Empower Kids to be Entrepreneurs and Visionaries – Like Steve Jobs
Nov01

Empower Kids to be Entrepreneurs and Visionaries – Like Steve Jobs

After his death, Apple’s co-founder, Steve Jobs, was memorialized as a man of great vision, someone who knew how to take his dreams and see them through to fruition. While not every child may be suited to become the next co-founder of a tech giant, children can learn to experience success by adopting many of the traits that defined Jobs. His vision, his attention to detail, and his desire to always strive for the best are all traits...

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Enforcing the Zero Tolerance Bullying Initiative in the Classroom
Oct17

Enforcing the Zero Tolerance Bullying Initiative in the Classroom

Teachers, administrators, and superintendents all know that bullying is wrong. In fact, most school districts around the country have instituted a zero tolerance policy toward bullying in school settings. However, just because the school officials are on the same page when it comes to having zero tolerance for bullying doesn’t mean they know what to do about it when they come across it. Tweet Share Teachers are often told they should...

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Developing Character In Young Kids – A Profile Of Abraham Lincoln
Oct05

Developing Character In Young Kids – A Profile Of Abraham Lincoln

  While his role as the 16th President of the United States caused Abraham Lincoln to gain notoriety, it was his character that caused him to be remembered as the great man people see him as today. Behind the man who gave great speeches and led the country during the Civil War was someone who worked hard, believed in honesty, and was never willing to give up, no matter how many times he experienced defeat. Cultivating the same...

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Inspiring Kids to Be Innovators and Leaders – Like Bill Gates
Sep30

Inspiring Kids to Be Innovators and Leaders – Like Bill Gates

  With an attorney for a father and a teacher for a mother, it may seem like Bill Gates was destined for success. While his parents certainly had power and influence, Gates was determined not to rely on them to provide for him and instead set out to make his own opportunities. Despite dropping out of Harvard, he started one of largest tech companies in the world and himself became one of the richest men in the world and he did it...

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Ways iPads can Help Children with Special Needs
Sep22

Ways iPads can Help Children with Special Needs

Tweet Share When it comes to finding technology to help children with special needs, there are plenty of devices to choose from – if you want to spend thousands of dollars. Many of the assistive devices, software titles, and other technology available to help children with special needs come with a limited audience and a high price tag. With the iPad, schools and parents can access much of the same technology, and more, on a single...

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Build a Classroom to Empower Kids
Sep14

Build a Classroom to Empower Kids

  Learning should be fun and engaging, but kids often think it is the opposite. Endless lectures, text-heavy slideshow presentations, and hard-to-understand textbooks do not make it any easier. Rather than boring kids with traditional teaching methods and resources, teachers should seek to empower kids, building a classroom around their needs and interests in an attempt to make learning fun again. Catering to Learning Styles Not...

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Utilizing iPads in the Digital Classroom
Sep12

Utilizing iPads in the Digital Classroom

  In 2013, the Los Angeles Unified School District started a program to put an iPad in the hands of every student. Soon after the program’s implementation, headlines broadcasted the program’s failure. Students had the iPads, but they did not know how to use them effectively. In today’s digital classroom, giving students access to technology is not enough. Teachers must also help them discover how to use the technology for...

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Empowering the Next Generation of Scientists through STEM
Sep09

Empowering the Next Generation of Scientists through STEM

It is a well-known fact that U.S. students lag significantly behind their international peers when it comes to science and math skills. The 2011 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) found that the U.S. ranked 7th in fourth-grade science skills and 11th in fourth-grade math. At the 8th grade level, students in the U.S. ranked 9th in eighth-grade math and 10th in 8th grade science. While those numbers may not...

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Using the iPad to Enhance Learning at Home
Sep07

Using the iPad to Enhance Learning at Home

  When it comes to learning at home, parents often do not have access to the same reserves of textbooks, worksheets, and other learning resources that teachers do. They also may not have time to take kids to museums or engage them in lengthy one-on-one learning experiences every day. What they may have, however, is an iPad and access to a large collection of resources designed specifically with learning in mind. Tweet Share...

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How School Superintendents and Teachers Should Proactively Monitor Bullying
Sep07

How School Superintendents and Teachers Should Proactively Monitor Bullying

  Bullying has become a hot-button issue in the world of education. With a rash of news stories about students engaging in violence as a result of bullying, even taking their own lives, it’s something schools and teachers should take seriously. However, handling bullying can be tricky. Schools must determine what constitutes as bullying and how to separate the true cases of bullying from occasional name-calling. They must also...

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Socratic learning and iPads in the classroom
Sep01

Socratic learning and iPads in the classroom

Socrates was a thinker from ancient times. His theory as a teacher was that asking questions would increase learning. Through questioning, students learn better than they would just by listening to a teacher or reading a book. The fact that students have to get involved in a discussion means that they must know the information in order to ask questions and answer them, too. Many students really enjoy Socratic discussions because they...

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Building a love of reading one book at a time
Aug15

Building a love of reading one book at a time

There is no doubt that children love to play with computers and tablets. The advent of the tablet has made it easier than ever for children to become comfortable using technology at very young ages. Where older generations had to be taught to use technology, it seems like children leave the womb being able to use smartphones and iPads. Kids and Their Ease with Technology The challenge for parents is not in teaching kids how to use...

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Teach Your Kids to Problem Solve
Aug07

Teach Your Kids to Problem Solve

  When you were growing up, you probably had to memorize a lot of facts in order to graduate from high school. That was just how things were done. However, this is not the ideal way to educate children because in the real world, the ability to recall memorized information means very little. The true need for society today is problem solving skills. Future generations face mounting problems in every aspect of life. To make a...

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Enhancing the Classroom Using the iPad
Aug01

Enhancing the Classroom Using the iPad

Technology is everywhere. Students’ exposure to technology is pervasive throughout their lives, with almost every aspect of their waking moments tinged with high-tech influences. Schools must acknowledge that fact and take steps to incorporate technology whenever possible to take advantage of students’ interest and aptitude in all things technological. Tweet Share The iPad is one of the best ways to incorporate technology in the...

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Touring history with iPads in the classroom
Aug01

Touring history with iPads in the classroom

Tweet Share When my principal visited my classroom last spring to ask if I wanted to have a set of iPads in my classroom, I had to say yes. I knew that technology was vital to the success of my students in the present and future; but as someone who had never held an iPad, I was a little scared of my quick answer. I knew they would be helpful for my 5th graders with math, science, and reading, but I had no idea how much fun it would be...

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Digitize Your School and Empower Your Students – iPads in the classroom
Jul27

Digitize Your School and Empower Your Students – iPads in the classroom

  Right now, in schools across the country, students are lining up at the principal’s office to drop off their mobile devices so they don’t become a distraction during class. They turn them off, put them in a safe box and leave them in the dark until the final bell rings. Then, they line up at the office again to retrieve their devices. It’s a routine that repeats itself over and over again as more kids get on the grid. Tweet...

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