EdTech, education

Collaboration and Communication Apps

Collaboration and Communication Apps

Marilynn Andrews, M.A.

GroupMe Application

GroupMe is a messaging application to which can be categorized into groups based on the intended audience. GroupMe is best known as a simpler way to stay in contact with coworkers, organizational groups, friends, and family. This application can be downloaded from iOS, Android, and desktop devices. One of the benefits of using GroupMe is the ability to add people from your already existing contact list.

Within the field of education, the GroupMe app can be used as a means of expanding communications within an “inclusive learning environment” (Grosseto and Hebert, 2019). This simply means that everyone has an opportunity to engage and communicate using the mobile application. Communication takes place using this app from multiple perspectives including teacher to teacher, teacher to student, student to teacher, parent to teacher and teacher to parent. Research shows that students within higher education were more comfortable with approaching their instructor when teacher to student support was initiated using the Groupme app (Gronseth and Hebert, 2019).

Yan (2021) describes the conditions when navigating remote learning during the Covid-19 pandemic. With the mass influx of media and technology integrations into learning, “minor adjustments had to be made to ensure students continue to learn and remain socially, emotionally, and intellectually whole” (Yan, 2021). Since learning remotely is a newer concept to many populations, there has to be an emphasis placed on the well-being of its users. Within the early childhood education sector of education, social media usage is best utilized as a means of communication and engagement between families and educators. Research shows that lack of parental involvement leads to inadequate social and emotional development for young children. Research also suggests that attempts to contact families using technology are “often unsuccessful” (Fan and Yost, 2016). The reason to which a lack of communication takes place for families within the early childhood education sector includes a lack of access to technology resources, lack of technical knowledge, and other socioeconomic related reasons to which contribute to this breach in communication (Fan and Yost, 2016). It is suggested that families be very cautious with the information shared using this application, as many users can access the content if the message is sent to the entire group. However, private messaging is an option when using this application.

Within a clinical educational environment, the use of GroupMe further enhances mentoring opportunities for students and practitioners alike (Mackessy, 2019).  Adult learners have the opportunity to engage in messaging, asking and receiving questions, engaging in events online, and participating in online meetings (Mackessy, 2019).  Much like parents within the early childhood sector, engagement opportunities can expand with the use of the GroupMe application.


Zoom is best described as a video conferencing application.  Zoom allows its users to virtually schedule and meet up with one another through its video conferencing tools.  There are several features within Zoom that benefits both the facilitator and the meeting participant.  Of these features include one-on-one meetings, group video options, screen sharing, and screen and audio recording.  Zoom offers teams a free and simple option to hosting video meetings and events. One of the major features of Zoom is its compatibility to other web based programs such as Google Suites.   When a scheduler seeks to schedule a Zoom call, the information can automatically be imported into Microsoft or Google calendar requests for easy access for users.  

With every online technology software, there are downfalls. The Zoom application within an educational setting can be extremely beneficial for knowledgeable users. However, navigations such as the ‘mute’ function or ‘camera-on’ feature are two of the most misused features when seeking to deliver a video to people of all educational backgrounds. Also, privacy is another major concern when working with young children and families. Within early childhood education, Zoom has been used to host parent meetings and community wide engagement opportunities for childcare partners. Unless the Zoom platform is protected or made private, there is the possibility of Zoom “bombing” to occur. Zoom “bombing” is best described as an outside Zoom account user hacking into unsuspected Zoom conferences. Many times, these hackers enter into the Zoom meeting and solicit inappropriate content to the participants online.

Within the school setting, educators and administrators are advised to set parameters when utilizing the web application with students at home.  During the Covid-19 pandemic, remote policies and procedures had to be implemented within school systems, as misuse of the Zoom platform became an issue.  Within many lower income, urban communities, educators reported witnessing inappropriate behaviors from the students and parents to which were logged into the Zoom sessions remotely.  Prior to issuing the laptops to students, a signed technology agreement needs to be issued to parents to ensure a healthy learning environment ensues with each remote learning opportunity. 

According to Dayal and Tiko (2020), parents of early childhood students are more concerned about their students not learning content virtually as they would in a face to face setting (p. 338).  During the pandemic, educators reported their primary concerns when interacting on Zoom relating to the health and safety of themselves and their students (Dayal and Tiko, 2020).  The teachers also expressed concerns about the emotional well-being of their Pre-K students and spending long periods of time on the Zoom platform during the initial Covid-19 lockdown (Dayal and Tiko, 2020). 


Facebook has become a household name and commonly used mobile and web-based application.  Facebook is a social media application to which connects virtually anyone of legal age to the platform for communication and social networking opportunities.  While communication and networking are the two major components of Facebook, the web and mobile application also offers the ability to post content for sharing capabilities to other users.  This feature is one of the most used on the app.  When implemented within higher education and professional training environments, the use of Facebook has many benefits, as it serves as a major connecting piece to those utilizing the application.  Users can interact and post content relating to the professional environment to which they are working within. 

When using a social media network as large as Facebook, there are potential dangers to its users, especially with children. Since the creation of the website, there has been an age restriction present for users choosing to sign up and create an account.  However, as many educators and parents have experienced, there are simple ways to avoid this safety measure and young and teenage children still are able to access the content on the social media site.  The primary concern is children networking with the public along with posting content that poses a potential safety hazard to themselves such as address and school information. Parents of teenagers are encouraged to monitor their child’s social media usage to avoid any mishaps. 

From an early childhood education lens, the use of Facebook within historically underserved communities proves beneficial for young children.  The use of Facebook as a means of communication and sharing pertinent information to parents and caregivers of young children is the reason for this conclusion.  Early childhood practitioners utilize social media to promote healthy and developmentally appropriate practices to teenage and adult parents.  Research has proven this to be extremely effective, especially in the areas of social emotional, healthy eating, and nutrition behaviors (Zhang, Panochelli, and Hall, 2021).

When using the social media site within an educational environment, there are certain precautions the educator should take to ensure that everyone stays safe. Research suggests that students be engaged and using a variety of technology and software programs within the curriculum rather than focusing on one application such as Facebook. Research conducted by Yan (2020) suggests this same notion as it was implemented within a high school as the entire school participated in a shift to remote learning. During one school day, students had the opportunity to participate in Dance, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, History, Chinese, Special Projects classes (Yan, 2020, p. 189). The research showcases that the students were not negatively impacted by social media usage during the allotted four-month trial period. Using a variety of technology tools, students had the opportunity to interact with their peers while learning new content.

Google for Education

            Google for Education is an all-inclusive web and mobile device application to which seeks to connect educators to their students, families, and community. Google for Education includes Classroom, Mail, Slides, Drive, Hangouts, Voice, Sheets, and many other applications easily accessible under a registered Google account.  For users, Google is an excellent option for integrating technology into curriculum as the web-based applications are also accessible on mobile devices.  Google also offers certification programs for those seeking to expand their Google related skills and services. 

Google Hangouts powered by Google Suites and Google for Education is an application used for communicating through desktop and mobile devices. Google Hangouts is an additional branch of the Google Suites or Google for Education.  The major benefit of using Google Hangouts is the ability to merge existing contacts into the application for immediate contact.  Google Hangout provides additional safety measures as its users can opt for using a Google Voice phone number instead of their assigned phone number per service provider.  When considering the safety measures that are needed within an educational environment, this application is beneficial to educators. 

When utilizing Google for Education within a professional or educational setting, there are additional safeguards to consider ensuring that safety and data protection is a priority. Documents can be created using Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides.  Research proves that the use of Google applications improves the collaboration and feedback efforts of educators, students, and families (Odewumi and Ahmed, 2019).  Within each of these applications, there is the option to share and collaborate with peers within one working document.  While this feature is beneficial when seeking to create cohorts or collaboration groups, if the content is not on a view only mode, it can be altered, deleted, or copied.  Also, there are additional security concerns with the Google platforms as any document can be made into a copied version.  Educators are advised to upload content as a PDF document when seeking to share information with students or parents using the Google platform. Although safety is a major concern when creating documents, one of the major benefits of Google for Education is the Google Classroom application.  Students enrolled within a Google Classroom course can collaborate and communicate using discussion boards, messaging features, and shared documents.  Educators are advised to monitor the content entered into Google Classroom to ensure the remote learning platform remains educational and professional. 

Class DoJo

            Class DoJo is an educational technology platform that connects parents, students, and educators using a mobile and web-based platform similar to Facebook.  Class DoJo gives educators autonomy as there is an option to create a classroom for students, parents, and community partners.  Within each classroom, members of the group can then participate in collaboration by posting on the class wall, sharing content, and commenting on posts.  Class DoJo can be downloaded from a mobile device or desktop computer program.

            Class Dojo does not pose any immediate threats to safety, as each class invite must be sent and approved by the educator.  Parents are encouraged to limit the posting of personal content since these items are viewable by all members of the classroom.  Research shows that the use of software such as Class Dojo allows teachers to gamify education and increases student’s overall engagement and collaboration (Gerber, 2017).  “Students are encouraged to play the games and accept failure due to unlimited opportunities to participate.  In turn, this creates a culture of experimentation” (Gerber, 2017).  Within a platform such Class DoJo, teachers can post the link to the exercise or activity for immediate access from students.  Parents can also keep track of the current materials and play along with their students at home. 

When considering the concept of gamification, there is always the possibility for unhealthy habits to result. These unhealthy habits include too much screen time, gaming addiction, and social emotional issues. However, with proper monitoring, students benefit from gamification through applications such as Class DoJo. “The Dr. Suess quote, ‘Games you can’t win because you play against you,’ emphasizes the fact that educational gamification trends can tap into students’ meta-awareness to play through failure” (Gerber, 2017). Teachers can set parameters to ensure students do not develop unhealthy habits.


Deal , H.C., & Tiko, L. (2020). When are we going to have the real school: A case study of early childhood education and care teachers’ experiences surrounding education during the covid-19 pandemic.  Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 45(4), 336-347. https://search-informit-org.ezproxy.liberty.edu/doi/10.3316/informit.579839451210378

Fan, S., & Yost, H. (2019). Keeping connected: exploring the potential of social media as a new avenue for communication and collaboration in early childhood education. International Journal of Early Year Education, 27(2), 132-142. https://doi.org/10.1080/09669760.2018.1454301

Gerber, H. R. (2017). Soft(a)ware in the english classroom. English Journal, 106(6), 88-90. http://ezproxy.liberty.edu/login?qurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.proquest.com%2Fscholarly-journals%2Fsoft-ware-english-classroom%2Fdocview%2F1918837406%2Fse-2%3Faccountid%3D12085

Grosseto, S., & Hebert, W. (2019). Investigating use of mobile instant messaging in higher education courses. TechReady, 63(1), 15-22. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11528-018-0361-y

Macke’s, L. (2019). Intervention for Focused Online Mentoring. Nurse Educator.44(6), 292–292. https://doi.org/10.1097/NNE.0000000000000687

Odewumi, M. O., & Ahmed, M. A. (2019). Fostering google apps for education (gafe): The conceptual framework. Bulgarian Journal of Science and Education Policy, 13(1), 34-49. http://ezproxy.liberty.edu/login?qurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.proquest.com%2Fscholarly-journals%2Ffostering-google-apps-education-gafe

Yan, S. (2021). COVID-19 and technology use by teenagers: A case study. Hum Behav & Emerg Tech. 3, 185– 193. https://doi-org.ezproxy.liberty.edu/10.1002/hbe2.236

Zhang, Q., Panochelli, J., & Ann Hall, L. (2021). Using facebook to promote healthy eatingbehaviors among low-income american caregivers of young children. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, S78-S78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2021.04.458

Early Childhood Education

Golden Years: Tips and Resources for Raising Children of All Ages

Author: Lisa Walker

Diverse class of preschool students playing with blocks

It’s true what they say, it takes a village to raise a child – in the modern age, that often means making use of the many online resources at your disposal. Whether they’re 2 or 12, help is only a click away.

Brilliant Babies

From the ages of 0-3 months, your newborn will be focused on getting to grips with a few basic human functions and, as a first-time parent, your main concern will be with safety.

  • There’s plenty of material on car seats, breastfeeding, sleeping, and holding.
  • Always support your baby’s head and neck and remember, at this stage, they are not ready for rough play or any activities that are too bouncy.
  • Washing bottles and other items for newborns is different than for adults or older children.

Terrific Toddlers

From the ages of 1-3 years, your child will be busying themselves learning words, testing out emotions, and moving around on their own. For parents, this is a great time to introduce new activities.

  • There’s an art to introducing new activities.
  • There are plenty of respectable internet forums with other parents for discussing toddlers.
  • Child nutritionists have created guides to ensure healthy eating from 1-3.

Playful Preschoolers

Preschool (3-4 years) is all about learning to use tools, developing socially, and creating special memories.

  • Understanding your growing child and their unique needs is key to navigating this exciting period.
  • Finding and choosing the right childcare can be a head-scratcher without guidance.
  • Getting a headstart on reading is an advantage for life.

Changing Children

From the age of 4, we notice our babies growing into amazing little people with unique personalities.

  • You need never run out of fun, creative ideas to keep your child entertained.
  • Introduce your child, aged 5+, to the digital space in a healthy, educational way.
  • Use your newfound extra time to refocus on self-care and self-development – for example, earning a Master’s Degree in management or leadership from a certified college with remote learning opportunities.

This wonderful, exceptional journey can also be a great challenge without help. As a parent, you can rest assured that there are plenty of others, on and offline, who are ready to lend a hand.

The Preschool Connect provides FREE online resources for young children in urban communities. Learn more, at: www.thepreschoolersconnect.com

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Clever Kids Corner, Outdoor Activities

Side Walk Chalk Inspiration Ideas

Sidewalk chalk is an inexpensive activity that provides hours of fun and encourages creativity!

Look below for some of my favorite sidewalk chalk ideas.


Mystical Reading

Fish Out of Water

Future Fire Lady

Up, Up and Away!

Swinging the Day Away

Floating in Thin Air

Me and My Pet Dragon

Over the Rainbow

Photo Credits: NJ Family, Popsugar, S & S Blog

Animal Facts, Clever Kids Corner

All About Giraffes

Giraffes, known for their long necks, graceful glide and calm demeanor. Here are some awesome facts about giraffes!


  • Giraffes are found in the dry savannahs of Africa, where they roam among the open plains and woodlands.
  • Giraffe are already extinct in at least seven countries in Africa.
  • A giraffe’s height is helpful for keeping a look out for predators, such as lions and hyenas. Their excellent eyesight allows them to spot hungry beasts from far away, too.
  • Giraffes spend 16 or more hours per day eating and traveling to find food.

Body Structure

  • Well known for their long necks, these gentle giants are the world’s tallest living land animals. An adult male can grow to around 5.5m – that’s taller than three adult humans!
  • Giraffe tongues are bluish-purple and between 45 and 50 cm long.
  • A giraffe’s neck is too short to reach the ground. To drink, giraffe first have to splay their forelegs and/or bend their knees, and only then can they lower their necks to reach the surface of the water.
  • A giraffe heart weighs approximately 11 kilograms and is the biggest of any land mammal. It is used to pump 60 litres of blood around its body every minute at a blood pressure twice that of an average human.
  • The spots on giraffes are unique, no two giraffes spots are the same, just like humans – no two fingerprints are the same.
  • The giraffe is the tallest mammal in the world. Even newborn giraffe are taller than most humans.
  • A male giraffe is called a Bull, baby giraffes are called Calves and females are called Cows.


  • Herbivores, giraffes only eat plants. Their favorite food is the acacia tree, and they use their long necks to reach the leaves and buds in the treetops. Their long tongues (which grow to a whopping 53cm!) also help them pull down leaves growing way up high.
  • And boy do these guys have an appetite! They spend most of their time eating, and can guzzle up to 45kg of leaves and twigs a day!
  • Whilst they may eat a lot, giraffes don’t drink much water. This is because they get most of their water from their leafy meals, and only need to drink once every few days.

Thanks to Nat Geo Kids , Giraffe Conservation!

Parenting, Personality Traits

The Entertainer (ESFP)- Myers Briggs Personality Traits for Parents

Are you the life of the party craving the spotlight? Do you love to shine and entertain those you come in contact with? If so, keep reading.

The Entertainer (ESFP) displays extraverted, observant, feeling and prospecting personality traits. The entertainer is all about vibrant experiences, loves life and taking pleasure in discovering new and different things. The entertainer is a social butterfly and often encourages others to participate.

Entertainers love the spotlight and tend to take center stage. Entertainers love putting on a show for their friends and take pride in simply having a good time with loved ones.

Entertainers are on the move

Entertainers are well groomed, as this personality trait is often compared to actors. In search of environments that support their personality traits, entertainers often move frequently to change their surroundings to best suite their personality needs.

Entertainers are sensitive to the emotions of others. Observant in nature, entertainers are the first to help someone solve a problem while providing emotional support and sound advice. Passionate, drama tends to follow entertainers.

The Entertainer Takes Chances

Taking chances, relying on luck rather than rational and analysis, is a common trend of the entertainer. Entertainers seek challenge and recognize value and quality.

Entertainers can be found where there is laughter, playfulness, and always trying something new and fun. Watch out, entertainers are known to talk for hours. Loved ones appreciate entertainers as they are reliable for sharing emotions, both good and bad. Entertainers are the explorers of life and seek to share these experiences with others.

Parenting 101 for The Entertainer

Playful, genuine, and relaxed are common traits of entertainer-styled parents. The entertainer seeks fun experiences for their children to engage. Entertainers often use exploration when asked a question from their child in order to find the answer. The entertainer is not one to have a routine and would rather take things day-by-day.

Entertainers are the constructers of make believe play.

Trying new things is a large portion of this personality trait. However, discipline is not the strongest suite for entertainer personality types. They seek to protect their children from harm through experiences and observation.

Entertainers provide consistent emotional support through showing warm and affectionate responses to their children. Entertainers are known for being nurturing and encouraging.


  • Bold
  • Original
  • People person
  • Observant
  • Practical
  • Aesthetics


  • Sensitive
  • Conflict adverse
  • Easily bored
  • Poor planners
  • Unfocused
Parenting, Personality Traits

The Architect (INTJ)- Myers Briggs Personality Traits For Parents

Knowing your personality traits as a parent further impacts how you decide to parent. Read below for more on Myers Briggs The Architect (INTJ) personality traits for parents.

Parents, do you like to ask a lot of questions? Are you often involved in overthinking and analytical conversations? If so, keep reading.

An Architect (INTJ) is a person with the Introvert, Intuitive, Thinking, and Judging personality traits. Known as highly intellectual tacticians- they love perfecting the details of life, applying creativity and rationality to everything they do. The inner world of an architect is often a private and innovative.

Architects question everything.

According to MB, architects derive much of their self-esteem from their knowledge and mental acuity. People with this trait may have been labeled as the nerd, studious, or the bookworm.

Unafraid to break the rules, Architects prefer to make their own discoveries and enjoy the process!

Often known as pessimistic and choosing to be right over liked, the architect places a high value on truth and depth. Architects question their involvement with people and may come across as rude or offensive when they are seeking to be honest.

Other Traits Associated with the Architect

  • Imaginative
  • Decisive
  • Ambitious
  • Private
  • Curious
  • Focused

Parenting 101 for the Architect

Known to form an honest connection with their children, the Architect demonstrates self control and rationality. This trait also seeks to foster independence in their children. The architect seeks to use knowledge as a course correction and always delivers the hard truths.

While scoring an A+ in encouraging intelligence and analytical skills while parenting, the Architect does not always showcase emotions- as this is not their comfort zone. Very much in control of their emotions, the architect parent often does not initiate cuddling, love, affection, and praise-as it feels unnatural. Since children need emotional support, this area is something that the architect has to work to provide.


  • Rational
  • Informed
  • Independent
  • Determined
  • Curious
  • Versatile


  • Arrogant
  • Dismissive of emotions
  • Overly critical
  • Combative

The goal for Architects is to raise a competent adult who knows their own mind and solves their own problems through giving their children the tools to do so.

Clever Kids Corner, Parenting

Mother’s Day D.I.Y. Gift Guide 2021

1. Decorated Mug

Photo Courtesy of Good House Keeping

2. Magnet Portrait

Photo Credit-Busy Creating Memories

3. Foot Print Art

Photo Credit-Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

4. Homemade Terrarium

Photo Credit-NASA

5. Handpicked flowers

6. Pattern Notebook

Photo Credit- The Spruce Crafts

7. Love Book

Photo courtesy of MommySnippets.com

8. Homemade Bath Bombs

Photo Courtesy of Happiness is Homemade

9. Crayon Candle

Photo Courtesy of Ever Mine

10. Chocolate Bouquet

Photo Courtesy of Funender

11. Coffee Filter Flower

Photo Courtesy of Country Living

12. Homemade body scrub

Photo Courtesy of Simply Veganista

13. Picture Frame Vase

Photo Credit- IHeartArtsAndCrafts

14. Framed Quote

Photo Credit- Lia Griffith

15. DIY Pillow Spray

Photo Credit- A Beautiful Mess

16. Homemade Coasters

Photo Credit-TheThinkingCloset

Media Tools, Parenting

Teaching Children to Take Care of the Environment

Taking Care of Our Environment

National Biodiesel Day is 3/18 along with Earth Day being on the horizon (generally in April). Let’s explore ways to talk about environmental responsibility with children.


“He that plants trees loves others more than himself.”

The World Wild Life Foundation seeks to to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth.

Learn more about saving the environment and preserving wildlife and nature- World Wild Life Foundation.

Q: How can we and our littles become more environmentally conscious and responsible?

A: Let’s start with some environmentally friendly activities…

1. Paint with recycled objects such as cotton balls, feathers, sticks, and plastic cups. Check out Hands On as We Grow for more painting tips!

2. DIY Moss Ball using moss and yarn! Mothered Natured-Connecting Kids with Nature provides a step by step guide to this craft. For young children, close supervision is advised, given the materials.

3. Create a Play or Magic Garden 🪴

Beans, vegetables, flowers, or fruit-a play or magical garden is a great way to teach your child about the environment. Take the time to read through gardening take-aways on Family Food & Garden. Gardening Tip: Prior to planting the seeds, have your child create and draw their magical garden, and then use this as a guide when planting.

4. Create Nature Inspired Art

Fireflies and Mudpies

Mothered Natured has provided FREE printables and guides when seeking natured inspired art inspiration.

5. Read Nature and Animal Inspired Books

Click HERE for 80+ Nature and Animal Books for Children!

6. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Regrow Vegetables

Planet Protectors provides FREE recycling tool kits for children. All is required is to enter your information for shipping purposes. Learning about recycling and regrowing vegetables can be fun! Your child can experiment with their favorite vegetables and watch them regrow over the weeks!

Photo provided by Spud.CA Click the link to learn how to regrow pineapples!

Planet Powers showcases exactly how to regrow vegetables inside. Most require the placement into water with a specified amount of sunlight daily. Click the above link to learn more…

7. Animal Rescue Mission Activity

Team Cartwright gives this awesome STEM activity that ties in science, wildlife and preservation.

8. Save Water Nursery Rhymes

Click the link to view the video:
Save Water Periwinkle
Clever Kids Corner, Parenting

St. Patrick’s Day Activities Your Family Can Enjoy!

Luck of the Irish? ☘️ Or, just lucky. Whether or not you wore green today, here are a few activities to celebrate today’s festivities!

St. Patrick’s Day Activities Your Family Can Enjoy!

1. Create a green drink!

Photo Credit- The Seasoned Mom

Make a cup of Green fruit juice, green milk, green smoothie or green tea all with added food coloring or natural coloring. The Seasoned Mom provides a four ingredient Monster Green Smoothie.

2. Lucky charms crafts

Lucky for parents, St. Patrick’s Day has its own cereal (Lucky Charms) . Use this to create rainbow art! Sort, count, and eat the treats! Children can also create necklaces and bracelets using the cereal also. Staying Close to Home has provided a how to create St. Patrick’s Day inspired crafts.

Photo credit- Staying Close to Home

3. Hunt for Clovers!

Place clovers throughout your house and allow littles to hunt for clovers! Count how many you have found.

4. Get Dressed and Attend St. Patrick’s Day Festivals

Search for local parades, bikeathons, festivals of the likes for the holiday. Don’t forget to wear green!

5. Bake Green Cookies!

Photo credit- Butter With a Side of Bread

Butter with a Side of Bread provides a list of St. Patrick’s Day goodies and treats! Check out the mint chocolate chip cookies!

Photo credit- Butter With a Side of Bread

6. Attend a Virtual Parade

Larger cities such as New York and St. Louis are among the few who are hosting virtual St. Patrick’s Day Parades. Sit back and enjoy the festivities from the comfort of your home! ☘️ Click Here for a compete schedule fo the St. Louis St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2021.