Robin Good: Beeclip EDU is a web app which allows anyone to easily combine images, video and texts to create instructional scrapbooks, moodboards, collages or portfolios.
Images can be easily searched and imported via Google Images and Flickr, and text can be easily added in a number ways. Visual objects can be positioned and personalized on the page and final scrapbooks can be downloaded or printed.
Get your child to make beautiful music with this online composition site. Fun for kids of all ages, actually fun for adults of all ages too, CreatingMusic.com offers activities and games that teach visitors about music and how it's made. The site is completely interactive and allows visitors to compose their own instrumental music on the Musical Sketch Pad or with a Rhythm Band. It also teaches kids how shapes can change musical contours and it features fun games with sound. This is great for kids who aspire to be musicians, and even those who don't.
By registering with Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) as an educator http://www.cwf-fcf.org/en/educate/sign-up.html you receive updates and direct emails for opportunities to participate in educational programs. These programs are generally offered to all educators regardless of class size. Our family has participated in contests and has had opportunities to have photos and writings published, as well as meet other leaders in wildlife conservation. We met Olympic Medalist Adam Kreek, as well as world-renowned artist, Robert Bateman. By providing these unique opportunities I hope to inspire my children as well as providing role models.
From CWF site: http://www.cwf-fcf.org/en/educate/ CWF education programs are built on sound pedagogical foundations: a conceptual framework, curriculum links, piloting in Canadian classrooms, and the scrutiny of scientific experts. Our programs are designed to meet the needs not only of teachers but also of youth leaders, park naturalists, and other conservation educators.
Wild Education Project Wild Below Zero Sail for Wildlife Fish Ways Rivers to Oceans Dance for Wildlife Habitat 2020 Learning Institute Summer Institute CWF Get to Know Walk for Wildlife Wild About Gardening Backyard Habitat We also have a comprehensive Resource Library – this is where you’ll find resource sheets, lesson plans, and other resources on themes like the arctic, water, climate change, pollinators, and many more.
As the year winds to an end we often wonder if the pivotal points in our student's learning corresponds to what we hope they need and want to learn. Did we somehow tie in the learning outcomes to meet our student's learning style, and passions, or interests? We know from reading The Element that true learning should stem from the heart or passion of a child. But how do we know where our children's passions, or God given gifts begin? At 5 or 6 years old we cannot really get a glimpse of our future child prodigy, or can we? Do our kids really LOVE what they are doing? Pippa Davies shares from her blog.
Taking students beyond the textbookLincoln Journal StarBut less specific standards also give teachers and school districts the ability to choose when to delve deeper into a subject, allowing students to practice research and critical thinking...
Read more from Slate's special issue on science education and give us your best ideas for raising the next generation of scientists and engineers. On a morning visit to a Northern California middle school, I saw not a single student. The principal showed me around campus, but I didn’t see or hear students talking, playing, or moving about. The science lab was empty, as were the library and the playground. It was not a school holiday: It was a state-mandated STAR testing day. The school was in an academic lockdown. A volunteer manned a table filled with cupcakes, a small reward for students at day’s end.
How to Smile is a great place for teachers to find ideas and directions for hands-on math, science, and engineering lessons. How to Smile is community site to which teachers can contribute their lesson. Shared by Richard Byrne Free Technology.
Even regular people who home-schooled solely for educational reasons — including my sister, a former professor — shared with the “denim jumper” crowd an unswerving, 24/7 devotion to the project. None were trying to ...
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:
Great thoughts on homeschooling in a non traditional way.
Pencils down. Time to take a quick quiz and figure out exactly what kind of learner you are! Do you like to make flashcards? Use mind maps? Learn online? According to a new infographic by onlinecollege.org, there’s a whole array of ways people learn. And, as you probably guessed, everyone learns differently. Edudemic.
"Yesterday, I published a review of MapFab which is a fabulous, free, and simple tool for creating maps online. Writing that post got me thinking about all of the other free map creation tools that I've reviewed over the years. Google Maps and Google Earth are my favorite tools for creating maps, but not every school allows teachers and students to download it. And creating Google Maps does require you to have a Google account which is an obstacle to use in some schools too. In the list below you will find some map creation tools that don't require registration. And, of course, all of the tools on this list are free for teachers and students to use." Richard Byrne.
kypost.comMr. Rogers 'remix' goes viral on YouTubekypost.comA scene from a video of Mister Rogers remixed by Symphony of Science's John Boswell for PBS Digital Studios. Technology has found a way back into Mister Rogers' neighborhood.
msnbc.comWATCH: The Transit of Venus as You Definitely Haven't Seen It BeforeTIMEThis was a bad thing if the event occurred on a cloudy day, and an even worse thing if it wasn't cloudy but the event was a solar eclipse, which could wind up being,...