Global Citizens

This year's Follett Challenge winner is Tudor Elementary School in Anchorage, Alaska. The students and staff won for their Global Citizens program. Michelle Carton, the school's media specialist, began the program because she was concerned about her students growing up in an isolated environment in Alaska and also about the struggles faced…
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Educational Charities

"Charity is all about building a better world, and what better way to do that than to equip the youngest generations with the skills and resources to fulfill their potential? Educational charities pursue that exact goal, looking to ensure that the future for our children remains bright even in the…
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Classroom Technology- Survey Results

Classroom technology- the survey results are in! MDR’s Market Research and Marketing Teams recently released the second report in their 2018 series, Teachers Talk Technology.  Nearly 4,400 educators responded to this nationwide survey. Here's a glimpse of the results according to an article by MRD written by Melissa Pelletier. Over 3/4…
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Benefits of Schools Embracing Technology

It's becoming easier and easier to create interactive classrooms and that's revolutionizing how students today learn and how those in the future will learn. Paul Bartrum – Academies Partnership Manager, Avocor recently wrote an article on what schools that embrace technology can look like. He listed the below benefits in his…
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Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

K-12 schools are focusing more and more on social and emotional learning (SEL). Greater effort is being made towards a comprehensive learning experience- one that focuses on the "whole child". SEL is being reccognized as a critical part of a child's development. MDR recently published an article on this very…
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Augmented Reality for the Classroom

Companies like Google are beginning to open up the AR market to educators. "Last fall, Google released Expeditions AR to bring the world into the classroom with immersive lessons. With an Expedition kit, students can stare into the eye of a Category 5 hurricane before getting up close and personal with a strand…
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