Student-Run Tech Initiatives Empowers & Prepares Them for the Future

When it comes to the facet of technology, it is the young students who have become the masters and teach what they know. Creekside Middle School in Patterson, CA rolled out over 1,000 new Chromebooks for the students which meant that the teachers needed to get many professional development sessions in order to answer any […]

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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 […]

How Google Arts and Culture Can Enrich Lessons

Being exposed to different cultures and people is the best way children grow to be empathetic and caring adults. Imagine being able to take a class field trip to the late Cretaceous Period and learning about the massive dinosaurs that used to roam the land while being able to look them in the eye. Or […]

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, […]

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 […]

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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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 […]