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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

Tips to Help Create and Sustain a Makerspace

Tips to Help Create and Sustain a Makerspace

Makerspaces, defined as an area where people (students) use creativity, technology, and computing to work on different projects and ideas, are quickly becoming mainstream in education.  However, creating and maintaining one can be overwhelming for educators who are starting from scratch. October Smith, the K-12 science coordinator at Lamar Consolidated ISD, shared some tips and … 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

3D Printing in Education

3D Printing in Education

3D printing, or additive manufacturing, is the process of making three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file. 3D printers make objects based on a virtual design by laying down successive layers of material until the object is complete. As 3D printing continues to evolve it has the potential to transform almost every major industry, and … 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

STEAM Education

STEAM Education

While science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education has become a prominent part of many schools’ education plans, there is a growing movement to add art as another point of emphasis in educators’ integrated learning systems. Adding art to form the STEAM initiative (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) in education has been proven to … Continue reading