Online Tools for ACT & SAT Preparation

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From the years of having to go to the library to find helpful studying resources to now finding them with the click of a button, times have changed; there are now several digital resources available for focusing and improving the retention of information. Hours spent in the library buried in books trying to retain as…

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How to Improve Your Students Writing Skills with Technology

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Writing is a critical skill for all generations. However, as technology advances and shifts much of the writing we do from physical pencil and paper to digital formats, such as typing and texting, the writing skills of recent generations are impacted.. While this shift allows individuals to write faster and distribute on a larger scale,…

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How to Help Your Students Recover from Learning Loss

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As the summer days come to an end and classrooms begin to fill, you might notice a learning loss obstacle in their students that they can’t seem to solve. Whether it’s the effects of summer or the continuation of remote learning, it’s best if you create a learning management system to keep your students’ learning…

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How to Use Ed Tech to Promote Summer Learning

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Summertime offers many chances for kids to get creative and explore, but those opportunities can be wasted when children are distracted by their electronics. Fellow parents, we know that keeping your child’s learning skills sharp is at the top of your to-do list, but most parents don’t have the time to sit down and plan many…

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Keeping Your Child’s Mind Engaged Over Summer Vacation

Although it is important for children to take time to have fun and recharge over summer vacation, there is documented evidence that this time off from school can lead to a decline in reading and mathematical skills, especially for children from low-income families. Here, the educational technology experts at SchoolMart break down the data regarding…

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The Debate on Website Blocking in Schools

Website blocking in schools has been a divisive subject since its inception, with some claiming it stifles student freedom and creativity, and others claiming that schools have a moral imperative to protect students from obscene or offensive content. Here, the educational technology professionals at Schoolmart present both sides of the website blocking debate. The Case…

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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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Funding Opportunities for Your Tech-Savvy Classroom

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Technology can go a long way to encouraging student learning, creativity, and information retention. As such, education through technology has become a standard in the American education system, consequently accounting for a large portion of annual budgets. Grants and funding are available in all fifty states, but seeking out these opportunities can be time-consuming and…

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Using Vocalization to Solve Complex Math Problems

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Mathematics can be a difficult subject to master, and for those to whom math does not come naturally, it can be frustrating to try and solve complex problems. By utilizing tools such as vocalization and visualization of math problems, students can work through their equations in non-traditional and innovative ways. Here, the education technology advisors…

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Should Calculators Be Used in K-12 Math Education?

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SchoolMart examines both sides of the ever-present classroom debate: Should calculators be used in the teaching of basic mathematical concepts?  When it comes to the use of calculators in the classroom, there has been a continued debate over the benefits that calculators bring to innovative learning, and why students should use them. Here, the educational…

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