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Here to Help with Online Learning Needs

Here to Help with Online Learning Needs

The Douglas Stewart Company and our vendor partners know that this is an extremely challenging and uncertain time for everyone. We are committed to providing the help and support that our reseller partners and their schools need. We compiled a comprehensive list of our vendor partners who have created specific support and free resources for … Continue reading

eLearning and COVID-19 Posts

eLearning and COVID-19 Posts

Recently here on VAR Connection, we have been writing a lot about eLearning and COVID-19. We have seen the impact this virus has had education and our communities, and we want to offer as much support and insight as possible during this time.We have compiled all of our posts about eLearning here, and will continue to update this post as we write more. Continue reading

5 Ed Tech Solutions for Distance Learning

5 Ed Tech Solutions for Distance Learning

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, schools across the globe are turning to distance learning to keep their students on track and safe. On top of regular hand washing and not touching your face, in some areas the CDC has recommended that those who can stay home do. Schools are turning to distance learning to ensure this is possible. While it may seem daunting to restructure classrooms on such short notice, today’s ed tech makes it possible. Here are our top 5 solutions for distance learning. Continue reading

What are “Genius Hours”?

What are “Genius Hours”?

Genius hours are a fairly new trend in education. The concept behind them is simple- students have one hour a week to explore and learn about whatever they want. The idea is that giving students the freedom to explore the topics they are passionate about helps them stay engaged and retain information. Continue reading

What are Principals Saying About Technology in Schools?

What are Principals Saying About Technology in Schools?

As children become more “plugged in”, principals have been tasked with a difficult decision—how can educators use these devices while also balancing their potentially harmful effects. While technology can help prepare students for success in school and beyond, things like screen time and social media are weighing heavily on principals’ minds as they decide whether to invest in more tech-based products. Continue reading

Sesame Street’s 50 Year Impact on Education

Sesame Street’s 50 Year Impact on Education

It’s been fifty years since Sesame Street started captivating students and educators alike, and ten since the show launched STEM-specific segments. With catchy songs and witty skits, it’s no surprise that children who grew up watching the show credit it as being one of their first teachers. Read on to find out how the show is helping students learn about STEAM and STEAM. Continue reading

Computational Thinking: The Skill Set for the Future

Computational Thinking: The Skill Set for the Future

As we mentioned in our previous blog post “What’s Ahead for EdTech in 2019”, schools will be focused on developing students’ computational thinking skills with the help of robotics and coding. What is Computational Thinking? Computational thinking is a problem-solving skill that focuses on critical and logical thinking. It’s about solving problems systematically, then reaching … Continue reading