Teacher Feature: Jill Marsden’s project for “communicating with iPads for nonverbal students”

Mrs. Marsden applied to MyClassNeeds’ Fuel Your School initiative, which focuses on initiatives in science and tech, requesting two iPads for her non-verbal special needs students to express themselves. She intended for the iPads to be used as an auditory communication tool with a specific app that would allow students to have a voice in the classroom and around the …

Go Play Outside and Get Dirty!

While technology is widely seen as a great advancement for entertainment, it has been a hindrance on outdoor play for children. With the various temptations from television to video games, going outside seems less and less appealing. This wasn’t the case years ago and according to the American Journal of Play “70 percent of the mothers reported that, as children, …

Teacher Feature: Brian Barazzuol’s “Digital Immersion Tablet” Initiative

Mr. Barazzuol applied to MyClassNeeds’ Fuel Your School program, which focuses on initiatives in science and tech, requesting tablets and technology to enhance and deepen his students’ online learning. Mr. Barazzuol hoped an iPad and bluetooth speakers would enhance his lesson style as well as students’ own presentations. Many of Mr. Barazzuol’s high school students have outdated technology – or …

Science Packed Summer

By now you’ve heard about the Summer Slide and you’re afraid of your child falling behind because they’d rather spend time playing video games than reading the new Harry Potter book. We get that it can occasionally be hard to influence your child to stop their game and to take some time each day to learn. So what if we …

Grandchildren Coming to Visit?

So you’re told that you get to spend the weekend hosting your grandchild. You’re excited by the idea of all the quality time you’ll have with them and can’t wait for the 48 hours to begin. That is of course, until you hear the dreaded words “I’m bored”. So how do you prevent your grandchild from boredom? Consider these boredom …

Father’s Day Ideas

Father’s Day is coming up, and while we’re sure you’ve already got the perfect present, here are a few kid friendly crafts to make with the children for Father’s Day! Bonus- they all have some educational or developmental benefit for your children! I LOVE YOU THIS MUCH CARD We love this sweet craft! Not only is it an adorable concept, …

Fairies Make Their Way to Classrooms!

Heard about the ‘lil Fairy Door but not sure if it can benefit the classroom? We assure you, the fairies will visit anywhere and can help everyone! Where to put the ‘lil Fairy Door in your classroom: •Low on a wall near your desk •On a book shelf •On the chalk ledge •On the floor of the coat closet •On …

Teacher Feature: Duff Yacula’s “Let It Grow! Let It Grow!” project

Mr. Yacula applied for the MyClassNeeds’ Copernicus Outdoor Ed Fund, which focuses on environmental initiatives, requesting a three-tiered light garden and light bulbs to grow vegetables and flowers indoors. His students range from junior kindergarten to grade six and come from many cultures, including a large First Nations population. Mr. Yacula’s energetic, hands-on students have enjoyed an outdoor garden but …

End of School Year Gifts!

Whether your child is graduating 8th Grade or just finished 1st Grade, we’ve gathered up a list of the hottest toys for the summer for your child to enjoy! Gifts For Ages 4-6 Bubble Blower Turn any day into a party with our non-stop Bubble Machine! Its twelve rotating wands and built-in fan blast out gazillions of bubbles. Just fill …