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What do educators need right now? Survey says…

By Kristina James | 05/21/2020 | Comments Off on What do educators need right now? Survey says…
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While education is certainly facing unprecedented challenges in responding to stay-at-home orders, educators are rising to the challenge. A history of constant evolution in U.S. education – from Common Core to asynchronous learning – may have helped educators hone their skills as problem solvers. That’s one conclusion from a recent survey MDR conducted with educators Read More »

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Marketing to an Evolving Educational Landscape

By Guest Contributor | 05/06/2020 | Comments Off on Marketing to an Evolving Educational Landscape
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By Guest Contributor Lisa Wolfe How we view “school” changed somewhat abruptly just weeks ago. While this would typically be the time when companies would be ramping up their efforts to market products and resources for the 2020-2021 school year, instead everyone is taking a step back to assess what the needs will be in Read More »

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We Need Social and Emotional Learning Now More Than Ever

By Guest Contributor | 04/16/2020 | Comments Off on We Need Social and Emotional Learning Now More Than Ever
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By Guest Contributor Dr. Anne Snyder, McGraw-Hill Education As schools have shuttered and emergency homeschooling has become the new norm, families and teachers alike are working together to ensure that learning continues, albeit in new ways. The restrictions introduced by the COVID-19 safety precautions have understandably created challenges for families and educators alike. Despite this, Read More »

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3 Verticals That Rock School Fundraising

By Guest Contributor | 02/20/2020 | Comments Off on 3 Verticals That Rock School Fundraising
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Thanks to Mogul for publishing us in this great article. Here’s a sneak peak of the article written by our very own Linda Ingersoll. There are few certainties in life: death, taxes, and school fundraisers. If you have a student in your life, you’ve likely been shaken down by a 4-foot-tall, pig-tailed sales rep asking Read More »

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Hey Boomer! Want Gen Z Customers? Be Like Gen Z.

By MDR Marketing Team | 12/03/2019 | Comments Off on Hey Boomer! Want Gen Z Customers? Be Like Gen Z.
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Thank you to Marketing Insider Group for referencing us in this great article. If you’ve read the news lately, you’ve come across Greta Thunberg’s name. Since skipping school to protest at Sweden’s parliament building in 2018, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist represents the teen-led climate strike movement.Thanks to Thunberg and the millions she’s inspired, it’s become clear Read More »

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The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is Here

By Guest Contributor | 08/06/2019 | Comments Off on The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is Here
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It’s time to start thinking about compliance. By Anne Goto – Data Products Manager, MDR Here at MDR our thoughts are always turning to…data. Okay, we talk about data a lot. You could say it’s our thing. So when there is an imminent data privacy regulation poised to impact all US businesses, including education marketers, Read More »

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Top 10 Things You Should Know About ISTE 2019

By Maureen Hance | 07/12/2019 | Comments Off on Top 10 Things You Should Know About ISTE 2019
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If you weren’t able to make it to Philly for ISTE this June, or if you went but feel like you couldn’t see EVERYTHING, never fear! MDR was there and we’ve prepared this Top 10 list of the big takeaways from this meeting of the minds between educators and EdTech. #1: AI and the Good Read More »

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Adding Technology in the Classroom: What the Future Holds for K-12 Education

By MDR Marketing Team | 06/20/2019 | 1 Comment
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Google for Education has recently compiled a list of the hottest trends relating to technology in the classroom. The information was so compelling that we thought you should know what they had to say. The following eight topics have become a top priority for educators and parents around the world. 1. Digital Responsibility Like it Read More »

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In-School Fundraising and Volunteering: How Do Schools Support Causes?

By MDR Marketing Team | 06/13/2019 | Comments Off on In-School Fundraising and Volunteering: How Do Schools Support Causes?
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Is your organization thinking about taking your cause to schools? Educators polled say, “Go for it!” MDR strategists have many a conversation with nonprofits and corporate social responsibility practitioners intrigued by the idea of holding school-run fundraisers and volunteer events. Schools, after all, have tentacles that can reach out to entire towns. And aside from Read More »

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How Gen-Zers Are Revolutionizing Corporate Branding

By MDR Marketing Team | 04/12/2019 | Comments Off on How Gen-Zers Are Revolutionizing Corporate Branding
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Thank you to Forbes for referencing us in this great article. While the oldest Gen-Zers only recently graduated from college, they already wield an impressive $44 billion in purchasing power. When you consider the influence they have on their parents’ spending, research puts that figure at closer to $200 billion. Clearly, both new and established consumer Read More »

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Social Causes That Gen Z Cares About—and Why You Should Care, Too

By Linda Ingersoll | 03/05/2019 | Comments Off on Social Causes That Gen Z Cares About—and Why You Should Care, Too
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Thank you to Marketo for sharing our guest contributed article. The kids are growing up. Believe it or not, the oldest of Generation Z (those born between 1996 and 2010, according to MDR) are starting to graduate from college. They’re making many of their own decisions and influencing their parents and society as a whole. Read More »

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The Explosion of Video in the Classroom

By Guest Contributor | 02/27/2019 | Comments Off on The Explosion of Video in the Classroom
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How Publishers are Making Videos “Teacher-Ready” By Gina Faulk – General Manager, EdGate Correlation Services What adult is not amazed (and sometimes exasperated) with the modern student’s prolific video watching? Students are downloading Netflix videos to their handhelds so they can fill time on the school bus. From their laptops they watch gamers stream that Read More »

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Educators Are the Key to the Future STEM Workforce (Here’s How Businesses Can Help)

By Kristina James | 02/26/2019 | 4 Comments
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We’ve been hearing buzz about STEM and STEAM education for some time now, but it’s not yet old news. In fact, some school districts are still trying to figure out how to implement these programs. Most educators support the concept, but project-based and experiential learning are at the core of STEAM education, and many educators Read More »

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7 Education Trends to Watch in 2019

By Kristina James | 02/13/2019 | 5 Comments
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Which education trends are capturing the collective imagination this year? Spoiler alert: It’s not just technology changing the classroom environment. Here are seven trends you’re likely to see more of in the year ahead. 1. Artificial Intelligence (AI) Experts estimate that the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) will grow by 50% in the next few Read More »

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Mark International Data Privacy Day 2019 by Taking Time to Reflect on Data Protection

By Kristina James | 01/31/2019 | Comments Off on Mark International Data Privacy Day 2019 by Taking Time to Reflect on Data Protection
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Your personal data is your identity––as unique to you as your fingerprints. However, many of us may not be aware of how our data is being used online. International Data Privacy Day, which took place this week on January 28, is an excellent time to put in place practices, both personally and professionally, to protect Read More »

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Churn, Churn, Churn: Thoughts on Change in Education

By MDR Marketing Team | 01/29/2019 | Comments Off on Churn, Churn, Churn: Thoughts on Change in Education
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There’s a perception that nothing ever changes in education. After all, there’s a very good possibility that the schools in your town are more than 40 years old. However, even though the structures look the same, it’s a very different story when you look inside. If those old, familiar walls could talk, here are a Read More »

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4 Ways to Help Tomorrow’s Leaders Develop the Right STEM Skills

By Kristina James | 01/22/2019 | Comments Off on 4 Ways to Help Tomorrow’s Leaders Develop the Right STEM Skills
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Thank you to Manufacturing.net for publishing my guest article on the importance of developing the right STEM skills. Students today are twice as likely as their parents to enter a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics industry, which is good news to the organizations creating more jobs in these fields each year. The problem, though, is Read More »

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3 Things You Need to Know About Gen Z in 2019

By MDR Marketing Team | 01/03/2019 | 10 Comments
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Thank you to Inc.com for referencing us in this great article. Reaching out to Gen Z requires an authenticity few brands possess. If you thought Millennials cared about social causes, wait until you meet Gen Z. Even though its oldest members can barely buy liquor legally, Gen Z is defined by passion and drive. The newest generation to join Read More »

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What are the top education apps in the classroom today?

By Maureen Hance | 11/26/2018 | Comments Off on What are the top education apps in the classroom today?
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With all of the applications and websites to supplement the curriculum out there for teachers to choose from, it can make an education marketers head spin.  What platforms rise to the top in terms of use and popularity? Regardless of their specific purpose, content or feature-wise, the top education applications do share some similarities.  The Read More »

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Education Market Association’s EDspaces Conference is a must attend

By Kristina James | 11/14/2018 | Comments Off on Education Market Association’s EDspaces Conference is a must attend
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Last week, I had the privilege of attending EDspaces for the first time.  Held each year in different cities across the US, this three day event is hosted by the Education Market Association, who we recently partnered with in the design and development of our latest research study. MDR not only attended EDspaces – getting Read More »

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What Changes Would Teachers Make to Create the Ideal Classroom?

By Maureen Hance | 10/15/2018 | Comments Off on What Changes Would Teachers Make to Create the Ideal Classroom?
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Does the classroom space and design have an importance to teachers and affect how students learn? Of course it does, and we heard direct from teachers on what they think. Discussions about school environments and how space affects the learning process are happening nationwide: at conventions, school board meetings, and in the classroom. Modern design Read More »

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Memes Are a Great Way to Reach Educators. Here’s How to Do It Right

By Hannah Hudson | 10/15/2018 | Comments Off on Memes Are a Great Way to Reach Educators. Here’s How to Do It Right
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How can a simple image with just the right touch of clever copy resonate with so many? Memes are everywhere, spreading like wildfire and filling our news feeds with joy and sarcasm. Can you even remember a time before brands began using them? Like the social culture adopted memes, most major brands did, too, and Read More »

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A Review of EdNET 2018

By Guest Contributor | 10/11/2018 | Comments Off on A Review of EdNET 2018
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By Maggie Bittner – EdNET Conference Manager Wow…what a great EdNET 2018 season we had this year!  We hosted three sold out education marketing events in September: in San Francisco, Chicago, and New York. Engaging speakers, engaging topics, engaged attendees. All walked away with a ton of great tactics and ideas to help them build Read More »

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Reporting Robots

By Guest Contributor | 09/06/2018 | Comments Off on Reporting Robots
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By Britten Follett – Senior Vice President of Marketing and Classroom Initiatives, Follett School Solutions Five years into my career as a television journalist, I was on live television and suffered every reporter’s biggest fear: I completely forgot my next line. With no prompter or script nearby, I paused and repeated my last line, hoping it Read More »

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Why CMOs Should Care About Psychology

By MDR Marketing Team | 09/05/2018 | Comments Off on Why CMOs Should Care About Psychology
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Thank you to Marketing Insider Group for referencing us in this great article. HUMAN BRAINS ARE HARD-WIRED TO SEEK CONNECTION WITH OTHER HUMANS. HERE ARE A FEW WAYS TO UTILIZE THIS PRINCIPLE AND BRING CONSUMERS TO YOUR BRAND. Have you ever wondered why, for decades upon decades of marketing, we still see images of families or Read More »

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What is Blockchain and How Can it be Used in Education?

By Maureen Hance | 08/20/2018 | 2 Comments
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Blockchain is a new way of thinking about how we organize and utilize student (and even faculty) data online, providing them with a sense of ownership, ease of access, and immutability – and it just may take over the way we store education data in the future. What is Blockchain? Blockchain is a newer innovation Read More »

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Teachers are Looking for Ways to Bring Computational Thinking into the Classroom

By Maureen Hance | 07/31/2018 | Comments Off on Teachers are Looking for Ways to Bring Computational Thinking into the Classroom
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You may be familiar with the phrase “computational thinking,” as it is one of the biggest trends in educational technology. ISTE listed the topic as one of the trends to watch, and we briefly covered what it means in our post about hot topics at the ISTE 2018 conference. What is Computational Thinking? The idea behind Read More »

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Five Inspiring Educational Charities & What They Can Teach Us

By Guest Contributor | 07/24/2018 | Comments Off on Five Inspiring Educational Charities & What They Can Teach Us
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Charity is all about building a better world, and what better way to do that than to equip the youngest generations with the skills and resources to fulfill their potential? Educational charities pursue that exact goal, looking to ensure that the future for our children remains bright even in the face of mounting global challenges. Read More »

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Powering Successful Digital Transformations in School Districts

By Guest Contributor | 07/10/2018 | Comments Off on Powering Successful Digital Transformations in School Districts
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By Guest Contributor Marty Lange – SVP, Chief Product & Operating Officer, McGraw-Hill Education School Group I’ve recently returned from ISTE 2018, where I connected with school district leaders and educators who are at various stages within their district’s digital transformation journey. Many are still in the early phases of implementation and navigating interoperability issues, Read More »

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ISTE 2018 Highlights and Best Quotes from the Event

By Maureen Hance | 07/06/2018 | Comments Off on ISTE 2018 Highlights and Best Quotes from the Event
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MDR went to ISTE, and all we got were countless helpful tips for digital learning, and endless connections with the education technology community. But seriously, we went to the “epicenter of Ed-Tech” and here are some of the highlights from the three-day event in Chicago. We laughed, we thought about a lot, and we had Read More »

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