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

6 Ways School Leaders Can Transform Teaching

6 Ways School Leaders Can Transform Teaching

A new report by the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) offers insight and key recommendations to help bring about a ‘new vision’ for teaching and learning.  The Commission issued a call to action to mobilize policymakers, teachers, parents, students, and the broader community around this new vision. By documenting systematic issues, such … Continue reading

3 Ways to Make Classrooms More Interactive

3 Ways to Make Classrooms More Interactive

To connect with today’s kids teachers must look to more innovative and interactive strategies.  Educators know that interactive instructional approaches can be an effective strategy to increase student engagement. However, to make a real difference, educators have to integrate technology in a meaningful way to truly impact students. The following are three methods have been … 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

6 Tips for Making the Most of iPad and Chromebook Carts

6 Tips for Making the Most of iPad and Chromebook Carts

Mobile device carts are used to charge, secure, store, and distribute tablets, Chromebooks, and other mobile devices—and in schools that do not have students take home their devices, they’ve become a mainstay and critical to any deployment. Unfortunately, a lot can go wrong when managing a large-scale deployment, hindering a seemingly solid technology initiative: a … Continue reading

Connect with key partners at ISTE!

Connect with key partners at ISTE!

Meet, learn, and engage with some of our key vendor and reseller partners at ISTE 2016 June 26-29! ISTE 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 ISTE 2016 Our Vendor … Continue reading