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Immersive Learning for a New Era

Immersive Learning for a New Era: The Future of Education and Industry

Immersive learning technologies have become an integral part of modern classrooms, revolutionizing education and industry. As a classroom teacher, it’s essential to stay informed about the latest advancements in educational technology to provide the best learning experiences for students. Augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and mixed reality (MR) technologies are already transforming the way […]

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Maximizing School Budgets

Maximizing Back-to-School Budgets: A Comprehensive Guide for Educators

As teachers and administrators gear up for the new school year, it is crucial to spend back-to-school budgets effectively to ensure the best possible learning experiences for students. So how do educators ensure they are making informed decisions when allocating budgets while also addressing the challenges of finding reliable academic-based products?  That’s what we plan

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Chatbots and AI in K-12 Education

The Impact of Chatbots and AI in K-12 Education

Segments about… Chatbots and artificial intelligence have been popping up in the news a lot lately, and it’s easy to see why. University education major students are being presented with specific questions about how they will use technology in their classrooms. They are also requiring that students discuss how they can integrate technology into their

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Using Augmented Reality in Education

Advancing Education with Augmented Reality (AR)

Augmented Reality (AR) is an innovative technology that offers educators and students an immersive, interactive learning experience. Studies show that when implemented properly, AR/VR can dramatically improve educational outcomes in core content areas and future-ready initiatives. Most AR/VR solutions are not designed for the educational market, so while they may provide a few really great

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Tips for State Test Prep

Take State Test Prep From Dreaded to Delightful

As a classroom teacher, I understand the overwhelming pressure and anxiety that students experience during state test preparation. For many, the thought of taking these exams can be daunting and stressful. However, I have discovered some fantastic digital tools that have transformed the experience from dreaded to delightful. To make test prep engaging and enjoyable,

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computer science for all

CS For ALL: Where Does Your State Stand?

The jobs of the future will require computer literacy so it’s increasingly important that quality computer science (CS) education is an urgent priority for public school systems around the globe.  Although CS has been offered in K-12 public schools for decades, it has not been uniformly required, nor universally available. Yet, as society becomes increasingly

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Computational Thinking Article with resources

Computational Thinking: NOT just another ‘buzzword!’

From computational math to computational biology, to Harvard University’s Computational Science and Engineering Program, providing young people with access to quality computer science (CS) education is increasingly seen as an urgent priority for public school systems across the U.S. and around the globe. While expanding CS education is expected to directly benefit students, promote sustainable

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Web3 is Reshaping Education

How is Web3 Reshaping Education?

Last June, I wrote an article about a major technology called Blockchain and how it was impacting education.  This Blockchain technology tracks digital records and has spurred a cryptocurrency explosion. It has also led to the rise of new groups that are experimenting with less-hierarchical ways to conduct business.  This major internet and technology shift is

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professional development for teachers

Professional Development for Teachers

Professional learning is an integral part of school culture and developing staff. Summer is a great time to reflect and revitalize yourself as an educator.  One area that applies to both of these is professional development.  Even though we know professional learning is important, a 2013 report on professional development (PD) by the National School Boards

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