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In the marketplace: Funding for active learning, a helping hand for innovative programs, and an interactive book program

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Tech-savvy educators know they must stay on top of the myriad changes and trends in education to learn how teaching and learning can best benefit from technology’s near-constant change. Check below for the latest marketplace news to keep you up-to-date on product developments, teaching and learning initiatives, and new trends in education. News active learning best Education educators Funding interactive learning news solutions students teaching Technology trends up

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Power Up Your Spaces

A Principal's Reflections

Cost and ease of access will only lead to more schools and districts going down this path. The USDOE’s Office of Educational Technology places emphasis on students and educators having access to a robust and comprehensive infrastructure when and where they need it for learning. Persistent access to high-speed Internet in and out of school. Check out Steelcase for an array of ideas and solutions specific to education.

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To Get More Students to Office Hours, Colleges Rethink the Faculty Office

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Selingo, a former editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education, who wrote a white paper on innovative faculty office designs for the furniture company Steelcase. At a time when professors already feel under siege—with talk of rolling back tenure and a s queeze on public funding support for higher education—it’s hard not to see such proposals as a further shifting of resources away from the faculty. Education Technology Teaching & Learning

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Research-Influenced Learning Spaces

A Principal's Reflections

When designing the space, it’s important for educators not to overstimulate and thus detract students’ ability to focus but to provide enough stimuli to enhance the learning experience. Today’s educational paradigm is no longer one of knowledge transfer but one of knowledge creation and curation. Fore more research-influenced ideas and strategies to transform education grab a copy of Learning Transformed. Steelcase Education.

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What it's like to teach in an active learning classroom

Robert Talbert, Ph.D.

and easy access to digital and analog learning tools including whiteboards, projectors, and power supplies. There are whiteboards covering three of the four walls (I've asked for the fourth one to be covered) and there are no barriers to accessing them.