Allowing Students to Use Mobile Devices May Limit Distraction

Teachers used to confiscate phones back in the flip-phone days, but does that practice have any real-world effects? We’ve gathered the data and have come to a surprising conclusion.  Teenagers have loved their telephone ever since the Alexander Graham Bell model became available to the public: it is not new to Millennials. While the connection […]

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How New Sony Digital Tools Will Promote Active Learning

How New Sony Digital Tools Will Promote Active Learning

New Sony technology will help make learning more relatable for children by promoting a thing called, “active learning.” The classroom of today is nothing like the factory-like conditions of boring rows of desks, dull blackboards, and expressionless faces. Electronics giant Sony is now adding even more flexibility to the classroom of the 21st century. Earlier this year, Sony announced two […]

What Is “Anytime, Anywhere Learning”

There are many districts that are reconfiguring their classrooms to fit a more mobile student experience, which allows students to have “anytime, anywhere learning.”  Here are a few ways that schools are embracing the “anytime, anywhere learning” and the benefits it is having on students. Classrooms are now filled with rolling chairs, mobile student desks, […]

Personalized Classrooms Require Flexibility

According to a recent study, flexible classrooms can boost student performance by as much as 25%. Schools are rapidly adopting a personalized learning method where the teachers construct their curriculum to best match the needs and abilities of each student. This allows students to have more one-on-one time with their teachers, but it can also […]

The Early Learner’s Guide to Technology

The Early Learner's Guide to Technology

Learning something new can take time, but it is worth it to help teachers seamlessly integrate tech in the classroom.  For years, students learned to associate the Ticonderoga No. 2 pencil with school. But in today’s classrooms, technology is becoming just as synonymous with school, as our old friend the Ticonderoga No. 2. This fall, the Department […]

Classroom Technology Boosts Fun (and Learning)

Technology can be fun – but it can also increase a student’s desire to learn. The Brief: A survey of 20,000 students and teachers asked the individuals what they thought about technology in and out of the classroom, finding an interesting divide between students and teachers, and a difference among generations. According to the data, 80 […]

Technological Trends of the 21st Century Classroom

Technological Trends of the 21st Century Classroom

Technology is making its way into the classroom and it is going to change the way our students learn.  Education is universally seen as the foundation from which civil and advanced societies form. In recent years, thanks to the upward trends in technology, there have been efforts to improve the quality of education and increase the […]

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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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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