Today is Holocaust Memorial Day, or Yom HaShoah. It’s a day to remember those lost in the Holocaust, and sits between the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and Israel Independence Day on the Jewish calendar. For many school administrators, their state requires that students learn about the Holocaust in some capacity. New Jersey, for example, has an […]

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Did you know that 85% of American consumers say “mobile devices are a central part of everyday life?” That’s what one Salesforce survey found just last year. And parent-aged consumers make up a huge part of that bloc—for consumers between the ages of 18 to 54, individuals can be expected to spend at least 2.9 […]

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When I was a kid, LaserDisc was the latest edtech trend to hit the market. At the time it felt special, but now, 15 years later, it seems like old news. Education technology is one of the fastest markets growing related to education, from school administration software to school accounting software to iPad apps for […]

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Do we have the right to say, “I don’t do that”? Perhaps if it were only an individual decision. But educators have accepted responsibility for the growth of the students in their care, and choosing to avoid technology for themselves leaves their students with no choice. — Gerald  Aungst A few years ago, an elementary […]

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A change of perspective sparks a lot of creativity. Humans love patterns, sometimes so much that we invent patterns where none exist. If something disrupts a pattern we’ve become familiar with, we notice it.  In terms of evolution, that makes a lot of sense. Say you’re a proto-human, just doing your thing, walking through the […]

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“I forgot my homework at school.” While a student’s forgetfulness can lead to poor grades, it also can add up to costly materials littering the bottom of a crammed locker. This has been an issue with my little brother in the past, as his “forgetfulness” will get the better of him at the end of […]

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As of this year, 43 states have fully adopted the Common Core standards that were first issued in 2010. Many states implemented the new standards right away. However, some waited until more recently (Minnesota and Colorado in particular). Schools in those states, as well as in several other states that adopted the standards earlier, are […]

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Can you imagine what it would be like to be unable to understand anything anyone said to you for twenty years?That’s what it was like for David Bueche before he was diagnosed with an auditory processing disorder that prevented him from hearing many of the sounds used in day-to-day speech. Without the ability to hear […]

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PowerPoint is a great way to simulate real-world concepts for educational purposes. Educational diagrams are instructive and cool to look at, but educational animations are even better, especially for illustrating a concept like the dispersion of white light into the separate colors of the visual spectrum. Here’s how to make a basic prism animation in […]

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The teacher shortage has been news for years, but unfortunately the trends haven’t shown much improvement. Rising education costs but stagnant teacher salaries after graduation have decreased the number of new teachers going through the traditional certification system. This has led some schools to supplement qualified educators with substitute teachers, or try and economize further […]

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