Entries by Dr. Michelle Zimmerman

Deanna Wright: Certified National Geographic Educator

Each day, students and teachers at Renton Prep are reaching new milestones. To that end, we want to congratulate our kindergarten teacher Deanna Wright for being awarded the National Geographic Educator Certification! What an incredible accomplishment for her and for our school. We are so content with the students and staff that make Renton Prep […]

AI Resources for an Advanced Future

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become an influence on everyday life. In fact, AI and other advancing technologies are leading towards efficiency in health services, safety, and productivity. Thus, we can expect society to benefit significantly from AI, as it assists people to work better and do more. So, with the following AI resources, students and […]

Preparing The Future For Digital Transformation

One way or another, digital transformation is making its way into our lives. For the future’s sake, it’s substantial to expose students to the skills that are needed to succeed in the workplace. With digital transformation, people are learning how to augment the skills that are necessary to advance innovation. As Renton Prep is a […]

Renton Prep Walkathon Raises Money for Mercy Ships

Humility and service are some of the qualities we endeavor here at Renton Prep. In fact, our students have recently dedicated their time to help others in need. They all worked together to raise money for the non-profit organization Mercy Ships. The organization is a civilian hospital ship that travels overseas and provides state-of-the-art care to […]

Renton Prep To Be Included Among Microsoft Groundbreaking Schools

In recent years, Microsoft has expanded its efforts to help teachers utilize technology to connect with students. As part of that mission, the company recently launched its innovative Microsoft Flagship School Program, forging partnerships with 17 schools worldwide. Renton Prep is thrilled to be included among this prestigious group of institutions. What the Flagship School Program […]

Parents’ Thoughts On A Technology-Based Education

These days, technology plays a greater role in our educational systems than ever before. Students type rather than write in cursive, use tablets instead of textbooks, and turn to the internet before hitting the library. With so much change in such a short time, it’s only natural for parents to feel overwhelmed. In an effort […]

Back to School: Tips to Readjust to School

Summer has come and gone. And with the first week of classes in the books, students may find it difficult to readjust to school. Some families are proactive about getting their kids back on schedule, but there are still a few things that you can do to help your kid start off on the right […]

Why Students Choose Renton Prep

School is one of the most important components of a child’s life. Not only is it the place where they obtain an education, but also the place where they develop social skills. And choosing the right institution for a child is crucial to their educational experience. We know that while parents decide what is the […]

Renton Prep Is Bridging the Gap with Microsoft Translator

We live in a society that is made up of many cultures and languages. Thus, making communication barriers part of our diverse world. Microsoft Translator is a tool that helps alleviate language and communication barriers. And this is no different in the school setting. At Renton Prep, we have become very familiar with this new […]

Hack the Classroom With Paint 3D

One of the greatest challenges in education is finding ways to keep students engaged in the classroom. Indeed, accomplishing this goal is easier said than done in an age when students would rather be staring at a smartphone or tablet screen than a teacher who’s lecturing. That’s where tools like Paint 3D come in. A […]

Digital Learning Is the Future of Education

Once upon a time, students learned a majority of information from reading books or listening to teachers lecture. However, those days are past; today, students and educators alike have access to a wealth of information with the click of a button. In our modern digital era, virtual learning is replacing more old-fashioned strategies, and schools […]

The Benefits of YouTube in Teaching

YouTube has 1.8 billion viewers a month, and many of them are children and young people. From makeup tutorials to music performances, children and teens are watching these videos on TVs, laptops, and even smartphones. Whether or not we acknowledge it, YouTube is clearly playing a crucial role in our children’s lives. So why not […]

Technology vs. Classical Education

Many of us realize that education is the golden ticket, improving society as a whole while helping individuals perform at their highest levels. Still, that doesn’t mean we all agree on what type of education is best. While some proponents of higher education stress the importance of a liberal arts degree, others argue that a […]

Student Data Privacy

Technology enables us to connect students and teachers around the world, but it also comes with certain challenges. Academic institutions may struggle to ensure student data privacy, especially now that teachers can send information with the push of a button. Once upon a time, student data was only visible to teachers and other school officials […]

Educational Summer Activities That Don’t Feel Like School Work

Summer is a great time for kids to relax and recharge free from the pressures of homework and extracurricular commitments. However, that doesn’t mean parents should park kids in front of a screen for the whole summer. According to the Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts, incorporating a little real-world summer learning into your child’s schedule can […]

OneNote, A Platform For Creative Collaboration And Communication

Gone are the days of paper folders and spiral notepads. In our increasingly digital age, educators need to find more effective, efficient ways to organize their teaching materials and communicate with students. That’s where OneNote comes in. Described as a digital three-ring binder, OneNote is a cutting-edge computer program that allows for easy information gathering […]

Robotics And STEM Working Together

It’s no secret that the STEM fields play a crucial role in society. Referring to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, STEM sets the tone for the future, affecting everything from the foods we eat to the energy that powers our homes and cars. However, research shows that the STEM talent pool needs expanding. According to […]