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Homeschooling Versus Virtual School: What’s the Difference?
July 28, 2020 Blog post Homeschooling Versus Virtual School: What’s the Difference? main image

We’ve already talked a little bit about the touch choices parents will have to make as students prepare to head back to the classroom, whether in person, or online. But one option that many parents are considering in the age of the coronavirus is to homeschool their children. At this point, you might be asking yourself, “is virtual school homeschool?” It’s a great question, too, because many parents may be confused over what makes it different if kids are learning at home under both modes of instruction. This article is meant to lay out the differences. Keep reading to learn more about these options, and points to ponder when making a decision between the two!

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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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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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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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Helping Parents and Educators Transition to Distance Learning
March 18, 2020 Blog post Helping Parents and Educators Transition to Distance Learning main image

Here at Kids Academy, we know how stressful it can be for both teachers and parents to face school closures. We want to help prevent learning disruptions while school is out by offering families, teachers, schools, and districts a 50% discount on all our membership plans.

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