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Ed Tech Tools to help beat the COVID Slide

Ed Tech Tools to help beat the COVID Slide

Last week we talked about the impact that COVID- 19 has had on education this year. As renaissance reported, students seem to be performing well in reading, but are really starting to fall behind in math. What can we do to help students stay on track and improve learning outcomes while they learn virtually? Reading … Continue reading

Celebrate STEAM/STEM Day

Celebrate STEAM/STEM Day

November 8 is international STEAM/STEM day. While this year celebrations will have to look a little different, there are still plenty of ways to join in on the fun. Here are some of our favorite ideas for how to get involved. Get creative Whether it is coding, art, an experiment, or finding a new way … Continue reading

Pro Tips for Virtual Event Success

Pro Tips for Virtual Event Success

With in person events being cancelled until at least the start of 2021, many organizations have been turning to virtual events in order to still interact with their audience and share meaningful connection. In July we hosted our own virtual event, and here are the top 4 lessons we learned: Continue reading

5 Ed Tech Solutions for Distance Learning

5 Ed Tech Solutions for Distance Learning

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, schools across the globe are turning to distance learning to keep their students on track and safe. On top of regular hand washing and not touching your face, in some areas the CDC has recommended that those who can stay home do. Schools are turning to distance learning to ensure this is possible. While it may seem daunting to restructure classrooms on such short notice, today’s ed tech makes it possible. Here are our top 5 solutions for distance learning. Continue reading

What are “Genius Hours”?

What are “Genius Hours”?

Genius hours are a fairly new trend in education. The concept behind them is simple- students have one hour a week to explore and learn about whatever they want. The idea is that giving students the freedom to explore the topics they are passionate about helps them stay engaged and retain information. Continue reading

The Benefits of Creating a Flexible Classroom

WHAT IS A FLEXIBLE CLASSROOM? Flexibility is hard to define in the classroom setting. Are we referring to the colors on the wall? The lighting? The seating? The way students interact with teachers? The real definition is a combination of all of these things, which makes it difficult to determine how flexible classrooms affect student … Continue reading

Is Video the Key to Personalized Learning?

Is Video the Key to Personalized Learning?

Social media outlets continue to adjust their algorithms to better accommodate and encourage video – is it time for teachers to do the same? In the digital age, nearly everything we see online has been customized so that it appeals specifically to us. Things are, in fact, getting personal. Education is no exception to this … Continue reading