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Very Cool Products that have nothing to do with Education

Hello – This page is dedicated to products that I have purchased, or done some research on because I was interested in buying them.  They have nothing to do with education, but are very cool products that I love! Gymnastic Rings I have a set of rings similar to these in my garage.  I use …

Free Educational Game for Elementary Students – TeachersDungeon is a standards based game with video tutorials.

First and foremost, I would like to thank you for choosing to use TeachersDungeon as a part of your children’s learning plan.  My dream is to give back to the world through the gift of my free educational game.  By using this game, you are helping fulfill my dream – Thanks! An Introduction to the …

Multiplying a whole number by a fraction – with video tutorials that make sense.

Mathematical Models After over a quarter of a century in the classroom, the most effective strategy I have ever found is having children draw mathematical models that illustrate what is happening with the math.  When children draw mathematical models of multiplying a whole number by a fraction, it makes the abstract concepts of math concrete, …

Best Reading Program for Kids – A helpful and effective resource!

A strong reading ability is one of the most important factors for academic success, because children who read well tend to have an increased desire to participate in school.  I often make analogies between sports and education.  In order to be an elite gymnast, or an elite athlete in any sport, you must have good …

Learning Gifts For Kids – My 9-Favorite products that support children & their learning.

Bananagrams Price: $10.99 Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com My Rating: 9.5 out of 10 Bananagrams – A Fast Paced Game For parents who want to instill a love of words – Bananagrams is a great learning gift for kids!  Put Scrabble on steroids and you get Bananagrams!  From the moment someone yells, “Split!” Bananagrams fires …

Where to Buy Bananagrams Game – The fast-paced word game that thrills kids of all ages!  

  Bananagrams Price: $13.54 Where to buy Bananagrams Game at the Cheapest Price: Amazon.com My Rating: 9.5 out of 10       Bananagrams is a Fast Paced Game Put Scrabble on steroids and you get Bananagrams!  From the moment someone yells, “Split!” Bananagrams fires into action.  Players flip their tiles and race to make …

Long Division Made Easy – This post includes video tutorials that give your child a step-by-step training of this easy to use system!

Using long division is the only way to solve for a problem like 239,145 ÷ 321 – or is it.  This post, Long Division Made Easy, will show you an alternative.  The problem with long division is that children must know all their multiplication fact, they must be able to write in neat columns, and …

3rd Grade Reading Help – Four simple steps to ensure your child will excel in reading?

When children enter 3rd grade, the emphasis changes from “learning to read” to “reading to learn”.  Because of this jump in the emphasis on reading, I call the following strategies 3rd Grade Reading Help, however, these strategies are great for all children who are learning to read. Children should be able to read grade-level novels …

Free Learning Games for Kids – What’s the best way to use them to help your child excel?

Free Learning games for kids offer an incredible opportunity to strengthen concepts taught in school.  Some learning games even come with video tutorials, which can help children understand concepts that slipped past them while in class.  There are a three simple steps in choosing and using a learning game that will help your child excel. …

5th Grade Division Problems – An Easier Way to Divide Large Numbers (Video Tutorials included)!

Long Division The Bigger the Numbers – The More Room for Errors! Long division is an awkward system that confuses many students.  Even when children understand the concept behind long division, they still struggle if they can not write neatly and in straight columns.  Beyond that – children struggle further when they estimate incorrectly, because …