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Navigating the Digital Shift: Strategies for Effective Online Learning in K-12 Education

Introduction The digital shift in education, accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, has brought to light both the opportunities and challenges of online learning, particularly in the K-12 sector. A systematic review underscores the necessity of understanding and...

Refreshing Minds and Energizing Learning: The Power of Brain Breaks in Education

By guest author, Teacher AndrewIn the midst of curriculum demands, it's easy to overlook the critical need for breaks. These pauses are essential not just for physical rest but for mental rejuvenation, camaraderie, and self-reflection. As educators, it's vital to...

From Shipwrecks to Screen Time: The Double-Edged Sword of Progress

By guest author, Deidre MarloweWhen they invented the ship, they invented the shipwreck. When they invented electricity, they invented the electric chair” – Paul Virilio. The cotton gin was patented as a labor-saving device in 1794. By 1810 the number of slaves in the...

Teachers, Hack Your Time!

As the new school year arrives, we will share posts from current and former teachers detailing pain points in their daily teaching lives. We hope you find these helpful as you continue educating your students! If you are interested in learning more, join our free...

Free Webinar with USDLA – Tech + SEL = Digital Citizenship

Join Banyan and USDLA for an end-of-year FREE webinar. We share our techniques of combining technology and SEL to teach digital citizenship.   Oh yeah, and it is FREE! Register to attend by clicking the button below.

The Importance of Digital Citizenship

As more of our students’ day is spent in front of screens, teaching Digital Citizenship is becoming more important. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children between the ages of 8-10 years old spend 8 hours per day on technology, while teenagers spend...

Prepare for Digital Citizenship Week

Digital Citizenship Week begins on October 17th. How are you preparing your students?Teaching digital citizenship skills in the classroom is more important than ever. Luckily, teachers can now find a lot of resources to support this critical skillset. Common Sense...

Banyan Wins Pinnacle Award for Outstanding Programming

Finding high quality virtual field trips can be difficult. We've been doing this for over ten years, and we believe we have formula for highly engaging, fun and interactive programs. But it is always nice when others agree...The Center for Interactive Learning and...

10 Reasons Why Virtual Field Trips Benefit Students

Virtual field trips are a great way to supplement in-class instruction with fresh content, real-world examples and expert instructors from all over the world.Are you interested in learning more about virtual field trips? You have come to the right place! Virtual field...

Grasping The ‘Chain

Written by Marty PerlmutterHow do you introduce middle school students to something as vast and multifarious as blockchain technology? Where do you begin? And where do you aim to take these bold sojourners on this seething sea of possibilities? Do you start with NFTs...

Teachers, Hack Your Time!

As the new school year arrives, we will share posts from current and former teachers detailing pain points in their daily teaching lives. We hope you find these helpful as you continue educating your students! If you are interested in learning more, join our free...

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The Importance of Digital Citizenship

The Importance of Digital Citizenship

As more of our students’ day is spent in front of screens, teaching Digital Citizenship is becoming more important. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children between the ages of 8-10 years old spend 8 hours per day on technology, while teenagers spend...

read more
Prepare for Digital Citizenship Week

Prepare for Digital Citizenship Week

Digital Citizenship Week begins on October 17th. How are you preparing your students?Teaching digital citizenship skills in the classroom is more important than ever. Luckily, teachers can now find a lot of resources to support this critical skillset. Common Sense...

read more
Banyan Wins Pinnacle Award for Outstanding Programming

Banyan Wins Pinnacle Award for Outstanding Programming

Finding high quality virtual field trips can be difficult. We've been doing this for over ten years, and we believe we have formula for highly engaging, fun and interactive programs. But it is always nice when others agree...The Center for Interactive Learning and...

read more
10 Reasons Why Virtual Field Trips Benefit Students

10 Reasons Why Virtual Field Trips Benefit Students

Virtual field trips are a great way to supplement in-class instruction with fresh content, real-world examples and expert instructors from all over the world.Are you interested in learning more about virtual field trips? You have come to the right place! Virtual field...

read more
Grasping The ‘Chain

Grasping The ‘Chain

Written by Marty PerlmutterHow do you introduce middle school students to something as vast and multifarious as blockchain technology? Where do you begin? And where do you aim to take these bold sojourners on this seething sea of possibilities? Do you start with NFTs...

read more
Student Choice Amplifies Student Voice

Student Choice Amplifies Student Voice

Written by Maddie Hunt, Tsai Hsing Grade 8 TeacherAs a self-proclaimed Type A personality, I value an environment that feels calm, predictable and direction-oriented. I am the type of person with color coordinated calendars hanging on my fridge, planners with...

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