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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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Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology

Technology is changing and improving daily, and it can be difficult for those unused to such innovations. Here, the technology experts at SchoolMart details ways school administration can facilitate technology use for teachers, creating a tech-savvy school environment. Many teachers were not themselves raised in a technological school environment, and may be hesitant to implement…

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Dispelling Myths About Technology in the Classroom

The teaching world is intensely divided by technology, with some staunchly in favor, and others vehemently against. Here, the technology experts at SchoolMart attempt to dispel the myths surrounding technology in schools. Myth One: Technology is dangerous for students, and promotes cyberbullying. Access should be restricted for the good of our students. Technology is merely…

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How TI Made Calculators a Classroom Staple

Calculators have become so ubiquitous in the STEM classroom that it is difficult to imagine a time where they were not. Here, the school technology experts at TechMart discuss the history of TI’s classroom impact, and how calculators benefit STEM students. The first electronic calculators, much like the Casio Computer Company’s Model 14-A, were big…

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Why Integrate Technology into Classrooms

Gone are the days of paper and pencil, chalkboard, and overhead projectors: the modern classroom has gone high-tech. Here, the technology experts at SchoolMart explain why technology is beneficial to learning in the classroom. Some may despair, and some rejoice, but all must acknowledge the permanent presence of technology in society today. The current generation…

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