Sticky Fingers

By Staff Writer, Laura e. Crook Cold and flu season is upon us, and there’s nothing worse than being sidelined by a head cold or a nasty case of the flu. While some folks may relish a day or two on the couch watching soap operas, we’re guessing you have things to do, people to […]

Fall Into a New Way of Learning

By Staff Writer, Laura e. Crook Try to imagine a world where every child is the same. What a boring place that would be! Every child is different, which means traditional education doesn’t work for everyone. Some kids learn best by doing, others by seeing, and others by listening. That’s where Field Trip Factory comes […]

The Wellness Spot — October 2012

Each month Cindy Silver, a Registered Dietitian, gives us a great tips to stay healthy.  Read on to find out about some fun activities, recipes and other facts to keep you and your family healthy all year long!   It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month!   It seems that all of us have been touched by […]

Teachers with Technology

New pencils…New books…New technology? Millions of teachers and students in cities everywhere have hit the blacktop once again for a fresh, new school year! But, with this ever growing population of tech savvy students (and their devices) entering our classrooms, how does your technology management measure up? Do you triumph or get trumped when it […]

Nutrition Education in the Supermarket

What better place is there to teach nutrition than in the aisles of the supermarket? It is the one place that education can happen while the consumers are actually making purchase decisions and have all the options in front of them. There are countless ways to help consumers make healthy choices in the supermarket. Balls […]

The Wellness Spot — September 2012

Each month Cindy Silver, a Registered Dietitian, gives us a great tips to stay healthy.  Read on to find out about some fun activities, recipes and other facts to keep you and your family healthy all year long! Back To School = Back to Good Nutrition! Let’s face it – many of us put away […]

Moms With Apps

Learn more about iHome Educator As parent educators we wanted to leverage technology to help determine where our children needed work through automatically generated tests and grades… with engaging cross-curricular exercises. We did not want our kids to “guess” at answers, we wanted them to really work for the answer, and we required an automatic […]

Welcome!

As a leader in experiential education, Field Trip Factory brings learning to life in classrooms and communities across the US and Canada. Field Trip Factory Friends is a one-stop resource providing relevant news, articles and information to all educators. Every day is an opportunity for new learning experiences—starting here.   Back-to-School again! And to think, […]

How To Choose The Right School For Your Child

Article by: Hailey Eisen for OurKids.net, Canada’s trusted source for camps and schools. Many parents face the challenge of choosing a school that’s right for their child. With so many schools offering different environments, teaching styles and philosophies, the experience can feel overwhelming. For Barbi Benjamin Levitt and Michael Levitt, the decision to move their daughter […]

Private School vs. Public School

Private School vs. Public School: Which One is Better For Your Child? Article by:  Christelle Agboka for OurKids.net, Canada’s trusted source for camps and schools. Choosing a school for your child is a daunting, even stress-inducing task. With so many choices—small school or large school, school of the arts or a technology-focused school, public school […]