10 Must-Have Elements in a Structured Online Learning Journey

| September 4, 2019

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Haven’t we all heard that it’s always about the journey and not the destination? It’s the same for learning as well. Simply dumping content in an online format doesn’t make learning effective. What matters is designing and developing content, keeping in mind adult learning principles and strong instructional design. If learning has to be an enriching experience, work on crafting a memorable learning journey. Wondering how to do this?

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Data Analytics for eLearning

Article | August 12, 2020

The rapid shift to eLearning has raised questions regarding the remote usage of online tools by students and teachers and the impact digital instruction is having on student engagement. CatchOn’s detailed trend reports reveal how and when students and teachers across the nation are using their EdTech applications and school devices, both inside and outside the classroom. CatchOn has generated these reports based on actual usage data from districts using CatchOn.

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SURPRISING PLACES WHERE EDTECH OUTSHINES AMERICA

Article | April 8, 2020

With the extreme popularity of technology, it would seem like education technology would be all the rage. It certainly appears to be in America, where schools can’t get enough of it. In 2018 alone, the U.S. Department of Education spent almost $140 billion on education reforms. A large portion of that went into edtech, but we’ve seen little in the way of achievement. Schools in the United States tend to waste their money on edtech, purchasing redundant programs or letting subscriptions lapse without ever using them.

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How Have Educators Adapted Distance Learning for Special Education Students?

Article | May 3, 2021

Special education instructors, like everyone else, turned to an array of digital tools and technologies to continue teaching in the wake of the pandemic. And while most would agree the shift to online learning came with serious challenges, many also found solutions that worked. “This last year was a struggle — I won’t tell you it was not,” says Wendy Thompson, a special education teacher at New Jersey’s A. Harry Moore School. “That being said, we have seen success, and there are things out there that can help.” Thompson, who is also president of the New Jersey Coalition for the Advancement of Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology, says the key is to ensure the tools educators use can be adapted to fit the needs of individual students. “It’s important to approach students where they are and provide them with options for how they can respond and show what they know and what they are learning.”

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Boston Dynamics’ Handle robot recreated with Raspberry Pi

Article | August 25, 2020

You in the community seemed so impressed with this recent Boston Dynamics–inspired build that we decided to feature another. This time, maker Harry was inspired by Boston Dynamics’ research robot Handle, which stands 6.5 ft tall, travels at 9 mph and jumps 4 feet vertically. Here’s how Harry made his miniature version, MABEL (Multi Axis Balancer Electronically Levelled). MABEL has individually articulated legs to enhance off-road stability, prevent it from tipping, and even make it jump (if you use some really fast servos). Harry is certain that anyone with a 3D printer and a “few bits” can build one.

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PowerUpEDU provides seamless interactive technology solutions for the classroom that engage students, empower teachers, & improve learning at a fraction of the cost & effort of alternatives. PowerUpEDU can assist you with the following solutions: Whole Group, Small Group, One to One or Personalized Learning, WIFI, Mobile Device Management, Classroom Sound & Video, Classroom Security, Flipping the Classroom, Professional Development and Training, Technical Services, Managed Services & Ongoing support.

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