Attending ISTE

We’re MAD about ISTE! Come meet us there…

Crescerance will be attending ISTE 2016 this upcoming June 26- 29. ISTE is the premier education conference with 500 companies and 1,000 sessions covering innovative technologies and groundbreaking ideas that can be incorporated into the classroom.  Crescerance co-founder and president, Alefiya Bhatia will be a presenter for four events throughout the conference. She will be discussing topics ranging from mobile …

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The New Imperative For Public Education: Branding and Marketing Your School

By: David R. Voss from SEEN Magazine Public education used to be a monopoly. No competition. Every year the students simply showed up, and most people loved and supported what was happening inside. Not today. Charters, vouchers, open enrollment and private schools dot the landscape, bringing fierce competition for students and the dollars each one of them brings to the …

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5 Reasons Blended Learning Has Proved Successful

Blended learning is the combination of different learning techniques. Commonly referring to the use of eLearning to compliment the standard education model offering a broad scale of benefits like self-paced learning, testing and quizzing, monitoring and feedback. A survey completed by Learning in the 21st Century, shows that 76 percent of educators believe blended learning is beneficial to students. A …

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5 Tools to Enhance Parent-Teacher Communication

As technology continues to evolve, so should parent communication. Schools and their teachers have a great opportunity to enhance communication and parent engagement by utilizing available technology tools. Here are a few tools that can help teachers and schools communicate more effectively and increase parent engagement. Social Media: Social media is a great way to disseminate information, exhibit, and share …

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A Balanced Look into School Social Media Policies

When discussing social media policies,  there are two major federal policies educators must consider, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) of 1998 and the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) of 2000. COPPA was enacted to protect students under 13 from having their personal information collected without the consent of a parent or guardian requiring stricter privacy measures on sites …

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Challenges & Advantages of Collaborative Learning

By: Gina Sansivero from SEEN Magazine Collaborative or active learning is a methodology that transforms the traditional lecture or teacher-focused classroom into a student or learning-centered room. Students work together to help each other understand content, solve problems or create projects and products with the instructor working as a moderator or facilitator. Collaborative spaces in education trickled down from corporate …

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STEM Education at a Living History Museum

Is it possible to present STEM education at a living history museum, a museum that re-creates life, culture and the peoples of more than 400 years ago? Located 80 miles west of Jamestown — England’s first successful American Colony — Henricus Historical Park re-creates the 1611-1622 Citie of Henricus, England’s second successful American Colony, and the nearby Powhatan Indian village …