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Imagine trying to build a house without a blueprint or even a basic plan. Chances are, the final product would be spatially problematic and structurally disastrous. Any architect or contractor knows that when it comes to creating a well-build home, planning matters. The same can be said for presentations. There’s a tendency among students to think that creating a presentation...

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The word “literacy” usually conjures images of books, words, and reading. Traditional literacy is definitely important. Yet increasingly students need to become masters of a new type of literacy to succeed in the labor force. Tech Literacy! So just what is tech literacy? Technology literacy is the ability to responsibly and effectively use technology to find, create, and communicate information....

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How to Help Students Understand Databases

November 28th, 2017
Mike Gecawich

Database management might not sound too flashy, but it is projected to be one of the top careers this decade. Thanks to its crucial role in programming and software. That said, it's hard to get students excited about it as a future career prospect if they don't even know what it is. So if you could use some help in introducing the...

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If you’ve ever surveyed students about what they want to be when they grow up, you may have found that their answers are pretty unoriginal. Soccer player. Fashion model. Businessman. Not that there’s anything wrong with these professions, but they represent a very narrow and inadequate representation of all of the careers that exist in the world. Often students struggle...

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When journalists asked HR executives from a variety of sectors what skill they most look for in new recruits, the most common answer given was communication skills. Exemplary communication skills are essential to be successful in today’s professional world. Both written and verbal, in person and over the phone. Being an effective communicator matters in order to have a successful...

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When’s the last time you ever had to complete a worksheet for your job? Or take a multiple choice quiz? Chances are, probably never. If we want to prepare students for the professional world beyond high school, we should give them work that mimics the types of tasks they’ll encounter in the workplace. From this concept, the idea of Project...

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3 Awesome Ways to Use Graphs in Your Class

September 27th, 2017
Mike Gecawich

You know the saying, a picture is worth a thousand words? Well, when it comes to analyzing data, this couldn’t be truer. Graphs are the “pictures” that we use to display data, and they are everywhere. Whether you’re reading the Sunday paper, checking out the stock market, or checking out an infographic on the presidential election, there are countless ways...

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What is the most dreaded question you can hear from your students? Why do we have to learn this? Sometimes teaching students skills and content can seem like an uphill battle. Especially if students don’t see the value in what they’re learning. This year, we propose nipping the question in the bud by showing your students the importance of business...

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