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Top K-12 Educational Events You Should Attend in 2023

Top K-12 Educational Events You Should Attend in 2023

Meeting old and new contacts within the education space in 2022 was a refreshing change from social distancing. Our Sales Team had energizing conversations with resellers and educators about trending K-12 products and the future of education. We can’t wait to connect with trendsetting K-12 vendors, resellers, and educators in this new year. Are these … Continue reading

Hilarious Holiday Memes for Teachers

Hilarious Holiday Memes for Teachers

Sometimes you need a little bit of humor to get through your day. Enjoy a laugh or two with these holiday teacher memes that we find amusing. Source:  We are Teachers Source:  Board Teachers Source: Someecards #Truth Source: MemeGenerator.net Enjoying too much holiday cheer Source: California Casualty What’s your go-to resource to manage teacher life? … Continue reading

Making the Grade: Preparing Students for Spring Assessments

Making the Grade: Preparing Students for Spring Assessments

Spring testing is fast approaching. Over the past year, schools nationwide have been implementing evidenced-based initiatives to accelerate post-pandemic learning. Policymakers will use these upcoming state assessments to qualify the effectiveness of these initiatives, making spring assessments feel even more like high stakes testing than ever before. As a teacher, you might already be feeling … Continue reading

Tricks to Help Students Beat Writer’s Block

Tricks to Help Students Beat Writer’s Block

Creative writing can build better English and Language Arts skills, but creative writing is a different beast. If students are uncertain how to start writing, they’ll face what all writers, even professional writers, dread – writer’s block. Here are six activities to inspire their writing. When reading a book, poem, short story, or other lesson, … Continue reading

Explore the Future of K-12 Esports: Competitive Coding

Explore the Future of K-12 Esports: Competitive Coding

Esports has gained recognition as a legitimate growth opportunity for students since 2018 when the National Federation of State Highschool Associations deemed Esports an official sport (NEA.org). Many competitions are open to students, and several colleges offer Esports scholarships. Now there is another branch in Esports growing in popularity: competitive coding. The mainstream gamification of … Continue reading

Bookmark these K-12 Coding Competitions

Bookmark these K-12 Coding Competitions

Bookmark these 2023 STEM competitions that can help students build their leadership, team building, and coding skills in the new year. Looking for more reasons to sign them up? Check out our post on “6 Benefits of Robotics Competitions.” STEM Competitions 1. Wonder Workshop’s Wonder League Robotics Competition (WLRC) Your students can compete with students … Continue reading

Diversifying Teachers to Boost Equity

Diversifying Teachers to Boost Equity

Recruiting minority teachers is a goal for school districts across the U.S. Generation Z is the most culturally diverse generation of Americans, and arguably students will benefit from teachers who reflect this plurality of race and culture. While today it’s hard to find new black educators, that was not always the case. History in brief: … Continue reading

Conquering the Digital Divide: What’s the next hurdle?

Conquering the Digital Divide: What’s the next hurdle?

Arguably phase one of advancing digital equity came down to providing a device for every student, and the pandemic fast-tracked these efforts. Then the pandemic revealed another digital equity hurdle: internet access. Phase two revolved around addressing connectivity issues and kids unable to do their homework, which became known as “The Homework Gap.” The Emergency … Continue reading

Keeping Students Safe on Social

To keep students safe on social media, they need to be aware of many issues, including addictiveness, cyberbullying, age-inappropriate content, and viral social media stunts. For Mental Health Awareness Month, here are a few ways to approach discussions about social media habits to protect students’ safety and mental health. Discuss what students like on social … Continue reading