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Uncertainty Creates Opportunity

Uncertainty Creates Opportunity

Agile Education Marketing conducted a survey to find out whether or not district administrators and teachers were ready for ESSA. Results showed educators were uncertain about federal funding which delayed education spending. Many educators look to vendors for advice and guidance. Check out the infographic below for a better understanding of how ESSA uncertainty can … Continue reading

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

Federal E-Rate Program Update

Federal E-Rate Program Update

According to U.S. News, only 4 million students had internet access in 2014 and now 39.2 million students have internet access. This was made possible through the modernization of a federal program and the coalition of federal and state lawmakers dedicated to the cause. “America made a historic promise to our students in 2013 to … 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 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

Tips for Marketing to Teachers

Tips for Marketing to Teachers

Since school districts have tight funding, teachers use their personal funds to purchase items for their classroom. Agile Education found that teachers spend an average of $468 of their personal funds on their classroom. Here is the cost breakdown of personal and school funds used for classroom supplies and materials. Even though teachers aren’t the … Continue reading

Federal Education Funding: What You Should Know

Federal Education Funding: What You Should Know

We are still uncertain about the FY17-18 federal education budget. With this uncertainty, make sure your customers know about the shifts in funding. Agile Education highlights what they need to know in the infographic below. Please share any additional information you have in the comments below.  Source: Agile Education Marketing

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