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Preventing the Pandemic Slide: Ways to Empower Learning This Summer
May 21, 2020 Blog post Preventing the Pandemic Slide: Ways to Empower Learning This Summer main image

Everybody has heard of the summer slide, but this year a new moniker is taking its place. Prevent your child from falling even further behind this summer thanks to the pandemic slide. Read this article to find summer activities for kids at home to keep your child’s skills sharp this summer!

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Prevent summer slide with the updated Kids Academy for Schools
May 14, 2020 Blog post Prevent summer slide with the updated Kids Academy for Schools main image

We’re happy to announce that the new version of Kids Academy for Schools is live! This update brings more tools for educators making it easier to differentiate instruction, follow student assignments, and help prevent the dreaded summer slide.

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5 Easy Steps to Create a Home Summer Learning Plan
May 1, 2020 Blog post 5 Easy Steps to Create a Home Summer Learning Plan main image

Afraid of the summer learning slide? Put your child to work in a fun and meaningful way by creating a unique summer learning plan tailored to the needs and interests of your child. Select rewards, create goals, and plan exciting activities that will energize your child for summer learning! This article offers you a step-by-step guide to designing your child’s very own summer learning program that will keep him and her learning each and every day this summer break!

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How to Motivate Kids to Learn at Home
April 29, 2020 Blog post How to Motivate Kids to Learn at Home main image

We’re facing a time unlike any other that we as a society have ever experienced before. Suddenly, teachers and students are trapped at home, attempting to complete schoolwork without stepping foot inside a classroom. Understandably, it can be hard for kids to concentrate given the stress of the pandemic, and summer is just around the corner. All considered, it’s easy to see why many students might lose the motivation to keep going to finish out the school year. Read this article to find 8 tips for motivating kids to learn, even in the face of this unprecedented time.

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Formative Assessment Best Practices in Distance Learning
April 20, 2020

If you’re like most teachers, you probably would much rather be back in the classroom, effective immediately! Adapting to the challenges of virtual teaching and learning on the fly has been a herculean task for practically everyone involved. By now, most districts and schools have released revised curriculum and plans to finish out the school year, but for many, the question of formative assessment remains: how do we know that the children are still learning? Read this article to learn more about effective formative assessment practices in the online learning environment.

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Setting up your Account with Kids Academy for Schools
April 14, 2020

Getting your Kids Academy account up and running is very simple. Let’s go through the setup steps.

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Online Tools and Offline Ideas to Keep Kids Connected with Friends and Family
April 14, 2020 Blog post Online Tools and Offline Ideas to Keep Kids Connected with Friends and Family main image

With more than two thirds of the country under orders to stay at home, it might be easy to forget that our children might need some additional support. While they might not know exactly what is going on in the world, they do know that their normal routine has been upended. Just like you, the kids also miss seeing their friends, family, neighbors, and teachers while they spend their time socially distanced from others. Make this time a little bit easier for them by planning virtual playdates and spending time outdoors. Read this article to learn about online tools and offline ideas for staying connected throughout the Covid-19 crisis!

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Getting Started with Kids Academy for Schools
April 10, 2020

Kids Academy is an app-based learning platform featuring thousands of interactive learning activities for PK-3. With dozens of standards-aligned learning plans, Kids Academy can be used both at home and in the classroom. Start your free trial today or contact us for a demo.

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E-Learning Best Practice Tips & Recommendation for Teachers During School Closures
March 31, 2020 Blog post E-Learning Best Practice Tips & Recommendation for Teachers During School Closures main image

Considering the recent outbreak of Covid-19, teachers are finding themselves thrown into uncharted waters. Educators all over the country have been scrambling to rearrange unit plans and lessons, while connecting remotely with students as much as possible.  While many teachers have been learning to implement technology for quite some time, nobody expected to be placed in a position where online learning is the only option, even for the youngest of learners! Times are tough right now, but Kids Academy is here to make it a little bit easier. Read this article to discover more about the benefits of e-learning, as well as tried and true tips for best practices while using your new tech tools. 

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21st Century Classroom Design Ideas for Elementary and Middle School
March 23, 2020

In the past few decades, educators have learned a lot about how students learn best. One important consideration is the learning environment itself. Gone are the days of desks lined up in a row, all facing the teacher in the center of the room. Today, teachers are moving towards designing a classroom for 21st century learning. This article explores the essential ingredients that should go into making a modern and relevant classroom. Keep reading to find exciting new ideas to give your room a face lift! 

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