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Workforce Projections Inform Teaching Trends

Workforce Projections Inform Teaching Trends

According to the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report 2018, the Fourth Industrial Revolution is quickly approaching. Over the next three years, the report projects that four technological advances will have a big impact on existing business models and practices. “Ubiquitous high-speed mobile internet; artificial intelligence; widespread adoption of big data analytics; and cloud … Continue reading

What’s Ahead for EdTech in 2019?

What’s Ahead for EdTech in 2019?

As we start kicking off the new year, let’s take a moment to discuss what’s ahead for EdTech in 2019. Computational Thinking, Robotics, and Coding As we see an increase in makerspace and STEAM, computational thinking, robotics, and coding will continue to grow in 2019. Schools will be looking for solutions to help their students … Continue reading

Top 5 Posts of 2018

Top 5 Posts of 2018

Can you believe that 2018 is coming to a close? 2018 has been a great year to say the least. We’ve heard a lot about STEAM education, collaborative classrooms, and so much more. Here is your 2018 recap from VAR Connection. #1 Infographic: Decision Makers in School Districts #2 How to Increase Girls’ Interest in STEM … Continue reading

9 Way to Make a Better Makerspace

9 Way to Make a Better Makerspace

Makerspaces are becoming the favorite way to bring STEAM learning to the classroom. Research shows that makerspaces help elementary students develop critical thinking, design thinking, and problem-solving skills. Research from Macquarie University in Australia shows how teachers can use makerspaces to improve teaching and learning outcomes. Using makerspaces has led to higher student engagement, confidence, … 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