EI’s Pick-and-Pack Customer Service Crew


tedby: Ted Beyer

I am sure that many of you reading this have ordered materials from Educational Innovations in the past.  You might not pay any attention to the packing list that comes with your order, but I’ll let you in on a little secret—that piece of paper can tell you something about the inner workings of Educational Innovations.

There should be at least two rubber stamps on that sheet.  One, in green, says “Picked by” and a name; the other is red and says “Packed by” and another name.  The names for “Picked By” and “Packed By” will always be different—that way, at least two people have looked at the order to make sure you get exactly what you ordered.

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Okay—let me jump in here with a word of explanation.  When your order arrives here at EI, it is processed by our customer service team, and put into our computer system.  The paperwork then goes to our picking department.  Picking is pretty much what it sounds like—the items on your order are “picked” off the shelves in our inventory area and put into a bin that then goes to the shipping department to be checked, and packed, labeled, and eventually handed off to the carrier—usually UPS or the Postal Service.

Anyhow, it’s the names that I thought you might find of interest.  You see, at EI, everyone pitches in wherever and whenever they are needed—from the very top on down.  Lately, we have been very busy indeed, so you will see a few names that you don’t see all the time.

If you recently got an order, snag your packing list and follow along so you can meet the team!

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Electricity Humor


newsletterLOLwb-cropPeople have been making electrical jokes since… well, probably since before Benjamin Franklin flew that kite with the metal key in 1752.

Why not insert a bit of electricity humor into your next quiz or homework page?  Extra points for students who guess the right punchlines to our riddles!

If you have a favorite cartoon or joke, insert it below as a comment, or email us at socialmedia@teachersource.com.

Happy teaching!

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Germ Discussion Starters


newsletterdidyouknowwbWhen the topic is germs, your teaching opportunities can expand in many directions—just like the droplet spread from a sneeze!

Not sure where to start?  Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Here you will find germ-related discussion starters, research ideas, current events worksheets, posters and more. Read the rest of this entry »


You Said It! Germ Product Reviews


newsletteryousaiditwb-cropEducational Innovations’ Glo Germ demonstration kit has been a fixture in science and health classes for years.  Here’s what some of our customers are saying about our Glo Germ powder, lotion and kit.

“I’ve used this with elementary through high school students.  It really makes an impression!  Usually it takes about 3 or 4 hand washings before they get all of the ‘germs’ off their hands and fingernails, etc.  Seeing is believing!
          —Shelley in Stillwater, OK

 

Glo Germ Kit“I have used the same kit for years; a little goes a long way.  Very good buy.  I used it to teach microbiology, anatomy, and forensic science.  It would be great for family and consumer science, too.”
Shelley in Stillwater, OK

 

“This product is amazing!  I used it with my middle school students and it completely captivated them to see that even after washing there hands they still had traces of germs between their fingers and in their nails.  It was a great way to start our germ unit and made them want to learn more.”
           —Jennifer in Grand Junction, CO

 

“Great for teaching infection to high school students. Just use the powder, not the lotion. Plant some on your hands as you shake the kids’ hands or on the classroom doorknob. Then shine the light and see where it has spread.”
Mary in Killeen, TX

 

“Works great under even the cheapest little UV flashlight. Really eye opening for kids when teaching how germs are spread or how ineffectively their hand washing are working. Worth the money as a little goes a long way.”
          —Sharon in Plymouth, MA

 

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Germ Humor


newsletterLOLwb-cropGerms are everywhere.  We could say they’re nothing to sneeze at, but that would be a pretty lame joke.

Enjoy these jokes and comics, share them with your students.  Why not insert a few riddles into a quiz or homework page?  Extra credit points for students who guess the right punchline!

If you have a favorite germ-related cartoon or joke, insert it below as a comment, or email us at socialmedia@teachersource.com.

Happy teaching!

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