Stories by Sarah Wyland

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How To Watch The Solar Eclipse Without Eclipse Glasses

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Across the country, excitement is building for the 2017 solar eclipse. This will be the first total solar eclipse in the continental U.S. in 38 years! The last one occurred on February 26, 1979, but few people were able to view it as it passed…

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5 Ways To Use Augmented Reality In the Classroom

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Augmented Reality has gone from something of the future to a unique and interactive way to engage classrooms like never before. First, what is Augmented Reality? It is a “technology that layers computer-generated enhancements atop an existing reality in order to make it more meaningful through…

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4 New Technologies For The Classroom

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Technological advancements have been a part of the classroom for years with the adaption of things like desktop computers and overhead projectors, some of the earliest versions of which are now on display in museums. As our use of technology grows by leaps and bounds,…

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From CEO Jim Hall: Our Hometown

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Dear Educators, Parents, and Students, It was a disturbing and sad weekend here in WorldStrides’ hometown of Charlottesville. About 500 of our employees live and work here near our headquarters. To the best of my knowledge, all of our team members are safe, but for those…

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Teachers Earn Professional Development Points at Educator Escapes

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WorldStrides trips are rewarding for teachers in so many ways. The trips themselves – that goes without saying; they’re a blast. I talk to teachers every day and they tell me time and time again how much fun it is to travel with their students and to…

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11 Interesting Facts About Singapore

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Singapore has emerged as one of the world’s most prosperous countries. It’s a financial center, an achievement in urban planning, and serves as a model for developing nations. It’s also one of our most popular travel destinations! Here are 11 interesting facts about Singapore. Singapore’s…

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Download: Back-To-School Ice Breakers

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It’s the first day of school and everyone is excited about the upcoming school year – and maybe a little nervous too! Start building your classroom community from day with a back-to-school ice breaker Download our classroom ice breakers below! Can’t see the infographic? Download it…

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Fundraising Hall of Fame: Alex Wheeler

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As part of our inaugural Fundraiser Hall of Fame series, we’d like to introduce to you to our first inductee, Alex Wheeler! Alex traveled with WorldStrides in March of 2014 to Spain and France. Now a junior at Murray State University, Alex was inspired to double…

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7 Tips For A Comfortable Long Haul Flight

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Program Development Manager Nancy Richardson recently traveled to Sydney, Australia with our High School Honors Performance Series at Sydney Opera House. Now that she’s back in the United States, she’s sharing her best tips for how to be comfortable on a long haul flight.  “How long…

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10 Fun Facts About Orlando

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Orlando is one of the most popular travel destinations in the United States. From science programs to music festivals and bowl games, WorldStrides sends hundreds of students to the “City Beautiful” every year. Here are 10 of our favorite fun facts about Orlando!   Orlando…

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