International Literacy Day: What's Sound Got to Do With It?

Posted by Marcia Barahona

9/4/18 1:17 PM

It’s International Literacy Week! Grab a book, read it with or assign it to your class, and give them a fun topic to write about!

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Topics: professional development, Teachers, Reading, classroom audio system, classroom sound, classroom audio, Mendocino Fire, Lake County Fire, Literacy

5 Back-to-School Resources for K-12 Teachers

Posted by Marcia Barahona

7/26/18 6:45 AM

The new school year is just a few weeks away and it’s time to start thinking of how to prepare for Back to School days. These five posts are jam-packed with information, from checklists to great activities, and will most likely prove to be very useful.

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Topics: flipped classroom, lesson capture, professional development, Teachers, School Staff, Students, K-12, edtech, school app, Back to School

5 Tips for Teacher Voice Care

Posted by Marcia Barahona

7/19/18 2:49 PM

As a teacher, you have to raise and project your voice on a daily basis, putting you at greater risk than individuals in different professions of having vocal problems. Having a frog in your throat while you are trying to teach is no fun, not to mention painful and even unproductive.

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Topics: professional development, amplification, Teachers, School Staff, classroom audio system, classroom sound, classroom audio, Students, K-12, edtech, soundfield

5 Teacher Movies for Summer Lounging

Posted by Marcia Barahona

6/15/18 5:48 PM

Summer has arrived and, amid a myriad of activities you want to accomplish before the next school year is knocking at the door, there must be room for leisure and relaxation. The five films below have a teacher as their protagonist; some will move you to tears and some will make you laugh, some are a blast from the far past and some are newer, but all will remind you why teaching is your calling.

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Topics: professional development, Teachers, Students, K-12

7 Ways to Boost Spring Learning

Posted by Marcia Barahona

3/29/18 10:35 AM

It’s that time of the year when most of us get an extra kick in our step and our productivity soars. Whether it’s the extra daylight we get or the fact that everything around us in in bloom, spring has been proven to have positive effects on our wellbeing (or should we say ‘wellfeeling’).

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Topics: lesson capture, professional development, ToGo, Teachers, School Staff, classroom sound, classroom audio, Students, K-12, edtech, soundfield

K-12 EdTech Year in Review + Resources for 2018

Posted by Marcia Barahona

12/12/17 7:09 AM

2017 is almost over and, if you are a school technologist, you have been arduously working on tech support and development for your school or district; your mind has probably been bogged down with WiFi Network optimization, managed network security, curriculum integration, and data backups, to name a few things.

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Topics: professional development, classroom sound, classroom audio, K-12, soundfield

Word Search Puzzle: Words to Give Thanks

Posted by Marcia Barahona

11/21/17 12:18 PM

 

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Topics: professional development, Teachers, Students, K-12

3 True-Blue Ways to Engage K-12 Students

Posted by Marcia Barahona

11/20/17 10:29 AM

There are hundreds of articles and books written about the art of engaging the full attention of students in learning spaces, from seating design and lighting to lesson content, every little detail can help create a more engaged class. These three ways to increase engagement and participation bring you some ideas for creative involvement, instant-impact EdTech application, and full in-class flow transformation.

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Topics: sound quality, professional development, Teachers, classroom audio system, classroom sound, classroom audio, Students, K-12, soundfield

3 Habits K-12 Teachers Ought to Unlearn

Posted by Marcia Barahona

11/9/17 7:02 AM

As with many things in life, our personal habits can have a positive or negative impact on ourselves, and, surprisingly, they can also create a ripple effect that impacts those around us. In the case of educators, they can be so busy going beyond the call of duty that they might unknowingly have developed habits that are zapping their energy, lowering--instead of maximizing--their productivity, and putting them at risk for negative long-term consequences.

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Topics: professional development, Teachers, School Staff, classroom audio, K-12, edtech

Overcoming Barriers to Learning

Posted by Marcia Barahona

9/26/17 7:00 AM

At FrontRow we often discuss the importance of overcoming invisible barriers to learning in the classroom. In the context of our classroom audio systems technology, some of the invisible barriers we help overcome include:

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Topics: professional development, Teachers, School Staff, classroom audio system, classroom audio, Students