Why K-12 Needs More than Just an LMSContinue reading
Not done with your holiday shopping list?
Not sure what to get your children? You might want to consider some cool toys that promote curiosity and creativity. Toys that promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) not only help children achieve academically but also help them achieve in life. Exposing children to STEM through toys cultivates interest in these subjects in school.
In addition to STEM products, children should be exposed to the Arts. There is evidence that children involved in the Arts experience both social and academic benefits. Children tend to have better critical and creative skills and are better at independent learning when the Arts are part of their lives.
So, whether you choose to buy some gifts focused on STEM, the Arts, or better yet, both, your child will benefit from your thoughtful gift choice.
Here are some examples of some cool STEM or Arts related gift ideas:
ESSA, or Every Student Succeeds Act, the long awaited successor to No Child Left Behind will start to take effect at the beginning of this coming year.
A major focal point of the new law is on formative, rather than summative assessments.
This can cause a major shift in the instructional models schools are using and the way districts have set up their curriculum.Continue reading
We were absolutely tickled to check Twitter yesterday morning and find this article on Tech Crunch.
The article makes the claim that with the rise of technology like xAPI, the traditional resume is on the path to extinction in favor of the Experience Graph.
The decision to adopt a new teaching approach is both exciting and angst inducing. Blended learning offers a new way to reach students, so it makes sense that districts want to harness it's potential. As school districts explore the possibilities of blended learning they are also faced with challanges and obstacles that must be acknowledged and planned for. If you are thinking about how to get started with blended learning, this 7 part blog series will explore the steps you should consider as you adopt this new methodology.
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