Browsing Archive: November, 2012

Journey to the Extreme

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, November 30, 2012, In : webinars 

Journey to the Extreme: 
Your VIP Pass to Mars
December 12, 2012
1:00-2:00 PM ET
Live from NASA's
Goddard Space Flight Center

Will one of your students be the first human explorer to walk on Mars?  The i.am.angel Foundation and Discovery Education invite you to journey beyond the classroom walls to meet the scientists and innovators behind one of NASA's most thrilling endeavors - Mars Curiosity Rover.  Join NASA's Associate Administrator for Education and Astronaut Leland Melvin and his spec...


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Contests that Reward Ideas for Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, November 30, 2012, In : Contests 

Our friends at PBI just launched a contest on My Planet, My Part that encourages students to take action today and be an ambassador for polar bears. Upload your stories, photos, and videos of how you're reducing your carbon footprint at home, school, work, or your community.  The grand prize is a trip for 2 to Churchill, Canada, to see wild polar bears with Frontiers North Tundra Buggy Adventures.

After you and your students have identified ways to reduce your carbon footprint, take it to the...


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How Does Abraham Lincoln Inspire You?

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, In : Contests 
Experience the Movie "Lincoln" with Your Class!
Win A Class Trip to Washington DC and a Private Screening of the Movie "Lincoln"

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Enter to Win a Science Assembly

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, November 20, 2012,

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ENTER TODAY:
Win a Hands-On Science Assembly for Your School!

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Experience a day of hands-on science fun at your school.
You have the chance to win a spellbinding, interactive science assembly for your school! This year, two schools will win and YOURS could be one of them.

Enter daily for your chance to win the
Siemens Science Day Ultimate Cool School Sweepstakes.

Enter Today

Sweepstakes closes February 28, 2013.
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How teachers can use Learnist in the classroom

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, November 14, 2012,
English teacher Hauna Zaich writes in this blog post how she uses Learnist -- a website similar to Pinterest and is designed for educators -- in her eighth- and 10th-grade classes. Zaich uses "Learnboards," which are collections of Web resources, for her flipped-classroom lessons such as instruction on grammar where she uses reading, examples, videos and online activities. "I see so many possibilities for Learnist in my classroom and am excited to apply this innovation to my teaching practice...
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Get 8 Strategies for Designing Lesson Plans to Meet the CCSS Opinion and Argument Writing Requirements

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, November 14, 2012,
For years, teachers have been designing persuasive writing lessons for their students. The Common Core State Standards are changing that by asking teachers to move away from persuasion and toward argumentation.
 
Argumentation (called opinion writing in the elementary grades) is preferred by the CCSS because it is more rigorous and more in line with the kind of writing students will be expected to do in college and careers.
 
Get a free white paper from "Eye on Education" and learn about ...

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Do Your Students Love to Learn About Animals? Participate in a LIVE Webinar on Amphibians

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, In : webinars 

Siemens STEM Academy
12/4 Live Webinar Event: All About Amphibians
Tree-Frog
Your class will learn why amphibians are important and ways you can get involved to save amphibians in your area.

Join scientists at Smithsonian's National Zoological Park to see amphibians from around the world, learn why they are important, and discover ways you can help save them.

Presented by:
Smithsonian's National Zoo

Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 1:00pm ET
Fo...


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National PTA Offers Help to Superstorm Sandy Victims

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, November 9, 2012,

National PTA has set up a disaster relief fund to provide grants to PTAs and schools affected by Superstorm Sandy. Donations can be made online or by completing a form and mailing it to National PTA headquarters.

A simple grant application will be used to distribute the funds. PTAs in good standing can apply for grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 that can be used for school-related expenses. Proposals can be submitted online and will be accepted until December 28, 2012, or until all funds a...


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Your Students Can Win a Trip to Europe

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, November 9, 2012, In : Contests 
Scholastic        
Chance to WIN a trip to EUROPE!
 


This fall, challenge your students to write an exciting short story for a chance to win a summer trip to England and France! All students in grades 5-8 can enter—go to www.scholastic.com/peopletopeople for the entry form and essay topic.

Good luck and have fun! All entries must be postmarked by Nov. 26, 2012.

  


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Join the LEGO Education Advisory Panel

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, November 9, 2012,


LEGO® Education is now accepting applications for the LEGO Education Advisory Panel (LEAP). LEAP is made up of educators from all grade levels. The purpose of this group is to provide feedback on product ideas to LEGO Education Innovation and Marketing. LEGO Education is looking for thought leaders who are viewed by their peers as experts in education and who possess the ability to articulate the value of LEGO Education products to their peers.
If you would like to be considered for a role in...


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Are you an innovative educator?

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, November 9, 2012,

Enter to win the
2012 Teacher Innovator Awards

Brought to you by PBS LearningMedia and The Henry Ford

 

PBS LearningMedia (pbslearningmedia.org) and The Henry Ford (thehenryford.org) are proud to bring you the third annual Teacher Innovator Awards to recognize innovative PreK-12 classroom educators, media specialists, technology coordinators and homeschool educators who use digital media to enhance student learning.


What Can I Win?

1st PRIZE: The top TEN winners will p...


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iPads in the Classroom

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, November 8, 2012,

I'll be honest with you. Although I LOVE my iPad, I don't see iPads becoming a reality in my classroom anytime soon.  There are a number of obstacles that I'd face in trying to advanced student learning through the use of iPads. 

This article from MacWorld goes into how you can get funding for iPads if you're in a poorer area.  http://www.macworld.com/article/2012812/ipads-in-education-wheres-the-money-coming-from.html   
Sadly this information isn't helping me because while I don't teach in ...


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Professional Development - Help for Struggling Middle School Readers

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : webinars 
Free Webinar: Help for Struggling Middle School Readers
It's not too late to help Middle School struggling readers, but we can't keep doing what hasn't worked before. Learn how new techniques researched at the Universities of Iowa and Rochester have been implemented in Sioux Falls, SD to have lasting impact. You won't want to miss this FREE webinar - Tuesday, 12/4, 2pm ET. Register Now

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Free, Fun, and Cool Alternatives to PowerPoint

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : webinars 


Join us edWeb.net for their next webinar!

Free, Fun, and Cool Alternatives to PowerPoint

Tuesday, November 13th,  5 PM ET

 Are you and your students tired of the same old PowerPoint?  Did you know that there are many free, fun, and cool alternatives to this antiquated presentation tool?  Not only are these tools free, you can import your tired PowerPoint slides into these tools to take your presentation to another level!  Join Shannon for a tour of his favorite presentation tools - Photo ...


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Join a Personal Learning Community

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, November 8, 2012,

Join the Community!

TechTools for the Classroom: Easy Ideas to Engage Students

Shannon Holden is a high school and middle school teacher and administrator who loves technology and helping teachers learn easy ways to use free tools in the classroom.

TechTools is a professional learning community (PLC) where educators can discover new resources, free technology, and great ideas for integrating technology into the classroom to engage and inspire students.

The community hosts free monthly web...


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FREE Webinar - Common Core Policies and Practices: Technology and Assessment

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : webinars 
Common Core Policies and Practices: Technology and Assessment
Thursday November 15, 2012
1 pm PST / 4 pm EST
 
 
The Common Core State Standards provide clear understanding of what students are expected to learn and ensure that all students are prepared for success. Assessment is a critical aspect. What technology policies are needed? How ready are most states? Join this discussion of what policies are key, where we are now, and what one di...

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