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Introducing Kids Academy Summer Camp
June 2, 2020 Blog post Introducing Kids Academy Summer Camp main image

This year, it’s crucial that kids are given every opportunity to prevent learning loss and sharpen their skills for the next grade. That’s why Kids Academy has developed an innovative summer camp program to support your young learners in subjects across the curriculum. Teachers and tutors can also use it in their summer sessions as a remediation tool to guard against learning loss from school closures this spring.

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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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Kids Academy Introduces Interactive Quizzes
March 31, 2020

Kids Academy is proud to announce a brand-new feature within our Talented and Gifted program that brings both teachers and parents a powerful new tool for both assessment and remediation. Tailored for our Mathematical Practice class for Pre-K and Grade K, our new interactive quizzes can revolutionize your virtual classroom or home learning with the feedback needed to close learning gaps in math. 

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Talented and Gifted Program: General Questions
March 25, 2020

Kids Academy Talented and Gifted learning activities are curated by a team of certified US educators with years of classroom experience. Kids Academy membership gives you access to over 5,000 learning games, educational videos, quizzes, and more smart worksheets.

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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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Best Grading and Effective Assessment Practices in Education
March 10, 2020 Blog post Best Grading and Effective Assessment Practices in Education main image

For generations, students in America have been accustomed to receiving letter grades for their schoolwork. Most kids and parents have come to accept that letter grades from A-F measure a student’s success in a subject. But do those grades truly reveal the whole story behind a child’s proficiency? Many educational experts now think the answer is a resounding no! A new grading system has been sweeping the country, and it uses the best practices in grading and assessment to support student learning. Keep reading to find out more about Standards-Based Grading, or SBG, and discover how it benefits students, parents, and teachers. 

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How to Implement Character Education in the Classroom
Feb. 10, 2020 Blog post How to Implement Character Education in the Classroom main image

Sometimes it seems that everyone has different ideas when it comes to teaching character in school. Some believe that parents should be solely responsible for teaching morality and ethical values, while others think districts should include it in the curriculum, too. The truth is that character education has been an important facet of our educational system dating back to our founding fathers! Keep reading to learn more about character education in schools, and to find ways to support character growth in your classroom. 

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Top 5 Educational Strategies for Students with Autism
Jan. 27, 2020 Blog post Top 5 Educational Strategies for Students with Autism main image

Learning that your child has a disability can be lifechanging for many families, especially as they navigate through the scary world of planning their future. What school will she attend? How will he go to college and get a job? Will she ever learn to talk? These are just a few of the questions that parents agonize with after an autism diagnosis. Thankfully, there are many educational options for children who need support once they enter school.

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Ways to Learn Through Mistakes in the Classroom
Jan. 20, 2020 Blog post Ways to Learn Through Mistakes in the Classroom main image

There’s no denying it: in America, it’s all too often that failure is looked down upon and viewed negatively by others. This is never more prevalent than in school, where low grades are considered “bad”, and high grades are considered “good”. In fact, kids are often rewarded for good grades, and admonished for bad ones. It’s no wonder why students are so afraid to fail in the classroom! Read this article to discover a fresh take on failure-focused learning, where learning through mistakes is mandatory. Then, find 4 solid strategies to help children embrace error in the classroom to become capable and confident learners!

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