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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

How Teachers are Using Social Media

How Teachers are Using Social Media

Social media is one of the best ways to reach teachers. Here’s what teachers are talking about and how you can join in on the conversation. Teachers share common goals and challenges and use social media to discuss with each other. They talk about education policy, post curriculum ideas, and show off student projects. If … Continue reading

How to Develop an Email That Get Results

How to Develop an Email That Get Results

Developing an engaging email to generate leads can take some time. A report from Litmus found that brands spend an average of two weeks brainstorming, writing, designing, coding, testing, and deploying one single email. Agile found that 43 percent of administrators and 41 percent of teachers value email for communicating with education vendors. This means … Continue reading

Infographic: Decision Makers in School Districts

Infographic: Decision Makers in School Districts

Understanding who make purchasing decisions in school districts can be difficult. It’s easy to think the principals make purchasing decisions for their school. However, that isn’t the case. Principals have some authority but any decisions made must be made within specific purchasing parameters. Let’s see who the district-level purchasers are so you know who to … Continue reading

Making Schools Safer Online

Making Schools Safer Online

We hear about data breeches in retail and healthcare all the time because they are big targets for data thieves. But what about education? Breeches are very common in education. We don’t hear about the breeches often because they are typically smaller and nobody knows how many records were compromised. IT departments are taking notice … Continue reading

Buying Decisions: How Customers are Influenced

Buying Decisions: How Customers are Influenced

Consumers do a lot of research before making a purchase. This research includes reading reviews and comparing product options. Education decision makers are no different. To help increase your sales, here’s what you should know about buying decisions. Peer reviews can make or break. Many decision makers turn to their peers for product advice. They … Continue reading

How VR and AR are Helping Students Learn

How VR and AR are Helping Students Learn

Imagine how different your learning experience would’ve been if you could hold a beating heart when learning about anatomy, walk through the solar system when learning about planets, and take a trip to Australia to see a Kangaroo. Only Ms. Frizzle could take her kids on these trips in the Magic School Bus. Now today’s … Continue reading

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