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  • Digital Signs in Schools

    Posted on: May 23rd, 2019

    Do you ever feel like there are screens everywhere you turn? In stores, hotels, car dealerships, and even on the side of the highway, digital signs are everywhere. There’s even a place for them in the school setting! Read more in this week’s E-tip!

  • Technology in the Math Classroom

    Posted on: April 25th, 2019

    Do you know a math teacher who could use some technology enhancement in their classroom? If so, this week’s E-Tip is for you! Included are summaries of more than 20 websites, tools, apps, and interactive activities to help teachers in the math classroom. Read this week’s E-Tip here!

  • Choose Your Own Adventure 138: Dinosaur Island

    Choose Your Own Adventure with Google Forms

    Posted on: April 11th, 2019

    Everyone remembers reading “Choose Your Own Adventure” books as a child – as you read, you were given a choice of what you would do, and then turned to a different page based on your decision. Teachers and students can easily create their own version of these stories using the conditional response feature built into […]

  • Screen-Free Week 2019

    Screen Free Week

    Posted on: March 28th, 2019

    April 25 – May 5, 2019 Technology has added so much to our everyday lives, but we need to take time away from the screen to connect with the people around us, ignite our inner dialog and creativity, and to just be. As technology teachers, our job is not to just teach students how to […]

  • Find My iPad

    What To Do When a School-Owned Device Goes Missing

    Posted on: January 24th, 2019

    It’s something that all Technology Specialists dread: a teacher contacts you and tells you that a student can’t find (read: lost) the device assigned to them. This becomes a problem for the teacher, as they are now likely one device short; for the school, because they are now missing a device worth several hundred dollars; […]

  • Stretch Your IT Budget with E-rate (2019 Update!)

    Posted on: January 9th, 2019

    Click Here to see the 2019 E-RATE items! (pages 8-14) E-rate, or the Universal Service Schools and Libraries Program, originated from the 1996 Telecom Act. Basically, the goal of the Act was for all Americans to have access to communication services. As a result, telecommunication companies pay a fee based on their revenue to the Universal […]

  • Create a Chromebook from an Older Laptop

    Posted on: April 24th, 2018

    Not sure what to do with older laptops? The current installed operating system makes them difficult to operate, have too much lag time, are unreliable and students simply can’t use them. Don’t have enough Chromebooks on hand for students to maximize their education and take advantage of technology? S3 Technologies has a solution. At this […]

  • The Importance of Empowerment

    Posted on: August 11th, 2017

    “Education is the movement from darkness to light” ~ Allan Bloom The lightbulb. The “aha”.  Whatever you call it, it’s the gratifying moment of understanding the information being presented.  It’s bright. It’s rewarding. It’s happening all around you. Empower your teachers to turn on the lightbulb.  With the obsession of digital devices and the challenge […]

  • Who’s Entering your Building?

    Posted on: July 6th, 2017

    Seasonal employees, vacation schedules and adjusted work days, can make it a challenge to keep up with who is coming and going and when.  If you have high turnover in your business you also know how expensive and inconvenient it can be to change locks and assign new keys.  Consider controlling who enters your building(s) 24/7 […]

  • Value of Communication with Digital Signs

    Posted on: June 9th, 2017

    Have you ever walked into a building for the first time and wondered, where am I supposed to go?  Or a store and think, I know I need this, but while I’m here, what else can I accomplish? Wouldn’t it be easier if we walked into a place and signs were there to direct us? […]