From millions in White House grants to private tech companies’ awareness programs, the push is on to engage students in the critically important fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) career possibilities. Online learning is a critical tool because it gives more students access to STEM education courses and resources that might otherwise be unavailable to them.
Virtual Nerd Mobile Math is a free math app from Pearson that provides on-the-go access to a video library of more than 1,500 math tutorials. An on-the-go app targets middle, high school math students.
Basically everyone loves LEGOS. Many teachers are already using them for lessons in their classrooms – especially math and science teachers! This neat video offer a number of interesting facts about LEGOS for your students, or how you can incorporate them into lessons!
The Shark Tank investor and Dallas Mavericks owner is reportedly getting serious about higher ed.
Copley Retention Services' Copley Square application is focused on improving student success.(LMS)
Ranku - a comparison shopping site for online degrees.
Packback allows students to rent digital textbooks by the day. ($5-per-day or less)
Degreed is a social network currently in beta that allows students, professionals, and lifelong learners to track, share, and validate their learning — from formal learning to "micro-credentials," like books read and conferences attended, and experiential learning. The company wants its profiles to be the answer to "Tell me about your education."
As we near the completion of our third year of being a 1:1 tablet school in Burlington, I continue to ponder what is the next step. Glancing in the rearview mirror, it is hard to believe that nearly three years have passed…
An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information. When we recently assessed 770 seventh graders in two states to study these areas, the results definitely got our attention.
We've been compiling a list of top presentation resources that will help you become a master presenter. Check out the resources below nicely divided into categories of articles, infographics, Quora and videos. There's something for every presenter!
ClassFlow is a revolutionary cloud-based platform for teachers that makes lesson planning more efficient and lesson delivery more dynamic. Log in anywhere, unify classroom tech - whiteboards, tablets, BYODs - and existing learner response systems, all in the cloud!
Can you imagine the level of first-hand knowledge today’s students would have if their classrooms came equipped with time machines? Well, believe it or not, they do. This handy infographic allows teachers to take their students on an educational trip through history. Keep reading to learn more!
In the past, teachers used tools from the environment to demonstrate concepts that were difficult for students to fully comprehend. A tuning fork, for example, illustrated how vibrations create sound. Today, teachers have more refined resources they can appeal to in order to demonstrate concepts that are extremely difficult to understand.
In a Wayne Valley High School classroom, six pairs of hands unboxed, labeled and configured laptops to be used in classrooms throughout the school. The students are part of the transition skills program, which trains students who are not usually college-bound for careers once they leave high school.
Because the field of educational technology is so dynamic, following edtech trends can sometimes feels like an exercise in futility. So I put together a list of useful resources that have helped me keep up on edtech trends. Here they are in 5 broad categories...
This year marked the third year of the $200,000 Follett Challenge, which encourages K-12 schools around the US to share their innovative programs that have been put in place to prepare our modern students for the demands of the 21st century.