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Educational Services Blog

Tech Cleaning Tips From Your Grandmother

Posted by Arey Jones on Apr 12, 2018 4:52:36 PM

My grandmother fit every grandmother mold possible. Impeccable hair. Crisp aprons. Mouthwatering homemade bread on the counter. She ran a tight ship with even tighter hair. For Grandma, spring cleaning was as much a celebration as it was a chore (but then she always smiled most when she was working).

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Topics: Chromebooks, Managing Technology, Classroom Technology, Educational Technology, Learning Styles, 21st Century School Technology, Paperless Communication, Homework Online, Academic Technology, Technology In The Classroom, Classroom Organization, Paperless Classroom

7 Microsoft PowerPoint Tricks For Every Day This Week

Posted by Arey Jones on Apr 2, 2018 3:23:36 PM

As a staple of the Microsoft Office suite, PowerPoint often gets a bad rap, mostly because it’s associated with speeches, presentations, and seminars--and they aren’t always the most exciting events (to put it mildly). Since it’s estimated that PowerPoint is a key software on over one billion computers worldwide, it’s safe to say slide-based presentations aren’t going anywhere.

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Topics: Apps In The Classroom, Educational Technology, Academic Technology, Apps For Education, Technology In The Classroom, Windows 10 For The Classroom, Microsoft, Microsoft Apps, Microsoft Education, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Powerpoint

Google Gold: 7 Nuggets You Didn’t Know Existed in the Google Suite

Posted by Arey Jones on Mar 23, 2018 4:25:33 PM

G Suite--what most of us first knew as Google Apps for Work--is one of the most powerful cloud-based collaborative and productive tools on the market. It’s no secret why it has become the fastest go-to for schools, business, and personal use. The trick is how to make the most of it.

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Topics: Google Docs, Google Drive, Google, GSuite, Google Suite

Greener Pastures: The Dawn of the Paperless Classroom

Posted by Arey Jones on Mar 19, 2018 11:27:19 AM

I picked up my son’s backpack the other day, and the weight of it astounded me.

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Topics: Chromebooks, Classroom Technology, Educational Technology, 21st Century School Technology, Technology In The Classroom, Chromebooks In Schools, Healthy Students, Classroom Organization, Paperless Classroom

6 Tools in Google Docs To Help Write (and Grade) Term Papers

Posted by Arey Jones on Mar 5, 2018 12:48:08 PM

We’re in the throws of March Madness, and productivity across American businesses--and classrooms--is taking a nosedive. (Research shows that employers lose an estimated $4 billion in revenue due to the paid time lost in managing brackets, discussing team matchups, and watching games.)

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Topics: Academic Technology, Apps For Education, Technology In The Classroom, Chromebooks In Schools, Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Classroom, Classroom Organization, Google

How To Put Play Tech to Work

Posted by Arey Jones on Feb 27, 2018 2:50:06 PM

As an educational technology company, we love to talk about how technology helps kids learn more efficiently, engage in heightened collaboration, and access real-time data and resources that would otherwise be unavailable in traditional classrooms. Technology can and often does make us better at almost everything.

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Topics: Classroom Technology, Education Apps, Educational Technology, Learning Styles, Play Tech, Minecraft Education

6 Markers of Memorable Mentors

Posted by Arey Jones on Feb 26, 2018 11:38:09 AM

We’ve all had at least one teacher or adult make a notable impression upon our lives. They singled us out, pushed us out of our comfort zone, guided us in our chosen craft, or put us on the road to our destined career--or all of the above.

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Topics: Educational Technology, 21st Century School Technology, Learn By Doing, Classroom Organization, SMART Goals, Mentorship

16 Hashtags Worth Following (and Tagging!)

Posted by Arey Jones on Feb 13, 2018 3:30:34 PM

We do a lot of Twitter outreach at Arey Jones because we love to be in on the educational technology conversation, and there is always something to new going on in our industry. Whether you want to contribute to the discussion or learn something new every day, these hashtags will put you--and your followers--in the know.

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Topics: Insider, Technology in Classroom, Classroom Technology, Apps In The Classroom, Microsoft, Google Classroom, OneNote Education, Skype Classroom, Google

Show Your Chromebook Some Love

Posted by Arey Jones on Feb 9, 2018 10:23:35 AM

Your Chromebook was built to last, and so is your friendship with it, especially if you take this tried-and-true advice from Arey Jones, your technology relationship expert.

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Topics: Chromebooks, Technology In The Classroom, Chromebooks In Schools

18 Excel Formulas and Functions for 2018

Posted by Arey Jones on Jan 25, 2018 4:55:34 PM

You already geek out over Excel’s amazing functionality and its features in Windows. Maybe you’ve already used it to create a calendar template. Maybe you color code your personal budget targets. Maybe you already use it to track student progress, grades, test scores, attendance, and days until your next school holiday. We’re not here to judge. We’re here to help you make the most of what this powerful spreadsheet application has to offer.

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Topics: Apps In The Classroom, Educational Technology, Academic Technology, Technology In The Classroom, Microsoft, Microsoft Apps, Microsoft Education, Classroom Organization, Microsoft Excel