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Inspirational Stories, Videos and Quotes for Children. Genius Hour Teacher Resources - Genius Hour. Genius Hour Links Genius Hour Wiki – great resource for all things genius hour Genius Hour LiveBinders – lists of all things genius hour Global Genius Hour Project – a project dedicated to sharing genius hour projects to students and teachers around the globe Personal Learning and Creation Time – Video from two teachers in CO who have been doing Genius Hour in their 7th grade classes for several years.

Genius Hour Teacher Resources - Genius Hour

Personal Learning and Creation Time Instructable – Instructable for Genius Hour in the middle school classroom. Genius Hour Blogs This is a collection of all known genius hour blogs. Chris Kesler (17 Posts) I am an 8th grade science teacher that is passionate about Genius Hour in the classroom. Perfect Integration of Doctopus, Goobric and Classroom for Teachers. About ETR Community EdTechReview (ETR) is a community of and for everyone involved in education technology to connect and collaborate both online and offline to discover, learn, utilize and share about the best ways technology can improve learning, teaching, and leading in the 21st century.

Perfect Integration of Doctopus, Goobric and Classroom for Teachers

Challenges Abound for US Kids Who've Had a Parent in Prison. Three years ago, the little girl would hide under a table when confronted with reminders that both her parents were in prison.

Challenges Abound for US Kids Who've Had a Parent in Prison

Now almost 10, she's a confident, popular student, and ace recruiter for the program that helped her, says Daniel Howell, a case manager for New Hope Oklahoma. It offers after-school programs, weekend retreats and summer camps for about 500 Oklahoma children annually who have parents behind bars. Nationwide, there are few comparable programs, despite a vast pool of children who might benefit. Child Trends, a research organization, released a report Tuesday estimating that 5 million U.S. children have had at least one parent imprisoned — about one in every 14 children under 18.

For black children, the rate was one in nine, the report said. The report was based on data from the 2011-12 National Survey of Children's Health — a phone survey sponsored by the U.S. "Progress has been slow," said Child Trends researcher David Murphey, the report's lead author. Short Stories: Get Visual: Mindmaps (October 28, 2015) This week: Get Visual: Mindmaps Edited by: * §apph - Busy, Busy, Busy * More Newsletters By This Editor 1.

Short Stories: Get Visual: Mindmaps (October 28, 2015)

About this Newsletter2. A Word from our Sponsor3. New Literary Agent: Arielle Datz from Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary. Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Arielle Datz from Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.

New Literary Agent: Arielle Datz from Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary

About Arielle: She started as an intern at Dunow, Carlson, & Lerner in 2011, and then worked in the foreign rights department at WME, followed by 2 years at the Elizabeth Kaplan Literary Agency. She has since returned to DCLA full-time. The biggest literary agent database anywhereis the Guide to Literary Agents. After Years Underwater, A Church Re-Emerges In Mexico. The remains of a mid-16th century church, visible from the surface of the Grijalva River in the Mexican state of Chiapas, because a drought has lowered the water level.

After Years Underwater, A Church Re-Emerges In Mexico

David von Blohn/AP hide caption itoggle caption David von Blohn/AP The remains of a mid-16th century church, visible from the surface of the Grijalva River in the Mexican state of Chiapas, because a drought has lowered the water level. David von Blohn/AP. Fabulous Beasts in Myth and Legend (A-D) at Mostly Medieval - Exploring the Middle Ages. BEASTIES » Fabulous Beasts in Myth and Legend (A-D) Banshee A spirit of Irish and Scottish legend, sometimes known in Scotland as the Little Washer of Sorrow.

Fabulous Beasts in Myth and Legend (A-D) at Mostly Medieval - Exploring the Middle Ages

23. People search for Native American Myths, Legends and Stories. Lunar Gardening And Its Different Traditions. Since time immemorial, people are using the cycles of the Moon as a guidance in their household activities.

Lunar Gardening And Its Different Traditions

This is not a superstition: even contemporary mechanistically minded science has a significant amount of research showing that the lower forms of life (such as plants, for example) are strongly, intimately albeit invisibly connected to the rhythms of the Moon, that they are synchronising their life activities with the Moon. Unfortunately, our science is madly prejudiced against everything that even remotely resembles astrology. As a result, we don't have any reliable, scientifically tested and verified set of rules that would allow us to use the knowledge of the Moon's cycles in gardening with confidence.

Everything you need to know: Draconid meteor shower. October’s Draconid meteor shower – sometimes called the Giacobinids – radiates from the fiery mouth of the northern constellation Draco the Dragon.

Everything you need to know: Draconid meteor shower

Because the radiant is located so far north on the sky’s dome, this shower favors temperate and far-northern latitudes, such as the U.S., Canada, Europe and northern Asia. In 2015, the peak dates will probably be on the evenings of October 8 and 9, starting at nightfall. There’s no moon to obscure this year’s shower, so it’s worth a look, although the shower is oftentimes a sleeper. Southern Poverty Law Center.

Behind the recent upswing in anti-immigration activism are an array of groups, including the 10 listed here.

Southern Poverty Law Center

Most of these groups regularly work together, and their leaders frequently hold cross-memberships in several organizations at once. Some of the groups have clear ties to openly racist organizations, and even some of those that don't still espouse thinly disguised bigotry. In the eyes of most of these groups, immigrants (typically, non-white immigrants) are responsible for nearly all the country's ills, from poverty and inner city decay to crime, urban sprawl and environmental degradation. Many of them also believe there is a secret a plot by the Mexican government and American Hispanics to wrest the Southwest away from the United States in order to create "Aztlan," a Hispanic nation. Amistad Digital Resource: Black Politics. Despite these issues, for the thirty million African Americans who lived in the United States in the mid 1980s, the events that had transpired in the previous thirty-six years since the Brown v.

Board of Education decision had significantly transformed American democracy. Only a generation before, blacks had been all but invisible in government; now they ran many of America’s major cities, held more than thirty congressional seats, and would soon hold more than ten thousand elective offices throughout the nation. The new black leadership in electoral politics would prove to be an important force in creating change in the lives of African Americans both locally and nationally. Harold Washington was elected first African American mayor of Chicago on April 12, 1983.

Weather Glossary: W's. Weather Science content for Kids and Teens. NWS Boston, MA - Weather Calculators. Atmospheric Aerosols: What Are They, and Why Are They So Important. Aerosols are minute particles suspended in the atmosphere. When these particles are sufficiently large, we notice their presence as they scatter and absorb sunlight. Their scattering of sunlight can reduce visibility (haze) and redden sunrises and sunsets.

The dispersal of volcanic aerosols has a drastic effect on Earth's atmosphere. Follow an eruption, large amounts of sulphur dioxide (SO2), hydrochloric acid (HCL) and ash are spewed into Earth's stratosphere. HCL, in most cases, condenses with water vapor and is rained out of the volcanic cloud formation. Credits: NASA Aerosols interact both directly and indirectly with the Earth's radiation budget and climate. Aerosols also can act as sites for chemical reactions to take place (heterogeneous chemistry). Volcanic Aerosol Three types of aerosols significantly affect the Earth's climate. Desert Dust The second type of aerosol that may have a significant effect on climate is desert dust.

Human-Made Aerosol Climatic Effects of Aerosols.