Blended Learning & Technology

Is it Worth it? The True Price of Free EdTech
Monday, August 20, 2018
Is it Worth it? The True Price of Free EdTech

“Free” edtech products can be a great resource for cash-strapped schools and parents—but what is their true cost? Let’s examine some of the models used by edtech developers that release their products for free, as well as how to get the best bang for your (lack of) buck.  Just remember...

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Preparing for the Ultimate EdTech Conference: Top 5 Tips for Attending ISTE 2018
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Preparing for the Ultimate EdTech Conference: Top 5 Tips for Attending ISTE 2018

What’s next in the world of educational technology? For educators, administrators, and education stakeholders, there’s one place to find out: the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference. The ISTE is a nonprofit organization committed to working with the global education community to spark innovative uses for technology in...

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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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