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A Teacher’s Guide to Long Distance Tutoring

There are only so many hours in a school day — and for some students, it’s just not enough. Whether they’re preparing for standardized testing or trying to catch up to their grade level, students today often need help outside of traditional classroom hours. In many cases, staying after school for tutoring sessions just isn’t an option, which results in vulnerable students getting left even further behind. Luckily, new distance learning technologies are changing that. Now, teachers can connect with

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How Online Learning Works

What is Online Learning? With the use of technology on the rise, online learning continues to develop into an accessible, practical education option. Students of all ages and education levels are learning through internet-based courses instead of face-to-face in a physical classroom. The many applications used in online learning programs — from learning management systems to videos — provide educational information to students at a distance. The chance for students with geographical barriers, jobs, personal commitments, and/or financial limitations to

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How to Use Chromebooks in the Classroom

Internet-connected devices have become an indispensable part of the modern classroom, and an ever-growing number of educators are turning to Chromebooks as their go-to education device. Chromebooks, which are small, web-connected laptops running Google’s Chrome operating system, have recently outpaced Apple iPads and Microsoft devices as the most popular classroom mobile technology. Although only accounting for 1% of devices sold to schools in 2012, Chromebooks have quickly become a teacher favorite. In 2015, more than 4.4 million Chromebooks were sold

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5 Biggest Barriers to Education Technology

It’s hard to imagine going hours without using any sort of common technology in the course of our daily lives, but that’s exactly what happens in many classrooms across America. While education technology has grown as a field over the past few years, many schools and classrooms struggle with adopting new technology. Teachers and administrators face a multitude of hurdles and a general lack of support for education technology initiatives. For example, 71% of teachers in a 2015 survey said

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