MACRO CONNECT BLOG & NEWS

Become a CEG Friend Or Partner!

As part of our commitment to Metro Detroit, we encourage each of our employees donate 5 hours a month to a charity or nonprofit cause of their choice. Over the years we have volunteered for organizations like Gleaners Community Foodbank, Playworks, the YMCA, Detroit...

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Are You Protected From SpyWare

We all have probably had spyware on our home computers at some point or another, and nothing probably happened when your home computer was infected, but do you know why? Before we get into that, I want to briefly explain what spyware actually is for those of you who...

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What New Innovations Exist in Staff Professional Learning?

Macro Connect would like invite you to Coffee & Conversation: an opportunity to meet with local K-12 trailblazers for a morning of information, conversation, and networking around innovative approaches to staff professional development. Doors will open at 8 am with a...

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How To Teach Music Composition To Students Through Code

In serving children, schools should provide every student with the chance to find something they’re both good at and find joy in doing. Some will naturally gravitate towards sports, others will discover their talent for drawing in their first art class....

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Does Your School Have a Student Information System?

A Student Information System is a necessity of today if you want your school to run at a hyper efficient level. The days of manually tracking attendance, grades, and who's graduating have been long gone for quite some time now. However, technology can present its own...

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What We Learned at Data Day, Next Networking & PD Topic

Couldn't make it out to Data Day at Macro Connect HQ last week? Here's a summary of the run-of-show and links to key resources. The morning session was run by Doug Nimmo from ClassLink, a school data application that lets students and teachers access all of their...

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Technology for Students Increases Self-Esteem

It’s easy for students to get lost in the crowd if they’re having a hard time finding what it is that makes them stand out. Classrooms can be an especially difficult setting for those who aren’t academically inclined or even motivated. The typical setup is one teacher...

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Blended Learning in the Classroom

K-12 classrooms are progressively moving way from the traditional teaching style and towards a blended learning atmosphere. Blended learning can be defined as combining traditional teaching methods with the use of digital media, or simply using digital instruction to...

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K12 Coding in the Classroom

Why teaching students how to code is shaping the future School systems around the world are developing courses and curriculums to cater the need for computer programming education. The modern word for computer programming is coding and is described as, in the most...

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Coding & Composing with Dearborn’s Fordson HS Students

Thanks to a generous grant from the Michigan Council for the Arts & Cultural Affairs (MCACA), Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings and Macro Connect were able to bring another round of Code to Compose ("C2C") workshops to a local school district. You may remember, MCACA...

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Computer Science Learning for Students  

Integrating Computer Science into Your Classroom As the world we live in evolves, the education we supply to our children should evolve as well. Recently, there’s been a push to integrate computer science and coding into classrooms with kids as young as 5 years old....

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The Relationship Between Technology and Students

Technology and Students It’ easy for students to get lost in the crowd if they’re having a hard time finding what it is that makes them stand out. Classrooms can be an especially difficult setting for those who aren’t academically inclined or even motivated. The...

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Computer Coding is Here to Stay

Why teaching students how to code is shaping the future School systems around the world are developing courses and curriculums to cater the need for computer programming education. The modern word for computer programming is coding and is describes as, in the most...

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Computer programming will Shape the Future of our Students

Kids go to school for an education that’s going to prepare them for their future endeavors. For years we’ve been teaching basic English, History, Math, and Science skills in our K-12 classrooms to develop student’s overall knowledge and help them find their passion....

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Learn With School Leaders at SE MI Data Day!

Macro Connect would like invite you to the first ever Lunch & Learn at Detroit's newest coworking space: Hunt Street Station. Join local K-12 curriculum and technology leadership for a day of information, conversation, and networking around emerging data platforms. In...

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How Effectively Is Technology Being Used In Your Classrooms?

Last week we had the pleasure of spending the day with teachers and administrators at Walled Lake Consolidated School District. As a former educator and all-time tech nerd, it’s a blast to walk into a district with such an ambitious vision for how technology drives...

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