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Using Movement-Based EdTech to Engage Students

Posted by Jennifer Weaver-Spencer on Aug 17, 2017 8:00:00 AM

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. 

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Topics: Walkabouts, movement in the classroom

3 Professional Development Books to Make You a Tech-Savvy Educator

Posted by Jennifer Weaver-Spencer on Aug 3, 2017 8:03:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Professional Development

Using Visuals to Support Learning in Math

Posted by Jennifer Weaver-Spencer on May 11, 2017 8:22:00 AM

recent article in Education Week cites research supporting the use of visuals, including counting on fingers, to help students learn and succeed in math.

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Topics: Research on Visual Learning

Infographic: The ABCs of Early Childhood Education

Posted by Jennifer Weaver-Spencer on Apr 25, 2017 7:25:00 AM

Did you know that April 22028 is the Week of the Young Child? To celebrate, we wanted to share this infographic from Rasmussen College on the ABCs of Early Childhood Education. While each of these is important, we at ActivEd are particularly fond of H for Healthy fitness habits and N for Nutritional awareness. Check out the following image for all of the ABCs!

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Topics: early childhood

How Can Yoga Benefit Students?

Posted by Jennifer Weaver-Spencer on Apr 18, 2017 7:15:00 AM

Students at Weddington Middle School in Matthews, NC are starting off some school days with yoga. According to the article, "It’s called 'Moga,' or middle school yoga. Students practice breathing, relaxation, even meditation."

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Topics: Student Health, healthy choices, yoga, middle school