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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

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

Top 10 Higher Ed IT Issues in 2017

Top 10 Higher Ed IT Issues in 2017

Last week EDUCAUSE released its top 10 higher ED IT Issues for 2017. They placed a focus on student success through four key themes: IT foundations, data foundations, effective leadership, and successful students.  IT in higher ed continues to have many priorities, serve numerous constituents, and offer hundreds of services to meet these many needs. … 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

Key Trends Accelerating Tech Adoption in Higher Education

Key Trends Accelerating Tech Adoption in Higher Education

What is on the five-year horizon for Higher Education Institutions? What trends and technologies will drive educational change? The NMC/CoSN Horizon Report: 2016 Higher Education 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 58 experts, identifies six … Continue reading

The Essential Components of STEM Education

The Essential Components of STEM Education

STEM Education has become a huge area of emphasis for schools across the country, and many are seeking ideas on how to improve available programs.  New NSF-funded research from George Washington University, George Mason University, and SRI International has discovered 14 components associated with strong and exemplary STEM learning programs: College-prep, STEM-focused curriculum for all. … 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

Key Trends Accelerating Tech Adoption in K-12

Key Trends Accelerating Tech 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/CoSN Horizon Report: 2016 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 59 experts, identifies six key trends … Continue reading

Collaborative Learning 101 (Infographic)

Collaborative Learning 101 (Infographic)

Collaborative learning is quickly becoming a popular teaching method and is known to have a wide variety of benefits for students. Within this learning method, students are encouraged to work together and share knowledge on a given assignment. As a result of using the collaborative learning method in the classroom, students become more engaged and … Continue reading

Key Trends Accelerating Tech Adoption in HED

Key Trends Accelerating Tech Adoption in HED

What’s on the five-year horizon for higher education intuitions?  What trends and technologies will drive educational change?  The NMC Horizon Report: 2016 HED 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 58 experts, identifies six key trends … Continue reading