Kids’ Things to Think About provides 100 prompts to spark thinking for written responses and encourage conversations about ideas and issues for kids. Created by students and teachers in Michigan, it can be used in classrooms or with families by allowing children to explore the prompts and by using them to guide a discussion
The IndependentIoS Books of the Year 2012: Children's books aged under 9The IndependentInter-galactic domination could be yours: simply snap up a copy of Chris Riddell's Alienography 2: Tips for Tiny Tyrants (Macmillan, £14.99).
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“Projects” can represent a range of tasks that can be done at home or in the classroom, by parents or groups of students, quickly or over time.
While project-based learning (PBL) also features projects, in PBL the focus is more on the process of learning and learner-peer-content interaction that the end-product itself.
The learning process is also personalized in a progressive PBL environment by students asking important questions, and making changes to products and ideas based on individual and collective response to those questions. In PBL, the projects only serve as an infrastructure to allow users to play, experiment, use simulations, address authentic issues, and work with relevant peers and community members in pursuit of knowledge.
Can I Use This Image On My Website?The handy flowchart will help you decide.The handy flowchart style poster should help you decide whether or not you can a particular image on your website. If yes, the poster also suggest way on how you can properly credit the original source of the photograph.
Welcome to PictureBookPlays, presented by Julia Donaldson the interactive website designed to help you act out picture-book stories, either as a classroom activity or as a performance to an audience (or both!
Examines what Google Earth is, provides resources for learning how to use Google Earth, discusses Google Earth & relevance/utility in the classroom, points to wasy to get started, and introduces Keyhole Markup Language (KML), a standard format for storing and distributing geographic data.
S.O.S. for Information Literacy is a dynamic web-based multimedia resource that includes peer-reviewed lesson plans, handouts, presentations, videos and other resources to enhance the teaching of information literacy.