Survey Reveals Students Want Hands-On STEM Education

Survey Reveals Students Want Hands-On STEM Education

A Recent Survey Shows Students Want to Learn. Here are some of the results from that survey. When it comes to STEM education, high school students across the nation want to see changes made in teaching methods and more access to resources outside of the classroom experience. Students want more tangible learning opportunities. Students find […]

3 Ways You Can Use QR Codes in the Classroom

3 Ways You Can Use QR Codes in the Classroom

By making lengthy links more easily shareable, QR codes can help teachers distribute educational resources, student work, and parent surveys. You’ve likely seen those geometric bar codes around posters, grocery stores, and printed on coupons and tickets. These are Quick Response Codes or QR codes. With the rise of one-to-one computing and bring-your-own-device programs starting as early […]

Windows Holographic is Coming to Some Devices and Introduces “Mixed Reality”

Windows Holographic is a Microsoft platform that allows for the combination of real-world elements, holographic computing, and virtual reality. The expansion of this “mixed reality” platform, which is accessible through Windows 10, was announced in late May of 2016 by Microsoft Vice President Terry Myerson at Computex in Taiwan and on the Windows Experience Blog. […]

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Interactive Projection Shows Positive Promise in Education

Interactive Projection Shows Positive Promise in Education

A new Sony prototype projector transforms any surface into an interactive display which gives a new meaning to “hands-on learning.” There used to be a time where the only surface with which students could interact used to be the blackboard. Now, schools have a choice of blackboards, TVs, projectors, and interactive whiteboards—depending on the needs […]

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Art History Lessons Come to Life With Help From Technology

New and improved tech tools are helping educators make art and art history a richer, more engaging learning experience! Studying the elegant and unique brush strokes of Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” is one thing, but not all art history majors are studying near the Museum of Modern Art in New York City—so getting to […]

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Microsoft Builds ‘Classroom’ and Offers an Education Alternative

Microsoft Classroom Offers Education Alternative

Microsoft Classroom offers teachers an easier, alternative way to traditional methods of education. Microsoft Classroom, currently in beta, offers course management features through a homepage where professors/teachers/other educators can post announcements, assign homework, grade that homework, and post calendar events and reminders. The directive of Classroom is to enable teachers to organize, grade, and collaborate […]

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Cloud Computing Becomes a Powerhouse in Classrooms

Cloud Computing Becomes a Powerhouse in Classrooms

Making the transition into the cloud is giving classrooms new options for how they treat devices and information. Many school districts are getting significant help as they move from device-centric to learning-centric initiatives. By this we mean that technology is leaving the individual device and being used to assist in teaching, rather than teaching itself. The way […]

Virtual Reality Crosses the Line From Science-Fiction Into Reality

Virtual Reality Crosses the Line From Science-Fiction and Into Reality

Although once considered pure fiction, virtual reality has hit the ground running as countless applications are now hitting the market. Virtual reality is often spoken about as the next big thing to impact the sphere of education. While they likely won’t reach the impact that textbooks have, they are on track to reach the multi-billion […]

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Computer Science Education: A National & Economic Imperative

Computer Science Education: A National & Economic Imperative

The future is computers, and it’s in our hands to teach the next generation so they can have the best possible advantage. We’ve all read (or seen) articles written by older folks that love to complain that Millennials are too dependent on technology. The truth is that this recent boom in technology is only the […]

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3 Great Apps to Go Paperless

These apps make going paperless a breeze for any classroom. Our world is changing rapidly. This can be a good thing, but it can also be a bad thing. Going paperless seems to be the way many industries are headed, which is awesome because the less paper we use, the fewer trees we cut down […]

World Language: How It’s Being Innovated Through Technology

World Language: How It’s Being Innovated Through Technology

Technology is reshaping the way that we communicate with one another. Mobile apps, online platforms, and other technologies are transforming world language education by creating more dynamic and interactive interfaces that expose students to the nuances of languages and cultures they would have never really known about without the use of this technology. A report […]

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Survey Shows Schools Hitting Digital Hard

Schools are making the transition from analogue to digital slowly but surely. A recent survey found that half of all school districts believe they have completed their 1-to-1 initiatives and the infrastructure required; almost 4 in 10 are planning to, or definitely will, modernize in the next 12 to 24 months. The amount of schools […]