• EdTech,  Technology

    Introduction to Google Classroom

    Google’s effort in providing convenient education has even doubled with the creation of Google Classroom, a new app that enables teachers and students to connect. Google Classroom aims to help teachers save time, organize classes, and improve daily communication with students. Launched in August 2014, Google has created another educational platform that will set the standard for future learning tools. Along with modern learning devices like Chromebooks, Google Classroom promises an easier, faster, and more convenient way of teaching and learning. Indeed, it is an exceptional learning tool with its simple yet very useful features. Simple Interface Unlike other complex learning apps, Google Classroom has a simple interface. It is…

  • EdTech

    Why Face-to-Face Teaching Remains Vital in the Digital Age

    In this modern age, almost everything is done online: shopping, marketing, messaging, playing games, watching, reading, and even teaching. Sadly, people have become more inclined to have less tangible things because they find them more accessible and convenient. With the development of new technologies, even education was conquered by the digital age. Gone were the days when students have to wake up early to catch their classes. Nowadays, students can study anytime, anywhere, and without their uniforms on. This was made possible by distance learning education in which students learn and communicate with their teachers using a computer and the Internet. While online education is convenient and trouble-free, there still…

  • EdTech,  Technology

    Why Graphing Calculators Still Cost a Small Fortune

    New technologies have changed the ways students learn. However, there are still things that stay close to the hearts of teachers and students despite the advent of modern learning tools. One of these is the graphing calculator. Before the Kindle was even invented, graphing calculators were already considered classroom staples. Graphing calculators have never been out of the market This is true notwithstanding the emergence of online learning tools that are more convenient and accessible. In point of fact, graphing calculators still cost a fortune. While mobile phones, laptops, and tablets are decreasing in price, outdated graphic calculators remain as expensive as they were years ago. For students, teachers, and…

  • Case Studies

    Kami is University of Minnesota Students’ Go-To App

    In a Nutshell “Kami did what I needed it to do and didn’t cost me hundreds of dollars or force me to pirate software.” – Troy Zimmerman, student at University of Minnesota Challenge: Unable to sync notes on PDFs and documents Solution: With Kami, the syncing of notes in PDFs is made easy. Kami can be connected and integrated to Google Apps for Work (Gmail and Google Drive). Benefits: Easy. Low-cost. Fancy. These are the top three words that can be used to sum up how useful and effective Kami is inside the classroom. Kami allows the syncing and sharing of lectures efficiently so students and educators can collaborate in real-time. Kami Is…

  • EdTech

    Introducing Blended Learning

    Wouldn’t it be nice if every child had his or her own personal teacher? Blended Learning may have the answer, as it is where students learn from their computers for about 25% of the day. This is much different than just taking online courses, where some studies have shown that only 23% of students even pass online courses. When students gave an after school lab session and worked with a teacher in online courses, the number of those who passed and got credit for graduation purposes went up to 43%. Then, the idea came along to give the students a full day with a teacher at summer school to help…