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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, Technology In The Classroom, Academic Technology

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: Paperless Classroom, Technology In The Classroom, Classroom Technology

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

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

30 Educational Technology Tips in 30 Days

Posted by Arey Jones on Apr 25, 2018 4:41:06 PM

We all want to be more productive, rested, calm, collected, alert, and generally amazing. Here are 30 tech tips that can help you leave the month better than you found it.

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Topics: Chromebooks, Educational Technology, Educational Services, Google Suite, Microsoft Office, GSuite, Paperless Classroom, SMART Goals, Learn By Doing, Chromebooks In Schools, Technology In The Classroom, Classroom Technology, Managing Technology

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

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: Microsoft Education, Microsoft Apps, Microsoft, Microsoft Powerpoint, Windows 10 For The Classroom, Apps For Education, Technology In The Classroom, Academic Technology, Educational Technology, Apps In The Classroom, Microsoft Office

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 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: Google, Classroom Organization, Google Docs, Google Drive, Chromebooks In Schools, Apps For Education, Technology In The Classroom, Academic Technology, Google Classroom

Show Your Chromebook Some Love

Posted by Arey Jones on Feb 9, 2018 9:23:35 AM

Your Chromebook was built to last, and so is your friendship with it, especially if you take this tried-and-true advice from Arey Jones, your technology relationship expert.

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Topics: Technology In The Classroom, Chromebooks In Schools, Chromebooks

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