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Helping Parents and Educators Transition to Distance Learning
March 18, 2020 Blog post Helping Parents and Educators Transition to Distance Learning main image

Here at Kids Academy, we know how stressful it can be for both teachers and parents to face school closures. We want to help prevent learning disruptions while school is out by offering families, teachers, schools, and districts a 50% discount on all our membership plans.

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8 At-Home Easter Activities for Kids
April 9, 2020 Blog post 8 At-Home Easter Activities for Kids main image

This year, most families will be celebrating Easter indoors without the usual big family gatherings or a trip to church. Unfortunately, that also means that the traditional Easter egg hunts and neighborhood activities have been cancelled, and families are left to salvage holiday with their little ones. But never fear, because Kids Academy is here for you! Read this article to explore 8 exciting Easter activities for kids at home and plan a small in-house celebration that your child will remember for years to come! 

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E-Learning Best Practice Tips & Recommendation for Teachers During School Closures
March 31, 2020 Blog post E-Learning Best Practice Tips & Recommendation for Teachers During School Closures main image

Considering the recent outbreak of Covid-19, teachers are finding themselves thrown into uncharted waters. Educators all over the country have been scrambling to rearrange unit plans and lessons, while connecting remotely with students as much as possible.  While many teachers have been learning to implement technology for quite some time, nobody expected to be placed in a position where online learning is the only option, even for the youngest of learners! Times are tough right now, but Kids Academy is here to make it a little bit easier. Read this article to discover more about the benefits of e-learning, as well as tried and true tips for best practices while using your new tech tools. 

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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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Parent’s Guide to Home Distance Learning
March 20, 2020 Blog post Parent’s Guide to Home Distance Learning main image

With a new virus sweeping the globe, it certainly is an unprecedented time for our nation as we grapple with the challenges that come along with containing a pandemic. For most families, this means a prolonged disruption in schooling, and the kids are at home and in need of virtual learning options. While helping children learn at home can seem scary, Kids Academy is here to help. Read this article to learn more about the integral role you play in your child’s learning, and actionable tips that parents can use today. 

 

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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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Math Anxiety: 5 Ways to Help Children Persevere and Succeed
March 2, 2020 Blog post Math Anxiety: 5 Ways to Help Children Persevere and Succeed main image

Math is a subject that Americans love to hate. On one hand, it is universally accepted that math mastery is important for a child’s success in life and their potential career. On the other, many people think they are quite simply bad at it. With such pressure to succeed and the number of children who struggle with it, it’s easy to see how kids can develop anxiety over completing it at all. If you’re a parent or teacher who works with a child who thinks they’re bad at math, this article is for you. Keep reading to learn more about math anxiety and find strategies to help students succeed. 

 

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Leap Year Crafts and Activities for Kids
Feb. 24, 2020 Blog post Leap Year Crafts and Activities for Kids main image

February 29th only comes around once every four years, meaning this might be the first leap year in your child’s or students’ memories! Don’t let this leap year come and go without turning it into a unique learning experience filled with fascinating facts and fun-filled games or crafts. Read this article to discover more about this amazing extra calendar day and find four fabulous ideas for exciting leap year activities!

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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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