9 Fun Geoboard Games And Apps For Little Learners

A geoboard is a fun learning tool for kids, especially for elementary and middle school students. As there are many advantages associated with a geoboard, teachers often use it as a physical manipulative in classrooms. But sometimes, it is easier to use a virtual manipulative rather than deal with the challenges of using a physical … Read more

Geoboard Advantages & Disadvantages

Advantages and disadvantages of geoboard

Teachers use a wide variety of manipulatives in the classroom to teach and help students learn. One of the lot is a geoboard. It is a simple mathematical manipulative used in classrooms to allow students to practice and explore basic math concepts. Educators have been using geoboards for a long time, and their application and … Read more

DIY: How To Make A Geoboard At Home? *Step-By-Step Guide*

DIY Geoboard

Being a parent, I am on a constant lookout for tools to do interesting playful activities with my kid. One tool that has become an all-time favorite in our household is a geoboard. So, what is a geoboard? A geoboard is a mathematical manipulative extensively used by educators and parents to teach basic mathematical concepts … Read more

8 Hands-on Solar System Activities For Middle School Students

The solar system is one of the most intriguing topics for students. There’s so much to learn and explore, which leaves kids spellbound. While numerous books are available that deliver information about the solar system, getting kids involved in some interesting activities that raise their curiosity toward our majestic solar system is a good idea.  … Read more

Easy DIY Blending Board for Phonics Lessons

Blending is a technique used to teach little learners how to read. To read effectively, kids must first learn to identify letters and their sounds and then practice blending individual letter sounds to form words.  Teachers often use, what we call, a blending board to conduct blending activities in the classroom. A blending board is … Read more

14 Strategies And Activities For Building Summarizing Skills In Middle Schoolers

Summarizing strategies and activities for middle school

The word “Summarizing” means understanding the theme of a text, identifying the key points and important details, and comprehending and analyzing it before writing it down in your own words.  Teaching summarizing to middle school students is tricky because a summary has no definite answer. Every student can write a summary based on their understanding … Read more

7 Fun Summarizing Games To Play Online

Online summarizing games

Summarizing means writing the main idea of the text and other relevant information in your own words. A summary gives you a clear picture of the topic in short and simple words. Summarizing allows students to express their understanding of the topic and enables them to highlight noteworthy points. Writing a summary is not restricted … Read more

100 Critical Thinking Questions For Kids

Critical thinking is an essential skill that helps a person derive information on a particular subject, analyze it by comparing it with relevant things and arrive at a conclusion. While doing so, the person utilizes their thinking ability to develop a 360-degree overview of a subject to find a solution. We may not realize it, … Read more

7 Engaging Games For Adults To Improve Empathy Skills

Sensing, understanding, and responding to the feelings and thoughts of another person is known as empathy. It is the ability to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes and feel what they are going through. This enables us to look past our thoughts and beliefs and connect with that of other people.  Empathy is a crucial … Read more

DIY: How to make Algebra Tiles and how to use them?

Today I am here with another DIY activity that is suitable for kids in middle school. Grades 6 and above students learn and practice concepts of algebra in their school curriculum. Algebra tiles are manipulatives that support students in understanding algebraic concepts through visual representation of equations.  Buying individual sets of algebra tiles for every … Read more