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School Zone says thanks, prepares to launch several new workbook series

By School Zone Staff
February 5, 2014 — Life moves fast, yes? To-do lists always get longer, and accomplishments can get lost in the fray. That’s why it’s important for both individuals and companies to occasionally pause and take stock. Review. Recap. Celebrate. Unbelievably, School Zone plans to launch some 45 new learning products in 2014! Whew! Our proudest achievement at the end of 2013 was the launch, for Christmas, of our Little Scholar® educational tablet for children, complete with 4 episodes of the brand-new Charlie & Company™ video series.

Fight cabin fever with laughter and learning

Fight cabin fever with laughter and learning
By School Zone Staff
January 29, 2014 — It’s a tough winter in many parts of the U.S. With wind chills sub-zero in places that are usually cold and below-freezing temperatures where they generally are not, cabin fever can settle in fast. When schools are closed, and it’s far too fierce to venture out, make the best of indoor time with traditional and e-learning tools. Taking something ordinary and giving it a bit of a twist can challenge thinking.

Common Core: targeted solution or large-scale experiment?

Common Core: targeted solution or large-scale experiment?
By School Zone Staff
January 20, 2014 — Forty-five states have fully adopted Common Core Standards and an additional state has adopted the standards for English language arts. In part, the initiative rose out of mounting frustration at U.S. ranking in international standings and lack of student preparation for today’s science and technology-centered jobs.

Our 2014 predictions: children’s digital learning

Our 2014 predictions: children’s digital learning
By School Zone Staff
January 15, 2014 — Change is constant in this digital age. It has had a dramatic impact on learning, especially for children born in the last decade. They quickly learn how to navigate smart phones, tablets, and computers. In 2014, we know that your child will continue to be heavily influenced by digital learning. Whether at home or in the classroom, your child will be interacting with technology. Find out our predictions for the coming year: Apps

3 ways to organize at-home learning this New Year

3 ways to organize at-home learning this New Year
By School Zone Staff
January 6, 2014 — What are your resolutions for the New Year? At School Zone, we think organizing at-home learning should be on your list of resolutions for 2014. Investing in your child’s learning at home can dramatically impact performance in the classroom. One easy way to begin at-home learning is with flash cards for kids. Here are three times of the day when you can effectively target learning with flash cards: 1. Real-time Learning

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