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6 Tips for making the most of edtech exhibitions

The CYPHER LEARNING team is heading to London to attend The BETT Show 2022, between March 23-25. Drop by our Booth #NH40 in the expo hall at any time during the event, where we will provide insights o...

3D printing in schools: Is it worth it?

3D printing is one of those strange education trends that garners much hype, but which to my mind has yet to unveil any true educational potential. I get that it’s great to see one’s renderings produc...

Leveraging big data with connected content for stronger academic outcomes

The days of gauging learning success on the basis of simple metrics like enrollment, attendance, or course completion are long gone! Today, the most important metric is whether your institution is abl...

12 Rules of effective Instructional Technology Coaching [INFOGRAPHIC]

Instructional Technology Coaching (ITC) is a prevalent method of deploying on-going professional development for teachers, with a specific focus on the integration of technology into both the curricul...

How tracking academic performance can nip (cyber)bullying in the bud

Bullying is a prevalent problem in American public schools. This behavior has negative effects on the academic performance of those who are bullied and can take a toll on their physical and mental hea...

Education: by the numbers

I prefer narrative studies in this blog, digging for real-world examples of teachers and schools that are making a difference. But data can also tell an interesting story, and I thought to share with ...

Top 4 reasons why 1:1 programs fail

There is among K-12 schools a veritable on-rush to put a device in the hands of every student; a laudable and necessary ambition. However, while there are certainly successes, very many teachers and s...

Micro-credentials for teacher PD: Why? What? How?

Professional development is an essential part of the teaching profession — teachers are expected to remain lifelong learners. Naturally, this benefits their students because their teacher continues to...

5 steps for implementing a 1:1 program

The concept of 1:1 has been around for quite a while, but didn’t quite catch on until recently, the major driver behind this being the increasing availability of devices and general change in educatio...

Professional development for teachers is key to ed-tech success

The first time I saw a floppy disk in action I was flabbergasted. You could save pictures of kittens on it, and then go to a different computer, insert it in, and it would display the same picture of ...

Will your students be workplace ready?

It is easy to forget, amid the near mania associated with college admissions and acceptance, that many students do not have the aptitude or indeed funding to attend college, and will need to work dire...

What is the role of teachers in modern learning organizations?

This post has been updated on July 13, 2020. We’re almost 17 years into the 21st Century but the educational system seems like it's not. The 21st Century student and their learning needs are on everyo...

Why educators can no longer ignore the TPACK framework

Seriously, you can’t. Try as you might, you’ll sooner or later need to consider it. Sooner, rather than later. Unless you already do, of course. What is the TPACK framework? For those of you lost in a...

Don’t forget about pedagogy when chasing technology!

What schools can learn from a simple tailor What does tailoring have to do with education? Nothing much would be an average answer, but I beg to differ. And the following story will make my case. You ...

Ensuring online safety in schools is everyone’s business

This year Google turns 19 and Facebook turns 13. Most school kids and teenagers are younger than them. Tablets are taking over a growing number of households, and VR glasses may also have a promising ...

How learning shapes a student’s brain. Literally

If you ever witnessed the process a newborn goes through while developing into a child you’ll probably agree that we humans are amazing creatures. Babies learn a tremendous amount of information about...

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