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The State of EdTech – Where are We?

The State of EdTech – Where are We?

We are in a time where technology has the power to transform the field of education. In the last decade alone, we’ve seen many technological advances in schools from interactive touch boards to 1:1 device deployment. The way today’s students learn is different than how tomorrow’s children will learn. Here is the current state of … Continue reading

Tips and Tricks: Redesigning Classrooms

Tips and Tricks: Redesigning Classrooms

Collaboration is a buzz word that we will be talking more and more about because of the fundamental shift in the nature of work. Educators should consider these tips when redesigning their classrooms. Involve students in the design process Educators should talk with students about where they like to learn and why. Think about student … Continue reading

Collaborative Classrooms: What You Need to Know

Collaborative Classrooms: What You Need to Know

We’ve all heard that education is shifting to prepare students for the workforce. So, what exactly is shifting in the classroom? Schools are starting to implement collaborative classrooms. This includes new furniture, classroom layouts, and curriculum that involved play and game learning and constructive group activities. Classrooms are no longer set up with desks and … Continue reading

How Districts Can Increase Student Interest in STEM

How Districts Can Increase Student Interest in STEM

According to MDR, the demand for employees in STEM careers is continuing to outgrow the supply of trained workers. Many elementary teachers don’t feel confident about teaching science so students are spending a significantly small amount of time on this subject. This is leading to less students taking an interest in science content later in … Continue reading

GOP Tax Bill: What you Should Know

GOP Tax Bill: What you Should Know

The GOP Tax Bill has been signed into law. What does this mean for education? Education Week breaks it down into four main points. School funding in states and districts might get shaken up State and local tax deductions are capped at $10,000 and taxpayers can choose to deduct this from property and sales taxes … Continue reading

eLearning vs. mLearning

eLearning vs. mLearning

Although eLearning and mLearning tend to be used synonymously, the two modes of learning differ in many respects. The “e” in eLearning is “electronic.” So eLearning is any form of learning that is delivered using electronic devices like the computer via channels like the Internet. However, learning can also be delivered via the Intranet/Extranet networks. … Continue reading

Key Trends Accelerating Technology Adoption in K-12

Key Trends Accelerating Technology Adoption in K-12

What is on the five-year horizon for K-12 schools? What trends and technologies will drive educational change? The NMC Horizon Report: 2015 K-12 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 56 experts, identifies six key trends … Continue reading

STEM Education

STEM Education

STEM Education has become a major topic of discussion in recent years. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math – subjects associated with growing career opportunities in the U.S. However, the U.S. lags behind internationally in STEM Education, ranking 29th in math and 22nd in science among industrialized nations. In fact, less than 50% … Continue reading

Common Core Testing

Common Core Testing

The 2014-2015 school year has been, and will continue to be, one of the most critical school years in recent memory for the future of education. Despite facing more and more push back from states and politicians, Common Core Testing is officially taking place in 32 states this year. These tests have been designed to … Continue reading

Help Make BYOD a Winning Strategy for Education

Help Make BYOD a Winning Strategy for Education

Charles Sweeney, CEO, Bloxx Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD, is the straightforward idea that enables students and staff to bring their own Internet-enabled device to school for learning and working purposes. There are many advantages to implementing a BYOD strategy within a learning environment. For example, learning becomes culturally relevant; it is important for … Continue reading