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Winning Remote Learning Strategies for Teaching Kids with ADHD
March 2, 2021 Blog post Winning Remote Learning Strategies for Teaching Kids with ADHD main image

Most of us already know that students with attention-deficit/hyperactive disorder (ADHD) make up an increasing population in today’s classroom. Many of these special kiddos require hands-on approaches and accommodations that rely on being in a physical classroom. So, what can teachers do to support these kids when many classes are taking place online? Read this article to explore how remote classes have changed things and discover simple solutions to help students with ADHD thrive and flourish in the online classroom! 

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Using Gamified Quizzes to Improve Student Learning
Feb. 15, 2021 Blog post Using Gamified Quizzes to Improve Student Learning main image

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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7 Tips for Cultivating Critical Thinking for Kids Throughout the School Year
Jan. 24, 2021 Blog post 7 Tips for Cultivating Critical Thinking for Kids Throughout the School Year main image

When it comes to critical thinking for kids, it’s important to remember that analytical thinkers aren’t suddenly created in kindergarten! Many parents and perhaps teachers may worry how today’s increasingly tougher curriculum standards can be taught when our children are hardly ready to think critically on their own. But as the popular saying goes, it’s about the journey, not just the destination! Read this article to learn more about what critical thinking looks like at the elementary level, and what parents and educators can do to help children develop the mindset needed for deep analytical thinking! 

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Kids Academy Introduces Blended Learning Course: Science with E-Blox
Nov. 23, 2020 Blog post Kids Academy Introduces Blended Learning Course: Science with E-Blox main image

The world is constantly changing, and Kids Academy knows that children today must be prepared for whatever lies ahead. That’s why we’ve partnered with E-Blox to bring your students a state-of-the-art way to learn science in a format that blends online lessons with hands-on learning! If this sounds intriguing, keep reading to find out more details about our new partnership and how the Kids Academy Blended Learning Science Course can benefit your little learners!

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Setting Up Your Account with Kids Academy for Schools with Google Classroom
Oct. 19, 2020 Blog post Setting Up Your Account with Kids Academy for Schools with Google Classroom main image

Setting up your online classroom in Kids Academy has never been easier! Thanks to our new partnership with Google Classroom, teachers can now sign in using their existing Google credentials. Educators can even import existing students and classes to make assigning activities and lessons a snap! If you’re ready to get started, but don’t know where to begin, you’ve come to the right place! Keep reading to discover how to get signed in with your Google account and how to set up your online classroom today!

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Tips to Support Students with Special Needs During Distance Learning
Oct. 12, 2020 Blog post Tips to Support Students with Special Needs During Distance Learning main image

For parents and teachers of kids with special needs, distance learning presents an entirely new challenge: how to support the neediest of children when they are stuck at home learning through a screen! When cameras are off, and teachers and their aides are all on the same call together, it can seem impossible for these kids to get the accommodations they so desperately need. Fortunately, there are a few tips and tools we can offer for both families and educators. Keep reading to find strategies for supporting students with special needs during virtual classes.

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Kids Academy is Now Integrated with Google Classroom
Oct. 8, 2020

Kids Academy is always on the hunt for new tools to make it easier for teachers to plan and monitor instruction. That’s why we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to partner with Google Classroom to provide seamless class syncing and easy assignment. Together with Google, our learning management system can benefit more teachers than ever before to offer state-of-the-art remote instruction.

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Digital Classroom Management for Both Teachers and Parents
Oct. 5, 2020 Blog post Digital Classroom Management for Both Teachers and Parents main image

Ask any teacher, and you’ll find that classroom management is one of the most difficult aspects of the profession, even under normal conditions! And as we know, 2020 has been anything but normal, especially when it comes to school. Read this article to find helpful strategies for both teachers and parents as we all navigate distance learning this school year.

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When the Cameras Are Off: 5 Ways to Keep Kids Engaged Through a Screen
Sept. 28, 2020 Blog post When the Cameras Are Off: 5 Ways to Keep Kids Engaged Through a Screen main image

As a teacher forced into virtual teaching thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, nothing is more deflating than logging into an online class ready to see the student’s smiling faces, only to see a cold, dark screen. Even though many schools are requiring children to turn on their webcams, the reality is that is oftentimes simply not happening. For these students, it can be impossible to tell if they’re even behind the screen participating during the lesson! Fortunately, there are a few tricks of the trade to increase engagement and build positive relationships with students, even when the screens are off. Keep reading to find out why some screens are going blank, and what teachers can do to engage kids during virtual instruction.

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Managing Stress and Avoiding Teacher Burnout in the Age of Coronavirus: Part I
Sept. 14, 2020 Blog post Managing Stress and Avoiding Teacher Burnout in the Age of Coronavirus: Part I main image

Managing stress during the Covid-19 pandemic hasn’t been easy for anyone, but for teachers, it has been especially tough to keep up while completely revamping lesson plans to deliver instruction over the web. Now more than ever before, it’s important that educators remember to take time for themselves and to practice self-care as much as possible. This article offers teachers helpful strategies to avoid teacher burnout and to keep stress at a manageable level.

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