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Computational Thinking: The Skill Set for the Future

Computational Thinking: The Skill Set for the Future

As we mentioned in our previous blog post “What’s Ahead for EdTech in 2019”, schools will be focused on developing students’ computational thinking skills with the help of robotics and coding. What is Computational Thinking? Computational thinking is a problem-solving skill that focuses on critical and logical thinking. It’s about solving problems systematically, then reaching … Continue reading

What’s Ahead for EdTech in 2019?

What’s Ahead for EdTech in 2019?

As we start kicking off the new year, let’s take a moment to discuss what’s ahead for EdTech in 2019. Computational Thinking, Robotics, and Coding As we see an increase in makerspace and STEAM, computational thinking, robotics, and coding will continue to grow in 2019. Schools will be looking for solutions to help their students … Continue reading

Top EdTech Trends from 2018

Top EdTech Trends from 2018

As we start our 2019 fiscal year, let’s take a trip down memory lane and talk about what EdTech was trending in 2018. STEM/STEAM We saw a huge push for STEM/STEAM learning opportunities, making 3D printers and coding and computer science products a huge hit in classrooms. At The Douglas Stewart Company, we launched new … Continue reading

Top 5 Posts of 2018

Top 5 Posts of 2018

Can you believe that 2018 is coming to a close? 2018 has been a great year to say the least. We’ve heard a lot about STEAM education, collaborative classrooms, and so much more. Here is your 2018 recap from VAR Connection. #1 Infographic: Decision Makers in School Districts #2 How to Increase Girls’ Interest in STEM … Continue reading

9 Way to Make a Better Makerspace

9 Way to Make a Better Makerspace

Makerspaces are becoming the favorite way to bring STEAM learning to the classroom. Research shows that makerspaces help elementary students develop critical thinking, design thinking, and problem-solving skills. Research from Macquarie University in Australia shows how teachers can use makerspaces to improve teaching and learning outcomes. Using makerspaces has led to higher student engagement, confidence, … Continue reading

7 Ways to Support Teaching with Video

7 Ways to Support Teaching with Video

People of all generations are turning to video to learn new skills, get inspiration, and help with fixing something. The same is true in the classroom. Teachers are filming lessons, so students can look back at the lesson after class, showing videos in class to help students better understand concepts, and using video to keep … Continue reading

How to Prepare Students for the Job Market

How to Prepare Students for the Job Market

For students to stay competitive in the changing job market, there are key skills they need to learn. Students need to start developing these skills as early as pre-kindergarten. These skills include learning skills, literacy skills, and life skills. Learning skills teach students how to adapt and improve upon a modern work environment. These skills … Continue reading

What’s Next with Wireless Internet

What’s Next with Wireless Internet

Schools are relying more and more on technology for classroom instruction. As schools add more technology, they need to rely on a fast wireless connection. Telecommunication giants are racing to roll out the fifth generation of wireless technology to keep up with the changing technology. 5G will expand VR/AR for classrooms, create a more personalized … Continue reading

Three Way to Transform Classrooms with Technology

Three Way to Transform Classrooms with Technology

Technology is changing the way students are learning. Gone are the days of textbooks and in-class lectures. Students are expanding their learning and career opportunities by traveling through the human body, visiting Antarctica, and doing hands-on activities. Technology and innovation are becoming more of a priority in school districts. Here are three tools educators are … Continue reading