Education & Technology Blog

In Our Own Write

Education sets our imaginations aloft. Technology excites our senses. And—together—they help us to see the world anew.

At Clarity, we're always seeking, always learning, always looking for opportunities to share the latest exciting discovery. Be sure to visit our blog for the latest Clarity musings and revelations.

Choosing the Right Tools

Type “best tech tools for education” into a Google query and you’ll be bombarded with Top 10 lists broadcasting the latest must-have tools for the classroom. Browse through education sections of app stores and you’ll encounter an eye-opening number of apps promising to enhance teaching and learning. Without a doubt, many of these tools are potentially game-changing, redefining the way teachers and students operate. Read more about Choosing the Right Tools

Screencasting on Android

The other day I had to make a short screencast video highlighting a refreshed version of the Learning in Context: Concept Mapping app Clarity will soon be releasing on Android. Browser and desktop tools make screencasting an easy endeavor on a Chromebook or PC, but with an Android tablet, I struggled initially to locate an appropriate tool.  Read more about Screencasting on Android

Digital Organization

While I was growing up getting ready for school meant setting up your new Trapper Keeper, and then throughout the year it meant keeping everything neat and organized.  If you missed notes – you just had to copy them from a friend and if there was an article from a magazine or newspaper- you cut it out and put it in a folder within your notes, or glued it to a sheet of paper so you could add your own annotation. Everything related to school was in your binder and you took great care to protect it. Read more about Digital Organization

Why Should Girls Code?

Girls Who Code is a non-profit organization that provides after school and summer programs for girls interested in computer programming. Their web site notes that women currently represent 12% of all computer science graduates, but in 1984, they represented 37% of all computer science graduates. This is remarkable, since that period saw personal computers make programming more accessible, and also saw the number of female college graduates surpass the number of male graduates. Read more about Why Should Girls Code?

Hi-Tech, Mid-Tech, Low-Tech: The Personalized 21st Century Classroom

Although the idea of personalized learning has been around for a long time, the availability of technology has made it more practical for today’s classrooms. Teachers who have been working in traditionally teacher-centered environments are now thinking about how technology can make their classrooms more personalized, leading to more engaged students and improved academic achievement. Read more about Hi-Tech, Mid-Tech, Low-Tech: The Personalized 21st Century Classroom