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      Reimagining Student Engagement: Embracing EdTech Advancements

      Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Thu, Jun 13, 2024

      Student engagement remains a critical aspect of effective education, especially post-COVID-19 where many students struggle with reaching grade-level goals and expectations. Teachers are finding that fostering and maintaining student engagement is a formidable challenge. Let's explore why student engagement is vital, how COVID-19 has affected teachers and students, and the pivotal role technology plays in improving it. 

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      Topics: Education Technology, Student Engagement, edtech, student learning

      Inclusive Education: Bridging the Gap with Technology

      Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Tue, Jun 11, 2024

      Imagine a bustling classroom with students of varying abilities, interests, and cultural backgrounds. Here, the challenge lies in creating an environment where every student feels valued, respected, and empowered. Inclusive education goes beyond mere integration - it’s about ensuring that all students, regardless of their unique circumstances, have equal access to educational opportunities. How does technology serve as an ally in fostering inclusive education? Let’s delve into ways innovative technology supports equitable learning environments.  

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      Topics: Education Technology, Student Engagement, edtech, student learning, Inclusive Education

      Boosting Student Comprehension with High-Quality Audio in the Classroom

      Posted by FrontRow on Tue, May 21, 2024

      Imagine a student struggling to hear instructions clearly during a lesson on long division, leading to confusion and misunderstanding about the new skill. This initial confusion can result in a lack of foundational understanding, causing the student to fall behind in more advanced math topics over time. Because learning environments need to adapt to the unique needs of learners, education decision-makers are continually exploring tools to enhance student comprehension and active learning. Ensuring students can clearly hear instructions is critical, as misunderstanding can lead to foundational gaps that hinder progress in advanced topics. High-quality audio systems, including microphones and speakers, are essential solutions that amplify instruction and can significantly improve students' ability to grasp new concepts and skills. 

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      Topics: Student Engagement, edtech, Classroom Audio, student learning, audio solution, accessibility, audio, inclusivity, Inclusive Education

      Honoring Inclusivity: The Importance of National Special Education Day

      Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Thu, Nov 30, 2023

      December 2nd is National Special Education Day and it holds a special place in the hearts of educators and advocates alike. On this day in 1975, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was signed into law, reaffirming the importance of inclusive education for students with special needs. As we commemorate this occasion, it's an opportune time to delve into its history, grasp its significance, and explore how technology, such as interactive displays and learning apps, plays a pivotal role in promoting inclusivity in today's classrooms. 

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      Topics: Student Engagement, Personalized Learning, student learning, Students with Special Needs, accessibility, inclusivity

      The Ripple Effect of Kindness: Nurturing Relationships, Embracing Gratitude

      Posted by Taylor-Ann Charles on Mon, Nov 27, 2023

      November was National Gratitude Month but it’s certainly not the only time we can reflect on how we show our appreciation. As we get ready to close the year, let’s explore the profound connection between gratitude, kindness, and the positive impact they have on our lives, relationships, and communities. While expressing thanks was integral to this month's theme, let's delve into how acts of kindness, both big and small, not only highlight gratitude but also play a crucial role in fostering positive relationships and strengthening the fabric of our communities.  

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      Topics: Student Engagement, tips for teachers, student learning, education

      Sparkling Ideas: 10 Interactive Activities Before Winter Break

      Posted by Emily Turk on Wed, Nov 22, 2023

      Teachers, are you ready for winter break? Your students are, too, so bring some excitement to your classrooms as winter break approaches using your interactive displays. They are excellent tools that can turn any lesson into an engaging adventure. Whether you're teaching language arts, any STEM class, art, history, or any other subject, these activities will “spark” some enjoyment and engage both you and your students in the weeks leading up to winter break. 

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      Topics: Education Technology, Lessons, Student Engagement, tips for teachers, teacher resources, student learning, interactive displays, education

      Navigating Classroom Communication: A Deep Dive into Argumentative vs. Aggressive Dynamics

      Posted by Demetrius Handelih on Wed, Nov 1, 2023

      Communication dynamics between educators in the realm of education, the art of constructive argumentative communication is crucial for the holistic development of students. This form of communication is not solely based on the ability to articulate viewpoints but hinges on a combination of cognitive development, environmental influences, and emotional intelligence. As students navigate the intricate landscape of ideas and discussions, their capacity to engage in reasoned debate depends on critical thinking, problem-solving skills, the presence of positive role models, an encouraging classroom ambiance, and a keen sense of both empathy and self-awareness. Each of these components plays an integral role in shaping a student's ability to communicate their perspectives in a constructive, respectful manner. and students can profoundly influence the classroom environment. As professionals dedicated to nurturing future generations, understanding these dynamics becomes imperative. It's not just about conveying information - it’s also about fostering a positive atmosphere conducive to growth and exploration. Communication researchers have articulated the nuanced distinction between argumentative and aggressive communication and for educators, understanding this distinction is crucial. A deeper exploration of their findings can help educators refine their communication style to foster vibrant, effective classrooms. 

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      Topics: collaborative learning, Student Engagement, tips for teachers, student learning, communication, Classroom Communication

      4 Ideas to Increase Collaboration Using an Interactive Display

      Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Wed, Sep 21, 2022

      Interactive learning has moved from being an innovative strategy to a ‘must do’ to keep students engaged in the classroom. As technology has become more beneficial for instruction and student learning, teachers are at the forefront of why, how, and when to use ed tech effectively and efficiently. Interactive displays support connected and collaborative experiences for students, even if they’re remote learning. With more features and applications available on displays, teachers are incorporating their use regularly and seeing student participation and active learning improving in their classrooms. 

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      Topics: Classroom Technology, Education Technology, Student Engagement, tips for teachers, student learning, interactive displays

      Screen Mirroring to Innovate Teaching and Learning

      Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Thu, Jul 14, 2022

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      Topics: Classroom Technology, Education Technology, Student Engagement, student learning, interactive displays, CleverShare

      Top 4 Benefits to Using an Interactive Whiteboard

      Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Mon, Dec 6, 2021

      The past couple of decades have shown that the pace at which technology has influenced teaching and learning is moving at hyper speed, and within the past two years – warp speed. Not only have this generation’s students grown up in a technology-rich environment, but they also benefit from lessons and activities that are interactive and immersive. Educators have seen the advantages of implementing educational technology, like interactive whiteboards, that offers students multiple opportunities to engage and collaborate with others.  

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      Topics: Education Technology, Interactive Whiteboard, MimioTeach, Student Engagement, student learning

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