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  • Looking for Printed Materials for Distance Learning?

    Looking for Printed Materials for Distance Learning?

    Distance learning has been hard on students (and teachers!) - not just from the lack of human interaction, but the stress of figuring out new technologies, the eye strain of staring at...

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  • What Is a Cold Lamination Machine and What Can It Be Used For in the Classroom?

    What Is a Cold Lamination Machine and What Can It Be Used For in the Classroom?

    At VariQuest, we are your source for the tools and resources you need to enhance your ability to teach students in your classroom. The goal of interactive learning is to increase the...

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  • [Lesson Plan] Celebrate the Chinese New Year 2021!

    [Lesson Plan] Celebrate the Chinese New Year 2021!

    Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, has been celebrated for thousands of years. It is one of the most important holidays widely celebrated in many Asian countries and...

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  • COVID Funding for Education

    COVID Funding for Education

    CARES, ESSER, HEERF, GEER....is your head spinning with letters? With additional funding for education to assist with planning in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, there's a lot to...

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  • Better Than Resolutions: Help Students Create a Vision for Their Best New Year

    Better Than Resolutions: Help Students Create a Vision for Their Best New Year

    At the close of a year, we talk a lot about new year's resolutions - and how we want to better ourselves in the "fresh start" of a new orbit around the sun. But after the 2020 we had,...

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  • How to Use Visual Machine Learning Tools to Make Students Feel Supported and Safe

    How to Use Visual Machine Learning Tools to Make Students Feel Supported and Safe

    This wintertime at school looks stranger than it ever has and it is vital that students and school staff feel safe when coming into the classroom. At VariQuest, we’ve stood with...

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  • [Distance Learning Activities] 3 Ideas for Students to Reflect on 2020

    [Distance Learning Activities] 3 Ideas for Students to Reflect on 2020

    There's no doubt about it, most of us are spending more time at home these days. And when we spend lots of time at home, we tend to have more time to think. This year, there has been a...

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  • Distance Learning Social-Emotional Support: Flat Teacher

    Distance Learning Social-Emotional Support: Flat Teacher

    We're moving towards holiday break, and we don't need to tell you that it has been one crazy year. Whether your students are heading home for their break early in distance learning, or...

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  • Hybrid Learning Activity: Create a Game

    Hybrid Learning Activity: Create a Game

    It's well known among educators that in the learning pyramid, students learn a small percentage of what they see, hear, and do - but they learn the most from teaching others. In this...

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  • 'Tis the Season of Giving - WIN 3 Cold Laminators for your School!

    'Tis the Season of Giving - WIN 3 Cold Laminators for your School!

    2020 is almost behind us, and the holidays are looking different this year. But one thing that will not change is the spirit of giving - and we'd like to give back to you. In a year of...

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  • Tips for Hybrid Learning: Using Y-Charts

    Tips for Hybrid Learning: Using Y-Charts

    Introducing a new learning concept with students may feel like a daunting task - with the uncertainty of the coming weeks top-of-mind. In the year that keeps us on our toes, we can...

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  • Take-Home Resources for Distance Learning: Math Toolkits

    Take-Home Resources for Distance Learning: Math Toolkits

    As educators scramble to plan for hybrid learning models in the upcoming holiday season, one subject on their minds, especially in the earlier grades, is math. Kits with tools for...

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  • Lesson Plan Take-Home Activity for ELL: Labels for the Home

    Lesson Plan Take-Home Activity for ELL: Labels for the Home

    Putting together lesson plans is no easy task. Putting together lesson plans that students will need to complete at home due to virtual or hybrid learning is even harder. And putting...

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  • Using a Digital Die Cutting Machine for Calming Corners in Schools

    Using a Digital Die Cutting Machine for Calming Corners in Schools

    Some schools have set up classroom calming corners, places where students can be taken for a brief period of time to relax and decompress from over stimulating activity or frustrating...

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  • [eBook] Opening Schools Safely - Virus Prevention

    [eBook] Opening Schools Safely - Virus Prevention

    There's so much to learn from this worldwide pandemic. And the questions multiply faster than the answers. One of the more prominent topics, is how to keep ourselves and others healthy...

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  • Safe School Elements Include Posters, Floor Markers, and Labels

    Safe School Elements Include Posters, Floor Markers, and Labels

    In a year seemingly ruled by "Murphy's Law" - you're looking at supplies for your school that you've never had to before. And when you think about using precious funding dollars on...

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  • How to Use Visual Learning Tools for Promoting Equality in Your School

    How to Use Visual Learning Tools for Promoting Equality in Your School

    With the return of students to classrooms during this pandemic, 2020 has provided a robust amount of talking points and learning opportunities surrounding important topics such as race,...

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  • [eBook] Opening Schools Safely - Social-Emotional Wellbeing

    [eBook] Opening Schools Safely - Social-Emotional Wellbeing

    As adults, we've had many years to learn and grow in processing our feelings of worry, doubt, fear, loneliness, sadness, anger, and all the other emotions brought up by the isolation...

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  • Interactive Teaching Styles in the Classroom and Beyond

    Interactive Teaching Styles in the Classroom and Beyond

    Students sometimes lose interest in lecture-style presentations, particularly those that lack the element of interactive teaching. Through interactive teaching styles, information is...

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  • [Video] Back to School COVID Plans from The Curriculum Corner

    [Video] Back to School COVID Plans from The Curriculum Corner

    "...in the time of COVID."  An addendum to many sentences these days as we all learn to navigate a new normal, this phrase is used for the flexibility, adaptability, and patience we've...

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