Cart ( )


  1. The BoardShare Improvement Process

    During the spring of 2015, we got a call from one of our customers down in Texas, Lisa. Lisa was a 3rd grade teacher in charge of a classroom of 15 students. Her classroom was equipped with our interactive whiteboard device, mounted to the ceiling to avoid recalibration. "I was really excited for this to work", she said with disappointment, "but I often find myself having to recalibrate the device. It's really annoying..." This is the third call we've received this week regarding this issue", we thought to ourselves, "we have to do something!" Continue reading

  2. How E-Learning Is Reducing Inequality

    Photo by Foundation for Economic Education

    Wealth inequality has been present since the dawn of time. During the Qing Dynast (221-206 b.c), for example, social structures distributed resources based on a pre-established hierarchy. In mid-19th century Russia, the population consisted mainly of peasant farmers, with 1.5% of the population owning 25% of the land. Nowadays,'laissez faire' economic policies aim to facilitate the appropiate distribution of wealth and resources in most countries, where the aim is to link individual effort with earnings. This system has its roots in the 'invisible hand' concept introduced by famous economist, Adam Smith, in 1759. Continue reading

  3. Sharing with BoardShare

    Where would we be without collaboration? Odds are, we wouldn't have all the technological tools that make up our contemporary society such as Internet, telecommunications, buildings, etc. No great human achievement was ever accomplished single-handedly - even when it may seem that way. One of the most influential scientists of all time, Isaac Newton, once famously wrote, "if I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants." The 'shoulders of giants' was a reference to pre-existing scientific research and concepts that he used to develop the foundations of classical mechanics. Despite all his impressive achievements, Newton rightfully recognized that none of his work would have been possible without previous research and discovery at the time. Continue reading

  4. EdTech: The Bridge That Crosses the Achievement Gap

    As you might be aware of, there is a persistent disparity in educational performance among subgroups of U.S. students. This achievement gap is positively correlated with socioeconomic class, with wider gaps seen between low and high income families. According to a 2018 report by the National Center for Education Statistics, kids from low-income families participate in fewer educationally enriching activities over the summer compared to kids from middle-to-high class families. This partly exmplefies the impact of insufficinet funds on a student's academic journey. Continue reading

  5. Personalized Learning: Pedagogical Strategies for Each Type of Student

    If you are a teacher, odds are that you've encountered a student that is not quite learning at the same pace as the other kids in class. If this is the case, it might have to do with something known as a "clash of learning styles." Everybody, whether they're a kid entering the 3rd grade, a student, or a professional, has their own learning style. In 1979, researcher Walter Burke and his colleagues published Teaching Through Modality Strenghts: Concepts, Practices, where they introduce what is now referred to as the VAK model (Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic Model) Continue reading

  6. 7 Good Sources of Free Educational Content

    Today's digital world offers a wide array of options for free educational content. Regardless of subject or grade level, there are multiple benefits to be gained from incorporating these resources into your lesson plans. For this article, we have compiled a list of seven useful educational platforms to complement your curriculum to give both your teachers (and students) that extra edge.  Continue reading

  7. How Technology Has Changed Classrooms Over Time


    Every now and then, a piece of technology comes around that changes the way we do things. In 1908, the production of affordable automobiles changed the way we move from point A to point B and, in the 1920s, the newly-released radio sparked a new wave of communication that would change the very fiber of our society forever. Continue reading

  8. Summer Hunger

    This post was originally published on May 16, 2016, and updated on June 26, 2018.

    Recently, I went and visited a school in rural Illinois to discuss BoardShare with the school’s principal. As she and I walked around the school, I smiled as I watched the kids running outside for recess. I remembered that their spring break was the following week, and thought about how much I looked forward to that time of year as a student. Continue reading

  9. Should You Implement MLearning at Your School?

    If you work in the education industry, you might have heard the term, "mlearning" once or twice. But what does it mean? And, is this a trend you should start to consider as technology increasingly  changes education standards nationwide? Continue reading

  10. How to Implement Instructional Technology Coaching at Your School

    Most districts have technology offices or departments that deploy coaches to individual schools and campuses on a scheduled, or as-needed basis. However, more and more schools are choosing to get in-house ITC, to better formulate and deliver on their tech integration programs. ITC (or, Instructional Technology Coaching) is a prevalent method of deploying continuous professional, or teacher development, with a focus on technology integration in both the curriculum and method of instruction.  Continue reading

Items 11 to 20 of 43 total