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10 Fun Online Educational Games

By The Editorial Team September 28, 2020

While there is a wealth of subscription-based educational platforms that offer games to help make education more entertaining, they aren’t free. This poses a problem for teachers who would like to use them in a classroom environment with student participation. Fortunately, there are games that are not only free to use, but many that don’t… Read More

Virtual Science Field Trips for Students

By The Editorial Team

The COVID-19 pandemic poses unique challenges for educators. From ensuring students are safe in classroom settings to adjusting content delivery methods and finding ways for learners to effectively participate — even when they’re socially distant — 2020 is breaking new operational ground in schools across the country. Despite best efforts by teachers and administrators, frustrations remain… Read More

Virtual Museum Tours for Students

By The Editorial Team September 27, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has necessarily prevented students from visiting physical destinations like museums and having the enhanced learning experiences that these field trips provide. Fortunately, there are still opportunities to gain enriching experiences from ‘virtual’ travel. Many museums feature world-class websites with online tours that students can attend right from their classroom or home if… Read More

Virtual Field Trips for Kindergartners and Elementary Students

By The Editorial Team September 26, 2020

A first field trip can leave a positive, long-lasting impression on a child. From theatres to science museums, field trips are conceptual learning experiences that help children expand their way of thinking. These experiences also lay strong educational foundations for students that stay with them as they grow older. However, with many venues still closed… Read More

Top 5 technology trends in special education

By Frank Hamilton September 25, 2020

Technology has transformed many sectors over the past decade.. Including education. Schools now use a lot of modern technology to teach students. Special needs kids are not exempted from the benefits of technology. This article covers five technology trends that are growing in importance for special needs kids. Five technological trends in special education Virtual… Read More

Google Classroom Guide for Online Teachers

By The Editorial Team September 24, 2020

Many teachers have found themselves adapting to teaching online almost overnight. Such a drastic change is wrong-footing everyone, especially those who aren’t familiar with computers. However, there are excellent, tailor-made online tools that make it easy to run your own digital classroom. Google Classroom is an especially simple, accessible tool for teachers. The first step… Read More

Creating Confident Oracy Using Your Classroom

By The Editorial Team September 23, 2020

Oracy is a key component of formal education, but it’s not a term that students are necessarily familiar with as a school subject. Most students are used to answering questions in class. As they move through each grade, they may even be tasked to give a presentation to the class on a topic they researched… Read More

What is Dialogic Reading in the Classroom?

By The Editorial Team

What Is Dialogic Reading in the Classroom? Dialogic reading is an interactive style of reading with children in a classroom setting. The practice promotes children’s literacy and language skills. During this type of reading practice, the child and instructor switch roles. This gives the students the opportunity to become the storyteller rather than just the… Read More

In my experience, students come to us with two kinds of backpacks: the one that holds their school supplies and the one that holds all their experiences prior to setting foot in our classrooms. My heart broke several times during my first-year teaching as I discovered how much the negative parts of our society had… Read More

Online STEM and STEAM Projects for Teachers & Students

By The Editorial Team September 22, 2020

With many schools closed to protect students and teachers from the coronavirus, many students don’t have access to hands-on science, technology, and arts experiences typical of in-person classroom settings. Teaching online does not have to end experiments and participatory innovation. Here are ten projects that STEM and STEAM teachers can instruct online to teach important… Read More

Back to School Planners, Tools, Lists – Oh My!

By Brisa Ayub September 17, 2020

It might be safe to say that now the rest of the world knows what many teachers have known for a long time – teachers have one of the hardest and time consuming jobs out there. Teaching requires planning, and a lot of it. With time outside of the classroom now blurred more than ever,… Read More

How to Clean and Sanitize a Computer Keyboard

By The Editorial Team September 14, 2020

Did you know that keyboards are one of the dirtiest accessories in your environment? According to a quick experiment conducted in 2008, it’s dirtier than the average toilet seat! And if you think toilet seats are gross, you wouldn’t want to know how many germs your keyboard holds. (Clue: it’s more than 7,000 microorganisms) So,… Read More

What does your classroom say about you?

By Brisa Ayub September 10, 2020

Our personalities can come out in many ways, and we tend to broadcast those personalities pretty loudly though the way in which we set up our spaces. From the colors we choose to the layout of the room, a classroom setup can be just as revealing about someone’s personality as the way in which they… Read More

Designing Your Virtual Classroom For Distance Learning

By Kelly Mendoza September 9, 2020

Most teachers look forward to the ritual of setting up their classroom for back to school. Stapling up construction paper on bulletin boards, hanging up posters, organizing books and bins of supplies, and getting things ready for students is something of a ritual. But this year, many classrooms sadly sit empty, and many teachers are… Read More

Defining Your Class Culture During Distance Learning

By Kelly Mendoza September 3, 2020

Fill in the blank: The culture of my class is _____________________________.  What came to mind? Was it easy to define, or did you struggle to describe it? The beginning of the new year is all about starting fresh and setting norms, guidelines, and defining your classroom culture with students. But what does that look like… Read More