Browsing Archive: February, 2012

Women's History Month Resources from HISTORY Classroom and History.com

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Monday, February 27, 2012,
Every March, classrooms and communities observe Women's History Month, highlighting women who have shaped our world. HISTORY Classroom and History.com feature video clips and other resources for Women's History Month lesson plans and activities. Visit us online at http://www.history.com/topics/womens-history-month to view these resources.

You will also find valuable background information and video clips at the BIO Women's History site located online at
http://www.biography.com/womens-history/...
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Enrichment 4 Kids Contest

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, February 24, 2012,

In recognition of all you do as educators, we're giving away a pair of tickets to the Celebration of Teaching & Learning! Come share your knowledge and be inspired! The Celebration—presented by THIRTEEN, WLIW21 & NJTV—is a premier professional development conference that brings together the world’s best thinkers, practitioners, and more than 10,000 educators to share their passion for teaching and learning. This two-day experience will take place on March 16-17, 2012 at the H...


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Scholastic's Ellis Island Virtual Field Trip

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, February 24, 2012,

A LIVE Virtual Field Trip to Ellis Island
During the late 19th Century and into the mid-20th Century, millions of
immigrants arrived in the United States in search of new opportunities.
For many, Ellis Island was the gateway to America and a new life.
...

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Flip Your Classroom

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, February 23, 2012,
Siemens STEM Academy
Learn How to Flip Your Classroom in a "Flipped Webinar"
with Dr. Lodge McCammon
Lodge McCammon
Dr. Lodge McCammon will show you how to flip your classroom.
Join a FREE webinar from the Siemens STEM Academy to learn how to apply this innovative teaching strategy to transform learning in your classroom.

Flipping Your Classroom with FIZZ
Presented by Dr. Lodge McCammon
& a panel of educators
Thursday, March 1, 2012, 7 PM ET
For Educators

Register Today
This webinar will be flipped! Make sure ...

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Take a Virtual Field Trip

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, February 22, 2012,

Save the Date!

March 6, 1pm EST

We hope that you and your students will join us for Experiencing Shakespeare—the Folger Shakespeare Library's first-ever virtual field trip! Based on Folger Education's philosophy that the best way to learn Shakespeare is to do Shakespeare, students will discover ways to explore Shakespeare's works for themselves.

Plus, register today for this free program and find out how your students can have a chance to appear in the broadcast by submitting a video...


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Get Creative

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, February 22, 2012,

Adobe Youth Voices


Submit work on behalf of your students to the Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards by April 20, 2012.
Get started
Sidebar Youth listening

Get your classroom the creative
recognition they deserve.


Adobe Youth Voices invites you to participate in the Aspire Awards, giving young creatives the opportunity to have their work showcased publicly. This media festival seeks to recognize outstanding creative projects that demonstrate imagination and expression along with an evident motivation for social change.

How to g...
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Student Environmental Projects to Win Prizes in Celebration of Earth Day

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, February 22, 2012,

We want to hear about your environmental project at your school to celebrate Earth Day 2012.

Nickelodeon’s The Big Help Greens Your School wants to see kid-led green projects and there are great prizes for the best submissions.

Teachers, principals, and school administrators! Here’s your chance to get some green love from Nick and bring some excitement to kids in your community. Tell us what your school is planning or has done as a project to help the environment. Please don’t b...


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Web Seminars—Free Professional Development Offerings

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, February 22, 2012,

Making the most of Leap Year!


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Be Recognized for Your Work in Environmental Education

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, February 22, 2012,
The SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment Outstanding Environmental Educator of the Year award recognizes and rewards an outstanding teacher who is working at the grassroots level to protect and preserve the environment. One teacher will win $10,000, an expenses-paid trip for themselves and one guest to a SeaWorld or Busch Gardens park for a special awards event, and an all-expenses-paid trip to the NSTA National Conference on Science Education. The deadline to receive nominations for this y...
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Visit Science Fair Central for All of Your Science Fair Needs

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, February 22, 2012,

SFC product image 2012

Science Fair Central
The complete online science fair resource for teachers, parents and future scientists.

It's science fair season - time to visit Discovery Education's Science Fair Central for the tips, tricks and tools you will need for creating a winning display and standing out from the crowd.

  • Parents and Students: Check out project ideas, rebates and coupons, supply lists, and printable shopping lists with handy where-to-buy inform...

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Get Free Access to Most-Read Education Articles

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, February 17, 2012,
SAGE’s Education Newsletter is now available! Access the newsletter today and enjoy top-read articles from highly influential journals, and learn about the latest product news from SAGE, including
Upcoming Conference
Free Access to Top-Read Journal Articles
Journal News
New Books and Reference Works from SAGE
New Books from Corwin
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Ride the iPad wave with FREE apps for your classroom.

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, February 15, 2012,

Simple K-12 is offering a digital eBook highlighting 20 free iPad Apps educators can use right now in their classroom.  The free resources will help you create engaging 21st century learning experiences for you and your students. Download your FREE ebook here...


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Upcoming AESP Langley Webinar Series

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, February 14, 2012,
Join our specialists for one-hour webinars highlighting NASA Education Resources that you can use in your education activities. On February 23rd, Steve Culivan will present Solar System inquiry activities from 5-6PM EST. On February 28th, Tom Estill will focus on planet-specific resources for Saturn and the Cassini spacecraft, also 5-6PM EST. Click here to join the conversation.
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4th Annual NASA STEM Educators Workshop Series - Application Deadline Approaching

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, February 14, 2012,
Join NASA in Charlotte, NC, February 28th-March 1st, 2012, for a series of workshops that will explore engineering design challenges, problem-based learning activities, distance learning modules, inquiry-based lessons and hands-on projects. Registration is FREE, but it must be done here by February 15th.
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Seal Hike in Montauk

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Saturday, February 11, 2012,
NYS Parks presents  a Seal Hike in Montauk at 10:00 a.m. on February 18, 2012 at Montauk Point State Park.  Hikers will meet at the lighthouse concession building.  The winter hike is 2-3 hours long, so dress appropriately for cold weather & wear comfortable shoes.  Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.  Cost $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 7-18.  For additional information call 631-668-5000.

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Extreme Cold Survivors for Kids

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Saturday, February 11, 2012,
New York State parks hosts a presentation entitled, Fun for Kids: Extreme Cold Survivors, from 10 - 11:40 a.m. on February 18 at Caleb State Park Preserve.  Participants will explore some of the amazing ways animals survive in extremely cold weather.  Some dig down into the earth to escape it, some sleep through it, and others brave the worst of it.  Attendees will use fun experiments to discover what it is like for these animal survivors.  Call 631-265-1054 or visit The NYS Parks Website at ...
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Museum Box

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, February 10, 2012,
This tool invites students to become museum curators charged with creating their own online exhibitions. When students plan museum exhibits, they learn valuable historical thinking skills as they analyze primary sources, create an argument, and present a story. And unlike a traditional project, an online museum exhibit can become a permanent part of a student's portfolio. Read more.
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Build Practical skills with the Imagine Cup Competition

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, February 10, 2012,
Universities have introduced the Microsoft Imagine Cup competition into the classroom as a method of building cooperation between industry and academia by providing practical experience for students developing projects designed to drive business results. Faculties around the world are using the Imagine Cup to enhance student experiences while teaching the entrepreneurial skills and real-time problem-solving needed to thrive in the 21st century. Watch this new video to learn more.
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Young Scientist Challenge

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, February 10, 2012,

Enter the Young Scientist Challenge for a chance to win $25K!


Did you know that Saturday, February 11 is National Inventor's Day? Why not celebrate by entering the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge! Submit a video to celebrate the birth of Thomas Edison, one of America's most famous inventors.

 

Visit www.youngscientistchallenge.com for:

  • Official rules and guidelines
  • Video topics
  • Information about the great prizes available, including the grand prize of $25,...

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FREE Library + Online Activities, Contests, Games, and More at Kids' Sites

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, February 10, 2012,
Download great articles, activities, and more from this FREE online library! Play fun online games at interactive kids' sites! Enter great contests! ...




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CONTEST! ENTER TO WIN! Crawl and Discover Activity Mat

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, February 10, 2012,
tutu book

For your baby over age 3 months, this soft, colorful, quilted play mat encourages visual activity such as scanning, focusing, tracking, orienting and pattern recognition!

Enter our FREE DRAWING! Anyone may enter the drawing, but the shipping address must be within the U.S.

free drawing


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FREE ACTIVITY GUIDE From The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, February 10, 2012,
Scores of fun project ideas, puzzles, games, and trivia! Got cabin fever? Looking for projects? Here's lots of fun, educational entertainment for kids of all ages. Sign up to receive the free Activity Guide, plus, our free Almanac updates with wit, wisdom, tips, and tricks for you. SIGN UP HERE!
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Discount on Baby Genius DVDs & CDs

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, February 10, 2012,


Baby Genius has a special offer.  Get 70% off on all Baby Genius® DVD and CD purchases at

www.babygenius.com. Just  use code GNUS70. Please note this code will expire on March 15th, 2012.



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edWeb Offers a Variety of FREE Webinars - Upcoming & onDemand

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, February 10, 2012,


edWeb.net - A professional social network for the education community

 

Join an edWeb webinar community!   

 

edWeb professional learning communities host free webinars on a variety of topics in education.  As a member of a community, you'll be invited to a free webinar and live chat each month.  You'll have access to all of the recorded webinars, presentations, and resources, providing you with an online learning center you can return to at any time.  CE certificates are provided for attending and viewing the webinars.  O...


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Learn More About Game Based Learning

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, February 9, 2012,

Join an innovative online community and webinar series

Game-Based Learning

Hosted by edWeb.net and SIIA
Sponsored by BrainPOP

edWeb.net - A professional social network for the education community

 

Learn More
 
Join Game-Based Learning, an innovative, collaborative community that explores how to integrate games into the learning process to provide higher engagement and achievement for students. This community is a dynamic forum where educators, publishers, and game developers come together to share new ideas, information, resource...

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Learn About Shakespeare

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, February 9, 2012,

Save the Date!

Join us for Experiencing Shakespeare—the Folger Shakespeare Library's first-ever virtual field trip! During the program, students will explore the Folger Shakespeare Library and discover dynamic ways to engage with Shakespeare's work.

Click the image below to watch the trailer!

Experiencing Shakespeare takes students inside the Folger Shakespeare Library, the world’s largest Shakespeare collection and a leader in how Shakespeare is taught in today’s classrooms. ...


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FREE Podcast from Eye on Education

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, February 9, 2012,
Literacy in the Content Areas:
Podcast with Amy Benjamin

Amy BenjaminLong before the Common Core State Standards crossed the threshold of our schools, Amy Benjamin has championed literacy in the content areas. Amy reminds us that literacy instruction is everybody’s business.

Highlights of the podcast include:
* How has the term literacy changed in recent years?
* Examples of "Do Now" Literacy Activity
* How many content teachers teach "around" literacy

Listen to the podcast.


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Siemens STEM FREE Webinar

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, February 9, 2012,
Siemens STEM Academy
...
Discover the Science behind Storm Chasing with
Discovery Channel's Reed Timmer

Reed Timmer

Bring your students to join a free LIVE webinar with the host of Discovery Channel's Storm Chasers, Reed Timmer:

The Science and Technology behind Storm Chasing
Presented by Reed Timmer
Monday, February 13, 2012, 1:00pm ET
For Classrooms (middle and high school focus)

REGISTER TODAY

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FREE EdWeb Seminar on Global Collaboration

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, February 8, 2012,
 

Global Collaboration: It's a Flat World!
How Can We Capitalize on Technology to Connect? 

    

 A free professional learning program from edWeb.net

Sponsored by Follett Software Company 

Using Emerging Technology Community Home Page

Join us for the next Emerging Tech webinar 

Global Collaboration 

with Michelle Luhtala and Shannon Miller 

Wednesday, February 15th, 5 - 6pm Eastern Time

 

Skype, meeting software, social media platforms sh...

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Bank of America Customers Enjoy Free Museum Visits Monthly

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, February 8, 2012,
If you're a Bank of America cardholder, credit or debit, you can enjoy free visits to participating museum, zoos, science centers & botanical gardens the first full weekend of every month.  Visit this link for more information: http://museums.bankofamerica.com/

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Explore the Environment with Smithsonian

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, February 2, 2012,

The Smithsonian is offering teachers a multidimensional resource for expanding and enriching curriculum with Shout, a free environmental exploration program. Through interactive webinars, comprehensive lesson-planning materials and

hands-on activities, In February, March and May, the program will look at water from the Smithsonian’s many points of view, from marine biology to American history. Students will explore both water quality (how we can ensure that water is saf...


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Ideas for Problem Based Learning

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, February 2, 2012,
The BUCK Institute has created the BIE Electronic Online PBL Planning Site, a place to plan Problem-Based Learning (PBL) units. Simply sign up for a free account and begin putting down your ideas for a Project-Based Learning activity. If you don’t have time to finish your unit in one sitting, you can keep what you’ve entered in your file cabinet. You’ll be able to return using any computer from any place that has Internet access. You can also keep all of your projects i...
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Making Math Relevant

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, February 2, 2012,
The Yummy Math website presents mathematics problems and scenarios based on things happening in the world today. For example, an activity for January 26 has students study historical Super Bowl data to reflect on average (mean, median and mode) losing scores, winning scores and range of scores. They are asked to judge which of these central measurements seems the most meaningful and explain their reasoning. Another activity has students plot the cost of a 30-second Super Bow...
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Engineer the Past

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, February 2, 2012,
On the Time Engineers website, students come across a Time Engineers binder that contains confidential information on a time-travel machine that the United States government built to travel back in time to obtain and document the history of engineering. The document contains three chapters, each with their own space–time coordinate for time travel. The chapters contain mission briefings, engineering tasks and mission commander assistance. The final document contains a map sho...
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Experience Science on Earth & Beyond

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, February 2, 2012,

Interactive science & engineering (for nine- to eleven-year-olds) includes games involving light, sounds, forces & motion, earth & beyond, and electricity. Students can go undercover with Silicon Spies, brave the rides with ParkWorld Plot, launch themselves into Alien Attack, immerse themselves in Ocean Odyssey and take a giant leap into Astro Adventure. They’ll also find out how engineers use science to help people and what exciting new inventions we’ll be using in the ...


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Imagine, Create, Share with Others

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, February 2, 2012,
Scribble Press is an iPad app that lets students build and illustrate their own ebooks. The free app offers numerous story templates and drawing tools, guiding students through the story-writing and book-layout process. The books that are written with Scribble Press can be shared with others—either via Facebook or Twitter or by email. They can also be posted online on the site’s gallery; books remain private unless shared there. The app is available at no cost in the iTun...
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Celebrate Holidays

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, February 2, 2012,

Join in Commemorations Year-Round
Celebrate! Holidays in the U.S.A. discusses the 10 federally recognized holidays in the United States, as well as many celebratory days, such as Valentine’s Day. There’s also a section addressing four recognition months commonly acknowledged in the United States: Black History Month (February), Women’s History Month (March), Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (May) a...


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Celebrate Black History Month

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, February 2, 2012,
A free online resource guide from Primary Source offers a new fact for every day of Black History Month. Facts also include links to additional information and resources. Navigate through the guide week by week using the tabs at the top of the web page.
Click Here to Access Free Resource Guide

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Control Where Tax Dollars Go

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, February 2, 2012,

A free, challenging online game makes civics and economics accessible and fun for students. Budget Hero lets students try to balance the federal budget. First students choose one to three “badges” that reflect their political values. Then they try to earn these badges by choosing from more than 70 policy options. The game is built on the Congressional Budget Office model, which incorporates pro and con arguments for each policy, drawn from dozens of sources and vetted to...


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Count Down to Election 2012

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, February 2, 2012,
iCivics, the organization founded by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, is marking the countdown to Election Day 2012 with the launch of its latest free online video game, Win the White House. In this game, students take on the role of a presidential candidate from primary season through Election Day, making tough choices about the party platform and vice presidential selection as well as where to fundraise, poll and spend valuable campaign dollars on appeara...
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Kids' Science Challenge

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, February 2, 2012,
Submit Problems to Scientists
The Kids’ Science Challenge (KSC) is a free, nationwide competition in which students in grades 3 to 6 submit experiments and problems for scientists and engineers to solve. Each year KSC selects three science topics and a panel of expert scientists and engineers. The entry process has three steps: students conduct research on the three topics

(in 2012, Zero Waste, Animal Smarts, Meals on Mars); then the...


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Recognizing Students' Talent in Writing

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, February 2, 2012,

The school-based Promising Young Writers program was established in 1985 by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) to stimulate and recognize students’ writing talents and to emphasize the importance of writing skills among eighth-grade students. Students who are eighth-graders in the present academic school year are eligible to be nominated by teachers for the program. The nomination process requires that students each submit two pieces of writing; one is theme...


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Google Code-in

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, February 2, 2012,
Google Code-in is a contest designed to get students interested in open source software. Students complete tasks in one of eight categories: coding, translation, outreach, documentation, quality assurance, user interface, research, and training. Completion of just one task will get the student a t-shirt and a certificate of participation. More tasks earn the students cash prizes and possibly a grand prize trip to Google’s headquarters with a parent or guardian. You can learn more about the ...
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Google Science Fair 2012 now open!

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, February 2, 2012,
The Google Science Fair is in its second year in partnership with CERN, LEGO, National Geographic and Scientific American. The competition is open to students between the ages of 13 - 18 from all over the world. Students will have the opportunity to compete for over $100,000 in scholarship funds, an expedition to the Galapagos, life changing experiences at CERN, Google and LEGO and a new Science in Action Award courtesy of Scientific American. This year we also have some great educator resour...
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New Google Education Website, Google+, and Booklet

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, February 2, 2012,
We launched 3 new Google resources we launched today for educators and education-enthusiasts:
(1) A newly-improved website, google.com/edu, which is a one-stop-shop for Google in Education.
(2) A Google in Education Google+ page, which has news, tips, and discussions http://goo.gl/G42c3.
(3) A booklet, "Google in Education: A New and Open World for Learning, ”which describes how people are using Google’s education resources - google.com/edu/about.html .
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Doodle 4 Google Competition is Open

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, February 2, 2012,
Doodle 4 Google invites K-12 students to express the theme--”If I could travel in time, I’d visit...”--as creatively as possible using Google’s logo as their canvas. This year’s winner, along with having his or her doodle featured on our homepage for a day, will take home a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 technology grant for their school. And as an
added bonus, the winning Doodle will be featured on a special edition of Crayola’s 64 box! We hope you’ll get everyone i...
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Win a Trip to Google Teacher Academy in London

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, February 2, 2012,
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Google is hosting their 14th Google Teacher Academy next spring at the Google London office on April 4, 2012 with an optional half-day unconference on April 5, 2012. They are accepting applications from all over the world, so polish up your writing and video skills and apply by 11:59 PM PDT on February 16, 2012.  For more information, please visit:
http://www.google.com/educators/gta.html
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Apply Now for the Teaching Shakespeare Institute

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, February 2, 2012,
Apply Now
Teaching Shakespeare Institute - July 2-27, 2012
 
The Application deadline for this summer's Teaching Shakespeare Institute is March 1, 2012. Participating teachers will discover techniques to approach Shakespeare's plays as scholars and performers as well as educators, enabling them to bring new and dynamic perspectives to the classroom. Apply now to be a part of this exciting experience in Washington, DC!
 
Apply Now: Application Guidelines
Learn More: Topics and ...

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edWeb.net Sponsors Mobile Learning Explorations

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, February 2, 2012,

Mobile Learning Explorations 

Co-hosted by edWeb.net and CoSN

Sponsored by AT&T   

edWeb.net - A professional social network for the education community

Mobile Learning Community 

Learn More  

edWeb.netand CoSN announce Mobile Learning Explorations, a webinar series and online professional learning community that provides a forum for the education community to collaborate on the implementation of mobile technology in education. This innovative program is sponsored by AT&T.

 

This free webinar series and online community provides information and supp...


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Apply for FREE Professional Development History Classes - Includes Travel & Tuition

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, February 2, 2012,

Join the American History Affiliate School Program

Free for teachers and schools. Members receive:

  • An Affiliate School web portal with lessons, teachable documents, videos, podcasts, toolkits, and more.
  • Professional development opportunities, including regional forums and teacher seminars.
  • Free and discounted books, multimedia kits, and traveling exhibitions

Apply to the Affiliate School Program here.

 

Teac...


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Enrichment 4 Kids' Gifted Education Specialist to Moderate NAGC Webinar on "Common Core State Standards: What Gifted Leaders Need to Know"

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, February 2, 2012,

Cindy Dwyer, the Gifted Education Specialist at Enrichment 4 Kids, will be moderating a webinar for the National Association for Gifted Children. 

"Common Core State Standards: What Gifted Leaders Need to Know" is scheduled for next Wednesday, February 8th at 7:00 p.m. The webinar will be presented by Joyce VanTassel-Baska of the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA.  Please visit the NAGC webpage to register for the event:

http://www.nagc.org/wow.aspx

February 8, 7:00 pm
C...


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PBS Launches 2nd Mission in S.S. Game Based Learning

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, February 2, 2012,
MISSION US
Flight to Freedom

PBS is thrilled to launch MISSION US: "Flight to Freedom," the second in a series of free online games designed to teach American History to middle school students. This second installment takes students through the eyes of a fourteen-year-old girl enslaved on a Kentucky plantation in 1848.  With its accompanying educator materials on the MISSION US website, "Flight to Freedom" demonstrates the historical concept of cause and effect, and enables students to build ...


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NASA Explorer Schools Teacher Recognition Opportunity

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, February 1, 2012,

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