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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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Performance Technology in Sports

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The sports industry has smartened up to the idea of incorporating new and emerging forms of technology into the framework of the industry. Adding new innovations to maximize player performance has spring boarded the sports industry forward into the modern age for players and teams,…

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Technology Resources for Bands, Choirs, and Orchestras

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Incorporating technology into the music ensemble classroom has become essential. We have gathered a few of our favorite apps and websites for band, choir, and orchestra directors to put to use in their classrooms this school year. Apps There is a slew of music-based apps…

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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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Overcoming Fears in Costa Rica

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Elizabeth Guyer is an Account Manager for our science programs. She recently traveled with 28 students from Colorado on their Waves and Waterfalls tour of Costa Rica where she witnessed one of the greatest benefits of travel – overcoming fears. Travel takes you out of…

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