Laughing and Learning

Click here to discover ways to add joy and laughter to your classroom and schools.

Best Practices for Online Educators

In this article, eSchool News outlines helpful tips for teachers of online classes.

“Get the Math” helps students discover why math matters

Have your students ever asked in math class, “When are we ever going to use this?” If so, you should introduce them to Get the Math. The website combines video and web interactivity to help students develop algebraic thinking skills for solving real-world problems.

Do you and your students need a brain break?

GoNoodle is an excellent resource for you to use in the classroom when your students (and you) need a short break from the rigors of learning. The quick desk-side physical activities get your students moving in an structured, fun way. The site now offers a series of activities called “Think about it” that give students “a single positive thought to reflect on and carry with them throughout the day.”

DOE and VA Teachers offer “Comprehensive Instructional Program”

The Comprehensive Instructional Program is a site that features lesson plans, activities, and assessments by superior Virginia teachers. All resources are aligned to the rigor and content of the VA Standards of Learning.

Pinterest Board on Games/Gamification

Browse this ever expanding collection of research, resources and, of course, games, curated by the Virginia Society for Technology in Education:

Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2


Looking for advice on integrating iPads in K-2 classrooms? This curated guide of compiled resources is created to help you find apps, learn about best practices, and explore ideas for engaging activities. See link below:

Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2

VSTE Content Archives

Capturing content to be shared later has been an important goal of the Virginia Society for Technology in Education. From webinars to newsletter to conference presentations, VSTE provides access to an impressive archive that can be used for professional development. While the materials are posted various places, this page is the best place to start your browsing: VSTE Content Archives