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Back to School Icebreakers for 2020

Posted by Arey Jones on Sep 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Whether in person, online, or a hybrid model, school is sure to look different this year. For teachers and for students, it’s crucial that routines and expectations remain as normal as possible. Some of that normalcy includes the importance of back-to-school rituals; among them is building rapport between students and teachers. Icebreakers are fun games and activities that are intended to create a comfortable environment for everyone.

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Topics: Chromebooks, Peer Observation, Kids, In-person Learning, Digital Learning

The Ten Best Apps for Education

Posted by Arey Jones on Aug 13, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Among the challenges of the 2020-2021 academic school year will undoubtedly be the need for teachers to implement creative forms of instruction. Luckily, the technological world is brimming with interesting and effective resources. Below are ten of the best, most effective educational apps; there’s something for every age and every subject.

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Topics: Technology in Classroom, Technology Security, Academic Technology, Productivity, Kids

Four Ways to Keep Kids Academically Motivated During the Summer

Posted by Arey Jones on Jul 14, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Summer Slide- the term used to describe students losing academic growth- is a concern shared by parents and teachers. It’s unfortunately not uncommon for students to lose up to 25% of their school-year gains over the course of the summer break. Especially after the challenging spring semester, it’s especially crucial for students to be adequately prepared for their next grade level.

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Topics: Online Learning, Academic Technology, Learn By Doing

The Best Tech for Summer

Posted by Arey Jones on Jun 11, 2020 8:00:00 AM

The school year’s end is an exhausting but rewarding time. Both educators and students experience the mixed feelings that accompany the conclusion of their grade levels and classes. Due to the unprecedented challenges caused by COVID-19, the end of this school year is particularly bittersweet.

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Topics: Windows 10, Classroom Technology, Educational Technology, Apps For Education, Google, HP

Digital Resources for Learning At Home

Posted by Arey Jones on May 5, 2020 8:00:00 AM

The novel coronavirus is forcing people all over the world to change the norms of their every day lives. One of those norms is traditional in-school learningExtended spring breaks that turned into indefinite closure periods have transformed most of the country’s schools into online forums. 

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Topics: Arey Jones, Educational Services, Learning Styles, At Home With Arey Jones, Kids

Six Key Tips for Protecting Your Child’s Data

Posted by Arey Jones on Apr 13, 2020 8:00:00 AM

The downside to being a 21st century kid is obtaining an online presence long before you’re able to make fully informed decisionsThrough smart phones, tablets, computers, and games, children amass a large amount of data. According to Wired, 92% of the children in the United States will have a digital footprint before they turn two years old. The ramifications of this only increase in importance as children grow up and use technology more frequently and more independently. 

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Topics: Kids, Protect Date

How to Get Kids Excited About Reading

Posted by Arey Jones on Mar 16, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Among the many healthy habits that parents hope to instill within their children is a life-long love of reading. In addition to the emotional and recreational benefits of reading, the academic advantages are innumerable. While most parents are in agreement about its importance, many parents and teachers struggle to motivate their reluctant readers.  

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Topics: Arey Jones, Teacher Coaching, Resources for educators

The Device to Upgrade in 2020

Posted by Arey Jones on Feb 11, 2020 8:00:00 AM

The beginning of a calendar year means that it’s time for out with the old and in with the new. In the educational and business worlds, the adage applies to the ongoing need to assess the efficacy of technologies. Although most quality devices are designed to last for several years, it’s still prudent to evaluate how well they are meeting the user’s needs. 

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Topics: Technology In The Classroom, HP, Productivity

Best of 2019: This Year’s Favorite Blogs

Posted by Arey Jones on Jan 9, 2020 8:00:00 AM

At the end of the year, it is said (or sung) that old acquaintance should be forgot. But as we prepare to close out the calendar and delve into a new one, we’re focused on what should be remembered from 2019: lessons learned, skills acquired, and relationships built.  

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Topics: Technology In The Classroom, Play Tech, Resources for educators

The Tech-Lover’s Holiday Wish List and 2020 Classroom Must-Haves

Posted by Arey Jones on Dec 10, 2019 8:00:00 AM

As silver white winters melt into spring, many parents complain of the already-forgotten holiday things; toys have been discarded, and gadgets are broken or low on battery. That’s why, when selecting a gift, it’s crucial to consider the long-term engagement potential and usefulness. The perfect gift is one that captures the recipient’s interest for months or years to come.

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Topics: Arey Jones, Classroom Organization, Productivity

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