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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 Parental Burnout in the Age of Coronavirus: Part II
Sept. 21, 2020 Blog post Managing Stress and Avoiding Parental Burnout in the Age of Coronavirus: Part II main image

So far, 2020 has been a year for the record books! As parents, we are all navigating an unpredictable school year that has our children sometimes learning from home. And if you’re like many parents, your work schedule may also get in the way, complicating everything from your home life to your child’s own schooling. If this sounds like your plight, this article is written especially for you! Keep reading to discover helpful advice on avoiding parental burnout in this strange age of coronavirus. 

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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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Ways to Support Your Child’s Teacher During Online Learning
Sept. 7, 2020 Blog post Ways to Support Your Child’s Teacher During Online Learning main image

With schools across the country delivering its lessons in-person, online, or with some combination of both, children are learning new methods of learning as they navigate schooling during a pandemic. Now more than ever before, teachers need your help! It’s important to remember that parents, kids, and teachers are all in this together as we head into the 2020-2021 school year. Read this article to find timely advice for parents and how to help support teachers during full-time or hybrid distance learning!

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Labor Day Crafts for Kids
Sept. 2, 2020 Blog post Labor Day Crafts for Kids main image

Labor Day is often celebrated much like Memorial Day: with cookouts and festivities that don’t actually capture the true meaning of the holiday. This year set the record straight and teach your child the meaning behind this important public holiday. This article discusses the history behind Labor Day and offers up 5 fabulous Labor Day arts and crafts for kids that your little ones are sure to love!

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Making the Case for Flexibility and Grace: The Importance of Flexibility This Fall
Aug. 31, 2020 Blog post Making the Case for Flexibility and Grace: The Importance of Flexibility This Fall main image

The 2020-2021 school year has just begun, and already it is proving to be one of the toughest that teachers and families have ever encountered. With children finding themselves in a mix of online and in-person learning, more instruction and assignments are moving online with digital formats dominating teaching methods this fall. So, as everyone adjusts, what can teachers do to support their students as they adapt to changing guidelines and new learning tools? The answer is none other than flexibility and grace. Keep reading to discover the importance of flexibility in the classroom, and to find a list of do’s and don’ts when it comes to teaching practices this school year.

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