The dog pictured to the right is my dog, Boji. He was named after one of my favorite areas in Iowa – Lake Okoboji. I rescued Boji, a scared little Schnoodle, 5 years ago. As an educator I was bound and determined to train him to be a therapy dog for our area STARS K9 Program. After much training, Boji received his American Kennel Club (AKA) Canine Good Citizen Award and passed his disposition test to be admitted into the program....

Have you ever had that student who was mortified to be pulled from class to be tested? Or maybe experienced the situation where a student knew, and other students knew, that a different version of a test was being given to a select few? Do you ever wonder how you would feel if you were put in that student’s shoes? [bctt tweet="Do you ever wonder how you would feel if you were put in that student’s shoes?" username="ClassFlow"] Trying to give out different versions of a...

If you have been to an educational technology conference in the last 5 years, you have seen more and more emphasis placed on coding and robotics with robots making an appearance in conference sessions, at after hour gatherings, and certainly in the vendor hall. This is simply a reflection of what is happening in the private sector. In 2015, it was reported that there was $71 billion spent globally on robotic applications, a figure that is expected to more than...

Recently, our ClassFlow Marketplace team had the opportunity to visit The Museum School of Avondale Estates in Decatur, GA. While visiting, we had the opportunity to sit down with Founding Principal and Executive Director of the National Association of Museum Schools, Katherine Kelbaugh, for a quick Q and A session. Q: Tell us about The Museum School’s model. A: The Museum School (TMS) of Avondale Estates, is the only museum school in Georgia, though there are about 45 museum schools across the...

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! At ClassFlow, we appreciate teachers. We know first hand the hours that teachers pour into lesson planning, grading, and making learning come alive. In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we asked our ClassFlow Educators and our ClassFlow Ambassadors, "When did you know you wanted to be a teacher?" Read on for the quick stories shared by five of our ClassFlow community members. Eve Heaton, ClassFlow Ambassador When I was young I wanted to be a ballet dancer, a...

This May, in honor of National Pizza Day, we’re giving away a pizza party to one lucky classroom. We’d love for you and your class to win. We’re pretty sure you and your students would like to win too, so check out the details below. [bctt tweet="We’re giving away a pizza party to one lucky classroom. #classflowlove #contest" username="ClassFlow"] How Do I Enter? All you have to do to enter is share an original ClassFlow lesson with us via social media between May...

After reading Cindy Wallace’s amazing post 8 Easy Steps to Creating Virtual Field Trips, I decided to try my hand at creating a virtual field trip for the state of Pennsylvania. I wanted to change things up just a little and add an element of mystery. As a result, I created a mystery virtual field trip for the state of Pennsylvania. My end product can be found here and the steps I took to create my mystery virtual field trip are outlined...

End of year testing can be stressful on both the student and the teacher. The emphasis on those few days often creates tension that can be felt throughout the school. In an attempt to get that stress under control, I developed a R.E.L.A.X. and C.H.I.L.L. way of dealing with this time of year. R.E.L.A.X. Review with students so they are familiar with the types of questions they might see. Try looking for free material instead of paying money online. There are many...