Heart Marks the Spot: Heart Technologies Celebrates Oktoberfest

On Thursday, October 1, Heart Technologies joined the East Peoria Chamber of Commerce for their Business Expo, called Oktoberfest, at Par-A-Dice Hotel in East Peoria. This year’s theme was “X Marks the Spot,” and in true Heart fashion, we went all out to create a fun, interactive booth to show visitors that we’re “‘Hook’ed on […]

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Managing BYOD in Schools

BYOD, or bring your own device, is a common practice in offices. This trend is now popping up in schools as well. BYOD means that students bring their own devices (laptops, smartphones, or tablets) and access the Internet or school network by the school’s WiFi connection. Schools can require specifications–such as RAM, software, and hardware–for […]

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Our Kids Online: Building & Protecting Their Digital Footprints

Every parent worries about their child online, and with good reason. With an excess of security and data breaches lately, it’s clear that many adults do not how to properly and/or safely use the Internet. How can we expect our kids, who have so much to learn and much more growing and developing to do, […]

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Getting Schooled in IT Managed Services

If your school is looking into expanding its technology efforts, then IT managed services should be high on that list. Utilizing a company’s IT managed services offers full support options for scalable technology solutions at a fraction of what it would cost for your school to implement the same services independently. Schools have so many […]

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Technology Influencing the Classroom Layout

Technology is becoming more and more of an essential in the educational environment. The traditional classroom layout was created to best suit that style of teaching and learning. Now that our educating methods are changing and technology’s importance is increasing, the classroom layout needs to alter to accommodate these changes and improve the learning environment […]

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Social Media 101

Educators are frequently trying to tie students’ interests and hobbies into their teaching techniques. When video games grew in popularity, so did educational video games. When the Internet became popular, the amount of educational websites increased. In the past ten years, social media sites have become an incredibly influential tool in communication, news reporting, and […]

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Online Classes Aren’t As Bad As You Think

A recent survey found that students who have not taken an online course are increasingly interested in the opportunity to do so. These students cited a desire to have more control over their learning and believing that they will get more support from an online teacher. Those surveyed felt that math and foreign language were their top […]

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Heart Celebrates Our Customers

  On September 9, Heart Technologies hosted many of our customers to a Cubs vs. Cardinals baseball game for our 18th Annual Customer Appreciation Event. Guests were taken by coach bus from our Heart Technologies branches to 360 Rooftop Bar in St. Louis, MO. The venue overlooks Busch Stadium, allowing guests to watch the game while […]

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What Is Good Screen Time?

Most people think that screen time is bad for children. While there are valid arguments to support this, it is not necessarily true. Technology is created to enhance all of our lives, including kids. Technology presents us with the opportunity to interact with our kids and educate them. The key is to be using technology properly […]

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