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Reasons to Use Technology in the Classroom

Using technology in the classroom creates learning opportunities previous generations could only dream of. This technology is now affordable through computers, laptops, wireless internet, and mobile devices like iPads and smart phones.   Students are growing up with technology and the internet, yet in the classroom there is often a void or reluctance to adopt technology

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Reading Apps for Kids on the iPhone and iPad

I see children on mobile devices like iPhones and iPads every day playing games or watching movies. While I enjoy an occasional game of Angry Birds myself, both adults and children could be learning instead of protecting the the world from green pigs.   Maximize the time your child spends on a mobile device by filling it

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Cyber Charter Schools: A Growing Option

There are a growing number of students attending virtual schools in the U.S. Some attending virtual schools are home schooled supplemented by virtual classes. A growing segment are attending cyber charter schools as their primary source of education (without guardians acting as teacher).   This is a growing number of virtual schools (see national list) with even more

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Is the Library Going Extinct?

With the leaps in technology, including the ways that books are produced and consumed, we have to ask the questions:   Is the public and academic library on the endangered species list? Will it be extinct by the next generation?   What Dangers Does the Library Face? “The Cloud”- The growing presence of the “cloud”

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FT Sam ISD Thoughts

Check out what the technology director of Fort Sam Houston ISD thinks about ABC The Key.   “ABC The Key – A Great FREE Online Reading Program!” With budget cutbacks being what they are, free is always good. Educators are always looking for programs we can implement at our schools that don’t cost much. I found just

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