ActivEd Blog

Continue learning at home with Walkabouts

Posted by Jennifer Weaver-Spencer on Mar 14, 2017 11:10:00 AM

According to a 2016 study, teachers, parents, and even students want to supplement school work with more at-home learning with digital tools. The article 3 Ways to Continue Learning at Home with Technology lists ways to bridge the home-school divide.

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Topics: Walkabouts, Walksheets, home-school connection, technology

Moving and learning work well together

Posted by Jennifer Weaver-Spencer on Mar 9, 2017 11:10:00 AM

Dr. Julian Reed, founder of ActivEd, was recently interviewed for Furman University's News segment on their website.

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Topics: Walkabouts, learning styles, move to learn

Implementing Walkabouts in your school or classroom

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

Are you looking for technology that integrates movement with language arts, reading, and math content and is easy to implement? Walkabouts fits the bill! Following are the 4 keys for a digital implementation and how Walkabouts stacks up to each. 

  1. Bandwith and Saturation: To prepare to use Walkabouts in the classroom, a school should ensure not only sufficient bandwidth for all computers and other devices that will play Walkabouts, but also reliable and consistent access to the internet.
  2. Staff/Community Readiness: A Walkabout can be played in a classroom setting in just a few clicks and requires no intensive teacher preparation. Teachers should tell students they'll be up and out of their seats as they move while they learn with Walkabouts. If desired, teachers can also provide student access to Walkabouts at home to make a home-school connection.
  3. Devices/Platform: The web-based Walkabouts platform is designed to operate easily and effectively using standard equipment available in virtually all classrooms. Necessary technology and equipment include an internet connection, a computer with up-to-date browser, and an optional display or projector. 
  4. Implementation/Rollout: Because Walkabouts supplement what teachers are already covering in the classroom, implementation is as simple as picking a Walkabout to introduce a concept, provide practice on a topic, or review a previously-taught skill. To help teachers implement Walkabouts, ActivEd provides Quick Reference Guides and how-to videos for both teachers and students/parents.

Want to learn more about Walkabouts? 

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Ready to get started moving and learning with Walkabouts? Email contact@activedinc.com!

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Topics: Kinesthetic Learning, Walkabouts, technology

Exploring the benefits of physical activity for students diagnosed with ADHD

Posted by Dr. Julian Reed on Feb 28, 2017 7:15:00 AM

A recent article from the Washington Post details the findings of a new study on people with ADHD. From the article:

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Topics: adhd, move to learn

Youth wellness program success

Posted by Jennifer Weaver-Spencer on Feb 21, 2017 7:25:00 AM

A recent article in The Denver Post praised Aurora, Colorado for "successfully implementing five nutrition, education and wellness goals in two years." The five categories focus on early childhood education options, increasing healthy food choices at city-owned eateries, creating more public places for children to play, and offering nutritional meal programs for children.  

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Topics: move to learn, healthy choices