Early childhood educator discusses how to leverage natural curiosity in prek classrooms for STEM learning and excitement.
By Dr. Mary Konrad
Young children are natural scientists eager to discover all they can about the world around them. Technology, too, can expand students’ interest in STEM, as well as their ability to acquire information and solve problems—even in preK classrooms. In Waco Independent School District (ISD), our prekindergarten program provides a learning…
Middlebury Interactive’s standards-based supplemental English language program focuses on academic English and literacy development for elementary and middle school students. The culturally inclusive curriculum engages students through a combination of individualized task-based activities and collaborative project-based learning, while favoring multicultural perspectives.
Chromebooks—the lightweight laptops that run software from the Internet instead of a local hard drive—have skyrocketed in popularity within the last few years. In the second half of 2014, Chromebooks surpassed iPads as the most popular devices sold to U.S. schools. Why have Chromebooks become so popular in education? What do you need to know before adopting chromebooks in your institution? Explore the information below to learn the greatest benefits and challenges to implementing Chromebooks in education—as well as best practices and keys to success.
The growing use of anywhere, anytime learning is challenging teachers to personalize lessons for each student’s individual needs, test students online and analyze the results instantly, track student progress in real time, and keep both students and parents up-to-date on grades and homework. Having the ability to do all of this within a cloud-based solution that delivers maximum security—without importing or entering data—are the benefits you receive with Jupiter iO—the all-in-one gradebook-LMS-SIS-learning analytics solution!
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The classroom of tomorrow promises an amazing education; with bring your own device initiatives growing, virtual reality field trips coming to fruition, and even school districts becoming 100% digital. However, all of these technology developments in education rely on a consistent and reliable network infrastructure, one that has the ability to scale, remain secure, and enable all digital learning initiatives. With the Brocade Ruckus Edge Networking Product Family, you can build and deploy next-generation wired and wireless technologies that deliver a more flexible IT infrastructure with unmatched simplicity, non-stop networking, application optimization, and investment protection.
As schools look to modernize teaching and personalize learning, it isn’t a matter of if technology is right for the classroom, but which technology is right for the classroom. Apple is often preferred by students for its ease of use and form factor, and its quality, including a longer lifespan, which translates to a greater lifetime value. And, what truly sets iPad apart is the vast App Store. With more than 1.5 million apps available, educators have an abundant amount of resources and content to promote creativity, facilitate interaction, and ultimately deliver a differentiated learning experience for their students.
Schools are not choosing just any mobile technology. They are adopting iPad because it is preferred by students and teachers, easier to manage, and secure. By putting iPad into the hands of students, schools pave the way for more creativity and productivity, better engagement, and spontaneous collaboration.