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Introducing … The Lenovo Virtual Reality Classroom

Posted by Arey Jones on Jun 27, 2018 12:45:12 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: Lenovo, Virtual Reality, VR, Lenovo Virtual Reality Classroom, Academic Technology, Arey Jones, Classroom Technology, Managing Technology, Educational Technology, Learning Styles, 21st Century School Technology, Technology In The Classroom

Seek Mentors Out On Twitter

Posted by Arey Jones on May 17, 2018 3:36:28 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: Mentorship, Microsoft Education, Google Education, Classroom Technology, Learning Styles, Educational Technology, 21st Century School Technology, Online Learning, Paperless Communication, Professional Development

Tech Cleaning Tips From Your Grandmother

Posted by Arey Jones on Apr 12, 2018 3:52:36 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: Paperless Classroom, Classroom Organization, Technology In The Classroom, Academic Technology, Paperless Communication, Homework Online, 21st Century School Technology, Learning Styles, Educational Technology, Managing Technology, Classroom Technology, Chromebooks

Greener Pastures: The Dawn of the Paperless Classroom

Posted by Arey Jones on Mar 19, 2018 10:27:19 AM

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

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

6 Markers of Memorable Mentors

Posted by Arey Jones on Feb 26, 2018 10:38:09 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: SMART Goals, Classroom Organization, Learn By Doing, 21st Century School Technology, Educational Technology, Mentorship

5 Ways to Strike the Right Keys (And Keyboard Shortcuts) This Semester

Posted by Arey Jones on Jan 5, 2018 9:33:42 AM

While we wish life outside technology offered this sort of efficiency, it’s nice to know that these quick keys are there when we need them. They won’t solve all of your woes this semester, but they may create a little more time to make them easier to handle.

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Topics: 21st Century School Technology, Academic Technology, Chromebooks, Chromebooks In Schools, Keyboard Shortcuts, Microsoft Education

Global Learning Opportunities with Classroom Technology

Posted by Arey Jones on Dec 21, 2017 3:00:23 PM

The Internet is a global marketplace--not just for the exchange of goods and services, but also the exchange of ideas and experiences. Communication, collaboration, and innovation are now operating on a worldwide workspace, and today’s students now have the chance to not only learn about the world but also immerse themselves in real conversations with the people who live in it--in real time.

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Topics: Academic Technology, 21st Century School Technology

Your End-of-Semester Tech Checklist For Google Classroom

Posted by Arey Jones on Dec 6, 2017 4:42:44 PM

Wrapping up a semester takes more than just accounting for all the class laptops, cleaning off your desk, and unplugging the printer; you should also spend a few minutes organizing your Google Classroom.

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Topics: Google Classroom, 21st Century School Technology, Classroom Technology, Classroom Organization

Experiential Learning: To Learn By Doing

Posted by Arey Jones on Nov 2, 2017 2:56:30 PM

How and what we learn is determined in large part by how and what we experience—at least if Psychologist David Kolb has anything to say about it. His experiential learning theory combines traditional cognitive and behavior theories to create a more holistic approach.

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Topics: 21st Century School Technology, Academic Technology, Technology In The Classroom, Learning Styles

7 Reasons Why Technology In The Classroom Makes Today’s Schools Better

Posted by Arey Jones on Oct 27, 2017 4:22:49 PM

Tablets are replacing textbooks. Keyboarding is replacing cursive. Coding languages are just as important as developing conversational Spanish, French, and Mandarin. Technology in the classroom is changing schools just as much as it has changed the world we live in; it has made the world smaller as we become exposed to the different-yet-similar lives that live upon it, and made it bigger in revealing all there is still left to learn about the planet and the universe it swirls in.

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Topics: Technology In The Classroom, 21st Century School Technology, Academic Technology

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