The Direct Network

Devon Preparatory School Fuses Old and New

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jul 17, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Devon Preparatory School holds its students to the highest academic standards. Students are challenged to step outside of their comfort zones to explore their capabilities and develop their expectations guided by intellectual curiosity. Creating a dynamic relationship between tradition and modern developments, the school uses technology to boost the student’s learning process while maintaining the pillars of classic education. When it came time to modernize their course materials process, MBS Direct was a natural fit.

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Demonstrate Digital Fluency With Your Website

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jul 13, 2017 5:30:00 AM

It hardly seems possible to get through an hour without using technology, let alone a day. We track our health with wearable wristbands, our smartphones are basically pocket-sized laptops capable of doing and finding what we need within seconds, and the majority of our communication channels have turned digital. Students can no longer remember the world before the technology revolution. Digital fluency isn’t optional for schools; it’s a must.

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Build Your School’s Brand

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jul 11, 2017 5:30:00 AM

What are the first three qualities that come to students’ minds when they are asked about your school? How about the faculty? The community? The alumni? Are all the qualities similar? The answers to these questions make up your school’s brand, which is a vital part of attracting and retaining students.

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How Enhanced eBooks Can Save Reading

Posted by Lori Reese on Jul 6, 2017 5:30:00 AM

It’s a disease schools must cure: Undergraduates hate reading.

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MBS Direct Expert Q&A: K–12 Digital Market

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jul 5, 2017 5:30:00 AM

The Digital Marketplace for K–12 schools is changing. Carrie Watkins, senior digital consultant, shares how MBS Direct can help school navigate their way through the digital world.

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St. Francis Catholic High School Makes a One-Stop Shop for Students

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jul 3, 2017 5:30:00 AM

“Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Saint Francis of Assisi
In the greater Sacramento region of California there are many excellent schools, but only one St. Francis Catholic High School. Through faith, excellence, leadership and service, SFHS is committed to integrating faith with academic excellence. They seek to embrace the teachings of Saint Francis of Assisi by instilling love for all of God’s creations and the importance of giving back through service in each of their students.

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Can Smartphones Replace Laptops?

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jun 28, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Physical books are being replaced by eBooks — didn’t happen. Blu-ray is the next DVD — sorry, that was streaming. Smartphones are the new laptop — jury’s still out?

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Second Baptist School: 21st Century Education With a Christian Perspective

Posted by Lori Reese on Jun 26, 2017 5:30:00 AM

At Second Baptist School, teachers strive to “educate, not indoctrinate,” according to Head of School Dr. Jeff D. Williams. The Houston-based coed Christian PK–12 trains students to “pursue their individual callings and excel to the best of their abilities.”

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Preparing Students for Careers

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jun 23, 2017 5:30:00 AM

The worldwide growth of artificial intelligence will change the job requirements of future generations. Preparing students to be successful in an increasingly digital world requires more than a college degree. Students need to start developing computer science skills at least by high school if not sooner. It will better prepare them for almost any future career they decide to pursue.

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Stay Informed With MBS Direct

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jun 19, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Education and technology are constantly evolving. The best practices one day might change or be improved by the next. Learning from the experiences of other schools and staying in the know about the latest offerings in field keeps your school on the cutting edge of education and provides benefits. The latest course materials options can affect your bottom line, student success rates and the job-satisfaction of teachers. Making the wrong choice can negatively impact these same areas. That’s why it is important to research new topics and innovations as well as listen to the experiences other schools have forging the same waters.  

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