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A look at smartest back-to-school gadgets

§ August 19th, 2013 § Filed under Computers and Technology, Current Events, Elementary School, High School, Middle School § No Comments

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Students are getting ready for back to school with the latest tech gadgets. For laptops, the 2013 Macbook Air and the Acer Aspire S7 touchscreen are now faster than ever. The Microscoft Surface RT and Kindle Paperwhite are the newest recommendations for portable tablets and eReaders. As for smartphones, the Nokia Lumia 1020 doubles as a professional-quality camera!

Iff your students are looking for something to read on their new device, sign up now for the Boston Herald Smart Edition!

Read the rest of the Boston Herald school technology recommendations here!

A healthy start for back to school

§ August 14th, 2013 § Filed under Elementary School, Health, High School, Middle School, Teacher resources § No Comments

Studies show that healthy lifestyle choices are a key component to students’ success. Keep your new students informed about healthy eating and exercise habits with these resources.

Operation Nutrition is a guide to nutrition, exercise, and healthy activities for students. Learn about what foods to buy at the grocery store, “super foods,” healthy drink choices, and exercises to get moving. Download the PDF guide here.

Let’s Move, an initiative to end childhood obesity started by Michelle Obama, has a blog as well as resources and tips for schools to do their part in keeping students healthy and active. Find out more here.