Tag Archive: school

Aug 25

A new schoolyear: get your ideas here

Get yourself ready for the new schoolyear! Try some of our themed worksheets, craft ideas or games for your classroom. Check the overview page to see the availble themes!  

Aug 20

Getting ready to go back to school

If you have kids, late July, August and early September represents over summer ending, cooler weather and fall foliage. School begins one time again for millions of kids across the country. Getting your kid prepared, irrespective of whether they are in Kindergarten or a senior in high school, is a must. Here are some tips …

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Sep 01

H1N1 flu prevention in schools

Recently the United States government unveiled their guidelines aimed at stopping the spread of “2009 H1N1 influenza”  in schools. Now that school is starting again in most countries in the Northern Hemisphere, there is a growing concern about what’s going to happen. What does all this mean for people working in schools? Basically, it’s a …

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Feb 17

Obama’s stimulus bill: good news for education?

A big portion of president Obama’s stimulus bill for the US economy is reserved for education. So is this good news for everyone working in education? In the new plan, education gets about $150 billion in new spending, including $79 billion for state education aid and billions more for (much needed) school modernization. I personally …

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Sep 11

Laptops for kindergarten students

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A new pilot has just started in Canada (link) to supply 4 year old kindergarten students with laptops, to be used in the classroom. During the pilot, the computers will be used “in both reading circle and outside the building to explore nature”. Huh, what is that I thought? Exploring nature with a laptop? Anyway, …

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Aug 07

Teaching statistics

I was looking for information of teaching jobs on the website of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, and found some interesting statistics that I wanted to share with you: In the USA, of all occupations in the elementary and secondary school category, there are 64,000 preschool teachers, 160,000 kindergarten teachers, 1.4 million elementary school teachers, …

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Jul 28

Audio cassette tapes in the classroom

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Last week I posted a message about the utilization of new media on primary/elementary schools. I then thought of some reasons why the usage of internet and computers is still relatively small. After speaking with some teachers, I found out there are at least two other good reasons: 1) Money. Let’s face it, although governments …

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