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

These STEM Lesson Plans Will Make You (and Your Students) Think

Posted by Arey Jones on Oct 12, 2017 3:25:41 PM

Coming up with creative, fun, and collaborative STEM (and STEAM) lesson plans is easier than ever thanks to Microsoft’s Hacking STEM library. From building machines that emulate human physiology to creating contraptions that help students understand speed, earthquakes, and electricity, these projects and activities are teacher-tested, student-focused, and budget-friendly.

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Topics: Classroom Technology, Academic Technology, Microsoft, STEM, STEAM

How The New Generation Of Chromebooks Are Upgrading Classroom Technology

Posted by Arey Jones on Aug 22, 2017 1:40:41 PM

Theres a reason Chromebooks are the #1 best selling device in schools in the United States, and why more than 20 million students worldwide are turning them on each day. 

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Topics: Chromebooks, Classroom Technology, Chromebooks In Schools

How Improving Typing Skills Can Improve Overall Communication

Posted by Arey Jones on Aug 11, 2017 3:23:18 PM

As someone who writes blogs as part of her job, I feel my words-per-minute more than most. I can pinpoint my early typing skills to particular summer I spent at a cousin’s house, stumbling inside out of the heat and falling into playing Stickybear Typing on their Apple II.

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Topics: Classroom Technology, Paperless Communication, Typing

10 For 10: Why Windows 10 Is Crushing It In The Classroom

Posted by Arey Jones on Jul 31, 2017 8:21:44 PM

Windows 10 keeps delivering more value to the classroom with a platform that is as fun to explore as it is to use while exploring.

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Topics: Windows 10, Classroom Technology, Windows 10 For The Classroom

8 Things That Are Obsolete In 21st-Century Schools

Posted by Arey Jones on Jun 23, 2017 4:43:24 PM

Times are a-changing. If you were born before 1990, chances are you can walk into today’s 21st-century classroom and only find a handful of the items you used while you walked those hallways as a student. Here are eight things that are missing from today’s schools and what’s replaced them.

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Topics: Classroom Technology, Educational Technology, 21st Century School Technology

Why Kids Should Learn To Program In Schools

Posted by Arey Jones on Jun 14, 2017 2:13:53 PM

While the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts jobs for computer programmers will decline 8% over the next decade in the United States, coding is becoming the most in-demand skill across industries. And most experts agree that teaching it to kids should be our first priority.

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Topics: Arey Jones, Classroom Technology, Coding, Programming

Technology Closes Gaps In Different Learning Styles

Posted by Arey Jones on May 30, 2017 11:47:15 AM

As every educator knows, students process and digest information in a variety of ways. Visual learners remember best what they read or see. Auditory learners understand best by listening and speaking. Kinetic learners feel most comfortable jumping in and physically learning as they go. So many different learning styles can cause quite a challenge for teachers trying to make sure every student is on the same page.

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Topics: Educational Services, Classroom Technology, Educational Technology, Learning Styles

K-12 Blueprint Faces Privacy And Security Challenges Head On

Posted by Arey Jones on May 25, 2017 10:23:23 AM

One of the most important factors in making educational technology more accessible is making sure it remains in a safe and secure environment at all time. Protecting student, administrative, and institutional data is an important concern and one that organizations like K-12 Blueprint take seriously.

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Topics: K12 Blueprint, Managing Technology, Classroom Technology, Technology Privacy, Technology Security

5 Stress-Free Ways To Manage Chromebooks In The Classroom

Posted by Arey Jones on May 17, 2017 10:44:19 AM

Introducing technology into the classroom unlocks numerous educational benefits for parents, teachers, and students. It can also introduce distraction, hassle, and disorder. To help keep stress levels low, here are some tips for managing and organizing technological tools in the classroom.

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Topics: Chromebooks, Arey Jones, Classroom Technology

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