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Teaching Tips: How to Stay Organized All Year

Posted by Arey Jones on Sep 12, 2019 1:35:52 PM

All teachers can relate. School has only recently resumed, and yet, your desk is buried under stacks of papers and miscellaneous school supplies. Post-it notes containing countless clerical to-dos are everywhere. Between the desk mess, a teeming inbox, and planning for upcoming lessons, it’s difficult to know what to tackle first.  

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Topics: Arey Jones, Personal Action Plans, Productivity, Resources for educators

School’s Out, Professional Development Is In

Posted by Arey Jones on Aug 7, 2019 1:15:00 PM

Once the last bell rings and the lockers empty out, it’s time for teachers to enjoy some “me” time and fit in a little professional development. There are a lot of avenues to take from conferences and workshops to work-on-your-own certifications.  

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Topics: Microsoft Teams, Administrator Professional Development

The Next Crop of Chromebooks

Posted by Arey Jones on Jul 10, 2019 11:30:00 AM

Chromebooks are the go-to edtech tool for classrooms across the country. They are durable, rugged, ultra-portable, easy-to-use, have a long-life battery and, most importantly, affordable. Many Chromebook options land in the $200 to $300 price range with the next performance level up costingabout $500 to $600. 

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Topics: Chromebooks In Schools, Chromebook Security

10 Ways To Take A Real Break This Summer

Posted by Arey Jones on Jun 12, 2019 11:30:00 AM

The last bell has rung, the hallways are clear and the lockers are empty. It’s that glorious time of year when schools empty of students and teachers and improvements begin for the next school year. And while the to-do list may be long, it’s essential for educators to take a real break this summer. 

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Topics: Arey Jones, Personal Learning Community, Resources for educators

It’s Time To Redesign Your Learning Spaces

Posted by Arey Jones on May 15, 2019 11:30:00 AM

As school curriculums evolve and adapt to technology, learning spaces are following suit. Stuffy, stodgy classrooms don’t reflect or benefit today’s learner. Instead, schools around the country are transforming classrooms to be more engaging, productive and reflective of the growing use of EdTech. 

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Clean Out Your Electronic Files Like A Pro

Posted by Arey Jones on Apr 17, 2019 11:30:00 AM

When spring finally arrives, it’s not just classrooms, lockers and bookshelves that need a good cleaning but electronic devices as well. Just because a laptop case can be closed and a desktop shutdown, doesn’t mean the clutter magically disappears. The good news is the same principles that apply to cleaning physical spaces work in digital ones just as well.

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

It’s Madness: The Biggest Players In Tech

Posted by Arey Jones on Mar 13, 2019 11:30:00 AM

There’s a lot of chatter this year about basketball, brackets and top-seeded teams but we’re more interested in some of the standout players in the EdTech field. 

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Topics: Microsoft, Google Drive, OneNote, Google Classroom, Skype Classroom, Google, Gmail, Flipgrid, Immersive Technology

Maximize the Immersive Technology in the Classroom

Posted by Arey Jones on Feb 20, 2019 11:30:00 AM

Immersive technologies like virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) provide students with stimulating environments that add tons of educated value. For example, utilizing these cutting edge educational technology tools allows students to see far off places and visit times they’d never be able to experience in reality. There are hundreds of adventures each classroom can take. Before you decide to add this new tech to your school (and we think you should) check out these ways you can use it in the classroom and beyond to maximize its learning potential and justify the expense.

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Topics: STEM, Professional Development, Teacher Professional Development, Manager Professional Development, Administrator Professional Development, Immersive Technology

Data Analytics Make Schools More Effective!

Posted by Arey Jones on Feb 13, 2019 11:30:00 AM

Is this program working? What about that software? Data tells the story of how successful the processes you’ve put in place are. A recent report from the Data Quality Campaign shows K-12 school districts need to invest in training administrators in data analysis.

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Topics: Google Sheets, Microsoft OneNote, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint, Google Slides, Administrator Professional Development, Resources for educators, Microsoft OneDrive

How OneNote Enhances Memory in Students

Posted by Arey Jones on Feb 6, 2019 11:30:00 AM

Technology has improved education in many ways, from immersive learning through augmented and virtual reality to improved communication between teachers, parents and students. But there are a few “old school” methods that have no substitute and one is handwriting. There was a study published in Psychological Science in 2016, authored by Pam Mueller of Princeton University and Daniel Oppenheimer of UCLA, that showed handwriting is the best way for students to recall what they learn. With Microsoft OneNote, your students can have the best of both worlds. 

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Topics: OneNote, Microsoft OneNote, OneNote Education

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