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Digital Transformation in the Education Sector - A Guide to Education Technology

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Can you think of an aspect of life that has not yet been influenced by modern technology? Chances are high that the answer is no! This is especially true in the education sector, which finds varying degrees of digital transformation happening all time. In that regard, from interactive whiteboards to front-facing projectors, the digital transformation in the education sector has yielded its own technological industry - EdTech.

Why Esports in Schools is a Good Thing

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Esports are here to stay. As a spectator sport and as an industry. In colleges and in high schools. And in no small way. Competitive gaming has become a billion dollar business and is projected to grow exponentially. The prevalence of esports in schools is likewise rapidly expanding. The High School Esports League (HSEL) – just one of several such leagues – claims over 1500 schools as members.

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The Future of eLearning - 10 Trends To Be Aware Of

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Dusty blackboards, smudged overhead projectors, and over saturated photocopies - Surely this sounds like many people’s education experience. If that’s the case, take solace in knowing that, in many schools, those factors are in the past. Today, eLearning reigns supreme. For those who don’t know what it is, eLearning refers to learning that utilizes electronic means to create a more dynamic and instructive learning environment.

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5 Myths About Video Learning

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Quick Take: Explore some of the myths surrounding the use of video learning in school and the truth behind the benefits of educational videos. Myth #1: Video is passive learning. Myth #2: Video is time-consuming. Myth #3: Video require steep learning curves. Myth #4: Video vs intellectual property. Myth #5: Video will replace teachers. The topic of video learning is slowly creeping into the minds of many educators.

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3 Templates for Uncomplicating Your Product Management Process

In this workbook, you’ll find a comprehensive set of templates product development and cross-functional teams can adopt to better leverage your existing skills and your data.

5 Ways EdTech Helps Students with Special Needs in the Classroom

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School can be tough for any child. For students with special needs in the classroom, the challenges are amplified. Separating from family. Interacting with teachers. Making friends. Being asked to learn new information every day. These school-day struggles can be massive for students with special needs. EdTech helps make a massive difference in their success. Students with special needs face a wide range of learning challenges.

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How to Build a Modern School – 6 Key Elements to Embed in Your Groundwork

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Quick Take: Covering the 6 key elements in creating the right foundation for modern education with the arrival of the 4 th industrial revolution and the changing educational environment. A Modern School can be defined as a school developed for students who are living through the 4 th industrial revolution and the current changing educational environment. Designing a modern school will be an ongoing process for those in educational leadership.

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6 Ways to Improve Teachers Work-Life Balance

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Quick Take: UK schools are facing a shortage of teachers and many are planning to quit soon. Find out more on how to keep teachers in the classroom by improving teachers’ work-life balance. Many potential teachers may need to rethink their career choice if they knew about a typical teacher's work-life balance. The Department of Education reports a steep increase in the number of children enrolling in state schools in the next decade.

4 Ways to Apply Interactive Whiteboards to the SAMR Model

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Quick Take: Discuss and understand the SAMR Model of educational technology integration. Explore: Different examples of the SAMR Model applied. Draw conclusions of the usefulness of the SAMR Model in Education. Let us take a look at the SAMR Model and how it applies to interactive whiteboards as an EdTech. What is the SAMR Model. The SAMR Model for categorizing technology integration in education was created by Dr. Ruben Puentedura.

What is Active Learning? And Why it Matters

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Active learning is a teaching method that works wonders. Think about some things you’ve learned. How to drive, change a tire or prepare a meal. You may have first been instructed by a parent. Or watched a how-to video. But it was through the process of actually changing that tire that you truly learned the skills. When you did that, you were engaged in active learning. Not all methods of fostering learning are created equal.

SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

Finding the Ideal Front-of-Classroom Interactive Display

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Quick Take: Interactive displays are a big investment in edtech. Learn everything you need to know before jumping in: ? What is an interactive display and why it is important. ? Different types with their pros and cons. ? Identify what to consider when picking an IWB solution. Bring Classroom Interactive Display into the Mix.

Is Esports a Sport?

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Quick. When I say the word sports, what do you think of? If you’re a fan, it could be football, basketball or soccer. If you’re a player, perhaps it’s tennis or golf. For some, it might even be chess or bridge, both of which are recognized as sports by the largest international sports organization. What about competitive video gaming? Is esports a sport? What, you may ask, makes an activity a sport? As it turns out, there’s no one definitive answer.

How to Select a Complete Digital Education Solution Provider

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Buying resources and tech for your schools can be a big responsibility and choosing the right equipment can be tricky. There are many things to consider when deciding which digital education solution will best suit your needs, but having a clear idea of the purpose and functionality of these edtech resources will help make these purchasing decisions easier.

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What is Gamification in Education? 6 Ways to Gamify Your Classroom

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Do you want to play a game? As long as it’s not in the context of a certain horror film franchise, but rather in regards to gamification in education, then the answer is probably, “sure!” ” Take a moment to think about your experiences in education, either as a student or as a teacher. Chances are high that the lessons that still stand out are the ones that were most engaging.

The SaaS Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every SaaS business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.

How To Effectively Use Educational Assessment Tools

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Quick Take: Overview of educational assessment tools focusing on Summative assessment and Formative assessment. Explain, Compare and give examples of the two concepts. Offer suggestions for improvement and successful integration. A comparison of summative assessment and formative assessment. The main components of being an educator are preparation, teaching, and assessment. Today we will dive in deeper into the discussion of educational assessment.

Create Effective Feedback With Education Technology

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The Promise of Education Technology: Effective Feedback. Giving effective feedback is one of the best ways to improve student learning. Constructive feedback allows a teacher to build and maintain a conversation over time. Education technology empowers teachers to help students on an individual basis. With the right technology, instructors deliver timely, effective feedback with the power to achieve greater learning. What is Effective Feedback?

Effective Educational Videos in the Classroom

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Quick Take: Learn how teachers are using educational videos effectively in their classrooms: - Current use of educational videos. Problems identified. Features sought by teachers. Suggested guide to video searching. Different solutions options. Effectively using educational videos could become a large burden or blessing to teachers.

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Your Educational Digital DNA - Get Ready for EdTech Innovation

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Quick Take: Getting an accurate view of where your school is in terms of readiness for EdTech innovation is important. Understanding your school’s Digital DNA will help you identify the technology you need today and for tomorrow. Is your school ready for the EdTech revolution? Edtech promises to bring learning from chalkboards to slick computer screens and more.

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5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

Interactive Classroom Displays - How do I decide which to buy?

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In our modern era, those educating our youth are facing a conundrum. Considering the rise of smartphones, tablets, and cloud-integrated technology, the chalkboard, overhead projector, and other analog tools of yore are no longer yielding the same educational results. If student engagement and test scores are down, what can a school do in order to reverse course? The answer is to get with the times and adapt.

Building an Effective EdTech Strategy - Bring together workload, collaboration, and education

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After a long wait, the Department for Education (DfE) announced its EdTech strategy in early April. The strategy laid out the government’s expectations of a closer relationship between schools and the EdTech companies who supply them.

5 Interactive Presentations Ideas that will Engage Students

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Quick Take: Explore how to build interactive presentations that will engage students and use technology integration to create interactive learning environments. Students today expect the classroom to be both educational and enjoyable at the same time. Interactive presentations help engage students by having them participate in the lessons instead of passively listening to lectures. This reduces boredom and gives students a sense of responsibility to be attentive.

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How To Start a High School Esports Team & Benefit Your School

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Competitive video gaming has quickly risen to the ranks of "real sports" in many of the ways that count. These include big name sponsors, competitive pro leagues, college competitions and, in 2017, more global viewers than the 2016 NFL regular season. Esports is also big business, making money from investments, branding, advertising and media deals. The number of college scholarships and careers related to esports is also growing quickly.

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The Ultimate Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.

The Benefits of Video in the Digital Classroom

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The evidence is in. Digital-based learning benefits students. 1:1 student-to-device ratios. Tech-fostered collaboration. Student response clickers. Blended learning and flipped classrooms. When teachers leverage technology, learning outcomes improve. Whether to enhance a lesson or be the lesson, options are virtually endless. From virtual labs and games to digital textbooks and online curriculum, digital classrooms rely on video.

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10 Reasons Education IT Administrators Love Interactive Touch Screen Displays

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First, let’s acknowledge something. Those who choose careers in education IT don’t just like technology. They like working in this particular environment. They take pride in supporting teachers and students with tech that facilitates learning. They take pleasure in helping students grow and achieve success. Because of this, many are fans of interactive touch screen displays for the great teaching and learning advantages they offer.

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10 Ways Interactive Touch Screen Displays Improve Education

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There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for ideal classroom display solutions. Fortunately, schools have options. Most classrooms benefit (hugely) from at least one interactive touch screen display. Many find that more than one display is ideal for flexible classrooms that maximize active learning. Interactive touchscreen displays – what some call smart flat-screen TVs – deliver loads of benefits.

Classroom Design Trends: Update Classroom Layout to Boost Engagement

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Classroom Design Then and Now. Rows of seats. Instructor front and center. Student eyes trained on the teacher. This classroom model worked well for centuries. Efficient and easy to set up. Old-school classroom design supported the idea that teachers impart knowledge to students. The one-to-many transmission philosophy of teaching. Traditional tech did this well. The blackboard or overhead projector for the teacher at the front of the room. Pencil and paper for the student to take notes.

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Wireless Projecting with Google Meet

Wireless projecting using Google Meet to replace the Google Cast for Education extension!

5 Reasons Why School Computer Labs Still Matter

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Not long ago, school computer labs were a mainstay of the education environment. Today, not so much. In fact, they’ve become downright controversial. Their very existence is at the root of the controversy. Many schools provide a computing device for every student. Those that haven’t yet achieved this, aspire to. Budgets are tight. Time is a limited resource. The computer lab has become a target for sparing both.

18 Unexpected Free Educational Videos Website for Teachers

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Quick take: Take a look at 18 free educational video website for teachers: 1. Names and links of free resources. Multi-subjects covered. Multi-grade level covered. No one can beat free. We searched across the internet for the best free education video websites for teachers. Our list specifically identified sites that offer videos for use without having to sign up to be a member or enrolled in a course. For an added benefit, many of the sites we found covers multiple subjects and grade levels.

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10 Reasons Education IT Administrators Love Interactive Touch Screen Displays

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First, let’s acknowledge something. Those who choose careers in education IT don’t just like technology. They like working in this particular environment. They take pride in supporting teachers and students with technology that facilitates learning. They take pleasure in helping students grow and achieve success. Because of this, many are fans of interactive touch screen displays for the great teaching and learning advantages they offer.

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Touch-Based Education - The Benefits of Interactive Learning

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They say that there are three types of learning — Visual, kinetic, and auditory. Visual refers to sight-based learning, while kinetic and auditory refers to touch and hearing-centric learning, respectively. In classrooms around the world, teachers sometimes struggle to devise lessons that cater to all three learning styles. As such, as is the case in other facets of life, technological aid has come to the rescue.

Develop A Feature-Rich App for Any Virtual Classroom

Building an e-learning platform? Download the solution brief to learn how you can create a customized, feature-rich, interactive classroom for an enhanced learning experience.