Unconferences first started popping up in 1998, and have been a fun and unconventional way of hosting conferences ever sense. While in person unconferences are still on hold, we are excited to be hosting our very own in our Virbela campus starting in May! Before that starts, we thought we would tell you a bit …
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.
This year National Robotics Week is April 3-11, but here at DSC we are celebrating ALL. MONTH. LONG. While the ways to celebrate our truly endless, we thought we would highlight 3 of our favorites that will work for any classroom set up! Whether your students are in the classroom or learning from home, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate robotics week
Recently our team had a week long team bonding workshop in our DStewart EDU Campus powered by Virbela. We had so much fun really diving in to the possibilites of our virtual world as a team, and wanted to share our top 5 tips with you.
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 …
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 …
With in person events being cancelled until at least the start of 2021, many organizations have been turning to virtual events in order to still interact with their audience and share meaningful connection. In July we hosted our own virtual event, and here are the top 4 lessons we learned:
With Virtual learning and online resources being a vital part of learning in 2020, Cyber security and good internet hygiene have never been more important. From zoom bombing to keeping student’s safe on the internet, here are 3 common cybersecurity and internet safety issues and what you can do to prevent them.
Typically extracurriculars are a great way to encourage students to stay engaged and connect with their peers. In the age of COVID-19, a lot has had to change quickly. For many schools, that has meant cancelling activities, or at the very least changing the way these groups meet and practice.
As districts prepare to welcome students, educators, and staff back for another year of learning, there is still a lot of uncertainly about when and if learning will take place in person. In order to reopen their building safely, there are a few tools districts will need to have.