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Tips to keep video lessons fresh

Tips to keep video lessons fresh

  All month long we have been talking about ideas to boost student engagement here on VAR Connection. One simple way to keep students engaged is simply to freshen things up and introduce some change into the classroom. Even though many educators are still teaching remotely, there are still ways to revamp the virtual space … Continue reading

Virtual Ways to Celebrate the Holidays

Virtual Ways to Celebrate the Holidays

While the holiday season may look a little different this year, there are still plenty of things you can do to spread a little extra cheer. We’ve compiled a list (and checked it twice) of projects from our partners that really got us in to the holiday spirit. Makey Makey https://makeymakey.com/blogs/how-to-instructions/hacking-holiday-led-light-strings-with-makey-makey https://www.instructables.com/Makey-Makey-Holiday-Jukebox/ iRobot Holiday sweater- … Continue reading

Ed Tech Tools to help beat the COVID Slide

Ed Tech Tools to help beat the COVID Slide

Last week we talked about the impact that COVID- 19 has had on education this year. As renaissance reported, students seem to be performing well in reading, but are really starting to fall behind in math. What can we do to help students stay on track and improve learning outcomes while they learn virtually? Reading … Continue reading

How Has the COVID Slide Impacted Students?

How Has the COVID Slide Impacted Students?

Before school even started, educators and experts across the education industry were concerned about “the COVID slide”. Much like the summer slide, the COVID slide refers to a loss of knowledge or struggle to meet benchmark metrics that many students may face after difficulties with zoom learning and connectivity issues. The subjects that were the … Continue reading

Celebrate STEAM/STEM Day

Celebrate STEAM/STEM Day

November 8 is international STEAM/STEM day. While this year celebrations will have to look a little different, there are still plenty of ways to join in on the fun. Here are some of our favorite ideas for how to get involved. Get creative Whether it is coding, art, an experiment, or finding a new way … Continue reading