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Computational Thinking: The Skill Set for the Future

Computational Thinking: The Skill Set for the Future

As we mentioned in our previous blog post “What’s Ahead for EdTech in 2019”, schools will be focused on developing students’ computational thinking skills with the help of robotics and coding. What is Computational Thinking? Computational thinking is a problem-solving skill that focuses on critical and logical thinking. It’s about solving problems systematically, then reaching … Continue reading

How Video is Used in Education

How Video is Used in Education

Educators are tailoring their lesson plans to ensure students are developing skills for 21st Century learning—critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. According to eSchool News, audio video and multimedia are areas of focus to help students develop these skills. Media projects, presentations, and online communications can help prepare students for their future career. Here are a few ways … Continue reading

2017 Education Budget Announced

Last week (2/9/2016), the Obama Administration released their 2017 fiscal year education budget, which places a focus around advancing educational equity and excellence, supporting teachers and school leaders, and promoting college access affordability and completion. The new budget helps support the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act and includes $69.4 billion in discretionary funding, … Continue reading

Wireless Infrastructure and E-Rate

An essential element of providing an equitable education for America’s students is ensuring the existence of a reliable wireless infrastructure capable of supporting the technology necessary for personalized learning, collaboration, increased engagement, and creativity. However, many schools around the country still need to update their wireless infrastructure in order to provide the affordable access to … Continue reading