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03.05.2023 |

There are various options for optimizing a desktop computer besides the usual updates. Modern technology allows one to resort to assembling every single element in the box to arrive at the desired device in terms of features, parameters, even appearance. It is advisable to be familiar not only with the hardware configuration, but also with the software configuration in order for everything to function at the desired level.

Why configure a desktop computer yourself?

A large number of parts can be found at affordable prices and even if you have a limited budget, it is possible to carry out the configuration yourself. This way, you will be sure that every single detail or program will be placed and installed solely by you, even if it requires a longer job. Desktop devices can connect to multiple monitors simultaneously, and this way you can check if the video card is strong enough to support a certain resolution. According to different preferences, the computer case can be horizontal or vertical.

Mandatory components and how to choose the right ones?

The most important component modules for computer configuration include:

  • Processor – it is recommended to be compatible with the parameters of the other parts;
  • Motherboard – serves for most processes taking place in the device;
  • Video card – when assembling it is necessary to take into account the characteristics of the monitor;
  • RAM – at a higher speed of loading programs and processing specialized information;
  • HDD – in the presence of a large database and files, increase the digital space.
  • If you have a laptop, you can also add an SSD to store more files and other information.

How to properly assemble the configuration?

It is recommended to connect the different components in the box consistently. Assembly, as with most technology products, starts with the internal components. Due to the presence of many connecting components, such as cables and circuit boards, you need to choose a suitable box to store the information and have enough space to avoid affecting the different parts. When combining multiple video cards or fans, choose an appropriate space so that the circuit board is not stressed by the high speeds created by intense operation. The configuration must meet the manufacturer’s recommendations.

Steps in assembling the computer

It is recommended that the components be assembled on a table or desk. The installation instructions should be read and applied carefully. The computer configuration requires a newer operating system, so use at least Windows 10. If additional coolers are added during the assembly process, it is desirable to apply the thermal paste carefully to avoid current interference. All cables and connecting components must be joined with the correct connectors. A complex part such as the motherboard, connect with a fine tool to avoid injury to the pins.

Advantages of self-assembly

The biggest advantage is the ability to freely select all the parts included in the machine. This allows you to select and combine the best for the given activity for which you will use the desktop computer. Subsequently, you will have the opportunity to improve the device and it will not be necessary to comply with the “latest” modifications of the respective company. Technology is constantly renewing itself, especially in the software aspect, so the configurations installed in the models should be flexible. Assembly will provide freedom for future requirements to optimize operations.

Installing the computer

The assembly consists of different details and configurations, depending on the desired result. When connecting to the power supply, pay attention to the number of sockets the power strip has. Some models require a certain voltage, so there is a danger of overheating or short-circuiting. After connecting the enclosure to the monitor and other accessories, pay attention to the placement of the external parts and whether you have enough cooling distance.

Configuration check

When finalizing the computer assembly process, it is imperative to start with a high load to check the durability and reliability of the machine. There is a specific mode of functionality for each component, and the compatibility between them is verified by different processes running under different types of operation. The assembly of the computer is complete when the configuration functions without slowdown, does not overheat and does not overload. Further improvements to the software part are also needed to make the components compatible and no “breakage”, even with USB connection.

After you finish assembling the computer, like a true PC Builder, it is imperative that you keep the boxes and additional warranty documents. The manufacturers of the process assemblies for all machines have specified a period of optimum activity, subject to compatibility of items. Exceeding the recommended performance can result in both technical and physical failures. The combination between components will allow you to create an optimal workstation suitable for your purposes.


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03.05.2023 |

Over 400 teachers, principals and education experts took part in this year’s edition of the educational event “Best Practices in Focus” on 29 and 30 April in Sofia.

Art Therapy Studio to improve students’ emotional competencies; project-based learning to celebrate the holidays of different ethnicities in school and develop tolerance among students; a student portfolio in biology to develop scientific literacy, short-term memory and motivation; and a comprehensive school strategy for environmental education and developing awareness of global challenges related to climate change. These are the educational practices that were rated highest in this year’s Best Practices in Focus competition. For the second year in a row, the competition collects, describes and promotes good examples of the work of teachers in Bulgaria.

The awards were presented on 29 April in Sofia during the largest educational event of the same name, which brought together more than 400 teachers, principals and educational experts to exchange experiences, inspiration, practical workshops and search for new approaches to engage students in the 21st century.

The organizers of the competition and the final event “Good Practices in Focus” are the Foundation “Together in class” and the educational website

The winning practices are reviewed and evaluated by an expert jury of over 40 people. In the selection criteria, they look for practices that are effective, sustainable and improve the well-being of children, promote youth participation and support students’ academic progress.

“We often talk about what is not happening in Bulgarian classrooms, what needs to be changed and fixed. This gives the wrong impression that meaningful and inspiring things are not happening. With Good Practices in Focus, we want to show just how much resource and potential there is in the country’s schools. We have received many good examples that we believe will be useful for teachers in other schools – to find inspiration, to find like-minded people and to look for new opportunities to be even more helpful to their pupils.”

In addition to jury awards, audience awards and additional special awards were presented to some of the partners in the event.

In the program of the event, in addition to the awarding of the best practices, teachers from all over the country had the opportunity to participate in an important discussion on how we provide quality education to all students with the participation of Anelia Andreeva from the National Inspectorate of Education, representatives of the World Bank and education experts. [recording of the discussion coming soon]

After the discussion, the forum participants drew on the experience of Dr. Rima Shore, head of the Bank Street College of Education in New York. She inspired the attendees with a lecture on “Empowering Teachers”, which focused on the power and impact of teacher empowerment [lecture recording coming soon]. She also led two hands-on workshops on strategies for improving student well-being and progress and adapting best practices from elsewhere. The workshops were highly appreciated by teachers and helped many of them to imagine how they could innovate more in their teaching practice.

In addition to the international guest, the teachers at the forum learned experientially through practical workshops prepared by teachers from Sofia, Varna, Staza Zagora, Knezha, S. Bohot, S. Rumyantsevo.

The first day of the event also introduced teachers to over 30 educational organizations and initiatives during a special educational exhibition.

More about the event and a full list of the award winners can be found here.


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03.05.2023 |

Traditionally, the campaign and the award ceremony will be held under the patronage of the Minister of Education and Science

From today, 3 May 2023, the registration for the Digital Innovators in Education Teacher Competition 2023, organised by BAIT for the fourth consecutive year, will open.

The aim of the competition is to reward and encourage best practices in the use of digital content, the connection of schools with business and the preparation for the establishment of STEM centers. The competition is looking for teachers – digital innovators, teaching from 1st to 12th grade.

All teachers, including assistant teachers, teaching students from 1st to 12th grade in all subjects included in the curricula of the Ministry of Education can participate. Any teacher may apply or be nominated* in one or more categories. (*Nominations also require completion of all fields on the application form, as well as supporting evidence.)

Registration in the competition is done by submitting an Application Form.

Deadline for registration: 26.05.2023 by 17:00.

Links to posts, testimonials, comments from students and parents on Facebook, LinkedIn, learning platforms, received via email, test scores, videos, links to materials and videos will be accepted.

The competition will determine award winners in the following 4 categories:

1.Technological Innovation:

  • Application of ICT in the overall learning process – tests, homework, visualization and examples;
  • Additional technological innovations – simulation environments, automation, generation of unique tests with the same degree of difficulty (scoring and individualization), authorship check;
  • Use of special technological tools in extracurricular activities – 3D printers, computer aided design systems /CAD systems/, virtual reality, etc.;
  • Contribution to the learning of the material (comparison of test results with previous years).

2. Quality learning content:

  • Interactive presentation of content: engaging students in the delivery and preparation of the lesson;
  • Learning through fun with a platform based on games and building different worlds that encourages creativity, collaboration and problem solving /games, quizzes and other forms with a competitive element/;
  • Feedback from parents , students and guest speakers;
  • Multiple use by other teachers and/or schools.

3. Practical orientation of information technology teaching:

  • Teacher participation in the Business Teaches NP (by updating knowledge and introducing examples from practice to enhance the practical focus of teaching and/or using practitioners as teaching assistants, guest lecturers). Using practical examples and knowledge of new technologies acquired during training in companies in the teaching process;
  • Other forms of collaboration with business to make classroom learning more practical;
  • Extracurricular forms of cooperation with business – internships, workshops and visits to companies.

4. Contribute to a quality STEM center:

  • Preparing for the use of the STEM center in the learning process;
  • Preparation of attractive and interactive content for after-school activities/clubs;
  • Preparing teachers to successfully use the technology tools in the STEM center;
  • Programs to generate interest in STEM;
  • STEM Skills Formation Programs.

The jury, which includes the members of the Management and Supervisory Boards of BAIT, will award the best applications from 1st to 3rd place in each of the four categories.

The winners will be awarded at an official ceremony at TechnoMagicLand on 27.06.2023.



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