Blended Learning & Technology

4 Emerging Trends in Educational Technology for 2018
Thursday, May 10, 2018
4 Emerging Trends in Educational Technology for 2018

Each year, it is exciting to take a look at the emerging trends in education and speculate on how edtech will continue to impact student learning in the future. Across the country, students often arrive at school armed with their own devices and proceed to create simulations and track experiments...

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Not So Quiet Anymore: The New Role of Libraries
Friday, April 27, 2018
Not So Quiet Anymore: The New Role of Libraries

Once, libraries were the main—and sometimes the only—repository for information. With today’s technology, however, an abundance of digital information is available anywhere there is an internet connection. Faced with this movement toward more universally accessible information, libraries must make the shift from being perceived as places that only house books...

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The 5 Ws of Digital Citizenship
Thursday, April 5, 2018
The 5 W's of Digital Citizenship

There’s no denying that technology has shaped this generation of students. Growing up in the midst of the technological revolution, 21st-century students have been exposed to new devices and applications every year of their lives. New technology is being developed nearly as fast as educators themselves can learn to use...

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Making the Case for EdTech: What Administrators, Parents, and Students Should Know
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Making the Case for EdTech: What Administrators, Parents, and Students Should Know

A growing number of educators across America are embracing educational technology in the classroom—and loving the difference it makes for their students. In a survey by PBS, researchers found that 74 percent of teachers said technology allowed them to reinforce and expand on content, 73 percent found that ed tech allowed them...

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Top 4 Reasons Technology-Based Learning Implementations FAIL
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Top 4 Reasons Technology-Based Learning Implementations FAIL

When schools and districts engage in technology-based learning initiatives, they often focus on the most immediate needs: purchasing the required hardware, vetting the best content, ensuring classrooms have a reliable internet connection, etc. While these are all necessary pieces of the puzzle, the initiative can easily be undermined by these...

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Blended Learning 101: Know the Basics
Monday, July 10, 2017
Blended Learning 101: Know the Basics
Blended learning is an instructional methodology that leverages technology to provide a more personalized approach to learning, giving students control over the time, place, path, and pace of their learning. The Clayton Christensen Institute, one of the most well-known thought leaders on blended learning, defines the approach as a formal...
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Educational Technology Trends in 2017
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Educational technology trends 2017

If the world is experiencing a technology revolution, then many of our schools are at the forefront of change. Educational technology is no longer relegated to computer labs or media rooms. Instead, laptops, tablets, Smartboards, and even cellphones are incorporated into everyday learning tasks. The result? More opportunities for students...

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Technology Integration Guidance for Early Childhood Education
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Technology Integration for Early Childhood Education

For today’s students, learning to use new technologies is a necessary life skill. As more of our business and personal lives take place online, it’s only natural that students must learn to use keyboards, touch screens, and other digital tools as part of their education. However, it is equally...

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5 Problems Blended Learning Can Help You Solve
Monday, January 30, 2017
5 Problems Blended Learning Can Help You Solve

Effective blended learning requires rethinking the challenges of how classroom instruction is structured, how time is spent, and how limited resources are used. There are a number of different models of blended learning, but if any of the following challenges sound familiar, blended learning could be the answer to your...

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