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Top 4 Benefits to Using an Interactive Whiteboard

Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Mon, Dec 6, 2021

The past couple of decades have shown that the pace at which technology has influenced teaching and learning is moving at hyper speed, and within the past two years – warp speed. Not only have this generation’s students grown up in a technology-rich environment, but they also benefit from lessons and activities that are interactive and immersive. Educators have seen the advantages of implementing educational technology, like interactive whiteboards, that offers students multiple opportunities to engage and collaborate with others.  

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Topics: Education Technology, Interactive Whiteboard, MimioTeach, Student Engagement, student learning

Building Relationship Skills to Support Social-Emotional Learning

Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Mon, Nov 29, 2021

There has been an increased focus on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in recent years, with teachers working to incorporate strategies to help students recognize and manage their feelings and emotions. According to the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), “SEL can help all young people and adults thrive personally and academically, develop and maintain positive relationships, become lifelong learners, and contribute to a more caring, just world.” 

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Topics: tips for teachers, SEL, Webinars, social-emotional learning

7 Lessons to Spark Interest in STEM

Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Wed, Nov 24, 2021

A general belief is that incorporating STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) learning is crucial to help spark students’ interest in STEM-related careers where the demand is steadily increasing. STEM learning boosts vital skills such as critical thinking, perseverance, creativity, and problem solving, skills that are important for navigating life and its challenges.  

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Topics: STEM Lessons, Labdisc, STEM, STEM education, MyStemKits

Seven Tech-Friendly and FUN Alternatives to Book Reports

Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Tue, Nov 16, 2021

The National Book Awards will be announced on Wednesday, November 17, celebrating the written word of some of the most outstanding creative minds in America. Established in 1950 and overseen since 1989 by the National Book Foundation, the National Book Awards recognize the best writing in the categories of Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature. 

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Topics: tips for teachers, reading activities, English Language Arts

Move the People and Funds Forward

Posted by Dr. Don Gemeinhardt on Mon, Nov 15, 2021

The following is an excerpt from the Federal Relief Funding Guide provided by Boxlight.

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Topics: Education Technology, Relief Package, education funding

A School Modernizes with Interactive Displays and Remote Management

Posted by Boxlight on Thu, Nov 11, 2021

Quarrydale Academy, an ambitious secondary school (Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottingham, UK), prides itself on the pursuit of excellence. "We want to encourage all learners to develop a love of learning and enable everyone to reach the highest standards of which they are capable," stated Joanna Wells, Business Manager at Quarrydale Academy.  

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Topics: Case Studies, Clevertouch, interactive displays

STEM Careers: Computer Systems Analyst

Posted by Hannah Olson on Wed, Nov 10, 2021

computer systems analyst combines both their knowledge of information technology and business to improve computer systems and processes for their clients. Although they have many responsibilities, the first task of a computer systems analyst is to understand their client’s business. Computer system analysts, also called system architects, design computer systems which are optimized for their client’s specific industry and needs. A key part of this is preparing analyses on the costs and benefits of different systems and system upgrades so management can make informed decisions about the technical direction of their organization.  

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Topics: STEM, STEM education

Portable Interactive Displays Help a District Creatively Use School Spaces

Posted by Boxlight on Thu, Nov 4, 2021

Ord Public Schools (Ord, NE) serve 550 students in K-12 from four different counties. Ord has consistently worked to raise the bar when it comes to learning for its students. For example, Ord Elementary was selected as a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School for its high standards of Academic Learning and achievement. In addition, Ord Junior-Senior High School strives to provide its students with a comprehensive educational experience. To align its academic goals for continued student achievement and success, Ord has implemented educational technology to meet the needs of this generation of digital learners such as 1:1 Chromebooks. 

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Topics: Case Studies, ProColor, interactive displays

Classroom Ideas for Family Stories Month

Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Tue, Nov 2, 2021

Growing up, flipping through family photo albums, and asking questions about each picture was part of my childhood. As I got older, I could retell the stories to visiting relatives and friends as if I were part of each event including details such as what each person said, why they were laughing or crying, even the smell of the food, flowers, or person (as applicable, of course!).  

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Topics: Lessons, tips for teachers, English Language Arts

Clayton County PS Benefits from Customized Professional Development

Posted by Boxlight on Thu, Oct 28, 2021

The mission of Clayton County Public Schools (Jonesboro, GA) is “to empower scholars to achieve academic, professional, and personal goals by providing equitable access and experiences.” These experiences include consistent use of technology that will help them “build skills in literacy, creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration.”  

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Topics: Professional Development for Teachers, Case Studies, Boxlight-EOS Education

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