Archive for August, 2012

What is a good teacher made of?

In today’s education system, most evaluations of students are standardized.  Whether students perform well on tests like the SATs or graduate on time are largely depending on one influence – teachers.   More than schools and curriculum, teachers matter most. Take for example two students – same age, same socio-economic status, same reading levels, only thing […]

10 Sites for Educational Games

Top 10 sites for Educational Games: We have the top ten (10) online educational gaming sites for children from kindergarten through 8th grade. Online gaming sites have been proven to be very beneficial learning tools by helping kids learn many of the skills they will need throughout their early childhood education. Learning games can help […]

Ideas and Benefits For Using USB Drives In School

USB Flash Drive Uses: Award Ceremonies – Many schools buy USB flash drives with their school logo printed  on it and giving them out to all attendees. The USB drives can be pre-loaded with all the award categories and winners. Electronic versions of the award winners add a personal touch and another dimension to the […]

Back to School

Welcome Back! Here is a list of some of our favorite welcome back activity ideas.  Hope you enjoy! ABC’s – This is good for younger kids. Have each student wear a name-tag. Then let them put themselves in alphabetical order. Use either their first or last names. Either way, this is a great way to […]

Safe & Bully-Free Schools

Bullying at school not only affects the victims, it affects all students and creates an uncomfortable learning environment. Schools must establish a strategy that protects the safety of all students and sends a clear message that bullying will not be tolerated. We would like to share some practical ideas for promoting awareness from various schools […]

School Field Day Fun – Basketball Speed

This is a great outdoor/indoor Field Day game that requires minimal setup. All you need is two basketballs and two basketball hoops.  Set up two teams; each team lines up behind the free throw line on each side of the court. Give a basketball to the first child of each team. Blow a whistle and the first […]