Guest Blogger: The Death of Monolingualism

Chris Jefferies works as an online language tutor for a new online company called Squarko. Based out of the UK, Squarko offers in-depth courses for a number of different foreign languages. Essentially you’re in a one man virtual classroom interacting with friendly and knowledgeable tutors who are easily accessible and work around your schedule. In … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger: Changing Times in Video Production

Brian Wardyga is a trusted name in digital media education. With a background in audio/visual production he took his expertise to the classroom where he has taught at numerous schools and has been able to build up a program and turn it into a truly interesting and hands on experience for students. Brian acknowledges the … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger: Homeschooling In the Digital Age

Angie Knutson is the creator of an insanely popular blog “My Four Monkeys” a product review site for moms and dads. Angie has (you guessed it) four kids which she home-schools. Her blog chronicles the life of a home school while offering up tips and suggestions for other like minded parents. She also offers tons … Continue reading

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The Rise of PTOs and PTAs

Since beginning at US Markerboard I’ve learned a great deal about the education system in our country. It’s amazing how much research goes into marketing to schools and educational outlets. Schools and teachers are the toughest to market to because of the stringent guidelines they are forced into due to their incomprehensibly tight budgets. So … Continue reading

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Going Green While Saving Green

As Earth Day came and went, we saw a week of innovations in the green initiative. Since Al Gore’s Oscar winning movie “Inconvenient Truth,” the world has been obsessed with revitalizing the economy through means of a more socially conscious way of life…or “going green.” Corporations have embraced the new social experiment as a way … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger: Technology – Leveling the Playing Field for Children with Learning Disabilities

As we discussed in yesterday’s post, technology is becoming more and more prevalent in today’s classroom. As the internet, video games, and television take over the lives of kids, its no surprise that their attention spans while at school are minuscule to non-existent. One way to combat this is to include all of those aspects … Continue reading

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The Role of Technology in The Classroom

As the internet and technology become more prevalent in our daily lives, there seems to be one industry that hasn’t quite got the message yet, schools. It’s a bit confusing and almost ironic that these places for knowledge and expansion haven’t really caught on to the tech wave like just about every other industry, ever. … Continue reading

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