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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

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: 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

Top Chrome Extensions For The Google Classroom

Posted by Arey Jones on May 9, 2018 3:29:54 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

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: 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 2:23:36 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

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

Posted by Arey Jones on Mar 5, 2018 11:48:08 AM

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

18 Excel Formulas and Functions for 2018

Posted by Arey Jones on Jan 25, 2018 3:55:34 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

How To Prevent Tech Injuries

Posted by Arey Jones on Jan 17, 2018 11:07:16 AM

Technology has moved us forward in many ways, but it can also have us curled up in pain if we’re not careful. Here are four common tech-related injuries that are as easy to get as they are to prevent (thank goodness).

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Topics: Educational Technology, At Home With Arey Jones, Academic Technology, Typing, Classroom Organization

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

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