Category Archives: Technology

Ed-tech trends of 2017

Ed-tech trends of 2017

By Stephanie Zakhem

What can we expect in the new year in regards to tech trends? As educators, we live in a fast-paced world, one where we have limited time. CPCO has put together a list of resources that are sure to help you navigate through this year with ease.

  1. Makerspaces: Makerspaces started to emerge in 2016. They are a place in which people with shared interests can gather to work on projects, while sharing ideas, equipment and knowledge.
  2. Blended learning: This is an education program that combines online digital media with traditional classroom methods. In other words, it applies the practice of using both online and in-person learning experiences when teaching students.
  3. Sketchnotes: These are rich visual notes created from a mix of handwriting, drawings, hand-drawn typography, shapes, and visual elements like arrows, boxes and lines.

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Helpful apps for students and educators

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Educational apps for students and educators

By Stephanie Zakhem

With the increasing number of smartphones and tablets in the classroom, we recently researched the best applications currently available on the market.

These range from creating lesson plans to assisting students with their math homework. You can find the top five apps for both students and educators listed below.

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Tech Talk: Collaboration Tools

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Collaboration Tools for Digital Classrooms

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By Ania Czupajlo

TECHNOLOGY IS EVERYWHERE AND THAT INCLUDES EDUCATION. Today’s schools are implementing technology as it enables them to collaborate and communicate more effectively with their students, teachers, parents and community.

Digital classrooms can help keep students more engaged and focused while working on projects. As an educator, there are many tools that will help make your classrooms more fun and interactive, and where your students can learn and shine together.

Here are six collaboration tools that can help you create your digital classrooms.

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Virtual Reality

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Technology that defies reality: learning in the future

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By Ania Czupajlo

Can you imagine your students learning about the galaxy while travelling through space? Discovering the deepest secrets of the oceans without scuba gear? Roaming the ruins of ancient Rome or watching dinosaurs in their native habitats? All this from the comfort of their classroom!

Yes, this can happen. All thanks to the new technologies that offer next generation virtual reality (VR).

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LinkedIn Tips

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Link up on LinkedIn

By Andie McHardy-Blaser

LinkedIn is one of the many tools that professionals from different sectors use to network.

As education leaders, it’s important to constantly expand our connections and LinkedIn is a useful tool for this purpose.

The following are 10 benefits of having a LinkedIn profile:

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