Last week on the blog we discussed what principals think about technology in the classroom, but what about the professionals who are ultimately responsible for utilizing these tools? What are teachers saying about the technology being brought into their classrooms?
What is gamification? Gamification is a technique that leverages people’s natural desires for socializing, competition, achievement, status, self-expression, altruism or closure. The idea is to apply game-design thinking in non-game applications, and in education that usually means applying game-based concepts to content in order to meet specific learning outcomes. How does gamification help people …
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 …
It’s been fifty years since Sesame Street started captivating students and educators alike, and ten since the show launched STEM-specific segments. With catchy songs and witty skits, it’s no surprise that children who grew up watching the show credit it as being one of their first teachers. Read on to find out how the show is helping students learn about STEAM and STEAM.
Schools have been introducing STEAM education initiatives at a steady pace. As Friday – National STEM/STEAM Day – approaches, here are a few ideas for bringing STEAM to life in the classroom.
In our previous blog post, we explored the connections between STEAM and Project Based Learning (PBL) and how projects could include core tenants from each. Today, we’ll focus on teachers who have already begun integrating these strategies, as well as how edtech fits into the larger scheme of things.
In terms of education buzzwords, Project Based Learning (PBL) and STEAM initiatives are pretty high on the list. Where are the intersections between the two and how can teachers utilize the core tenants of each to create juggernaut learning experiences?
All edtech is not created equal. Learn more about the buying cycles for different product types.
As the people who spend the most time interacting with students, teachers are often the end-users when it comes to edtech products. Their influence can be underrated by edtech sales and marketing professionals because they are not always the decision makers for their schools or districts.
There are a million things to distract students from learning, but there are also ways to help remove distractions in the classroom and at home using technology.