How A Single Platform Enables Successful Co-Teaching and Engagement in Remote Learning

Over the course of three years working together, Ohio teacher Heather Nesler and her co-teacher perfected a smoothly choreographed approach to co-teaching inclusive eighth-grade math classes. Their strategy—which included using Pear Deck’s platform—was supportive and engaging. Even the quietest students participated. Then the pandemic hit. Over the course of three years working together, Ohio teacher … Read more

How Interactive 3D Is Transforming the Way we Learn and Work

Through the many rapid changes in technology we’ve seen over the years, only a handful appear to have real sticking power and truly transform our way of life. Real-time interactive 3D may be that next transformative technology. In terms of its impact on learning, we have only scratched the surface, with new opportunities emerging from … Read more

This Middle School Engaged Struggling Students and Gave Them a Voice in a Virtual World

Assistant Principal Ronda Smith remembers her heart racing when she learned that John F. Kennedy Middle School would pivot to remote learning because of the pandemic. We had to figure out how to get students engaged online, which was already a focus in the brick-and-mortar setting. “We didn’t have the tools or the training,” explains … Read more

How Extended Reality Tools Can Bring New Life to Higher Education

For video game players, the 2010s were a decade of extended reality. 2012 saw the development of Oculus, a virtual reality headset company that Facebook later acquired for more than $2 billion. In 2013, Google started selling consumers Glass, a computer built into a pair of glasses. 2016 brought us Pokemon Go, the addictive game … Read more

How This Company Gives Voice — and Value — to Virtual Collaboration

Sometimes, a great idea takes an unexpected turn that makes it even better. When VoiceThread’s founders first started dabbling in software, they aimed to answer a key question: If you took an image and recorded the audio stories behind it, would this digital artifact have more value? Sometimes, a great idea takes an unexpected turn … Read more

The Surprise Benefits of Virtual SEL and Mindfulness Learning

As a special education teacher in an inclusive classroom, Christina Ramsay knows that growing students’ social-emotional and mindfulness skills can mean the difference between meltdowns and managed emotions, self-doubt and confidence or isolation and connection. This work of social-emotional learning and mindfulness has to be our foundation because that’s how we ensure we’re meeting our … Read more

4 Essential Steps to Secure Funding for Hybrid Classroom Technologies

The need for new K-12 classroom technology has never been greater. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many schools are now using a hybrid classroom model, with some students attending virtually and others in person. In this situation, teachers need technology tools that allow them to provide the same high-quality experience for students learning at … Read more

Which Solutions Will Power the Transformation of Teaching and Learning?

Education technology has exploded in the last decade. And with the onset of COVID-19, technology integration in schools has only accelerated. We are not short on technology products or solutions. All students need to have the ability to access their teachers and their lessons. Yet, Samsung—long the leader in digital displays—believes that education needs smart … Read more

What Teachers Pay Teachers Is Learning From Bad Lessons and Upset Teachers

The popular lesson-sharing site Teachers Pay Teachers first landed on Jenny Kay Dupuis’ radar a little over a year ago. Friends and social media users began alerting her that images and material from one of her children’s books, “I Am Not a Number,” about a young Indigenous girl sent to a residential school in Canada … Read more

How Educators are Using the Exclusive Social Media App Clubhouse

Maybe you’ve heard the buzz, maybe you’re on the waitlist, or perhaps you’ve entered a few rooms. The new social media app Clubhouse is gaining traction across many industries as Influencers, celebrities, and marketing professionals are heading to the app to connect and collaborate. (If you’re lucky, you might even catch a performance of “The … Read more