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AR and VR in the Classroom

According to ISTE’s “8 Hot Edtech Trends,” augmented reality and virtual reality (AR and VR) are two of the hottest trends in edtech. But how do you know if AR or VR are right for your classroom? AR or VR in the classroom? First you need to determine which technology would best support your lesson. […]

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Gamifying Assessment with Bloxels

Meet Bloxels Bloxels is a platform for creating and building video games. It allows students to build a story from the ground up using pixel art. They can create their own characters, settings, and narrative in a fun and exciting way. But Bloxels isn’t just all fun and games — teachers can also use it […]

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Demystifying Edtech Jargon

Education is a field with a unique affinity for jargon. In any given day, a teacher fosters classroom community with IEPs in mind while practicing effective pedagogy. That sentence alone would sound like gibberish to someone outside of education. The steadily increasing infusion of educational technology into schools has necessitated new terms to describe the […]

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Create, Customize, and Share Lessons with Workbench Education

Working with Workbench Education Teachers looking to implement technology into their teaching can often be overwhelmed by the prospect. How can we ensure that we are effectively teaching content while providing students with the next generation technology and coding skills that will equip them to flourish in the future? Thankfully, Workbench is here to make […]

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Making Your SMART Board More Accessible

SMART Boards are a wonderful resource to make your classroom more interactive. You can be creative with your visuals and have students come up to the board to increase engagement in your lessons. When you have disabled students in your class, however, you have to take their abilities into consideration when planning out your interactive […]

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Integrating Technology

Integrating technology into your classroom can be a bit like walking a tightrope. Introducing too much new tech too fast can be overwhelming and frustrating for both teachers and students. On the other hand, without being challenged, students won’t be pushed to grow and expand their comfort zones. How do we find a good middle […]

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How to Collect Data Without Wasting a Single Piece of Paper!

The importance of collecting data in the classroom For teachers, collecting data can inform them on their effectiveness in delivering instruction and provide them information on students’ progress. One of the challenges with collecting data is the time it requires to prepare the content, deliver the content, and more importantly, grade the content. I remember […]

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How to Build a STE(A)M Curriculum

As schools begin to build programs and add initiatives for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM), many teachers are flummoxed by the prospect of building this STEAM curriculum from the ground up. As great as it can be to have a blank slate, it can also be intimidating, because you have a blank slate. […]

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Virtual Tours and Augmented Reality with Google Arts and Culture

Through the arts we have a window into the values, perspectives, and capabilities of other people across time and space. Google Arts and Culture allows educators to bring works from around the world into their classrooms to enrich their pedagogy. The Google Arts and Culture website and app also utilize Google Maps and augmented reality […]

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How to Set Your SMART Board Handwriting Recognition for Spanish

Did you know your SMART Board can recognize Spanish? So you are a maestro o maestra de español and you are using your SMART Board’s text pen during class. What better way to help with the teaching process than by having your handwriting be recognized in Spanish text? Yes, SMART Notebook is able to recognize […]

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Digital Online Certifications

Below are some popular Digital Teacher Certifications that are available as a series of online courses. Click on a logo to start your certification track today!