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Response to the NYTimes article about America’s Reading Crisis

The NYTimes recently posted an article titled, It’s ‘Alarming’: Children Are Severely Behind in Reading. In this blog post, Cynthia Kaye, CEO of Alive Studios, responds to each of the four challenges cited in the article. When I read this article I was glad to see a major publication bringing our reading crisis up front …

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Response to the NYTimes article about America’s Reading Crisis

The NYTimes recently posted an article titled, It’s ‘Alarming’: Children Are Severely Behind in Reading. In this blog post, Cynthia Kaye, CEO of Alive Studios, responds to each of the four challenges cited in...

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How To Make Education Come Alive… even Virtually!

I’m such a big fan of augmented reality as an additional secret weapon in my arsenal of teaching tools!

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Addressing Learning Loss with EdTech Using the Education Stabilization Covid Relief Funds

With the recent approval of the second COVID-19 relief package, school districts will be provided with funds

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3 Features My 1st Graders LOVE about Letters alive… Even Virtually!

“Their engagement went from 0 to 100 and I was able to actually get some real teaching done.”   Guest Blogger: Beth Pittman 1st Grade Teacher, Early Ed Influencer, Blogger Follow me: https://www.instagram.com/flexibleinfirst/ “Since...

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How Letters alive Ignited My Virtual ABC Boot Camp

“Letters alive brings animals to life in 3D so we can use those to review and practice letters, sounds, concepts of print, science, and more! And yes, we ARE using it virtually!”   Guest...

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3 Reasons Why I Chose Alive Studios’ Resources for Remote Learning

“As you may know, capturing kindergarteners’ attention is not easy in person, much less over a computer. So, I had to get creative. I knew just the resource from my classroom that would do...

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4 Learning Resources that Engage Preschoolers At-Home

Recently, we received a phenomenal success story from a mom whose preschooler is excelling at home with four of our remote learning resources (three of which are FREE!). I instantly knew we had to...

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What do you do when the world shuts down? Create a Kids’ TV show!

With schools being temporarily closed, we know that educating children at home presents new challenges.

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3 Awesome Sources for Funding Your Classroom

One of the most common things we hear from teachers is: “Wow! Your product is amazing! I wish I could afford it!” We understand the dilemma teachers and educators face: getting funding for all...

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4 Ways to Engage pre-K Students

Preparing pre-K students for kindergarten and keeping them engaged is a huge undertaking. As pre-K teachers, our goal is to build the basic foundations for early reading and math concepts, beginning their social-emotional learning,...

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Mind-Boggling Student Engagement: Effective and Exciting Ways to Activate Their Brains!

  What are some of the most effective ways to engage your students? In the coming months, our blog will be taking a deeper dive into various ways to activate and engage your students’...

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Got Students Who Don’t Like to Read at All?

#HelpShiftHappen Blog Article by Deb Atchison Got students who don’t like to read at all? Augmented Reality books can change that! As a former student that hated reading, but turned Reading Specialist, I’m astounded...

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Help Make a SHIFT in Education

Guest Blog by: Adam Peterson, TeachersLearn2   It’s no secret that teaching is a tough, demanding, and ever-changing job!  As educators, we are always looking for ways to do more for our students, but...

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Join Our Big Hairy Audacious Goal!

At the beginning of 2018, our team came together to talk about our mission to provide Mind-Boggling Engagement for Early Literacy. We decided that we wanted to come up with a Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal to go...

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Gwinnett County Public Library Introduces Learning alive

The first multi-branch library rollout in the United States! Gwinnett County Public Library Introduces Learning alive™ Kits for Early Readers Thanks to a generous donation from the Atlanta Retailers Association (ARA) that was matched...

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How Augmented Reality Engages ELLs

Need an effective solution for ELLs? Check out this great article from THE Journal: A kindergarten teacher pairs his research-based curriculum with 3D animals to teach and delight his kindergartners. I teach at a...

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Engaging Kindergarteners with Technology

Check out this great PodCast from CoolCat Teacher featuring Greg Smedley-Warren of Kindergarten Smorgasboard! ENGAGING KINDERGARTNERS WITH TECHNOLOGY: AUGMENTED REALITY, IPADS, QR CODES AND MORE Listen to the actual PodCast here! Vicki: How can...

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ELL’s are Making Strides in Literacy with Help from Augmented Reality

Concern for struggling readers and poor literacy scores has educators and special interest groups meeting, blogging, and talking about “awareness” of the issue. Unfortunately, most of the discussion is on just that, “awareness.” There...

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The Instructional Value of Surprise for Knowledge Retention

Teachers can use unexpected events to bring students’ brains to attention and illuminate the pathways to memory storage. Can you think of a time when you were surprised? Of course you can. We all...

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Augmented Reality (3D) Storybook

We are introducing a new augmented reality printed storybook, Amos Alligator Arrives at the Airport, into our current line of reading and math programs for PreK to 3rd graders. Our new interactive storybook is...

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