fbpx
Alive Studios' Blog

Latest Blog Post

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

“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 this past March, we’ve been distance learning in our California school district. Just like everyone else, we were all scrambling to …

Read More

 

Our Blog Posts

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 this past March, we’ve been distance learning in our California school district. Just like everyone else, we were all scrambling to …

Read More

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 Blogger: Mr. Greg Smedley-Warren Kindergarten Teacher, International Speaker, Curriculum Developer Follow me: https://www.facebook.com/kindergarten.smorgasboard.7/ “About ten years ago I began developing a …

Read More

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 the trick…”   Guest Blogger: Amanda Lewig Kindergarten Teacher, Masters in Curriculum Instruction, 2020 Teacher of the Year Nominee Follow me: …

Read More

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 share her story with you! See how she uses our Zoo Crew Alphabet Show, Journals alive app, Letters alive Journals, and …

Read More

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.

Read More

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 the cool stuff they know their students need. Because we are so committed to helping kids, we are sharing three resources …

Read More

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, and working with them on physical abilities such as motor skills. Adding to this challenge is the fact that pre-K teachers …

Read More

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’ brains along with examples of how teachers are using these approaches in their classrooms. According to brain research, the more engaged …

Read More

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 by the statistic from the National Report Card that says that only 37% of our 4th graders are reading proficiently. This …

Read More

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 sometimes we all need a little help to do so!  So, today I’m offering some help to all of you who …

Read More

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 along with our mission. If you’re not familiar with a BHAG, it’s an idea from the book, “Built to Last” by …

Read More

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 by the Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia, Alive Studios (https://bit.ly/2zvt5tF) is equipping all 15 Gwinnett County Public Library branches with its …

Read More

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 Title 1 school and have 21 students in my kindergarten classroom. My students speak six different languages, and 95 percent of …

Read More

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 we engage kindergarteners with technology? Today we have a kindergarten teacher from Nashville, Greg Smedley Warren @kindersmorgie, or as his students …

Read More

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 aren’t many new ideas coming down the pipeline to help teachers reach this new age of children and their hunger for …

Read More

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 can. There’s actually a scientific reason that explains our ability to recall such times, as Dr. Judy Willis, a neurologist and …

Read More

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 one of only a handful in early education that utilizes the emerging technology known as augmented reality. The accompanying free Storybooks …

Read More

Another Cool Augmented Reality Tool

Hello fellow CEO’s … Chief Education Officers! I am blessed with the opportunity to speak at several educational conferences around the country about augmented reality… one of my favorite topics. I know we develop our own augmented reality software for classrooms, but it is always good to see what others are doing with this cool …

Read More

Volume Bonus for School Districts

Below is a recent Press Release announcing our Proficient by 3rd Grade District Level Volume Bonus Program: Alive Studios Helps School Districts Win the Reading Challenges for At Risk Students Alive Studios is introducing a Proficient by 3rd Grade Volume Bonus program for school districts to test and prove the Letters alive early learning reading …

Read More

Letters/Math alive Now on DonorsChoose

The wait is finally over! One of the common questions we receive after teachers fall in love with our software is “Are Letters alive and Math alive on DonorsChoose.org?” Now, we can answer with an enthusiastic, “Yes!” Thanks to our friends at Kaplan Early Learning Company, our reading and math learning kits are now posted …

Read More

Subscribe to our Blog