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Flipped Classrooms: The Good and the Bad

Flipped Classrooms: The Good and the Bad

We’ve been hearing about flipped classrooms for quite some time now. Schools who have implemented it find their students being more successful because they have hands on time with the teacher to work on problems they run into. However, with everything good, there are always some problems we run into. Here are some pros and … Continue reading

Virtual Reality and Where it is Headed

Virtual Reality and Where it is Headed

How cool would it be to take a field trip to Australia or see inside the human body? With virtual reality, students can do just that and more! This is why virtual reality is becoming popular in schools. Students now have the ability to experience things they otherwise couldn’t. As a result, market analysts are … Continue reading

Tips and Tricks: Redesigning Classrooms

Tips and Tricks: Redesigning Classrooms

Collaboration is a buzz word that we will be talking more and more about because of the fundamental shift in the nature of work. Educators should consider these tips when redesigning their classrooms. Involve students in the design process Educators should talk with students about where they like to learn and why. Think about student … Continue reading

Transforming Education through Digital Technology

Transforming Education through Digital Technology

College readiness is an important topic for both parents and educators. Many parents have high expectations that their children will be successful beyond high school graduation. With these expectations, principals and school leaders are facing a lot of pressure and a sense of urgency to think differently about teacher preparation. The 2017 digital learning trend … Continue reading

Flipped Learning: Where to Begin

Flipped Learning: Where to Begin

We have all heard about flipped learning. However, with different variations of the term, having the wrong idea of flipped learning can be a problem for schools. Flipped Learning Network defines flipped learning as “a pedagogical approach in which direct instruction moves from the group learning space to the individual learning space, and the resulting … Continue reading

Significant Developments in EdTech for Higher Education

Significant Developments in EdTech for Higher Education

The NMC Horizon Report: 2016 Higher Education Edition, based on the opinions of 58 education and technology experts, identified six important developments in technology that will support innovation and change at higher education institutions within the next five years. Near-Term – Time-to-Adoption: 1 year or less Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) – In higher education, … Continue reading

Key Trends Accelerating Tech Adoption in Higher Education

Key Trends Accelerating Tech Adoption in Higher Education

What is on the five-year horizon for Higher Education Institutions? What trends and technologies will drive educational change? The NMC/CoSN Horizon Report: 2016 Higher Education Edition examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on, and use in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in schools. The report, based on the opinions of 58 experts, identifies six … Continue reading

3 Ways to Make Classrooms More Interactive

3 Ways to Make Classrooms More Interactive

To connect with today’s kids teachers must look to more innovative and interactive strategies.  Educators know that interactive instructional approaches can be an effective strategy to increase student engagement. However, to make a real difference, educators have to integrate technology in a meaningful way to truly impact students. The following are three methods have been … Continue reading