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Infographic: 5 Actionable Tips for Implementing New Digital Education Tools

Posted by Deanna Zaucha on June 23, 2016

Topics: Education Trends, Professional Development, Education Technology

We recently discussed how teachers can narrow the digital divide in their classrooms, and provided solutions for teachers with students that do not have equal access to technology.

One of the final solutions mentioned is to “advocate for better tools.” And while it is important for teachers to advocate on their students’ behalf for better resources and technology in the classroom, it is just as important to know what to ask for and when.

Technology needs to be used effectively to improve student achievement. EdSurge recently published an article pointing out how essential it is for edtech to not only be used for basic skills (drill-and-practice activities) to these underserved technology students, but also used in much more meaningful ways, as it is for more privileged students, to not only enhance student achievement, but engagement, motivation, and self-esteem.


Infographic: Classroom Organization Hacks

Posted by Deanna Zaucha on June 21, 2016

Topics: K-12 Education, Education Technology

Over the summer teachers may have time off, but that doesn’t mean they will stop thinking about the next school year. They want to start collecting new apps, new classroom décor ideas, and other materials to make for a flawless fall term.


What is Chronic Absenteeism and Why It Matters in 2016

Posted by Deanna Zaucha on June 16, 2016

Topics: Positive Reinforcement, K-12 Education, Education Technology

Last week, the U.S. Department of Education released a new report on chronic absenteeism derived from the 2013-2014 Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) survey. The survey examined 95,000 schools across the nation to unveil the striking number of students who are chronically absent each year. By shedding light on this truth, the Department of Education is trying to “reduce and ultimately eliminate chronic absenteeism so that all students have a better chance of reaching their full potential.”

The best way to begin this reform is to inform. Keep reading to learn the impact of chronic absenteeism on students and why it is important to improve in 2016.


15 Education Apps to Download for Next School Year

Posted by Deanna Zaucha on June 14, 2016

Topics: Education Trends, K-12 Education, Education Technology

As the school year winds down, it is a good time to reflect on the past year and make decisions about how you would like to improve your strategy for the 2016-2017 school year.

One of the biggest points to consider is what tools you'll be using in your classroom. The tools you decide to introduce to your students can make the difference in executing a successful lesson. Below we have listed 15 education apps that are Chalkable, standards, and teacher-approved.

Browse the different categories and make notes on the educational apps you want to download for the next school year!


How Teachers Can Narrow the Digital Divide in Their Classrooms

Posted by Guest Author on June 09, 2016

Topics: Education Trends, K-12 Education, Education Technology

Even being the best teacher is not always enough.

The importance of good teaching cannot be understated. As every educator knows, however, the ultimate effectiveness of instruction rests with the student and their work both inside and outside of the classroom.

Technology access plays a big role in this learning. From working on school assignments and watching online tutorials to communicating with teachers and confidently using modern computer technology, technology access matters a lot for student learning and their ultimate educational success.