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For the country of Canada, 2017 is a milestone year. Not only is it the country's 150th birthday, but it's also the 27th anniversary of Earth Day, or Jour de la Terre. Celebrated on April 22, Earth Day is a chance to recognize the valuable resources available through the environment and to increase awareness of the need for sustainability efforts in an era of climate change, increasing consumer demand and changing lifestyles. In Canada, the goal of Earth Day is

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It seems that once in a while, it strikes us how much our world has changed in the past ten to fifteen years. We might notice that while we are at an event, everyone is on their phone during intermission. Or we might realize that all our pictures of our children are on our phone. Or when we walk into the classroom, all of the students are on their phones. The final experience may explain

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The last video in our adaptive learning series covered the process of developing adaptive learning systems. In this video, you’ll learn more about the role and limits of learning science in adaptive learning product design – the educational theories that back up learning science and how they are applied to adaptive learning technology. Although adaptive learning technology is still being developed and improved upon, there are some valuable takeaways mentioned in this video. As we’ve

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We are continuing our series on digital literacy in education. We began several months ago with a blog, Teaching Digital Literacy Skills in the Classroom, which explored the changes to the teacher’s role when incorporating technology. We followed that blog up with a blog about students’ digital literacy, Addressing Digital Literacy Skills for Students. With the study presented in that article, we learned that students consume information through technology, but they don’t create blogs, podcasts,

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Looking for new ways to incorporate education technology into your classroom? In this blog, we featured 8 reading and literacy apps for kids that can be incorporated into your classroom.    Cursive Writing Wizard - Android ($3.99) + iOS ($4.99), Ages 6 - 8 Cursive Writing Wizard teaches kids how to write in cursive by tracing letters using animated stickers and sound effects. Once they’re done tracing, they can play four games that bring the

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Science is a challenging yet invigorating career field — one that is becoming increasingly important for the next generation of students to consider. However, recent research has revealed that it may be an industry and field that students inherently shy away from because they do not believe that they are talented enough to succeed. Viewing this as problematic, a recent study conducted by five researchers from the University of Washington as well as the Teachers College at

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Most recently in our adaptive learning video series, we covered how adaptive learning can influence teaching strategies. This week, we are continuing our adaptive learning video series. In this video, McGraw-Hill experts help to explain the complexities of developing adaptive learning products and the role humans and educational theories play when creating them. Developing adaptive learning technology combines the use of educational theories with practice. It helps encourage students to learn material in new ways,

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We discuss a lot of ways to use technology in the classroom. Just recently, we’ve had articles about 10 Science Apps to Use in the Classroom, 10 Geography Apps, and Adaptive Learning Compared to Traditional Homework Products. As teachers, we feel a push to incorporate technology into our classrooms because of the new outcomes that demand it. The TPACK model gives us a new framework for the integration of technology in education and how we can structure our

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Did you know that March is Youth Science Festival Month? The Canada-wide festival takes science, technology, engineering and mathematics out of the classroom. Over 500,000 youth across Canada showcase their real-world solutions to their peers and community. The top young scientists will earn the right to compete in the Canada-Wide Science Fair, competing for a million dollars’ worth of awards, prizes and scholarships. Click here for more information regarding your regional local fair. As a

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Finding relevant content for yourself and your students can be a challenge. While the internet can be a great resource, it’s also huge – where should your search for content begin? Below, we’ve put together a list of eight content curation tools for educators that can help kick-start your search. From collaborative tools to those that help organize research and data, check out the curation tools below to see how they can help you find

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