Is your school building the classroom of the future today?

Classroom of the futureYou probably learned every organ in the body from a textbook, and your grade depended on recalling what the pancreas does and the difference between the large and small intestines. It’s fair to say that times have changed.

In classrooms across America, teachers are presenting subjects in new ways and students are immersing themselves in individually crafted lessons due to the widespread adoption of smartphones and tablets and the introduction of virtual reality (VR) and other technologies. Thanks to the advent of these technologies, teachers have changed the classroom environment to accommodate their students’ learning preferences.

What some might think of as “the classroom of the future” is already here. Here are three tech trends many schools are adopting that will shape the classroom of the not-too-distant future: Continue Reading…

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Staff picks for the week of Sept. 14, 2015

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Check out this week’s staff picks for some powerful and innovative applications of technology.

9 tech podcasts so addictive, your friends should start planning the intervention (Read by Camillia S.)

When did listening to non-musical entertainment become so popular? It’s a reassurance that all things old become new again in some way or another. Forbes contributor The Muse identifies nine tech podcasts that almost anyone — from the super fan to the tech novice – can enjoy. Podcasts are great to listen to while you drive and while you work, if you’re up to multi-task. I think I’ll get started on the list this week! Continue Reading…

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Staff picks for the week of June 22

staff technology picksSHI’s communications team meets with subject-matter experts each week, and we scan our news feeds daily for information about technology, products, and program changes that affect the way our customers do business. As we do, we come across technology-related stories that are interesting, but — like some top golfers this past weekend — don’t quite make the cut.

In the past, we would’ve read these stories and moved on to focus on other interesting news about, say, a change to a well-known volume licensing program or a Windows Server 2003 migration. But, we’ve decided that these stories are just too good to keep to ourselves, so we’re starting a new series to bring the fun, quirky, entertaining, or otherwise thought-provoking news to you.

Without further ado, here are four fascinating technology stories that we found riveting and potentially industry-changing. Continue Reading…

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