E-activities This Summer

Don’t Say No To Gadgets In our last post, we spoke about developing curiosity in children, this week we’re covering applications for popular platforms that will keep kids minds active during the holidays. The summer holidays are a time for children to put their books aside and forget the classroom. iPads, gaming consoles and late night TV are picked over study material and textbooks, but just because kids are glued to their gadgets doesn’t mean they can’t benefit from them. Five Apps That Kids Can Benefit From Here are a few apps and games that will help teach children over … Continue reading

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TIMEXTABLES November 2012 – Thanksgiving Edition

Timextables is our monthly newsletter celebrating Arithmetic, Math and Knowledge. This edition has has some news about our latest sign ups and a great Thanksgiving recipe for kids. Check out the pdf version at http://alohamindmath.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Aloha-Newsletter-Jan-2013.pdf Check out our website for further details about our after-school learning programs www.alohamindmath.com

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TIMEXTABLES January 2013 – Did you check out our new website?

Timextables is our monthly newsletter celebrating Arithmetic, Math and Knowledge. This edition has has some great educational app recommendations and information about the upcoming ALOHA Math Olympiad. Check out the pdf version at http://alohamindmath.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Aloha-Newsletter-Jan-2013.pdf Check out our website for further details about our after-school learning programs www.alohamindmath.com  

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Using Social Media in Education

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Teachers, parents and students using social media for communication can be a slippery slope, this article says. This is definitely a concern as the world of social media has encouraged a “comment first, think later” attitude among youngsters the world over. Even where adults are concerned, this might lead to inadvertently hurting someone’s feelings, without realizing the privacy of certain discussions. Though the negative impacts can be many, there are also other positive ways in which social media can be integrated into education: Easy access to information: Students can interact with their peers in a low-pressure environment, and easily discuss … Continue reading

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How to Help Improve Your Child’s Concentration

Do you feel as though your child is not paying enough attention at school or while doing homework? Conditions like ADHD in kids are a big concern for parents, especially when kids have problems focusing on their work. While this may be a possibility in a few cases, a lot of the time it is because of changes that occur as they are grow up and have more things to think about, as well as varying attention spans. Here are some simple ways to try to improve our child’s concentration at home: Basic needs: Make sure that all basic needs … Continue reading

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Games Can Help Kids Learn!

Ask any parent about the best way to keep a child occupied and sitting in one position for more than 10 minutes and the answer will mostly be “Hand them a video game!” Though we try to impose restrictions and limit the time spent on electronic items such as games or the computer, an easier way might be to introduce children to games that are fun as well as educational. In this way, we can utilize the time that is going to be spent on playing games anyway, in an effective and positive way.   Free Educational Games Online:You can … Continue reading

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E-learning: Is it a classroom substitute?

  As parents of young children, we are always on the lookout for interesting ways to teach our children new concepts in language or math. It is no surprise that e-learning forms a significant part in the teaching process at most homes. Just searching for terms like “e-learning” and “children” on the Internet gives a host of options to choose from, and parents can pick any of these kids games or educational websites as fun ways to teach children. E-learning for kids can be a great way of finding new information, and forms a great addition for what is learnt … Continue reading

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How does technology help kids?

  Children of the present time are well aware of all the technology around them, and are very quick learners when they need to figure out how to play that new game. Is there a way that we can use this enthusiasm in a structured way, so that along with gaming, they can also learn something along the way? It used to be “a child with a new toy”, now it could probably be edited to “a child with a new gadget/game”! Along with parents getting the latest devices on the market, the kids too are keeping up with all … Continue reading

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