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Kids Academy Featured in the App of the Day
Aug. 27, 2019

This article takes a closer look at the brains behind our creation and shares some insight about future features to come. Click here to check out the entire post, and thanks to App of the Day for the awesome coverage! 

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Mobile Apps for Blended Learning Success
July 31, 2019 Blog post Mobile Apps for Blended Learning Success main image

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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Teaching Kids to Code: Importance, Tips, and Activities to Get Started
May 21, 2019 Blog post Teaching Kids to Code: Importance, Tips, and Activities to Get Started main image

How much do you know binary or HTML? Unless you’re in the IT profession, your answer is most likely: “not much!” For today’s parents, learning to code was not an option in high school, but now children as young as 5 are starting to learn the basics of computer programming. If the thought of teaching kids to code is overwhelming, don’t worry! This article will give you what you need to know to get your child started, complete with the basics, importance, and activity ideas to begin!

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10 Ways to Use Gamification in the Classroom
May 13, 2019 Blog post 10 Ways to Use Gamification in the Classroom main image

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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Raising Kids in a Digital Age: Preventing Tech Tantrums
Dec. 8, 2018 Blog post Raising Kids in a Digital Age: Preventing Tech Tantrums main image

Never before have kids been so tech savvy. With constant internet access and high-tech tablets and smartphones, it’s no wonder that preschoolers are quickly becoming better at figuring out technology than their own parents or grandparents! This next article will take you through steps to prevent tech tantrums so your little learner can get the most out of their technology - without the fuss! 

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Technology as a Tool in Early Education
Nov. 30, 2018 Blog post Technology as a Tool in Early Education main image

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 Blog post STEM Activities for Kids with Building Blocks main image

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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5 STEM Activities for Early Learners
June 19, 2018 Blog post 5 STEM Activities for Early Learners main image

If your child has started school, you’ve no doubt heard of the acronym STEM. STEM programs have become a hot topic in education, as it stands for some of the most important career fields. While middle and high schools across the country are increasingly offering STEM programs, these programs are sorely lacking in elementary schools. 

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Outdoor Natural Science STEM Activities
June 13, 2018 Blog post Outdoor Natural Science STEM Activities main image

The weather is getting cooler, and winter is right around the corner. There’s no better time to get outdoors to enjoy nature than the fall! This autumn, let’s explore the great outdoors with fun-filled STEM science activities perfect for early learners!

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Managing Devices in the Elementary Classroom: 5 Tips for Educators
Dec. 11, 2017 Blog post Managing Devices in the Elementary Classroom: 5 Tips for Educators main image

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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