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Breaking Down a Teacher’s Day: How Edtech Can Help Teachers Maximize Their Time

We've been taking a close look at how many hours teachers put in and what those hours are dedicated to. Now, let's consider how technology can support teachers to help them make the most of their working hours.

Breaking Down a Teachers’ Day: A Close Look At How The Hours Are Spent

When we kicked off this series a couple weeks ago, we talked about how much time teachers actually work during an average week. In this post, I will take a look at our best estimates of where exactly that time and effort is going across the year.

“Hacking” Education at #TCSWEDU 2016

Edmentum was proud to sponsor this year's Twin Cities Startup Weekend Education, which brought together educators, engineers, marketers, and other professionals to collaboratively launch startups that seek to solve education’s most pressing problems.

[Edtech Evaluation] 5 Qualities to Look for in a Provider

New web-based educational technology is being created at an impressive rate. How can you find the solution that best fits your school or district's needs? Here are five best practices to look for in any edtech provider.

Digital Native Teachers Become the Majority: Now What?

When I sat down to write this post, I intended to share an incredible fact with a surprised world—our country is on the cusp of having more teachers who are digital natives than ones who are analog.

What Sparks an Interest in Computer Programming?

Basic knowledge of coding and other computer skills are becoming a necessity, and there are so many different options for teaching students these topics. What methods are going to be the most effective?

Webb's Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Levels -- The Basics

Education can be defined as the field of study focused on teaching and learning, which is a fairly broad categorization. As a result, multiple models have been developed that are useful in representing what knowledge is needed to solve problems and in describing what processes exist for understanding a specific domain of knowledge. Let's look at one of these models which is discussed frequently: Norman Webb's Depth of Knowledge (DOK) framework.

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