MACRO CONNECT BLOG & NEWS

Hot and Trending EdTech Topics: Our Week at ISTE

Last week our team headed to Chicago for R&D on hot and trending edtech at the ISTE Conference & Expo. The ISTE Conference & Expo is the most recognized, prominent education technology event in the world and each year it draws thousands of educators and technologists...

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Experiment, learn alongside innovators at WLCSD

Looking for great technology PD run by local educators during the back-to-school window? On Thursday, August 23rd Walled Lake Consolidated School District will open its doors for yet another home-grown conference featuring sessions run by and for educators (and a few...

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What Does an IT Company Do

To some people the world of information technology is a big mystery, so we're here to help shed a little light on what companies like us actually do. Hope you enjoy! IT Companies Provide Data Management Information Technology companies like Macro Connect provide a...

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How Students Can Excel with STEAM in the Summer

With a few months without school, it’s important to keep kids moving, engaged, and continually learning. There’s no better time than the summer to integrate STEAM concepts into playtime. Outside of the classroom environment, learning can be disguised as pressure-free...

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What’s On the Agenda at ISTE?

In a few weeks our team will make the trek to Chicago for a dedicated R&D sabbatical on emerging practices and innovation in edtech. As part of our commitment to keeping our schools' IT and Data practices ahead of the curve, we regularly head to (and often present at)...

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Common IT Questions Answered

The world of information technology can be a scary one if you aren't up to date on all of your tech talk, so the guys and I here at Macro Connect decided it would be a good idea to address our customers and the readers of our blog about some of the most common...

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10 Questions to ask yourself about your PowerSchool Strategy

PowerSchool is currently the most popular education technology platform in K-12 schools across the world. Serving 32 million students, 66 million parents, and 100 million users, PowerSchool offers a unified classroom experience by providing in-class online solutions...

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Features of PowerTeacher Pro Reporting

Through the test of time, technology has empowered us to solve a lot of the issues we experience on a daily basis. PowerSchool has brought this phenomenon to the world of education. The effective use of technology in the classroom has been proven to boost student...

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Small Giants Visit Macro Connect

Turning an Idea Into a Dream The Small Giants Community was nothing but an idea back in 2006 when founder Paul Spiegelman read the book Small Giantsby Bo Burlingham. Spiegelman resonated with the leaders he read about and decided to reach out to Burlingham, beginning...

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How PowerSchool Supports The Needs of Educators

K-12 schools around the country are beginning to recognize the value in IT services used for educational purposes. Technology has become such a large part of our everyday lives that it only makes sense to utilize it’s many functionalities to teach and learn. Some...

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How Outsourcing IT Services Hurts Local Businesses

If you own a business you already know how tempting it can be to outsource work overseas for the sake of cost. However, have you stopped to think about what you are doing to your local economy? Small businesses in Detroit, and all across of America are struggling to...

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What is PowerSchool’s PowerScheduler?

Does your master scheduling sometimes look and feel like the image above? Scheduling for all your staff and students can be a difficult and stressful activity for administrative teams, which is why on an annual basis we offer our PowerScheduler coaching series in the...

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How To Become a Microsoft Innovative Educator

The following is a guest post from Microsoft Learning Consultant Shavonne Smith: What are you doing to keep you going until the end of the school year?  Maybe it’s extra time in the gym, getting lost in a new book series, taking a plunge in the pool, or grabbing...

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How To Write a Great RFP For Education Services

Writing a request for proposal (RFP) can be a tedious experience. In some instances, schools choose to copy the language of other districts RPF’s in order to make the process simpler and take less time. This is truly the easy way out because it doesn’t...

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Education IT Compliance Data

New Technology Commands Responsibility With the increasing use of technology in K-12 districts as well as within higher education, the need to meet IT standards and regulations is an important part of compliance. The different state and federal requirements can get...

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