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20 Great Websites For Elementary Educators | Edudemic

20 Great Websites For Elementary Educators | Edudemic | A Little Bit of Everything... | Scoop.it
Some of the best websites for elementary educators are ones that save time, make you think, and inspire. Here's just a handful!
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Raising Your Successful 35-Year-Old

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Children’s accomplishments can be gold stars for parents. But it’s the qualities that lead to achievement that matter.
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Sometimes Being Wrong Can Be More Valuable Than Being Right

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We tend to separate success and failure into two separate categories, but actually they are very much intertwined. When you look deeper into stories of fantastic success, you often find stories of earlier hardship and privation.

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8 ways you may be encouraging your child to be a bully

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Some of your actions may be causing your child to be a bully
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Parenting Tweens: An Exercise in Presence - Huffington Post

Parenting Tweens: An Exercise in Presence - Huffington Post | A Little Bit of Everything... | Scoop.it
Mothering these days is about knowing that I can't fix everything -- or, often, anything. It is knowing that listening without trying to change is actually the most profound gift....
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Too much TV raises blood pressure in kids - study

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Watching TV for more than two hours a day increases the risk of raised blood pressure in children, a study has found.

 

Children aged two to 10 who spent this much time in front of a TV or computer screen were 30 per cent more likely to have high blood pressure than those who did not.

 

Lack of physical activity increased the risk even more, by 50 per cent, scientists found.


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hotnicey's curator insight, February 28, 2015 5:59 AM

They also face the risk of obesity.

Donovan Baldwin's curator insight, February 28, 2015 9:28 AM

Also, too much TV or computer time before bed increases activity in the brain, interfering with falling asleep or getting good quality sleep.

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How to Get Kids to Exercise More

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Getting children to encourage their peers to exercise may be the best way to inspire kids to stay more active, according to new research presented…

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How to handle mean girls in the schoolyard - Today's Parent

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How to deal if your child is the target—or a mean girl herself.
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The Next Generation: Parenting Books 2015 - Publishers Weekly

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Millennials, the first generation to come of age with the Internet, have a wealth of advice available to them at the touch of a mouse.
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Why Don't Kids Walk to School Anymore?

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In the late 1960s, nearly half of American children walked to and from school each day.

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A Great Guide on Teaching Students about Digital Footprint ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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An engaging , current and informative website , students are introduced to the importance of 'what is a Digital Footprint' and 'how they are created in an age of technology, change and information'. This site offers an accurate sequenced selection of videos and teaching activities with a clear content focus. With a logical development of ideas, teachers are able to scaffold new information,  build on prior knowledge and develop new knowledges from the known to the unknown. Students are initially stimulated with videos and animations as they consider their own Digital Footprints before they begin exploring where they sit in the digital world. The site offers additional resources and linked sites for teachers to build on within the lesson using programs such as https://pipl.com to search students' digital trail. This resource can found at: 

 

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/04/a-great-guide-on-teaching-students.html

 and is well worth visiting as part of integrating into the year 5 & 6 teaching program.

 

This resource was created by Med  Kharbach and links with the year 5 & 6  Design & Technologies scope and sequence

6.1 Investigate how people in design and technologies occupations address competing considerations including sustainability in the design of products, services, and environments and for current and future use;

Digital Technologies scope and sequence

6.9 Manage the creation and communication of ideas and information including online collaborative projects, applying agreed ethical, social and technical protocols. 

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I think this is an extremely important lesson which should be taught within EVERY classroom! While we teach student HOW to use digital technology, we rarely teach them about the other aspects of digital technology like their digital footprint, cyber safety, how to use search skills effectively and even what to click on and what not to click on. Great find!
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Upsetting the Apple cart: iPod touches a nerve with children

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I have hidden my children's iPod. For good. Last weekend, I snatched it away from them and hid it in the back of our linen closet. It's under the towels and far enough away that little hands and arms won't be able to reach it. I did this amidst much screaming and begging for mercy.

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Peter Mellow's curator insight, June 2, 2014 6:01 PM

I agree with the sentiment, but I think it comes back to realising who is the adult in the relationship and a bit of balance. One of the comments for this article mentions that they 'fear the aftermath' if they did such a drastic step. But a staged, shared plan can allow some moderation into the environment.

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On Parenting - The Washington Post

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News, advice and events for parents in the Washington area

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Seven Surprisingly Effective Rules for Children

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Many parents get desperate when faced with a stubborn child. Discipline methods just don't seem to work. Child psychologist Dr. Shenfield suggests a few simple yet effective rules and describes the situations where these rules should be applied.
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Grit Trumps Talent and IQ: A Story Every Parent (and Educator) Should Read

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by Marguerite Del Giudice, National Geographic

 

An energetic researcher finds that self-control and grit are the most important tools students need to succeed.


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Scientists: practice doesn't necessarily make perfect. Sorry.

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by Fiona Macdonald, ScienceAlert

 

There's a long-standing myth that, in order to master a skill, all it takes is roughly 10,000 hours of practice. The idea was first popularised in Malcolm Gladwell 's 2008 book Outliers , based on a study of musicians by psychologist K. Anders...


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Helping Your Child Develop Self-Control

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Children are impulsive; they have difficulty controlling their behaviors and have a tendency to indulge in a moment’s satisfaction without thinking of the consequences.
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How to handle mean girls in the schoolyard - Today's Parent

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10 Things I Want My Son To Know (Even If He Isn't Listening Right Now)

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He's at a point in life where he could really use fatherly advice. He's also at an age where he's convinced his dad knows nothing. That's why I wanted to share this....

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This Simple 2-Minute Test Helps Parents Spot Children's Concussions

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A quick and simple test can identify concussions in children as young as 5 with an astonishing rate of success, according to a new study. So why aren’t people talking about it more?

 

The King-Devick test, as it’s called, was originally developed in the 1970s as a way to detect dyslexia. But a new study out of New York University's Langone Concussion Center and published in the Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology has found convincing evidence that it can also detect when athletes of all ages suffer a concussion -- and that it can do so even better than other commonly used tests.


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9 Parenting Steps That Foster Growth, Confidence And Leadership In Kids

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Wondering how best to help your children build self-confidence and reach their highest potential? Take these 9 critical steps.
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The Elementary and Secondary Education Act: Reauthorize an Early Start and a ... - Roll Call

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As Congress debates the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act —commonly known as No Child Left Behind—it’s a great time to consider better policies for all children.
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Letting your kids play in the social media sandbox

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When you break it down, there are essentially three social media doors that you can unlock for a child. The hard part is knowing at what age you unlock each door.

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Cyber Safety Expert and Educator - Cyber Safety Seminars for Adults and kids | Your Kids Online

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Robyn Rishani is one of Australia's Leading Cyber Safety Experts educating schools and parents about being smart online.

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Six options for family fitness, from rock-climbing to yoga

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We all know the benefits of exercise. It can improve our physical and mental health and help expand our social circles. It’s as close to a panacea as we’re likely to get. It’s also the best way to get...

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