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It’s Madness: The Biggest Players In Tech

Posted by Arey Jones on Mar 13, 2019 11:30:00 AM

There’s a lot of chatter this year about basketball, brackets and top-seeded teams but we’re more interested in some of the standout players in the EdTech field. 

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Topics: Microsoft, Google Drive, OneNote, Google Classroom, Skype Classroom, Google, Gmail, Flipgrid, Immersive Technology

Maximize the Immersive Technology in the Classroom

Posted by Arey Jones on Feb 20, 2019 11:30:00 AM

Immersive technologies like virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) provide students with stimulating environments that add tons of educated value. For example, utilizing these cutting edge educational technology tools allows students to see far off places and visit times they’d never be able to experience in reality. There are hundreds of adventures each classroom can take. Before you decide to add this new tech to your school (and we think you should) check out these ways you can use it in the classroom and beyond to maximize its learning potential and justify the expense.

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Topics: STEM, Professional Development, Teacher Professional Development, Manager Professional Development, Administrator Professional Development, Immersive Technology

Data Analytics Make Schools More Effective!

Posted by Arey Jones on Feb 13, 2019 11:30:00 AM

Is this program working? What about that software? Data tells the story of how successful the processes you’ve put in place are. A recent report from the Data Quality Campaign shows K-12 school districts need to invest in training administrators in data analysis.

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Topics: Google Sheets, Microsoft OneNote, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint, Google Slides, Administrator Professional Development, Resources for educators, Microsoft OneDrive

How OneNote Enhances Memory in Students

Posted by Arey Jones on Feb 6, 2019 11:30:00 AM

Technology has improved education in many ways, from immersive learning through augmented and virtual reality to improved communication between teachers, parents and students. But there are a few “old school” methods that have no substitute and one is handwriting. There was a study published in Psychological Science in 2016, authored by Pam Mueller of Princeton University and Daniel Oppenheimer of UCLA, that showed handwriting is the best way for students to recall what they learn. With Microsoft OneNote, your students can have the best of both worlds. 

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Topics: OneNote, Microsoft OneNote, OneNote Education

Who is Arey Jones?

Posted by Arey Jones on Jan 23, 2019 3:01:45 PM

The New Year is a time to look forward, make resolutions and leave old business behind. That’s not to say you forget your roots, your history. So who is Arey Jones? We have a long history that’s been weaved into technology and education for more than 100 years.

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Topics: Arey Jones, Educational Services, Educational Technology, LastPass

Most Popular Devices of 2018

Posted by Arey Jones on Jan 16, 2019 3:30:00 PM

Chromebooks are at the forefront of edtech devices and for good reason. Need a device that’s sturdy enough to take what kids can dish out? Go for a Chromebook. Need something powerful enough to meet all your app and online needs? Grab a Chromebook. How about something that does all of the above, while still staying comfortably in budget? You got, Chromebook.

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Topics: Chromebooks, Chromebooks In Schools, Lenovo, HP, Dell

9 Tools for 2019

Posted by Arey Jones on Jan 9, 2019 3:00:00 PM

You’re back from winter break, refreshed and ready to get back to work. Why not implement some of the best tools for 2019 to help? There are a plethora of apps and extensions that can help you, your teachers and students make the most of the new year.

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Topics: Microsoft, Google Docs, OneNote, Google, Microsoft Teams, EdTechTeam, Flipgrid, Winter Professional Development, Google Authenticator, Grammarly, LastPass, Google Keep, CheckMark

Our Favorite Tech Updates in 2018

Posted by Arey Jones on Dec 26, 2018 1:45:00 PM

The next few months will likely be spent looking forward at all the great tech and updates rolling out in 2019, that we wanted to take a breath and look at all the updates we loved in 2018.

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Topics: Educational Technology, Academic Technology, Technology In The Classroom

Plan Your Winter Break Now

Posted by Arey Jones on Dec 19, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Winter break is almost here. For a few short weeks, the halls will quiet down and emails and phone calls will slow to a trickle. While this time promises a moment to relax, it is also a mere speed bump until the next semester and the accompanying laundry list of to-dos. But before that busy time comes, take a moment to set goals and expectations for things you want to accomplish during these precious few short weeks. 

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Topics: Professional Development, Teacher Professional Development, Manager Professional Development, Administrator Professional Development, Winter Professional Development

What will the Classroom Look Like in the Future?

Posted by Arey Jones on Dec 12, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Do you remember a time when classrooms didn’t have laptops or the Internet? Technological advances such as these have become such a huge part of our daily lives that most of us can’t remember life without them, or even want to. But, believe or not, there was a time when photocopiers and handheld calculators were the height of educational technology. Thankfully most classrooms in the United States have graduated to bigger (or smaller), faster, more efficient technology. It begs to ask the question then, what will the classroom look like in the future? 

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Topics: Classroom Technology, Technology In The Classroom, Paperless Classroom

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