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Fun Facts for Kids on Animals, Earth, History and more!

Fun Facts for Kids on Animals, Earth, History and more!

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Microsoft Sway and Adobe Slate Adobe Slate and Microsoft Sway promise to allow users to quickly and easily create exciting on line content. More detailed examples, showing how they were created can be found on this page Here are examples, each created in about 10 minutes, using Slate Sway Top 20 Greatest Inventions of All Time Technology is a core component of the human experience. We have been creating tools to help us tame the physical world since the early days of our species. Any attempt to count down the most important technological inventions is certainly debatable, but here are some major advancements that should probably be on any such list (in chronological order):

Tech Tools by Subject and Skills Every year, so many new technology tools for teachers are launched into the market that it can be nearly impossible to keep up with them all. In order to keep you up-to-date with the latest and greatest educational tech tools, our team of edtech specialists has put together this list of the best edtech resources and technology tools for teachers. Clicking on the links below will take you to hundreds of apps, websites, extensions, and more. Whether you're looking for a specific tech tool or just trying to find something new and interesting for your class, we encourage you to browse around all of the different categories to see how many wonderful resources are available for your students. Amazing Space Since it was launched 15 years ago, the Hubble Space Telescope has snapped more than 700,000 images, transmitted about 120 gigabytes of data every week and seen galaxies more than 12 billion light years away. The feats of Hubble have inspired an amazing Web site for students and teachers. Image to right: The Amazing Space Web site ties together many great resources from the Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: NASA "Amazing Space," developed by the Space Telescope Science Institute, is home to a suite of Web-based astronomy activities for kids in grades 4-12.

50 Great Sites for Serious, Educational Games By Rose Jensen Serious games are making the news almost every day. From teaching children about the cancer in their bodies to helping college students reinforce lessons from their business classes, these educational games take playing to a whole new level. Take a look at these 50 sites for serious and educational games you can play. No matter what you may be studying in college, there is a good chance that these educational games can enhance your learning or help you teach others. Business and Management Joyce and I Want To Know What Apps Are In Your Pocket...Please Add To Our Padlet! Joyce Valenza and I are getting ready for a master class we are teaching in Australia next month. Our workshop App Smashing Make and Take Day With Shannon and Joyce will be a fun, creative, high energy day where participants will learn how to use a variety of digital tools together and to be able to create, take, and use them from the workshop in their own school communities. As we prepare for our day with wonderful educators in Australia, we also thought it would be fun to get ideas and favorite apps from our friends. Please share with us what apps you are using....What is new?

The Problem with Giving Young Children Homework America has recommitted itself to improving its public education in a way that’s somehow been both ambitious and fearful, frantically implementing untested strategies that have fundamentally changed schools and student’s experiences, arguably for the worse. With a concern that American students are increasingly unable to successfully compete internationally for jobs, governmental agencies and politicians are pushing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) curricula in spite of education experts’ concerns about other areas being de-emphasized. Public schools, terrified of losing funding due to low test scores, have moved to “teaching to the test,” where the goal is passing exams, not mastery of a subject. (In Michigan last month it was announced that 100 schools were to be shut down because their students fell short on these exams.)

Offices of the American Library Association List of recommended and award-winning websites and online resources for all ages, including apps and social media, along with privacy and safety guidelines. For Children | For Families, Parents | For Students (of all ages) | For Librarians and Educators | This page is compiled by the ALA Library. Contact us at library@ala.org with any questions. For a list of upcoming event dates, see ALA's Celebration Weeks & Promotional Events 2016, including: Teen Tech Week - March 6-12, 2016 Choose Privacy Week - May 1-7, 2016 Crunchzilla: Code Monster <h2>Code Monster gets kids excited about programming. It is a combination of a game and tutorial where kids experiment with learning to code. <p> Code Monster use Javascript.

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