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Six Trends for this School Year

Six Trends for this School Year

The Journal News, part of USA Today, released an article in early September outlining six trends that will be seen in schools this coming school year. Virtual Learning- What used to be a static experience is now fully immersive. Students are given the ability to visit far-flung parts of the world or interact with people they … Continue reading

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

Come See Us at ISTE 2017 – Booth #3452

Come See Us at ISTE 2017 – Booth #3452

We are excited to be heading down to ISTE in 4 days! ISTE is a great opportunity to showcase your products and interact with vendors, resellers, and industry representatives. Connect with over 15,000 educators, 4,500 company representatives and 550 exhibiting companies. Stop by Booth #3452 and say hi! We will have demos from several of … Continue reading

Important Developments in Education Technology

Important Developments in Education Technology

The NMC Horizon Report: 2016 K-12 Edition, based on the opinions of 59 education and technology experts from 18 countries, identified six important developments in technology that will support innovation and change in education within the next five years. Near-Term – Time-to-Adoption Horizon: One Year or Less Makerspaces Makerspaces are physical environments that offer tools … Continue reading

Investments in Career and Tech Education Announced

Last week (3/9/2016) The US Department of Education announced their plan to increase support for career and technical education (CTE) courses for students. Education Secretary John B. King Jr., has emphasized the importance for an increase in student access to CTE classes, especially for those who come from more diverse backgrounds. Additionally, he has called … Continue reading

Powering the 21st Century Classroom

Powering the 21st Century Classroom

With mobile devices so prevalent and essential in today’s classrooms, schools must ensure that accessible power is available to students at all times. To address this challenge schools are beginning to turn to the next generation of school furniture and equipment – technologically-enabled tables, chairs, podiums, shelving, and other furniture. Power-enabled furniture and equipment have … Continue reading

Important Developments in Education Technology

Important Developments in Education Technology

The NMC Horizon Report: 2015 K-12 Edition report, based on the opinions of 56 experts, identified six important developments in technology that will support innovation and change in education within the next five years. Near-Term – Time-to-Adoption Horizon: One Year or Less BYOD BYOD refers to the practice of students/faculty bringing their own mobile devices … Continue reading