Articles by tag: classroom

Creativity in the Classroom Starts With Embracing Positive Tools and Attitudes

Fostering creativity in the classroom has become increasingly significant, specifically in a time where standardized testing often reigns supreme. Some experts in the education field maintain that while hard skills like math and reading are essential, the intangible qualities of kindness, empathy, and curiosity can have profound impacts on a student’s overall development.  In […]

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Student Creativity Faces Challenges With Standardized Testing and Academic Pressures

One of the many concerns facing the development of students today is the decline of student creativity. With frequent curriculum changes, more and increasing expectations, along with the pressure to excel academically, schools seem to inadvertently drift away from nurturing creativity and curiosity. The strict focus on standard tests and memorization has painted classrooms with […]

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Even With Some Cons, AI Should Still Be Used to Empower Students in the Classrooms

The aim to empower students in this digital age has revolutionized how education is both delivered and received, with artificial intelligence (AI) at the forefront of this transformation. AI in the classroom presents an exciting opportunity, but it’s not just about using it as a tool; it’s equally about understanding its workings, strengths, and […]

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Education & EdTech
How Educators Explore the Strategy of Implementation in Classrooms

There are various types of teaching methods available for educators to pick and choose from. However, picking the one that not only works best for their students, but is also effective, is another factor to consider. Regarding the science of reading, which is a wide- ranging discipline inclusive of both reading and writing, there […]

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VR & AR Proving to be the Next Best Tool in Education’s E-Learning Arsenal

The demand for VR & AR technologies is at an all-time high. Schools around the globe have seen serious shifts in the learning model over the past couple of years. Many classrooms have been forced to go all virtual and even upon return learning looks different, especially for K-12 institutions. Increasing demand for VR […]

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The Pandemic Helped Education Realize K-12 Education Has Outgrown its Purpose, How Will It Be Reimagined?

When Amy Valentine started her education career, she wasn’t quite sure where she’d end up. After working in traditional, blending and online school communities she realized her passion for education started with her statement, “I am an education enthusiast, in a non-traditional way.” To discuss her charity’s work and the future of education, Valentine sits […]

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A Lack of Support is Fueling A Teacher Crisis

Anna Murphy knows a thing or two about EdTech. After completing an internship in the EdTech marketing environment, she realized this sector needed a boost. As a result, she founded The EdTech Incubator, which helps “make education your competitive advantage.” In this episode of Voices of eLearning, Murphy sits down with hosts JW Marshall and […]

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Seizing the Narrative: The Transformative Impact of Storytelling on Women’s Empowerment
April 19, 2024

With gender equality becoming a significant global agenda, the narrative around women’s empowerment is more relevant than ever. Amid rising awareness and shifting societal norms, women are increasingly seeking avenues for self-expression and empowerment. A recent study by the Global Gender Gap Report highlights that while progress is being made, substantial efforts are still […]

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V2G technology
Plug into the Future: Decoding V2G for Utility Applications
April 19, 2024

Brian Rudy from Verizon IoT and Melissa Chan of Fermata Energy explore the cutting-edge potential of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Their discussion highlights how this innovation transforms electric vehicles into dynamic energy storage units, capable of stabilizing the grid by storing and discharging power as needed. This technology represents a significant shift […]

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Secure Grid Modernization with Zero Trust Architecture
April 19, 2024

Ray Bauer of Verizon Business engages with Del Rodriguez from Palo Alto Networks at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Rodriguez shares insights into the significance of cybersecurity within the utility sector, particularly in light of increasing cyber threats and the convergence of IT and operational technology (OT). Bauer and Rodriguez discuss Palo Alto Networks’ initiatives to enhance […]

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Private Wireless Networks
April 19, 2024

Verizon host Wayne Weeks discusses the evolving utility industry with John Gaster, CEO of KSI Data Sciences at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Together, they explore how KSI focuses on harnessing data from remote sensing devices to enhance the safety, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of utility operations. Gaster emphasizes the significant role of AI and machine learning in […]

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The Standardized Test Evolution Must Center Both the Classroom and the System
September 27, 2021

We’ve been following the disruption of standardized testing for a while now, especially with departures at the state level and among education professionals in the wake of the pandemic. From California to Florida, the debate persists around whether today’s standardized tests can meet demands for more personalized, individualized and adaptive education per student. To keep […]

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Turning Federal Dollars into Revitalized Classrooms
August 31, 2021

Is it possible for a return to the classroom that reshapes the landscape of the classroom in a way that is more beneficial to the educator and the students? We pitched this to the owner of 3 independent schools in New York, Carmello Piazza. Various funds, including ARP ESSER, are available for U.S. schools to […]

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How Artificial Intelligence Can Improve the Classroom Experience
August 2, 2021

Levi Belnap wants to make this clear from the beginning—artificial intelligence will never replace human teachers, at least not in our lifetime. What he and his colleagues at Merlyn Mind believe is that AI can enhance teachers’ work. On this episode of EdTech Today, Levi introduces us to his nascent company’s offering and provides […]

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What EdTech Can Do for Teachers
February 12, 2021

For years before the pandemic (BP), Dr. Monica Burns went from school to school, airport to airport, to help educators make the most of new technologies in the classroom. Now restrained to Zoom calls, she still has a unique perspective of what thousands of teachers are experiencing during this crisis. In this episode of EdTech […]

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Getting Back to Hands-On Creative Learning
January 18, 2021

Celebrating the leaders and experts that are powering education into the future, host JW Marshall sets out to ask the “right questions” in EdTech to understand the changes in policy and technology that will power our universities, tradeschools, and companies – and drive growth in upskilling certifications.   The way teachers teach and students learn […]

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How Science Educators can Use Software in Remote and Hybrid Classrooms
January 12, 2021

Educators in science and engineering have traditionally relied on in-person experiments for teaching. Laboratory experiments introduce students to the real-life work of scientists and engineers, teach them concepts through trial and error, and show them how the theories they learn in class translate into real-world phenomena: chemical reactions, biological processes, physical actions, and reactions. Understandably, […]

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How to Make Virtual Learning Real
October 27, 2020

Angela Maiers has been into social-emotional learning since before it was cool. From the start of the pandemic, the author, speaker, consultant, and founder of the Choose2matter initiative has been devising new and innovative ways to make these remote tools and platforms more humane. In this episode, Angela shares those ideas for the betterment of […]

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Reverse Engineering the Modern Classroom
October 15, 2020

With the role of technology in today’s classrooms expanding more quickly than ever, the expectations placed upon teachers, schools and districts have kept pace. Students deserve the best learning experience possible, and you want to provide that level of engagement and growth. After all, that’s why you’ve dedicated your life to education in the first […]

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ScreenBeam® and Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Announce Joint Webinar Series
October 2, 2020

Santa Clara, CA. – September 21, 2020 – ScreenBeam® and Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence (BRSE) are excited to jointly offer a new webinar series exploring a variety of topics to help K12 education leaders foster school improvement and student achievement in these challenging times. The new K12 webinar series will officially kick off on […]

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