Interview with Engineering with Paper

Are you a parent or teacher looking for a fun way to get kids and teens to learn about STEAM? We interviewed Godwyn Morris and Paula Frisch of Dazzling Discoveries to learn all about their unique approach towards teaching.
STEAM combines art and science in fun hands-on projects. Read on to learn more about their mission to make hands-on creative learning accessible for builders of all ages and the importance of using paper in education.

PrintWorks – Smart Cutting Fabric Transfers

PrintWorks Fabric Transfers are perfect for creating customized clothing, accessories, gifts, and more! And they really only require a few simple tools like a printer, an iron, and a pair of scissors. But did you know our Fabric Transfers are also compatible with smart cutting machines? This is perfect for designs that have a more complex shape, or if you are creating multiples and want to save time instead of cutting each by hand. Read below and watch our video to learn how you can use our transfers in your smart cutting machine.

Paper in Education – Using Pastel Paper to Tackle Dyslexia

One of the most frustrating things for parents and teachers alike is when a student is struggling, and it is unclear how to best assist them. No one wants to see their child struggle to learn to read, and not knowing how to make the highly complex and multi-layered reading process accessible to students with reading disabilities, such as dyslexia, can be heart-breaking. You may be surprised to hear that font style, font size, and the color of paper can help students with reading and reading comprehension issues! Studies have found that students with dyslexia may benefit from using different color paper or paper overlays because it reduces stress on the eyes.

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Paper in Education – How Writing on Paper Promotes Cognitive Development

If there is one place you can count on finding a consistently abundant use of paper daily, it’s an American public school. However, with a push towards computer literacy and virtual learning, is paper still necessary in education? In short, the answer is yes, and the reasons extend far beyond the convenience of printed paperwork. The development of a strong student’s brain is an incredibly complex process and utilizing paper in the right ways can assist in cognitive development.

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Paper in Education – Decorating Virtual Classrooms

In 2020, the image of a classroom has changed significantly as we move towards a virtual teaching format. Many teachers have been faced with the new challenge of teaching from home as we enter a new school year with a new cohort of students. We now must ask ourselves how to best decorate our at-home “classrooms” in order to normalize the idea that a virtual classroom is still a classroom. The challenge is figuring out how to appropriately decorate in a way that is economical in both finances and space.

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Paper in Education – Virtual Learning Take-Home Kits

The 2020-2021 school year is certainly not starting as expected, and many teachers have expressed that they feel as though they are starting from square one, no matter their level of experience. A lot of schools have decided to adopt a hybrid or fully virtual learning model until more is known about how to return to school safely. However, ready or not, the school year is coming, and teachers must adapt to make sure students are equipped and prepared for their new learning environments.

Teacher Resources Page

Here at Paris, our goal is to help teachers stay organized, save time, and let their creative side shine! That’s why we’ve created a new Teacher Resources page – to help teachers make this upcoming school year a great one! On this page you will find free printables and templates, our favorite PrintWorks and DocIt products for school, and our latest blog posts for teachers. Go check it out!

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Employee Spotlight: Ken Frazier

It’s Employee Spotlight time at Paris! We have an amazing team of talented and dedicated people working for you – our partners, our suppliers, our customers. Their commitment to quality, service, and innovation helps Paris fulfill its promise to always Make it Better!

To help you get to know the people behind the scenes at Paris, we asked our employees some fun questions about them! Here is our Operator, Ken Frazier!