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Chromebooks Gaining on Tablets in Education

Chromebooks Gaining on Tablets in Education

As schools continue to invest in technology, the amount of devices found in the classroom is surging. Last year, the revenue for desktops, laptops, tablets, and two-in-one computers shipped to K-12 schools and higher education institutions in the United States amounted to $7 billion, according to estimates for IDC. In total, about 13.2 million systems … Continue reading

eLearning vs. mLearning

eLearning vs. mLearning

Although eLearning and mLearning tend to be used synonymously, the two modes of learning differ in many respects. The “e” in eLearning is “electronic.” So eLearning is any form of learning that is delivered using electronic devices like the computer via channels like the Internet. However, learning can also be delivered via the Intranet/Extranet networks. … Continue reading

Key Trends Accelerating Technology Adoption in K-12

Key Trends Accelerating Technology 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 Horizon Report: 2015 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 56 experts, identifies six key trends … Continue reading

STEM Education

STEM Education

STEM Education has become a major topic of discussion in recent years. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math – subjects associated with growing career opportunities in the U.S. However, the U.S. lags behind internationally in STEM Education, ranking 29th in math and 22nd in science among industrialized nations. In fact, less than 50% … Continue reading

Common Core Testing

Common Core Testing

The 2014-2015 school year has been, and will continue to be, one of the most critical school years in recent memory for the future of education. Despite facing more and more push back from states and politicians, Common Core Testing is officially taking place in 32 states this year. These tests have been designed to … Continue reading

Help Make BYOD a Winning Strategy for Education

Help Make BYOD a Winning Strategy for Education

Charles Sweeney, CEO, Bloxx Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD, is the straightforward idea that enables students and staff to bring their own Internet-enabled device to school for learning and working purposes. There are many advantages to implementing a BYOD strategy within a learning environment. For example, learning becomes culturally relevant; it is important for … Continue reading

Flipped Learning – Best Practices

Flipped Learning – Best Practices

As the prevalence of flipped learning continues to grow and various new approaches emerge, it’s important to remember that proper planning and experimentation are critical to the successful implementation of a flipped learning model. To maximize the effectiveness of flipped learning, your customers should take into account the following practices: Set clear, up-front expectations It’s … Continue reading

Different Approaches to Flipped Learning

Different Approaches to Flipped Learning

Flipped Learning has become one of the hottest trends in education over the past few years, with no signs of slowing down soon. A key element of Flipped Learning is creating a flexible classroom environment in which students are able to learn in a way that’s best for them. But how do educators create such … Continue reading

Security Tips for BYOD and 1:1 Deployment

Security Tips for BYOD and 1:1 Deployment

Devices are a significant investment, regardless of whether the school, student, or parent is supplying them. It’s important that schools invest in protecting these devices, as well as the students who are using them. Aside from basic firewall protection, schools should be investing in a comprehensive web filter and storage solutions for their devices. Web … Continue reading