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    Tips for Meeting the Tech Needs of Low-Income Schools

    With the advent of technology being used as an educational tool, there are now questions about how to attain these applications and devices. Recent trends have seen positive outcomes from utilizing mobile devices, virtual laboratories, and the like in classroom settings. It is not a secret that technology comes at a high financial cost. This does not mean, however, that students who do not have monetary support should be denied opportunities to expand their learning. There are plenty of ways to work around the trend of educational technology without having to compromise the growth of students or educators. Here are some tips for meeting tech needs of low-income schools: Engage…

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    10 Ways to Help Students Become Future Ready

    The world as we know it is constantly changing, and fast. New knowledge and technology seem to be springing up every second. Ideas that were dreamt of years ago, such as touch screen phones and 3D printers, are quickly making their way into households. The possibilities seem endless once it comes to technological advancements. Because of all the different innovations and opportunities that have suddenly opened up, students are now stressing over their future. However, the truth is, no one can predict what lies ahead. In 10 to 20 years’ time, the world will probably already be far off from how we know it today. As parents, teachers, and mentors,…

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    Navigating the Digital School

    Being a new and young field, education technology may get confusing and overwhelming at times. Schools become more courageous in integrating digital resources in their learning process. However, with the vast array of choices of websites, apps, and tools, how do you know what are the right products to purchase? Here are some factors to consider when choosing digital resources for your school. Needs Each school has different goals and, therefore, has a varied set of policies and needs. In deciding what kind of digital resources to use, consider the curricular need of your school. The type of resources you need will differ depending on whether you plan to supplement,…

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    Google Classroom Calendar Integration is Live and Here’s How to Use It

    Since the launch of Google Classroom in 2014, numerous useful features have been added to help improve the education process for both teachers and students. The calendar integration, which came in 2015, was an important update in the Google classroom. Many teachers have commended the feature. Read on to know why. Calendar Integration Google Calendar is a time-management app that allows you to keep track of events in your life. It enables you to create and edit events and receive notifications when the events you scheduled are coming. Now, the efficiency afforded by Google Calendar is in the Google classroom! Everyone will be able to save time and be organized…

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    The Importance of Research in EdTech

    A report by the National Assessment of Education Progress in 2013 states that two-thirds of Grade 4 students in the country could not yet read what is expected of them at their level. This is ironic because the U.S. allots a larger budget for each student as compared to other countries. Many policy makers concentrate their efforts mainly on the improvement of K-12 schools. Unfortunately, other factors should also be taken into consideration. It is not just a matter of increasing the funding or facilities in the academe. Teachers should be educated, and studies regarding learning should also be conducted. Why Should Research in Education Be Prioritized? The government has…