Browsing Archive: October, 2010

FREE Home-to-School Connections Guide: Tips, Tech Tools, and Strategies for Improving Family-to-School Communication

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, October 27, 2010,

Edutopia latest classroom resource guide highlighting new solutions for connecting home and school in order to improve student learning and success is available to download for FREE.

Whether you're a teacher, parent, or district administrator, this new guide provides you with relevant and valuable tools and resources for how best to strengthen the bonds between schools, families, and communities.

Home-to-School Connections Guide
  • What's Inside the PDF:
  • 1. Go Where Your Parents Are
  • 2. Welcome Everyone
  • 3. Being There, Virtually
  • 4. Sm...

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The Surfing Scientist

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, October 22, 2010,
The Surfing Scientist offers many great resources for teachers.  There are printable .pdf file format lesson plans, and my favorite, conundrums (brainteasers).   
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Economics Education Resources

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, October 22, 2010,

EconEdLink launches new site that is full of K-12 lesson plans, video, data links and economic resources. Start exploring today!

EconEdLink Highlights:

  • Content served through 3 portals: Educators; Students; Afterschool
  • Over 600 K-12 lessons – and counting
  • Each lesson is connected to state and national economic and personal finance standards
  • 80 videos and correlating lessons from Paul Solman of PBS
  • About the Authors page
  • Current Events calendar

Interested in Professional Deve...


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Join the Smithsonian for Teachers’ Night on Friday, October 22 at the National Museum of American History

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, October 22, 2010,

Find new classroom-ready resources, meet Smithsonian educators, and attend demonstrations of school programs and materials at the Smithsonian's annual education expo. At NMAH, see performances of the museum theater program, "Join the Student Sit-Ins" and see demonstrations of online materials including America on the Move electronic field trips.

 

Location
National Museum of American History (map)
Constitution Avenue at 14th Street
Washington, D.C.
Metro: Smithsonian or Federal Triangle

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Today in History

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, October 22, 2010,

Plan ahead by checking out Thinkfinity's "Today in History" calendar. http://www.thinkfinity.org/today-in-history


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National Center for Family Literacy launches new Wonderopolis™ site. Start exploring today!

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, October 22, 2010,


Wonderopolis™ is for parents and children to nurture a sense of wonder and build a brighter world for children through the power of discovery, creativity, learning and imagination. Through the guidance of the National Center for Family Literacy and the support of Thinkfinity.org, Wonderopolis™ shows families, and reminds us all, that learning is fun. Whether it's a curious question or an everyday adventure, learning follows us wherever we go. Wonderopolis™ helps bring fun family-learn...


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Google Code-in Contest

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, October 21, 2010,


Google Code-in
 is Google's contest to introduce pre-university students to the many kinds of contributions that make open source software development possible, is starting on November 22, 2010. We are inviting students worldwide to produce a variety of open source code, documentation, training materials and user experience research for the organizations participating this year. These tasks include:

  1. Code: Tasks related to writing or refactoring code
  2. Documentation: Tasks related to creat...

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FREE Guide from Edutopia

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Saturday, October 16, 2010,
Home-to-School Connections Guide 
Download FREE Edutopia Guide today!  The latest free resource guideHome-to-School Connections Guide: Tips, Tech Tools, and Strategies for Improving Family-to-School Communication, is filled with resources and ideas for building and strengthening the bonds between schools, families, and communities. For educators and parents alike, this guide provides tools for seizing the digital moment or bringing the conversation home through 10 top tips for nurturing collaboration and partnerships. 

 

 
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Join the American Math Challenge

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, October 14, 2010,
The American Math Challenge

www.americanmathchallenge.com 
FREE Registration: Click here

  • American school students are invited to battle it out in an exciting online math challenge!
  • Students will have the task of answering as many correct questions as they can to make their school the American Champions.
  • It’s completely FREE and there are great prizes to be won!

Students will compete using Mathletics, an online Math program and compete in two ways:
1. Compete against other students in exciting, real-time 60 second mental ari...


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Ch 13 Celebration of Teaching & Learning

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, October 14, 2010,




Registration is now open
 for the Sixth Annual Celebration of Teaching & Learning, taking place March 18-19, 2011 at the Hilton New York. Join the conversation on our new website,thirteencelebration.org, and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter!

 

The Celebration continues to grow as the nation's premier professional development conference, bringing together global experts, activists, academics, thinkers and K-12 educators. Last year was an event to remember as we welcomed nearly 10...


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Can You Beat It?

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, October 14, 2010,

 Online Drum Machine 
http://www.onemotion.com/flash/drum-machine

Do you know children who think they have rhythm? Have them try out different rhythms and loops on this online drum machine. Students can program the kick drum, snare drum, two hihats, and the stick to create their own custom beats! The user can add, edit, and take out different parts as he or she wishes. Other features that can be changed include the delay, bounce, and tempo. One can even include a drum solo! This is a fun site f...


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Create Comics

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, October 14, 2010,

Make Your Own Comics!
http://www.makebeliefscomix.com

Any comic strip lovers out there? If so, they will love this. At this website, users can create comic strips about anything that they want. There are 25 different objects that can be inserted, such as a present, the moon, a cell phone, or a book. There are icons to take different actions, such as scaling an object, moving an object to another place, and either printing or e-mailing the finished product.

Make Your Own Comics

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Food for Thought?

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, October 14, 2010,
 Brain Food

Brain Food
http://www.rinkworks.com/brainfood

Are your students good at figuring out puzzles? What about guessing the meaning of scrambled words or phrases? This website has word boxes, number puzzles, logic puzzles, word puzzles, party puzzles, joke puzzles, and more! This is a fun website for anyone interested in solving challenging puzzles.


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FREE Curriculum Materials on Health & Wellness

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, October 13, 2010,
Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, the CEO-led organization driving a multi-year effort designed to help reduce obesity – especially childhood obesity – by 2015, announced the launch of a new online curriculum powered by Discovery Education. Promoting ways to help young people achieve a healthy weight through energy balance – calories in and calories out – this curriculum is now available at no cost to educators at www.energybalance101.com .



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Hub Storytelling Contest

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, October 13, 2010,

Introducing The Hub Create a Story Contest for students in kindergarten through fifth grade, a contest where learning, fun and a whole lot of imagination come together.

Everyone has a tale to tell. Bring out the writer and storyteller in your students by helping them enter The Hub Create a Story Contest. You put together groups of students, give them a few Hub characters to choose from and a couple of prompts, and they do the rest. Where the plot goes is entirely up to them. That’s the power...


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Discovery Education Network Hosts a Fall Virtual Conference

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, October 13, 2010,
Join Us for the Fall Virtual Conference 
Saturday, October 23 -- 9 AM to 3 PM ET
Join thousands of educators online and in-person as the DEN team goes house to house to explore the many digital treats available to educators today. 


virtual-conference

The day will feature special presentations from Gail Lovely, Hall Davidson and Steve Dembo along with a
host of other great sessions guaranteed to satisfy your digital sweet tooth.

For more information and to see a schedule of in-person even...

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NASA Explorer School Registration is Open

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, October 13, 2010,

Register today to take part in the new NASA Explorer Schools project. NES offers multiple pathways for participation and recognition for middle school (grades 4-8) and high school (grades 9-12) classrooms. The project requires no application process. Project materials are freely available to all types of schools. Participants may be individual educators, teams of educators or whole schools. Participants have access to NASA opportunities and are recognized for innovative use of NASA educationa...


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Teach Your Students to Explore the Blue

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, October 13, 2010,


Check out all of  the NEW material available to you at
ExploretheBlue.com - a program promoting the importance of getting outdoors and conservation. NEW Teacher Resources include cross-curricular standards-based lesson plans with supplemental videos, an exciting boating and fishing educational interactive game - Thrill of the Catch - and a student essay contest with a chance to win a trip to Yellowstone National Park.Learn more.


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Professional Development at the American History of Natural History

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Saturday, October 9, 2010,

ESSENTIAL INFO

  • When:
    Election Day November 2, 2010
    8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Register:
    Call (212) 769-5200 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm) 
    or fax registration form to
    (212) 769-5272
  • Deadline:
    Register by October 25, 2010
  • Cost:
    $35 per participant
    (includes continental breakfast, lunch and resources)

Election Day Professional Development

The brain is our most complex organ. It connects us with the outside world, makes thinking possible, and allows us to survive. Explore how the brain - a product of millions of years of e...


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FREE AMNH Educator Event

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Saturday, October 9, 2010,

ESSENTIAL INFO

  • When:
    October 15, 2010
    4:30PM to 7:30PM
  • Cost:
    Free
  • Register:
    To register, please call Central Reservations at 212-769-5200.
  • Contact:
  • Where:
    Hall of Ocean Life

Race to the End of the Earth Educator Evening

Race to the End of the Earth recounts one of the most stirring tales of Antarctic exploration - the contest to reach the South Pole in 1911-1912 - and focuses on the challenges that the two team leaders, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and British Royal Navy Captain R...


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FREE Educator Event - Bodies the Exhibition

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, October 5, 2010,
You're Invited! 
Open House - Exclusively for Educators and Administrators
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RSVP REQUIRED in order to attend the Open House.  Please RSVP by October 6.  To RSVP, go to www.ticketsforgroups.com and select "NY Back to School Educator Event RSVP", or, CLICK HERE to complete the RSVP form online. Please present your School/District ID , UFT memberhsip card, or pay stub at the check in table.  
 
You and your guest will be admitted free of ch...

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