Tips and Tricks: Redesigning Classrooms

Tips and Tricks: Redesigning Classrooms

Collaboration is a buzz word that we will be talking more and more about because of the fundamental shift in the nature of work. Educators should consider these tips when redesigning their classrooms. Involve students in the design process Educators should talk with students about where they like to learn and why. Think about student … Continue reading

Collaborative Classrooms: What You Need to Know

Collaborative Classrooms: What You Need to Know

We’ve all heard that education is shifting to prepare students for the workforce. So, what exactly is shifting in the classroom? Schools are starting to implement collaborative classrooms. This includes new furniture, classroom layouts, and curriculum that involved play and game learning and constructive group activities. Classrooms are no longer set up with desks and … Continue reading

How Districts Can Increase Student Interest in STEM

How Districts Can Increase Student Interest in STEM

According to MDR, the demand for employees in STEM careers is continuing to outgrow the supply of trained workers. Many elementary teachers don’t feel confident about teaching science so students are spending a significantly small amount of time on this subject. This is leading to less students taking an interest in science content later in … Continue reading

New Student-Centered Funding Pilot Program

New Student-Centered Funding Pilot Program

According to the U.S. Department of Education, DeVos announced a new flexibility program to make student-centered funding systems under a pilot program authorized by ESSA. School districts will be allowed to combine eligible Federal funds with State and local funds to allocate resources to schools based on the number of students and level of need. … Continue reading

Why Collaborative Classrooms are Important

Why Collaborative Classrooms are Important

In today’s world, students need to learn how to collaborate to succeed in college and beyond. Teachers are no longer in the front of the classroom lecturing students. Collaborative designs are flexible and fully compatible. What does a collaborative classroom look like? The big emphasis of collaborative classrooms is group work. Tables enable small groups … Continue reading

Keeping Emails CAN-SPAM Compliant

Keeping Emails CAN-SPAM Compliant

Educators receive nearly 20 emails about education products and services daily according data from Agile Education Marketing. To ensure your message is reaching your audience, make sure your email messages meet the CAN-SPAM requirements. Source: Agile Education Marketing

GOP Tax Bill: What you Should Know

GOP Tax Bill: What you Should Know

The GOP Tax Bill has been signed into law. What does this mean for education? Education Week breaks it down into four main points. School funding in states and districts might get shaken up State and local tax deductions are capped at $10,000 and taxpayers can choose to deduct this from property and sales taxes … Continue reading

AR and VR Spending Expected to Double

AR and VR Spending Expected to Double

Spending on augmented and virtual reality will double in 2018 according to the International Data Corp. Spending is expected to be $17.8 billion in 2018, up from $9.1 billion in 2017. However, the growth will not stop there.  IDC also predicts spending will grow by 98.8% every year through 2021.  The distribution sector will lead the … Continue reading

Uncertainty Creates Opportunity

Uncertainty Creates Opportunity

Agile Education Marketing conducted a survey to find out whether or not district administrators and teachers were ready for ESSA. Results showed educators were uncertain about federal funding which delayed education spending. Many educators look to vendors for advice and guidance. Check out the infographic below for a better understanding of how ESSA uncertainty can … Continue reading