You Can Speed Grade Assignments With Microsoft Teams

By |2019-03-12T11:05:04+00:00March 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Have you been curious about how technology might fit into your classroom? In addition to providing a collaborative platform for students, Microsoft Teams can also dramatically speed up grading for teachers by allowing them to view, leave comments, and score assignments all within the program. What other ways can Teams benefit your classroom? At Bitnet Solutions Ltd, we want to help you find out. Contact us to learn more.

Leveling the playing field with Microsoft Learning Tools

By |2019-03-07T07:49:02+00:00March 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Reading and writing form the foundation of learning and communication. Unfortunately, for struggling readers this often means that to be behind in reading is to be behind in learning altogether. That's exactly what Learning Tools like Immersive Reader seek to fix. By removing dependency on teachers or fellow students for reading assistance, students are able to independently tackle more difficult subject matter through an accessible form. Check out this recent study to learn more about the ways in which Learning Tools supported improved learning outcomes from students at every level, all through a single platform.

Karrick Learns to Read with Immersive Reader

By |2019-02-25T20:04:13+00:00February 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

A young child excited to read a book; this is a welcome sight for any parent, but for Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, it was a moment of particular significance. Their second-grade son Karrick is dyslexic and had struggled with reading for a long time. Then Karrick discovered Immersive Reader, a reading tool supporting people with dyslexia, and everything changed. He gained confidence and an excitement for reading and remains hungry for more. What other solutions are out there waiting for your students? At Bitnet Solutions Ltd we want to help you find out. Contact us to learn more.

Closing the STEM Gap: 5 insights that can make a difference for girls and young women

By |2019-02-22T12:53:05+00:00February 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

90% of girls describe themselves as creative and 72% want a job that helps the world; solving the problems of the future will require creative individuals with STEM skillsets. Seems like a win for everyone, so how can we get more girls involved in STEM? There is more than one answer, but we can start with providing role models and real-world connections to young girls, allowing them to understand where STEM skills can take them and picture themselves in those roles. At Bitnet Solutions Ltd, we recognize the importance and the benefits of getting more girls involved in STEM. Contact us to learn more.

Maximizing grant funding for your STEM initiatives

By |2019-02-18T14:59:29+00:00February 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|

STEM jobs are growing and profitable, with STEM workers tending to outearn other fields by around 26%. However, investing in STEM technology and other resources is often unfeasible for district budgets. Luckily, the value of STEM learning and technologies in schools is recognized by federal, state, and private grantmakers alike; meaning the dollars are out there if you know where to look. Utilise this guide to sort through the overwhelming beginning of grant searches. Identify and nail the perfect application for the grant that best fits your needs, securing funding for incredibly valuable STEM technology and programs that will benefit all of your students.

The Value of Certification

By |2019-02-11T22:04:54+00:00February 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Recent graduates, of both high school and college, are chock full of knowledge and ideas. In order for them to have the greatest impact on their own lives and the lives of others, they first need to stand out from the pack and effectively communicate their insights with others. That is what Microsoft Imagine Academy can provide: opportunity for students to earn valuable and relevant certifications that boost resumes and applications, and the know-how to proficiently and clearly communicate with their peers. At Bitnet Solutions Ltd, we believe that no matter where someone chooses to take their talents, we can help them get there.

Enabling Analytics for Improvement ‒ Lessons from Year 2 of Fresno’s Personalized Learning Initiative

By |2019-02-04T16:45:49+00:00February 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|

How to do you keep the momentum rolling for initiatives? First, you need to understand your current success: what's working and where can we improve? Second, you need to communicate that success to parents, teachers, principals, and anyone one else with a stake in student progress. Fresno Unified's Personalized Learning Initiative, in partnership with #Microsoft, Digital Promise, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, integrated learning analytics to do just that. In this year 2 report, the results speak for themselves: The initiative is accomplishing its goals of closing achievement gaps and preparing students for "as yet imagined futures." Let's keep this momentum going to improve the lives of all students!

Customer Story: Fresno Unified School District

By |2019-01-28T18:53:21+00:00January 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Fifth-grader Ryan Fernandez's engagement in the classroom changed when his teacher brought #Office365 and Microsoft Teams into his classroom. These tools enabled Ryan to leverage and focus his energy, spend more time helping other students, and actively direct his own learning. Ryan is a shining example of the ways in which technology can reach every student and be customized to meet their individual needs. Here at Bitnet Solutions Ltd, we are interested in using technology to give educators the resources to help each and every student succeed.

The class of 2030 and life-ready learning: The technology imperative

By |2019-01-23T06:50:36+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Could augmented reality become the future of our classrooms? New immersive technology encourages students to creatively build and problem solve. These tools keep students engaged in the learning process and help develop vital soft skills employers will always need. It is critical to put the right wheels in motion now in our classrooms to prepare students for this new world as early as possible. At Bitnet Solutions Ltd, we don't believe in using yesterday's classroom to prepare tomorrow's graduates. Contact us to learn more about taking advantage of exciting new technologies to transform student engagement.

Preparing the class of 2030

By |2019-01-22T14:24:15+00:00January 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Estimates say that automation could replace up to 50% of existing jobs by 2030, as our current kindergartners reach graduation. The new jobs available will require stronger critical thinking, creativity, and social-emotional skills. Personalized education is key to developing these abilities. Technology can give students the opportunity to take control of their own learning journey and puts the teacher in a position to become a valuable coach in this process rather than a director. We at Bitnet Solutions Ltd are excited about the transformative power of technology in the classroom. Contact us to learn more.

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