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3 Steps on Becoming an Education Expert

Posted by Arey Jones on Jul 18, 2018 3:37:43 PM

Looking to step up your game as an education administrator? There are several opportunities available online to further your educational acumen. From watching webinars to joining networking groups, you’ll never be at a loss for new opportunities to learn. To help you get started on your journey, we’ve scaled down the process. Here are three steps to becoming an education expert.

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Topics: Microsoft Education, Google Education, EdTechTeam, Manager Professional Development, Administrator Professional Development

How To Choose Your Next Chromebook

Posted by Arey Jones on Jul 16, 2018 4:21:24 PM

Google’s Chromebook is the laptop that is ultra-portable, is easy-to-use and keeps going with a long-life battery. It’s also in a class by itself because instead of running Windows or Mac OS it runs Google’s Chrome OS. Keep in mind that all Chromebooks are really designed to work when connected to the Internet. So if you’re looking for a school laptop that can run traditional offline programs, Office, Adobe, etc., the Chromebook is probably not your first choice.

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Topics: Chromebooks, Chromebooks In Schools, Google, Dell, Samsung

Introducing … The Lenovo Virtual Reality Classroom

Posted by Arey Jones on Jun 27, 2018 1:45:12 PM

Imagine being able to take your students on a field trip to the African jungle, the solar system and even back in time to the creation of planet Earth. It’s possible with the Lenovo Virtual Reality Classroom. 

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Topics: Arey Jones, Managing Technology, Classroom Technology, Educational Technology, Learning Styles, 21st Century School Technology, Academic Technology, Technology In The Classroom, Lenovo, Lenovo Virtual Reality Classroom, Virtual Reality, VR

Professional Development 101

Posted by Arey Jones on Jun 20, 2018 4:09:47 PM

Professional Development is hardly one-size-fits-all because every one of your teachers has different needs that must be met. Tackle professional development in a new way by thinking outside of the box. Try these ideas, based on what districts across the United States are doing: 

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Topics: Google Sheets, Google Docs, Google Drive, Microsoft Education, Microsoft OneNote, Google, Microsoft Office, Professional Development, Peer Observation, Microsoft Sway, Unconferences, Personal Learning Community, Choice Boards, Personal Action Plans

G Suite Enterprise For Education Is Now Open!

Posted by Arey Jones on Jun 13, 2018 3:22:09 PM

G Suite for Education is Google’s suite of best-in-class productivity tools for teaching and learning. In January 2018, Google announced it was making this product even better with security updates for G Suite for Education and a new edition, G Suite Enterprise for Education, an expanded version built specifically for large educational institutions.

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Topics: Google Classroom, Google, Google Suite, Google Education

8 Podcasts Every EdTech Enthusiast Should Subscribe To

Posted by Arey Jones on Jun 4, 2018 9:30:24 AM

Podcasts are one of the best sources of information about educational technology available today. These digital audio files are like radio for the Internet. They can educate, inform and entertain us, but on our own time. Each podcast contains multiple episodes which can be downloaded onto our phones, laptops and other devices.

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Topics: Chromebooks, Educational Technology, Microsoft, Chromebooks In Schools, Microsoft Education, Google, Google Education, Podcasts

New Chromebooks For Education in 2018

Posted by Arey Jones on May 29, 2018 4:59:01 PM

Chromebooks are changing the way students learn. Today, more than 25 million teachers and students are using Chromebooks for education globally, 30 million teachers and students are using Google Classroom and 80 million are using G Suite for Education. Chromebooks allow educators to teach with touch screens, apps, 3D printers and even remotely if need be.

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Topics: Chromebooks, Educational Services, Educational Technology, Chromebooks In Schools, Lenovo, HP, Dell, Acer, ASUS

Go-To Tools for Presentations: When to Blog and When To PowerPoint

Posted by Arey Jones on May 25, 2018 11:51:31 AM

The goal of a presentation is to effectively convey information that allows the audience to remember what has been said. That being said, there are several options as to how to give a presentation, specifically for a final project. For students, presentations can be given as individuals or groups, or for educators in seminars. The best tool for the job depends on whether the presentation will be visual or verbal. 

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Topics: Microsoft, Google Drive, Microsoft Education, Classroom Organization, Google, Paperless Classroom, Google Suite, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Powerpoint, Google Education, Professional Development, Open Live Writer, Google Slides

Seek Mentors Out On Twitter

Posted by Arey Jones on May 17, 2018 4:36:28 PM

Twitter is more than tidbits of daily news and tweets about trending television. It is a great source to find like-minded people in your field and even a mentor.

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Topics: Classroom Technology, Educational Technology, Learning Styles, 21st Century School Technology, Paperless Communication, Online Learning, Microsoft Education, Mentorship, Google Education, Professional Development

Top Chrome Extensions For The Google Classroom

Posted by Arey Jones on May 9, 2018 4:29:54 PM

Google Classroom has been instrumental in changing the way education looks today. It streamlines assignments, boosts collaboration and fosters seamless communication to help make teaching more productive. There’s also the advantage of being able to integrate hundreds of Chromebook apps and extensions that save teachers and students time and make it seamless to share information. Extensions enhance the browsing experience by tailoring Chrome’s functionality towards individual needs and preferences. 

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Topics: Chromebooks, Apps In The Classroom, Educational Technology, Paperless Communication, Academic Technology, Technology In The United States, Apps For Education, Technology In The Classroom, Chromebooks In Schools, Google Classroom, Classroom Organization, Google, Paperless Classroom, GSuite, Google Suite, Google Chrome

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