Top 10 Science Websites for the Elementary Classroom For two years, I was the Technology Specialist at a school in Georgia. During that time, I amassed a large collection of websites that I use with my students. You can download my E-Book of Websites for the Elementary Classroom for free from Teachers Pay Teachers or Smashwords, or, you can check back here each week for the website suggestion. For the past two months, I have been busy re-working my Internet Scavenger Hunts. This included checking each and every link to make sure that the links were working, current, and appropriate for the grade level of the Internet Scavenger Hunts, and fixing the ones that weren’t.
Making the Most of Google Keep This is a guest post from Avra Robinson (@AvraRachel) of EdTechTeacher, an advertiser on this site. Google Keep is a program that allows users to quickly and easily create, access and organize information such as notes and lists. Before discovering Keep, I'd been using a different note-making app on my Android phone. I made lists, checked items off lists, and colored my notes for easy sorting, but I was so accustomed to the world of sharing! I really wanted a way to share my notes. I wanted a way to share a to-do list with my team teacher and help students create assignment to-do lists.
Science Projects for Kids If you’re looking for science projects for kids, I have a mega list for you that’s 100% kid-tested. Note: This post contains affiliate links My children and I have worked our way through a LOT of science projects over the past few years, so I compiled them into one easy-to-find spot. If you’d like more ideas like this, you’ll love my best-selling book, TinkerLab: A Hands-on Guide for Little Inventors. Most of these science projects and experiments will be engaging for children ages 3 and up, although I did MANY of them with my 2-year olds. Enjoy! Heelan Science Welcome! On this website you should find all of the materials you need for Physics, Honors Physics, Chemistry Principles, and AP biology courses at Bishop Heelan Catholic High School in Sioux City, Iowa. Use the navigation bar to the left to view the particular class and unit you're interested in. If you click on the "Biology, "Chemistry," or "Physics" links, you will find a list of homework assignments and their due dates.
Knowledge Quest Thank you for your interest in writing for Knowledge Quest! Knowledge Quest is seeking original, unpublished manuscripts that address the integration of theory and practice in school librarianship and new developments in education, learning theory, and relevant disciplines. Knowledge Quest is devoted to offering substantive information to assist building-level school librarians, supervisors, library educators, and other decision makers concerned with the development of school library programs and services. Potential topics include, but are not limited to: tinkering at preschool Gever Tulley would be proud of us. Today we tinkered up a storm and discovered that taking things apart is just as much fun as building things. Things took an unexpected twist when the children wanted a way of displaying all the wonderful bits and bobs they removed from the old video recorders.
About NEED More than 30 years ago, the NEED Project began as a one-day celebration of energy education when National Energy Education Day was recognized by a Joint Congressional Resolution. In the same year, President Jimmy Carter issued a Presidential Proclamation stressing the need for comprehensive energy education in our schools, a reduction of our dependence of fossil fuels, and increasing use of renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency. Since its founding, NEED has kept its Kids Teaching Kids philosophy as a fundamental principle of NEED programming – encouraging students to explore, experiment and engage and encouraging teachers to embrace student leadership in the classroom. NEED trains and assists teachers in harnessing the energy of the classroom – the energy of students. NEED is expanding and evolving to best meet the needs of teachers and students – in the classroom and beyond. NEED students and teachers understand energy.
How making expands students' visions of themselves SmartBlogs The goal of maker education is not college and career preparation. The goals are deeper learning and authentic engagement, with an emphasis on turning learning over to the learner. However, making is the best college and career preparation that I have encountered, in part because it isn’t the core goal. Through making, students build their agency and find new passions. Lighthouse Community Charter School in Oakland, Calif., where I work, serves students from low-income communities.
TInkering Lab – Let's Play! Exposing children to danger may seem counterintuitive, but when done right, and with the support of caring adults, it is ultimately the best preparation we can give them for becoming resilient, thoughtful and capable human beings. Kids just don’t have enough “good danger” in their lives these days. No, really…Hear us out!