Kids and Coding: Why Learn?

If you hear anything about kids and technology, there’s a good chance it involves coding. There are tons of computer games designed for preschoolers, grade school kids, teens, and everything in between to help them learn how to code. These games have even come to include favorite cartoon characters, like Anna and Elsa from “Frozen” […]

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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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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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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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Educational Videos Bring Learning Home

When you think educational videos you’re probably thinking something like this: In reality, when you hear educational videos, you should be thinking of this: Students are turning more and more to educational videos online as a way to interact with their course materials at home. Whether it’s a teacher’s recordings of lecture, a student’s taping from a cell phone of […]

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Technology in the Classroom

As our world shifts to a digital platform, our education systems must follow. The days of textbooks and paper handouts as our only learning tools are long gone. Now, there are digital textbooks, videos, online games, PowerPoint presentations, and so many other ways for students to use the Internet and technology to learn. Technology in […]

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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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Technology in Education: Improving Lives or Inhibiting Growth?

Technology in education has been a highly-debated topic. As schools add technology into their curriculum, there are those that praise the adjustment and those that believe it is not conducive to the learning environment. Time and time again, we’ve been told that too much technology is bad for a child’s development and social growth. If […]

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