66% of students are anxious about returning to school, according to the Recovery Village. During COVID-19, many students adjusted to learning from home and being around their families more often. As the world begins to re-open, psychologists are noticing higher general and separation anxiety rates in children as they return to the classroom. (Child Mind Institute). When you prepare your classroom for in-person learning, it is crucial to cater to students’ increased anxiety and foster a learning environment where they feel safe.
The digital human experience. What is it? Who builds it? How to we navigate it? What jobs and industries might be created in this new space? In today’s blog we take the first few steps into navigating this experience through an exhibit curated by Matthew Hodge, an Interactive Game Design teacher at CART, an indie game developer, and our guide through this new digital landscape.
Curious about how to use YouTube in your lessons? We have some tips on var connection as part of our #SocialSummer series. Check it out here!
Curious about how to use Twitch in your lessons? We have some tips on var connection as part of our #SocialSummer series. Check it out here!
Curious about how to use #Tiktok in your lessons? We have some tips on var connection as part of our #SocialSummer series.
Meet them where they are at This applies to both the content and the platform. Knowing where your students are watching content, and the types of content they like, you can work elements of that into your lessons, and post on the right platform for your audience. Don’t be afraid to remix Instead of always …
Check out this TED TALK from our friends at Florida Clinicians for Climate Change Reduce, Reuse and Recycle with Makey Makey https://makeymakey.com/blogs/how-to-instructions/creating-makey-makey-instruments This lesson using recycled materials to create instruments is music to our ears! Be sure to check out this lesson and so many more on their blog! Explore Lessons with Discovery
As we all continue to adapt with the constant changes and challenges of the Pandemic, schools have been turning to mindfulness to help students and staff alike. Studies have shown that even just 5 min of mindfulness a day can make a world of difference in student stress, performance, and even interpersonal communications. With that in mind, a lot of schools have been putting together lessons or labs centered around mindfulness for students. Here at the Douglas Stewart Company, we have created a virtual mindfulness lab of our own! You can check it out on the blog, or experience it live in our virtual campus.
With most of a school’s given budget going to fund yearly expenses, grants are vital for schools looking to add in additional tools, resources, and technologies. Grant funding can come from the federal budget, or from a private donor. Grants all come with their own rules and regulations in terms of what the money can be spent on, and what reporting schools may need to provide in return.
The next few weeks on VAR connection will be dedicated to a series on K-12 funding in the United States. This week we are breaking down K-12 Government funding for public schools, how it is given, and how it is spent. Stay tuned to learn more about grants, COVID-19 relief funding, and so much more! …