Last week on the blog we discussed what principals think about technology in the classroom, but what about the professionals who are ultimately responsible for utilizing these tools? What are teachers saying about the technology being brought into their classrooms?
As children become more “plugged in”, principals have been tasked with a difficult decision—how can educators use these devices while also balancing their potentially harmful effects. While technology can help prepare students for success in school and beyond, things like screen time and social media are weighing heavily on principals’ minds as they decide whether to invest in more tech-based products.
2019 was another year of growth and progress in education, and we loved every second of it. This year on the blog, we’ve gotten to explore everything from cyber security hygiene in schools to how EdTech is fighting climate change. It’s been a great year, and we are so thankful to have shared it with …
Lego’s interlocking plastic bricks made their first appearance in 1949 being sold as “automatic binding bricks”. The potential to reuse the same pieces to construct different structures and inventions has been present from the very beginning. The world of Lego has expanded significantly from the early days and now includes theme parks, video games, board …
What is 5G? 5G is the fifth generation of wireless communication and it’s just beginning to roll out around the world. It promises speeds up to 20 times faster than 4G connections, more bandwidth and more stable connections. All four wireless carriers have begun using 5G in the U.S., and 5G phones are available to …
It’s been fifty years since Sesame Street started captivating students and educators alike, and ten since the show launched STEM-specific segments. With catchy songs and witty skits, it’s no surprise that children who grew up watching the show credit it as being one of their first teachers. Read on to find out how the show is helping students learn about STEAM and STEAM.
STEAM has been a major focus in education for years. According to data from the ACT, 45% of 2018 high school graduates intended to pursue STEM majors in college. As schools start implementing new STEM tools and curriculum to better prepare students for the modern world, they face a new challenge─ how can STEM apply to subjects that aren’t Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math?
Schools have been introducing STEAM education initiatives at a steady pace. As Friday – National STEM/STEAM Day – approaches, here are a few ideas for bringing STEAM to life in the classroom.
In our previous blog post, we explored the connections between STEAM and Project Based Learning (PBL) and how projects could include core tenants from each. Today, we’ll focus on teachers who have already begun integrating these strategies, as well as how edtech fits into the larger scheme of things.
In terms of education buzzwords, Project Based Learning (PBL) and STEAM initiatives are pretty high on the list. Where are the intersections between the two and how can teachers utilize the core tenants of each to create juggernaut learning experiences?