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Springfield Public Schools ‘IGNiTE’ Culture of Innovation Through 1:1 Initiative

Springfield Public Schools ‘IGNiTE’ Culture of Innovation Through 1:1 Initiative

Going 1:1 with mobile devices is no small feat for an individual classroom or school. Expand the initiative across an entire district, and logistical nightmares abound: infrastructure, maintenance, training, storage, security. The list goes on. So when the largest school system in Missouri introduced its district-wide 1:1 device plan, skepticism could have taken root. Instead, … Continue reading

Why STEM Classes and Careers Lack Girls

Why STEM Classes and Careers Lack Girls

STEM careers are common in today’s world but we are lacking girls in the field. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the number of jobs for technology professionals will have the highest growth until 2030. To better understand why girls and women lose interest in STEM subjects and careers, Microsoft conducted research on 6,000 … Continue reading

The State of EdTech – Where are We?

The State of EdTech – Where are We?

We are in a time where technology has the power to transform the field of education. In the last decade alone, we’ve seen many technological advances in schools from interactive touch boards to 1:1 device deployment. The way today’s students learn is different than how tomorrow’s children will learn. Here is the current state of … Continue reading

How to Improve Email Response and ROI

How to Improve Email Response and ROI

How many education product emails do you think educators receive on a daily basis? It might be less than you think! Agile’s February 2017 survey found educators receive less than 20 education product emails a day. This means email can still be effective for your company. So how can you improve the response rate and … Continue reading

21st Century ‘C’ Skills Gained Another ‘C’

21st Century ‘C’ Skills Gained Another ‘C’

We’ve all heard the “four C’s of 21st century” skills that students need to learn to excel in the future – critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication. Since schools are evolving criteria to incorporate these skills, there has been an increase in project-based learning, inquiry learning, and an emphasis on higher order thinking over rote … Continue reading

Tips and Tricks: Starting a Coding Program

Tips and Tricks: Starting a Coding Program

K-12 coding and computer programing has peaked teachers’ interest over the years in many districts. This is partially due to our nation’s need for computer programing graduates for fill jobs. Even with increased interest in computer science among teachers, only 40% of schools teach computer programing. If you’re talking to a district who wants to … 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

Computer Science Education is Mandatory in Virginia

Computer Science Education is Mandatory in Virginia

According to District Administration, Virginia has become the first state to have mandatory common core standards in computer science education.  The standards are a framework for computer science education in the state. There are states with advisory standards, but Virginia became the first to have mandatory standards.   Some concerns were raised by the Virginia … 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