December 2nd is National Special Education Day and it holds a special place in the hearts of educators and advocates alike. On this day in 1975, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was signed into law, reaffirming the importance of inclusive education for students with special needs. As we commemorate this occasion, it's an opportune time to delve into its history, grasp its significance, and explore how technology, such as interactive displays and learning apps, plays a pivotal role in promoting inclusivity in today's classrooms.
Happy Red Planet Day, Educators! Red Planet Day celebrates Mars, encouraging exploration and understanding. Today, let's embark on an exciting journey to explore Mars with your students through simple lessons, 3D printing, and robotics. Get ready to make the Red Planet come alive in your classroom!
November was National Gratitude Month but it’s certainly not the only time we can reflect on how we show our appreciation. As we get ready to close the year, let’s explore the profound connection between gratitude, kindness, and the positive impact they have on our lives, relationships, and communities. While expressing thanks was integral to this month's theme, let's delve into how acts of kindness, both big and small, not only highlight gratitude but also play a crucial role in fostering positive relationships and strengthening the fabric of our communities.
Teachers, are you ready for winter break? Your students are, too, so bring some excitement to your classrooms as winter break approaches using your interactive displays. They are excellent tools that can turn any lesson into an engaging adventure. Whether you're teaching language arts, any STEM class, art, history, or any other subject, these activities will “spark” some enjoyment and engage both you and your students in the weeks leading up to winter break.
How can district and school decision makers help to transform teaching and learning with the technology choices they make? Decision makers play a crucial role in shaping the educational landscape by analyzing student data and teacher feedback, ensuring that innovative technologies are selected to support students in expanding their language skills. For instance, when it comes to vocabulary building for young children and English learners, interactive displays and classroom audio have proven to be invaluable tools that engage and invite active participation. By making thoughtful choices, decision makers contribute to creating vibrant and effective learning environments. Let’s explore how interactive displays and classroom audio can transform the educational landscape for both educators and students alike.
World Children's Day, observed annually on November 20th, is an occasion dedicated to promoting international togetherness and awareness among children worldwide. Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1954, this day marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in 1989. It serves as a reminder of the ongoing need to advocate for, protect, and celebrate the rights of every child.
As we wrap up American Education Week, we applaud the relentless dedication of educators and their pivotal role in enriching the lives and learning experiences of their students. The education landscape is constantly evolving, and learning to navigate change is vital. As we continue to appreciate educators, let's explore how change management, professional development, and ongoing support are empowering educators to be even more amazing than they already are.
Ever thought about those amazing folks who step in for our regular teachers and keep the learning going smoothly? Let's talk about those dynamic “Guest Educators” and recognize their efforts on Substitute Teachers Day (November 17, 2023).
In a celebration of dedication and innovation in the field of education, we are thrilled to share the incredible news that Ron Clark Academy (Atlanta, GA) science teacher, Daniel Thompson, has been named a finalist for the prestigious eSchool News Hero Educator Awards.
In the first official episode of Unbox Innovation, Boxlight’s newest podcast series, Host Gabrielle Bejarano had a chat with Preston Trebas, STEM Training and Development Specialist, to discuss the challenges teachers face in today's educational landscape, with a special focus on fostering creativity in the classroom.