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The 10 Best Portable Classroom Speakers for Teachers

The 10 Best Portable Classroom Speakers for Teachers

Ready to get pumping with some new classroom speakers? One thing my students have always loved is the ability to listen to coursebook audios and music in class. Speakers are a great tool to have when showing that movie that went with a book you read in class. Having a set of speakers for your classroom with good sound quality is one of the best things you can do for your class and motivates your students to learn. While most students carry around a set of their own headphones or earbuds, kids always like to hear their song requests come over our classroom computer speakers.
Typical …

10 Classroom Bean Bag Chairs for a Cozy Reading Corner

10 Classroom Bean Bag Chairs for a Cozy Reading Corner

Who doesn’t love bean bag chairs? In 2020, many of these chairs have been tucked away in the name of safety, however, these will be out again soon enough! Classrooms now have bean bags, stability balls, body pillows, couches, and more to accommodate students in learning better. A better environment equals more learning. So if you may need help finding durable, high-quality beanbags, look no further. Here we have compiled a list of the top 10 classroom bean bag chairs to help you decide the for the best beanbags in your classroom ( or school)!
Our list at a glance

Big Joe Classic 98 Bean …

The 7 Best Rolling Bags and Rolling Totes for Teachers

The 7 Best Rolling Bags and Rolling Totes for Teachers

Teachers are constantly moving. Whether they are moving from classroom to classroom, flying from one side of the world to the other, or teaching from home, the need for multipurpose teacher bags is more important than ever! It isn’t unusual anymore to see rolling totes for teachers around all of their supplies from one place to the other.
Moreover, the average teacher isn’t just looking for something that is specifically designed for teachers, they are looking for fashion rolling shopper tote bags, things with wheels…anything that will best …

The 8 Best Rolling Carts for Teachers

The 8 Best Rolling Carts for Teachers

Education today has changed drastically! Many teachers are teaching online and need a place in their homes to store some of their materials for online video lessons, while others move around from classroom to classroom with a rolling cart. There is still the traditional learning style where kids are still in their normal classroom, and those carts are a method of storage and utility to be used throughout the space. Whichever way and atmosphere you are teaching in, we have compiled a list of the best rolling carts for teachers!
Top 8 Best Rolling Carts for Teachers at a Glance…

Best Way to Record Lectures – Devices, Apps and Policies

Best Way to Record Lectures – Devices, Apps and Policies

In this article, we will talk about the best way to record lectures and compare recording devices and apps. We will also talk about the recording policies of a lecture.
One of the most challenging aspects of college is listening to a lecture and staying focused on taking notes, and making sure you have the important written down.  If you struggle with learning content the first time after a lecture, you will want to record it so you can listen to it again.   Lecture capture is the process of recording classroom lectures. Lecture recording has been a way for students to go back and listen to the lecture to make sure they have adequate notes.  66% of students favor lecture capture …

How to Create a Project-Based Learning Lesson

How to Create a Project-Based Learning Lesson

As we discussed the pros and cons of project-based learning in our last article, let’s dive into how to create a project-based learning lesson.
Project-based Learning (PBL) is not a new term or concept. It has been around for over a century, but there has been a considerable push in teachers’ teaching, with the outcome being some projects within the last decade. It encourages students to use critical thinking skills and start to develop 21st- century skills by answer a question or …

Pros and Cons of Project-Based Learning

Pros and Cons of Project-Based Learning

With a big push in Project-Based Learning in the last decade, educators are beginning to wonder if it is all cut up to be. It is so time-consuming to implement, and students may not buy-in to a different style. We will examine the pros and cons of Project-Based Learning. But, before we jump into that, let’s look at what Project-Based Learning is and how it differs from Problem-Based Learning.
What is Project-Based Learning?

Best Digital Teacher Planner Jul 2020 – Aug 2021

Best Digital Teacher Planner Jul 2020 – Aug 2021

Teacher digital planners have changed quite a bit in the last few years. A classroom teacher plan book continues to change from simple books with boxes to big bulky books with stickers and a dozen different sections to help with organization. There is a wide variety of planners, including planner templates that can be updated portrait or landscape layouts. Classroom teacher plan books are often just one of the many resources in an editable teacher binder. Paper planner? Digital teacher planners? Decisions can be difficult, but digital teacher planners are the next generation.
There are …

4 Fun and Easy Virtual Classroom Games and Activities

4 Fun and Easy Virtual Classroom Games and Activities

Online learning can be fun, even in bigger groups. In this article, you will find 4 fun and easy virtual classroom games and activities to boost up your student’s motivation and to bring fun into online classrooms. Teachers know that bringing games into the classroom boosts student engagement in a virtual learning environment. Finding a game that allows the teacher to integrate content into the virtual classroom can be a challenge. Teachers can easily transfer several popular and fun games to the virtual world, such as: Jeopardy, Taboo, Pictionary, and of course, Kahoot! Below, you will find descriptions of how to set these virtual classroom games and activities up and…

What Are Choose Your Own Adventure Books

What Are Choose Your Own Adventure Books

In a “choose your own adventure” book, the reader can choose the storyline’s direction at many different points in the story. The story can take on many different plot-points, yet it still has a certain plot orientation. Some are character-driven; some are action-oriented. Others are absurd or complex. But what are choose your own adventure books and what makes them so special?
The Endings
Most “choose your own adventure” books offer dozens of possible endings; some even offer hundreds of possible endings. The number of endings a “choose …

How to Create a Bitmoji Classroom in 6 Simple Steps

How to Create a Bitmoji Classroom in 6 Simple Steps

For those looking for a one-liner to define just what exactly a Bitmoji classroom is, here you go:
A Bitmoji classroom is a visual of a virtual classroom or online learning space created in a slide deck program such as PowerPoint or Google Slides.
That’s all! Depending on preference, the teacher can choose to use images that look like photographs, therefore adding an element of realism; or they can use bitmojis that have more of an animated look for increased whimsy.
Teachers Create Bitmoji Classrooms
If you wonder what the Bitmoji craze is all about, you are in the right place. Like many hot topics in education, the making of a Bitmoji …

Best Teacher Backpack for Winter in 2020 / 2021

Best Teacher Backpack for Winter in 2020 / 2021

A teacher backpack gives teachers better ease of movement and more comfort. To make it to our list of the best teacher backpacks, the backpack must be highly-rated, hold a laptop, and have small pockets for smaller accessories. We looked for affordable backpacks that look professional and stylish. Besides, we wanted teacher backpacks that could double as a travel backpack or a day pack.
What to Look for in a Teacher Backpack
While some teachers prefer teacher handbags or a teacher tote bag, others prefer teacher backpacks with extra features. Some popular features …

What You Need in Your Substitute Teacher Bag – With Checklist

What You Need in Your Substitute Teacher Bag – With Checklist

It’s 5:00 on a weekday, and your phone is ringing. You know, the local school is calling. They need a substitute teacher. You didn’t have time to write lesson plans for the day, but there is no need to panic. You know that you have your substitute teacher bag packed with everything you need. Now, you can fully focus on your substitute teaching.

Why is STEM Education Important?

Why is STEM Education Important?

Let’s face it; STEM is one of the buzziest buzzwords floating around in education right now. STEM subscription boxes are not uncommon. Despite their prevalence, most of us are still feeling pretty lost in understanding STEM education and its overall question of why STEM education is important. After all, aren’t children already being taught subjects such as math and science? Well, yes, but STEM education is pretty different in both curriculum and approach.
STEM is comprehensive and inclusive, allowing it…

Coding for Kids – What Parents and Teachers Should Know

Coding for Kids – What Parents and Teachers Should Know

Coding for kids is included in many school curricula around the world. It was initially thought of as a nice additional skill to learn. Over time, coding has progressed to be a core area in many institutions focusing on STEM. There are several reasons to teach coding and why it has grown in popularity.
8 Reasons Your Child Should Learn How to Code
Let us start with the reasons why your child should learn to code. At the end of this article, we will talk about why Java is a great programming language to learn for kids.
1. The younger, the better
Coding was seen as a…

What is the Best Kind of Teacher Bag?

What is the Best Kind of Teacher Bag?

A teacher needs to look stylish but professional. For a complete style, a teacher should match teacher clothing with a suitable bag, shoes for teachers, and newly added to the shopping list: teacher face masks. As you’re searching for the perfect teacher bag, you’ll want to consider certain aspects of the bag. As each teacher likes different bags, we believe these are highly important when choosing a bag. …

Fall Decorations for Online Classes in 2021

Fall Decorations for Online Classes in 2021

Whether your school made the transition to online learning or you’re only taking your skills virtual doesn’t mean you have to go without exciting fall decorations for online classes. While many students are accustomed to seeing their teachers in front of bare white walls or a virtual classroom background, creating a bit of fall ambiance behind your computer camera is a great way to create visual interest for online learners. By simply creating an engaging space behind you, students may be more likely to stay focused on you and less on other distractions.
Best Fall Decoration for …

Best LEGO Robotics Kits for Middle School Students

Best LEGO Robotics Kits for Middle School Students

If you are looking for educational LEGO robotic kits for your middle schooler, then you are on the right page. We reviewed the best LEGO robot kits available on Amazon.
There’s nothing better for a child than a flourishing mind. Even adults find the joy and excitement of building their LEGO robot kit. Building a LEGO robot combines the fun of building LEGOs and the complexity of coding. Kids and adults alike will benefit from quality LEGO robots. We took a look at some of the best LEGO robotics kits available to see which robots stood out above the rest. We picked three LEGO robot kits that we feel give middle schoolers the perfect amount of …

The 6 Best Document Cameras for Teachers in 2021

The 6 Best Document Cameras for Teachers in 2021

One great way to keep students interested and engaged throughout class is with a document camera for teachers. These classroom additions have been around for decades but have always been a fantastic way to keep students focused and learning as a group. With the recent upgrades and newest tech, document cameras have become a necessity for any teacher looking to end the printing of thousands of sheets of paper a year.
Document cameras are a great teaching tool to grab the focus of your students. The lesson becomes interesting and accessible to all students. Document cameras are a great tool for online classes to stream and share documents with your students.
We’ve compiled …

How to Use A Teacher Planner – Three Things to Consider

How to Use A Teacher Planner – Three Things to Consider

When looking to purchase a teacher planner, it is essential to consider many components of the planner to ensure it has everything you want and need. The features we looked for included sections, how it was dated, and paper quality. Below is our take on three components and how to use a teacher planner to get the most out of it.
The Teacher Planner Sections
With the critical point of a teacher planner being organization, we want the planners to have all the essential information in one area. Planners need a place to …