MACRO CONNECT BLOG & NEWS

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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Why schools need learning management systems for success

If your district is in the midst of implementing eLearning into the curriculum, you’ve probably been hearing a lot about learning management systems. Learning management systems or LMS are software that’s used to administer, track, and deliver educational...

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Are You Using Information Technology for Your Business?

If you own a business you probably know how important your data is, and you probably also know that technology can give you a one up in your industry. However, the question is, are you using information technology to your advantage? This is a question we encourage all...

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What the Heck is PowerScheduler Coaching?

Lately we've been getting a lot of questions about PowerScheduler coaching. Below we wrapped up common questions and answers, but if we missed what's on your mind, contact us. Q1: What's the difference between PowerScheduler training vs. Powerscheduler coaching? A1:...

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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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