged in”, principals have been tasked with a difficult decision—how can educators use these devices while also balancing their potentially harmful effects. While technology can help prepare students for success in school and beyond, things like screen time and social media are weighing heavily on principals’ minds as they decide whether to invest in more tech-based products. Continue reading

How is 5G set to change the classroom?

How is 5G set to change the classroom?

What is 5G? 5G is the fifth generation of wireless communication and it’s just beginning to roll out around the world. It promises speeds up to 20 times faster than 4G connections, more bandwidth and more stable connections. All four wireless carriers have begun using 5G in the U.S., and 5G phones are available to … Continue reading

Springfield Public Schools ‘IGNiTE’ Culture of Innovation Through 1:1 Initiative

Springfield Public Schools ‘IGNiTE’ Culture of Innovation Through 1:1 Initiative

Going 1:1 with mobile devices is no small feat for an individual classroom or school. Expand the initiative across an entire district, and logistical nightmares abound: infrastructure, maintenance, training, storage, security. The list goes on. So when the largest school system in Missouri introduced its district-wide 1:1 device plan, skepticism could have taken root. Instead, … Continue reading

Apps for Every Need

iPad® apps are expanding the learning experience both inside and outside the classroom. From interactive lessons to study aids to productivity tools, there’s an app for every learner. 60 Minutes ran a piece on how the iPad was being used as an assistive technology with autistic students. Many found this piece eye opening as it showed the … Continue reading