Is paper bad for the environment? Two Sides North America is a global initiative that is busting the myths that lead consumers to believe it is. Their goal is to promote “the sustainability of the Graphic Communications Industry by publicizing the positive steps that the industry is taking to reduce its environmental impact.”Details
October 18th to 24th is National Forest Products Week! To celebrate our love of trees and all the products that are made from them, we will be sharing posts over the next few days from different sources that not only show the value of forest products in our daily lives, but also debunk the myths that surround the impact these products have on the environment.Details
We recently interviewed Judy Butler of A Picket Fence Life to learn more about the beautiful mini scrapbooks that she sells on her website and Etsy. These scrapbooks are created with themes for all sorts of occasions like travel, new baby, birthday or family, and all you have to do is add your photos to create the perfect keepsake! Read on to learn more about how she came to love scrapbooking and what inspires her designs!Details
Celebrate National Card Making Day by creating this fun and unique never ending card! This card has four panels that you can keep folding to reveal your message.
Download the free template – you can either hand-draw the card design yourself, or edit in Microsoft Word and print it out. Follow the tutorial video below to learn how to make it!Details
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 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.Details
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.Details
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.Details
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.Details
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.Details