STEM expert details 4 tips for using robotics to teach students problem solving.
By Beth Brubaker
Throughout my 35 years of teaching, I’ve watched students grow up in what I lovingly call the “worksheet generation.” In this environment, students are accustomed to a very structured style of learning, where they are handed a worksheet, then asked to turn to page five in their math book and…
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.
Research shows that the time to make the greatest impact in a child’s learning trajectory is in the earliest grades. In fact, children not caught up to their peers by grade three are four times less likely to graduate from high school. Learn how school districts across the country are using research-based software from the Waterford Institute to help close the achievement gap before it becomes an even bigger problem.
From implementing the Common Core, to juggling different age groups and skill levels, to delivering high quality instruction in the face of growing class sizes, today’s K-12 math educators face an array of challenges. Many math teachers are turning to digital tools to support them in facing these challenges, but navigating the world of edtech can also be difficult and time consuming.
Now more than ever, academic English acquisition is a crucial focus for non-native English language students nationwide. In order to help close the achievement gap students and boost student outcomes for English Language Learners (ELLs), we’ve partnered with Middlebury Interactive Languages to provide resources for ELL educators. We’ve compiled guides, articles, classroom posters and videos to help educators provide their ELL students with a global approach to English language learning.
Explore new game-changing resources from Discovery Education, including the transformative digital Techbook series for Math, Science and Social Studies,that integrates stunning multimodal content and an inquiry approach to make teaching and learning an unforgettable experience.
Tomorrow’s engineers, designers and problem solvers deserve every tool available to build a brilliant future. 3D printing fuels limitless creativity when students get to see, hold and test their ideas in real space.
Bringing 3D printing into the classroom exposes learners to the same cutting-edge technologies they’ll encounter in their careers, giving them a jump-start on tomorrow’s challenges. We invite you to explore the information below to learn how schools across the country are inspiring a new generation of problem solvers by integrating 3D printing into their K-12 curriculum.
Five Challenges for the Collaborative Classroom—and How to Solve Them
January 12, 2017
A collaborative approach to learning, in which students work together in small groups and share their work with the class, provides significant benefits for students and teachers. But it also creates a number of challenges in the classroom and for ed-tech leaders. This white paper explores these challenges in more detail—and describes a new collaboration solution that can solve them.
Making Sense of Resilience, Mindfulness, Growth Mindset and Grit
January 3, 2017
Confused by these related terms being used in education today—resilience, mindfulness, growth mindset and grit? View this infographic to gain a better understanding of these concepts, and the extent social-emotional learning can influence their development.
Dublin Unified School District Case Study: Moving to the Head of the Class
December 29, 2016
Dublin Unified School District grew to 10,000 students while deploying 1:1 Chromebooks to support online assessments and digital learning. To do this, they upgraded their infrastructure to Ruckus for the performance and reliability needed to elevate the classroom experience. Read this case study to learn more about their Chromebook deployment and wireless network selection.
Meeting the Broadband and Network Capacity Challenge
December 29, 2016
Keeping up with the escalating number of devices and bandwidth hungry applications on your network is the biggest challenge K-12 IT administrators face. Watch this webinar to learn how to handle this growth.