Optical Illusions For Kids Your Students Will Love
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Optical Illusions For Kids Your Students Will Love

Optical illusions are fun ways to improve kids’ cognitive abilities. An optical illusion image stimulates problem-solving skills and visual memory recall because the child will want to figure out how it works. Optical illusions are caused when the brain interprets the object that the eyes see differently. The rods and cones are the optic receptors in the eyes. What the eyes see is transformed into the brain as electric impulses which the…

Survey Reveals How To Get Kids Interested in STEM
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Survey Reveals How To Get Kids Interested in STEM

According to a survey of 1,100 high school students, humor, relevancy, technology, and busting myths may be the four ingredients necessary to get kids interested in STEM careers. SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania conducted a survey with participants across the U.S. in 2019’s MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge. SIAM is an…

Best Mind Mapping Software For Classrooms and Learning
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Best Mind Mapping Software For Classrooms and Learning

During the Roman Empire In the 3rd century, Porphyry from Tyre mapped Aristotle’s Categories in what became known as the Porphyrian Tree. The Porphyrian Tree was possibly the first mind map.  (#1) Many famous philosophers and scholars throughout history used mind maps for notetaking: Leonardo Da Vinci, Albert Einstein, Madame Curie, Michelangelo, and Thomas Edison….

25 Technology Skills Teachers Need To Master For the 2020’s (and Beyond)
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25 Technology Skills Teachers Need To Master For the 2020’s (and Beyond)

Ask any teacher and they will tell you that it’s essential to keep up on skills in order to be at the top of profession.  Students these days have lived their entire lives online.  It’s as natural to communicate digitally as face-to-face. (I think for some, it’s MORE NATURAL to communicate on a screen than…

Getting Started with Digital Storytelling In The Classroom
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Getting Started with Digital Storytelling In The Classroom

Everybody remembers a good story.  When a teacher tells a story, they immediately have the attention of their students. Storytelling can change learning dull linear topics into a positive experience. In the 21st century, this art of ancient storytelling is enhanced with digital storytelling. A good story can almost tell itself, but a good storyteller…

Fifteen Fun Phonemic Awareness Activities and Games For Kids
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Fifteen Fun Phonemic Awareness Activities and Games For Kids

Phonemic awareness games may help your child read fluently. Research has shown that the quicker a child differentiates the sounds in a word, the faster they understand. According to the National Reading Panel report on Teaching Children to Read, teaching kids phonemic awareness significantly improved their reading in various age groups and grades. What is…

31 Eye-Catching Spring Bulletin Boards – Ideas For Your Classroom
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31 Eye-Catching Spring Bulletin Boards – Ideas For Your Classroom

Spring brings newness no matter where you are in the world. Shaking off Winter, Spring is the season of a new fresh look. It’s time to grow, to blossom, and bloom. Spring Bulletin Boards can help teachers bring spring into the classroom. It may inspire a fresh start, an eagerness for the next semester. Here…

100 Report Card Comments You Can Use For Nearly Every Situation
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100 Report Card Comments You Can Use For Nearly Every Situation

Every parent wants to know how their child is doing at school. End of year report card comments is valuable insights on how the teacher assessed the child for that year. These card comments tell parents, and students, about their performances, accomplishments, and required improvements. Teachers know the value of report card comments, and they…

Community Based Instruction: Essential for Special Needs Individuals with Behavioral Difficulties
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Community Based Instruction: Essential for Special Needs Individuals with Behavioral Difficulties

What is community-based instruction (CBI)? How is CBI different from field trips? Community-based instruction is education that is based in community environments as opposed to highly controlled locations such as schools or center-based programs. Community-based instruction is not the same as field trips. Field trips are excursions by a group of people to a place…

Fun Pi Day Activities
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Fun Pi Day Activities

Pi Day – celebrated on March 14 or 3/14 – is filled with challenges and activities celebrating the mathematical constant pi (π). Some schools focus on celebrating at 1:59 pm for a more accurate pi number of 3.14159. Pi-day is generally in schools where countries use the month/day format because it represents the first three…

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