Education

  1. How E-Learning Is Reducing Inequality

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    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

  2. St. Patrick’s Day Educational Activities

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    St. Patrick's Day is on Saturday, so be sure to incorporate some green into your wardrobe! Here are some fun and festive St. Patrick's Day activities to do with your students this week.  Continue reading

  3. Best Education Budgeting Articles

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    The BoardShare team previously wrote a blog about how to strategically budget for education technology. We offered some different pieces of advice based on information from our customers, and friends in the education field. With many currently working on completing their budgets, we decided to compile a list of other great budgeting articles. Continue reading

  4. Halloween Educational Activities

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    Halloween is next week, and that means lots of Halloween-themed activities in the classroom! Here are some great interactive activities and games for the spookiest holiday of the year.  Continue reading

  5. Winter's Coming: Preparing Your Budget

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    Although the new school semester may seem like ages away, many educators can attest that semesters seem to begin and end in the blink of an eye. The winter is a critical time for preparing a new budget. What steps can be taken to adequately prepare? Continue reading

  6. Nasco Teacher Celebration: Critical Back To School Topics

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    With the new school year rapidly approaching, there are many critical topics that educators should be discussing discussing. At Nasco's annual Teacher Celebration event last week, they hosted a wide array of professional development sessions, many of which were pertinent for the upcoming school year. Here are some of the important topics they covered. Continue reading

  7. 10 Books For Teachers' Summer Reading Lists

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    Summer reading isn’t just for students! With the school year coming to a close, teachers can finally take some extra time to catch up on some reading. Here are some great books for educators to read this summer.  Continue reading

  8. Celebrating Our Teachers: Teacher Appreciation Week 2017

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    Every year, Teacher Appreciation Week is celebrated during the first full week of May. During Teacher Appreciation Week, there is an outpouring of acknowledgement and gratitude around the country for all that teachers do. Teachers go to great lengths to help everyone in his or her class, purchasing school supplies, bringing their work home with them, and providing emotional support to struggling students. We asked different teachers what they love most about teaching, and the different resources that can be utilized to support teachers.  Continue reading

  9. How To Help Students Living In Poverty

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    Educators work tirelessly to ensure that all children learn, grow, and succeed. They devote themselves to their students, and will go to great lengths to help a child in need. Many students struggle academically, or have trouble connecting to their peers. For thousands of other students, however, they struggle with another issue – poverty.  According to the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP), roughly 16 million children and teenagers in the United States—1 in every 5—live below the federal poverty line. Nineteen percent of adolescents aged 12 to 17 live below the poverty line. Teenagers from lower socioeconomic backgrounds demonstrate lower academic achievement, are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression, and are more likely to drop out of school. What measures can be taken to ensure academic success for students living in poverty? Continue reading

  10. Put Some SOLE Into Learning

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    With a new school year rapidly approaching, many educators are likely wondering how they can continue to engage their students and incorporate different methods of learning into schools.

    In Lois Holzman’s “What Makes For a ‘Happy School’?” article, she discusses her experience watching Sugata Mitra’s “Build a School in the Cloud” and “The Child-Driven Education” TED talks. Holzman explains that Mitra began his Hole in the Wall Project in 1999. During this project, Mitra placed a computer in a hole in a wall of an underdeveloped area in New Delhi; watching from a camera, Mitra witnessed children teaching themselves how to use the computer; they were also able to learn from watching one another use the device. Based on his findings, Mitra developed what is referred to as Self-Organizing Learning Environments, or SOLE. How does SOLE work, and what technology is required to set up a SOLE classroom? Continue reading

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