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

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Lessons/Activities/Templates | Special Education | Student Engagement | Grade Level: Primary (PK-2) | VariQuest Tools: Cutout Maker 1800 | Featured Topics: Student Engagement | Academic Subject: Special Education | Featured Topics: Lessons and Activities | VariQuest Tools: Motiva 400 | VariQuest Tools: Perfecta 2400STP | VariQuest Tools: Perfecta 3600STP

[Download] Sensory Path for Elementary Students: Dinosaur Discovery

By: VariQuest Visual and Kinesthetic Learning Suite
January 18th, 2023

Whether students are learning by doing or learning while doing, keeping them engaged during a lesson provides for maximum learning potential. And what kid doesn't love learning about dinosaurs? Enter our latest sensory path for elementary students: Dinosaur Discovery. Designed for grades K-3 and special education, this sensory path combines learning about dinosaurs with writing and reading activities to incorporate English Language Arts (ELA) with science for a truly engaging and fun activity. Increased focus and expended energy are just two of the benefits of a sensory path - but they can also be a great break from traditional instruction. Using this free downloadable activity kit, you'll have all the resources, printables, and tips you'll need to carry out and try this lesson in your classroom!

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Lessons/Activities/Templates | VariQuest Tools: Cutout Maker 1800 | Featured Topics: Classroom Celebrations/Holidays | Featured Topics: Lessons and Activities | VariQuest Tools: Motiva 400 | VariQuest Tools: Perfecta 2400STP | VariQuest Tools: Perfecta 3600STP | VariQuest Tools: Perfecta 2400PRO

[Videos] Classroom Supports for Vision Boards, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Valentine's Day

By: VariQuest Visual and Kinesthetic Learning Suite
January 13th, 2023

When you return from winter break and begin a new calendar year with students, you might be looking for new ways to start fresh with your lessons and may even make resolutions to create more hands-on projects. Often outdone by the commercially celebrated holidays at the end of the year, setting New Year's goals, honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and celebrating Valentine's Day provide for lots of fun ways you can celebrate and discuss social-emotional and historical concepts with your students in those first few months of the year. We at VariQuest® are always brainstorming to come up with fun, new ways to teach lessons in your classroom, and because many of us are visual learners, we'd like to not only tell you about them, we'd like to show you how easy it is to create all of these visual and kinesthetic learning supports - with videos!

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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!

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Lessons/Activities/Templates | VariQuest Tools: Cutout Maker 1800 | Featured Topics: Lessons and Activities | VariQuest Tools: Motiva 400 | VariQuest Tools: Perfecta 2400STP | VariQuest Tools: Perfecta 3600STP | VariQuest Tools: Perfecta 2400PRO

[SEL Activities] 3 Ideas for Students to Reflect on Their Year

By: VariQuest Visual and Kinesthetic Learning Suite
December 14th, 2022

As another calendar year comes to a close, we reflect back on all that has happened - good or bad - and consider how we can move into a new year with a positive attitude and fresh perspective. Recent years have proven - it is so incredibly important to remember the GOOD. We wouldn't be able to teach history in our classroom if no one had documented it, and students know that while they have many things in common, everyone is unique. And so, it is a valuable exercise to encourage students to document their own experiences. Here are 3 ideas for students to reflect on their year as a learning assignment, social-emotional wellbeing exercise, or just a fun holiday tradition they can start with their families:

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Student Engagement | Featured Topics: Student Engagement | VariQuest Tools: Perfecta 2400STP | VariQuest Tools: Perfecta 3600STP | VariQuest Resource Center | visual learning | VariQuest Tools: Perfecta 2400PRO

What is the Best Source for Learning Visuals?

By: VariQuest Visual and Kinesthetic Learning Suite
December 2nd, 2022

VariQuest® is your source for the various tools and ideas you need to improve the classroom experience for teachers and students. We offer an exceptional array of learning tools and devices including learning tools for visual learners you can combine with your curriculum to transform the way your students are taught and how they learn.

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Lessons/Activities/Templates | Career & Technology Education (CTE) | Student Engagement | Grade Level: Secondary (7-12) | VariQuest Tools: Cutout Maker 1800 | Featured Topics: Student Engagement | Academic Subject: Special Education | VariQuest Tools: Cold Laminator 2510 | Featured Topics: Lessons and Activities | Kinesthetic Learning | VariQuest Tools: Motiva 400 | VariQuest Tools: Perfecta 2400STP | VariQuest Tools: Perfecta 3600STP

[Toolkit] Building a Student-Based Enterprise

By: VariQuest Visual and Kinesthetic Learning Suite
October 25th, 2022

As educators, we prepare our students not only with the tools needed to succeed in reading, writing, and arithmetic, but we're also preparing them for success as they move into adulthood beginning college and careers. As such, many schools consider implementing student-based enterprise programs, to teach students real-world skills in exploring all the facets of running a business - from research & development to manufacturing to accounting to marketing. And because we know every educator could use extra tools to keep in their teaching "toolboxes" - we've put together a comprehensive booklet that just might help.

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Student Engagement | Featured Topics: Student Engagement | VariQuest Tools: Perfecta 2400STP | VariQuest Tools: Perfecta 3600STP | visual learning | VariQuest Tools: Perfecta 2400PRO

Visual Aid Posters – Essential to Every Presentation

By: VariQuest Visual and Kinesthetic Learning Suite
October 14th, 2022

In our technological age which revolves around the use of smartphones and other mobile devices, giving students physical materials from which they can learn facts, ideas, and concepts can be a challenge. Teachers are competing with social media updates that can keep students’ attention away from learning in the classroom. However, when it comes to making presentations, teachers can make an impact with the use of many different types of visual aids. At VariQuest, we help teachers teach students more effectively through the use of teaching and learning aids, including visual aid posters.

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Perfecta | VariQuest Tools: Design Center Software | VariQuest Tools: Perfecta 2400 | VariQuest Tools: Cutout Maker 1800 | VariQuest Tools: Perfecta 3600 | VariQuest Tools: Motiva 400 | VariQuest Tools: Perfecta 2400STP | VariQuest Tools: Perfecta 3600STP | VariQuest Tools: Perfecta 2400PRO | Engage Every Learner Content

[Download] Engage Every Learner® Fall 2022 Expansion Pack

By: VariQuest Visual and Kinesthetic Learning Suite
September 9th, 2022

It's official: the fall 2022 school year has begun!  In an effort to make the back-to-school transition more manageable, we've created an expansion pack for your VariQuest® Design Center Software to provide even more content available at your fingertips. The Engage Every Learner® Fall 2022 Expansion Pack includes brand new content for your Perfecta® STP Series Poster Design System, Motiva® 400 Specialty Printing System, and the Cutout Maker 1800 Digital Die-Cut System. This new content includes templates centered around fall sports, activities, and holidays. VariQuest customers can find this content expansion pack on the VariQuest Resource Center, under the “Downloadable Content” section of the Perfecta, Motiva and Cutout Maker tabs!

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Student Engagement | VariQuest Tools: Cold Laminator 2510 | VariQuest Tools: Motiva 400 | VariQuest Tools: Perfecta 2400STP | VariQuest Tools: Perfecta 3600STP | VariQuest Tools: Perfecta 2400PRO

Increase Student Engagement With VariQuest Tools

By: VariQuest Visual and Kinesthetic Learning Suite
August 4th, 2022

At VariQuest, we are your trusted source for the tools and resources you need to make your classroom a more powerful learning experience for students. The learning tools for visual learners we offer can help teachers teach more effectively and with greater ease and also help your students excel in their ability to absorb, comprehend, and retain educational information.

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Perfecta | Student Engagement | Grade Level: Post-secondary (12+) | Grade Level: Secondary (7-12) | VariQuest Tools: Cutout Maker 1800 | Kinesthetic Learning | Project-based Learning | VariQuest Tools: Perfecta 2400STP | Academic Subject: Reading | VariQuest Tools: Perfecta 3600STP | social-emotional learning | visual learning | VariQuest Tools: Perfecta 2400PRO | Engage Every Learner Content

[Videos] What are the Best Educational Tools for Schools? #variquestvalue

By: VariQuest Visual and Kinesthetic Learning Suite
May 4th, 2022

Have you ever wondered why we choose to work for VariQuest? We've got a whole team of dedicated employees and in our new promotional video series, #variquestvalue, you can hear their unique stories and perspective on our brand and the value our products and services bring to our customers!

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[Download] VariQuest Work Request Form

By: VariQuest Visual and Kinesthetic Learning Suite
April 28th, 2022

We appreciate teachers, we appreciate principals, we appreciate admins, we appreciate paraprofessionals, we appreciate parent volunteers, and we appreciate all other school building staff members. Most importantly, we appreciate everyone who works tirelessly to educate and support the education of students. And we know educators and school staff appreciate all the help they can get. The VariQuest Perfecta® Poster Design System, Cutout Maker 1800 Digital Die-Cut System, and Motiva® 400 Specialty Printing System are tools designed to help educators and students create vibrant, colorful visual learning and promotional supports. Using the VariQuest Design Software containing thousands of templates, cutouts, graphics, fonts, and collections in our Engage Every Learner® Content, the possibilities are endless.  And because there's so much to choose from, we've created a helpful tool to save time and make creating even easier - especially when you have help! VariQuest Customers can download and utilize our new work request forms, tailored to each VariQuest product, now available free for customers in the Teacher Resources section on the VariQuest Resource Center!

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