An Essential Skill

Today’s kids may have social media mastered, but when it comes to being savvy about the content they’re coming across, they still have some learning to do. A study published by Stanford late last year concluded that many school-age kids struggle to distinguish trustworthy sources from ones that aren’t. There is no changing the fact that kids spend a lot of their time…

Screen Time for Two?

Your kid’s relationship with screens might be a sore subject in your household. No matter what you do—whether it’s restricting use altogether during the week, limiting use to educational games only, or even handing off a device as a babysitter—it’s always an issue. But new research might convince you to reconsider and look on the bright side. Many recent studies have experimented with…

New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year from the Kiddovate team! We hope you’re kicking off 2017 with a renewed sense of passion, purpose, and of course, creativity! We’ve come up with a handful of resolutions for you 1. Model your own creativity first. Be open with your students about your passions and talents—and the innovative ways in which you seek to live them out every day.…

Try this Holiday Activity: Creative Mystery Box

We often ask children to be more creative, but do we give them enough opportunities to exercise their imaginative thinking skills? Research proves that creative thinking flourishes with practice. The more you do it, the easier it gets. In this activity, you will challenge students to come up with creative and original responses to the following prompt: What is inside the box? Who…

What is a Creative Classroom?

Join us in our Movement to Ignite More Creative Classrooms We believe in kids. In their spunk, spirit, and imagination. We believe every child deserves to learn in a creative classroom. That’s why we founded Kiddovate almost 5 years ago, to help teachers build creative classrooms in their own schools. And it’s working! Thank you to our thriving community of educators. You inspire…

Kids Imagine their Future Jobs

Want to challenge your kids think deeply? Last week, we posed this question to a group of middle school students. “Imagine a job that will exist in the the future that does not exist today.” These are some of their responses: Genetic Artist Food Engineer Robot Psychiatrist Autonomous Law Enforcement Medicine Kiosk Virtual Vacation Teleport Coordinator Sleep Engineer Athletic Performance Gambler Personal Nutrition…

Give the Gift of Innovation on #GivingTuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday. What can you give that will make an immediate impact in your child’s classroom? Give the gift of Kiddovate’s top-rated teaching tools! Teachers love our innovative classroom resources that jump start creative thinking for all ages. Students love our fun activities that challenge their hands-on, verbal, and problem solving skills. You’ll feel great about making an investment that will…

A Picture of Gratitude

Gratitude is a sense of wonder, thankfulness, and appreciation. Studies show that children who reflect on gratitude are more optimistic, alert, and enthusiastic. They also display more positive attitudes toward school, learning, and collaboration with peers. How do we help students connect with their feelings of gratitude? Try our Visual Thinking Activity called A Picture of Gratitude. To begin, download our worksheet Kiddovate…

The Jobs of the Future

Here’s an activity to get your students thinking about the careers of tomorrow. Two-thirds of Americans believe that, in 50 years, robots and computers will do much of the work that humans do now. The World Economic Forum’s 2016 report, The Future of Jobs, estimates that 5 million jobs will be lost to automation by 2020 and that the number will keep growing. What…

Talking to Students about Election Results

This morning, parents and teachers are faced with many questions about the Election from their children. This YouTube video tutorial introduces an activity that will help you lead an open and inclusive conversation with kids of all ages. Let’s model unification of our differences, starting in our own classrooms and homes. Let’s endeavor to keep our own emotions out of the conversation, and…