How to Prevent Cyberbullying with Technology

Cyberbullying has become prevalent everywhere and is increasingly problematic among children and teens. Children and teens, as a whole, spend a lot of time on their phones, making them vulnerable to harsh comments. About 6 in 10 teens face online harassment according to Pew Research Center, and the effects of cyberbullying are serious. Cyberbullying frequently…

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2022 EdTech Trends to Consider in the New Year

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Throughout 2022, classrooms have started to increase their use of EdTech. Teachers can now assign work, receive feedback, and give their students an opportunity to enhance their education on their own time. Searching for different EdTech tools to implement in the classroom doesn’t have to be a hassle. It’s best to focus on technology that…

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Product Highlight: TI 84 Plus CE Python Graphing Calculator

One of the most classic edtech devices has received a facelift. The ever popular Texas Instruments calculator – the TI 84 – has introduced its newest model with more advanced capabilities than ever before. Here, the edtech team at SchoolMart discusses this brand new gadget, its advanced upgrade, and how it will impact the future…

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Tips for K-12 Students to Protect Their Online Privacy

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As virtual learning has become the norm throughout this past year, and will continue to be the primary way of learning for most schools throughout the next semester, educators and students have had to adapt and change in many ways. As students are learning best practices and streamlined approaches to virtual learning, they must also…

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Robotics: Engaging K-12 Students on a New Level

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As we continue this fall semester with many K-12 schools being online, there have been many adjustments for students, teachers and parents. We have moved from traditional hands-on learning to a technologically-based approach, working to ensure that students are receiving the same quality of education fully online as they would in an in-person or hybrid…

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Technology Use in K-12: What Does it Mean for College?

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When it comes to technology in schools, many Gen-Z students have become accustomed to educational technology from a very young age. Especially in this time of the novel coronavirus, students in K-12 have been forced to become accustomed to virtual learning initiatives. So, how will this impact K-12 students as they move into the future…

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How EdTech Is Expanding Teaching Practices

Teaching requires the ability to communicate, adapt and work with many learning styles, and changes in education are coming at a much faster rate.  As students’ needs and expectations have risen, so have the demands placed on teachers’ shoulders. Currently, educators are expected to differentiate their instruction, use data-driven instructional practices, address students’ social and…

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Does Homework Facilitate Learning?

Several counties and school districts across the nation, including several in Maryland, New York and Florida, are implementing policies to minimize or do away with homework entirely in an effort to reduce stress and bring a greater school-life balance to students. One of the most controversial issues surrounding education, the use of homework has been…

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Proper Headphone and Earbud Use for Auditory Health

Headphones and earbuds are great tools that allow students to listen to educational content in a private, individualized way; however, improper use can lead to discomfort and even hearing damage. Here, the educational product providers at SchoolMart detail best practices when using headphones and earbuds to ensure students maintain good auditory health. Do Not Use…

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The Debate on Standardized Testing in Schools

Standardized testing has been both criticized and applauded by educators, politicians, principals, teachers and students. While some find the tests to be superficial and unnecessary, others insist that they are crucial to measuring long-term potential in students. Here, the educational technology experts at Schoolmart weigh in on the standardized testing debate. The Benefits of Standardized…

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