Creating Student Choice to Improve Engagement


    Educators across the country are looking for innovative ways to increase student engagement and gauge mastery of content in the classroom. Assessments should be more than the traditional quizzes, tests, and essays that have been used for generations. Students should be challenged to tackle real world problems that they may face outside the classroom. Providing authentic assessments and lessons increases understanding of content, improves critical thinking skills, and increases student engagement. However, educators shouldn’t feel like they have to accomplish authentic lesson planning and assessment on their own! There are plenty of great creative technological tools out there to bring [...]

Creating Student Choice to Improve Engagement2022-01-26T17:54:43+00:00

Content Creation 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Creating Great Instructional Videos


There’s no denying that high-quality video content is here to stay in the world of education. Even when many of today’s teachers were students in school themselves, their eyes widened with excitement the minute they saw the TV cart being wheeled into the classroom, now traded out for projectors and touch-screen boards. However, we’ve come a long way since the days of TV carts in terms of who is making that high-quality relevant content. Gone are the days of having to search the library or video store for the latest and greatest VHS tape. These days, there are no better content [...]

Content Creation 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Creating Great Instructional Videos2021-11-08T18:13:46+00:00

How to Incorporate Video Into Your Fine Arts Program


There’s no doubt that ed tech tools which focus on video as an instructional aid have been on the rise for years. Educators across grade levels and content areas have adapted to a fast-paced modern world by incorporating technology into their curriculum in meaningful and impactful ways. While it’s easy to see how certain departments such as career and technical education programs can find this new technology so useful, it’s not always so obvious how to best incorporate tech into other areas such as fine arts programs. Quantifying and modernizing creative pursuits such as music, dance, and visual arts presents a [...]

How to Incorporate Video Into Your Fine Arts Program2021-09-21T22:01:34+00:00

5 Instructional Tools That Engage Students in the Digital Age


Being a teacher in the 21st century can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, there is a seemingly endless supply of technological tools at their disposal to make their jobs easier. On the other hand, students also have an endless supply of technology that at times can make the teachers’ jobs harder. When students are inundated with media day in and day out, it can be hard to compete for their attention and engage them in meaningful learning. Choosing the right instructional tools for the classroom can be the key to unlocking learning in the digital age. These five instructional [...]

5 Instructional Tools That Engage Students in the Digital Age2021-09-15T20:36:15+00:00

5 Ideas for Using Digital Media in Your Summer School Program


With days getting longer and temperatures getting hotter, that can only mean one thing - it’s finally summer! When planning out our summertime adventures, summer school is likely toward the bottom of our lists. However, creating and implementing an engaging summer learning program is the reality that educators across the country are facing. Enrollment in summer school programs is at an all-time high this year. Students and teachers are working hard to close a widening achievement gap caused by instructional disruptions due to COVID-19. To help take off some of the heat, we’ve gathered 5 ideas for using digital media [...]

5 Ideas for Using Digital Media in Your Summer School Program2021-06-16T16:50:22+00:00
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