STEM: It’s All About the HOW20200716021926

STEM: It’s All About the HOW

As an educator, there are many different trends and words that seem to make the rounds through our world of education.  The same seems to be true...
Becoming a Google Certified Educator20200716021239

Becoming a Google Certified Educator

Guest contributor Amber Anania (@msanania) is a 7th grade language arts teacher at Westfield Middle School who recently became a Google Certified Educ...
Taking Time this Summer is an Absolute NEED for Educators20200716015845

Taking Time this Summer is an Absolute NEED for Educators

Burn-out: fatigue, frustration, or apathy resulting from prolonged stress, overwork, or intense activity (Dictionary.com, 2017) We have all been ...
Reflections of a CEO20200716015109

Reflections of a CEO

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. I always envisioned starting an article about a personal experience in my life with those particu...
Saving Money While Spending Money20200716013904

Saving Money While Spending Money

One way to upgrade your school network infrastructure is by tapping into the dollars available via the federal E-Rate program that is administered by ...
The Truth about What is True: Teaching Students How to Think20200716011608

The Truth about What is True: Teaching Students How to Think

This just in: Inner-city crime in the United States is reaching record levels. (Source: Donald Trump). You are three times more likely to be able to g...
The Benefits of Formative Assessment for Special Education20200716011024

The Benefits of Formative Assessment for Special Education

Formative assessment is a teaching tool that supports all learners, but it is especially critical for students who are struggling, as it holds the pot...
Mindset Shift: Gearing Up for Failure20200715162411

Mindset Shift: Gearing Up for Failure

While watching the Indy 500, I began wondering how the amazing drivers got their start. I imagine my two daughters each tucked inside the cockpit of t...
7 Tips for Implementing CS First in YOUR Classroom20200715162010

7 Tips for Implementing CS First in YOUR Classroom

Five-Star Technology Solutions is proud to be a Google for Education partner! Our integration team works with teachers from across the count...
It Will Be There When You Return: A Guide to Taking Vacation Days20200715161807

It Will Be There When You Return: A Guide to Taking Vacation Days

All too often I run across colleagues who are supposed to be on vacation but are often still working. How do I know they are working? Because they are...