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Welcome to the Istation Blog

How to Choose Technology That Is Accessible for All

Why School Technology Should be Accessible for All

The goal of accessibility is to level the playing field for all learners, regardless of learning style, background, and individual needs. Well-designed technology tools are accessible even for students who have not had much exposure to digital learning or who might have transferred from schools where things are done differently.

4 Tips to Make the Most of Technology to Increase Student Agency

Increase Student Agency by Making the Most of Technology

Engagement and motivation are crucial to a student’s learning and academic growth. Among the unexpected challenges generated by the pandemic, students are not nearly as actively engaged in their learning as they were before. This may be because of personal stress, social isolation, or inconsistent practices with virtual learning efforts. Though we don’t know the exact reason, increasing student agency is an important factor in improving engagement and achievement.

3 Steps for Sustainable Virtual Professional Development

How to Establish Sustainable Virtual Professional Development for Your Educators

At the beginning of the pandemic, campuses and teachers were forced into online learning that relied heavily on their technology skills. Since that time, in-person school has resumed but many of the online tools and virtual teaching techniques have stayed in place.

4 Blended Learning Strategies to Build Readers by 3rd Grade

Reading by 3rd Grade Can Predict Later Success

Honing reading instructional skills builds students’ confidence and helps them embrace the challenge and later successes of learning.

5 Ways to Ensure Every School Has a Cohesive Literacy Instruction Program

How to Ensure Every School Is on the Right Track to Success

As we enter the second school year since the COVID-19 pandemic began, implementing creative and effective educational strategies in all schools is paramount, considering the variety of attendance options for students. Some students may be on campus five days a week or on campus three days and virtual two days, while other students may only attend virtually. Despite where or how students are learning, the question remains: How are students in your school district staying on track for success?

3 Keys to Creating a Data-Driven Culture in Your District

Learn How to Perceive Data as a Helpful Tool

Creating a data-driven culture in your school district has always been important, but now it is even more crucial due to gaps in student learning exacerbated by the pandemic. As a district leader, you strive to support a district-wide culture that utilizes student data in an effective and consistent manner.