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9 Ways Technology Improves Learning in the Classroom | Squarecap

While some may have previously viewed technology in the classroom as a distraction, recent studies indicate that the integration of specific EdTech tools can both close achievement gaps and improve learning, particularly with students that are at risk of dropping out.

According to a 2014 study by the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education(SCOPE), 56% of teachers in high-poverty schools indicated that a lack of access to technology was a challenge in their classroom. Multimedia, particularly through a combination of multiple-choice and essay-based questions throughout lecture, can improve student retention over time.

"Significant gains in achievement and engagement can occur for underserved students in learning environments characterized by computer use that engages students in interactive learning that offers multiple representations of ideas and realtime digital feedback."

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Three Ways Squarecap Can Complement Your Canvas Course

Canvas is an innovative Learning Management System that excellently facilitates pre and post-class interactions between students and teachers. Squarecap is a simple to use and inexpensive engagement tool that was created to provide in-the-class engagement support that teachers are looking to implement. Using Squarecap as a complement to a Canvas course can complete the picture to make it simple and effective to engage and communicate with your students in and outside of class. For anyone who is already using Canvas to guide instruction, here are three ways that Squarecap can help simplify what you are already doing.

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Integrating Technology To Maximize experiential Learning

Within the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin, attendance and participation are vital to student success.  Students are expected to attend class every day just as they would at their future place of employment. Management professor Dr. Katie Pritchett appreciates these attendance expectations, yet also believes in the importance in defining the difference between simple attendance and genuine engagement.  

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6 Questions Every Teacher Should Ask When Adopting a New Technology

 

Adding technology to an existing curriculum can have tremendous benefits for both teachers and students. When used appropriately, online resources can increase student engagement, develop critical thinking skills, and help students collaborate more with their peers.

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What's New at Squarecap - Fall 2018

The Squarecap team works closely with our teachers to understand what they need to be successful in the classroom. We have been very busy this summer with the addition of some great features that will make your experience with Squarecap even more successful. Take a look at what’s new and let us know if you have any questions.

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