The way we look at it is that we can’t help increase innovation with technology if we don’t build partnerships with a variety of organizations. The obvious approach would be to go out and sell ourselves to as many schools as possible. We’ve realized, however, that there are many, many more ways to help children build the skills they need. So, we’ve cultivated partnerships in a number of different spaces in an effort to allow kids access to skill-building tools whether they’re in the classroom or not.
Bare Conductive is a company that's been on our radar for quite a while now. In fact, they were one of the few STEAM products we had in our now-enormous online store when we first launched our website back in 2014. Like us, they continue to innovate and release new and exciting tools for enhancing experiential learning with technology. You've probably already seen their conductive paint, conductive paint pen, and glowing house set. Well, now they have some new additions and we're ready to share them with everyone!
Ready for an adventure though the human bloodstream? Through the White House? To space? Virtual reality makes these thrilling adventures possible. In our office, we have both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive and today, I experimented with the Oculus. I was very excited because I had only ever used VR while sitting down before -- certainly never standing and with touch controllers. I asked Khat, our Graphic Designer (and in-house VR expert), to give me a tutorial of the Oculus.
If you’re thinking about going 1:1 in your school or district, there are a lot of things to consider. The first among them is the goals you hope to achieve with this initiative and then you’ll probably get into considering which computers to use. A 1:1 program offers students a nice advantage when it comes to accessing information, but there are other things for school leaders to consider, such as cost. If you’re still determined to make it work, here are some of the best models for achieving a successful 1:1 rollout.
We're used to spreading the importance of tech in learning around New England and even around the United States. Our latest trip, however, took us all the way to Moscow, home of EdCrunch 2017! With part of our founding team hailing from Russia, we jumped at the opportunity to present at the two-day conference and introduce some new technologies to our friends across the ocean. After that, some of our other team members made the somewhat shorter trip to the Bronx, NY to host 'The State of EdTech in 2017' in collaboration with Manhattan College. We're happy to report that both trips went great!