This week marks the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, and while there already exists a plethora of sites dedicated to this American/World tragedy (some of which I will include below).
For our kids and students to fully comprehend the impact of the assassination and how it was reported, they also have to understand life as it was in the early 1960's. I hope this post empowers parents and teachers to do just that.
Do you know anyone who doesn't love those Minions?
But can you tell them apart...aside from one versus two eyes?
I love Despicable Me (both movies) and got a big kick out of the inforgraphic below designed by Collectibly at www.collectib.ly.com and found (at http://visual.ly/whos-who-minions). Hope you do too!!!! As this infographic is a bit wide for this post's format, feel free to check the link yourself.
"I have been writing a lot lately about graphic novels and visual literacy. I thought I'd take some time over the next few posts, to SHOW you parctical visual literacy applications: infographics. Infographics are being used more and more in media and education to visually and verbally relate information in a glimpse.
The infographics below are excellent examples of how engaging they can be. For more on infographics, please see Infographics 101: What you need to konw and where to find them.
This week I focus on the Geek within us.
I had a lot of fun with this one and I hope you do too. I'm sorry to say I failed - it was all the tech stuff. How well will you do? Take the test and the plunge and share your comments when done."
Raising A Reader! answers the questions parents and educators bring to using comics: What skills do graphic novels offer kids? What resources are available for using graphic novels in education? How do you teach reading with a comics page? How can graphic novels create reading dialogues? And much more!
Please visit www.cbldf.org to download a copy of Raising A Reader, and be sure to stop by CBLDF booth #1920 at Comic-Con International to get your copy!
First: I limited the reading suggestions to those books (or sequels) having come out over the past year. There are plenty other perfectly spectacular summer reads available and you may want to check these links for more great reads:
Heroes of all shapes and sizesNon-fiction and historical fictionKids' graphic novel favorites
Second: I have it posted a visual flow chart of suggested summer reading for young adults middle-school and older. While the info-graphic covers classic of all sorts, my list focuses on graphic novels, demonstrating that there is quality reading to be had by kids of ALL AGES, and ALL TASTES.
Deep anxiety about the ability to have children later in life plagues many women. But the decline in fertility over the course of a woman’s 30s has been oversold. Here’s what the statistics really tell us—and what they don’t.
The number of apps related to teaching various mathematics topics seems to be growing daily, and it can be a difficult to find that needle in a haystack. Here, we found five of those needles, already tested and approved.
Education like so many other things, is evolving and so it seems is the American Dream....
...To help young adults and their parents, many advocate cutting the classics -who needs them. They believe our kids need jobs so why waste a year or even a course choice? Why have student centers, sports complexes and programs? Just teach them what they need and let them go out and fly....
The dangers/pitfalls of this approach are discussed as are the alternatives.
Before they set foot in kindergarten, some children are armed to the teeth with new words, while others come bearing far smaller verbal arsenals. What factors at home affect how wordy children's brains are in their early years?
Research indicates a clear and growing need to talk more about numeracy- becoming more familiar and COMFORTABLE with numbers, shapes, and math jargon. Our neglect in talking math with our kids is directly linked to math anxiety (particularly among girls and women) and lower rankings in math fluency world-wide.
This post contains research findings describing math anxiety, relating how it is conditioned, and provides easy, every-day solutions for parents and educators.