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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Automation: Victory Through Video Surveillance

Video surveillance has been around for decades. The footage collected from cameras have become evidence in numerous court cases, have been the smoking gun for prosecutors to make arrests, have saved accused citizens from being charged with crimes they did not commit, and have brought to light what exactly occurred in a non-biased format. According […]

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Heart Technologies Supports Decatur Public Schools

  On Saturday, November 14, Heart Technologies was privileged to sponsor the reception and award dinner honoring Decatur Public Schools Foundation Legacy of Learning honorees. This dinner is hosted annually to recognize the achievements of Decatur Public School staff and alumni, highlighting three past graduates of MacArthur High School each year during the reception portion of the […]

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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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Why Schools Need Cybersecurity

According to PwC, nearly 80% of organizations today will encounter a cyberattack at least once. When hearing this statistic,  most would picture retail stores, offices, or big corporations, but what we should really be picturing are schools. Cybersecurity in schools is becoming increasingly important, and making this a school’s high priority is in the best […]

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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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