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Hampstead Academy kids learn tasty lesson - Eagle-Tribune

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Hampstead Academy kids learn tasty lesson
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First-graders recently participated in the O.R.E.O. project, a scientific math-based inquiry project in which hundreds of schools across the country participated.
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My school!  This was my group of kids as I helped out with this project - they had a fantastic time (me too!).

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It's Simple: Global Warming Is Causing the Extreme Weather

It's Simple: Global Warming Is Causing the Extreme Weather | Fascinating ideas, topics, information | Scoop.it

manmade global warming  — A little confusing.

To cut through the fog, here are four different quick and fun explanations, all scientist-approved.

Middle schoolers understand them in a flash. It’s like duh.
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COPPA and Verifiable Parental Consent | williamstites.net

COPPA and Verifiable Parental Consent | williamstites.net | Fascinating ideas, topics, information | Scoop.it

What fol­lows is a copy of the doc­u­ment we include in our con­tracts. I offer it as a guide foe you to use with your school, but highly rec­om­mend that you have your school admin­is­tra­tion and attorney(ies) look it over. I would really like to ask all of you read­ing this or think­ing of using this form to share you thoughts, strug­gles, ideas and com­ment here so that we can all learn from one another. THANKS!

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Ask the Mediatrician

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Are you a parent with questions about how your kids use television, video games, and the Internet? Ask for advice from Dr. Michael Rich -- pediatrician, parent, former filmmaker, and Director of the Center on Media and Child Health.
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Brainstorming Doesn’t Really Work

Brainstorming Doesn’t Really Work | Fascinating ideas, topics, information | Scoop.it

 Typically, participants leave a brainstorming session proud of their contribution. The whiteboard has been filled with free associations. Brainstorming seems like an ideal technique, a feel-good way to boost productivity. But there is a problem with brainstorming. It doesn’t work.

 


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Home - Radiolab

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Radiolab, with Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, is a radio show and podcast weaving stories and science into sound and music-rich documentaries. Listen now.

 

Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.

Radiolab is heard around the country on over 300 stations. Check your local station for airtimes.

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Running Records Calculator

The Running Records Calculator makes literacy testing faster and more accurate than ever before. This App combines all the standard running record calculator and stopwatch functions with the convenience of audio recording playback. Flagging lets you quickly refer back to the audio of difficult sections of the reading for more accurate scoring. With the push of a button, you will be able to see students’ reading rate, percentage of accuracy, and self-correction ratio. Running Records Calculator is designed to be used by any teacher who assesses students using running records.

Here is how easy it is to use:
1. Press START as the student begins oral reading.
2. Tap FLAG Recording to mark any audio you wish to refer back to after the reading.
3. Tap ∎∎ to pause for interruptions.
4. Press DONE when the reading is complete, then proceed as follows:
5. Press #Words and enter the number of words read.
6. Press #Errors and enter the number of Errors.
7. Press #SC and enter the number of Self-Corrections.

As you enter this data, the scores will be automatically calculated and displayed on your screen. You may re-enter any of the data at any time and refer to the audio playback as you wish.

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Scholarships for Students with Dyslexia

Scholarships for Students with Dyslexia | Fascinating ideas, topics, information | Scoop.it

Scholarships for Students with Dyslexia:

 

Anne Ford Scholarship - $10,000 for a high school senior with a documented learning disability who will be enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s degree program Allegra Ford Scholarship - $2500 one-time scholarship to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability who will be enrolled in a two-year community college, a vocational or technical training program, or a specialized program for students with LD Learning Ally Marion Huber Award - $2000-6000 for a student planning to attend a 2-4 year college or vocational school. Applicants must have been members for LearningAlly.org for at least 1 year before applying. Anne & Matt Harbison Special Education Scholarship - $1500 to a student pursuing education beyond high school. This scholarship is potentially renewable for 3 years. Mentis Foundation Dyslexia Scholarships - The selection criteria include: intellectual capability and curiosity, potential contribution to society, resolve, extracurriculars, and benefit from financial assistance. Specialty and State-Based Scholarships for students with dyslexia: Ralph G. Norman Arkansas Scholarship - for young adults with LD to help pursue higher education. California-Hawaii Elks - 20-30 scholarships of $1000-2000 each to students to be used in higher education. Students are also welcome to appy yearly for four years. Deaun Jeter Kansas Scholarship - $500 to students applying for 2-4 years of college or vocational school Judith Cary Scholarship for Special Education - $2000 for a student studying special education at the college or master's degree level. P. Buckley Moss Art Scholarship - at leats $1500 for a promising art student interested in studying 2-4 years beyond high school. Smart Kids with LD Youth Achievement Awards - for students age 19 or younger demonstrating "initiative, talent and determination resulting in a notable accomplishment in any field". There are many other scholarships than these. Always check at your school and also free only resources like: the College Board Scholarship Search, searching under 'dyslexia' and 'learning disabilities'. Good luck!
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The Art of Logo Design | Off Book | PBS

Great video to begin a graphic design activity!  -- Logos surround us in digital and physical space, but we rarely examine the thought and artistic thinking that goes into the design of these symbols. Utilizin...

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12 for 2012

12 for 2012 is an ECS “read of the field,” built on our scrutiny of new reports and research, and our analysis of emerging drivers of change. The 12 policy areas do not represent an exhaustive list of the critical issues for the coming year, nor is this report intended to dictate your education policy priorities for 2012. Rather, 12 for 2012 is intended to stimulate thinking around how best to craft the “2.0”
of powerful policy across the states.

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The New York Times > Books > Image > The New Readers

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The new digital reading skills

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Educational Leadership:College, Careers, Citizenship:Talking to the Reverend

Educational Leadership:College, Careers, Citizenship:Talking to the Reverend | Fascinating ideas, topics, information | Scoop.it
Space in which people can come together in a casual way is also important, he said. "The vestibules weren't big in churches built in the early 1900s," he said, "and it makes it harder for people to congregate. Churches being built today have far more space for this." His comments caused me to think a lot about my school.
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The WSF Blog | World Science Festival

The WSF Blog | World Science Festival | Fascinating ideas, topics, information | Scoop.it

The World Science Festival is a production of the Science Festival Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in New York City. The Foundation’s mission is to cultivate a general public informed by science, inspired by its wonder, convinced of its value, and prepared to engage with its implications for the future.

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