A Big Day for EquatIO

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Today is a big day for EquatIO®. Not only does it turn 1 today (happy birthday!!) but it also recently hit a major milestone: reaching 1 million users! Thank you to all of the educators, edtech leaders, STEM enthusiasts, and (of course) students who have explored EquatIO, provided valuable feedback, and got us to the place we are today. It’s been wonderful seeing how teachers and students alike are using EquatIO to engage in STEM like never before.

In honor of this special day, we’d like to hand this blog post over to one of those 1 million users, Dan Lyons from Lakeview – Fort Oglethorpe High School in Georgia, to share his experience of incorporating EquatIO into his math classroom. Take it away, Dan!

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New Chromebook Tablets!

Since their debut, schools have chosen Chromebooks because they are fast, easy-to-use and manage, shareable, secure and affordable. Google for Education has listened carefully to feedback from educators around the world, and one common theme is that they want all the benefits of Chromebooks in a tablet form.

And of course they have delivered.

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Make documents accessible while on-the-go with the Snapverter app for iOS

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The power of Snapverter to make paper documents digital and accessible just became that much easier to access, right from the palm of your hand! Today we’re launching a new Snapverter mobile app for iOS, a perfect complement for current Snapverter users.

Snapverter for iOS brings the OCR capabilities of Snapverter to iPhones and iPads, allowing you to create accessible PDFs, hear them read aloud on demand, and export them to access on your other devices.

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What are the benefits of using technology for maths instruction?

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This week we have another guest blog post from Kristine Scharaldi, an education consultant and instructional coach with a specialization in the fields of educational technology, Mind-Brain-Education, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and 21st Century Skills/Global Education.

Continue reading to learn why it's important to incorporate technology into maths & STEM classroom instruction.

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EquatIO Mobile: Digital Maths in the Palm of your Hand

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In past blog posts, we’ve discussed the value of technology in maths & STEM classrooms. Most notably, technology supports multiple means of representation and expression, it encourages group collaboration, and it provides students with rapid sharing and teacher feedback.

Despite these benefits, I’m sure we can all think of instances where more traditional forms of education still come in handy. For example, there may be some maths problems that students prefer to solve on a scratch piece of paper. Or, maybe as a teacher, you still find the whiteboard to be the easiest way to present your STEM lessons to the entire class.

We want to help you and your students merge these two forms of learning together so that you can experience the benefits of technology no matter what form the maths comes in. That’s why we created EquatIO Mobile.

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