Tagged with Trends

Top EdTech Trends from 2018

Top EdTech Trends from 2018

As we start our 2019 fiscal year, let’s take a trip down memory lane and talk about what EdTech was trending in 2018. STEM/STEAM We saw a huge push for STEM/STEAM learning opportunities, making 3D printers and coding and computer science products a huge hit in classrooms. At The Douglas Stewart Company, we launched new … 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

Where Tech is Headed in 2019?

Where Tech is Headed in 2019?

The end of the year is upon us and it time to start talking about trends for next year. The IT analyst group at Garner released their top ten tech trends for 2019. While some school districts have started implementing some of these tools, we’d like to highlight what’s ahead for 2019 technology. Autonomous machines: … Continue reading

6 Reasons Why Microlearning is Important

6 Reasons Why Microlearning is Important

Have you ever heard of microlearning? Microlearning is a short burst of learning lasting 10 to 15 minutes. Educators have been doing this for quite some time but have been calling it microlearning. Let’s look at why microlearning is important. Microlearning aids retention. When students are learning bits and pieces of content at a time, … Continue reading

Collaborative Classrooms: What You Need to Know

Collaborative Classrooms: What You Need to Know

We’ve all heard that education is shifting to prepare students for the workforce. So, what exactly is shifting in the classroom? Schools are starting to implement collaborative classrooms. This includes new furniture, classroom layouts, and curriculum that involved play and game learning and constructive group activities. Classrooms are no longer set up with desks and … 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

Six Trends for this School Year

Six Trends for this School Year

The Journal News, part of USA Today, released an article in early September outlining six trends that will be seen in schools this coming school year. Virtual Learning- What used to be a static experience is now fully immersive. Students are given the ability to visit far-flung parts of the world or interact with people they … Continue reading

Tips for Marketing to Teachers

Tips for Marketing to Teachers

Since school districts have tight funding, teachers use their personal funds to purchase items for their classroom. Agile Education found that teachers spend an average of $468 of their personal funds on their classroom. Here is the cost breakdown of personal and school funds used for classroom supplies and materials. Even though teachers aren’t the … Continue reading