How Educators Can Use Social Media to Increase Engagement

By using digital tools, teachers can promote more activity and engagement within the classroom. You don’t often see social media being used in classrooms (at least not in a positive way). The reality is that social media is engrained in almost everything we do. In spite of that, only 13 percent of K-12 teachers use […]

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How Schools Can Keep Take-Home Devices Safe

As classrooms across the world become more and more tech-savvy, it’s important to keep IT security in mind when devices are in the hands of children. About 4 million of the 8.9 million hands-on tech devices sold to K-12 school districts are Chromebooks. They are low cost, offer better security than other notebooks, are functional, […]

How to Enhance the Audio of Your Classroom

How to Enhance the Audio of Your Classroom Systems designed to enhance audio in the classrooms have shifted from just increasing the amplification. Teachers now have the ability to project their voice throughout the entire classroom so that students can hear more efficiently, without busting any young eardrums. A system called Flexcat by Lightspeed also […]

How Technology Can Help Children With Autism

How Technology Can Help Kids With Autism

Digital tools can help students with learning disabilities communicate and gain confidence. But how? According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 out of every 68 children in the U.S. falls on the Autism Disorder Spectrum. While it’s true that kids born in the 21st century are considered to be “digital natives,” […]

Robots and STEM Technology in English Class?

Robots and STEM Technology in English Class?

Rarely mentioned alongside English and literature, Robots and STEM technology can actually be a good fit for these subjects. English class is often seen as that old-school class which dives into the literary greats and uses critical thinking to find metaphors, symbolism, and allegorical comparisons to society. The only time you hear of robots in English […]

Virtual Reality Is Here to Stay and That’s the Reality of It

Virtual Reality Is Here to Stay and That’s the Reality of It

Beyond field trips – VR headsets can enhance education like never before. Remember when field trips would be limited to museums and historical sights that were relatively close to your school? Nowadays, kids are not only visiting the greatness of museums but also blasting off to the moons of Jupiter and exploring the depth of […]

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Open Courses Hope to Engage Girls in STEM Fields

Open Courses Hope to Engage Girls in STEM Fields

History tells us that including women in STEM fields results in breakthroughs. For centuries, women were not allowed to learn to read or even be interested in science and technology. This antiquated way of thinking resulted in science, technology, engineering and math to be “men only” fields. Just think about it…. Try naming five famous […]

State Seal of STEM at Californian Senate

State Seal of STEM at Californian Senate

Following in the footsteps of two other states, California is the next state to consider a bill that would award students an official STEM seal, should they choose to pursue STEM subjects. California high school students that have achieved well in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) may soon receive an official “State Seal of […]

Tech Priorities for the Coming School Year

To improve student experience, school districts will want to add these valuable technologies. Over 50 million students will be returning to school this year and school districts have been spending the summer upgrading classroom technology in preparation for their return. After all the work that is done throughout the summer, IT administrators still look for […]

How Students Benefit from Technology Integration

We want our children to have the best learning experience and with the implementation of technology we can do just that. Technology places students right in the middle of learning, and evidence for its benefits is clear. The use of technology not only boosts collaboration opportunities and student retention but also makes information more accessible, as 95 percent of […]

Learning Through Tinkering & Play

One of the main objectives of educators is to create the best possible learning environment… and research shows it doesn’t have to be complicated. Around the globe technology companies, like AT&T, have invested in developing a workforce with the STEM skills needed to grow the company and advance their industry. Many experts argue that the most […]

Google’s Project Bloks Designed to Teach Programming at an Early Age

Google's Project Bloks Designed to Teach Programming at Early Age

Teaching kids to code can equal a bright future.  The demand for programmers has increased precipitously – and by all accounts, this demand will continue to rise. Many experts agree that helping kids learn to code will give them an excellent advantage in the future job market. Google has developed Project Bloks to engage and […]

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