Active Classrooms Week is December 9 –13, 2019!

Active Classrooms Week is December 9 –13, 2019!

ActivEd/Walkabouts is part of the Active Schools national collaborative of leading health, education, and private sector organizations working to create active school environments. This research brief shows that children who are physically active and fit tend to...

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9 Ways to Combat Childhood Obesity

9 Ways to Combat Childhood Obesity

What is obesity? Obesity in children and adults is a measurement linked to body mass index (BMI). An overweight child or young person has a BMI at or above the 85th percentile and below the 95th percentile for children and young people of the same age and gender. An...

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Stay Active! Summer Challenge

Stay Active! Summer Challenge

To help your child stay active this summer, Walkabouts is launching our second annual Stay Active! Summer Challenge for pre-K to 2nd grade students! The idea is simple – we’ve created an activity tracker for children to complete for 10 weeks during the summer. Print...

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How Furniture Can Affect Learning

How Furniture Can Affect Learning

Educators are beginning to show more interest in furniture and how classroom setup may impact learning. In some schools, traditional individual desks have been replaced with rectangular tables and chairs. In other schools, teachers are introducing non-traditional...

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The Importance of Unstructured Playtime

How much recess is too much? When planning the school year, many school administrators struggle with optimizing the school schedule. While teachers need enough time to teach the required curriculum, active time such as the unstructured playtime of recess and physical...

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Real-World Walkabout: Quiz, Quiz, Trade

Real-World Walkabout: Quiz, Quiz, Trade

This Real-World Walkabout asks students to move around the classroom and quiz each other on vocabulary words that have previously been covered in class. Quiz, Quiz, Trade is a fantastic game for reviewing any type of material and can even be adjusted to focus on a...

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Active Learning and ADHD

Active Learning and ADHD

In a previous post on the executive function hypothesis, we highlighted the executive function of the brain and how ADHD is essentially a deficit disorder of that function. However, when ADD or ADHD is diagnosed early, teachers and caretakers can help children develop...

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ActivEd Inc.

ActivEd is the educational technology company behind Walkabouts — online, on-demand adventures that transform math, language arts, and reading concepts into short, movement-rich lessons.