Tagged with k-12

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

One-to-One Computing Drives Growth in EdTech Market

One-to-One Computing Drives Growth in EdTech Market

Advances in K-12 learning technology and the popularity of one-to-one initiatives is expected to bring about big gains in the education IT market over the next three years.  A new report,  Education Technology Market in North America 2015-2019, published by global technology research and advisory company Technavio, indicates that the education technology market could reach … Continue reading

Leveraging Federal Funding to Support STEM Education

Leveraging Federal Funding to Support STEM Education

Last week the U.S. Department of Education issued a Dear Colleague Letter to states, school districts, schools, and education partners on how to maximize federal funds to support and enhance innovative science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education for all students. The letter serves as a resource for decreasing the equity and opportunity gaps for … Continue reading

Partnering with Educators

Partnering with Educators

For educators, there is so much more to a partnership than simply signing a contract. They seek resellers who are partners, not just during the sales pitch, but throughout implementation and the next budgeting cycle. Rachel McCoy with MDR Business Development for Marketing Solutions offered insight at EdNET 2015 about how companies can meet those … Continue reading

Google Accused of Tracking Student Data

Google Accused of Tracking Student Data

Last week the Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a complaint with the FTC accusing Google of monitoring the online activity of students who use its Chrome browser. According to the EFF, Chromebooks sold to schools through Google’s education program have had their “Sync” feature enabled, which has allowed Google to track, store, and data mine records … Continue reading

Powering the 21st Century Classroom

Powering the 21st Century Classroom

With mobile devices so prevalent and essential in today’s classrooms, schools must ensure that accessible power is available to students at all times. To address this challenge schools are beginning to turn to the next generation of school furniture and equipment – technologically-enabled tables, chairs, podiums, shelving, and other furniture. Power-enabled furniture and equipment have … Continue reading

School Connectivity in 2015

School Connectivity in 2015

In early November of 2015, CoSN (in partnership with AASA and MDR) released the results of their 3rd Annual E-Rate and Infrastructure Survey regarding wireless connectively in schools throughout the United States. The survey’s respondents hailed from a diverse mix of school sizes and locations, but common themes and challenges were identified for all ed-tech … Continue reading

The Growth of Flipped Learning (Infographic)

The Growth of Flipped Learning (Infographic)

With the rise of mobile learning in the classroom educators are increasingly shifting away from “traditional” teaching models towards a more flexible approach. One approach that has gained widespread popularity is the flipped classroom. In a flipped classroom strategy the traditional instructional content is delivered outside of the classroom, and “homework” activities take place in … Continue reading

Questions to Ask Before Going 1:1

Questions to Ask Before Going 1:1

1:1 learning in education refers to a model in which each student has access to a portable, networked digital device such as a notebook or tablet that connects students with their teacher, other students, and/or experts. Implementing a 1:1 initiative with any device is a great way to provide students with access to technology in … Continue reading