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. How Do I Enter? All you have to do to enter is share an original ClassFlow lesson with us via social media between May 3 and May 17. We’ll announce our winner on May 19th...

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...

In my first year of teaching a mentor teacher showed me PhET Simulations and it changed my curriculum forever. Sounds like click bait doesn’t it? But it’s true! The first PhET simulation I ever saw was the Energy Skate Park and I was blown away by its versatility. Since then I have implemented the use of many PhET simulations in my Physics, Conceptual Physics, and Physical Science classes. I use them in my classroom in a variety of ways and for...

Ever wanted to take your students on a field trip diving 20,000 leagues under the sea, flying on a space shuttle, or spectating in the Roman Coliseum? Well now you can, thanks to Virtual Reality, without leaving the walls of your classroom. Just think, no permission slips or costly field trip fees. VR Saves a Baby’s Life Virtual reality isn’t just for the classroom. Doctors are using virtual reality to save lives. As reported on CNN, the clock was ticking on precious Teegan's life....

April is Math Awareness Month. Math teachers promote math EVERY day but it’s nice to get your whole school on board with promoting the importance of mathematics in exciting ways! Below are 10 easy ways to get your whole school excited about Math Month! 1. Math Month Movie Trailer Get EVERYONE in your school excited with an iMovie trailer! Check out the links to the movie trailers we've used at my schools. Math Month 2012 TMS Math Month   2. Spirit Day Students (& Staff)...