VariQuest Blog

The VariQuest Visual and Kinesthetic Learning Suite Blog contains resources on classroom ideas, lesson plans, industry news, events, and offers throughout education.

[Video] Creating Personalization Labels for the Classroom

[eBook] Lessons and Activities for the Whole Child: Extended Learning Possibilities for K-12 Classrooms

How to Write a Grant eBook

How to Write a Grant eBook

This helpful guide includes an explanation of the grant process, including a checklist (with samples!), and useful links and resources to find funding!

Enter to Win: #VQshowandtell

How to Focus on Mental Health as Students Return [With Free Downloads]

Educational Poster Maker to Help Students Achieve Success

[eGuide] Behavior Management: Build a Positive Classroom Culture

Die Cut Machine for Schools; Applications and Benefits

Educational Tools for Kinesthetic Learners

Using an Emotion Meter in Social-Emotional Learning for Students

[Download] ELA Sensory Path for Schools: Ocean Adventure

The Importance of Visual Aids in Teaching

[Download] ELA Sensory Path for Schools: Forest Adventure

End of Year Candy (and Cereal!) Awards

How Can I Spend My Federal Funding Dollars?

[Video] Tips for Teaching the Water Cycle

[eGuide] 5 Tips for Special Education During Hybrid or Distance Learning

How to Prepare Classroom Materials for Durability and Disinfecting

Resources for Building Career and Technical Education Programs

Using a Poster Maker for Health and Safety in Schools

Looking for Printed Materials for Distance Learning?

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

[Lesson Plan] Celebrate the Chinese New Year 2021!

COVID Funding for Education

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

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

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

Distance Learning Social-Emotional Support: Flat Teacher

Hybrid Learning Activity: Create a Game

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

Tips for Hybrid Learning: Using Y-Charts

Take-Home Resources for Distance Learning: Math Toolkits

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

Using a Digital Die Cutting Machine for Calming Corners in Schools

[eBook] Opening Schools Safely - Virus Prevention

Safe School Elements Include Posters, Floor Markers, and Labels

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

[eBook] Opening Schools Safely - Social-Emotional Wellbeing

Interactive Teaching Styles in the Classroom and Beyond

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

Introducing...Engage Every Learner™ Content Fall 2020!

[Lesson Plan Unit] Ecosystems

How to Create a Calming Corner in your Classroom

How Can I Help My Child With Reading at Home? Tips for Parents During Distance Learning

Best Cold Laminating Machine for Teachers, Classrooms, and Schools

Student Strategies for Calming

[eBook] Opening Schools Safely

Digital Die-Cut System Created Specifically for Schools

End-Of-Year Ideas for Our Virtual Students

Digital Citizenship Guidelines for Students: Before You Post, THINK.

Activity: Creating an At-Home Math Sensory Path

[Lesson Plan Unit] Social-Emotional Learning for Elementary Students

Help Out Your Community: Create Posters for Healthcare

[Lesson Plan] Social-Emotional Learning for Elementary Students: Integrity

Creating a Student Journal: What are you reading, feeling, and learning?

Teacher Resources for Virtual Exploration and Discovery

Caring For Our Customers Comes First: Navigating Safety through COVID-19

Interactive Learning Tools for Kids and Teachers

[Lesson Plan] Social-Emotional Learning for Elementary Students: Trustworthiness

Celebrate Music in our Schools Month with a Concert Photo Booth!

Visual Aids and Teaching Aid Templates for Learning

[Lesson Plan] Social-Emotional Learning for Elementary Students: Cooperation

Visual Aid Posters for Teachers on the VariQuest Resource Center

[Lesson Plan] Social-Emotional Learning for Elementary Students: Responsibility

[Lesson Plan] Celebrate the Chinese New Year 2020!

[eBook] Ask Why? 3D Printing in Schools

Classroom Organization Tips for Educators - With Visuals!

[Lesson Plan] Social-Emotional Learning for Elementary Students: Perseverance

[Video] Getting Over the Mid-Year Slump with The Curriculum Corner

[eBook] Visual Learning for the At-Risk Student

[Free Printables] Halloween Classroom Activity: You've been Boo'd!

[Lesson Plan] Social-Emotional Learning for Elementary Students: Courage

How Can I Incorporate Mindfulness in the Classroom?

[Lesson Plan] First Day of School Feelings

[Video] Back-to-School Tips from The Curriculum Corner

[Lesson Plan] Social-Emotional Learning for Elementary Students: Self-Discipline

Introducing...VariQuest Design Software v8.0 full of Engage Every Learner™ Content for Educators!

Universal Design for Learning

[Lesson Plan] Social-Emotional Learning for Elementary Students: Respect

Enhance the Pre-K Learning Environment with the VariQuest Cutout Maker!

[Lesson Plan] Social-Emotional Learning for Elementary Students: Fairness

[Video] 4 End-of-Year Projects from The Curriculum Corner

Top Teacher Discounts for Teacher Appreciation Week!

Why Does My School Need a Cutout Maker? Greece Professional Learning Center Loves Theirs!

4 Test-Taking Tips from The Curriculum Corner

[Lesson Plan] Social-Emotional Learning for Elementary Students: Kindness

Classroom Activity and Materials: Focus on Reading!

Dialed In: How to Bring Global Awareness Into the Classroom

What Can Title I Funding Be Used For?

[Lesson Plan] Celebrate the Chinese New Year 2019!

How to Analyze Student Data and Drive Growth

Free Lesson Plan Roundup!

Why Choose Cold Lamination vs. Hot?

Setting Your Classroom Up for Success: Parental Involvement

Professional Development Web Video Series: Glow and Grow

Top 10 Ways to Use VariQuest Perfecta® STP Series Scanners

[Poster] The Engineering Design Cycle

Professional Development Webinar: Growth vs Fixed Mindset

4 Strategies to Promote Student Engagement in your Classroom

The Break Up With Reading: Why Reading for Fun is Important for Students

[eBook] Special Education: Boosting Success for Exceptional Needs Students

A Student-Run Print Shop Teaches CTE Skills at Higgins Middle School

Using Text Dependent Questions for Deeper Comprehension

[eBook] How to Build a Makerspace

[Lesson Plan] Counting Strategies Activity: Build a Fruit Basket

VariQuest Launches New Educational Tools – the Perfecta® 2400STP Poster Design System and Motiva™ 400 Specialty Printing System for the K–12 Market

[Lesson Plan] Order of Operations

[eBook] Grant Funding Guide: How to Write a Grant

What is a Makerspace?

Valentine's Day Classroom Activity - Find who loves what you love!

[Lesson Plan] Celebrate the Chinese New Year! 2018

How 3D Printing is Benefiting Education at Holly Grove Elementary

What's the Difference Between Boy and Girl Brains, When it Comes to STEM?

[Playbook] Building a Career and Technical Education Program for the 21st Century

21st Century Learning at The Career Academy

[Checklist] 6 Steps Toward a 21st Century Learning Environment

[eBook] Hands-On with Minds On: Why STEM Education and 3D Printing are a Perfect Pair

How Does Kinesthetic Learning Benefit STEM? [Infographic]

Professional Development Webinar: Pink Brains vs. Blue Brains: What Neuroscience Teaches Us About STEM

11 Things to Remember to Keep your Passion for Teaching Alive [Poster]

"Explore Your World" Lesson Plan Unit

The Neuroscience of Color

Professional Development Webinar Series: Whole Brain Instruction With a Kinesthetic Approach

Reflection: Lesson Plans for the End of the School Year

Tips to Engage Students While Closing Down Your Classroom and Prepping for the Fall

Make Time Fly! Lesson Plans for the End of the School Year

Thank You Teachers, for All You Do

Upcoming Webinar: Incorporate STEM and Kinesthetic Learning in the Classroom with STEM:IT

The Power of Experiential Learning

Discovery Charter Discovering the Difference with VariQuest

Perfecta™ 2400 Awarded DA’s Top 100 Products of 2016

Introducing the VariQuest Perfecta 3600STP - 36" Full Color Poster Design System

Promoting Meaningful Dialogue in Classroom Discussions

STEM vs. STEAM—Which One is it?

A Tale of Two Entities: a Girl & a 3D Printer

The Billions Behind STEM

VariQuest Opinion Writing Unit for Intermediate Classrooms

What Happens in the Brain When Students Collaborate?

Get Hands-On in VariQuest's Punctuation Writing Resource

Last Year's Perfecta Winner at ISTE: Maggie Helck

End the Year Right!

Top 5 Ed Topics of 2015/16 School Year

Students Aspire to New Heights through Bear Awards

Guide to Successful Parent Teacher Conferences

School Captivates Students with Transformed Classrooms

Every Student Succeeds Act: What We Know Today

NEW! Strengthen Your Instruction with VariQuest Professional Development

Black History Month Activity

Good Teaching Isn't Enough. Be Great!

Perfecta™ 2400 Awarded DA’s Top 100 Products of 2015

Building Fluency with Math Facts

Cover Next Generation Science Standards with Help from VariQuest

What Schools Will Gain from 3D Printing

Maker Movement Gains Traction in the Midwest with NSF Funding

Make Your School Life Easier with VariQuest™ Repositionable Paper

Why Your School Needs Trifecta™ 800 3D Printer

Understanding the Plant Cell: 3 Engaging Activities

How to Promote Anti-Bullying Behavior

Interactive Bulletin Board: Tweet About It!

#TBT: The One-Room Schoolhouse

Soledad O'Brien at ISTE 2015: "Technology for technology’s sake is a complete waste."

Last Year's Perfecta Winner at ISTE: Kitty Herbel

NAESP 2015 Focus Track: Student Achievement Gaps

Promote Student Engagement with the Common Core Toolkit

5 Interactive Bulletin Boards to End the Year!

Student Recognition Made Easy

Menu Math: Lesson Plan for Grades 1-3

Menu Math: Lesson Plan for Grades 4-8

Self Awareness: Lesson Plan for Grades 4-8

The Importance of Kinesthetic Learning

How Will you #ThankATeacher This Week?

EDTalks: A Hmong View of Public Education + Globally Competent Teaching

5 Posters for Earth Day!

Is PBIS Still Relevant?

Makerspaces: High and Low Tech

K-5: Math is Everywhere!

Still Need Resources for Women's History Month?

Women's History Month: Interactive Biography Lesson (3-12)

Response: Where Ed Tech is Failing Special Education

Differentiated, Personalized, Individualized: What's the Difference?

5 Colorful Classroom Management Posters

Helping ELL Students Retain Content with Classroom Visuals

Not Just for Science Fairs: High School Poster Sessions

Students Develop Confidence & Career Skills with Indian Ink (Video)

Supporting Future Educators with VariQuest Visual Learning Tools

Grades 6-8: The Symbolism Behind Animals of the Chinese Zodiac

Grades 9-12: Chinese Dynasties (1,500 BC-Present)

4 Ways to Celebrate the 100th Day of School with VariQuest Visual Learning Tools

Why OERs Matter

Chinese New Year: Compare, Contrast, and Celebrate! (K-5 Lesson)

Title I: 1965 to Today

Martin Luther King Jr: A Fact or Opinion Mini-Lesson (Grades 3-8)

3 Visual Tools for the Dyslexic Student

5 Ways to Improve Teaching with Brain-Based Research

8 eCards to Help You Make it to Winter Break

Makerspaces for Students With Special Needs

Elementary Winter Activity Round Up

Organize Those Anchor Charts!

Picture Book Month: Reflections + Lesson Plans

How does the Maker Movement "Fit" with Standards?

Smart Snacks Requirements: What's the Impact?