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Waiting for Superbots: Why the Next Great Teachers Might Use AI

Posted by Lori Reese on Jul 21, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Teacher, student, text: Of these three fundamental education components, which is the least necessary to the learning process? The teacher.

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Detroit Catholic Central High School Simplifies eContent Delivery and Use for Students

Posted by Dean Asher on Jul 10, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Since 1928, Detroit Catholic Central (DCC) High School has given 9th–12th grade boys in the Michigan area a quality college preparatory education guided by their motto: Teach me goodness, discipline and knowledge. In the present day, the school's 1,100 students get a more modern twist on their education — a 1:1 program. As an iPad® school, educational apps and digital course materials are an important part of the school's curriculum.

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ATLIS Conference Showcases New Ideas for Teaching in K-12 Schools

Posted by Carrie Watkins on May 4, 2017 5:30:00 AM

The third annual Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools conference drew more than 400 educators, IT directors and curriculum integration specialists to Los Angeles, in the shadow of Universal Studios April 22-26. The first conference to focus on technology directors at private K-12 schools, ATLIS boasted workshops, school tours and an AR/VR RV.

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10 Ways Savvy Adoptions Can Lead to Student Savings

Posted by Kate Seat on Mar 9, 2017 5:30:00 AM

When choosing course materials, it’s possible to provide quality and lower costs for your students — all it takes is a little careful consideration.

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Best Practices for Submitting Booklist

Posted by Dusti Mitchell on Mar 3, 2017 5:30:00 AM

As an MBS Direct account manager, I am often asked about the best practices of other K-12 schools when submitting their booklists. Schools who submit theirs by April 30th have the fewest challenges.

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Digital Learning Day; Celebrating Innovative Teachers and Empowered Students

Posted by Jason Smallheer on Feb 3, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Technology in the classroom is changing how students learn and teachers teach. Digital Learning Day started in 2012 with the goal of recognizing teaching leaders for their practices in the classroom resulting in better learning environments for students. This year, the global event will be celebrated on February 23.

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MBS Direct's eGlossary: A Primer on the Digital Dialect [Download]

Posted by Dean Asher on Nov 24, 2016 5:00:00 AM

While experts still argue about the details, one thing is clear: digital course materials are here to stay. With such a meteoric rise of such a complex subject, it’s no wonder a lot of buzzwords cropped up in an attempt to define, explain and establish each element that makes up the digital learning experience.

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Ed Tech Predictions from Yesteryear: What Came True and What's Still Waiting

Posted by Dean Asher on Oct 13, 2016 5:00:00 AM

No one has a crystal ball, but we all like to try and make predictions about what's next for education. It can help us imagine the direction our students' education will be going in for the future, and it helps us better prepare our technological plans and infrastructure. With technology shifting so rapidly, however, it's easier said than done. Sometimes going back even five years reveals predictions that were well off the mark.

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