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Computer Science Education is Mandatory in Virginia

Computer Science Education is Mandatory in Virginia

According to District Administration, Virginia has become the first state to have mandatory common core standards in computer science education.  The standards are a framework for computer science education in the state. There are states with advisory standards, but Virginia became the first to have mandatory standards.   Some concerns were raised by the Virginia … Continue reading

Tips for Starting a STEAM Program

Tips for Starting a STEAM Program

Schools across the country are getting involved in the STEAM movement by integrating innovative programs and spaces that inspire a new generation of designers and inventors. Help your customers bring STEAM to their school with these tips from littleBits. Districts and schools need to have a clear vision of what their STEAM goals are. Everyone … Continue reading

What’s Ahead in K-12

What’s Ahead in K-12

Each school year brings about new trends in the K-12 world. EdWeek Market Brief interviewed Ben Davis, a senior market analysis for education, to see what trends we should be on the lookout this school year and beyond. Here are his predictions: Learning analytics and institutional analytics will be more closely related. Digital inking and … Continue reading

How Video is Used in Education

How Video is Used in Education

Educators are tailoring their lesson plans to ensure students are developing skills for 21st Century learning—critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. According to eSchool News, audio video and multimedia are areas of focus to help students develop these skills. Media projects, presentations, and online communications can help prepare students for their future career. Here are a few ways … Continue reading

How Augmented Reality Will Transform Education

How Augmented Reality Will Transform Education

EdTech is changing the way students are learning and teachers are teaching. Through use of augmented reality, students perform better, are more motivated to learn, engage in materials, and have a more positive attitude. According to an infographic by New Jersey Institute of Technology, dedicated augmented reality devices is expected to reach $659.98 million by … Continue reading

Six Trends for this School Year

Six Trends for this School Year

The Journal News, part of USA Today, released an article in early September outlining six trends that will be seen in schools this coming school year. Virtual Learning- What used to be a static experience is now fully immersive. Students are given the ability to visit far-flung parts of the world or interact with people they … 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

Come See Us at ISTE 2017 – Booth #3452

Come See Us at ISTE 2017 – Booth #3452

We are excited to be heading down to ISTE in 4 days! ISTE is a great opportunity to showcase your products and interact with vendors, resellers, and industry representatives. Connect with over 15,000 educators, 4,500 company representatives and 550 exhibiting companies. Stop by Booth #3452 and say hi! We will have demos from several of … Continue reading

EdTech Spending Set to Explode in Higher Education

EdTech Spending Set to Explode in Higher Education

According to recent research by MarketWatch, EdTech spending for on campus EdTech by colleges and universities is estimated to rise to $252 billion by 2020. IT leaders and campus admin are projected to invest in everything from online learning solutions to personal devices, as well as investments in up-and-coming technologies as listed in the recent … Continue reading