Author Archives: victorrivero

Trends | School Bus to Mars

The future is already here, you just have to know where to find it. There’s some very cool stuff happening out there with virtual reality in education. From the Lockheed Martin website: “The first people who will visit Mars are … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Unify from Performance Matters

While students and teachers are tired of testing, teachers are required to test in more courses than ever — and are evaluated upon those results. Unify is a collaborative technology platform for the development, review and administration of quality assessment content. With … Continue reading

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About Those $100,000 Jobs

To get students engaged in Computer Science, one teacher says, make learning to code as easy as playing a game. GUEST COLUMN | By Matt Mueller Teaching students how to code software is one of the most valuable skills a school can … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Nearpod Common Sense Digital Citizenship

Here’s one of the nation’s leading digital citizenship curricula (from Common Sense Education) combined with interactive activities, assessments, and real-time feedback (from Nearpod, a unique mobile learning platform syncing mobile device users in the classroom). This curriculum empowers students to behave responsibly … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Disrupt STEM

Really building proficiency to fill the STEM pipeline with qualified people. GUEST COLUMN | by Vernon Johnson The demand for professionals in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) continues to outpace the supply of trained workers and professionals. A report … Continue reading

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