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The Paradox of Slow Change for Fast Progress in Education

In an era that prioritizes speed and immediate results, the educational sector stands out for its embrace of a seemingly paradoxical approach: slow change for fast progress. This concept, while counterintuitive, promises substantial and sustainable improvements in...

AI in Education: Beyond Technology, a Catalyst for Cultural Transformation

In recent years, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has moved beyond being merely a buzzword in educational circles—it has become a transformative force. This transformation isn't just technological; it's deeply cultural, influencing how educational institutions operate,...

From Chalkboards to AI: The Evolution of Educational Tools

Imagine a classroom from the 1800s: the chalky smell of blackboards, the scratch of chalk, and rows of wooden desks. Fast forward to today, and the scene has transformed with the digital hum of computers, the soft glow of tablets, and the promise of AI at our...

Disruptive Technologies in the Classroom

Dive into our latest video, "Disruptive Technologies," where we briefly touch on the transformative impact of technological advancements in education.  Keep an eye on our social media and sign up for our mailing list to explore a wider array of topics, from AI’s...

Navigating the Digital Shift: Strategies for Effective Online Learning in K-12 Education

Introduction The digital shift in education, accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, has brought to light both the opportunities and challenges of online learning, particularly in the K-12 sector. A systematic review underscores the necessity of understanding and...

Refreshing Minds and Energizing Learning: The Power of Brain Breaks in Education

By guest author, Teacher AndrewIn the midst of curriculum demands, it's easy to overlook the critical need for breaks. These pauses are essential not just for physical rest but for mental rejuvenation, camaraderie, and self-reflection. As educators, it's vital to...

From Shipwrecks to Screen Time: The Double-Edged Sword of Progress

By guest author, Deidre MarloweWhen they invented the ship, they invented the shipwreck. When they invented electricity, they invented the electric chair” – Paul Virilio. The cotton gin was patented as a labor-saving device in 1794. By 1810 the number of slaves in the...

Teachers, Hack Your Time!

As the new school year arrives, we will share posts from current and former teachers detailing pain points in their daily teaching lives. We hope you find these helpful as you continue educating your students! If you are interested in learning more, join our free...

Free Webinar with USDLA – Tech + SEL = Digital Citizenship

Join Banyan and USDLA for an end-of-year FREE webinar. We share our techniques of combining technology and SEL to teach digital citizenship.   Oh yeah, and it is FREE! Register to attend by clicking the button below.

The Importance of Digital Citizenship

As more of our students’ day is spent in front of screens, teaching Digital Citizenship is becoming more important. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children between the ages of 8-10 years old spend 8 hours per day on technology, while teenagers spend...

Disruptive Technologies in the Classroom

Dive into our latest video, "Disruptive Technologies," where we briefly touch on the transformative impact of technological advancements in education.  Keep an eye on our social media and sign up for our mailing list to explore a wider array of topics, from AI’s...

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Teachers, Hack Your Time!

As the new school year arrives, we will share posts from current and former teachers detailing pain points in their daily teaching lives. We hope you find these helpful as you continue educating your students! If you are interested in learning more, join our free...

read more
The Importance of Digital Citizenship

The Importance of Digital Citizenship

As more of our students’ day is spent in front of screens, teaching Digital Citizenship is becoming more important. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children between the ages of 8-10 years old spend 8 hours per day on technology, while teenagers spend...

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Prepare for Digital Citizenship Week

Prepare for Digital Citizenship Week

Digital Citizenship Week begins on October 17th. How are you preparing your students?Teaching digital citizenship skills in the classroom is more important than ever. Luckily, teachers can now find a lot of resources to support this critical skillset. Common Sense...

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Banyan Wins Pinnacle Award for Outstanding Programming

Banyan Wins Pinnacle Award for Outstanding Programming

Finding high quality virtual field trips can be difficult. We've been doing this for over ten years, and we believe we have formula for highly engaging, fun and interactive programs. But it is always nice when others agree...The Center for Interactive Learning and...

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