Celebrate Hanukkah in Your Classroom

Celebrating Hanukkah

Blog is written by Rabbi Jonathon Simons. A Jewish studies teacher from the UK. He teaches coding and robotics to primary school children and is CEO of his own company Code Inventorz. Why celebrate Hanukkah? As our schools become more multicultural, celebrating different cultures in the classroom is increasingly important. All students should feel safe […]

Showing gratitude with friendsgiving

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We’re often so busy in our day-to-day lives that we forget to show gratitude to the people who care about us the most, our friends. So, we thought, instead of having a traditional Thanksgiving Day and Thanksgiving dinner, why not put a slight twist on events and celebrate Friendsgiving instead? Because friends are worthy of […]

Halloween in the Classroom

Halloween Classroom Party

Halloween is one of the United States’ most loved celebrations (roughly 70% of Americans join in the Halloween fun on October 31). However, this fab-boo-lous day actually has its roots in Europe and is now celebrated by people from all over the living world. Halloween, or All Hallows’ Eve, can be traced back to the […]

Importance of handwriting in the modern classroom | Logitech

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The need to flex our writing skills with physical pen and paper is becoming increasingly rare. So, why do we still bother teaching handwriting in schools? Technology gives us interactive, instant letter formation through typing and apps. Isn’t it obvious that the next generation will need even less handwriting practice than we did? If writing […]

Don’t DIS my ABILITIES | Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

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By Patricia Ferris, Instructional Technology Coach, Learning Technology Center Edited by Sam Fishel, Digital Content Specialist, Learning Technology Center While scrolling through my news feed recently, I came across a caption that I’ve been thinking about ever since – “Don’t DIS my ABILITIES!” Those four words have really stuck with me because they perfectly capture […]

Diwali | The Festival of Lights

Happy Diwali

Written by Kami Hero Sanchita Ghosh, Head of History Department at Sanskriti School, New Delhi, India. Diwali (or Deepavali) is one of the biggest festivals in India. Even though it has its origins in the practices of the Hindu religion, several religious communities participate in the festivities with equal vigor today! It’s a festival of […]

Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month (and Dyslexia Awareness Month) — a time to reflect on, and increase awareness about, the millions of learners who have specific learning disabilities, learning differences, or learning disorders. It’s a time to share tools, strategies, and initiatives to make the school year more enabling and productive for those who […]

Tips for Fake News Lesson Planning

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Fake news is everywhere and it’s causing very real problems – from interfering with political elections to undermining public health. Nearly 80% of United States consumers report having seen fake news related to Covid-19, according to research by Statista. More broadly speaking, all global citizens who have access to digital information are subject to fake […]

How to Use Social Media in the Classroom

Social Media in the Classroom

Social media cops a lot of flack, with many arguing the online world is a distraction for students and their learning. With smartphones in the back pockets of students everywhere, young people are spending a record number of hours on apps like Snapchat and TikTok – so it’s easy to see why social media has […]

Classroom Setup Ideas for Teachers

Classroom Setup Ideas

New school year, new classroom, sure! But why not, new semester, new classroom? There’s never a bad time to refresh and redesign your learning environment for the best social, emotional, and academic results. When looking at your space and classroom decor, ask yourself three questions: Is this helping my students learn? Is this minimizing distractions? […]