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How to Celebrate the Holidays While Staying on Task in the Classroom

Posted by Arey Jones on Nov 7, 2019 9:00:00 AM

When the holiday season nears, weather gets cooler, schedules become busier, and students have a more difficult time staying on the nice list. But who can blame them? The anticipation of winter break beckons. Staying focused is so much harder when there are snowmen to be built and cookies to be decorated. For teachers, too, the weeks preceding holiday break are challenging; the list of curriculum to cover is long, but students’ attention spans are awfully short. 

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Topics: Insider, Arey Jones, Educational Services, Our Solutions

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

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

Who is Arey Jones?

Posted by Arey Jones on Jan 23, 2019 3:01:45 PM

The New Year is a time to look forward, make resolutions and leave old business behind. That’s not to say you forget your roots, your history. So who is Arey Jones? We have a long history that’s been weaved into technology and education for more than 100 years.

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Topics: Arey Jones, Educational Services, Educational Technology, LastPass

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: Arey Jones, Managing Technology, Classroom Technology, Educational Technology, Learning Styles, 21st Century School Technology, Academic Technology, Technology In The Classroom, Lenovo, Lenovo Virtual Reality Classroom, Virtual Reality, VR

How To Save Work Offline In Google Drive

Posted by Arey Jones on Oct 16, 2017 3:18:05 PM

When they say Google Drive is everywhere, they mean it. Not only is it in the cloud, providing you access whenever and wherever you have an internet connection, but it can also live right on your hard drive, giving you access to the files you need, even when you’re offline.

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Topics: Arey Jones, Technology In The Classroom, Google Drive

Tech-Free Family Time: 5 Ways To Make It Possible

Posted by Arey Jones on Sep 13, 2017 10:23:22 AM

While the National Day of Unplugging runs from sundown on March 3rd to sundown on March 4th, we think a dedicated unplugging as a family should happen more than just once a year. Here are five things you can do right now to disconnect from technology and connect with the ones you love.

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Topics: Arey Jones, At Home With Arey Jones, Tech-Free Family Time

The Worldview: How US Academic Technology Compares

Posted by Arey Jones on Jul 21, 2017 3:44:14 PM

One of the biggest international cross-section of comparative tests is the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), which measures reading ability, math and science literacy and other key skills among 15-year-olds throughout the world.

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Topics: Arey Jones, Academic Technology Around The World, Academic Technology, Technology In The United States

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

How Technology Can Boost Learning All Summer Long

Posted by Arey Jones on Jun 9, 2017 10:14:53 AM

According to the National Summer Learning Association, almost 66 percent of teachers say that they spend the first month of school re-teaching students material from the previous year. Preventing “summer learning loss” is a hot topic for many schools and parents alike, and technology can help bridge the gap.

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Topics: Arey Jones, Education Apps, Educational Technology, summer learning

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