Browsing Archive: March, 2013

NYSCATE Grant Opportunity

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, March 21, 2013,


GRANTS:

Each year NYSCATE awards up to 6 grants with a maximum value of $2,000 each for classroom projects that integrate the use of technology. The classroom project must be consistent with the NYSCATE mission, the New York State Learning Standards, and the NETS Standards.

For more information on applying for a grant, click here. The deadline date to submit a grant application is April 1.

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FREE Common Core Units on American First Ladies

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, March 21, 2013,
The Constitution does not spell out the duties or define the powers of a president’s spouse, yet America’s “first ladies” have, from the beginning of our nation, played key roles as public figures. Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History is now offering two teaching units on American first ladies that meet the Common Core standards.  Visit their webpage to download them.
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Spring Break Science Camp at the NY Botanical Garden

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, March 21, 2013,

Step behind the scenes of The New York Botanical Garden and uncover how discoveries are made and plants are cared for. After visiting with scientists and gardeners, campers will use technology such as iPads and microscopes to gather their own data while exploring the forest and wetlands. All of these experiences will be captured by building dioramas featuring real plants. Register by calling 718.817.8181 or e-mail childed@nybg.org.

March 25–26
9 a.m.–4 p.m.*
8–10 year-olds
Non-Member $...


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FREE Webinar on Flipping Your Classroom

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, In : webinars 
Shannon Holden

Presented by
Shannon Holden

 

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.

 

Using TED-Ed, Khan Academy, and Sophia to Flip Your Classroom

Tuesday, March 26 at 5PM ET

REGISTER HERE for the webinar

Now that the "Flipping" trend has turned into a full-...


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Science of Innovation

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, March 19, 2013,

NBC Learn, in partnership with the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, looks at the Science of Innovation. More than just a single event or brilliant idea, innovation is a process that anyone from a garage tinkerer to a federally-funded scientist can take to discover new solutions. This 11-part series, narrated by NBC's Ann Curry, highlights top innovators from across the country working on innovative projects in industries such as healthcare, energy, transpo...


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Follow-on to "The Secret of Life"—Application for the Classroom

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, In : webinars 

Join MIT professors and NSTA authors who will together lead discussions related to "The Secret of Life," MIT's free biology course for K–12 science educators. Complimentary 60-minute web seminars (March 27, April 17, and May 15) offer supplementary pedagogical content to the biology course with a focus on practical classroom applications, additional resources, and moderated community forums. Collaboration between the two institutions offers a wonderful learning opportunity at no cost and ac...


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Yearlong Free Professional Development for New Science Teachers

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, March 19, 2013,

Administrators who want to retain and nurture new teachers should learn more about NSTA's exemplary program, the New Science Teacher Academy. Special experiences and support for second- through fifth-year middle and high school science teachers is available and virtually cost-free.

Hundreds of teachers will be chosen to participate in the 2013–2014 Academy to take advantage of consistent, online professional development activities, mentoring, and face-to-face educational experiences. Candi...


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Monticello: Jefferson Postcard Contest

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, March 19, 2013,
Calling all teachers and students! Monticello and HISTORY® invite you to participate in a digital art-based project that encourages students to connect Jefferson with their hometown. Entries must be received by Friday, April 26, 2013. The contest includes $10,000 in prize money and a chance to have your work featured on Monticello's website.

Find contest guidelines and submission details here.

Questions? Email
education@monticello.edu using the subject "Postcard Project"

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HISTORY® features Women's History Month programming and online content

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, In : free 
Every March, classrooms and communities observe Women's History Month, which highlights women who have shaped our world. HISTORY Classroom and History.com feature video clips and other resources for Women's History Month activities. Visit us online at http://www.history.com/topics/womens-history-month to view these resources.

You can also find valuable background information and video clips on the BIO women's history site, located online at
http://www.biography.com/womens-history/index.jsp.

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The Challenge of Discovery

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, March 19, 2013,

One Dynamic Workshop, Four Sites

Presented by NASA's Discovery and New Frontiers Programs

Vision. Collaboration. Creativity. Persistence. Adaptability. Dedication.

You want to go WHERE? What does it take to make a NASA mission happen, and who are the people that drive these tremendous projects?

In Discovery's third annual multi-site professional development workshop, we delve into the stories behind some amazing NASA missions, from conception to science results. Learn how scientists, engi...


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Spring Family Fun at the Botanical Gardens

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, March 19, 2013,
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Spring is just around the corner and the Garden is coming alive with both beautiful plant life and fun activities for kids and families. Looking for a fun and educational getaway for the kids over spring break? Spring Break Science Camp may be just the thing! If you're looking for a single-day outing or just love terrariums, ...

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Lego Education Grant Opportunities

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, March 19, 2013,


LEGO® Education proudly supports the Education Blueprints Association (EBA) and its mission to provide learning resources and programs that deliver education solutions to teachers and students.

Did you know EBA has these grants available?

Preschool Playful Learning Grant

This grant is open to all public preschools in the US and is designed to bring engaging hands-on resources into preschool classrooms.

Click here to learn more and download the application.


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New Elementary Lessons to Keep Your Class Fit

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, In : free 
Keep Springtime Fit and Fun for Your Students
Download three new lesson plans to keep your class healthy this spring!

Spring is just around the corner and there is no better time to introduce your students to the importance of a healthy lifestyle. To help you get started, fit4theclassroom.com offers FREE science and math lesson plans and videos that can be easily integrated into your daily classroom activities.

A ...

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Free Webinar on Using Wolfram/Alpha

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, In : webinars 

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Don't Forget to Register for the Webinar TODAY:
Dynamic Knowledge: Using Wolfram|Alpha in the Classroom

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Learn how to make expert-level knowledge and answers accessible in your classroom.
Register today to learn how to get more out of your web search - math to chemistry and physics, even astronomy!

Presented by:
Crystal Fantry
Senior Educational Outreach Specialist, Wolfram|Alpha

Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 7:...


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edWeb.net Webinar promoting integrating Art into STEM lessons

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, March 7, 2013, In : webinars 

 

Presented by Jennifer Horner Miller

 

Jennifer Horner Miller is the district instructional technologist for the Dublin ISD in Dublin, Texas. Jennifer was instrumental in implementing a district K12 1:1 technology initiative funded by a Texas Education Agency Connection Grant. In addition to providing professional development to all teachers, Jennifer oversees an offsite curriculum located across several of Dublin's community museums, and is co-author of N...


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Last Chance to Win $30,000 and a New Playground

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, March 1, 2013, In : Contests 


Could your school use a new playground? Discovery Education and the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation are giving away more than $100,000 in prizes and your school could be the next lucky winner of a new playground and a $30,000 grant.

As part of the Together Counts™ initiative to promote active, healthy lifestyles at school and at home, we encourage you to enter the Healthy Playg...

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Watson Adventures March Scavenger Hunts

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, March 1, 2013, In : Museum 
 
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NEW YORK EDITION
 
MARCH ISSUE
Say Farewell to Darkness and Hello to the Great Outdoors!
PLUS...
Spring Break Hunts for Families, including Junior Wizards 
 The Complete March Hunt Schedule
• A Discount for Gangster Fans
• Erin Go Hunt: Top 5 Irish Spots on Hunts
• Hunt Fun for “Take Your ...

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edWeb Webinars

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, March 1, 2013, In : webinars 
 edWeb.net - A professional social network for the education community
Free webinars on many topics...
something for every educator!
Check out our upcoming, free webinars, view recent webinars, and explore our PLCs.  You'll receive a free CE certificate for attending or viewing any of our webinars.
 
Top 10 Webinars for 2012 Check out which webinars made the list and watch the ones you missed!
Access for All:
Developing Access Technology for All
Thursday, March 7th - 11AM Eastern Time

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The National STEM Video Game Challenge Is On!

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, March 1, 2013,

Do you know a kid in middle or high school who loves to play video games? Encourage them to try and create their own! The many game-making platforms like Gamestar Mechanic, Microsoft’s Kodu, GameMaker, and Scratch make it simple. Students can even enter a written design idea. Whether or not their their game wins the challenge, there’s plenty to be gained from the experience. Enter the National STEM Video Game Challenge today.


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PBL Hangout with Kathy Schrock

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, March 1, 2013, In : webinars 

Join Kathy and Project Based Learning experts Ginger Lewman and Cynthia Treichler on Thursday, March 14 at 7pm ET as they discuss authentic learning models and talk about successful classroom practices.  http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/blog/2013/02/26/pbl-hangout-with-kathy-schrock/

 

 


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Make Every Student a Philosopher

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, March 1, 2013,
Philosophy for Kids is dedicated to helping adults conduct philosophical discussions with elementary school children. The site uses well-known picture books, such as Harold and the Purple Crayon, Harry the Dirty Dog, The Cat in the Hat and various Frog and Toad stories, to raise philosophical questions. The site was developed by Professor Thomas E. Wartenberg and his undergraduate students at Mount Holyoke College.

Plus: What’s the Big Idea? introduces middle school students to philosophy th...
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Milk Virtual Goats for Women’s Rights

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, March 1, 2013,

Instead of spending to grow virtual crops, Facebook gamers can turn those purchases into donations for cattle and life-saving operations in the developing world. A new Facebook game, called Half the Sky Movement, is inspired by journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. The game brings players first to a small village in India to meet Radhika, who then takes them on a global journey from India to Kenya, Vietna...


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Investigate Fascinating Moments in American History

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, March 1, 2013, In : lesson plans 
Is there a secret message in President Lincoln’s watch? Where’s the missing star from the Star-Spangled Banner? Explore these mysteries and more in Decoding History, a free virtual field trip to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History presented by Scholastic’s The 39 Clues Reading Club on March 5, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. (ET), 10:00 a.m. (PT).

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Create Your Own Apps

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, March 1, 2013,
Developed by the MIT Media Lab’s Center for Mobile Learning, the App Inventor lets you develop applications for Android phones using a web browser and either a connected phone or an emulator. All you need to get started with MIT App Inventor is a Google account to log in. The App Inventor servers store your work and help you keep track of your projects. You build apps by working with the App Inventor Designer, which lets you select the components for your app, and the App Inventor Blocks Ed...
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Take Students on a Journey of Discovery and Collaboration

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, March 1, 2013, In : lesson plans 
The Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies recently launched Smithsonian Quests, a digital badge program that fosters project-based learning and utilizes the free online education resources offered by Smithsonian’s museums and affiliates. Students and teachers can earn Smithsonian Quests badges by accomplishing the activities and submitting their work for review by education experts. The free program can be completed at anytime—during classroom lessons, in after-school progra...
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Send a Message to the Future

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, March 1, 2013, In : lesson plans 

The Legacy Project’s annual Listen to a Life Essay Contest help students travel time as they interview an older adult about their life experiences and then submit a 300-word story to send a message around the world and into the future. All winning essays become part of the Legacy Project’s online Legacy Library, recording life wisdom that can make the world and the future a little bit better. One grand-prize Legacy Timeless Award winner will receive a Lenovo ThinkCentre computer and a kee...


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