Articles by author: Sarah Acre

What the Data Says About Innovation in American Schools

innovation in American Schools

Innovation is a prevalent buzzword in schools – but what exactly does it mean for education? Do principals and teachers prioritize innovation equally? What drives innovation in schools, and conversely, what hinders it? What the Data Says The results of a recent Education Week Research Center survey of nearly 500 K-12 education professionals sheds light…

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What Ed Tech Professionals Need to Look For in 2019

As educators return to school refreshed from the holiday break, the exciting new developments they can expect for education technology in 2019 are at the forefront of their minds. Last year saw continued strides in the ready availability of augmented reality and virtual reality technology, an emphasis on computing in K-12 curricula, and a spotlight…

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How Teachers Connect With Students One Data Point at a Time

Today’s teachers use a mounting number of technology-based tools to get their jobs done. A single teacher may take attendance using a learning management system, have students complete a warm-up using a separate app, assign classwork through Google Classroom, and later download state assessment data online all in the span of a few hours. Other…

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Can These EdTech Entrepreneurs Change American Education Forever?

Assessing Change It is no secret that even after decades of federal intervention and billions spent on grant funding programs like Title 1, low-income students, and often students of color, in the United States are not attaining the same educational outcomes as their peers. As a group, these students graduate high school at lower rates…

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How Teachers Use Tech to Get Personal

To some teachers, the word “differentiation” is misconstrued to mean creating a different lesson plan for every individual student or spending unrealistic amounts of one-on-one time tutoring struggling learners. However, incorporating differentiated instructional methods need not be so exhausting and inefficient. Here are four ways innovations education technology can make it easier for teachers to…

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Experience, Technology Highlight 2018 EdTechTeacher Summit in Boston

This year’s second EdTechTeacher Summit brought teachers and other education professionals together from all over the country to the Revere Hotel in Boston, Mass. for two days of hands-on technology integration sessions this week. The summit featured a number of high-profile keynote speakers, including Monica Burns, Ed.D, author of Tasks Before Apps, and Ayanna Howard,…

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Video Games and Education: An Unlikely, but Sensible Partnership

Though parents and educators have long denounced video games as a waste of time, esports, or competitive play of popular video games such as Overwatch and League of Legends, is now considered a worthwhile pursuit that could help students open doors for the future. Forbes reported on data earlier this year which predicts esports revenue…

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Edge Computing is the Foundation for Scaled Smart Cities. How Can the Industry Accelerate Adoption?
May 28, 2024

As cities globally accelerate their transformation into “smart cities,” the integration of a capable computing ecosystem to complement smart city initiatives has become an important part of smart city success. How critical will edge computing be in that ecosystem, and in the facilitation of today’s and tomorrow’s smart city projects, especially with where smart…

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The Global Privacy Revolution: Navigating the New Landscape of Data Collection and Integration
May 28, 2024

The Global Privacy Revolution: Navigating the New Landscape of Data Collection and Integration In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, the global emphasis on privacy is emerging as a powerful disruptor, fundamentally transforming how businesses collect and integrate customer data. This shift is not merely a regulatory hurdle but a profound evolution in societal values, recognizing…

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Continuous Improvement in Threat Assessment
Continuous Improvement in Threat Assessment Practices
May 28, 2024

In this episode of School Safety Today by Raptor Technologies, Michelle Dawn Mooney sat down with Dr. Marisa Randazzo to discuss the importance of continuous improvement in threat assessment practices.  Dr. Randazzo shares her extensive experience in threat assessment, emphasizing the importance of quality training and to regularly evaluate and enhance their threat assessment…

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Merging traditional craftsmanship with modern entrepreneurship
Culture and Craftsmanship with Sabah Founder Mickey Ashmore
May 28, 2024

In an age where mass production dominates, the art of craftsmanship and its profound impact on culture and community is increasingly rare. This rarity has brought craftsmanship into the spotlight, as consumers and creators alike seek authenticity in a digital world. At the heart of this movement is Sabah, a brand that has successfully…

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