Browsing Archive: October, 2011

Reward Reading with Six Flags Tickets

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Saturday, October 22, 2011,

Read to Succeed




Six Flags and Discovery Education are excited to announce the launch of Read to Succeed 2011-2012.  We share your commitment to inspiring a lifelong love of learning in students and now, K-6 students who complete six hours of recreational reading can earn a free Six Flags ticket. Best of all, teachers win too!

To participate, please take a moment to registe...

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FREE! Multimedia Classroom CD Rom Lesson MEMORIES OF WORLD WAR II (All you pay is $4.95 for Shipping/Handling)

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Saturday, October 22, 2011,

American soldiers in World War II showed supreme bravery in their definitive defeat of fascism. Hear them tell their own stories through this documentary featuring first-person testimonies. This comprehensive lesson is correlated to individual state and national curriculum standards and contains the following:

• Short video segments for each learning objective
• Printable primary sources, maps, and historical images
• Review questions, critical thinking assignments...

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The Real Story of Halloween Thursday, October 27, at 8/7c on the History Channel

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Saturday, October 22, 2011,
Halloween has long been a favorite holiday, a day for trick-or-treating, parties, costumes and candy. Where did these Halloween traditions come from, and what was their original purpose? The one-hour documentary The Real Story of Halloween uncovers the true history of the holiday, from its sacred roots to today's secular celebrations of hidden identity and marvelous masquerade. The special explores Halloween's origins, tracing it back to the Samhain festivals of the ancient Celts, whe...
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Dead Sea Scrolls Educator Event

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Saturday, October 22, 2011,
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INVITATION
You and a guest are cordially invited to a
FREE PRIVATE EVENT FOR EDUCATORS  


RSVP REQUIRED

Date: 
Wednesday, October 26

Time Slots:   4-5 pm, 5-6 pm, 6-7 pm, 7-8 pm  

Location:   Discovery Times Square, 226 West 44th Street, NYC 10036  

 

CLICK HERE to complete our online RSVP form.  Please RSVP by October 25.  Once you submit your RSVP, you will r...


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AMNH Video Contest

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, October 21, 2011,
Beyond Planet Earth Video Contest

Create a Video with Your Students!

Can you imagine an elevator to the Moon, a lunar habitat, or colonies on Mars? In anticipation of the upcoming exhibition Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration, opening on November 19th, the American Museum of Natural History wants to see what you think will be humanity’s next steps in space — in three minutes or less.

In a video, show us your original, out-of-this-world vision for the future of space exploration. Where w...


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CSI: The Experience at Discovery Times Square

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, October 14, 2011,

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Last week I attended an educator event through Discovery Education Expo in Times Square, NY.  I love this exhibit space as they are constantly hosting new & exciting exhibits.  They often provide teacher's guides with additional materials to extend the exhibit pre- or post- field trip.  I've enjoyed several exhibits there - King Tut, Lucy, Pompeii, DaVinci, Titanic & now CSI: The Experience.  If you live, or will be visiting the NYC area, I highly recommend that you check their website for t...


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Microsoft's World Series of Innovation

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, October 13, 2011,
The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship's World Series of Innovation presented by Microsoft is a fun, experiential classroom activity that allows middle or high school students to think creatively and invent new products that address every-day opportunities.

Start off the school year right!

Inspire ingenuity in your students and see the benefits for the entire year.

Give your students chances to win prizes and awards.

And you could get a classroom grant that can benefit your teachi...


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Free WEbinar on Web 2.0 Resources

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, October 13, 2011,
Siemens STEM Academy
Join a Free Webinar and Discover Creative Web 2.0 Sites to Inspire Your Students

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Presented by Jannita Demian

Join a webinar to find new free tools and resources to engage students in your classes:

STEMulate Student Minds with Creative Web 2.0 Sites
Presented by Jannita Demian
Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 7pm ET
For Educators

Register Today
Download the Pre-webinar Resource
Complete the activities in the pre-webinar resource, found in the Classroom Connections box, to prepare for t...

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Do You Need a Classroom Makeover?

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, October 13, 2011,

The 5th Annual Classroom Makeover Contest from eInstruction

MediaOften billed as the premier video competition in education, the annual Classroom Makeover Contest by eInstruction is open for entries through October 25th.  Teachers and students are asked to collaborate on a cool music video that demonstrates their appreciation for cutting-edge hardware and software tools to aid the education experience.   Participants are vying for $75,0...


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Your Artwork Should Be in a Museum

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, October 13, 2011,
McGraw Hill Education and the nmymath sample entryew Museum of Math in Manhattan have teamed up to create an inspirational contest for teachers and students grades K-5.  McGraw Hill asks students to create a work of art that describes "What Math Means to Me", and have their teacher upload it to the contest website at http://mymath.shycast.com.  Winning young artists' work will be featured in two exciting ways:  within the actual My Math textbooks and other program material due out next spring, and on dis...
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Enter to Win Your Design Made Into Furniture

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, October 13, 2011,
Enter the Pixie Hollow Contest
Pixie Hollow
Sweet Treat Design Contest!
 
 
Ever imagine sitting on a cotton candy sofa or looking into a lollipop mirror? Show off your creativity for a chance to win! Design any Pixie Hollow home item inspired by an edible sweet treat and submit your design between now and noon on November 1, 2011.
 
O...

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FREE PD from Kathy Schrock

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, October 11, 2011,

edWeb.net Social Webinar Series

Kathy Schrock presents a new webinar series    

 Wednesday, October 19th - 3 PM Eastern Time  

Resources for Information Literacy   

Kathy SchrockKathy Schrock has been a director of technology, an instructional technology specialist, an adjunct education professor, and a middle school, academic, museum, and public library librarian. She is an Adobe Education Leader, a Google Certified Teacher, a Discovery Education STAR and Guru, and is the creator of  Kathy ...


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Writing Contest for K-12 Students

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Monday, October 10, 2011,
Reading Rockets and AdLit.org announce the Exquisite Prompt Redux-a national writing contest for students in grades K-12. Students have until November 30 to write the ending to a cliffhanger, a review of a magical object purchased from The Fairy Tale Catalog, a poem in the voice of the Whinoceros, or the adventures of two time travelers. Prizes include autographed books by Exquisite Corpse Adventure authors.
http://www.readingrockets.org/books/fun/exquisiteprompt_redux/

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Addams Family Values

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, October 7, 2011,
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BIO Classroom Has a New Look!

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, October 7, 2011,
The new BIO Classroom website is live! Visit us online to see this exciting new site and to find teacher's guides, program descriptions, and the latest information about our upcoming shows and curriculum offerings. Click on the "Watch Video" link to view BIO programs relevant to the Classroom. We also continue to feature a "Bio of the Month" with extended teacher's guides about individuals that have made an impact on our world.

Those who teacher young grade...

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Time to Talk from the Partnership™ at DrugFree.org: Free tools for parents and teachers

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, October 7, 2011,
Time to Talk is a national campaign designed by the Partnership at DrugFree.org to empower families to live healthy drug-free lives. It is a surprise to many parents that they are the most powerful influence in a child's life greater than peers, popular music, television, celebrities, and the media! Research shows that kids who consistently learn about the risks of drugs from their parents are 50% less likely to use drugs and alcohol than those who do not; yet, only 30% of teens report...
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FREE! Multimedia Classroom CD Rom Lesson MEMORIES OF WORLD WAR II (All you pay is $4.95 for Shipping/Handling)

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, October 7, 2011,
American soldiers in World War II showed supreme bravery in their definitive defeat of fascism. Hear them tell their own stories through this documentary featuring first-person testimonies. This comprehensive lesson is correlated to individual state and national curriculum standards and contains the following:

• Short video segments for each learning objective
• Printable primary sources, maps, and historical images
• Review questions, critical thinking assignments, and...

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Sign up now for Take a Veteran to School Day

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, October 7, 2011,
Sign up now for Take a Veteran to School Day! This popular program helps connect veterans of all ages with young people in our schools and communities. HISTORY encourages schools throughout the country to organize Take a Veteran to School Day events in the weeks leading up to Veterans Day, November 11th. These programs can range from a simple one-class visit with veterans to an all school assembly. Visit http://www.veterans.com to register for this program and to view or download sample...
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Grants & Resources

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, October 7, 2011,
The George Lucas Educational Foundation Grant Information List

Power a Bright Future: Deadline is October 17, 2011. Nominate your school and describe how it would use $50,000 from Clorox. Get the word out, then vote on your favorites. Winners will be announced in January 2012.

Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy: Deadline is October 31, 2011. Apply now for summer camp for grade 3-5 math and science teachers in Jersey City, NJ.

Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program Deadline is Octo...
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FREE! Social and Emotional Learning Bundle

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, October 7, 2011,

In honor of National Bullying Prevention Month, Edutopia is giving away a social and emotional learning (SEL) bundle (worth $235!) that features anti-bullying resources. Enter by Sunday for a chance to win!


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The American Math Challenge 2011

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, October 7, 2011,
The American Math Challenge--REGISTER NOW!

The American Math Challenge 2011
 
- FREE registration and participation with great prizes to be won! -

October 12th and 13th, 2011
www.americanmathchallenge.com

 

Students across America are invited to battle it out in an exciting online math challenge, competing live, in a safe, multiplayer game environment.

It’s completely FREE and there are exciting prizes to be won!

Registration for 2011 is quick and easy,  and your students of all ages can begin practicing immediately...

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Announcing the NYC Teen Design Fair

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, October 7, 2011,

6th Annual
 NYC TEEN DESIGN FAIR

Open to all High School Students!

 
New York City teens are invited to learn about careers from the National Design Award winners, finalists and jurors. These professionals are working in the fields of fashion, industrial design, architecture, multimedia, and graphic design. Meet Tim Gunn and top designers from all fields.
 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
3:30–6:00 p.m.


Altman Building
135 W18th Street
New York, NY 10011

FREE with Advance Registration
Space is Limite...


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Flipping the Classroom: What, Why, How and Where?

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, October 4, 2011,
Tuesday November 1, 2011
1 pm PST
/ 4 pm EST

The concept of "Flipping the Classroom," which involves having students learn independently from video-based lessons and do their "homework" in school with the teacher's help, is gaining popularity -- and a successful track record. It looks different in different classrooms and is also known as inverted learning. The practice has a wide variety of uses that are transforming student learning.

This Webinar will feature the two ...


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Seuss for Change

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, October 4, 2011,
One of the most popular PBS programs ever was The Political Dr. Seuss, which revealed how children’s author Theodor Geisel advocated social change, teaching generations of children not only how to be better readers but better people as well. On the Independent Lens Web site, you’ll find video clips from the program as well as two free, downloadable lessons that examine how the famed children’s author was influenced by the political and social issues of the day, including...

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Game Based Learning

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, October 4, 2011,
By now you've probably read the research on Game Based Learning and know that studies have shown it to be an effective way to motivate students to learn.  Check out these latest games available on-line:

Make Decisions to Broker Peace in the Middle East - Innovative teachers are exposing students to serious social issues through computer games such as PeaceMaker, a simulation of the Middle East peace process. In fact, students have to win PeaceMaker tw...

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Bring the Wonder of Science to Life

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, October 4, 2011,
In 2008, Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education launched a Web site emphasizing the importance of math and science in grades 4–6 through a day of free, fun and engaging hands-on science activities. Now in its fourth year, Siemens Science Day has expanded to reach all elementary students and teachers through engaging digital content and the chance to win an Ultimate Cool School Assembly. New standards-aligned science resources, hands-on activities and videos are available f...

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Original and Free Multimedia Resources from NBC Learn

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, October 4, 2011,

Four award-winning multimedia series for educators and students can now be accessed on the NSF, NBC Learn, and Science360 websites. These original resources (short videos, documents, images, and activities) are super examples of the application of science in our world today and they’re FREE. Check them out.

  • "Chemistry Now!" consists of 32 weekly learning packages that break down the chemistry behind things such as cheeseburgers, chocolate, soap, and plastics. Each learning packa...

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Does Your Mind Play Tricks on You?

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, October 4, 2011,

National Geographic Channel This Week (Email Newsletter)
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- NEW - THIS SUNDAY starting at 8P et/pt

This Sunday, join Nat Geo for a night of Brain Games, where we explore the way our minds work and see the ways that they can play tricks on us. At 8P e/p, participate with on-screen mind...


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