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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

Attending TCEA? Learn the latest from our vendor partners

Attending TCEA? Learn the latest from our vendor partners

The TCEA Annual Convention and Exposition brings together campus and district-level educators, vendors, and resellers to explore best practices for engaging students, increasing productivity, and innovating teaching and learning through the use of technology. Meet, learn, and engage with some of our key vendor partners at TCEA 2016 February 3 – 5! Learn more about … Continue reading

Connect with key partners at FETC 2016

Meet, learn, and engage with some of our key vendor partners at FETC 2016 January 13 – 15! FETC provides an opportunity for vendors, resellers, and industry representatives, including teachers, administrators, and media specialists to connect, learn, and continue to drive technological innovation in the 21st century classroom. Learn more about FETC 2016 The Douglas … Continue reading

Steps to Consider when Upgrading a District Network

Before launching a network upgrade across a school district, it’s important that resellers and district IT leaders consider all aspects of how the new hardware will impact the schools, and how well the pieces work with legacy hardware components. During a recent EdTech webinar, “Time for a Network Upgrade?” Jason Wiggins, technology director of Nacogdoches … Continue reading

Flipped Learning Technology

One of the most challenging aspects for teachers switching from a traditional classroom model to a flipped learning model is creating relevant, digestible content. Luckily, there is a wide variety of software, hardware, and additional resources available to educators that help make this transition smoother. Screencasting Screencasting tools are an extremely popular software category for … Continue reading