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Four Tips for Storing Tech Hardware in the Classroom

Posted by Arey Jones on Feb 11, 2021 8:31:37 AM

Modern teaching has been revolutionized by the use of electronic devices. And if you’re a teacher nowadays, it’s likely that you have quite the collection of tech gadgets in your classroom. They’re undeniably useful when it comes to instruction, but undoubtedly require some planning regarding their use and associated routines.

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Microsoft 365: Highlighting Office’s Best Features

Posted by Arey Jones on Jan 12, 2021 8:00:00 AM

The beginning of another year means that it’s out with the old and in with the new. Among our many hopes for 2021 is embracing change: including new technological innovation. In honor of the upcoming 12 months of the year (and in an effort to highlight the best features of the new Office), we’re counting up our 12 best tips for Microsoft 365.

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Topics: Academic Technology, Microsoft Apps, Microsoft 365

Six Steps to Follow for Digital Cleanup

Posted by Arey Jones on Oct 13, 2020 7:48:29 AM

Spooky season is upon us, and to teachers and admin everywhere, there’s nothing scarier than clutter. As far as stressful messes go, classroom clutter takes the cake: disheveled books, piles of unsorted papers, and stale dry erase markers littered all over the place. 

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Topics: Classroom Organization, Personal Action Plans, Productivity, Resources for educators

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

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