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What are Principals Saying About Technology in Schools?

What are Principals Saying About Technology in Schools?

As children become more “plugged in”, principals have been tasked with a difficult decision—how can educators use these devices while also balancing their potentially harmful effects. While technology can help prepare students for success in school and beyond, things like screen time and social media are weighing heavily on principals’ minds as they decide whether to invest in more tech-based products. Continue reading

Sesame Street’s 50 Year Impact on Education

Sesame Street’s 50 Year Impact on Education

It’s been fifty years since Sesame Street started captivating students and educators alike, and ten since the show launched STEM-specific segments. With catchy songs and witty skits, it’s no surprise that children who grew up watching the show credit it as being one of their first teachers. Read on to find out how the show is helping students learn about STEAM and STEAM. 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

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

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

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

What’s Ahead in K-12

What’s Ahead in K-12

Each school year brings about new trends in the K-12 world. EdWeek Market Brief interviewed Ben Davis, a senior market analysis for education, to see what trends we should be on the lookout this school year and beyond. Here are his predictions: Learning analytics and institutional analytics will be more closely related. Digital inking and … Continue reading