MACRO CONNECT BLOG & NEWS

Net Neutrality and its Impact on E-rate

Now that the repeal of net neutrality is directly behind us, we may see the Federal Communications Commission move forward in the other projects they oversee. In the education realm, this means E-Rate, which aides educators eager to use technology in the classroom by...

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What is the MI Data Hub?

A major challenge for any school implementing technology in their classrooms and their operations is data management across systems. The sheer number of systems, coupled with the growing data points they collect, means districts need to invest more time,...

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Giving Back Through Community Service

With a new year, comes new resolutions. Many of you may be hunkering down to build new habits around what you eat or begin training for a 5K. Not to rub it in, but we just completed one ourselves – as of 2006 Macro Connect has donated over 5000 hours of community...

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How Can You Inspire Students and Teachers in 2018?

Last week my friend Casey from Promise Schools dropped by our HQ in Detroit to catch up – and she shared this fun, inspiring video that really stuck with me. I’ve watched it a few times now (and not because I can’t get over the image of principals I know skateboarding...

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Modern Trends in Education for 2017

Strengthed network infrastructure and increased teacher support has allowed school districts to feel more confident integrating technology into the classroom, and as a result have seen improved learning outcomes overall. 2017 has been a big year for technology in...

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How Technology Improves Teacher Student Communication

Teacher student communication can be greatly improved by using Classroom technology. This type of technology is helping educators create a more personalized learning environment for all types of students. This new approach also keeps students engaged and performing...

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Free Coding Sites For the Holidays

If you are worried about winter break brain drain for your students (or need to keep a child busy at home), consider sharing the following free coding resources for a productive & fun holiday: Pre-K-5th graders: Code Crazy Creatures Join Alex and Lonnie as they learn...

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Still Time For an Hour of Code (or Chords)!

Last week's Computer Science Week brought the total number of students served above 500 million! That's a lot of students and even more code - so we wanted to take a moment to recognize some folks who made CS Week a hit closer to home: Airport Community Schools: Jenna...

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Learn, Code, Compose: STEAM in Detroit’s Classrooms

Blurring the Lines Between Computer Science and the Arts Jobs that require a computer science degree are currently growing at twice the rate of all other jobs in the United States, yet the majority of school districts still don’t offer any coding curriculum. One of...

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Should you encourage your staff to get Google Certified?

Google for Education expert John Sowash on the benefits and details of the Google Certification Academy Should you encourage your staff to get Google Certified? Google is a big deal in K-12 schools. Over 20 million Google powered Chromebooks are currently being used...

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Service Spotlight: Mentorship in Detroit’s Schools

Join us in recognizing Christian Anderson for his volunteer contributions to Winning Futures! The following letter was sent on March 30, 2017 from Winnings Futures Sarah Zigila. Dear Sir or Madam: In recognition of National Volunteer Month, we wish to honor your...

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