6 Ways to Improve Online and Hybrid Engagement

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One of the most challenging aspects of a classroom is getting students to participate in a lesson. As schools begin incorporating more online elements, this challenge has only seemed to increase. Digital and remote learning platforms can create added communication barriers that aren’t present in a traditional classroom. Communication barriers like being unable to see…

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Implementing Useful Online Teaching Strategies in the Classroom

In the not-so-distant past, blended learning was limited by a lack of technological resources and inexperienced teachers who were more accustomed to traditionally in-person classrooms. In the last two years, technology has been a major focus for educational budgets with digital devices such as tablets and laptops pouring into schools and becoming an essential piece…

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5 Tips for Using Technology to Improve Online Education

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While many schools have finally been able to bring educators and students back into the building, there is no denying that elements of online education are here to stay. Some teachers are using hybrid or blended learning models, while others are still using distance learning. Whatever model you’ve chosen, if you have online elements, it’s…

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How to Enhance Hybrid and Blended Learning with EdTech

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Over the last two years, educators have had to become experts in not only traditional in-person learning, but also in online teaching methods. As lockdowns and restrictions were enforced and lifted, many teachers found themselves managing hybrid classrooms: partially online, partially in-person. Even now, while many districts and states have brought teachers and students back…

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Ring in the New Year with New EdTech!

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As we reach the halfway point in the school year, it can be difficult to maintain motivation — not only for educators, but for students themselves! Student engagement has to be a top priority for everyone to ensure the success of the class, and edtech is a great way to maintain or boost motivation. But…

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The Reality of New Technologies in the Classroom

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Virtual reality has taken the educational world by storm over the past few years, allowing students from ages five to eighteen the chance to partake in various simulations that contest the world of reality. From creating 3D art to traversing the globe, virtual reality utilizes technology in a groundbreaking way, granting students the opportunity to…

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Product Highlight: TI 84 Plus CE Python Graphing Calculator

One of the most classic edtech devices has received a facelift. The ever popular Texas Instruments calculator – the TI 84 – has introduced its newest model with more advanced capabilities than ever before. Here, the edtech team at SchoolMart discusses this brand new gadget, its advanced upgrade, and how it will impact the future…

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Why Parents Should Know How To Use Virtual Learning Platforms

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Ever since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic last year, virtual learning has become the new-normal for schools around the world. Virtual learning for students ranges from live collaborative classes, to interactive simulations, to pre-assigned online homework assignments. Virtual learning can present many challenges for students, especially younger learners who may not be as experienced…

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Tips for K-12 Students to Protect Their Online Privacy

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As virtual learning has become the norm throughout this past year, and will continue to be the primary way of learning for most schools throughout the next semester, educators and students have had to adapt and change in many ways. As students are learning best practices and streamlined approaches to virtual learning, they must also…

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Tech Tools for Educators On a Limited Budget

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Let’s face it, technology has now become the new normal in all aspects of our lives. From workplace communication to school and family connection, students, educators and parents alike are now relying on technology daily. While many of us have become all too familiar with platforms such as Zoom and Google Meet, many teachers have…

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