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Standing desks make children better students

Standing desks for childrenIs it not important to teach our children how to be more active, from an early age? asks director of the Ergonomics Center at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Mark Benden. A great article on the pros and cons of seated vs standing classrooms, workstations, and desks.

  • Standing in classrooms
  • Encouraging movement
  • Impact of a standing desks
  • Future of classroom design

Read the full article by Mark Benton.

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Five ways teachers use Lego creatively in class

Lego in the classroom

Interesting write up in the Guardian about using Lego in the classroom:

  • Tell stories in Lego
  • Text analysis ...
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The Magic Crayons Teachers Pay Teachers Store Catalogue

Teachers pay teachers store catalogue

We have a brand new page showing out entire Teachers Pay Teachers catalogue. Please help yourself to our free clothing flash cards, available in English, Spanish and Japanese.

Thank you - Tim

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The Apple watch

apple sports watch with green strap

A beautiful piece of design and manufacturing craftsmanship.

I read a interview in Wired by David Pierce with Apples Kevin Lynch about the philosophy behind the watch. Up until this point I wasn't convinced I needed one of these, but now 

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Robot pens from The Magic Crayons

Robot pens for kids

Yes yes ! Exciting new items in our back-to-school pages. Our very own writing pens featuring our love-able orange rabbit, Roberto the Robot from Tim Sensei's Saturday School of English. You may remember the two robots from our wonderful iPhone cases selection.

The picture above shows the robots on a white background, but you can change that, plus add your own name or message. There are two rubber grip styles available. We can add anything from the clip art pages by the way. Simply get in touch and let us know what you would like.

Thank you.

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Author: Hi, I’m Tim from The Magic Crayons. I am a GradDipT, CELTA, and CELTYL qualified Primary and Kindergarten Teacher from the UK working at a Tokyo International School as an English Language Support teacher (ELS/EFL) and IT Integration Specialist. This blog reflects my Graduate Diploma in Teaching studies with the University of South Queensland, Australia, PD, and ICT in the classroom interests. I create all the artwork and videos for the teaching materials within this website. New products and special offers will be announced here first. Everything I post is about products or services that I have tried in my own classes.
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