57 Of The Best Experience Gifts For Kids To Give Instead Of Toys

57 Of The Best Experience Gifts For Kids To Give Instead Of Toys

Between Christmas, Hanukkah, birthdays, and more, it seems like we’re always buying something for our kids. While most kids always want the latest toy, experience gifts for kids will be much more meaningful and memorable. Also keep in mind – 2021 is (hopefully) a special year. It’s likely that many physical toys just won’t reach…

Here’s Some Tessellation Patterns & Ideas – And How To Make A Tessellation to Boot!

Here’s Some Tessellation Patterns & Ideas – And How To Make A Tessellation to Boot!

It’s incredible how a tessellation design transforms a blank piece of paper into an exciting and beautiful design. Creating tessellations is for all ages and more straightforward than it looks. Art and math teachers use tessellations in their lessons, art projects, and inspiring STEAM-related exercises. There is even a World Tessellation Day on June 17. …

How To Screen Record On A Chromebook – What Screen Recorders Are Available?

How To Screen Record On A Chromebook – What Screen Recorders Are Available?

Teachers and students use class videos as a tool for lectures and homework assignments. Flipped classrooms student video projects, and lecture recording for virtual learning are essential to the blended learning model.  With over 40 million Chromebooks used in education, it’s vital to know the apps available and how to record your screen. Which Chrome…

A Quick and Easy Guide On How To Screencast In Education

A Quick and Easy Guide On How To Screencast In Education

In today’s world, everyone needs to know how to screencast. It used to be the realm of sales departments or human resources that needed to master sharing their screen with others. But in today’s environment, teachers and other education professionals must wear the hat of a content creator to teach effectively. Screencasting is an excellent…

365 Fun and Creative Writing Prompts For Kids – One For Each Day Of The Year

365 Fun and Creative Writing Prompts For Kids – One For Each Day Of The Year

Creative writing prompts stimulate innovative minds and imagination. Anyone who writes, not just authors, experiences times when they can’t write a thing. Writing prompts help children and adults to overcome writers’ block. Teachers use writing prompts to stimulate students in various ways; it inspires imagination and critical thinking, problem-solving, innovative ideas, and is fun. We…

Teaching Children To Cope With Uncertainty In Their Lives

Teaching Children To Cope With Uncertainty In Their Lives

No matter how organized you are and how much you’ve planned the day, you can’t control everything and everyone. Something always happens that you didn’t expect; sometimes, it’s a small thing other times it turns your world upside down. People, adults, and children need to deal with uncertainty daily; it’s part of life, and it…

Is The Eureka Crate Our Favorite Teen STEM Box?

Is The Eureka Crate Our Favorite Teen STEM Box?

Our Eureka Crate Review- Soap Dispenser – KiwiCo’s Teen Science Kit This post may contain referral/affiliate links. If you buy something, Fractus Learning may earn a commission at no cost to you. Teenagers are difficult to please.  As the father of three of them- trust me – I know what I’m talking about. Don’t get…

Optical Illusions For Kids Your Students Will Love

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…

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

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

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

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…

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