Guest post by Coert Voorhees
As a former grammar teacher myself, I know how hard it is to engage students in the subject. It sometimes seemed as though they’d made up their minds to hate it before I even had the chance to teach them!
But traditional grammar instruction is boring not because language is boring. Language is, in fact, FUN! And important! It’s what enables us to tell stories and jokes and express the joys and pains of living in this world! No, traditional grammar instruction is boring because it’s too abstract. …
Here’s a look at what’s already trending in 2021.
The new year is off to the races and so is the growing need for engaging and educational programs for learners — whether in the classroom or at home.
Last year was by far one of ed tech’s busiest years, and 2021 will be no exception. At Adventure 2 Learning, we’ve invested heavily in bringing on exponentially more educational programming to help supplement teacher’s curriculum needs across PreK-8 grades.
Below is a look at the top 10 programs that teachers are turning to in our library:
Adventure 2 Learning, Inc., is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of Fitbound Holdings, Inc. — a platform that engages, promotes and provides short exercise bursts through on-demand videos for kids ages PreK-8th grade.
Fitbound aerobic bursts get kids moving at the push of a button — all in 7 minutes or less. Fitbound is a perfect classroom activity break — rebooting student brains for better attention and focus while energizing bodies to jump back into learning.
Fitbound programs create an atmosphere of healthy living for children that includes constant movement while building cultural connections, increased fitness habits, and the…
Dear Educators and Families,
First and foremost, I want to commend and thank all of the educators, healthcare workers, support services, and families that have put 200% of themselves into adapting to the upheaval of our way of life in 2020. In one way or another, everyone has been on the front line battling this pandemic each and every day this year. On the education front, the abrupt change from a structured school day and classroom setting to e-learning at home has left many of us spinning, even after a full semester of school.
Since the shutdowns began last spring…
Within a week’s time, our nation’s education system was turned on its head. It’s been absolutely astounding the immediate response from educators to swivel when their school was announced it was closing on a Friday and by the next Monday, lesson plans and procedures were in place to convert students to an e-learning classroom setting.
There have been many hurdles with this new way of life. For example, some students still do not have internet, or laptops or devices in which to access the online content. …
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As parents, we want to help our kids become more independent as they grow up, from assigning chores around the house to letting them walk to school solo to eventually handing them the keys to the car (eventually). Same goes for their digital independence. And right now, during this period of self-isolation, we may find ourselves with the perfect opportunity to teach responsible screen time habits. But how do you put kids at “the wheel” of their devices in a healthy way?
Article reposted with permission from Circle.
Parents across the country are grappling with the news of COVID-19 while trying to work from home with kids out of school and nowhere to go. Social distancing from others is leaving many feeling overwhelmed with how to juggle it all. “I think the reality is to accept that it’s a new normal right now,” says Dr. David Greenfield, founder of the Center for Internet and Technology Addiction, medical director of the Greenfield Recovery Center and assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the UConn School of Medicine. “You’re not going to be able to…
Article reposted with permission from Circle
As COVID-19 takes its toll, many parents in the U.S. are taking precautions by working from home, homeschooling, or seeking school alternatives. This sudden interruption in our lives has everyone scrambling for how to balance it all without external help. Keeping kids focused on schoolwork at home is hard enough, but a whole day? “During this difficult time when many parents are stressed, it’s important to keep structure to maximize the health of the whole family,” says Dr. Catherine Pearlman, a.k.a. The Family Coach.
Schedules and routines help parents stay organized, keep the house…
Let’s face it — COVID-19 isn’t going away anytime soon and most schools are likely to remain closed through the end of the school year. If you’re among the millions that are now teaching their kids at home, you’re likely stressed, overwhelmed, inundated and frustrated with all of the changes.
We put together this quick tip sheet to help you navigate the remote learning world with a few simple strategies you can put into place sooner rather than later. Sometimes we just need a little help getting started.
You can download this sheet and share it with others HERE.
Partnership Enables Streaming of Educational Content Already in More Than 25,000 Schools Across the U.S.
Content available on multiple platforms, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, TVs, and PCs
MENLO PARK, Calif. and BROOKVILLE, N.Y., March 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Future Today, a leading streaming media platform, has partnered with Adventure 2 Learning, a leading video-based educational technology platform for Pre-K through 8th grade, to launch the Adventure 2 Learning app to make remote learning much easier for teachers, students and parents during forced school closures due to the Coronavirus. …
Advocate for children’s health, fitness, and well-being through edtech. Content creator and contributor for Adventure 2 Learning.