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Walkabouts Has A New Blog!

Posted by Jennifer Weaver-Spencer on Aug 6, 2018 8:00:00 AM

We are so excited to announce that Walkabouts has a new blog! We'll be moving all our previous blog content to the new site so you can find all our posts on research, active learning and education technology in one place. To read the latest, visit www.getwalkabouts.com/blog!

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Topics: Walkabouts, Walkabouts activity

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

Kids who Exercise Spend Less on Medical Bills

Posted by Dr. Julian Reed on May 18, 2017 8:11:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Research, exercise, Health and Wellness for Young Children

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

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Walkabouts are online adventures that transform math, language arts, and reading fundamentals into standards-based, movement-rich lessons for Pre-K through second grade students. At ActivEd, we know that kids learn more, are more engaged, and are healthier when they are active both in and out of the classroom. 

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