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Tips for Using Social Media as a Teacher

More and more employers are analyzing the social media pages of their current and prospective employees to help determine whether they wish for them to begin or continue working for them. This is especially true of teachers, whose child-centered and more public position can be negatively impacted by what they post online. Here, the education-resource…

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Using Your Graphing Calculator

Graphing calculators, such as the ones sold at Schoolmart, are valuable tools for math, science and technology applications; however, those who are new to using graphing calculators may find them intimidating. Here, the educational technology experts at Schoolmart provide tips and tricks for using your graphing calculator to its fullest potential. A graphing calculator is…

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Textbooks vs. Screens: What a New Study Reveals

In the push to digitalize classrooms, school districts across the country have been providing electronic versions of textbooks and other reading material to students. But, how does reading from a screen impact student’s comprehension and retention abilities? Here, the technology aficionados at SchoolMart summarize findings from a recent study on the subject, and how this…

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What is the Role of a School’s Instructional Technology Liaison?

As a myriad of technologies has been implemented into classrooms, a new role has been created within the school system: instructional technology liaisons. This position has underscored our nation’s aims to create a more technologically literate classroom, but what is the exact role these individuals play within the school? Here, the classroom technology specialists at…

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Smartphones are Keeping Students from Concentrating During Lectures

As we progress through the Digital Age, scientists are working to determine how technology is changing the way we think, feel and behave. Now, studies are showing that the abundant use of smartphones by college students is altering the way they concentrate on lecture material. Here, the classroom technology specialists at SchoolMart break down the…

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Assistive Technology in Special Education Classrooms

Assistive technology has proved to be an invaluable asset in special education classrooms, allowing students with disabilities to interact with peers, engage with educators and material and develop confidence and understanding more effectively. There are several notable tools which have done a lot to bridge the educational gap for students with disabilities. Here, the classroom…

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Understanding Manipulatives

Manipulatives are a valuable tool for educators to differentiate content and learning in the classroom. Here, the technology and learning tool specialists at SchoolMart explain what manipulatives are, some examples, how they work and why teachers should use them. Manipulatives are physical objects that are used as teaching tools in order to help students understand…

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How Calculators Improve SAT Math Scores

SAT scores are one of the major considerations reviewed by colleges and universities to determine student admissions. Here, SchoolMart discusses the various ways that calculators can help students improve their SAT math scores, without taking away from mathematical comprehension. Calculator Policies for the SAT Math Exam College Board, the overseeing body responsible for the SAT,…

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How Calculators Improve SAT Math Scores

SAT scores are still one of the major components reviewed by colleges and universities to determine student eligibility. Here, SchoolMart details ways calculators can help students improve their SAT math scores, without taking away from mathematical comprehension. Calculator Policies for the SAT Math Exam College Board, the overseeing body responsible for the SAT, has mandated…

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Teaching Children Appropriate “Netiquette”

Although teaching good online manners should begin at home, teachers are an invaluable resource in ensuring a kinder online world. Here, SchoolMart details ways to reinforce responsible online behavior. Explain the Importance of Keeping Online Information Secure Just as a child may have a special, secure box or place where all their favorite possessions are…

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