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People in prehistory were not stupid. Hi, this is Kim Biddulph here, Schools Prehistory Director.

People in prehistory were not stupid

It has been my life’s goal to prove to children and adults alike who visit museums, historic houses and archaeological sites that I have worked at that people in the past were not stupid. I consider it a triumph if someone I have talked with has the spark of revelation that people in the past were just like us. Me teaching a shadow puppet session when I worked at the Pitt Rivers Museum, drawing done by the head of education there, Andrew McLellan. OPEN EDUCATION. Over 600 Free Audio Books for Teachers and Educators.

May 8, 2015 Looking for some good free audio books?

Over 600 Free Audio Books for Teachers and Educators

Open Culture has this huge list featuring over 600 free audio books. These materials are arranged into three main categories that include: fiction & literature, poetry, and non-fiction. The fiction section has the lion’s share with over half of the titles included in the entire list. The audiobooks shared here come in different forms. Movers & Shakers 2015 — Educators. Fail-Safe “I think we need to teach and show students that failure is a very real part of life and learning,” says Sherry Gick, who was the librarian for Rossville Consolidated Schools in Indiana for five years before becoming the district’s K−12 library and instructional technology specialist in 2014.

Movers & Shakers 2015 — Educators

Gick embraces the pedagogy of “meaningful failure,” emphasizing the process of learning. “The library is a great place to demonstrate this and allow students to try many different things,” she says. Creating both a physical and mental space that “students don’t want to leave” was part of Gick’s initiative to develop a safe space for kids. Through grant writing and Donors Choose, her library has been transformed into a hangout hot spot, with a large leather couch, a chair, an ottoman, bean bags, and plush carpet, to which students flock to talk comic books, request books they’d like, or create Post-it art in her library’s window display.

Learning - Art and Design: Learning resources and online courses. The Corinthians in Corinthians. Figure Analysis The Corinthians sure get lots of screen time in the Bible, but just who were they?

The Corinthians in Corinthians

And why does Paul spend so much time writing letters to their little neck of the woods? The Corinth of Old Ancient Corinth was a lovely little town, which was located in the southern part of Greece on the Isthmus of Corinth. PRIMARY: Paul Klee. This term Primary have been studying the artist Paul Klee.

PRIMARY: Paul Klee

Miss Kate began her lessons by teaching a little about the life and work of the artist. Our first lesson involved creating collages inspired by his piece named Dancing For Fear. The children have been working on many different skills in art inspired by his painting Golden Fish. Aperture: Science Time: Potato Science. CBBC - Horrible Histories. nQuire It. Learning, made joyful - Memrise.

Screencast-O-Matic - Free online screen recorder for instant screen capture video sharing. Great Pacific Garbage Patch - National Geographic Education. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a soupy collection of marine debris—mostly plastics.

Great Pacific Garbage Patch - National Geographic Education

Photograph by Ray Boland, NOAA. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license. Worldwide Garbage Patches The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is not the only marine trash vortex—it’s just the biggest. Free Teaching Resources, Lesson Plans & Worksheets – Promethean Planet. Zaption - Interact & Learn with Video Lessons. BBC Bitesize - KS2 Science - The invention of tarmac. Peer group pressure. Positive; peer; pressure; negative; group; friend; safe; reaction; decision; bad; mistake; consequence; trouble; trust; change; choice; discrimination ; Contents It is important for kids to feel that they fit in with their peers - other kids in your group or school or neighbourhood.

Peer group pressure

But sometimes you may find yourself doing something because others are doing it, but it makes you feel uncomfortable or not safe. You always have the right to say no to something that you don't feel right about. Sometimes it is hard to say no to your friends - perhaps you need to learn how to keep out of situations that could lead to trouble.

Food Rationing during World War 2. Before the Second World War started Britain imported about 55 million tons of food a year from other countries.

Food Rationing during World War 2

After war was declared in September 1939, the British government had to cut down on the amount of food it brought in from abroad as German submarines started attacking British supply ships. There was a worry that this would lead to shortages of food supplies in the shops so the British government decided to introduce a system of rationing. Rationing made sure that people got an equal amount of food every week. The government was worried that as food became scarcer, prices would rise and poorer people might not be able to afford to eat. TED-Ed.

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Educational Videos for Teaching Media Literacy

(Login) Educational Videos About Media, Culture, and Society For The Classroom. WHAT’S GOING ON IN THIS PICTURE - The Learning Network Blog. Websites education.

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Learn Science at Nature. Scitable is a free science library and personal learning tool brought to you by Nature Publishing Group, the world's leading publisher of science.

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Scitable currently concentrates on genetics and cell biology, which include the topics of evolution, gene expression, and the rich complexity of cellular processes shared by living organisms. Scitable also offers resources for the budding scientist, with advice about effective science communication and career paths. Caribbean With Simon Reeve - Media centre. Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Cosmonaut Model Kit. Soundscapes of the Nile valley: ‘Rock music’ in the Fourth Cataract region. Mances in ritual and other contexts . On the onehand, the sound properties of rock art localitiesand their use in the placement of pictographs andpetroglyphs are investigated.

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Here are five alternative approaches to education. 1. Rethinking Schools. A Revitalized Teacher Union MovementReflections from the field By Bob Peterson The president of the Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association describes paths and pitfalls in moving beyond bread and butter issues to social justice unionism.

MIND Research Institute. WHAT IS PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE? Planned obsolescence is when a product is deliberately designed to have a specific life span. This is usually a shortened life span. The product is designed to last long enough to develop a customer’s lasting need. The product is also designed to convince the customer that the product is a quality product, even though it eventually needs replacing. In this way, when the product fails, the customer will want to buy another, up to date version. Soap Bubbles - Basic Properties, Bubble Recipe & More. The Royal Institution: Science Lives Here. Helioseismology. [Text] Vonnegut's Letter to Students: 'Practice Any Art...Make Your Soul Grow' How to Make an Easy Lava Lamp. Search results for The Educators. The Langley Schools Music Project: "INNOCENCE AND DESPAIR"

BBC Radio 4 - Langley School Music Project. Lesson plans for school teachers. Last Updated:21 January, 2014Section:Resources. Could you really hit a golf ball miles and miles on the Moon? Study. Dividing by Zero. K-12 Education & Learning Innovations with Proven Strategies that Work. This morning i met a whale. I Bought a Rainforest.

Copyrighted image Credit: Charlie Hamilton James Wildlife photographer Charlie Hamilton James has just bought 100 acres of the Peruvian Amazon … without even looking at it first. 101 Free (or Free-to-Try) Online Collaborative Learning Tools. Communication4All. Ernment Posters. Are we nearly there yet? : travel games for children. Car Travel Games for Kids - MomsMinivan.com - 101 Road Trip Games for kids and Things to do in the car on roadtrips.

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