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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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
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.
Topics: Chromebooks, Apps In The Classroom, Educational Technology, Paperless Communication, Academic Technology, Technology In The United States, Apps For Education, Technology In The Classroom, Chromebooks In Schools, Google Classroom, Classroom Organization, Google, Paperless Classroom, GSuite, Google Suite, Google Chrome
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.
Topics: Chromebooks, Educational Services, Managing Technology, Classroom Technology, Educational Technology, Technology In The Classroom, Chromebooks In Schools, Learn By Doing, SMART Goals, Paperless Classroom, GSuite, Google Suite, Microsoft Office
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).
Topics: Chromebooks, Managing Technology, Classroom Technology, Educational Technology, Learning Styles, 21st Century School Technology, Paperless Communication, Homework Online, Academic Technology, Technology In The Classroom, Classroom Organization, Paperless Classroom
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.
Topics: Apps In The Classroom, Educational Technology, Academic Technology, Apps For Education, Technology In The Classroom, Windows 10 For The Classroom, Microsoft, Microsoft Apps, Microsoft Education, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Powerpoint