Category Archives: Technology

5 Reasons STEM Is So Important

In case you’ve been just a little too busy having a life to remember, STEM stands for “science, technology, engineering and math,” and it’s been one of the biggest educational initiatives, in the U.S. and around the world, for years. But why does STEM matter? What’s all the fuss? On a global level, STEM defines […]

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Are Unsafe Social Media Challenges Putting Your Student at Risk?

by Zena Smith There was a time when internet safety meant little more than warning your student about the dangers of public chatrooms and making sure they weren’t online past their bedtime. It was a simpler time back then, when getting on the internet was still synonymous with the buzzes and hums of a dial-up modem. Of course, times have […]

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MASTERs Plus Debates: Is Spying on Kids OK?

by Zena Smith In our last blog post, we discussed the newly developed PARCC assessment. We talked about what it is, why it was created, and how it will affect your student in the classroom. What we didn’t discuss was how PARCC might affect your student out of the classroom. PARCC has been making headlines these […]

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ACT Profile: The New Social Network for College-Bound Students

by Zena Smith So much has changed in the last ten years, education- and technology-wise, that it can be hard to remember exactly how things were such a short time ago. In 2004 the Common Core didn’t exist, less than half of all teenagers were using cell phones, and a Facebook was still an experiment—a “social network” requiring a college email […]

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3 Free iPad Apps to Help You Fight Summer Brain Drain

by Zena Smith We’ve all heard the expression, “if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it,” and there’s no place that it rings more true than in the classroom. While a three-month summer vacation provides a great opportunity for students to get away from the stresses of the schoolwork, it is also a long time […]

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