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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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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Engaging kids in design-based learning

Engaging kids in design-based learning

Posted in Blog on 18 August 2016

While most kids their age are glued to various digital devices, often wasting hours playing mindless games or watching cat videos, 164 fourth and fifth graders, along with eight elementary school teachers, have been using those same devices to explore new paths to learning. In 15 classrooms across Texas and Virginia, students are using manufacturing […]

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How K–12 Is Becoming Future-Ready

Q&A with Thomas Murray on How K–12 Is Becoming Future-Ready

Posted in Blog on 9 March 2016

Influential education leader and blogger Thomas Murray’s name is associated with technological anticipation. That’s because Murray, the state and district digital learning policy and advocacy director for the Alliance for Excellent Education, helps lead an ambitious, forward-looking initiative called Future Ready. EdTech: Focus on K–12 caught up with Murray to find out more about the […]

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