The 21st century classroom barely resembles the class environments of the past. Screens are mounted on the walls while assigned laptops and tablets are stored in carts in the corner of the room. With so many programs, installations, and assistive software available for these devices, it can become overwhelming for the teachers and instructors who are struggling to keep in […]

As the old adage commonly attributed to Benjamin Franklin goes, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” This nugget of wisdom especially rings true in education. This is why after the last bell rings and children file out of the halls in retreat for the summer, educators begin prepping lesson plans and district leaders begin searching for […]

For many of us, textbooks were the pivotal source of information during our time in the classroom at school. It was impossible to even think about discussing the course material each day without them. Although textbooks have not been completely phased out, their importance has greatly diminished in recent years. Textbooks are often digital nowadays and computer programs and software […]

Recent research has repeatedly shown us that a hands-on, multi-sensory learning method is the strongest way to reach students and improve overall engagement.  Interactivity in technology is something that is almost expected in today’s world.  We have long since moved past the days of marker whiteboards and overhead projectors.  No longer are teachers required to spend time preparing flash cards […]

“Everyone is a genius.  But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – commonly attributed to Albert Einstein One of Albert Einstein’s most commonly attributed quotes involves the outlandish analogy of a fish climbing a tree to represent the improper merit of one’s intelligence and […]

In education, personalized learning is one of those concepts that has a different definition for each person you talk to. It doesn’t help that there are different terms people associate with personalized learning, like adaptive learning, individualized learning, differentiated learning, and competency-based learning. None of these terms are quite synonymous, although they each overlap in some respect. The lack of […]

The rash of hacks and breaches – in everything from the retail industry to politics and financial institutions – has put cybersecurity on the minds of every organization that depends in any way on an IT infrastructure. As the education sector becomes more closely integrated with education information technology, the capability of a particular school district to improve results grows […]

Education technology has become an essential part of educating our nation’s children. Today, in classrooms across the country, you can find students learning in new ways through deeply-integrated technology in the form of virtual lessons, advanced software, and computing devices for every participant. Successfully integrating education technology into a school system is one of the biggest accomplishments a school district […]

Administrators who are in charge of making financial decisions for a school district have a lot of challenges on their plates. One challenge is balancing the need for more technology in school with the costs of implementing technology – which often means building a networked infrastructure from the ground up. The budget challenges can be daunting, especially since some districts […]

Education technology has made leaps and bounds over the past half-decade, and progressive school districts across the nation are reaping the benefits. The use of education technology in the classroom has been linked to better teacher and student satisfaction, better learning outcomes, and more student engagement. Yet, many school districts do not have a district-wide technology plan; instead, individual schools […]