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How to Get Students Excited about STEM

How to Get Students Excited about STEM

Science, technology, engineering, and math are important topics for children to learn and essential in today’s culture. Through these fields we can help the environment, transform healthcare, and improve our country’s security. According to the Counsel of Advisors on Science and Technology, there aren’t enough students in STEM undergraduate programs in the U.S. to meet … Continue reading

Tips and Tricks: Starting a Coding Program

Tips and Tricks: Starting a Coding Program

K-12 coding and computer programing has peaked teachers’ interest over the years in many districts. This is partially due to our nation’s need for computer programing graduates for fill jobs. Even with increased interest in computer science among teachers, only 40% of schools teach computer programing. If you’re talking to a district who wants to … 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

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

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

Significant Developments in EdTech for Higher Education

Significant Developments in EdTech for Higher Education

The NMC Horizon Report: 2016 Higher Education Edition, based on the opinions of 58 education and technology experts, identified six important developments in technology that will support innovation and change at higher education institutions within the next five years. Near-Term – Time-to-Adoption: 1 year or less Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) – In higher education, … Continue reading