High schools and vocational institutions are at the forefront of shaping students for the challenges of an increasingly dynamic workforce. The integration of robotics, 3D printing, and interactive displays is no longer just convenient—it's essential. This transforms how students acquire vital life skills and prepares them for a competitive job market.
In a world that revolves around apps, navigating through the multitude of options can sometimes feel like entering a vast, digital labyrinth. Today on National App Day let’s recognize the incredible impact that apps have had on our lives. This isn't just another arbitrary holiday; it's a celebration of the tech-driven revolution that has transformed the way we live, learn, and connect. Learning apps have supported teaching and learning by providing interactive, personalized experiences that cater to individual needs, fostering engagement, and making educational content more accessible and enjoyable for students.
Boxlight is excited to launch its new podcast series, Unbox Innovation, a gateway to transformative insights and thought-provoking discussions. In alignment with the company mission to improve communication and engagement, this podcast series will empower viewers and listeners with content that addresses the latest trends and strategies in your industry, whether it's K-12 education, Higher Education, or Enterprise.
As schools gear up for the 2023-24 school year, educators are on the lookout for the best tools and solutions to enhance teaching and learning in various environments. Tech & Learning's Awards of Excellence Best Tools for Back to School has emerged as a valuable guide to help educators discover products that support their work. This awards program encompasses a wide range of eligible products, including hardware, software, curriculum materials, and more, all conveniently categorized by grade levels to facilitate the search for suitable solutions.
In districts and schools, a comprehensive learning ecosystem is gaining attention as a powerful asset for driving innovation and progress. This ecosystem integrates technologies like interactive displays, digital signage, 3D printers, robots, and classroom audio to create a dynamic and engaging learning environment. By investing in the learning environment that teachers and students spend so much time in, benefits like increased engagement, access to state-of-the-art tools, and improvements in assessment scores are more achievable.
I know I’m not alone when I envisioned a future in robotics as Rosie the robot maid on The Jetsons wheeling around dusting my furniture. When I began to see the trends in education to include more robotics and coding, I thought, “Yes! I can have my own Rosie or R2D2!” But that is a simplified vision of what robotics learning, and other advanced tech such as 3D printers, can offer. Educators who were already incorporating robotics and 3D printing could see the benefit these innovations had on their students’ learning – increased engagement, improved critical thinking skills, and enhanced conversation and collaboration in the classroom.
Now that most of you are finding your rhythm with distance learning, here are some reasons to start using Google Classroom*, if you’re not already.
At this point in time, you are probably doing one of a few things: checking the news constantly for updates on COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders; trying to scour online stores for toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and disinfecting wipes; and, if you’re a parent of school-aged children, helping them complete assigned lessons while trying not to toss the laptop or tablet out the window. How can you get a “reboot”?