Recursos para el profesor > What’s here? The Creature Features section ( provides text, photos, maps, video and audio information about animals from all around the world. Animals can be browsed according to class or habitat. > Don’t miss! A-Z Animals (a directory) Excellent source of additional information, especially for project-based learning. www.sheppardsoftware.com > What’s here? > Don’t miss! The Food Chain (an animated game) Your students drag and drop plants and animals to put them in the correct food chain order. Games for kids (animated games) Matching, “seek and find,” and classification games reinforce knowledge of animal classes, diet and food chains, as well as endangered animals:www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/gamesforkids.htm www.switcheroozoo.com/default.htm > What’s here? > Don’t miss! www.naturegrid.org.uk/ > What’s here? > Don’t miss! www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/wild > What’s here?
lor Memory Match Sorry, this is a flash-based game that requires Adobe Flash Player. Many of these games will run on mobile devices with VocabularySpellingCity apps. For Apple devices Available for Android Learn More about www.VocabularySpellingCity.com! Teaching spelling and vocabulary is easy with VocabularySpellingCity! Metaphors in Design Problem Solving: Implications for Creativity Metaphors in Design Problem Solving:Implications for Creativity Hernan Pablo Casakin The College of Judea & Samaria, Ariel, Israel Metaphors help designers to understand unfamiliar design problems by juxtaposing them with known situations. Keywords - Metaphors, Creativity, Architecture, Design-Problem-Solving. Relevance to Design Practice - Instead of re-using known design schemas and familiar solutions, the implementation of metaphors in design practice can contribute to creative thinking and thereby to more innovative products. Citation: Casakin, H. Received December 31, 2006; Accepted June 28, 2007; Published August 1, 2007 Copyright: © 2007 Casakin. Corresponding Author: firstname.lastname@example.org Hernan Casakin Ph.D., M.Sc., BA, is a Lecturer in the Department of Architecture, College of Judea & Samaria, and in the Porter School of Environmental Studies, Tel Aviv University. Introduction Apart from knowledge and expertise, design problems require creativity. Creative Thinking and Design Methods
Power Points Directions for Adding Music to Power Points: 1. Save the song from the CD on your computer (you might already have done this if the song is in My Music) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Your music should play now when you view the slide show. Mrs. Baia's Classroom: Color Lesson for Grade 1 and 2 At one of my schools I teach 1 after school class a week for the grade 1 and 2s. I admit, it's not my favorite 40 minutes of the day and it can be at times very hit and miss. (I'm definitely made for older students...hence, my goal to teach secondary one day in NZ). However, today was one of my most successful lessons, so I thought I'd share. Previously, we had learnt a little bit about colors. We watched this song and then again today we re-watched. Next, I gave them each their own "Eye Spy" worksheet that I got from Twinkl. However, if you are not a member of Twinkl, you can get free 'eye spy' pages online quite easily. Anyhoo, after that I had all the crayons and "sign pens" (felt tips) out on the desks for them to share. For example: TEACHER: Pink! STUDENTS show me their pink crayon/felt TEACHER: Ok. The students really enjoyed this and they liked the act of searching their worksheet to find the object called. The lesson flew by as we were having fun and the kids were very engaged.
Passive vs. Active Voice By Erin English teachers like myself love to warn new writers against the evils of passive voice. Here at Daily Writing Tips, Michael has written about passive writing, and I recently wrote about dummy subjects, but it looks like there’s still some confusion about passive voice and its use. For more on passive vs. active sentence construction, I turn to two books that should be staples in any writer’s library: William Zinsser’s On Writing Well, and Constance Hale’s Sin and Syntax. First, let’s review what passive voice is. In a passive sentence, the subject of the sentence is acted upon rather than performing the action, as in: The ball was thrown by Jason. Verbs in the passive voice have two parts: some form of the verb “to be” and a past participle form of the action verb: was thrown. A writer may choose to use the passive voice in order to emphasize one thing over another. Zinsser says that passive voice should be used sparingly–only when there’s no way around it.
English Language Learning and Technology Review: Review of Dr. Howard Gardner on Multiple Intelligences Big Thinkers: Howard Gardner on Multiple Intelligences Edutopia revisits its 1997 interview with the Harvard University professor about multiple intelligences and new forms of assessment. Release Date: 12/01/1997 Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. He has written twenty books and hundreds of articles and is best known for his theory of multiple intelligences, which holds that intelligence goes far beyond the traditional verbal/linguistic and logical/mathematical measurements. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 1. We have schools because we hope that someday when children have left schools that they will still be able to use what it is that they've learned. 2. 3. The idea of multiple intelligences comes out of psychology. If we all had exactly the same kind of mind and there was only one kind of intelligence, then we could teach everybody the same thing in the same way and assess them in the same way and that would be fair. 4. 5. Let's take the area of science. 6. 7. Let's get real. 8.
Andy Warhol Soup Cans The Origin of Andy Warhol's Soup Cans or The Synthesis of Nothingnessby Gary Comenas (2003/revised 2010) Robert Indiana: "I knew Andy very well. The reason he painted soup cans is that he liked soup." (RI623) Marcel Duchamp: "If you take a Campbell Soup Can and repeat it fifty times, you are not interested in the retinal image. Andy Warhol used soup cans as subject matter at various stages of his career. Ted Carey and Andy Warhol (Photographer unknown) Ted Carey: "... Lichtenstein later denied that he had any knowledge of Warhol's comic strip paintings prior to doing his own: Roy Lichtenstein: "I saw Andy's work at Leo Castelli's about the same time I brought mine in, about the spring of 1961... It is unlikely that Lichtenstein saw Warhol's cartoon paintings at Castelli as early as spring 1961 as the gallery did not have any of Warhol's cartoon paintings at that time, but Lichtenstein could have seen them in spring 1961 in the Bonwit Teller department store window. From Thomas R.
Activity Songs & Nursery Rhymes for Kids Do you have young children or work with toddlers or preschoolers and are looking for some fun, interactive songs? Nowadays, there is a multitude of activity songs that you can sing and dance to in order to help children improve all kinds of development skills. Common Songs While there are hundreds of interactive children's songs, sometimes the classics are still the best. How Teachers and Parents Use Activity Songs Early Child Development teachers that work with toddlers and preschoolers often use a variety of activity songs during circle time. In addition, activity songs are also ideal for music and movement time, as they allow young children to get their energy out and learn how to listen and follow directions. How Activity Songs Benefit Children Head Start states that music encourages children to notice their feelings and act them out while singing and dancing.
Man Spends 7 Years Drawing Incredibly Intricate Maze Almost 30 years ago a Japanese custodian sat in front of a large A1 size sheet of white paper, whipped out a pen and started drawing the beginnings of diabolically complex maze, each twist and turn springing spontaneously from his brain onto the paper without aid of a computer. The hobby would consume him as he drew in his spare time until its completion nearly 7 years later when the final labyrinth was rolled up and almost forgotten. Twitter user @Kya7y was recently going through some of her father’s old things (he’s still a custodian at a public university) when she happened upon the maze and snapped a few photos to share on Twitter. Update: Prints now available over in the Spoon & Tamago shop, just $40.