5 Teacher Movies for Summer Lounging

Posted by Marcia Barahona

6/15/18 5:48 PM

Teacher movies for the summer

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

7-Ways-to-Boost-Learning-in-the-SpringIt’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

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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

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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

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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

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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

How well do you really know your students and your classroom?

Posted by Marcia Barahona

8/21/17 5:25 PM

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Topics: professional development, Teachers, School Staff, Students

FrontRow at #ISTE2017 - International Society for Technology Education

Posted by Marcia Barahona

6/26/17 5:27 PM

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Topics: ease of use, flipped classroom, sound quality, lesson capture, Integrated communications, professional development, amplification, audio, Teachers, School Administrators, School Staff, classroom audio system, classroom sound

Rites of Passage: Not just students’, also teachers’

Posted by Marcia Barahona

6/2/17 4:18 PM

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According to turn-of-the-20th-century Dutch-German-French ethnographer Arnold van Gennep, a rite of passage is a celebration of the passage which occurs when an individual leaves one group to enter another. And so it is that May and June are rite-of-passage-laden for the US and other countries whose school calendar serves up graduations during those months.

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Topics: sound quality, professional development, audio