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Last month, I shared about the incredible $25,000 giveaway Best Buy is sponsoring for educators / schools. In that post, I showed one example of how my son’s 6th grade teacher was using iPads to expand learning opportunities for the kids. I never dreamt of expanding from a poster board project display to include short video clips that are tied to particular spots on the board. It was very interesting to see in action and I heard about the excitement of video recording short scripted segments the students wrote.
The growth in technology and what you can do with it opens so many doors in the classroom that you really can not ignore the potential. However, not all educators know how to select the best devices for use in the classroom. That’s where Best Buy Education comes into the picture as they can help you select and optimize technology for your own needs.
Best Buy Education: Your Education Technology Partner
Discover how the latest technology can transform your classroom. Most young people today are growing up with technology and are using it in every aspect of their lives. School should be no exception.
With the right devices, students can:
• Read, research and take notes
• Learn at their own pace
• Prepare and edit assignments more efficiently
• Communicate and collaborate on projects with ease
• Master technology skills that prepare them for future educational endeavors and careers
At Best Buy®, we believe every student should have access to technology. We offer a wide variety of tablets, laptops and chrome devices for classroom use, and we have partnered with schools around the country to provide technology they need to succeed. We also offer on-site Geek Squad® training and support for students and faculty.
Our dedicated Account Managers will consult with you, offer knowledgeable, unbiased advice and guide you to the product and service solutions that best meet your needs and budget. Whether you are rolling out new devices in the classroom, launching a BYOD initiative, or upgrading the technology throughout your school, we can provide the products, support and protection you need.
If you are attending ISTE Conference and Expo on June 28 – July 1, Best Buy Education will be in booth #2262. Make sure you come by and check out the daily demonstrations being held throughout the conference.
Just think, with the right balance of technology, a student can be learning in ways that might be more optimized for their learning style (aural, kinesthetic, or visual.)
iPads can be loaded with electronic versions of textbooks freeing up space as well as being easier to transport for a child. Younger students can do things like math drills with apps that make it more fun.
You can have multiple students looking on as you demo something on a larger screen.
I honestly find technology to be a wonderful tool in education IF you know what best fits your needs.
What are some ways that you’ve seen technology incorporated into learning experiences for students?