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Helping teens connect meaningfully with people, the environment and their communities.
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The Victory Garden . Grow . Primers & Projects . Gardening for Kids

The Victory Garden . Grow . Primers & Projects . Gardening for Kids | Connected Teens | Scoop.it

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Ron Wolford's curator insight, January 10, 2013 1:11 PM

In gardens where grown-ups share adventures and victories with children, there are more things blooming than flowers and trees. Here's what you need to know to make your garden a place where you and the kids grow together.

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How To Use Mind-Mapping Software To Organize Your New Year Resolutions

How To Use Mind-Mapping Software To Organize Your New Year Resolutions | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
If you’re looking to create (or revise) your New Year resolutions, you might want to peek at mind-mapping software to organize a master plan or outline to house the steps you’ll take to follow through with each resolution.

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Weekly Writing Prompt

Weekly Writing Prompt | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
For this week's writing prompt, think about the changing of the seasons—are you ready?

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Getting teens to write about nature-always good!

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Katie Frank's curator insight, December 28, 2012 7:30 PM

I love have teens write about nature. This is a great prompt.

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15 Science and Technology News Bytes From 2013 - Popular Science

Popular Science 15 Science and Technology News Bytes From 2013 Popular Science A giant blob of gas headed directly for the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy could begin to drop into the abyss mid-year, blasting x-ray radiation...
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URBAN WILDLIFE REFUGE INITIATIVE: A New Idea to Connect Urban Kids to Nature : The New Nature Movement

URBAN WILDLIFE REFUGE INITIATIVE: A New Idea to Connect Urban Kids to Nature : The New Nature Movement | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
Field Notes from the Future: Tracking the Movement to Connect People and Nature...

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Edmodo & ThingLink: Extend the Walls of Your Classroom

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Edmodo & ThingLink: Extend the Walls of Your Classroom | Connected Teens | Scoop.it

Edmodo supports a variety of multimedia to provide students with flexible learning paths including links, images, video and interactive graphics created with ThingLink.


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TheNewsRoom | Researchers Test Fin Power with a Robotic Sea Turtle

TheNewsRoom | Researchers Test Fin Power with a Robotic Sea Turtle | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
Scientists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology have built a robot that mimics the natural fin motions of a sea turtle, to explore the mechanics of fin propulsion.
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Environmental Education Initiative in California and Beyond

Environmental Education Initiative in California and Beyond | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
If we are lucky enough to see this emerge as a cultural revolution that honors nature, raises eco-literate children, and embraces the whole human community as one global family, then we can enjoy the comforts of our cozy modern life without the...
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SCHOOL GARDENS: SPROUTING THE SEEDS OF CHANGE | Edible Silicon Valley

SCHOOL GARDENS: SPROUTING THE SEEDS OF CHANGE | Edible Silicon Valley | Connected Teens | Scoop.it

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Ron Wolford's curator insight, January 2, 2013 9:21 PM
Digging in the dirt and planting seeds in the schoolyard have been strong educational tools in the United States for over a century. In our super-high-tech global economy with fast-food restaurants on every corner literally feeding a national obesity epidemic, garden-based learning has never been more essential.
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Judi Casey: Does Technology Make Us More Human?

Judi Casey: Does Technology Make Us More Human? | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
As someone who has focused her career on how we negotiate our work and family lives, I wonder if information and communications technology encourages us to be more human. In fact, it appears that it's a mixed blessing ...
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Putting Kids on a "Screen Time Diet"

Putting Kids on a "Screen Time Diet" | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
Dr. Ari Brown is a pediatrician in Austin, Texas, and was the lead author of a recent American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) study on the effects of media on children. She says that if we want kids t

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Community Service Fairs for Teenagers | TeenLife

Community Service Fairs for Teenagers | TeenLife | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
Experience the benefits of volunteering and acquire 40+ hours of community service for graduation. Find programs with the help of TeenLife. (Parents--Looking for community service  for your teen?
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Resource to help teens find volunteer and community service opportunities.  Great way to get them out there!

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My First Garden: A Children's Guide to the World of Fun and Clever Gardening

My First Garden: A Children's Guide to the World of Fun and Clever Gardening | Connected Teens | Scoop.it

My First Garden is a children's guide to the world of fun and clever gardening. Kids learn the basics and fundamentals of gardening and how to care for common flowers and vegetables.

 

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All Over the Map: 10 Ways to Teach About Geography

All Over the Map: 10 Ways to Teach About Geography | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
We have created 10 activities for teaching about geography using Times content, all related to the National Geography Standards.
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Boom Boom Cards | Random Acts of Kindness | Kindness Games

Boom Boom Cards | Random Acts of Kindness | Kindness Games | Connected Teens | Scoop.it

Boom Boom! Cards is one of the best kindness games for you to play and pay it forward. Perform random acts of kindness and become an agent of altruism. Some might argue that kindness doesn't need to go public, but I honestly thin, right as they are, that we should not neglect this site... a nice way to work wth values in our projects in the classroom, or outside! And in English!


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Empowering girls through information, communication and technology

Empowering girls through information, communication and technology | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
Give girls access to technology and the right tools – and development will follow...
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