Back to School: New Tech for the Classroom of the Future

Byte Technology

Featuring a wide field of view and highly intuitive head tracking, both connect to their respective devices and operating systems and, because they’re comfortable and light, are perfect in a classroom setting of antsy kids. The post Back to School: New Tech for the Classroom of the Future appeared first on Byte Technology’s Nonprofit Web Design Insights Blog. With the surging popularity of every manner of tech device—on our wrists, strapped to our heads etc.—it

Elearning vs Classroom Training – Let’s Understand Their Pros and Cons


Elearning is the new and inexpensive alternative to classroom training, which is becoming more popular and preferred method among organizations. However, the debate on the effectiveness of eLearning compared to classroom training is often a subject of interest among learning and training professionals. Both eLearning and classroom training methods share common attributes, however, eLearning is proving to be a more cost-effective and flexible method for organizations.


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MathAndCoding Turns the Library into a Coding Classroom (Part 2)

Tech Soup Blog

In part 1 of this series, we introduced MathAndCoding , a nonprofit that offers teen-led programming classes for children in public libraries in the Silicon Valley area. In part 2, we offer a librarian's perspective as the host for this program. As the first librarian to host it, Karin Bricker, library manager for youth and outreach services at Mountain View Public Library, had to overcome some initial skepticism.

How to get your educational nonprofit into classrooms, without leaving the office

The Nerdy NonProfit

One method for an educational nonprofit to expand its reach is by getting into the classroom remotely through the use of modern technology. Students with limited resources can benefit tremendously from remote classroom access by educational nonprofits. Virtual classroom connections.

Teaching with Tech: The Incredible—and Inevitable—Evolution of the Digital Classroom

Byte Technology

To put this watershed evolution into perspective, the folks at have compiled a rather nice and effective infographic that breaks down the startling statistics behind the new digital classroom, a reality not just in brick-and-mortar structures but also for the older students who seek out online education from the comfort of their own homes. Taken in a whole, it’s now possible to earn most any degree without ever having to step into a traditional classroom.

StopBlocking: In the workplace, not the classroom

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Rob Cottingham comments on Facebook, "Think restricting employees' Internet access is a dumb idea? You aren't alone. Check out Shel Holtz's Stop Blocking campaign ! Cartoon from Social Signal, by Rob Cottingham. See also: Fear 2.0. Notes from the Real World. Social Media Adoption: Line between individual and organizational. I've been seeing comments from friends on Facebook who work for nonprofits about how they've addicted their co-workers to Facebook or what a time suck Facebook can be.

Digital Video in the Classroom

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm working with a newly established community technology center that is housed in an after-school program on an instructional technology plan for lab. One area we're looking at is digital video, so have been madly reviewing educational resources and options. I found a great resource, [link] which had exactly what I was searching for - a piece on strategies for multi-level projects

New Models for Children's Museums: Wired Classrooms?

Museum 2.0

To many of these folks, Bob's wired classrooms seem threatening. Institutions like the Boston Children's Museum (which she helped lead in the 1970s) drew heavily from and worked in partnership with the "open classroom" movement to develop informal educational models that are interactive, open-ended, and individualized. The wired classroom is not a free-for-all nor an entirely screen-based experience. Do you talk to people sitting next to you on planes? I don't.

Teacher Crowdfunder Receives iHeartMedia Support and Corporate Match for Back-to-School Fundraisers

NonProfit PRO

This year, DonorsChoose, a crowdfunding platform for teachers, donors and school districts that helps to bridge that gap, has teamed up with iHeartMedia to support public school classrooms.

Putting XO Laptops Under Christmas Trees—and into Classrooms—via Amazon | Xconomy

AFP Blog

Putting XO Laptops Under Christmas Trees—and into Classrooms—via Amazon | Xconomy: "Under the Give One, Get One (G1G1) program, consumers can buy two laptops for $399. One will be shipped to a school of OLPC’s choice, and the other to any recipient of the buyer’s choice. Part of the purchase price is tax-deductible—though OLPC says buyers should consult their accountants to figure out how much.".

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Join us at ILA to learn how to break through the challenges of shifting practices, advocate for all students, and make a difference in and out of the classroom. It's finally here! If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country! These conferences range in size, location, and topic.

5 Important Distance Learning Applications

Find the free stuff

Once teachers create their accounts, they can go ahead and create classrooms. Like Google classroom, students have an opportunity to join classrooms through a. Are distance learning apps important? Of course, they are important. Because they can effectively improve our study.

11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know


Hispanic Heritage Foundation is an award-winning nonprofit that identifies, inspires, prepares and positions Latino leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities. Hispanic Heritage Month, officially founded in 1968 , occurs each year from September 15 to October 15, a period which includes the anniversary of independence of eight Latin American countries. During National Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S.,

Top 6 Advantages and Disadvantages of E-Learning for Your Training


Learning in a classroom is a much preferable option for many students and professionals, but getting enrolled in an online course eLearning has also its own benefits

Wild Apricot Blog : Campaign Maps: How 3 Nonprofit Organizations use Online Maps to Send a Message

Wild Apricot

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Love as a workplace communication tool:  Finding resonance in the remote

Charity Village

As we know, love is not a frequently used term in our workplaces and classrooms. It is, maybe, even more tentatively used in relation to service.

2009 Social Media Challenge

Amy Sample Ward

The challenge runs throughout October, with hundreds of bloggers and Twitterers rallying to support classroom requests on All told, they raised over $275,000 for classroom projects reaching 67,000 students in low-income neighborhoods around the country. Public school teachers post project requests that range from a $100 classroom library, to a $600 digital projector, to a $1,000 trip to the zoo. The Social Media Challenge is back again!

Webinar Re-Cap: Will Learning Ever Look the Same?

Blue Sky eLearn

In-person, instructor-led training: Incorporate elements of both synchronous and asynchronous learning – think flipped classrooms. It’s a thought many of us have had: Will learning ever look the same?

10 Holiday Gift Programs That Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Gifts range from symbolic adopt-an-acre of a national park gifts to funding a classroom project in a low-income community. As a follow-up to 25 Online Gift Stores That Benefit Nonprofit s , below are 10 holiday gift programs that benefit nonprofits. These gift programs are ideal for socially and environmentally conscious holiday shoppers that would prefer their holiday spending directly empower nonprofits.

4 Ways Colleges Use Technology To Increase Campus Engagement


For most college students, their cellphone never leaves their side - 94% even want to use mobile phones as an educational device in classrooms. In this blog series, we'll be focusing on how Higher Educational Institutions use technology to communicate with and engage their students and alumni. First up, we're covering the Student Activities office - stay tuned to hear about Admissions, Alumni Engagement, and more!

Top 2021 Fundraising Strategies: Mastering Relevant Content Marketing


Music Lessons and Activities for Your Digital Classroom. Top 10 Ways to Help Your Child Readjust to Classroom Learning. This is part three in a six-part series. Read part one and part two. . In part one of this series, I outlined my top six fundraising strategies for 2021: .

3 Nonprofits Doing Cool Things With Tech


Walden Woods Project uses Skype to reach classrooms. Teachers are connecting speakers from across the globe to their classrooms, The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports. Image courtesy of SustaiNet Software. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees shared the idea of connecting aid workers with students to share experiences. Microsoft’s Skype is now used for more than refugee aid workers.

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Training on your new database

Robert Weiner

If you're training a lot of people, try to train in a classroom setting so everyone hears the same thing. But recognize that not everyone will be available for classroom trainings, and some people will need 1 on 1 training to understand the concepts. Test the computers and software in the classroom before every training. A question was posted to a listserve for nonprofit techies looking for tips on training staff on a new database.

DonorsChoose Interview & Social Media Challenge

Amy Sample Ward

At Socialbrite, we’d like to call on our readers to support students in public school classrooms in low-income areas. Meantime, if you’re not familiar with DonorsChoose, the idea is a simple one: It’s a site where public school teachers could post what materials they were lacking in the classroom. They hope individuals will contribute around $17 million this year for books, field trips, art supplies and technology needed by classrooms in low-income areas.

Creating Equity in Education With Teach For America + Salesforce Marketing Cloud

Cloud 4 Good

Operating in over 50 regions across the country, TFA finds, develops, and supports a diverse network of leaders who expand opportunity for children across classrooms, schools, and any sector or field that shapes the broader systems in which schools operate.

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COVID-19 contributed to major education funding gap, report finds


Without proper investment in education, more than 20 million children are at risk of never returning to the classroom. Reprinted from PND.

Visually Engage Your Constituents with InFocus

Tech Soup Blog

InFocus innovates collaboration solutions that drive successful, visual teamwork in video walls, control rooms, conference rooms, classrooms, and workstations throughout the world. With the digital displays that InFocus provides through TechSoup, you can communicate and collaborate in meetings, presentations, classrooms, and offices. The InFocus IN112x digital projector is a versatile digital projector for displays from classrooms to conference rooms.

The Secret Formula for Effective Fundraising: 12141


This is often demonstrated in the classroom by standing the tallest person on a chair and having the shortest person ask for something. Has anyone ever asked you, “I just don’t get it. What’s the formula for effective fundraising?” . Well, here it is: 12141.

What I’ve learned from working with mission-based organizations

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

Carefully tailored one-to-one desk-side coaching usually increases a worker’s effectiveness much more quickly than classroom training.

Volunteering 101 for Schools


However, with the help of VolunteerMark these kinds of catastrophes can be avoided and a school-wide event and even a classroom can run smoother It’s a special time at your child’s school. They’re so excited. It’s Field Day. They’ve waited for this all year long and can’t wait to get outside and have some fun. But a few parent volunteers didn’t show up and it’s quickly becoming a disorganized mess.

New on SSIR: A New Tool for Digital Storytelling

Amy Sample Ward

Create Digital Classrooms – Education programs—schools, after-school programs, and youth-focused nonprofit—can work with established collections in the classroom; and students can document the area around their school to create their own collections, and potentially trade collections with other schools.

Transform Your Communications & Collaboration With Slack

Saleforce Nonprofit

The university now uses the collaboration tool to host classroom discussions, develop new courses, and support students — both on campus and online.

Funding & Grant Resources For Nonprofits Focused On Education


The educational goals for the funders in this list include increasing postsecondary and higher learning opportunities, advancing innovation inside the classroom, engaging more students in the arts, and enhancing early childhood development, just to name a few.

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Create A Sponsor Packet That Makes Money

Greater Giving

Show the barren field that existed where your green outdoor classroom now lives, and demonstrate how this new green space has improved the community and the environment. This post is the third in a series designed to teach the art of nailing the perfect pitch.

System Error: Stanford Professors Tackle Tech Disruption and Democracy

Non Profit Quarterly

Costello: So, in his new book, Reich is joining with some other adults and, like any good parents, they’re trying to steer the aspiring techies in their classroom toward a healthier and wiser destination. Amy Costello: Welcome to Tiny Spark , a podcast of the Nonprofit Quarterly.

Incorporate These Three Learning Styles When Teaching Employees Something New

Eric Jacobsen Blog

These employees are “tell-me” learners, who thrive in classroom settings.

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Announcing a New Home for Trailblazers

Saleforce Nonprofit

Overnight, kitchens became our classrooms and Zooms became our hangout spots. Help us build a new home for our nonprofit and education users in the reimagined Trailblazer Community later this year!

Visiting Schools in Pohnpei

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The classrooms have doors that open to the outside, because of the warm weather. Most classrooms have desks and textbooks and all have chalkboards. We went into a classroom where I could immediately tell that the teacher there as well as one of the students both had the condition. The student was a cute little girl who was totally on top of things in the classroom and was frequently raising her hand with the answer to the teacher's questions.

How to Keep Your Virtual Meetings on Track, Inclusive, and Engaging

Top Nonprofits

I was reminded of this recently, at the first evening of the online course in Grant Proposal Writing: Our fifteen working adult students logged in to Zoom and were welcomed into our shared virtual classroom.

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Board diversity strategies to help nonprofits achieve success

ASU Lodestar Center

Illustration by Yuxin Qin. posted by Jen Nation Fall 2020 Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management. With the recent pandemic, civil unrest and racism conversations front and center, nonprofit organizations are working overtime to serve communities deeply affected by these issues.

7 Ideas for Virtual Back to School Events


Consider playing an ice breaker game , introducing everyone, and showing the family your “virtual” classroom. . You can consider spicing up the virtual with a Bitmoji virtual classroom , which can be fun and relatively easy to make.

7 Ideas for Virtual Back to School Events


Consider playing an ice breaker game , introducing everyone, and showing the family your “virtual” classroom. . You can consider spicing up the virtual with a Bitmoji virtual classroom , which can be fun and relatively easy to make.

Recapping the First Salesforce Nonprofit Summit Sessions

Cloud 4 Good

Teach For America (TFA) has been in business for over 31 years with the mission to find, develop, and support a diverse network of leaders who expand opportunities for children from classrooms, schools, and any sector that shapes the broader systems in which schools operate.