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Using Gamified Quizzes to Improve Student Learning

Feb. 15, 2021

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Teaching and learning has changed quite a bit over the years, with the addition of gamified learning now taking center stage in classrooms across the country. The concept of gamified quizzes helps to inspire increased academic engagement and motivation to improve learning outcomes because it turns boring in-class activities into exciting games. Read this article to learn more about enhancing the effectiveness of your lessons and units by integrating gamified quizzes using interactive apps!

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Reducing Screen Time when School is Online: Tips for Making Screen Time Count

Feb. 1, 2021

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It’s no secret that the amount of time kids spend on screens have jumped since the start of the pandemic. At the same time, parents and teachers are haunted by pre-pandemic warnings to reduce time spent on technology, especially for young children who are at risk for becoming overweight. So, what are parents and teachers to do when this year many schools across the country are taught online? Keep reading to find out how to reduce screen time and balance it with other activities, even during online learning.

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Incorporating STEM Activities into Online and Hybrid Classroom

Nov. 30, 2020

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With so many students learning from home or transitioning back and forth between the classroom and online classes, planning for lessons that incorporate STEM can seem daunting for even the most experienced educator. So far, 2020-2021 school year has undoubtably been a challenging one for teachers, who are struggling to adapt lessons for various learning models. If you’re worried about the quality of your lessons, these tips can help you to develop easy STEM lesson plans. Read this article to learn how to incorporate more STEM projects into your online or hybrid classes!   

 

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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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Mobile Apps for Blended Learning Success

July 31, 2019

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Teaching is more innovative than ever before! Thanks to technology kids already know and love, blended learning apps transform the classroom from boring to bravo, shifting the onus from teacher to student to create an entirely new learning environment. But all schools are not the same, so how can educators integrate mobile technology into lessons no matter the resources their campus provides? This article will dig deeper into mobile apps and learning management systems, shedding light on how these can be utilized regardless of your teaching situation! 

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10 Ways to Use Gamification in the Classroom

May 13, 2019

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All around the country, school districts and teachers are turning to technology to increase motivation and engagement. One popular and effective technique is gamification in the classroom. While it might sound unrealistic to transform your entire class into a video game, many strategies can be employed to gamify your lesson plans or daily routine. Keep reading to learn about the goals of gamification and to discover 10 ways to use it on your campus. 

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Technology as a Tool in Early Education

Nov. 30, 2018

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Technology sometimes gets a bad rap with parents. Since the invention of the television, there has been much debate over whether or not new technology helps or hurts our children. Read the following article to find out what types of technology should be employed as a tool to help your little learners grow. 

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STEM Activities for Kids with Building Blocks

June 27, 2018

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It’s time to clean out the closet and pull out toys from years gone by that may still prove to be meaningful to your elementary-aged child’s learning! This article will help you and your child to rediscover an early childhood favorite toy: building blocks! Let’s uncover new ways to use building blocks in innovative ways to increase your child’s STEM learning and abilities!

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Managing Devices in the Elementary Classroom: 5 Tips for Educators

Dec. 11, 2017

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Just a decade ago, nobody knew that smart phones and tablets would take the world by storm. In recent days, our iPhones and iPads have revolutionized our lives—fundamentally changing the way we do things. Just like in everyday life, technology in the classroom offers new and exciting ways to deliver lessons and reinforce important skills. But as with any change, using devices in the classroom can be difficult to implement and manage.

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How Your Child’s Favorite Apps Can Unlock the Door to Fun Summer Hobbies

June 19, 2017

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School is out for the summer, and there’s no doubt that your little learner is looking for something to do! It’s only inevitable that your child will most likely fill some of that time with screen-time, but it’s never been truer that apps can unlock a whole new world previously unimaginable. This article explores the many ways that your child’s favorite apps can transform into real-world hobbies to spur a lifetime of learning and discovery! 

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