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Education Tech

How should educators begin building the schools of the future?

June 5, 2017

Via: Education Dive

The transition of classrooms into learner-centered spaces is illustrative of a range of innovations taking place in schools throughout the country. K-12 classrooms and college campuses are drawing inspiration from Silicon Valley, favoring “communal spaces,” while some schools are working […]


Education Tech

How Edtech Companies Blur the Lines Between Commercial and Research Data

June 1, 2017

Via: Ed Surge

Edward Snowden’s revelation about the National Security Agency’s information-gathering practices alerted the public to the nefarious uses of data collection. Stories pointing to secretive consumer tracking policies and privacy violations from companies like Facebook and Google have stirred further outcries, […]


News

Is writing education vital to emerging technology?

April 28, 2017

Via: eCampus News

In an age of technological advancement, it’s easy to feel obsolete.  I feel confident that education will always be needed; but, occasionally I wonder if writing education has value in a computer-driven world. Students enter my English classrooms and see […]


Education Tech

5 technologies to avoid in the classroom-and what to use instead

April 13, 2017

Via: eSchool News

Of course, the editors then had to ponder what would make a technology easier to avoid than try to implement, and came up with a list of broad technologies and technology trends that either A) caused, rather than eased, more […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Indiana weighs virtual preschool program

April 11, 2017

Via: Education Dive

Research has confirmed that the achievement gap starts as early as kindergarten. Students who don’t have access to formal early childhood programs — typically low-income students — often enter school behind their peers in literacy and math skills and other […]


Education Tech

5 tips for new, easy and affordable school edtech upgrades

April 5, 2017

Via: eSchool News

Waiting on a slow computer to load or update wastes valuable time and can detract from lessons and class time. However, shrinking budgets make it hard for schools to offer reliable computers and technology to students and teachers. Many school […]


Education Tech

6 Considerations For Adapting Virtual Reality in Education

April 5, 2017

Via: TeachThought

Virtual reality (VR) has the potential to evolve–and perhaps revolutionize–education as we know it. Specifically, it immerses students in their learning more than any other available medium. It blocks out both visual and auditory distractions in the classroom and has […]


Education Tech

Teaching Math Without Words

April 3, 2017

Via: TeachThought

Now here’s an idea: teaching without words. That’s not such a stretch really. Modeling–demonstrating how to saw a board, shoot a free throw, or use a paintbrush–don’t require words at all. You can watch it done, and then attempt to […]


Education Tech

A technology that’s thriving with rural students

March 31, 2017

Via: eCampus News

With an emphasis on flexibility and convenience, an innovative Georgia program is giving rural students—often working adults—new opportunities to pursue the jobs skills needed in today’s economy. The initiative, known as BlendFlex, is the brainchild of Central Georgia Technical College, […]


Education Tech

This new tool makes the flipped classroom more social

March 30, 2017

Via: eSchool News

Flipping your class by having students watch lecture videos for their homework can lead to richer discussions about the content, but only if students come to class prepared. And having them watch a video lecture at home “simply takes a […]