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Show Your Chromebook Some Love

Posted by Arey Jones on Feb 9, 2018 9:23:35 AM

Your Chromebook was built to last, and so is your friendship with it, especially if you take this tried-and-true advice from Arey Jones, your technology relationship expert.

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

18 Excel Formulas and Functions for 2018

Posted by Arey Jones on Jan 25, 2018 3:55:34 PM

You already geek out over Excel’s amazing functionality and its features in Windows. Maybe you’ve already used it to create a calendar template. Maybe you color code your personal budget targets. Maybe you already use it to track student progress, grades, test scores, attendance, and days until your next school holiday. We’re not here to judge. We’re here to help you make the most of what this powerful spreadsheet application has to offer.

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Topics: Apps In The Classroom, Educational Technology, Academic Technology, Technology In The Classroom, Microsoft, Microsoft Apps, Microsoft Education, Classroom Organization, Microsoft Excel

Setting SMART Goals For Your Classroom

Posted by Arey Jones on Jan 12, 2018 11:01:29 AM

While the New Year for the rest of the country started on January first, most teachers would agree their “new year” started last fall--and so did all of their goals for the school year. That said, January is the perfect time to review those goals, establish new parameters, and determine if they need to be adjusted.  

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Topics: Classroom Technology, Technology In The Classroom, Chromebooks In Schools, Google Docs, Google Drive, Learn By Doing, Google Classroom, Classroom Organization, SMART Goals

Experiential Learning: To Learn By Doing

Posted by Arey Jones on Nov 2, 2017 2:56:30 PM

How and what we learn is determined in large part by how and what we experience—at least if Psychologist David Kolb has anything to say about it. His experiential learning theory combines traditional cognitive and behavior theories to create a more holistic approach.

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Topics: Learning Styles, 21st Century School Technology, Academic Technology, Technology In The Classroom

7 Reasons Why Technology In The Classroom Makes Today’s Schools Better

Posted by Arey Jones on Oct 27, 2017 4:22:49 PM

Tablets are replacing textbooks. Keyboarding is replacing cursive. Coding languages are just as important as developing conversational Spanish, French, and Mandarin. Technology in the classroom is changing schools just as much as it has changed the world we live in; it has made the world smaller as we become exposed to the different-yet-similar lives that live upon it, and made it bigger in revealing all there is still left to learn about the planet and the universe it swirls in.

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Topics: 21st Century School Technology, Academic Technology, Technology In The Classroom

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

How To Plug Into The Best School Year Ever With Apps

Posted by Arey Jones on Jul 26, 2017 3:46:23 PM

Make no mistake, the best way to have the most productive and confident school year ever is to pretend the previous one never ended. “Every teacher—and every parent—dreads the summer backslide,” says Erica Eichmann at Arey Jones Educational Solutions. “The good news is, there are several apps available to help kids retain the skills they learned in the previous year and help set them up for success for the ones that are coming around the bend.” 

Here are five of our favorite summertime—and all-time—favorite apps.

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Topics: Apps In The Classroom, Apps For Education, Technology In The Classroom

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