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How Cell Phone Usage Impacts Cyberbullying

How Cell Phone Usage Impacts Cyberbullying

Many of us probably assume that when cell phones are allowed in school, cyberbullying is more common. However, according to the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics, this is not the case. A recent data point mentioned that schools who allow cellphones had less reports of cyberbullying. NCES asked principals about the … Continue reading

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

9 Way to Make a Better Makerspace

9 Way to Make a Better Makerspace

Makerspaces are becoming the favorite way to bring STEAM learning to the classroom. Research shows that makerspaces help elementary students develop critical thinking, design thinking, and problem-solving skills. Research from Macquarie University in Australia shows how teachers can use makerspaces to improve teaching and learning outcomes. Using makerspaces has led to higher student engagement, confidence, … Continue reading

Why is Visual Learning Important?

Why is Visual Learning Important?

Educators are finding that visual learning is helping students succeed in class. Let’s take a look at how visual learning is making an impact.  Contact your account manger today to see what products DSC offers that support visual learning.

How to Prepare Students for the Job Market

How to Prepare Students for the Job Market

For students to stay competitive in the changing job market, there are key skills they need to learn. Students need to start developing these skills as early as pre-kindergarten. These skills include learning skills, literacy skills, and life skills. Learning skills teach students how to adapt and improve upon a modern work environment. These skills … Continue reading

Flipped Classrooms: The Good and the Bad

Flipped Classrooms: The Good and the Bad

We’ve been hearing about flipped classrooms for quite some time now. Schools who have implemented it find their students being more successful because they have hands on time with the teacher to work on problems they run into. However, with everything good, there are always some problems we run into. Here are some pros and … Continue reading

How to Create a Successful STEM Program

How to Create a Successful STEM Program

We’ve been hearing about STEM education for quite some time now. Even though we’ve been talking about STEM for a few years, a poll from 2016 found that only 40% of U.S. schools were offering programming or coding classes. In order to successfully implement a program, educators need to know where to focus their time … Continue reading

How the U.S. Ranks in AI Career Readiness

How the U.S. Ranks in AI Career Readiness

Businesses are adopting robotics and artificial intelligence rapidly throughout the world. However, the U.S. is trailing in how it is helping prepare young people for an automated workplace. According to a study, intelligent automation is boosting the relevance of STEM skills as well as soft skills. On the other hand, only a few countries are … Continue reading

How to Increase Girls’ Interest in STEM

How to Increase Girls’ Interest in STEM

Last week we shared key takeaways from Microsoft’s Closing the STEM Gap report. Through this report, we learned why girls aren’t interested in STEM classes and careers. So how can districts increase girls’ interest in STEM? Provide exposure to positive role models. Girls expressed that they are more likely to show interest in STEM if … Continue reading