Across the United States, classrooms are filled with students busy learning with the aid of educational technology (EdTech). In addition, more and more teachers are integrating movement into their lessons. Is it possible to do both at the same time? Yes! Both have educational benefits, and here is how.
Summer is a fantastic time to catch up on your professional development reading. Many educators use the summer to investigate new technologies that can help them in the classroom, collaborate with their teaching community, plan lessons, and/or streamline processes.
Topics: Professional Development
Taking your kids on a summer hike can be an adventure. Incorporating a scavenger hunt into the hike can add competition for older kids and an “I Spy” element for younger kids to keep everyone engaged and excited about both the journey and the destination.
Topics: Active Learning
What is childhood obesity? Obesity in children and adults is a measurement linked to body mass index (BMI). An overweight child or teen has a BMI at or above the 85th percentile and below the 95th percentile for children and teens of the same age and sex. An obese child or teen has a BMI at or above the 95th percentile.
According to a new study, "Physical activity not only makes kids feel better and helps them develop healthy habits, it's also good for the nation's bottom line." The study results were published May 1, 2017 in the journal Health Affairs.