The VariQuest Visual and Kinesthetic Learning Tools Blog contains resources on classroom ideas, lesson plans, industry news, events, and offers throughout education.
Why Does My School Need a Cutout Maker? Greece Professional Learning Center Loves Theirs!
4 Test-Taking Tips from The Curriculum Corner
This helpful guide includes an explanation of the grant process, including a checklist (with samples!), and useful links and resources to find funding!
[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?
Maximizing Student Achievement with Classroom Environment
Tweet, Tweet--Win a VariQuest Sticker Station!
Rural High School Engages District & Community with Student-Based Enterprise
The Maker Movement: Supporting Teachers
Grades K-5: Polling our Pupils
Cooperative Learning: A Social Activity
Grades 6-8: Debating Election Issues
Awesome Poster Alert! The Bones of a Good Essay
Synonyms and Antonyms Apple Cutouts: Grades 1-5
The New CTE
Understanding the Maker Movement: A VariQuest White Paper
Setting Goals for Student Growth
Welcome Back to the Future: Meeting the Needs of Common Core
Creating a Culturally Responsive Classroom
Creating Meaningful Context for The Scarlet Letter with Pinterest Boards
Our Favorite Back to School Memories
Show Your School Spirit This Homecoming!
What is the Maker Movement, & Why Should You Care?
"It's Working:" Case Study of New Millennium Academy
How NMA is Actively Closing the Achievement Gap
How Visuals Help Us Learn
Best Year Ever: Back to School Resource Roundup
5 Things I Wish I'd Known My First Year of Teaching
Back to School: Send Home Teacher "Business Cards"
Back to School Activity: Positing Post-It Questions
Interactive PDF: Anchor Charts in the 21st Century Classroom
Summer Break: Time for Professional Development
Download Now! Reader's Workshop Launching Unit
VariQuest Visual Learning Tools is Reader's Choice Award Winner!
4 Ways to Pair Anchor Charts with Interactive Whiteboards
Summer Break: Discover New Materials and Resources
What Keeps Principals Up At Night: Determining Your School's Needs
Summer Break: A Time for Reflection and Preparation
Ready, Set, Print! Tips for using your VariQuest Perfecta
VariQuest Highlighted on TechFaster Preview of ISTE
Hot Topics at NAESP: Recommended Reading & Presentations to Attend
Back to Basics: Manipulatives in the Classroom
How New Principals Can Increase Parent Engagement
"Netiquette" Rules Roundup
Visual Learning Technology & Differentiated Instruction
One More Reason to Get Excited for #ISTE2014
Sneak Peek: Reader's Workshop Launching Unit
7 Anchor Charts for ELA Common Core Standards
Interactive PDF: School Environment & Bullying Prevention
On Pinterest? Here's Your Chance for a VariQuest Freebie!
Using Anchor Charts in an Autism Classroom via The Autism Helper
Looking for End of Year Ideas?
Creating Banners for PDF Printing in VariQuest Software
Digging Deeper into Student Engagement
Extend Reading Into Summer with K-5 Students
School Environment & Culture and Bullying Prevention
Create Posters with PosterMyWall
End-of-Year Activity for Grades 9-12: Spread the Word!
End-of-Year Activity for Grades 6-8: Advice Column Scavenger Hunt
Reaching Goals & Implementing Strategies in ELL classrooms
Cultivating a Culture of Celebrated Academic Success
End of Year Reading Celebration! Idea & Resources for Primary Classrooms
End of Year Reading Celebration! Ideas & Resources for Intermediate & 7-12 Classrooms
End of Year Photo Booth! K-12 Classrooms
Staying on Topic (Intermediate) - Lesson Plan + Templates
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4-10
Math Problem Solving Strategies (Primary) - Lesson Plan & Templates
Focusing on Common Core: English Language Learners
End of Year Candy Awards for Students and Staff
Introduce Primary Students to the Scientific Method - Lesson Plan + Templates
Character Traits (Intermediate) - ELA Lesson Plan + Templates
4 Ways to Increase Attendance through Involvement
Math Problem Solving Strategies (Intermediate) - Lesson Plan & Templates
Staying on Topic (Primary) - Mini-Lesson Plan & Templates
Use up Classroom "Leftovers" with This End of Year Student Gift
The Scientific Method (Intermediate) - Lesson Plan & Templates
End of Year Recognition Made Easy and Affordable with your VariQuest Awards Maker!
Character Traits (Primary) - Mini Lesson & Templates
The Power of Anchor Charts
Printing in Multiple Sizes: A New VariQuest Feature
Building Character Through Student Recognition
Grades 9-12: Recognizing National Mathematics Awareness Month
Grades 6-8: Exploring Pi
Grades K-5 Lesson: Top Ten VariQuest Math Activities
PDF-To-Poster: A New VariQuest Software Feature
What's new with VariQuest?
Get Ready for Earth Day!
Focusing on Common Core: Are States Pulling Away?
Focusing on Common Core: Students with Disabilities
Focusing on Common Core: What do Teachers Say?
School Environment & the Common Core: A VariQuest eGuide
Curating Content on Pinterest
Policy and a Pint: The State of Education
Edutopia on Common Core & Visual Literacy Strategies
Valentine's Day Fun!
Grades 9-12 Lesson: Creating Infographics to Illustrate Data Trends
Grades 6-8 Lesson: Closing in on the Dream
Grades K-5 Lesson: Exploring African-American Inventors
6 Ways to Engage Students with Visual Aids
3 Ways to Use VariQuest Tools to Implement Common Core Standards
Rethinking Parent Engagement in Urban Schools
Sound Off: The Student Success Act
From Culture to Character: Ways to Increase Student Attendance
Students Develop Career Skills with VariQuest
Grades 9-12: Examining Texts – Identifying Central Idea and Summary
Grades 6-8: Mapping out a Story
Grades K-5: Setting the Foundation for Reading Literature
Perfecta™ 2400 Named One of DA’s Top 100 Products
Close Reading & the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts
Case Study: Minnesota Vocational Program Students Learn Real-World Job Skills, Build Confidence With VariQuest Visual Learning Tools
Case Study: Illinois Elementary School Engages Students With Vibrant Learning Environment Created With VariQuest Visual Learning Tools
How I Talk to Students About Bullying Prevention & Awareness – Part II
Rebuilding a Kindgergarten Classroom After Tragedy
How I Talk to Students About Bullying Prevention & Awareness – Part I
Planning for Success
Getting There: One Teacher’s Professional Development Journey
5 Myths & Mission Statements for Engaging Gifted Learners
Education Reform: Change or Peril?
Launching STEM Initiatives with the VariQuest Cutout Maker
Grades 9-12 Activity: Number Tricks & Algebra
Grades 6-8 Activity: Logic Puzzles
Grades K-5 Activity: Solving Word Problems
Differentiated Activities for Engaging Students with Spelling
Grades 9-12 Activity: Student-centered Learning
Grades 6-8 Activity: Setting up Students for Success
Grades K-5 Activity: Creating Literacy Centers
5 Back-to-school Tips from VariQuest Featuring Wise County Public Schools
Poster Maker for Schools | Visual Learning Tools
3 Simple Ideas for On-the-Spot Student Recognition
Activities for Students with Speech/Language Difficulties
Tools to Define and Communicate Clear Expectations
Activities to Promote Positive Behavior
North American Explorers
Diversity, Tolerance and Acceptance
Biography Book Report
Teach Healthy Eating Habits with the MyPlate eBook Activity Guide
Colors – Paint Lesson Plan
Shapes Lesson Plan - House/Train
Numbers: Ladybug Lesson Plan
Letters-Alphabet Puzzle Pieces Lesson Plan
Creating a Visual Learning Environment Using 21st Century Die-Cutters: White Paper
Differentiated Instruction Webinar: How to use the VariQuest tools to enhance your instructional strategies and classroom management techniques
Visual Learning Webinar: Develop Student Thinking Skills with VariQuest and Inspiration
Incorporating Technology in Your School Using VariQuest
Instructional Strategies for ELL Students Using VariQuest