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The Best New Distance Learning Tool FREE with GoGuardian Suite

We’ve been amazed at how quickly some of our ed-tech partners have responded to shifting learning environments brought on my COVID-19 closures. GoGuardian–one of our go-to classroom management software providers–has been no exception. By tapping into the needs of schools prepping for long-term distance learning, GoGuardian has built one of the best tools we’ve seen for facilitating remote learning sessions. This new synchronous learning tool, Video Conferencing, will be launched in time for …

Order Chromebooks Early (If You Can)

Beat the curve on school technology purchasing 2020 has been a year like no other. In March alone, we saw tens of thousands of Chromebooks rush-ordered by districts needing take-home devices for their students. Many schools had only a matter of days to shift entire districts to online learning, while at the same time, manufacturing disruptions in China resulted in significant availability issues. These snags in the supply chain caused …

Challenge Accepted: Companies Respond to #OutGiveCorona

The buzz is spreading as tech vendors continue to show their generosity With how quickly the COVID-19 situation has been developing, it’s hard to remember what the world was like even three weeks ago. FireFly had just begun sending employees home to work remotely and many schools had only just begun talking about what moving to online classes would look like. Now, contingency plans have turned to reality and, practically …

Kids, Coding, and Computer Science

FireFly Joins Earle Brown Elementary for a Day of Technology In December, educators around the world joined together for Computer Science Education Week. These seven days were aimed at inspiring students to take interest in coding and computer science.

Make learning visible with Google Workspace for Education

Using Google Workspace for Education for real-time feedback and collaboration While feedback is proven to be an important aspect of student success, sometimes the reality is that it is hard to reach every student and give timely feedback. The presence of teacher-to-student feedback and student-to-student feedback in the classroom has been on the rise, as John Hattie and his research points out in his book “Visible Learning”. For those not …