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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

6 Tips for Making the Most of iPad and Chromebook Carts

6 Tips for Making the Most of iPad and Chromebook Carts

Mobile device carts are used to charge, secure, store, and distribute tablets, Chromebooks, and other mobile devices—and in schools that do not have students take home their devices, they’ve become a mainstay and critical to any deployment. Unfortunately, a lot can go wrong when managing a large-scale deployment, hindering a seemingly solid technology initiative: a … Continue reading

One-to-One Computing Drives Growth in EdTech Market

One-to-One Computing Drives Growth in EdTech Market

Advances in K-12 learning technology and the popularity of one-to-one initiatives is expected to bring about big gains in the education IT market over the next three years.  A new report,  Education Technology Market in North America 2015-2019, published by global technology research and advisory company Technavio, indicates that the education technology market could reach … Continue reading

Key Trends Accelerating Tech Adoption in HED

Key Trends Accelerating Tech Adoption in HED

What’s on the five-year horizon for higher education intuitions?  What trends and technologies will drive educational change?  The NMC Horizon Report: 2016 HED 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 key trends … Continue reading

1-to-1 Laptop Initiatives Linked to Higher Scores

A new study, analyzing results of fifteen years’ worth of research studies, found that efforts by K-12 schools to implement 1-to-1 laptop deployments has , on average, had a statistically significant positive impact on student test scores in English/language arts, writing, math, and science. The study also found some modest evidence of other positive benefits … Continue reading