Browsing Archive: May, 2011

EcoTipping Points Offers Free Resources for Environmental Engagement

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, May 24, 2011,
Following Malcolm Gladwell’s perspective that “small things can make a big difference,” the EcoTipping Points website offers lessons from a hundred environmental success stories from around the world—stories in which communities turned environmental and social decline to a course of restoration and sustainability. The free materials for teachers are described by an article in The Science Teacher.

The most recent addition to the educational materials is the “How Success Works” lesso...
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Download the BIO: Experience It! Educator's Manual!

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, May 20, 2011,

BIO Classroom offers a colorful teacher's manual entitled Biography: Experience It!: Using Biography to Inspire Your Students. This Emmy-Award winning teacher's guide geared toward students in grades 6-12 offers a wide range of activities to connect with civics, language arts, drama, social studies and business courses. Divided into four sections, this free guide includes group and individual activities encouraging students to explore significant leaders and personalities. For example, in the...


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Freedom Riders Film & Study Guide

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, May 19, 2011,

American Experience's Freedom Riders premiered on PBS in mid May and now you can download the study guide written by Facing History and Ourselves as well as a host of resources to teach about this revolutionary step in the battle for civil rights. From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives - and many endured savage beatings and imprisonment - for simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South. Watch the vi...


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The Heat is On!

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Monday, May 16, 2011,

To put a plug in the summer brain drain, Tabula Digita is hosting the U Games Summer Challenge, an online educational video game tournament. The competition consists of five rounds of virtual play, each lasting two weeks. Students in grades 3–8 can enter the nationwide virtual tournament. Once registered, students compete against their peers across the country, while reinforcing their understanding of fractions and complex equations, or reviewing parts of speech and language conventions. (T...


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Summer Resources for Kids

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, May 13, 2011,
From Adam Welcome, this presentation on summer resources for kiddos is chock-full of dozens of amazing (and free) online goodies. https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=df78pbhm_88fdq2hkht&pli=1  No need to wait until the summer to start exploring these, of course - share them with your students now and see what they come up with.  

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PBS Teachers Launches New Digital Media Resources

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, May 13, 2011,

Digital media content and tools provide educators and students with tremendous opportunities to be media creators as well as media consumers. How do you help your students understand the ethics and etiquette of this landscape? How savvy are you about integrating media production projects into your work with students? PBS has gathered a range of resources and references on these topics and more to help you foster digital media literacy in your classroom. Check out these two new areas of the PB...


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E4K Gifted Specialist to Participate in NASA Research Experience

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, May 13, 2011,

Enrichment 4 Kids Gifted Specialist Cindy Dwyer recently received exciting news. Through the NASA Explorer Schools Teacher Recognition Program she was selected to participate in the Coastal Ocean Education Research Experience to be held at NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, VA this July. 

While participating in the program, Cindy will use satellite data, hands-on shipboard measurements and laboratory analysis to learn about why coastal oceans are important in understanding gl...


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Edutopia Offers Free Home-to-School Connections Guide

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, May 11, 2011,

Edutopia, the educational magazine started by the George Lucas Foundation, has a focus on creative educational practices that often involve the use of technology.  While I do not subscribe to the magazine, I do subscribe to their e-bulletins.  They are offering their latest classroom resource guide highlighting new solutions for connecting home and school in order to improve student learning and success.  Click here to download: http://www.edutopia.org/home-to-school-connections-guide

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Talk to Oceanographers in a Live Webcast

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, May 4, 2011,
My students loved participating in this JASON Live webinar & plan on entering the "Design the Next Nautilus Patch" contest.  The JASON project offers free curriculum on their website.


 
The JASON Project

 

JASON Live - Today!

Meet an Ocean Explorer
Sea Research and National Geographic
JASON Live!
Live Event with Ballard and Croff BellWatch Dr. Ballard and Dr. Croff Bell on JASON Live, today!
Dr. Robert D. Ballard is founder and chief scientist of The JASON Project and Immersion Learning, and is Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geograp...

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15% off for Teachers at The Limited ANYTIME

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, May 3, 2011,

My favorite place to shop for affordable, well-made, fashionable yet professional clothes for work, The Limited offers 15% off for teachers when you show them a valid school i.d.  
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They inspire us to have fun. They make a personal impact. They nurture and push us to fulfill our potential. They encourage hard work and persistence. They celebrate our personal success.
So today-National Teacher's Day-and every day, we thank educators for making a difference by offering a special student, educator and military discount:
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ASCD Free Webinar

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, May 3, 2011,
ASCD Webinars
How to plan better lessons every time


 
How can you make every lesson go beyond teaching students a surface understanding of the material? What steps can you take to ensure you always help them see the connection between what they are doing in class and their ultimate learning goals? Join Robyn R. Jackson in exploring these and other fascinating questions about How to Plan Rigorous Instruction.

On May 12, 2011, from 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p...

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Apply Now for a FREE NASA ePDN STEM Course

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, May 3, 2011,
NASA’s Learning Environments and Research Network and the Georgia Institute of Technology have teamed up to offer the ePDN, an initiative dedicated to preparing K-12 teachers to engage their students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) through the use of NASA-developed learning materials and resources. If you are looking for a way to enhance your instructional skills, meet your professional development goals, or find new and exciting resources to use in your learning ...

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Discovery Education - Science Tech Book

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, May 3, 2011,
We love Discovery Education!  As a Discovery Educator Network STAR, I have access to a ton of resources from Discovery Education.  As part of Teacher Appreciation Week, they have allowed me to try-out their new Science Tech Book for a few months.  While their isn't an official version of the Tech Book for our state, we will be able to view the version that other states have been using.   

Back when I was in elementary school I used to watch "The Jetsons" every morning.  I imagined how wonderfu...

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