Browsing Archive: June, 2011

Design Squad Nation Presents the Build Big Contest

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, June 29, 2011,

Design Squad Nation is challenging kids across the country to show their creativity by building a giant version of a Design Squad Nation activity. Form a team (that includes at least one adult), choose an activity, build it big, and upload a video of your design to YouTube. One prize (a flip camera) will be awarded to the winning team along with an opportunity to Skype with hosts Judy and Adam and pick their brains! Submissions may also be posted on the Design Squad Nation website. No purchas...


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Brooklyn Museum's First Saturdays Events

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, June 29, 2011,
If you haven't been to the Brooklyn Museum yet (or recently), then you're missing out.  Located just next door to the Botanical Gardens, the Brooklyn Museum is a rich source of cultural artifacts.  Come on the first Saturday of any month to participate in free special activities sponsored by Target.  July's First Saturday activities are focused on Indian culture.

 
Saturday, July 2:
Vishnu: Hinduism's Blue-Skinned Savior
Free Admission from 5 to 11 p.m.

July's Target First Saturday celebrates Inde...

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Get Your Game On

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, June 21, 2011,
edWeb Social Webinar Series

Game-Based Learning 

 A free professional learning program hosted by edWeb.net and 
the Education Division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) 

 

Join us for the next webinar in the series

Educate & Empower Youth Through Game Making:  

Leveling Up from Player to Designer

Friday, June 24th, 4pm Eastern Time



 

Would you like to tap into the natural passion of students for both playing and making games to teach critical 21st Century skills like problem solving, interactive design, c...


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FREE STEM Webinar

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, June 17, 2011,

SiemensSTEMAcademy

Institute
Free Webinar on Innovative STEM Projects for Your Classroom

Join this webinar to hear about innovative and collaborative STEM projects that you can adapt to your classroom.

Innovative STEM Projects for Your Classroom
Presented by 2010 Siemens STEM Institute Fellows
Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 7 pm ET
For Educators (all grades)

Register Today

More Information
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Find On-Line Courses to Learn About Anything

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, June 10, 2011,

Einztein provides a way to augment learning for both high school and college students, and for adults. This is a searchable catalog of freely available online courses, recommended by holders of doctorate degrees, on topics ranging from agricultural science to the visual arts. Course providers represent a large swath of the world's leading educational and cultural institutions (e.g., Harvard University, the British Library, and Kyung Hee University).


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Creative Kids Needs Student Contributors

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, June 9, 2011,
Nominate Your Students

 


CK Summer 2011

Creative Kids Magazine Seeks
New Advisory Board Members

Do you know a creative, energetic, and responsible student who loves to read, write, or draw? The editors of Creative Kids are looking for students to serve as members of our next advisory board. Our ideal advisory board members will be creative, proactive, and outgoing. Students will serve on the board for 2 years and will be required to submit at least two pieces of work for publication. Students would also be ...


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FREE Summer Workshops on Finance for NYC area Teachers

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, June 8, 2011,

HSBC National Center Logo
 

Save the Dates: 2011 Summer Workshops -
and They're All Free!

This summer learn to lead your students toward a bright financial future!

Discover new lessons and interactive teaching techniques to engage your students with our free 2011 Summer Workshops. We've gathered the best and brightest to teach you - the teacher - how to integrate lessons, publications and hand-on experience into the K-12 classroom.

2011 Summer Workshops

July 6-7 The 2007-20...

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The National Academies Press Makes All PDF Books Free to Download

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, June 8, 2011,

As of June 2, all PDF versions of books published by the National Academies Press (NAP) will be downloadable to anyone free of charge. This includes a current catalog of more than 4,000 books plus future reports produced by the Press. Printed books will continue to be available for purchase through the NAP website and traditional channels.

The free PDFs are available exclusively from the NAP’s website and remain subject to copyright laws. PDF versions exist for the vast majority of NAP books...


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Who wouldn't want to be a Secret Millionaire?

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, June 7, 2011,
• Sign up today to receive a FREE Financial Literacy Kit including posters, teacher's guides, reproducible activities, and parent guides.

• The Learn and Earn Program with the Secret Millionaires Club and Warren Buffett inspires and enables your students to learn good financial behavior in a fun and engaging way. 

• The program includes nationally aligned educational extensions of Warren Buffett’s animated seriesteaching financial and entrepreneurial lessons.

• In the animated web seri...

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A Different Take on the Earthquake in Japan - Radiation Effects

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, June 7, 2011,

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Explore the Blue with Discovery Education

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, June 7, 2011,

Have you Explored the Blue yet?

Check out Explore the Blue , a comprehensive program from Discovery Education and the Take Me Fishing™ campaign designed to teach your students the value and joy that comes when we get outside and explore our natural resources.


The program includes lesson plans, an interactive game called Thrill of the Catch as well as family activity  suggestions. What a great way to welcome Summer....


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edWeb Offers Free PD Webinars

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, June 3, 2011,

edWeb.net

Summer is a great time to catch up on your professional learning and networking.  Join one of our professional learning communities that offer free webinars on interesting and timely topics in education.  All of our webinars are archived so you can watch them at any time.  Connect with colleagues and peers in our live chat discussions. If you're not a member, join edWeb.net.  


Coming up on edWeb.net
  • Wednesday, June 8th, 4pm Eastern Time
    "Earning Recognition"
    Presented by Michelle Luhtala, H...


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New Junior Wildlife Champions Material

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, June 2, 2011,



Transform Your Students into
Junior Wildlife Champions

June 8 is World Oceans Day-and as your students look forward to summer outdoors, there's no better time to learn more about the world's oceans and wildlife.  With a 30 year history of helping to save wildlife, Dawn has partnered with Discovery Education to create the Junior Wildlife Champions educati...


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Can You Outdo the Wimpy Kid?

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, June 1, 2011,

Youth aged 6–16 are invited to enter The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Comics Contest, sponsored by Amulet Books in coordination with the School Library Journal. To enter the contest, students simply create an original comic on one side of an 8 1/2” x 11” piece of white paper. The comic must be created by a single student; collaborative works are not eligible. One grand-prize winner will receive $500 for him- or herself, $1,000 for the library of his or her choosing and a signed copy of The ...


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Resource for Science Fair Projects

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, June 1, 2011,

Science Fair Adventure http://www.sciencefairadventure.com/ lists science fair projects across several categories, including chemistry, physics, biology, environmental science and computer science. Each project is designed for the novice, with complete listing of required materials and project background as well as step-by-step instructions on how to carry out the project. The projects are intended to educate and enhance the learning experience for students and science fanatics while providin...


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Demonstrate the Impact of Today on Tomorrow

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, June 1, 2011,

These two on-line games will help demonstrate the impact of choices made today on our future. Inspired by sci-fi posters of the 1950s and 1960s and created as part of the Kensington (UK) Science Museum’s Climate Changing series of projects, Rizk is an original strategy game set on an alien world where players must find resources to nurture and protect their plant while defending it from threats. Every action players take affects the level of risk to their plant. The game is a metaphor to ex...


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Develop Financial Literacy

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, June 1, 2011,

Budgetball is a physical outdoor, sports-like game designed to increase awareness of the national debt and promote fiscal responsibility by rewarding strategic thinking and problem solving through a unique game design and rule set. The game is played year-round by students; the winning team of each season gets to play a championship match with local policymakers in the heart of Washington, D.C. The resources located on the Let’s Get Fiscal section of the Budgetball
Web site will help you wr...


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Current Events Resources

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, June 1, 2011,

GoGoNews has launched an interactive Web site featuring daily news for schoolchildren aged 7 to 13. The site features popular headlines from mainstream media with filtered content, informing children of global events while simultaneously protecting them from images and story details appropriate for more mature audiences. In addition to breaking news, GoGoNews covers Science, Art, Government, Politics and Geography, offering fun facts and stories that capture children’s attention and encoura...


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Explore America As a Nation of Immigrants

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, June 1, 2011,

 The American Immigration Council is sponsoring the 14th annual Celebrate America Creative Writing Contest. The contest is intended to inspire educators to bring U.S. immigration history and lessons into their classrooms and give fifth graders the opportunity to explore America as a nation of immigrants. Past winners have documented the experience of immigrants who have left their homelands in search of a more promising future in America, spoken of their immigration experiences or reflected o...


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NASA Releases New Space Shuttle Experience Website

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, June 1, 2011,

In conjunction with the 30th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Program and the upcoming STS-135 flight, NASA has released the Space Shuttle Experience website http://shuttleexperience.nasa.gov . This comprehensive and interactive tool provides a multitude of resources for students of all education levels. Users can participate in a variety of interactive experiences to learn about the Space Shuttle Program's accomplishments, what it takes to launch a shuttle, astronaut living, how the prog...


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