Blended learning

How one district built a better blended learning program

Posted in Blog on 28 October 2016

Blended learning is rapidly becoming a core part of schools’ educational approach, partly because the model suits so many educational needs–credit recovery, dual enrollment, and access to advanced courses not always offered in brick-and-mortar schools. To help connect educators with blended learning schools and districts, the Clayton Christensen Institute (CCI) curates the Blended Learning Universe, an […]

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Implementing Wearable Technology at Schools Boosts Engagement, Motivation

Implementing Wearable Technology at Schools Boosts Engagement, Motivation

Posted in Blog on 20 October 2016

Long a staple of athletic workouts, wearable tech is now seen as a future influential piece of education technology. Wearable tech has been identified as an advancement that will be growing more widespread in the next four to five years, according to the NMC/CoSN Horizon Report: 2016 K–12 Edition, “Well-positioned to advance the quantified self movement, today’s […]

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Flipped Classroom

Study: flipped classroom implementation can make or break the learning experience

Posted in Blog on 13 October 2016

A recent study of large-enrollment classes on campus has yielded promising results for interactive teaching approaches, and has provided guidance to instructors about how to successfully teach in flipped classroom settings. The study, conducted by the Research and Analytics team at Colorado State University Online, found that flipping the classroom may improve student participation and […]

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Education Survey Finds Majority of Teachers Believe Digital Resources Will Replace Textbooks in the Next Decade

Education Survey Finds Majority of Teachers Believe Digital Resources Will Replace Textbooks in the Next Decade

Posted in Blog on 6 October 2016

A new survey from Deloitte analyzed responses from nearly 3,000 teachers, parents and students across the country to reveal some interesting opinions about technology today. According to The 2016 Digital Education Survey, 90 percent of all children are now using technology outside of the classroom, with two-thirds of children beginning technology use at age five. As […]

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Augmented and Virtual Reality in K12

The learning power of reality in K12 education

Posted in Blog on 29 September 2016

Using tablets, apps and YouTube videos, students at Greenwood Elementary School in the Wayzata Public Schools in Minnesota have added new virtual elements to paintings and other artwork, so their masterpieces include videos that not only get them engaged, but also help them better understand ideas behind the art itself. It’s a technology called augmented […]

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STEM education

6 ways to bolster STEM education for the future

Posted in Blog on 22 September 2016

A new report draws on expert work to outline the ideal path for STEM education in the next 10 years. The ideal future of U.S. STEM education would emphasize problem-solving, interdisciplinary approaches and the value of discovery and play, according to a new 10-year vision from the American Institutes for Research for the U.S. Department […]

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5 Tips to Create a Cost-Effective Makerspace Quickly

5 Tips to Create a Cost-Effective Makerspace Quickly

Posted in Blog on 15 September 2016

This article was originally published on EdTech Magazine. Teaching students the value of invention doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag. In the 2015 New Media Consortium Horizon Report, makerspaces were recognized as one the six most important educational technology developments. “Makerspaces are increasingly being looked to as a method for engaging learners in creative, […]

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The Chutes & Ladders Impact of Service Learning

The Chutes & Ladders Impact of Service Learning

Posted in Blog on 8 September 2016

With service learning becoming increasingly adapted by schools in the US, more and more ducators are looking to understand the value students can gain from these courses. This service learning infographic visually depicts the challenges alongside the various levels of personal growth that students can experience.

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Education Technology

Comment: Technology is reshaping university learning

Posted in Blog on 1 September 2016

We’ve made the shift to digital for shopping, banking, reading and watching TV shows or movies. Most of our communication is digital, on smartphones or tablets. It’s hardly surprising that today’s digital generation is embracing technology in the university environment as well. For critics who worry that digital tools lead to shortcuts and enable lazier […]

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Virtual Reality Gamification and How It Will Revolutionize Learning

Virtual Reality Gamification and How It Will Revolutionize Learning

Posted in Blog on 24 August 2016

Creating new and unique experiences is always challenging when it comes to learning. Much of this difficulty comes from lack of engagement and not being able to visualize the concepts. Virtual reality gamification helps make sure that both of these problems are addressed. Education can benefit greatly from the use of virtual reality enabled games […]

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